The actor shaved his head and gained almost 40 pounds for the biopic, which chronicles Cheney's role in the George W. Bush White House.
Christian Bale is playing Dick Cheney in the Adam McKay movie "Vice". Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt are among the film's producers. The vice presidency is a mostly symbolic job. Let us know how you feel about it in the comments section.
"Vice" is scheduled to be released on December 25.
To prepare for the role, Bale underwent a dramatic transformation that included putting on weight. When asked how he piled on the pounds during a film festival sit down with Variety, Bale said, "I've just eaten a lot of pies". In American Psycho, Bateman was a petty sociopath who brandished business cards like rapiers; Bale's Cheney is a monster with global ambitions. As co-star Steve Carrell, who plays former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Collider, Bale even tried to alter his neck's appearance to make his appearance more authentic. He previously won an Oscar for his leading performance in The Fighter.
The trailer includes a scene showing Cheney chatting with former President George W. Bush, played by Sam Rockwell. He also was imbued with more power than any vice president in history, which is all the more impressive given he was employed by the Bush campaign in 2000 to find the best candidates for vice president. and then settled on himself. The film should serve as a helpful reminder that, while Trump is a menace, the White House is no strangers to monsters, and Cheney might have been the worst of them all.