Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale learned former US Vice President Dick Cheney despised his portrayal in Vice through a rude message he received from another parent at his son's school. The Dark Knight Rises star gained weight to play the politician in the 2018 biopic, and although his on-screen performance won him an Oscar nomination, it appears Cheney was not impressed with the film, reports aceshowbiz.com. Ford V Ferrari: CBFC Blurs Alcohol Glasses and Bottles From Matt Damon and Christian Bale Starrer
Bale says he only found out about Cheney's disdain for the project through a mutual acquaintance. "Strangely enough it was through my son's school," the actor recalled to Yahoo! Entertainment. "One of the mums was at a party that (Cheney) was at, and she said, 'Oh, I'm going to be seeing Christian tomorrow, you have anything to say to him?' And he said, 'Tell him he's a d**k.'" Christian Bale ‘Done’ with Dramatic Weight Loss for Movies
Bale initially took the remark as a joke, but Cheney wasn't laughing when he said it, "I went, 'Oh, at least he's got a sense of humour,'" he shared. "And she said, 'No, there was no humour to it whatsoever'." The Brit had previously said he wasn't granted a meeting with President George W. Bush's number two prior to the shoot, so he could only hope that Cheney was pleased with the film.