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Christian Bale Has Packed On The Pounds For His New Movie

If you looked up "method actor" in the dictionary, there should be a photo of Christian Bale.

The Dark Knight star is the King of throwing himself wholeheartedly into his roles; he famously lost close to 30 kilos for 2003's The Machinist, shocking viewers with a skeletal frame achieved by sticking to "water, an apple and one cup of coffee per day."

Six months later, though, he had packed it all back on again - and then some - bulking up 45 kilos for his lead role in Batman Begins with a high-protein diet and plenty of hectic gym time.

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And now he's back at it again, stepping out at the Toronto International Film Festival looking close-to-unrecognisable with a heavier frame and dyed eyebrows.

The transformation is for his upcoming biopic Backseat, in which Bale takes on the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the years following 9/11.

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According to Variety, Bale's "trick" for putting on the weight isn't so much as a trick as something we do on the regular - he ate a lot of pies.

Sounds like a heck of a lot more fun than that apple-a-day stuff, right?

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