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Joe Bowers Joe Bowers
12/9/2013 1:32pm EST

Christian BaleChristian Bale is still trying to lose the remainder of the 43 pounds he gained to play a con artist in American Hustle, after eating tons of greasy and fatty foods.

The 39 year-old actor ploughed his way through junk food to expand his waistline, however he's finding it a little harder to drop the excess weight, months after completing filming.

He tells, "I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers and whatever I could get my hands on. I literally ate anything that came my way. I was about 185 and went up to 228. I'm still working it off."

The British star, who also shaved his head to accurately portray a balding man, admits his eight-year-old daughter, Emmeline, enjoyed poking fun at her dad for the drastic transformation:

"She found it funny. Having a big old gut and a bald head, she would slap it and tease me. She had lots of fun and found it amusing."

Bale is no stranger to changing his weight to suit a role, he famously lost 60 pounds for The Machinist, before packing on muscle for Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, and losing it all again for The Fighter.

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