But long before Bane broke Batman’s magnificently-defined back, Christian was taking his top off all over Hollywood—showing us the goods that would one day net him this much-coveted nomination for Best Shirtlessness. And if you take a peek at our GIF retrospective of his shirtless oeuvre, you’ll see that he’s clearly spent his entire career planning for this moment.
Christian Bale: A Shirtless GIF Retrospective
It begins with a little light stretching.
And then, pushups…
…followed by crunches…
…followed by more pushups.
And of course, Christian knows the importance of dieting.
…Uh. Nevermind about the dieting.
There. That’s better. And after all this training, even Christian himself seems to know he’s a lead contender for the Best Shirtless Performance popcorn trophy.
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Which moment of shirtlessness from Christian Bale’s career is your fave?