Christian Bale slummed it up this summer in the by-all-accounts dreadful Terminator Salvation (I say “by all accounts” because I didn’t bother seeing it), then gave a nondescript performance as a G-Man in Public Enemies.
These parts may not have satisfied Christian’s need to go completely balls-to-the-wall in transforming himself, but that shouldn’t be a problem with his new role, that of a crackhead former boxer in The Fighter, which is set to hit movie screens in 2011. For that part, Christian has shed a bunch of weight, and had most of the hair apparently pulled out of his scalp.
Well that’s great, but is he willing to slice himself with a razor blade like Mickey Rourke did for The Wrestler? I imagine that, for an Oscar nomination, Bale would do just about anything, except project human warmth (we all have our limitations).Tags: christian bale, Mickey Rourke