Christian Bale – Celebrity Body Transformations

Christian Bale – Celebrity Body Transformations

Mr Bale is one of those stars who takes his craft extremely seriously, God forbid anyone who interrupts one of his shoots as it has been well documented that he has had many on set meltdowns over the years, but apart from that Mr Bale also takes his body transformations very seriously.

So maybe the best way to see his body of work, pun intended is to look at the many bodies of Mr Bale throughout some of his movies.

American Psycho (2000)

To play a psychotic or maybe not so psychotic Patrick Bateman, Mr Bale put in a lot of effort to come in super lean.

Reign of Fire (2002)

Mr Bale yet again bought a great muscular physique to the big screen.

The Machinist (2004)

Mr Bale lost over 60 pounds to play a character that suffered from insomnia and as a result had a withered body. Unfortunately for Mr Bale the roles were meant for someone much shorter and a typo in the script and role package lead him to believe that he needed to lose so much weight, apparently eating only soups, others have accuses him of also using weight loss drugs and other diuretics to lose so much weight, Either way he looked very unhealthy and his doctors where worried that he could do irreversible harm dropping to around 120 pounds.

Batman begins (2005)

Only a few months after the movie The Machinist (2004) Mr Bale had to drastically bulk up to play Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, apparently Mr Bale went a little overboard with the bulk and many people told him they weren’t shooting fat man so he lost a little weight to play the iconic super hero.

Here’s the thing though nobody can go from that 2004 state of muscle waste that was seen in The Machinist and then bounce back within a few months to that sort of muscle gain below, no muscle memory doesn’t cut it, it’s obvious that steroids, peptides and growth hormones (HGH) where used.

Rescue Dawn (2006)

Again Mr Bale would lose a considerable amount of weight to play a malnutritioned prisoner held by the Vietcong.

The Dark Night (2008)

Mr Bale would regain that muscular look to play Bruce Wayne again.

The Fighter (2010)

Bale once again lost a considerable amount of weight to play Dicky Eklund who battled a drug addiction.

It’s clear to see that Mr Bale’s body of work is impressive going far beyond what most actor’s would endure to secure a role and to build a wonderful legacy.

Categories: Male Celebrities

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