Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld – American Hustle (2013)
“I’m going out for dinner with Carmine and the wives out in Camden.”
Bale had to gain an impressive 43 pounds to play as Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle. To accomplish this, he ate pretty much whatever he could get his hands on, including a ton of cheeseburgers and donuts.
His daughter (then 8 years old) loved to tease him about his new rotund figure and his bald head. It was reported that he also herniated a disc in his back while giving the character a slouched posture, which lowered his actual height by 3 inches.