Bale almost played the role of Enzo Ferrari (you know, legendary motor racing driver, the one who’s responsible for the Ferrari car, all that) in a biographic film about his life, but it eventually fell through.
The reason was that the amount of weight that had to be gained by Bale to play Ferrari was actually too much of a health risk. We have to admit that bit of info caught us by surprise since Bale is well known for losing and gaining crazy amounts of weight for his characters.
A Humble Winner
Bale may have been the one to win Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "The Fighter," but that doesn't mean he thought he was necessarily the one to deserve the award most.
In his acceptance speech on stage, he said that actor Robert De Niro was the best. There aren't many qualities we admire in an actor more than humility. Well, and awesome acting. And a killer charisma. And handsomeness. But humility is pretty high on our list, for sure.
Going Full Religious
As part of his preparations for the role of Moses in the film "Exodus: Gods and Kinds," Bale decided to go all in and read the first five books on the Old Testament, the Quran, Jonathan Kirch's "Moses, a Life," and Louis Ginzberg's "Legends of the Jews."
Hey, we're willing to bet not even Moses knew this much about Moses. You've got to give it to him. He wouldn't do a Moses any other way.
A Pet Lover
If you appreciate pet love, you're bound to swoon over this one: Christian Bale raises three dogs and two cats. In other words, the guy has a petting zoo in his house.
If you're about to finish swooning, wait a second: he actually found all of them on the street and took them in! We just might be in love with this man right now.
Bale was held by the London police for four whole hours in 2008, after an alleged family incident. The incident involved both his mother, Jenny, and his sister, Sharon, and took place at the Dorchester hotel.
Supposedly, it was rooted in a disagreement between Bale's mother and his wife. We're not sure about the details, but Bale was ultimately released and all charges against him were dismissed. We hope everyone has patched things up since then.