Christian Bale transforms himself into Vice President Dick Cheney in the new film chronicling how he went from bureaucratic Washington insider to the most powerful man in the country as VP to George W. Bush.
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Man Christian Bale is unrecognizable here..If I didn’t already know it was him I would have never guessed besides some recognizable gestures he does. He always goes all out no matter what shape he needs to be. Skinny, Muscles, Overweight.
Congrats on the performance etc, but I find these films where they get actors 15 years too young for the part (because stardom = $) and cover them in prostetics a little too uncanny valley and farcical to be believable, I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Steve Carrell, and I'm sure Bale went all method again etc, but c'm'on, why not just get two equally talented senior actors for the parts ? It's like when they got Kevin Spacey to play an 80-year-old man in All the Money in the World (before eventually cutting him out of the film,) sure, he's a great actor, but why the ageism ? It's almost like blackface to me. I buy Sam Rockwell as Bush, though, since he's actually about the right age to play him at that time.
How is Christian Bale able to play characters who are 100 pounds underweight or 100 pounds overweight? It is crazy how this dude hasn't suffered a stroke or a heart attack because of the amount of weight he has had to shed/gain for his roles.
I think just like bordem in Prestige there are triplets in Bale family. One normal christian bale, other super skinny bale and the other third one fatso bale.. Each one of them get casted by separate director. Nolan loves normal bale. Adam McKay loves fatso bale and Brad Anderson loves skinny bale
The Genius Who Invented Economics Blogging Reveals How He Got Everything Right And Whats Coming Next.
Bill McBride, Calculated Risk The economics blogosphere was invented in early 2005 by a retired technology executive in Southern California named Bill McBride.
Thank God for that, because his blog, Calculated Risk, has been an invaluable and influential read for numerous reasons.
For one thing, its always been right. In its early days, when we all started reading it, it was way ahead of the curve in terms of warning about the housing bubble, horrible bank lending practices, and generally the economic collapse. From his perch in Newport Beach, CA he could see first hand the people taking out loans worth 10x their income, filling their Inland Empire garages with Harleys and Boats that they obviously couldnt afford.
But unlike many other bloggers who made a name during the crisis, he didnt stick with the doom and gloom message. He started making arguments for a GDP rebound in 2009.
Then in February of this year, he made his most important call: He announced: The Housing Bottom Is Here . McBride had officially come full circle from his days warning of housing collapse. Today, 8 months later, the housing bottom is becoming general consensus.
In addition to being correct on the economy, Calculated Risk has imparted the internet with other good practices, such as dutifully charting out the data, and examining data in an impartial, apolitical, non-hysterical manner.