Christian Bale had an unconventional character to thank in his acceptance speech after winning best actress in a comedy or musical for "Vice" on Sunday night's Golden Globes.
"Thanks to Satan for giving I'm inspired to play this role, "he said of his character Dick Cheney in the political satire.
The line has a positive response for Satan's Church, who wrote on Twitter: "For us, Satan is a symbol of pride, freedom and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. Like Mr. Bale's own talent and skill won him the prize, this is appropriate. Hail Christian!
Bale, who scored his second Golden Globe, first thanked her children and wife, "who told me less is more. "
"She knows the stupid shit that can came out of my mouth at times. I can sink and destroy a perfect one good movie and such a career in a speech. So thank you for that advice, mine love."
He joked the director Adam McKay chose him for the concert because of the resemblance to former vice president Cheney.
"He said," I have to find someone It can be quite charisma free and disguised by all, so we wanted Christian Bale. & # 39; "
Bale bothered that the next political figure he wants to address is Senate's majority leader Mitch McConnell.
The English actor topped Lin-Manuel Miranda for "Mary Poppins Returns," Viggo Mortensen for "Green Book", Robert Redford for "The Old Man & the Gun" and John C. Reilly for "Stan & Ollie."
Bale has been widely praised for his portrayal of a grueling Cheney in "Vice", who got 60 pounds for the part and apparently disappears into the role of the resilient and ruthless ambitious politician. He has been nominated for a SAG and Critics Choice Award for "Vice," and was considered a ranger for the Golden Globe.
Bale won an Oscar and Golden Globe in the supporting actress category for 2010's "The Fighter." He received Oscar and Globe nominations for "American Hustle" and "The Big Short".
James Franco won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical last year for "The Disaster Artist."