Christian Bale uses his weight to get into roles so often that we might start thinking that's his true talent instead of the whole acting thing — but then we remember he's Christian Bale and that he's SUPER RAD at acting and we stop questioning him!
Seriously though, if you talk about tailoring weight to roles, Christian is the first actor to pop in your head! He lost SIXTY pounds for the Machinist, got ripped for Batman, then dropped it all again for the Fighter.
For American Hustle he GAINED 43 pounds! And here's how he did it:
"I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers and whatever I could get my hands on. I literally ate anything that came my way. I was about 185 and went up to 228. I'm still working it off."
It sounds like a dream job until you realize he has to lose it again! That's gotta be tough!
We wonder if he'd like to ever shoot a movie as his normal handsome self!
He even cut off all his hair so he could play a balding man who glues and hairsprays a toupee onto his head! How could his real-life wife, Sibi Blazic (of 13 years!) ever approve of that??
"She's seen me in many different, hideous guises, and she tolerates me no matter how I look. I'm grateful to have a very patient and loving wife. [My daughter] found it funny. Having a big old gut and a bald head, she would slap it and tease me. She had lots of fun and found it amusing."
We can't wait to see the movie, but we also can't wait to see you healthy again!
Good luck on the weight loss, Christian!
[Image via WENN.]