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Anaconda, Apple, and Batman: Christian Bale weight loss and weight gain On the left is Christian Bale in the 2004 film The Machinist- the film he did before being cast as Batman in Batman Begins. Check out (The Machinist) if you get a chance. It's one of Bale's best performances. He took up smoking to help curb his appetite when he was crash-dieting for The Machinist. He wanted to drop down to 100 pounds, but the director said no out of fear that his health could be in too much jeopardy. Bale drank one cup of black unsweetened coffee, and ate one can of tuna or one apple each day- for 4 months prior to filming. On the DVD featurette, he said he found that his weakened condition caused problems such as having trouble running because he litterally had no leg muscles left. He then started eating both the apple & tuna on days he would be shooting a phyhical scene. His 63-pound weight loss is one of the most drastic for any actor-actress in film history. Director (Brad Anderson) had planned on using some CGI to thin Bale out and was shocked & impressed when he saw Bale's appearance on the first day of shooting knowing he wouldn't need CGI. After Bale was cast as Bruce Wayne-Batman, he was told to get as big as possible. Bale underwent a 6 month dietary and exercise regimen and ended up weighing about 220 pounds- 40 pounds above his normal weight, and 100 pounds from what he weighed in The Machinist. It was decided that Bale had become too large. Friends of his and some of the film crew dubbed him "Fatman". He quickly shed about 20 pounds to have a leaner, more muscular frame. Bale described the experience as an unbearable physical ordeal ☆ BatmanBegins ChristianBale ChristopherNolan ChrisNolan Nolanverse TheBatman BruceWayne GothamCity TheMachinist BradAnderson TrevorReznik TheDarkKnight DarkKnight TheDarkKnightRises DarkKnightRises TDK TDKR DcMovies DcFilms DcMovie DcFilm DcComics DcMultiverse DcComicsFan CapedCrusader TheCapedCrusader DcFans DcComicsUniverse DcComicsUnited DcUniverse

On the left is Christian Bale in the 2004 film The Machinist- the film he did before being cast as Batman in Batman Begins. Check out (The M...

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