Christian Bale's method acting saved Adam McKay from a heart attack
Christian Bale, who portrays Dick Cheney in the upcoming film Vice, told director Adam McKay about heart attack symptoms while discussing a scene about Cheney, who suffered from health issues. When McKay had a heart attack after the film wrapped, he joked that it was either Bale or Dick Cheney who saved his life.
Adam McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons.
Christian Bale went the extra mile researching Dick Cheney for Vice. And it ended up saving Adam McKay from a heart attack.