Before Oliver Stone cast Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W. it was Christian Bale who had undergone the hair and make-up tests.
When director Oliver Stone first set out to make his biopic “W.,” he cast none other than Christian Bale in the role. Yep, you read that right.
The English-born actor spent months learning the mannerisms and vocal tics of the American president, but ultimately backed out of the film at the last minute after he reportedly felt that the hair and makeup tests simply weren’t working.
“Well frankly, Christian’s a very methodical actor,” Stone explained to us recently, insisting he holds no ill-will towards the star of “The Dark Knight.” “And he has to have the makeup thing work for him.”
I’m quite glad the hair and make-up tests didn’t work for Bale, as I don’t think he is suited for the part at all. Bale should stick to Batman and Terminator in my opinion.