This actor has had another dramatic transformation

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

You can't ever accuse Christian Bale of not being dedicated to his movie roles.

Bale famously dropped a reported 63lbs to play a psychologically disturbed insomniac in The Machinist, and now he has gone in completely the other direction to play former US Vice President Dick Cheney.

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For the role in upcoming biopic Backseat, Bale looks to have gained a fair amount of weight to more accurately portray Cheney, with some dyed eyebrows to complete his transformation.

He has bulked up before for his most recognisable role as Batman in Christopher Nolan's celebrated trilogy, but we have a feeling Backseat will feature fewer fight scenes and general crime fighting.

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The biopic is due to start filming later this month, with Bale showing off his new look as he promotes his new movie Hostiles, revealing to Variety that he's "just been eating a lot of pies" for the weight gain.

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.

Backseat will look at Cheney's influence during the George Bush administration following the 9/11 attacks.

The movie is directed by Anchorman and The Big Short's Adam McKay and also stars Bill Pullman as 46th Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Steve Carell as former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Amy Adams as Cheney's wife Lynne.

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Last year, Bale dropped out of playing famous car manufacturer Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann's biopic, reportedly because he couldn't safely gain the weight to play the role in time.

Backseat does not yet have a release date.

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