Director and Academy Award Screenwriter Adam McKay (StepBrothers, Anchorman, The Big Short) was talking about how he was in bad shape at the end of filming for Vice, a biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Knowing that he needed to shed some pounds, he met up with his trainer to work out when he felt a pain in his stomach and tingly hands. He suddenly remembered something that method actor Christian Bale (who's playing Cheney and studied all about heart attacks as Cheney's had many) told him:
"I always thought when you get a heart attack, it’s pain in the chest or the arm. But then I remembered. When we shot one of the heart attack scenes, Christian Bale asked me, ‘how do you want me to do it,’ and I go, ‘what do you mean? It’s a heart attack. Your arm hurts, right?’ He says, ‘no, no. One of the more common ways is that you get really queasy and your stomach hurts.’ I said, ‘really? I’d never heard that before. And right in that moment I went, ‘oh shit, and I ran upstairs and downed a bunch of baby aspirin, and I called my wife who immediately called 911. Got to the hospital really fast, and the doctor said, because you did that, no damage was done, your heart is still really strong. That’s because I remembered Christian Bale telling me that."sourcewhat facts have saved your life?