Christian Bale looks almost unrecognisable after putting on weight and shaving head for Dick Cheney role

The actor previously said he had been eating 'a lot of pies'

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 14 November 2017 11:35
Christian Bale at the Hostiles photocall
Christian Bale at the Hostiles photocall

Christian Bale’s weight has fluctuated intensely for various movie roles, the actor losing over 62 pounds for The Machinist, and growing out a pot belly for American Hustle.

For an upcoming role, portraying Vice President Dick Cheney upcoming biopic Backseat, the Batman actor has once again pilled on the pounds.

Appearing at a Beverly Hills press conference for Hostiles, Bale sported a shaven head and was much bigger than before.

Christian Bale at the Hostiles photocall

Asked about putting on the weight at the Toronto Film Festival, Bale smirked and said: "I've just been eating a lot of pies.”

Backseat sees Bale reunite with The Big Short director Adam McKay and actor Steve Carell, who will play Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Christian Bale at the Hostiles photocall

Bale’s American Hustle co-star Amy Adams stars as Lynne Cheney, while Sam Rockwell and Bill Pullman will play George W. Bush and Nelson Rockefeller, respectively.

Cheney served as Bush's VP between 2001 and 2009 and was a key player in US foreign policy during that time, particularly with regards to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Meanwhile, Hostiles reaches cinemas before Backseat. Set in 1892, the film follows a US Army Captain — played by Bale — who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands.

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