Christian Bale enjoyed further success at the Golden Globe Awards in L.A. last night
The Welsh born actor scored best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as the former vice president Dick Cheney in ‘Vice’.
Bale thanked the film’s director Adam McKay, joking the filmmaker chose him because he thought “I have got to find someone who can be completely charisma-free and vile, it’s got to be Bale”.
He joked he would play Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell next, adding:
“Thank you Satan, for giving me inspiration for this role” he said about his character of Dick Cheney in the political satire.
The line got a positive response for the Church of Satan itself, which wrote on Twitter,
“To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential.
As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”
To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale's own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan! https://t.co/ILuK8TFZXi
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 7, 2019
Bale has been widely praised for his portrayal of a growling Cheney in “Vice,” gaining 60 pounds for the part and seemingly disappearing into the role of the resilient and ruthlessly ambitious politician.
He’s been nominated for a SAG and Critics’ Choice Award for “Vice,” and was regarded as the frontrunner for the Golden Globe.
Bale won an Academy Award and Golden Globe in the supporting actor category for 2010’s “The Fighter.” He received Oscar and Globe nominations for “American Hustle” and “The Big Short.”