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Christian Bale Strikes Back At The Fighter Critic

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At least this wasn't as bad as Christian Bale's Terminator: Salvation rant!

During an interview with the Australian edition of Empire Magazine, Bale got pret-ty heated while discussing criticism he's received for his "trademark weight loss" in The Fighter, as well as other films.

Here's what Bale had to say about it:

"To be honest, I find it laughable that it's considered to be some f****** gimmick - it's so patronizing. For God's sake, do people not understand what a pain it is to do? It's as though it's some comment about, 'Oh it's easy for him, because he's done it a bunch of times.' It's not easy, it's not fun - it's horrible."

"I would never pick to do that, but it's a part that I like and he's a welterweight and he's a crackhead. I don't know about you, but I've never seen a welterweight with any fat on him - or a crackhead. So it's just what you end up having to do.

"Somebody told me that somebody wrote something about my "trademark weight loss". I'd just like to p*** on that guy's shoes."

Okay, so urinating on footwear is not the MOST pleasant image, but we agree that it's kind of lame to criticize Bale for losing weight for films.

Bale's appearance DEF made him a more believable crackhead in The Fighter. Our biggest concern would be how such drastic changes in weight might affect his health.

Thoughts???

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22 comments to “Christian Bale Strikes Back At The Fighter Critic”



  1. 1

    I really dislike that charles manson beard.



  2. 2

    He should use some product on his beard.



  3. 3

    OLD. FUCKING. NEWS.

    British press got hold of this days ago Perez, call yourself a journo?



  4. 4

    He's right. It is important to look the part to be believable. On tv crime shows it is so common to see the druggy with perfect skin and teeth. Very unrealistic.



  5. 5

    I think Bale's an asshole, but he, and Melissa Leo, deserve Oscars for their performances. They (and Amy Adams) made The Fighter the best movie of 2010.



  6. 6

    Oh man, he looks like Charles Manson.



  7. 7

    Bale is bloody right. Tough as nails to lose weight and the pro that he is basically is obviates the fact that a crackhead is bloody unhealthy. In regard to Bale's health I suspect that losing weight when you are already svelte individual as he is is not a bad thing…eating less equates with longevity. Longue vie Christian!



  8. 8

    Did you see Christian Bale in the Machinist? He looked anorexic. He lost weight for that part too. He was sickly thin…scary!



  9. 9

    Christian Bale was absolutely fantastic in the Fighter. He made a good film near-great.

    More and more, it doesn't seem like it was much of a stretch that he excelled at playing an erratic and violent a-hole with self-destructive tendencies.



  10. 10

    Bale comes off as such an angry man but as an actor he is great.



  11. 11

    I used to love Bale, but I've lost all interest and respect for his since his Terminator rant.



  12. 12

    everytime this dick opens his mouth he gets uglier and uglier



  13. 13

    He needs to take a chill pill. I hope his wife is mellow because there is no way I could deal with this kind of guy.



  14. 14

    Comment no.7 is spot on. It is really annoying when people think your improved/changed physique comes easily and naturally, when in reality you have cut out everything from your diet and had hunger pangs for months, whilst living off chicken salad and lifting weights, etc. If it were so easy, the world wouldn't be getting more and more obese.



  15. 15

    They were right, he was going to do the stupid 'lose weight' trick until he got an oscar and it looks like he might have succeeded, last time wasn't so lucky for him.



  16. 16

    He is a great actor. Easily among the greatest of his generation. He takes his craft seriously. I respect that.



  17. 17

    C.B's weight loss in The Fighter was nothing compared to his weight loss in The Machinest….now that was scary skinny!!!!



  18. 18

    My dad was a crackhead and hes fat……



  19. 19

    Bale is an ass and he proves it everytime someone's not writing what he is saying. I didn't see the movie bc i heard it wasn't that great; no fighting. But even if it was, I still wouldn't have seen it because his attitude is a total turn off.



  20. 20

    Who cares what this self absorbed bully has to say???
    He is an ugly jerk!
    I avoid any movie that he is in!



  21. 21

    I say who the hell cares about his health? He showed what he is all about in his Terminator rant. He can die now and be replaced immediately. He is no Heath Ledger.



  22. 22

    I don't consider someone as a good actor who even needs to outact every single peace of furniture in the room and starving yourself close to death is not acting at all!!Hopefully,he won't get the Oscar for his performance in the fighter.This guy is just a pain in the a$$!