NEW YORK: The Batman actor Bale gained more than 40lbs to play con artist Irving Rosenfeld in the critically acclaimed crime drama - a performance which has earned him a Golden Globe nomination - and said his eight-year-old daughter Emmeline has “found it funny”, reported The Sun.  “Having a big old gut and a bald head, she would slap it and tease me,” he confessed. “She had lots of fun and found it amusing.”  Christian is no stranger to weight loss, having famously lost a whopping 62lbs to star in psychological thriller The Machinist in 2004.  But the 39-year-old confessed he hasn’t quite got back to his former buff self after plumping up for his latest role.–TG