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Christian Bale: Sugar, Sugar...

Christian Bale: Sugar, Sugar...

Christian Bale dons a white boxing corner jacket with his character’s name emblazoned on the front pocket as he heads to the set of The Fighter on Tuesday afternoon (July 14) in Los Angeles.

In the movie, Christian plays boxer Dickie Eklund, whose most notable fight was on July 18, 1978 against Sugar Ray Leonard at the Hynes Memorial Auditorium in Boston, Mass. It looks like the real-life Sugar makes a cameo in the movie, he too was spotted on set (inset)!

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# 1

Nope….too easy

# 2
irish girl @ 07/14/2009 at 5:30 pm

I wonder how long it took him to drop the weight? It seems like he was just at a regular weight recently.

# 3

he looks ill!!!!

# 4

He looks horrible.. OK I get he wants to be a method actor.. but he is messing up his body. His hair is already thinning and he looks unfortunately like a cancer patient.. and that is a sad thing..

Matt Damon did this in that Jodie Foster/Denzel movie.. I can’t remember the title.. He said it messed up his organs. Same thing with Clooney when he gained weight ruined his back and knees…. Actors don’t need to go this far to convince the audience they are the character.. that is why they call it acting.

# 5

does he ever smile?

# 6

Stay calm, people! He lost about 30 pounds for the movie role. He lost the weight partly through a high-protein diet and partly through a rigorous boxing regimen. The hair has been thinned to look like he’s losing it. (Not from malnutrition.) Makeup is accentuating the gaunt look. This IS what a lot of actors do and have done through the years, from DeNiro on down to Matt Damon and Clooney. He’s playing the part of a former boxer turned drug addict. That’s the only reason he looks like this.

# 7

@ Irish Girl-you can see him slowly get thinner from the early part of the Terminator Salvation promo in late April until the end of the Public Enemies promo at the end of June. Looks like it took him close to 3 months, maybe less, but his natural weight seems to be lower than when he is bulked up for Batman or Terminator, so he was already pretty lean.

# 8

dang he looks scary thin for this role

# 9

Wow, he seems to have lost a lot of his weight really fast, that can’t be healthy. He looks like sh*t. I get that it’s for a role, but seriously….why?? Oh wait, I bet he has a few million reasons,lol…

Well I guess he is working for that Oscar nod..

@OMG: he never was nominated.
never for “american psycho”! he’s terrific
never for “the machinist”! he’s again skinnier
never for “rescue dawn”! skinny body,eat maggots,funny character
never for “the prestige”!
not for “Public enemies”! it’ll be Johnny Depp
Why now? he does what he always does. Every other actor yet should be nominated,not him.Hollywood and Oscar dislike him,it’s all

wow! it’s true, bale will be in a “boxing” movie. he and mark walberg have been watching Manny PACMAN Paqcuio training! do ya think he picked up some of his moves?

bale…..friggin’ awesome actor! =D

Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it Baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah

Looks like he’s trying to be Sam Rockwell with that hairline, etc.

this isnt in la, its in lowell, ma…about a half hour out of boston. the movie is being filmed there which makes sense b/c ward and eckland are from there

Velvet Goldminee @ 07/14/2009 at 8:35 pm

So true……lol

Well.. at least now people can stop saying his wife isn’t good looking enough for him

Gross. That cannot be healthy. I don’t think it’s worth risking your health for a movie role.

He should wear that shirt all the time. Or just change his legal name to that. Either way, it’s quite fitting.

hollister @ 07/14/2009 at 9:55 pm

im sorry i never could understand the appeal……….very average looking !!!!

deraj tsuj @ 07/14/2009 at 10:06 pm

he stole nick cage’s hair

angie&brad @ 07/14/2009 at 10:25 pm

He’s not hot at all and this sounds like another boring intense performance by Bale. Im so happy Brad Pitt pass up on this role because its not worth risking your health and your life and with the case of Bale he torments his body constantly.

aaawww SUGA SUGA honey! i dunno…
anyway, I don’t c the appeal of Bale. I don’t find him attractive and his personality sucks! And he goes back and forth btw his UK & american accents. Pick one, cause it makes u seem like a weirdo. And may I advise you pick ur NATIVE accent. He seems mean-spirited. And not in any masculine, tough guy way. But in that psycho Tom Cruise way where he calls that NBC Today Show host “GLIB”. I don’t expect him to be cheery. Bales’s just BORING. Insenstive nut. He’s not “intense”. He’s UNAPPEALING. I still can’t believe they cast him as Batman… of all the men… they couldn’ve picked Wentworth Miller for Batman.
These casting agents should be fired and new ones should be recruited.
I’m still not over the fact they cast that other weirdo for Robin Hood… See, I can’t even remember that Australian … New Zealand… whatever actor’s name. He’s another one who HITS. Violent, tempermental actors. Need to keep ur testosterone in check.
Oh yea, Russel Crowe….

I hope he just puts the weight back and looks yummy again soon enough.. still remember his AMAZING transition from the Machinist to Batman Begins…. WOW

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