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Christian Bale is a chameleon; a man who enjoys putting himself through torture (in an acting sense) to achieve the proper character (see his work in “The Machinist” as proof). With two very different films coming out within weeks of each other, Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Bale is, once again, the man of the hour. So let’s take a look at a few interviews with him, shall we? In a recent chat with Details magazine, transcribed in full at Bale Heads Blog, Bale discusses his methods of getting into character as well as his work alongside some rather prestigious directors. It’s a fascinating interview, blending Bale’s philosophical look at the world of acting—and, at times, utter indifference to it—with a humor you don’t expect from a man known for such seriousness. Of course, it »

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