Christian Bale packs on the pies for a new role playing a vice president of USA video


Throw your mind back to Christian Bale walking around shirtless in American Psycho, or working out on Batman - and now check out his latest photos.

That's the result of eating too many pies, deliberately. The weight gain is part of a new role the actor is taking on playing George W Bush's Vice-President Dick Cheney in the biopic Backseat.

Bale was barely recognisable at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

Christian Bale attends the 'Hostiles' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales ...
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Christian Bale attends the 'Hostiles' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre.

When asked how he piled on the pounds, Bale told reporters: "I've just been eating a lot of pies."

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Transforming his body to meet movie roles is nothing new for the 43-year-old actor.

Christian Bale ate pies to help him gain weight for his new movie role.

Christian Bale ate pies to help him gain weight for his new movie role.

In 2004 he lost nearly 30 kilograms by eating only an apple and a can of tuna a day for The Machinist.

He bulked up muscle mass for American Psycho and the Dark Knightfilms, and gained a pot belly in American Hustle.

Cheney served as Bush's VP between 2001 and 2009.

Former US vice president Dick Cheney must have been over the moon that Christian Bale was playing his character.
Reuters

Former US vice president Dick Cheney must have been over the moon that Christian Bale was playing his character.

The film is also to star Steve Carell (who also co-starred in The Big Short') as the former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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Christian Bale was seen at Los Angeles International Airport a few kilos heavier than usual.
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Christian Bale was seen at Los Angeles International Airport a few kilos heavier than usual.

 - Stuff

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