Christian Bale Became A Bit Of A 'Stalker' While Studying For Amsterdam

Christian Bale Became A Bit Of A 'Stalker' While Studying For Amsterdam
"Amsterdam" is the third collaboration between director David O. Russell and Christian Bale, and even though their latest 1930s-set period piece didn't exactly light the box office on fire, both artists still have every intention of working together again. After winning an Oscar for his role in Russell's "The Fighter," Bale played a con man in "American Hustle." Shortly after that, the idea for "Amsterdam" slowly started to come together, allowing Bale to carefully craft the character of Burt Berendsen, an injured World War I veteran who vows to help other returning veterans get a leg up in New York City during the Great Depression. 

A dedicated actor like Bale takes the art of imitation to an entirely new level when he's developing a character, creating every aspect of his next role from the ground up. The quirks and eccentricities that Bale incorporated into Burt became so innate that it
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