Christian Bale’s Body Has Achieved Its Final Form as Dick Cheney
Some actors are chameleons who disappear into their roles — like Gary Oldman and his prosthetics, or Daniel Day-Lewis and his prestigious method Acting. But only one actor has a body that’s capable of transforming into myriad shapes and sizes, shrinking and expanding itself, seemingly at will, to inhabit any number of roles. That actor is Christian Bale, and for his latest experiment in testing the boundaries of good health, he’s morphed his oft-chiseled physique into a squishy human-shaped cushion to portray former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Bale is reuniting with Adam McKay for Backseat, which explores Cheney’s contributions (or detriments) to American politics during his tenure as Vice President to George W. Bush. We’ve already caught a glimpse of Bale’s bod in progress, but it now appears that the actor has achieved his final form. Dick Cheney, or white collar prison inmate who wants to know if you’re going to finish those mashed taters? You be the judge:
An oval-shaped bod to match the Oval Office. How’s that for commitment? Bale is quite famous for his shape-shifting abilities: He lost a ton of weight for The Machinist and immediately whiplashed his body into a muscle-bound brick house for Batman Begins, and, lest we forget, he graced us with his glorious potbellied form as a comb-over aficionado in American Hustle.
Bale looks super proud of his body’s latest iteration in these photos, but more than that he looks happy — and why shouldn’t he be? The dude’s high AF on carbs and dairy. You’ve had pizza, right? You know how it goes.
Backseat also stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Alison Pill as Mary Cheney and Tyler Perry as Colin Powell. McKay’s latest is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018.