Amy Adams played Lynne Cheney, his wife

Acclaimed British actor Christian Bale surprised (and shocked) by thanking Satan at the end of his Golden Globe acceptance speech. He said Satan gave him inspiration to play the role of Dick Cheney in Vice. The actor didn’t pull his punches either on what he thinks about Cheney, the former Vice President of the United States during his acceptance speech. He said he will be dominating the market when it comes to portraying charisma-deficient persons and wondered who he will portray next. He then suggested Mitch McConnell. The 44-year-old actor thanked Sibi Blazic, his wife, before he began to talk politics.

Bale received a Golden Globe in the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy genre category. The actor’s attitude was a sea change from the respect he exhibited towards the former vice president during a December 2018 interview.

Bale has earlier given interviews concerning his real-life counterpart. He had expressed admiration for Cheney, who other than being the vice president held a number of posts in successive Republican administrations. During the premiere of Vice in Beverly Hills, California, the actor described Cheney as a wonderful man who loved his family and an avid reader. Bale said Cheney liked to read about history and has a vice-like memory. The December 11 interview was anything but a love-fest between Bale and Cheney, with the former describing him as an extremely laid-back individual. He said if the real Cheney had not met and married his wife Lynne, he would have happily been what he enjoyed best, a lineman and a Wyoming resident. Only Lynne, his wife, pushed him to realize his potential saying Cheney has potential and he must utilize it.

Lynne Cheney is played beautifully by Amy Adams. Other important roles in the film include Donald Rumsfeld played by Steve Carell, and George W. Bush played by Sam Rockwell. Vice dominated Golden Globe nominations with a total of six nominations, but only Bale won the coveted prize.

The Church of Satan responded to Bale's mention of the dark deity in a social media post, saying that Satan “is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”

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