Christian Bale can't be healthy

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    34ChristianBale_vss.jpg
    Details magThe Academy Awards might have to create a new category. Something snappy, like Actor in a Leading Role That Required a Holy-Crap, Totally Extreme, Balls-to-the-Wall Transformation. If you're counting, Christian Bale would have snagged three or four by now. In the past 10 years, the 37-year-old Brit has yo-yoed his physique in a way that gives hope to every man who is looking to re-engineer his body. Think of how Bale sculpted his six-foot, 185-pound frame for his iconic portrayal of Patrick Bateman in 2000's American Psycho. Three years later, he shed 63 pounds (daily diet: apples and coffee) to play a tortured factory worker in The Machinist. "I do like, very much, the notion of seeing how far you can push yourself," Bale said. No shit. Within five months he had packed on 100 pounds of muscle for Batman Begins. Then along came The Fighter: Subtract 30 pounds, Mr. Bale. No problem. For that performance, Hollywood did reward him, with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Gregory Joujon-Roche, founder of L.A.'s Holistic Fitness and a celebrity trainer, says that Bale's results require "incredible commitment—a complete manipulation of diet and training." Forget Method acting—this is metamorphic acting.


    People are talking about voluntary weight gain to obese levels just for "inspiring" other people. (Like that guy in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and that personal trainer)

    Christian Bale is like the ultimate yo-yo. Call it an educated hunch, but I don't think such weight fluctuations are healthy. There are all kinds of genes turned on when people gain weight or lose weight, and who knows if some of them do permanent damage? (e.g. malnutrition in utero is associated with obesity later on in life)

    Batman sequel coming...enough said.
  • BrownsTown

    Posts: 158

    Oct 23, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    His body in American Psycho ... there's a reason that I own that movie ...

    icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said34ChristianBale_vss.jpg
    Details magThe Academy Awards might have to create a new category. Something snappy, like Actor in a Leading Role That Required a Holy-Crap, Totally Extreme, Balls-to-the-Wall Transformation. If you're counting, Christian Bale would have snagged three or four by now. In the past 10 years, the 37-year-old Brit has yo-yoed his physique in a way that gives hope to every man who is looking to re-engineer his body. Think of how Bale sculpted his six-foot, 185-pound frame for his iconic portrayal of Patrick Bateman in 2000's American Psycho. Three years later, he shed 63 pounds (daily diet: apples and coffee) to play a tortured factory worker in The Machinist. "I do like, very much, the notion of seeing how far you can push yourself," Bale said. No shit. Within five months he had packed on 100 pounds of muscle for Batman Begins. Then along came The Fighter: Subtract 30 pounds, Mr. Bale. No problem. For that performance, Hollywood did reward him, with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Gregory Joujon-Roche, founder of L.A.'s Holistic Fitness and a celebrity trainer, says that Bale's results require "incredible commitment—a complete manipulation of diet and training." Forget Method acting—this is metamorphic acting.


    People are talking about voluntary weight gain to obese levels just for "inspiring" other people. (Like that guy in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and that personal trainer)

    Christian Bale is like the ultimate yo-yo. Call it an educated hunch, but I don't think such weight fluctuations are healthy. There are all kinds of genes turned on when people gain weight or lose weight, and who knows if some of them do permanent damage? (e.g. malnutrition in utero is associated with obesity later on in life)

    Batman sequel coming...enough said.
    icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    Didn't Robert De Niro do similar dramatic weight changes for his various film roles, and imperiled his health, by his own admission? I believe one of the first times was in Raging Bull when De Niro changed from young to older Jake La Motta, during the course of the filming. Another instance was his gaining weight to be Al Capone in The Untouchables.

    Not a good thing to do, I think.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    Probably not the healthiest thing to do, but it's not healthy to work 60-80 hours a week either as some people do..... the things we do for money! He's an actor... getting paid a lot to look a certain way. Part of the risk/benefit thing, I suppose!

    It doesnt seem though that he's gaining weight in terms of fat, which probably poses the bigger risk.. he goes from muscular to very thin. Which means he probably eats less and stops all exercise. Probably not amazing for you, but prob a lot better than gaining 50-100 lbs of fat.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 said
    It doesnt seem though that he's gaining weight in terms of fat, which probably poses the bigger risk.. he goes from muscular to very thin. Which means he probably eats less and stops all exercise. Probably not amazing for you, but prob a lot better than gaining 50-100 lbs of fat.


