Christian Bale isn’t exactly the most “normal” guy out there.
Of course, you have to be a little off in order to pull some of the wild transformations that Bale has in his acting career. From a meth-addled, underweight, shell of a man in The Machinist, to a sturdy and strong Bruce Wayne in the Dark Knight series, Bale mesmerized with his ability to shape-shift in his roles.
We obviously would be remiss to mention that he also gained an enormous amount of weight to portray former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, a movie that garnered him a Golden Globe award just last night.
During Bale’s acceptance speech, the actor was able to deliver quite the insult to the former VP, thanking “Satan” as his inspiration in the role, with Bale implying that the dark lord and Cheney were one in the same.
That sucker punch had Liz Cheney furious.
“Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,” Cheney wrote, accompanied by an Independent article from 2008 detailing Bale’s arrest for allegedly assaulting a mother and sister following the European premiere of The Dark Knight.
Bale’s thoughts on Cheney are certainly malleable, depending on the room he’s entertaining, however.
Despite his harsh words on Sunday, Bale previously praised the former vice president for his devotion to his family and his desire to learn.
“He was a wonderful family man — he’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history,” Bale told Fox News last month. ”He was very laid-back. He would have been very happy to be a lineman in Wyoming if he hadn’t met Lynne, who said to him, ‘No, that doesn’t cut it. You need some ambition.’ What would have been if they hadn’t met?”
Maybe for his next role, Bale could play a mute.