The Fighter, 2010
Just like his role in The Machinist, Bale lost weight to play Dicky Eklund, the drug-addicted brother of Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) in this David O. Russell-directed film. In an interview with Latino Review, Bale said he “was just running like crazy. I could just run for hours on end and I felt really healthy.” Bale stayed in character during filming of the movie, according to the New York Times, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
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