Christian Bale Completely Transforms His Appearance In First Trailer For New Dick Cheney Film ‘Vice’

It was announced last year that Christian Bale would be playing former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in an upcoming film by director Adam McKay. 

On Tuesday, McKay gave everyone a sneak peek of Bale via Twitter in anticipation of the first trailer for the film, titled Vice.

The 44-year-old actor—best known for his iconic portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight serieslooks almost nothing like himself in the new role. 

Here’s McKay’s tweet with the 12-second teaser: 

And here’s the full trailer that came out this morning:

Commenters were shocked:

And they were very impressed by Bale’s look for the role:

To make the transformation into Cheney, Bale said he gained 40 pounds, did some neck-thickening exercises, bleached his eyebrows, and shaved his head, according to an interview with Yahoo.

Now that’s dedication:

Commenters were also impressed by Sam Rockwell’s portrayal of George W. Bush:

A shout-out to the director:

Look for Vice in theaters this Christmas

H/T: Uproxx, YouTube, Twitter, Getty Images