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Golden Globes 2019: Christian Bale thanks ‘Satan’ for inspiring him to play Dick Cheney in Vice

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 January 2019, 01:22 PM
Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice./ Image: Golden Globes
Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice./ Image: Golden Globes

Christian Bale has a thing for doing everything in a quirky and different way. Be it his award acceptance speech. Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice, taking the time in his acceptance speech to thank Satan for inspiration in playing the former vice president and calling Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “charisma-free a**holes.”

"Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role," he said. 

The 44-year-old actor also thanked "Vice” writer and director Adam McKay with a self-deprecating bit about his casting in the role."(McKay had) to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody," Bale joked.

"And he went, ‘Ah, it’s got to be Bale in it.’ "Thank you, and for all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma-free (expletive)," he continued. “What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That would be good.”

Vice was in the running for six awards at Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony, being in  nominations for best comedy or musical, director for McKay, supporting actress for Amy Adams as wife Lynne Cheney and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush, in addition to Bale's winning category for his portrayal of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney.

First Published: Monday, January 07, 2019 12:57 PM
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