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Christian Bale's Birthday: His Incredible Body Transformations

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It is the birthday of one of the most talented actors in Hollywood, Christian Bale. The handsome and brilliant English star turns 41 today.

Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). In 2000, he garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

One of the best features of this actor is that he goes to great lengths to portray characters in film perfectly. We can't forget the incredible transformation that we saw of Christian Bale in 'The Machinist'. Although the actor did not win and Oscar, his makeover and acting skills made him a talented star who tries to keep it original. Bale lost 63 pounds (28.5 kg) to play the role of Trevor Reznik the psychological thriller movie.

Christian Bale became a worldwide sensation after starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's 'Batman Begins' in 2005. His greater commercial recognition and acclaim just kept spreading further with Batman movies from the franchise, 'The Dark Knight' (2008) and 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012).

Bale got his first Academy Award for Best Supporting actor for his performance as Dicky Eklund in the biopic 'The Fighter' in 2010. Even for this movie, Bale had lost weight and was only 66 kgs.

Christian Bale received his second Academy Award nomination, his first in the Best Actor category for his performance in American Hustle. For his role as Irving Rosenfeld, Christian Bale donned belly pot and a different look.

As it is the birthday of Christian Bale, here are some of the major transformations on-screen which left us speechless.

The Machinist

We can't forget the incredible transformation that we saw of Christian Bale in The Machinist. Bale lost 63 pounds (28.5 kg) to play the role of Trevor Reznik the psychological thriller movie in 2005.

Batman Begins

Within a year, Bale built up his body and put on weight for the muscle mass so as to play Batman on-screen in 2006.

Rescue Dawn

For Rescue Dawn, Christian Bale weighed 61 kgs in 2006.

The Dark Knight

Now the Batman returns again and we got to see a new look of Christian Bale. He was more built and weighed 86 kgs.

The Fighter

For his role as Dickie Eklund in 2010's hit release, The Fighter, Christian Bale was again lean and looked completely different on-screen. He weighed 66 kgs then and even won Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards to name a few for his performance.

The Dark Knight Rises

After The Fighter, Bale put on weight again to portray Bruce Wayne once more in the final installment of Christopher Nolan's movie. Bale reportedly weight 90 kgs then.

American Hustle

After a series of weight loss and weight gain and weight loss again, Bale got to junk and put on 43 lbs. to play a '70s con artist in the Abscam themed movie in 2013.

Exodus Gods and Kings

Finally, Christian Bale is back to his previous body and lost his belly fat in 2014 release, Exodus.

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