Christian Bale and Michael Lida Daidaihua Reviews Fassbender have two things in common.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, which seems to learn about these things, Sony Pictures is talking to Michael Fassbender about playing the title role in Steve Jobs, the film according to Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography.
This rumor comes two days after THR reported that Christian Bale -- like Leonardo DiCaprio before him -- had passed on the part.
I can tell why director Danny Boyle want DiCaprio. Who wouldn't?
Why Fassbender, best known for taking part in a Nazi killer in Inglourious Basterds along with a plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave?
Or, for that matter, why Bale, known best as Batman at nighttime Knight?
Neither actor has DiCaprio's star power, and they don't look anymore like Steve Jobs compared to dozen approximately names we have been batting around. (See Poll: Who should play Jobs).
There is however one talent they could both bring to the part: They know how to lose weight.
Based on IMDB:
Bale dropped 63 lbs. to play an insomniac in The Machinist
Fassbender lost 33 lbs. to experience an Irish hunger striker in Hunger (2008)
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is reportedly planning to tell Jobs' story in three keynotes: One staged before he lost the company, one after they got it back, and something near the end of his life. To complete the part right, some actor going to have to drop a lot of weight before the third act.
For that record, Matthew McConaughey -- who got my vote -- is yet another guy who are able to act and lose weight: 38 lbs. for his Oscar-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club..
A few diet tips in the stars: Fassbender 2 Day Diet lived on berries, nuts and sardines. Bale ate a lot of salads and apples, chewed gum, smoked cigarettes and drank nonfat lattes. McConaughey made it happen with egg-whites, tapioca pudding and Diet Cokes.