Christian Bale Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th January 2015

Fact: Hollywood hunks Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are in talks to team up for a new movie about the most recent financial collapse. The trio is slated to lead the cast of an adaptation of Moneyball writer Michael Lewis' book The Big Short. Pitt will also produce the film with his partners at Plan B.

12th December 2014

Quote: "We had a lot of fun... Christian, every chance he got, would make fun of me in my gold (costume)." Actor Joel Edgerton was constantly ridiculed by his Exodus: Gods And Kings co-star Christian Bale for his elaborate outfit as Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramses the Great.

18th July 2012

Quote: "It's a kick for her and her friends. They enjoy it when I do the voice and chase them around, pretending to be Batman." The Dark Knight star Christian Bale loves to channel his superhero character's voice for playtime with his seven-year-old daughter, Emmeline, and her pals.

5th December 2011

Quote: "I think there was only one initial misunderstanding because of the language barrier, which was that Yimou actually wanted to cast Christian Slater, but he ended up with me. He pretended that he wanted me from the get go." Christian Bale jokes about his casting in Chinese moviemaker Zhang Yimou's new movie The Flowers of War.

1st December 2011

Fact: Actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to replace Christian Bale as Biblical hero Noah in Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's new movie. Bale reportedly dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts and now Inglourious Basterds star Fassbender is discussing the role with the moviemaker.

16th June 2011

Fact: Oscar winner Christian Bale is making history in China as the lead in Zhang Yimou's new movie Heroes Of Nanking - he's the first major Hollywood star to front a Chinese blockbuster. The film, set in 1937, is the most expensive production in Chinese film history.

9th March 2011

Fact: Christian Bale's 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight has been selected as the first film to be offered for rental on social networking site

2nd March 2011

Fact: Christian Bale's niece Florence has a small part in Keira Knightley's latest film Never Let Me Go.

28th February 2011

Quote: "Thank you to... my wonderful wife, who is my mast through the storms of life." Christian Bale gets emotional as he pays tribute to his wife Sibi after being named Best Supporting Actor at the 2011 Academy Awards for his role in THE FIGHTER.

1st February 2011

Quote: "I got into the business early, too early. I knew I had an addiction to it and there was that element of getting to walk in other people's shoes. I find it fascinating." Christian Bale on his love for acting.

31st January 2011

Quote: "She'll put it wherever she wants... It's not a choice in the matter. I walk in the door and she goes, 'I'll have that.'" Christian Bale has to surrender his awards to his daughter.

18th January 2011

Quote: "This is unemployment, this is all this is. I haven’t worked since The Fighter, and it’s nice to just not bother cutting your hair. When you’re (not) in a job that everything always has to be, you know, worked out for a character, I just sort of let it all hang out, but it’s unemployment, that’s all it is." Actor Christian Bale likes to grow his hair out in between movie roles.

13th January 2011

Quote: "He seems like he's balls-out, doesn't he? Like, he really goes for it. I've not met him yet, but I liked him in Inception. He looked like a guy that was happy to go to extremes, to really push it. Looks like he could go the distance." Christian Bale can't wait to work with British actor Tom Hardy in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

3rd January 2011

Quote: "The motherf**ker has his own boxing ring at home. I showed up and I thought, 'This guy's gonna beat the crap outta me.'" Christian Bale on training with THE FIGHTER co-star Mark Wahlberg.

29th December 2010

Quote: "There's no easy way of doing it; I'm starving all the time... I don't go looking for these things... I'd love to get something where I could just have a little pasta, some wine and get a bit of a paunch - that would be great." Christian Bale is tired of playing emaciated characters in movies like The Fighter and The MAChinist.

17th December 2010

Quote: "(Director) David O. Russell told me to not work out. He told me he wanted me to look like a girl who drinks beer. While Mark Wahlberg was training and Christian Bale was not eating I was drinking beer. I had a great time." Amy Adams on the preparation for her role in THE FIGHTER.

5th December 2010

Quote: "Oh please! You should hear what goes on in some meetings in this town. It just doesn't get recorded." Amy Adams defends her THE FIGHTER co-star Christian Bale over his infamous taped rant on the set of Terminator: SALVATION.

