Christian Bale gained almost 20kg to play Dick Cheney in a new movie — and he looks completely unrecognisable

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images and Annapurna PicturesChristian Bale is completely different as Dick Cheney.
  • Christian Bale gained 40 pounds (18kg) to play former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice.”
  • He looks unrecognisable in the first look at the movie.

Christian Bale went the extra mile to transform into former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice.”

The 44-year-old actor is unrecognisable in the first trailer for the upcoming movie about Cheney’s political rise.

In an interview with CBS’s “This Morning,” Bale said he worked with a nutritionist to healthily gain 40 pounds for the role.

“It was the first time in my life that I realised I had to do this in a smart way,” he said. “I’ve lost weight, I’ve gained weight, [but] I never went to a nutritionist in my life. It was the first time that I said, ‘You know what? I better really do this the right way.'”

He also had his head shaved every day and bleached and plucked his eyebrows.

Amy Adams is playing Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell is Donald Rumsfeld, and Sam Rockwell is George W. Bush in the movie.

“Vice” will hit theatres December 25.

Watch the trailer below.

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