How the Hair Department Made Christian Bale Look Bald
Obviously, Christian Bale has a full head of hair, so Cannom and the team had to pull out all the stops to cover it up. "On his bald head we'd use PAX Paint from MEL FX — it's an opaque white acrylic adhesive that's mixed with very safe acrylic paints, and it covers really well," he said. "We used that to cover his head and any of the blue or black of his hair coming through. Then, at the very end, we would spray a Valdese plastic material they use for the skin of appliances and plastic baldcaps to build it up. That way, as his hair grew during the day, it wouldn't start showing through the makeup and gave a nice shine to the head."