15th November 2010

Quote: "I want to be able to act and never do any interview." The Dark Knight star Christian Bale wishes he didn't have to promote his films in the press.

8th June 2010

Quote: "I would kill to be Batman, simple as that. I could play the new version of American Psycho. I love that movie and I know every line from that movie." Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick is keen to emulate the career of fellow British actor Christian Bale.

11th November 2009

Quote: "I could not pull a rant like that if I had to. I mean, I can get on a roll but not like that. I just had to bow down." Fiery moviemaker James Cameron on Christian Bale's notorious leaked fury on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION when a crewmember interrupted his concentration during a scene.

1st July 2009

Quote: "I wish to not talk unless we're doing the scene. I enjoy it that way. Johnny seemed happy to do it that way, too. We really didn't get to know each other better between each take. I guess I'll have to wait and get to know Johnny Depp someday." Christian Bale didn't spend much time chatting with PUBLIC ENEMIES co-star Depp on-set.

1st July 2009

Quote: "Melvin Purvis is really a Southern gentleman, so Christian kept the accent for 24 hours a day. It freaked out his young daughter: 'Daddy doesn't talk like that!' 'Well, ah'm sorry, mah dear, but Daddy's studying for a part, and ah'll be speaking like that for the next four months'." Director Michael Mann reveals Christian Bale scared his daughter, Emmeline, four, while playing FBI agent Melvin Purvis in new movie PUBLIC ENEMIES.

5th June 2009

Quote: "I'm a loner, and I can't stand the responsibility of people looking to me for what to do next." Christian Bale feels uncomfortable leading his colleagues on set.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "It's only four minutes out of 77 days of filming." British actor Christian Bale hopes his recorded rant on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION won't affect box office takings for the sci-fi film.

25th May 2009

Quote: "There was one night we looked up and the clouds were glistening and I swear to God, it was like the Batman signal was being beamed into the sky. I pointed this out to Christian and he said, 'Excuse me, Miss, but I'm going to have to leave for a second.'" Christian Bale is happy to joke about his BATMAN alter-ego, according to his TERMINATOR SALVATION co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.

21st May 2009

Quote: "I will never be a model. If I'm ever modelling, you'll know I really f**king need the money." Christian Bale makes his career plans clear.

15th May 2009

Quote: "I don't feel I have to explain, 'Well, I'm not really like this. I'm a wonderful guy and I have a lovely smile and how can you not like me?'" Christian Bale has no interest trying to win film fans over after his much-publicised TERMINATOR SALVATION on-set rant was leaked to the media.

10th May 2009

Quote: "I've found myself in the position with a few movies where people have come and asked me my opinion and that's great. I just want that. If it's actually expected...I'd like to stick to acting." Christian Bale has no plans to become a film director.

8th May 2009

Quote: "I don't watch many movies." Batman star Christian Bale doesn't like to take his work home.

4th May 2009

Quote: "I kept a mould of my old ones because I did like them and I knew I'd miss them." British actor Christian Bale on having his teeth fixed.

30th April 2009

Quote: "Okay, I'm a strong personality, Christian's a strong personality. I'm winding him up, he's working hard. What you hear on the tape is just a reflection of the passion Christian brings. But he is not a mean, abusive person." TERMINATOR SALVATION director McG defends Christian Bale's foul-mouthed outburst which was caught on tape on the set of the sci-fi movie.

28th April 2009

Quote: "I haven't seen him since, but when I meet him I'm going to say, 'What the f**k were you doing?'" Michael Caine plans to reprimand his The Dark Knight co-star Christian Bale for his angry outburst on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION.

1st April 2009

Quote: "I'd absolutely love to go into movies. GOSSIP GIRL is a very good platform for everyone on the show. If I could play anyone it'd probably be Batman." Chace Crawford wants to step into Christian Bale's role.

18th March 2009

Fact: Linda Hamilton has landed a role in the upcoming Terminator SALVATION movie - 25 years after finding fame in the original TERMINATOR film. Hamilton, who played heroine Sarah Connor in 1984's THE TERMINATOR and 1991's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, has provided a short voiceover at the start of the new movie, in which Christian Bale plays her son, John.

