Christian Bale thanks Satan at the Golden Globes for inspiring his performance as Dick Cheney in 'Vice'

  • Christian Bale on Sunday night won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy for playing former Vice President Dick Cheney in the movie “Vice.”
  • During his acceptance speech, he thanked Satan.

Christian Bale got up onstage at the Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday night and carried out the usual thank-yous that most do upon receiving an award – spouse, kids, cast, crew, producer, Satan.

Well, that last one probably has never been thanked in an acceptance speech before, but while accepting his Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance as former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s “Vice,” Bale apparently felt it was right to thank the devil.

ViceAnnapurna PicturesChristian Bale as Dick Cheney in ‘Vice.’

“Thank you Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale jokingly said in one of the more entertaining acceptance speeches on Sunday.

He also said the only reason he got the role was that he could be “absolutely charisma-free.” Admittedly, his portrayal of Cheney in the unique biopic is as rigid and stiff as most of the footage you probably have seen of the real Cheney – which is why it’s so great.

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Bale also teased playing another major Republican political figure for his next role – “So Mitch McConnell next?” calling out the Senate majority leader from Kentucky.

It’s probably a joke, but given the way he transformed into Cheney for “Vice,” anything is possible.

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