08/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christian Bale Thins Hair, Loses Weight To Play Drug Addict

Rather than the beefed-up Bruce Wayne or the Xtreme!!!! John Connor, C.Bale's going full drug addict on us for his new role in David O. Russell's The Fighter. (Oh, can't wait for the rants that will leak from that set.)

Bale plays boxer turned trainer turned drug addict Dickie Eklund, for which he's obviously lost weight and muscle and hollowed up his cheeks--and then there's that lovely thinning hair.

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