Sounds absurd, we know! But it’s true. The actor has confessed to having a really hard time watching his own movie, but it’s not because he’s hyper self-conscious or anything.
Being the sensitive man that he is, every time Bale even thinks of watching “The Dark Knight,” he’s reminded of the tragedy that happened in the Aurora theatre. No matter how hard he tries he just can’t stop thinking about it.
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.
Wake Up, Sleepyhead
Sometimes we're not even able to fall asleep in a bed properly, so we think it's mind-blowing that Christian Bale was able to fall asleep while shooting "Batman Begins" – but it's a true story! The actor actually snoozed during his first scene with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine and missed the director calling "action."
He soon woke up, as Caine was poking him in the ribs. Some way to wake up, huh?
Rumor has it that Christian stopped eating red meat after he read about Wilbur from the book "Charlotte's Web" by author E. B. White. The children's book follows a friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider, and it seemed to have struck a chord with little Bale.
How sweet is that? Seems he was always into protecting animals. Christian has it all.