Christian Bale looks buff & hairy in New Orleans: would you hit it?

Christian Bale

Christian Bale and his incredibly ripped arms pushed a baby carriage through the New Orleans airport on Saturday. He’s in town to shoot The Big Short. At first I didn’t recognize him at all! Bale’s hair has grown a lot since the disastrous Exodus promotional tour, and he put on a lot of muscle very quickly. This is one of Bale’s very favorite things to do — gain or lose weight in between movie shoots. He snaps when people comment on his weight fluctuations, but Bale willingly transforms his body for movies all the time. The look is much more preferable than his dangerously skinny bod of yesteryear. Are you impressed with Bale’s new guns? I’d hit it.

Christian Bale

Here’s the strange thing — Bale doesn’t need to be ripped at all for The Big Short. The movie, which will co-star Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling, arrives with the following synopsis: “The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.” The story comes from the book of the same name. Bale plays Dr. Michael Burry, a former neurologist and hedge-fund mastermind who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. Vanity Fair published an engrossing profile of Burry in 2010 – you can see a photo of him at the link. He’s an attractive guy but not the buff type. Up next, Bale plays a detective in The Deep Blue Good-By, which doesn’t sound like a muscly role either. So what’s up with the new weightlifting routine, Bale?

What’s even more confusing are the first set photos from The Big Short. The stylists covered up Bale’s muscles, made him wear an awful, short wig, and piled on the orange makeup. The results are … not good.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & Fame/Flynet

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  1. GlimmerBunny says:

    Yes, but something is off with his face. Maybe it’s just makeup but he looks different. Or maybe I just miss the Bale Beard.

  2. Loulou says:

    He kinda looks like Bruce Jenner…

    • ds says:

      Yes! And I’m shocked ’cause in my book Bale is sometimes really hot but this is far from it. What is happening???

    • MrsBPitt says:

      This is exactly what I was thinking…he could be filming the Bruce Jenner story…I never thought Bale was the least bit sexy….skinny, buff, long hair, short hair…..something mean looking about him!

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    Is he pushing a baby carriage filled with stuff that is not a baby?

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Gah, that week and make up is a bad look for him! I’m always looking forward to a new movie of his, it looks like that will be one I watch purely for his acting!

  5. Nikki says:

    Nope; agree that his unkempt hair looks Bruce Jenner-ish. Not his best look.

  6. Kiddo says:

    In the film: Dana Garvey, anyone? On the street: It must be a VERY heavy stroller and that’s why he bulked up.
    mimif will flip out ’cause one word: Fabio.

    • MtnRunner says:

      Yes to Carvey. He makes me feel kinda funny. Like when we used to climb the ropes in gym class.

      • Kiddo says:

        So you have the sting of rope burn on your hands? Oh wait, maybe that was just me.

      • Kiddo says:

        You edited it, you little devil, you. But yeah, way too much Garvey. And that is the most obvious wig ever. Look at the back of it.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Too much crossfit. However the cheap remedy is rubbing Vitamin E oil slowly and liberally. Preferably by the Mr.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m at work right now, and had to seriously contort my face to keep from laughing hard at that one.

  7. lisa2 says:

    These pictures are confusing.. he was seen on the set last week filming with short hair. unless it was a wig.

  8. dottylassy says:

    He needs to be buff for The Deep Blue Good-By, which he’ll start right after the big short.

  9. als says:

    Maybe this is just his look, not for a role.

  10. Greek Chic says:

    I’d hit it but not with the wig.

  11. GingerCrunch says:

    He is always hit-able, although the overly buff look is not my thang. I could just close my eyes and listen to that voice!

    • +1 on that voice!! 15 years ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow — yessssssss, I’d hit it. The pics from the movie look “bleah”, but the ones with the baby carriage? Yup, yup, yup.

  12. Darkladi says:

    I miss the Bale beard too. But, lord I want this man on top of me!!!

  13. lila fowler says:

    His face has really aged in the last 5 years. He needs his beard back and then maybe I’d consider it.

  14. Lama Bean says:

    Not in the least.

