• Before Christian Bale Played Dick Cheney in ‘Vice,' He Almost Played George W. Bush in ‘W'

    3 days ago - By The Wrap

    A decade before Christian Bale hypnotized “Vice” audiences with his portrayal of Vice President Dick Cheney, he almost played Cheney's boss, President George W. Bush.
    Some might say we have it backwards: “Vice” makes a strong case that Cheney, not Bush, was in charge. What's beyond debate is how close Bale came to playing Bush in Oliver Stone's 2008 film “W.”
    Stone told MTV at the time of the film's release that Bale spent months studying Bush's mannerisms and vocal tics, but, as MTV put it, “ultimately backed out of the film at the last minute after he reportedly felt that the hair and...
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