16th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you Christian Bale, who has replaced me as the person most synonymous with recorded celebrity meltdowns." Alec Baldwin starts his hosting stint on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live by poking fun at Batman Bale, who recently apologised for a lengthy on-set rant aimed at a crew member, which was recorded for insurance reasons and leaked.

7th February 2009

Quote: "Please Michael Phelps, swim in the next Olympics! This guy has a god given talent. So he smoked a bit of weed; plenty of our presidents have. Everybody makes mistakes, bounce back, do not waste that god given talent, swim in the next Olympics." Actor Christian Bale urges the Olympic gold medallist to ignore critics over his recent marijuana drug scandal and continue training for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

6th February 2009

Quote: "If anybody ever sees that I (think I) really am better than everyone else, stick a fork in my backside, turn me over, I will be done, that's not me." Hollywood actor Christian Bale insists he has not let fame inflate his ego.

6th February 2009

Quote: "A lot of people have said that I'm being a bully to him - that's an insult to Shane. I couldn't have bullied him if I tried, he is a big guy! He's much bigger than me, he's an ex friggin football player. This is not orphan Annie that I'm going off on." Hot-tempered actor Christian Bale sounds off on his obscene outburst at assistant director SHANE HURLBUT on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION. A recording of the four-minute tirade, taped last July (08), leaked online on Tuesday (03Feb09).

6th February 2009

Quote: "I have never seen a tantrum on a film set. Not ever. Ever. Certainly not while I have been around. I don't think it happens very often." DAME Judi Dench maintains Christian Bale's taped tirade on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION was unprofessional.

5th February 2009

Quote: "It's a very stressful situation, especially when you're putting your emotions on the line. It's hard to be in that moment and mess something up." SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh offers his support to fellow movie superhero Christian Bale after his much-publicised and profanity-laced TERMINATOR SALVATION on-set attack on a fidgeting assistant director hit the Internet.

4th February 2009

Fact: Christian Bale's foul-mouthed rant on the set of the new Terminator movie has been turned into a dance music track by Los Angeles producer REVOLUTION.

8th September 2008

Quote: "It's what acting is really about - finding those roles where you can disappear. It's not about the celeb thing. There are those like Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, who transport you. They change themselves. That's the Mecca of my profession." Thandie Newton aspires to be a character actress.

29th July 2008

Quote: "I would have been happy with this movie even if it hadn't broken so many box office records. I'm used to being in movies that five people go to!" A humble Christian Bale reflects upon the huge success of THE DARK KNIGHT at the movie's Tokyo, Japan premiere on Monday (28Jul08).

24th July 2008

Quote: "I'm terrible with gadgets. I touch one and it breaks! I'm completely behind in terms of the 21st century. I do love motorbikes though. That's the one thing. I tend to break them as well but I enjoy them right up until I break them!" Batman star Christian Bale isn't too good with new toys.

20th July 2008

Quote: "She loves HEATH (LEDGER) as the Joker. She wants the Joker to come and visit us all the time." Christian Bale admits his daughter is a big fan of Batman's villainous foe.

16th July 2008

Quote: "When he was in that suit, sweat would just drip off of him. He would stand and there was like a puddle." Morgan Freeman had no desire to try on Christian Bale's rubber Batman costume on the set of THE DARK KNIGHT.

16th July 2008

Quote: "He's created this anarchic, Sid Vicious-like punk rock JOKER." BATMAN Christian Bale is still shaken by late co-star Heath Ledger's performance as villain The Joker.

8th July 2008

Quote: "Before we were involved, the Batman franchise had gone to pot - everyone knows that. And to be honest, when we took it on, it was a big gamble; an awful lot of people thought we were destined for failure." BATMAN BEGINS star Christian Bale is proud to have helped revive the Batman formula.

24th June 2008

Quote: "It takes a long time to accept that someone's gone, when all body and mind are telling you that this is somebody you will know for a great deal of time. He was something of a kindred spirit to myself." Christian Bale still struggles to believe his THE DARK KNIGHT co-star Heath Ledger is dead.

