Actor Christian Bale won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for his portrayal in the hit piece on former vice president Dick Cheney, “Vice.”
As he accepted the award, he took several shots at Cheney and thanked Satan.
From Daily Wire:
First, Bale thanked the movie’s director, Adam McKay, saying, “Thank you to that geezer, Adam. He said I’ve got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody, so he went, ‘Oh, it’s gotta be Bale in it.’ Thank you.”
Then he said: “And for all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma-free a**h***s. What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That could be good, couldn’t it? Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”
Liz Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President, who is now a Republican member of Congress from Wyoming let Bale have it.
“Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,” she said linking to a news story referencing when Bale was arrested for alleged assault on his mother and sister.
And here’s the kicker.
In December, Bale appeared on Fox News to pitch the movie.
And how he described Cheney and painted the movie was far different, praising Cheney up and down.
From Daily Wire:
He was a wonderful family man — he’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history. He was very laid-back. He would have been very happy to be a lineman in Wyoming if he hadn’t met Lynne, who said to him, ‘”No, that doesn’t cut it. You need some ambition.” What would have been if they hadn’t met?”
Bale continued that he thought Cheney would have a sense of humor about the film, opining, “I think he’ll certainly find it entertaining, at the very least. I think he’s very thick-skinned — you know. He has no remorse or regrets about what he’s done — he always says, ‘I would do it again in a minute.’ He doesn’t back down — he doesn’t apologize about anything. So, I think he’s a thick-skinned guy and I’d love to hear his thoughts. He’s a very intelligent individual, no matter what your thoughts are about him — he’s a smart cookie. So, I do hope so.”
So basically he’s changing his story, depending upon which audience he’s talking to, pitching left when he’s talking in front of a Hollywood crowd and pretending he admires Cheney when talking to Fox News, likely hoping he doesn’t tick off any potential folks on the right who might watch the movie.
Pretty two-faced there, Christian.