Christian Bale looks nearly unrecognizable as he prepares to take on the role of former VP Dick Cheney

Christian Bale always goes the extra mile for a film role. 

The 43-year-old actor lost a drastic amount of weight for his roles in both The Fighter -- which won him an Academy Award -- and in The Machinist, but now appears to be packing on the pounds for his upcoming portrayal of former vice president Dick Cheney. 

While promoting his upcoming movie, Hostiles, at the Telluride Film Festival 2017 on Sunday, Bale looked nearly unrecognizable with his bleached eyebrows and stalkier physique. 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Actress Sibi Blazic, guest and ctor Christian Bale attend The World Premiere of Lucasfilm's highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Marc Flores/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic are seen on October 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actor Christian Bale (L) and Sibi Blazic attend the 'The Promise' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Irish Director Jim Sheridan, producer Mike Medavoy and actor Christian Bale at the The Promise TIFF party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka and Soho House Toronto on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka )
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 01: Actor Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic arrive at the premiere of Broad Green Pictures' 'Knight Of Cups' on March 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 01: (L-R) Teresa Palmer, Freida Pinto and Christian Bale arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Knight Of Cups' held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on March 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
Actor Christian Bale posing at the 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Actors Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling speak onstage at the 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DGA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard and Christian Bale attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Screen Actors Guild Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for People Magazine)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Actors Christian Bale, Amy Schumer and director Adam McKay attend the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actor Christian Bale, winner of Best Actor in a Comedy for 'The Big Short,' speaks onstage during the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Christian Bale, left, and Sibi Blazic attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Christian Bale attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic arrive at the 16th Annual AFI Awards on January 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Actor Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic arrive at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02:Actor Christian Bale arrives at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Bale will reportedly be starring in Backseat alongside his American Hustle and The Fighter co-star, Amy Adams, who is to play Cheney's wife, Lynne. 

The biopic, directed by The Big Short's Adam McKay, will tell the story of Cheney's rise to power, and how his policies arguably changed the world as we know it.

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CASPER, WY - UNDATED: Congressman Dick Cheney and wife Lynne pose for a photo with their two children Liz (L) and Mary and Basset Hound Cyrano at their home March 1978 in Casper, Wyoming. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
Lynne Cheney tastes husband Dick''s stew in the kitchen of their McLean, Virginia home May 1980. Richard Cheney was nominated as George W. Bush''s running mate July 25, 2000. He also served as Secretary of Defense for former President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
Dick and Lynne Cheney plant a tree May 1980 in the yard of their suburban McLean, Virginia home while daughter Mary, 10, holds up an earthworm. Richard Cheney was nominated as George W. Bush''s running mate July 25, 2000. He also served as Secretary of Defense for former President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
The Cheney family (from left, Dick, Elizabeth,12, Mary 10, with dog Cyrano, and Lynne) admire a tree they planted in the yard of the family home May 1980 in McLean, Virginia. Richard Cheney was nominated as George W. Bush''s running mate July 25, 2000. He also served as Secretary of Defense for former President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
The Cheney family (from left) Lynne, Dick, Elizabeth,12, and Mary,10, run in the yard of their family home in McLean, Virginia May 1980. Richard Cheney was nominated as George W. Bush''s running mate July 25, 2000. He also served as Secretary of Defense for former President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
U.S. President Ronald Reagan attends a meeting of the Republican leadership at the White House March 22, 1983 in Washington, D.C. with Republican Minority Leader Bob Michael (L) and Congressman Dick Cheney. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: This file photo taken 14 March 1989 shows former US Defense Secretary-designate Dick Cheney as he appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the first day of hearings on his nomination on Capitol Hill, in Washington,DC. (Photo credit should read JAMES COLBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
Dick Cheney walks with President George Bush and an entourage March 21, 1989 in Washington, DC. Cheney was elected to Congress from Wyoming in 1978 and served ten years prior to his selection as Secretary of Defense under President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
Dick Cheney speaks at his swearing-in March 21, 1989 in Washington, DC. Cheney was elected to Congress from Wyoming in 1978 and served ten years prior to his selection as Secretary of Defense under President George Bush. (Photo by Getty)
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA: US Defense Secretary Dick Cheney (R) stands by as General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefs reporters at the Pentagon 20 December 1989 about the military operation to remove Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega from power and bring him to the US for trial on drug charges. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President George Bush (C) addresses reporters 22 August 1990 in Kennebunkport flanked by Defense Secretary of State Dick Cheney (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powel, following a meeting dedicated to the military situation in the Gulf. AFP PHOTO JEREME DELAY (Photo credit should read JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Dick Cheney (L), CEO of the Halliburton Company and former Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford, talks to former President Ford during a party for their mutual friend, Richard Growald, 1994 in San Diego, California. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: GOP vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney waves to the crowd during the third night of the Republican National Convention at First Union Center in Philadephia. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, : Republican Vice Presidential candidate Dick Cheney (L) and his wife Lynne (R) wave to the crowd after his acceptance speech at the 2000 Republican National Convention at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 02 August 2000. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Vice President-elect Dick Cheney and President-elect George W. Bush attend an event saluting America's veterans in Washington. (Photo by David Handschuh/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 04: Vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney and wife Lynne are on hand for rally at a campaign train stop in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 04: George W. and Laura Bush and Dick and Lynne Cheney wave at rally in Pittsburgh as they boarded a train for a whistle-stop trip through western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is behind Bush. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney speaks against the Iranian nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Fmr. Vice President Dick Cheney appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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Bale isn't the only celebrity to alter their appearance to portray a world leader. Margot Robbie is currently filming Mary, Queen of Scots, and looks unrecognizable with a receding hairline and a fiery red mane as she takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth I.

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