28th May 2008

Quote: "We would have somebody with a Geiger counter at every dinner, scanning each plate." Former child star Christian Bale recalls working on MIO IN THE LAND OF FARAWAY in the Ukraine a month after the 1986 explosion at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear-power plant.

24th May 2008

Quote: "I love Christian Bale; he's very handsome." Donald Trump's daughter IVANKA has a celebrity crush on Batman.

7th May 2008

Fact: Rap star Common has been added to the cast of the fourth Terminator movie, TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS. Christian Bale will star in the sci-fi film, which will be directed by McG.

14th March 2008

Quote: "It was wonderful to get a chance to work with him." Christian Bale breaks his silence about the death of THE DARK KNIGHT costar HEATH LEDGER.

21st January 2008

Fact: Boyzone star Stephen Gately has hired Batman actor Christian Bale's personal trainer to help him get in shape for the Irish boy-band's forthcoming reunion tour.

12th January 2008

Fact: Christian Bale is set to portray legendary FBI agent MELVIN PURVIS opposite Johnny Depp's gangster JOHN DILLINGER in director Michael Mann's new movie PUBLIC ENEMIES.

30th November 2007

Quote: "I'm not an idiot, and I understand that you can only survive in this business if you have a certain amount of cachet that comes from your movies making money. But if I can circumnavigate the whole superhero character catapulting me into that realm, then that's what I want to do." 30 DAYS OF NIGHT star Josh Hartnett never wants go down the route of Tobey Maguire and Christian Bale by playing a superhero character.

28th November 2007

Quote: "If I did it, it'd be 'the movie where the guy did an Ozzy Osbourne'. Also, I don't have the sharpest of teeth." Christian Bale was reluctant to bite into a snake for his role in RESCUE DAWN - but gladly fed on a bowl of live maggots.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "Let me just say, whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really on to anything good. The number of times I've trod on that damn thing, or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical for a superhero." Batman BEGINS star Christian Bale on the difficulties of being the caped crusader.

3rd September 2007

Quote: "I truly believe he was a magician. I'll leave you to consider whether it's a little too perfect to be true or not." Christian Bale refuses to confirm whether or not his grandfather was a magician, after claiming he was during interviews for his 2006 movie THE PRESTIGE, in which Bale plays an illusionist.

24th August 2007

Quote: "If I did that at home, my wife would just be like, 'Forget about it, man. I ain't sleeping with Buffalo Bill.'" Russell Crowe insists he couldn't take a movie accent home like British actor Christian Bale did throughout the filming of western 3:10 TO YUMA.

2nd July 2007

Fact: U.S. troops stationed in Iraq will be treated to a special screening of Christian Bale's new war movie RESCUE DAWN as part of their Independence Day (04Jul07) celebrations on Wednesday, the same day the film hits cinemas in America.

16th June 2007

Fact: Christian Bale's new Batman suit for upcoming sequel THE DARK KNIGHT is made of 200 individual pieces of rubber, fibreglass and metallic and nylon mesh.

15th June 2007

Quote: "I was disappointed he never tried to shoot me." Christian Bale on his RESCUE DAWN director Werner Herzog's fiery reputation.

15th November 2006

Quote: "(The girls were) all over me, boys wanted to fight me, and I was being asked to open fetes when all I wanted to do was ride my BMX bike in the woods." Christian Bale explains how his childhood was disrupted after starring in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun aged 13.

26th October 2006

Quote: "I know the beginning and end of tricks but they would never teach me the entire trick " Christian Bale never managed to get taught a complete magic trick during the shooting of THE PRESTIGE, in which he plays a master illusionist

11th June 2006

Quote: "I want to thank him for getting rid of those bloody nipples." Christian Bale is grateful to Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for giving his batsuit a makeover.

21st December 2005

Quote: <p>"My life hasn't changed that much since Batman BEGINS, except when I'm at the supermarket the cashier goes, 'You're, you're... him,' while I'm buying Huggies (nappies)." Christian Bale. </p>

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