Who knew Christian Bale could look like Dick Cheney? The actor’s spot-on transformation into the former vice president is revealed in the first trailer for Vice, which was released on Wednesday, October 3.
“Well, George, I’m a CEO of a large company and I have been secretary of defense and I have been White House chief of staff,” Cheney responds. “The vice presidency is a mostly symbolic job. However, if we came to a different understanding, I can handle the more mundane jobs: overseeing bureaucracy, military, energy and foreign policy.”
Bush laughs and replies, “Yeah. Right. I like that!”
The film chronicles Cheney’s road from a Washington bureaucrat to his time working with the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and ultimately Bush.
Bale, 44, who lost 60 pounds for his role in 2004’s The Machinist before bulking back up for 2005’s Batman Begins, packed on 40 pounds to play Cheney. He also shaved his head and bleached his eyebrows.
“I’ve just eaten a lot of pies so far,” the Oscar winner quipped during an interview with Variety in September 2017.
Vice hits theaters on Tuesday, December 25.
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