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Yes, he gained weight, did specific exercises, shaved his head, and used make-up artists. To shape-shift accordingly, Bale has said that he shaved his head, bleached his eyebrows, and gained 40 pounds. (Co-star Carell also said that Bale did specific exercises to thicken his neck.) This January, Bale waved off any praise for the extreme character-...


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Yes, according to this MentalFloss article THORNTON PUT CRUSHED GLASS INSIDE HIS SHOES. It gave him Karl’s famous limp. Also corroborated by Chron (An independent Austin, TX newspaper) in this article It hurt to play Karl Thornton told James Lipton on "Inside The Actor's Studio" that playing Karl was physically painful. His face had to ...


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