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Lazarus and the Gimp
03-07-2004, 11:05:29
The release appears to have been delayed, but this looks rather special. Those who saw it at Sundance have described it as the spiritual successor to "Fight Club", and what Christian Bale did in it beggars belief.

Bale lost 60 pounds during filming. He wasn't a big guy to start with, and the end result is shocking. OK- Tom Hanks lost a fair bit of weight for "Cast Away", but this is in a different league. He ended up looking like he'd just strolled out of Belsen.

03-07-2004, 12:56:24
he's a brilliant actor, he always seems to do something different each time too.

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-01-2005, 20:02:45

UK release date March 11th.


31-01-2005, 18:16:13
Saw it on the flight back to the states. Very good movie. Sort of a thriller/mystery/drama. White knuckler at times. Christian Bale was indeed excellent. What happens to him physically is remarkable - Laz is right, nothing like Tom Hanks - but parallels what happens to him psychologically.