/Christian Bale says thank you to Satan for Golden Globes win as Dick Cheney in Vice – USA TODAY

Christian Bale says thank you to Satan for Golden Globes win as Dick Cheney in Vice – USA TODAY


Fashion was back in the spotlight at the 2019 Golden Globes, but not all stars hit the mark with their choices.

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech for best actor in a comedy or musical for “Vice,” Christian Bale made sure to thank his co-stars, crew and family, before name-dropping a more unlikely inspiration for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney. 

“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” he said. 

The 44-year-old actor also thanked “Vice” writer and director Adam McKay with a self-deprecating bit about his casting in the role.

“(McKay had) to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody,” Bale joked. “And he went, ‘Ah, it’s got to be Bale in it.’ “

“Thank you, and for all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma-free (expletive),” he continued. “What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That would be good.”

More: The Golden Globes 2019 winners’ list

Bale’s “Vice” nod was his fourth career Golden Globes nomination and his second win. He previously took home the best-supporting actor in a motion picture award for 2011’s “The Fighter.”

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“Vice” was in the running for six awards at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, snagging nominations for best comedy or musical, director for McKay, supporting actress for Amy Adams as wife Lynne Cheney and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush, in addition to Bale’s winning category.


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