Christian Bale Just Shared Dick Cheney's Response to His 'Vice' Performance

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Posted: Nov 08, 2019 4:45 PM
Christian Bale Just Shared Dick Cheney's Response to His 'Vice' Performance

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Christian Bale gave an award-winning, yet unflattering performance of former Vice President Dick Cheney for the 2018 film "Vice." Bale's portrayal painted Cheney as a power-obsessed war hawk.

If moviegoers still weren't sure how the actor felt about Cheney, he made his sentiments even clearer in his Golden Globe acceptance speech for Best Actor in a motion picture musical or comedy when he referred to the former VP as a "charisma-free a***hole" and, even more affectionately, "Satan."

It turns out the feeling is mutual. Bale revealed in a recent Yahoo! interview while he was promoting his new film "Ford v. Ferrari" how he found out Cheney isn't a fan. The grapevine turned out to be his son's school.

"Strangely enough it was through my son's school, one of the moms 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?'" Bale, 45, recounted to us during an interview for his latest film, Ford v Ferrari, where he was joined by costar Matt Damon (watch above).

"And he said, 'Tell him he's a dick.'"

Bale initially appreciated Cheney seemingly using his own first name as a double entendre to insult the actor.

"I went, 'Oh, at least he's got a sense of humor," Bale said. "And she said, 'No, there was no humor to it whatsoever.'"

It's a family thing. Let's not forget how Rep. Liz Cheney's (R-WY) reacted after hearing Bale's profane speech. She turned the actor's insults around to zero in on his own personal problems.