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Christian Bale is unrecognizable as Dick Cheney in first Vice trailer

Steven Adams
| Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Christian Bale (left) portrays Dick Cheney (right) in the upcoming Vice movie.
Christian Bale (left) portrays Dick Cheney (right) in the upcoming Vice movie.

Christian Bale doesn't look like Christian Bale.

The actor has gone bald and gained significant weight to look more like the former Vice President Dick Cheney he portrays in his latest film.

The new trailer for "Vice" gives us our first taste of Bale, 43, as the Washington insider who changed history as George W. Bush's vice president.

What's his weight-gain secret?

"I've just eaten a lot of pies, so far," he told Variety.

Bale's plump Cheney is a complete reversal of the underfed frame he had for "The Machinist" in 2004. He weighed just 120 pounds for that role.

"Vice" claims to tell the true story of Cheney's rise to power.

"Discover the untold true story that changed the course of history," reads that closing tag on the trailer.

Amy Adams costars as Cheney's wife Lynne Cheney, with Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush.

"Vice" comes to theaters on Christmas Day.

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