Christian Bale: The Importance of Being Ernest

7/29/2009 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's emaciated actor Christian Bale on the set of his latest film in Boston on Monday (left) -- and the late Jim Varney as his infamous redneck character Ernest P. Worrell from the "Ernest Goes to ..." films (right).


One of them is known for speaking with an annoying accent in movies.

We're just sayin'.