Monday, February 14, 2005

Christian Balentine Day!

I saw "The Machinist" today, the movie which the lovely Christian Bale lost a reported 63 pounds for in order to portray a man who hadn't slept in a year. It looked more like 150 pounds. He went from Greek God to Geek Bod. Apparently he had "only a single vitamin consultation with a nutritionist to guide him. For the most part he only ate salads and apples, chewed gum, smoked cigarettes and drank nonfat latte." Sounds like fun. I guess it was the opposite job of Vincent D'Onofrio's "training" for "Full Metal Jacket". I was truly disturbed by how skinny this man could be, considering what he normally looks like.

"American Psycho"

"The Machinist"

I enjoyed the film which included a funny run that may have beat out Ryan Gosling's funny run in "The United States of Leland", a Christian Bale vs. Car scene, an epileptic freak out, numerous hand washing with bleach events, a hooker with a heart of gold and an eye of black, and a spine that constantly threatened to cut out through it's protective flesh. It's all a girl could want on Valentine's Day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they wanted someone who looked like that they could have just hired me to do it. I would have been perfect for the role... minus the talent. Or Jules Becker.