Bale is back in cinemas this week in
. His role as Dicky Eklund, the half-brother to Mark Wahlberg's Micky Ward, has seen him pick up a lot of silverware on the awards circuit, and he's the favourite to take home the Best Supporting Actor gong at the Oscars.
It's one of his most impressive roles to date, as he again sheds weight, and any sense of vanity, to wholly embody the larger-than-life Dickie. Read the official Total Film review of
, he'll be donning the cowl again for
The Dark Knight Rises
, which is expected to be the final Bat-movie for the actor and director Christopher Nolan.