If there's one thing to be said for Christian Bale, it's that he never shies away from morphing his body for the role at hand over and over and over again.

This is the man who took his soft, indie-starring form and turned it into a sculpture of '80s slick, muscular perfection in 'American Psycho.' Not long after that, he starred in 'The Machinist,' where producers claim that he lost 63 pounds -- from 173 down to 110 -- and that they had to stop him from losing more. He regained it to play Batman, and had a nice little stretch before shrinking down again to play Dicky Eklund in 'The Fighter.'

And now, though he's just come back to normal size, he's already looking at his next body-intensive adventure: An adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 'Concrete Island,' which will re-team Bale with 'Machinist' director Brad Anderson and writer Scott Kosar.
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