Did you know that famous feminist icon Gloria Steinem is actually Bale’s stepmom? Just in case you weren’t aware, Steinem is famous for her feminist journalist work and her political activism.
We think that’s a pretty impressive family tie right there. They may not be related by blood, but we’d like to think some of Steinem’s values somehow still stuck to Christian (or will in the future, God bless his temperamental soul).
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.
A Super Mario Fan
Bale has confessed to being a major videogames fan, and a Super Mario Bros. fan in particular, at least as a kid. We think that's super sweet and would like to invite him to play Super Mario with us.
And then grab a coffee. And catch a movie. And have dinner. And maybe meet our mom. You know, no pressure, we'll see how things go.
An Environmental Activist
It's so easy to get caught up in the limelight and forget what life's really about. That's why we love celebrities that use their fame and fortune to help others, and Christian Bale is exactly that type of celebrity!
Among the environmental organizations the actor is active in, you can find the World Wildlife Fund, the Sea Shepherd conversation society, and Greenpeace. There's nothing like using your power for a good cause, Christian.