The Batman star, 43, looked unrecognisable with balding white hair and aged skin as he walked around the Los Angeles set in a hospital robe.The Oscar-winning actor, who said he ate 'lots of pies' to bulk up, displayed a fuller physique to play Cheney in the biopic, written and directed by Adam Mc Kay.In 2004, he lost five stone to play emaciated insomniac Trevor Reznik in The Machinist by barely sleeping and surviving on a diet of coffee and apples.
He is preparing to play ex-Vice President Dick Cheney in the upcoming biopic Backseat.
And Christian Bale's preparations are proving his levels of dedication as he has been gaining weight for the part, as illustrated when he stepped out on Tuesday, showing his fuller frame and also his bleached eyebrows.
This comes 13 years after the 43-year-old Batman star lost nearly 60lbs for his cult hit movie The Machinist.
Fuller frame: Christian Bale's preparations are proving his levels of dedication as he has been gaining weight for the part, as illustrated when he stepped out on Tuesday, showing his fuller frame and also his bleached eyebrows He has both gained and lost weight several times over his career for his film roles.
Appearance: Shortly before his workout was at the Telluride Film Festival with his new film, Hostiles, and to receive a special award on Saturday.
All eyes were on his new look as he arrived at the event in the Rocky Mountain resort in Colorado Cheney, now 76, served under President George W.
The drama is centred around Cheney's career as George W.
Bush's second in command and his policies which have shaped the world.
He shed almost 60lbs for the cult film The Machinist in 2004 and bulked up by gorging on doughnuts for months for his 2013 flick American Hustle.
And Christian Bale proved his dedication to his roles once again on Thursday, as he showed off his fuller figure to play ex-Vice President Dick Cheney in the upcoming biopic Backseat.
But the star was out-of-shape with a pot belly for the 2013 movie American Hustle.