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Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only actor undergoing a major makeover for David O. Russell‘s new movie. Christian Bale looks unrecognizable following his transformation for “American Hustle,” and a new image of the actor shows that he’s gained a good deal of weight, grown a lot of facial hair and shaving his head completely for the film.

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When Bale was last seen on the set of the upcoming historical thriller, he was sporting a comb over and a pair of red-tinted Aviator sunglasses. His latest look, which can be seen in the insert above, was snapped when he was photographed at LAX over the weekend. It seems his character has ditched his hair entirely in the film.

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Bale is no stranger to dramatically altering his physique for a film role. In “American Hustle,” he plays a con man-turned-FBI worker Melvin Weinberg who participated in a sting operation that led to the conviction of several US Congressmen in the 1970s. Lawrence, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jeremy Renner also star.

“American Hustle” is due in theaters on Dec. 25.

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