Christian Bale Learned to Drum in 2 Weeks
Christian Bale learned how to drum in two weeks for his role in The Big Short. In the movie, Bale’s character lets off some steam by playing a double kick pattern with Pantera’s “By Demons Be Driven.”
Despite his decision to drop out of Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari biopic over concerns with health issues, Christian Bale remains one of the most dedicated method actors in Hollywood. He lost 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist only to bulk up a year later for Batman Begins. For his latest role in Adam McKay’s The Big Short, Bale actually learned how to play drums, and he did so by listening to Pantera and Mastodon.