Christian Bale

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000324" title="Christian Bale" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/christian-bale-PECLB000324.topic">Christian Bale</a>, winner for supporting actor in "The Fighter," is known as an actor who takes physicality to a whole new level.  but he doesn't see it as a sacrifice.  "I just liked the character, it wasn't until a little bit later where I was like, 'How many fat crackheads do you see?' and [he realized he'd have to lose weight].  I didn't ever take acting classes. I always feel like I have to make up for that. I saw something one time, it was <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002336" title="Jimi Hendrix" href="/topic/entertainment/music/jimi-hendrix-PECLB002336.topic">Jimi Hendrix</a>. I just adore the guy's talent and just raw ability to just communiate through his guitar -- his finger just bleeding. I always said, 'That's it!' That inspires me. Whatever it takes."

( Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times / February 27, 2011 )

Christian Bale, winner for supporting actor in "The Fighter," is known as an actor who takes physicality to a whole new level. but he doesn't see it as a sacrifice. "I just liked the character, it wasn't until a little bit later where I was like, 'How many fat crackheads do you see?' and [he realized he'd have to lose weight]. I didn't ever take acting classes. I always feel like I have to make up for that. I saw something one time, it was Jimi Hendrix. I just adore the guy's talent and just raw ability to just communiate through his guitar -- his finger just bleeding. I always said, 'That's it!' That inspires me. Whatever it takes."

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