  15. db says:

    No. He looks like Abbey Miller.

  16. M.A.F. says:

    Maybe he just wants longer hair and bigger muscles? Why analyze it?

  17. Miran says:

    Christian whyyyyyy.

    In the thumbnail he looks like the dude from Creed 🙁

    • the_blonde_one says:

      before i read the header, I saw the pic and said ‘o dear, what’s Scott Stapp up to now?’

  18. Anare says:

    With the long hair he needs a big 70’s mustache and I’d hit it.

  19. Clara says:

    He looks like Tony Robbins here:

    Give him a headset mic and stand in front of his light.

  20. Santolina says:

    Big, buff guy pushing a baby carriage? What’s not to like?

    Those are some mighty biceps, Popeye. I like the way he changes his body in service to his roles. When he starved himself down to nothing for The Machinist, I was genuinely worried about him but it was an amazing performance.

  21. Jenna says:

    Too bulked up–He just looks sloppy in those top photos.

  22. alex_r says:

    Christian, I love you but what are you doing with that ridiculous hairdo in The Big Short? Well, I suppose I’ll just have to wait for The Deep Blue Goodbye. I am guessing the buff body is for that movie which shoots right after The Big Short.
    As for hitting it, it is always a big resounding yes. The man can do no wrong in my book.

  23. mkyarwood says:

    Always and forever. Maybe the bulking up is for some other project we don’t know about.

  24. chaine says:

    He looks very early 90’s grunge, like he might be smelly. I’d probably still hit it.

  25. lucy2 says:

    Does his Terrence Malick movie open soon? I know it was at the Berlin festival but I haven’t seen anything sense. It probably won’t make any sense, but he looks damn good in it.

  26. Dweep says:

    Confession time! People always say that my husband looks a lot like CB – batman era CB, not the machinist era CB mind you. At my my wedding my friends joked that I was getting married with the Batman. So I always read the comments on CB posts to see if my husband is considered hot. Better than asking people if my husband is hot X D

  27. Mia4S says:

    Having seen a picture and knowing the story of the real guy Bale is playing in the Big Short he looks perfect!!(Though it pains me to say it, LOL!) I never pay too much attention to the makeup. I’ve had to do screen makeup once or twice; on camera it looked great but off camera I looked like a freak!

    The buff look suits the “Deep Blue” character and setting. Lots of shirtless time at the beach, please and thank you!

  28. jammypants says:

    hot damn

  29. I Choose Me says:

    Hm. He’s still in time out for me after his Exodus comments.

  30. smcollins says:

    He’s making me think of the lead singer of Creed, Scott something-or-other. That’s not a compliment btw. But normally, yes, I consider him all kinds of hot. 😉

  31. Pamela says:

    “So what’s up with the new weightlifting routine, Bale?”

    Maybe he is feeling insecure because he is filming with Gosling who is always ripped as hell?

  32. Laura_e_r says:

    It’s a yes from me.

    I was going to be all like ‘no way, he’s too muscly/hairy/psycho looking’. Then I realised I was fine with all of those things. I have zero standards.

  33. Sam says:

    He’s playing Michael Burry who is kinda ginger, has a glass eye, Asperger’s and a stocky build:

    I think they’ve done a good job approximating his look actually, considering Bale looks nothing like him.

    Bale’s all kinds of an ass in real life imo but his talent is indisputable and his ability to physically transform into a role unequalled.

    PS: this movie is being directed by Adam Sandler/Will Ferrell sidekick Adam McKay. Wonder what he’ll bring to this.

  34. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    I’ve lost my hard on for Bale. He’s peaked.

  35. jane says:

    Aside: I really wish we all had Christian Bale as Steve Jobs to look forward to. Did anyone else see the recent photo of Michael Fassbender in character as Jobs? Fassbender is exceptionally talented, I know, and it is only one photo, but . . . it wasn’t promising. All I could think when I saw it was how out of place he looked. I hope I’m wrong.

  36. ramona says:

    Why is Christian Bale in New Orleans and not at my house? This is the REAL question.