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14 Stars Who Gained Major Weight for Roles, From Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’ to Christian Bale in ‘Vice’ (Photos)

14 Stars Who Gained Major Weight for Roles, From Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’ to Christian Bale in ‘Vice’ (Photos)

Daniel Day-Lewis may go to extreme lengths as a method actor when it comes to portraying physically handicapped individuals or Abraham Lincoln, but that level of dedication may not be as readily obvious to the average observer. The typical movie goer takes notice when an actor goes through such a physical transformation that you can hardly recognize them. The most recent double-take moment was in the trailer for Jay Roach’s “Vice,” in which Christian Bale, you know, Batman, plays Vice President Dick Cheney. Yeah, we couldn’t believe it either. This isn’t the first time Bale put on — or lost — a lot of weight for a part. Here are some other actors who went through similar bulk ups all for a role.

Christian Bale – “American Hustle

While Christian Bale turned some heads for getting dangerously thin for his part in “The Machinist,” even Robert De Niro didn’t

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