Prosthodontics could work for an average screen lion – like Gary Oldman, who won the Oscar for best actor this year for putting on a thick suit in Darkest Hour – but not Christian Bale. To play Dick Cheney, the political orchestrator who plots behind George W. Bush in Vice (19459004) by Adam McKay (19459004) (outside Christmas), Bale stomped on 40 pounds of pudge. In a few stray, shirtless shots scattered throughout the movie, we watch the man hug his stomach. Gone are the toned muscles that Bale built at Dark Knight in the Batman films of Christopher Nolan, which were replaced by a trembling tea hog. It is the body of a superhero who has gone to seed.
But that's just Bale, who is Bale. In almost 20 years he has made a name for himself, in part thanks to his willingness to adapt his body like fleshy clay to the needs of his characters: [1
The Machinist 2004: Bale faded to play the incredibly thin insomniac Trevor Reznik.  Batman Begins 2005: Filming on the first Bat-Nolan's film took place half a year after . The machinist was over, so Bale brought back Mainline Food's body mass and then turned it into a Caped Crusader muscle through intense weightlifting.  Rescue Dawn 2006: Werner Herzog shot the narrative Active Version of his documentary from 1997 The little Dieter has to fly vice versa: his actors accepted Weight and resumed it during the entire production, which means that Bale yo-yo at the beginning fell back on the skin bone once again .
The Dark Knight 2008: More Batman, more muscle.
The Fighter ] 2010: After Bale had taken so many unnecessary health risks to the arts, Bale finally won recognition for self-destruction with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter . Here he played Dicky Eklund, the drug-dependent half-brother of boxer Mickey Ward. Obviously, Bale fell thanks to his work on The Machinist .
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Night.
American Hustle 2013: Excessive weight gain sounds way better than excessive weight loss. American Hustle became Bale mainly nourished by Cheeseburger.