Oozing such impressive intelligence, it’s hard to believe that someone like Christian Bale never made it through high school. The actor never ended up getting his high school diploma, as he was kicked out at the age of 16.
We’re not really sure if that matters, though, since he didn’t really seem to have needed that diploma to get ahead in life. Some people just ‘have it’ and Mr. Bale certainly has.
His Insecurity About the Batman Role
After having played Batman thrice remarkably, no one would dare doubt Bale's compatibility for the role. But before he actually got it, he himself sure did. The actor shared in an interview that when auditioning for Christopher Nolan, he tried to alter his voice into something more growl-like since he thought his real voice wasn't animalistic or manly enough to fit Batman.
He confessed to having felt rather ridiculous while auditioning and said he was positive he had failed miserably. But, whaddayaknow – it worked!
Less Drooling, Please
At one point when filming one of the Batman films, Bale was actually asked not to drool. Yep, that's right. When interviewing for Esquire UK, the actor recalled a scene where his character was supposed to pass out.
Bale had imagined that realistically, in such a situation, a person might very well drool uncontrollably. However, actor Michael Caine and director Christopher Nolan were less into it and told him to cut it out. We second that.
If you're not yet in love with Christian Bale, this will surely do it: it turns out that Bale used to train in ballet as a kid! Yes, ballet. Like, Billy Elliot style.
Can you imagine little Christian trying to achieve the perfect pirouette or doing a Pas de Bourrée? Because now we can't stop imagining it, and we're pretty sure we'll never be able to stop.
No Rom-Coms, Thank You
If you love rom-coms as much as we do (hey, we're all entitled to our guilty pleasures), you'll probably be disappointed to hear that Christian Bale will never agree to take part in one.
When the actor was asked about it in a 2018 interview he gave to The Guardian, he seemed to be shocked by the thought anyone would ever think of casting him in a romantic comedy. We believe the words "insane" and "lost their minds" were used. Oh well, we're still allowed to dream.