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Indo-Asian News Service
February 28, 2014
Hollywood Actor Christian Bale suffered a herniated disc after ­gaining 43 pounds for his role in American Hustle.

The 40-year-old gained weight to portray over weight conman Irving Rosenfeld in the film, but admits that his “age has become an obstacle when it comes to gaining and ­losing weight for roles,”  reports contactmusic.com.

The actor injured his back by perfecting his ­character’s hunched ­posture. He has bagged an Oscar nomination for his role. “At one point I said, ‘enough’. He lost three ­inches of height, and even got a herniated disc. He’s a quiet smart person with endless passion.”