Now that Entourage will officially end next summer, Mark Wahlberg has finished yet another vanity project: The Fighter, in which Wahlberg plays the boxer with, perhaps, the most heart. In defense of the trailer's swelling Oscar score and its spirited montage of the Boston working class (gross!), it showcases a decrepit-as-shit Christian Bale. It's amazing.
Losing a ton of weight is a time-honored tradition for actors who want awards, and why shouldn't it be? All that matters is that the audience believes that Christian Bale is a thug whose tormented past makes his body waste, his hair thin, and frankly, act like a big jerk to his boxer brother.