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Christian Bale

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." Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times