Bale, 45, starred as the former Bush White House VP in the film, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, Bale said he wasn’t sure if Cheney had actually watched the movie, but claims he had some blunt thoughts for the man who portrayed him on the big screen.
“Strangely enough it was through my son's school," Bale explained. "One of the moms was at a party that [Cheney] was at, and she said, 'Oh, I'm going to be seeing Christian tomorrow, you have anything to say to him?'" Bale told the outlet. “And he said, 'Tell him he's a d---.'"
The actor said he initially thought Cheney was making a joke on his own name, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
“I went, ‘Oh, at least he’s got a sense of humor,” Bale said. “And she said, ‘No, there was no humor to it whatsoever.’”