The 45-year-old British actor gained about 40 pounds for American Hustle and packed on the same amount to play former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in the 2018 movie Vice, both of which earned him Oscar nominations. He recently dropped 70 pounds for his latest film, Ford v Ferrari, in which he plays slender racecar driver Ken Miles. He previously lost 60 pounds for the 2004 film The Machinist. He also got jacked for his roles in The Dark Knights trilogy and The Fighter, the latter of which earned him his first Oscar in 2011.
"I keep saying I'm done with it," Bale says in a CBS Sunday Morning interview, set to air this weekend, when asked about his dramatic weight fluctuations. "I really think I'm done with it, yeah."
At the recent Los Angeles premiere of Ford v Ferrari, the actor told E! News' Erin Lim, "I've become a little more boring now because I'm older and I feel if I keep doing what I've done in the past, I'm gonna die. So I prefer not to die. So I'd like not to die."