Just Feed Me An Oscar

CHRISTIAN BALE dropped 63 lbs. to play an insomniac factory worker in this fall's The Machinist, joining a corps of actors who seriously slimmed down for breakout roles. (Women, of course, pretty much have to do it for every movie.) Bale may not go on to win a statue, as all these big losers have. But at least he got to chow down for his next part--as burly Batman.


In 1976, four years before he bulked up for Raging Bull, the original morphing actor took off 35 lbs. to play scrawny cabbie Travis Bickle, earning an...

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