Few actors are as devoted to character transformation as Christian Bale, who has gained and lost incredible amounts of weight for many of his past roles. to go from former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice to racecar driver Ken Hill in Ford v Ferrari — Bale said he’s “done.” Bale said in December that he had “fun” gaining weight to play Cheney, and mostly just ate “a lot of pies” to do it. Along with switching weights for Vice and Ford v Ferrari, Bale has famously changed up his diets for 2004’s The Machinist, when he got down to just 120 lbs., before gaining 70 lbs. RELATED VIDEO: Christian Bale and Matt Damon On Friendship, Love and Fighting in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Bale also lost weight — and won an Academy Award — for his role as a heroin addict in 2010’s The Fighter, before adding a potbelly for 2013’s American Hustle.
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