The very essence of the acting profession involves the transformation of actors in different characters sometimes so opposite in character and appearance, which can be difficult to find an actor, hiding behind the appearance of a particular character.
The changes that need to be made to the exterior of the artist are very different, starting with the most innocent - weight change, drastic change of hairstyle, ending the radical metamorphosis of the image thanks to modern technology applying makeup.
Many beautiful actresses of our time received the highest awards for the role, where they had to transform into a rather ugly characters. For example, Nicole Kidman won an Oscar for her role as writer Virginia Woolf, as well as Charlize Theron for her role as a serial killer in "Monster." Charlene was not only disfigured makeup, but she still had to get better at 14 kilograms and wearing colored contact lenses.
Christian Bale during his career several times deeply immersed in the role, significantly changing its appearance. But external change is just another way to convey to the viewer the inner world of the hero, the main job is helping him make a brilliant acting talent and emotional experience of the characters' lives.
Let's see how Bale varied from film to film, going through all the dimensions and shape of the body.
Seventeen Christian appeared in the usual way in the musical "Sellers of news." His hero with a scarf around his neck so professionally singing and dancing, which was nominated for "The young actor».
"Velvet Goldmine" in 1998. One of the most subtle and graceful transformation in the career of Christian. This film is about glam rock shows the artist as already completely adult. A man who uses shadows sometimes, but it makes a courageous deeds.
"American Psycho" in 2000. For the role of a maniac killer and Bale had to get some muscle. On the creation of sculptural forms, he spent four months working out in the gym for three hours six times a week.
"The Machinist" in 2004. One of his most famous roles. Bail had to get rid of your athletic shape and lose 26 kg in just four months. His diet consisted of water, coffee, and apple in one day.
"Batman. Home »2005. Before the actor faced with the task to gain weight in a short period in order to portray the invincible Batman in all its glory. Bale switched to high-carbohydrate diets, and returned to a three-hour training. He scored 27 kg before the film and another 18 kg at the time of the shooting. MTV has received an award as "Best Hero».
"Rescue Dawn" in 2006. Already being a professional in the field of weight control, Bale easily lose ten kilos for the role of a hero who has to endure hardship in order to survive. Excellent make-up, showing the last stage of exhaustion, made it very realistic way.
"Terminator. Salvation "in 2009. The new loop in a roller coaster of weight change. In order to successfully deal with the uprising of machines, the film needed an actor who has a sufficient amount of muscle. Bale went back to them in the gym.
"Fighter" in 2010. To play a cocaine-dependent former boxer, Bale had to do intense cardio exercise in order to throw off the weight and reliably portray a drug addict. He received Oscar, Golden Globe and was generally treated kindly by critics for this role.
"Batman. Return of the Legend "in 2013. Christian Bale's body can vary as much as necessary, unlike Batman, who must always look athletic and muscular. It was for the role of the third part of the trilogy Bale again build muscle.
"From hell" in 2013. Farewell muscles, welcome the bone. From the actor took over, once again, much to lose weight for the role of the tortured and driven into the working of the plant.
"American Hustle" 2013. As a result, Bale had to string up and start to have a lot to take the "correct" form for the role of a rogue. Actor lean on the wrong food, mostly on cheeseburgers and added 20 kg.
"Exodus" in 2014. As a matter of fact, no one knows exactly how much weight was with Moses, so Cristian simply returned to its usual standard-weight and slim appear in Ridley Scott.
Christian Bale is one of the most popular and highly paid actors and all his suffering is more than rewarded as the love of the public and fees.