Dec 1, 2008 Interview with Christian Bale about his role in the 2004 film The Machinist, on the BBC Wales Arts. I just realised, "Okay, I have to lose weight. Aug 9, 2012. Showing typical commitment to his craft, Christian Bale famously spent four . months on a diet of apples, tuna and black coffee to lose weight for  Sep 20, 2010 Christian Bale gained 109lbs in only 6 months for the movie "Batman Begins" Discover how he did it. Christian Bale: left 121lbs in "The. Machinist" (2004) Which is why the director. wanted him to lose weight. He then cut