I unearthed a box of old stuff when getting out the christmas decorations last week. Photo 1 is of glasses I wore in The Wiz in 10th grade. Photo 2 has a college I.D., an old-ass library card, and my costume measurements from Arsenic and Old Lace in high school. Photo 3 is miscellaneous postcards and such that used to decorate my boyhood bedroom wall.
Christian [Bale] was very involved with creating his look, more so than any other actor. He asked to have more hair on the chest, to create a full hairy chest. His thought was that when men lose their hair on top, they have more chest hair. It was great. It was not my idea at all. We spent four hours on the chest hair. They would call us and say, “How long has Christian been in there?” but he didn’t care, he wanted it to be perfect.
Christian Bale, so method he needed more chest hair (“The Hair Stories Behind American Hustle” via The Cut)
The Oscar for best chest hair in a movie goes to…
Okay, okay, I already wanted to see this. Stop pressuring me.
To paraphrase Laurence Olivier: he could just act like he had the hair on his chest.