Trivia / The Machinist

  • California Doubling: Bizarrely inverted. The film is set in California, and it was shot entirely near Barcelona.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: To play Reznik, Bale lost over 60 pounds and had to become a complete recluse while losing the weight because he'd binge-eat during nights out and undo all the progress he'd made. Take a look at the results. And keep in mind that he had to immediately bulk back up for Batman Begins after production wrapped on this film.