Christian Bale

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  • (revealing he almost turned down the chance to play Batman due to the bat suit) Christian: I was standing on the back lot where they were creating the suit, and I had a few minutes to myself, staring up close in the mirror, just thinking, 'This isn't going to work. I'm claustrophobic, I can't breathe, I'm getting a headache already, and this is all going to go very badly.

  • (about "The Dark Knight" co-star Heath Ledger) Christian: He did a phenomenal job. It was a real joy working with the man. It was a joy knowing him, as well. I liked him a great deal and I liked also how seriously he took his work.

  • Christian: Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do.

  • (revealing he did not read the script before accepting his role in “I’m Not There“) Christian: I saw it was completely chaotic and confusing, I didn't bother reading it, I read little bits and said, 'Yeah sure'. I had people teach me how to sing and play guitar and all that.

  • Christian: I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.

  • Christian: I'd love to say I was completely impervious to anybody's opinion, but that just ain't the truth. Of course it matters. After all, what am I paid to do? I'm paid to essentially make an ass out of myself if needed. And occasionally in doing that you're going to fall flat on your face.

  • Christian: I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting. In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron.

  • Christian: I really do get a kick out of acting when it’s done really well. When there’s a feeling on the set and working in tandem with everybody and you just know that everything worked exactly how you wanted it to. That’s the fantastic part. In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We’re in love with each other beyond belief.

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Trivia (49)

  • In 2011, Christian won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role playing Dicky Eklund on The Fighter.

  • Christian was originally cast as President George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's W. (2008), but he dropped out after he was not satisfied with the prosthetic makeup tests.

  • Christian is an excellent horseman and an avid reader.

  • Christian was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.

  • Christian underwent music and singing lessons in order to play Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. He also declined to read the script prior to accepting the role.

  • Christian's first kiss was with an acrobat named Barta.

  • Christian used to be a smoker.

  • Christian has appeared on the following 10 magazine covers: "Veronica" (Netherlands) May 2005 "Entertainment Weekly" (USA) May 2005 "Premiere" (USA) April 2005 "Entertainment Weekly" (USA) June 2004 "Maxim Fashion (Premiere issue)" (USA) June 2001 "Hot Tickets Evening Standard" (UK) April 2000 "Flaunt" (USA) April 2000 "Filmmaker" (USA) 2000 "Seventeen" (USA) December 1994 "Kuifje" (Belgium) March 1988

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