    That's not true. He says he runs a lot to lose the weight, besides just not eating as many calories (apples and coffee).
    http://movies.radiofree.com/interviews/themachi_christian_bale.shtml
    http://www.motleyhealth.com/celeb/christian-bales-workouts-for-the-fighter
    I do agree about the fat part...although I'm sure the muscle isn't without fat ("marbled"), since it took him a bare 5 months to gain 100 pounds for Batman Begins.
    http://www.motleyhealth.com/celeb/christian-bales-fitness-workouts-for-batman-the-dark-knight
    But I'm concerned about the starvation part...which might turn on some genes that lead to obesity later in life. Pure hunch on my part though since research shows that consistent decreased calories (not starvation though) prolongs the lives of mice. The refeeding can't be good though.

    And God only knows how many more neurons he starved to death.
    And the smoking! icon_evil.gif
  • kew1

    Posts: 1595

    Oct 23, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDidn't Robert De Niro do similar dramatic weight changes for his various film roles, and imperiled his health, by his own admission? I believe one the first times was in Raging Bull when De Niro changed from young to older Jake La Motta, during the course of the filming. Another instance was his gaining weight to be Al Capone in The Untouchables.

    Not a good thing to do, I think.


    I knew he gained a lot for Raging Bull,& that Matt Damon says he caused health problems losing 50+lbs for Courage Under Fire.
    I didn't know about Vincent D'onofrio in Full Metal Jacket.
    [url][/url]
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Ive always loved this guy and have been impressed with his ability to morph his body, plus hes one hell of an actor. I do however prefer guys a bit bigger than him but hes still impressive when he bulks up
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    There was an article similar to this that was printed in People magazine about five years ago on Tom Hanks and his crash diets. He lost a ton of weight in the early 1990s to play an AIDS patient in Philadelphia and then gained 40 lbs for his role in Castaway. It was interesting because they showed how his physical appearance (face mainly) has deteriorated over the years due to all the crash diets...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    hmm, actors buffing up like this must be among some of the top consumers of steroids.... 100 lbs in 5 months.... you can't do that without drugs
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    judoguy saidhmm, actors buffing up like this must be among some of the top consumers of steroids.... 100 lbs in 5 months.... you can't do that without drugs


    QFT!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    kew1 said


    I'm think that there is an optimal weight that people should be at in order to look their bests. Look at Matt Damon when he's skinny or Charlice Theron when she was fat, they were very unattractive. Well, Charlice was unattractive because of all that fake stuff they put on her face.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    What an asshole! The only thing that changes for me is the diameter of my belly icon_sad.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    I have same attraction to his body in Amer Psycho ---- but cant bring myself to see the movie cuz I think it's gonna be too sadistic.....is it the kinda movie where I know when to look away? Would love to see more of him...

    BrownsTown saidHis body in American Psycho ... there's a reason that I own that movie ...

    icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Meh.

    I hate the betch because he can do it a lot more easily (or so it seems).

    Meanwhile my private stock of belly fat and lower back fat doesn't wanna budge for anything - that shit is dug in like the Imperial Japanese Army at Iwo Jima.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 24, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    Cityaznguy said
    kew1 said




    The woman on this video sounds so pretentious and annoying.

    That is cool that he does that for his roles. He takes his job seriously.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 24, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Christian Bale is able to accomplish these amazing body morphs because he has nothing else to do but work on his body all day. It's his job as a Hollywood celebrity to present whatever image he's hired to create. He's not toiling at the office all day. He's not running PTA meetings. He's just eating and exercising to prepare for his role. Just about any of us could do that if we had the time and resources like he does.

    Not that I totally wouldn't tap that ass.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 24, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    The boy's willing to do what the role demands icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 22, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    Both physically AND mentally. LOL
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 22, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Not to mention the steroids.

    Plenty of celebrities who are even slightly muscled have used them.
  • neosyllogy

    Posts: 1714

    Nov 22, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    Actors chanigng their body for a role is something I often think about as a reminder of how much our physique really is just a choice.
    People who talk about how difficult or unattainable ____ body-type is are just to lazy to work for it (be that in the gym, in the kitchen, or at the stacks educating themselves).

  • Nov 22, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    SourceFour saidChristian Bale is able to accomplish these amazing body morphs because he has nothing else to do but work on his body all day. It's his job as a Hollywood celebrity to present whatever image he's hired to create. He's not toiling at the office all day. He's not running PTA meetings. He's just eating and exercising to prepare for his role. Just about any of us could do that if we had the time and resources like he does.

    Not that I totally wouldn't tap that ass.


    THANK you!
    Could you other guys please stop making slanderous and unsubstantiated comments about actors using steroids?!
    Actors, models, anyone in the entertainment biz understands that part of their JOB is to maintain a certain level of fitness and health...last time I checked, no one on steroids actually looks GOOD on HD film.