Christian Bale stunned audiences when the normally athletic actor appeared a gaunt 60 pounds lighter in the psychological thriller, ‘The Machinist,’ but a co-star says the radical transformation wasn’t originally in the script.

In a recent interview, co-star Michael Ironside, said the weight loss was the result of a simple typo.

‘The writer is only about five-foot-six, and he put his own weights in,’ Ironside said. ‘And then Chris did the film and Chris said, ‘No, don’t change the weights. I want to see if I make them.’ … So those weights he writes on the bathroom wall in the film are his actual weights in the film.’

Before and after: Christian Bale lost more than 60 pounds for his role in 'The Machinist' all due to a typo, said co-star Michael Ironshide
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