In Christian’s last on-screen role, he played the rather rotund former vice president Dick Cheney in Vice. In order to get ready for his role as Carroll Shelby in Ford v. Ferrari, Christian had to lose roughly 70 pounds. “I had to get in the car!” he explained.
Apparently, Christian has a team of doctors he consults when transforming his body for a film. And, frankly, they must be breathing quite a sigh of relief if he truly is done with his dramatic weight shifts. His Ford v Ferrari co-star Matt Damon said that Christian would sometimes have to take calls from his doctors on set: “You know when you’re on set and he’s like, ‘Oh, hold on, it’s my cardiologist, I have to take this’! Yeah, you better take that call!”