Christian Bale's Dramatic Weight Loss For 'The Machinist' Was The Product Of A Script Typo

October 10, 2014 2:19 PM

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Christian Bale shed more than 60 pounds for his role in the 2004 psychological thriller "The Machinist," but according to his co-star, Michael Ironside, that dramatic weight loss wasn’t even intentionally scripted.

As Ironside explained in a HuffPost Live interview about his new film, "Extraterrestrial," the writer behind "The Machinist" had written the part for someone significantly shorter and hadn’t adjusted the weight description in the script to reflect Bale’s six-foot stature -- but Bale welcomed the cha...

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