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By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

It helps so much being on location. It's like the difference between performing for the rectangle of the camera versus a world being created and then the camera finds things within that. There's a huge difference in that, because what it takes away is performance. You don't feel like performing. You're just kind of doing it. You're existing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me. Set the dogs on me. Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

But I learned that there's a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there's not much else that can really get to ya.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

'Batman' took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

Planning a career, I always find that such a tricky thing, because I don't have much of a plan, really.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

Dieter Dengler was an amazing man. Who knows what he would've been had he not ever been tested in this way? It's a question that I certainly have myself. What would I be able to do in certain situations? He came out, obviously, looking like a true hero, but he didn't go in looking like that. He was not your typical image of somebody that you would think would be the tough guy who was able to endure. His lighthearted attitude, this sort of dorkiness, and naivete; it ended up being the finest tool for his survival.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

Research can be interesting, but it can be pointless as well. The realities of making a movie often are not conducive with that. I'm not knocking it. I love doing research myself, but I admit it doesn't always add to the performance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

A teenager usually wants to try to get people to notice him in some way, to feel like someone gives a damn. Me, all that attention, I just wanted to fade into the background. Be invisible. Disappear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I think it's important when you're acting to be as relaxed as possible even if you're doing something intense. You're basically in a state of dynamic relaxation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I think there's a limited amount of planning you can do, at least in the position I'm in. Maybe more successful actors can plan more than I'm able to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

Nuclear apocalypse-who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I do like taking stuff seriously that a lot of people look at as nonsense. I enjoy the insanity of that. And I like the commitment that is needed for that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

As an actor, I don't feel like it's necessary to watch a great deal of films. In fact, I think it can lead to imitation and unhealthy competition, which just isn't needed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

'3:10 to Yuma' was one that I just kept on talking and thinking about after reading it. And I think the reason is because, like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it's a very fine line that divides these two.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I've always felt that I would rather see an actor, writer, or musician's work, rather than actually know the person. If you know too much about an artist, it somehow lessens their ability to do their work as well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

There are occasions when I've pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it's absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I'm not an actor that tends to care. I don't ask "Is this a close up? Is this a master? Is this a wide? What are you doing?" If I look up and notice the camera I go "Oh, it's a big one today, must be an IMAX." And that's kinda it for me because it doesn't affect what I'm doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I was born in Wales but I'm not Welsh - I'm English.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

The only thing that I'm obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

For me any moment in front of a crowd is embarrassing, because I can't stand being in front of people. I'm probably one of the worst public speakers. I try to avoid it, but there are times when it's just too rude not to do it. But there really isn't a moment that's not embarrassing for me if I'm going to stand up in front of a crowd.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don't rely on some bag of acting tricks I've amassed over the years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

It's tough to make a good movie. I think the bigger the movies are, the worse they are. A lot of big movies make a lot of money and you kind of forget about what they are and they don't really make you think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I'll find myself having dinner with people and someone will mention something and I will say I was in that situation once. Then I'll say, forget it, it was a scene I was in. That can get to be quite confusing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

You get those occasional moments when you're absolutely calm, and you've just done something that would have scared you shitless earlier that day, and you've just done it like it was nothing. I find that very relaxing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

I would have been very happy just cruising around and enjoying the unexpected. I've never been ambitious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

Personally, I love going to see a film when you can really watch a character. If you've just read some article about who the actor is sleeping with, that's gonna be at the back of your mind all the time while you're watching the film.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I chose to tell a personal story. When you tell a movie like this that's as emotionally charged as this is, it's a risk. As one of my great cinematic heroes, Francis Coppola, would say, "If you aren't taking the highest, greatest risk, then why are you a filmmaker?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise. As an actor, you're giving it up, you're at the mercy of so many other people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I ain't the first on the list that people are sending scripts to. I'm very lucky. I've managed to put myself in the position with some directors, who will be calling me directly, and we're working on things and talking about things, but that's on a purely creative level.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I'm sure you find it fascinating. It's always interesting for everybody to look at people who've been pushed to the brink. You wonder how you would fare with that. Nobody's interested in somebody who doesn't ever really do anything. I don't have a choice in that. I will always go for those kinds of characters. Each one is a separate choice for me, but I think it's fairly natural to find yourself gravitating towards people who have done extraordinary things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three Batman films. That's enough. Let's not get greedy. It's a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

If you're smart you're just gonna be all about the work. But as a young person, you want to going out to clubs and doing all the stuff. I'm just glad I survived it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

I don't think I was particularly in need of superheroes. I never had any fascination with Superman or Spider-Man or a Batman kind of character. If it happened at all, it was imagined characters that I had invented. My dad was a role model for me. He was a fascinating man. There was intrigue and entertainment growing up with him. He gave me an edict that I still pursue: “Life should never be boring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christian Bale

You have to treat yourself like a mushroom to some degree, in order to keep on discovering things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

After the modest success of my first film, I found it very daunting to have to live with that kind of burden of expectations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christian Bale

It's a wonderful thing when your trainer is actually the person you're playing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Bale

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.