Christian Bale Unrecognizable In Latest Role: Bald, Bearded, Weight Gain For ‘American Hustle’ [PHOTOS]
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Christian Bale has been spotted looking unrecognizable after undergoing a drastic physical transformation for his latest role.
Christian Bale, 35, was spotted at the Los Angeles International Airport with a completely shaved head and beard, according to the Daily Mail. He had also gained weight.
Bale was with wife Sibi Blazic and their daughter Emmeline, 8.
The transformation is for Bale’s latest role as real-life con man Melvin Weinberg in the crime drama “American Hustle,” directed by David O. Russell. The film is set in New York in the 1970s and also stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Louis CK.
The movie is based loosely on a real FBI mission, the Abscam sting, which was responsible for the conviction of six Congressmen on charges of bribery and conspiracy.
Bale’s character, Melvin Weinberg, was hired by the FBI to help run the sing. He and his partner (Amy Adams) work with the feds to track down other cons, mobsters, and politicians.
According to Zap2It, Jennifer Lawrence also underwent a makeover for the movie – by changing her hair.
The “Silver Lining Playbook” star was spotted with an elaborately coiffed blonde updo for her role as Bale’s character’s wife.
Bale was earlier spotted with a different look, also for the film – he sported a comb-over and red aviators. The new look shows that Bale’s character changes his appearance in the movie, perhaps due to a time lapse.
Bale has become known for his dramatic physical transformations for roles, including losing 60 pounds for “The Machinist” in 2002.
“American Hustle” will premiere in theaters on December 25, 2013.
May 20, 2013 04:54 PM EDT