Christian Bale is the most versatile actor ever. He does bodily transformations like no one else. There are many unknown facts about him. Bale in order to portray the versatile characters he chooses also does some great physical and mental transformations. He has 3 movies releasing this year which are "Weightless" , "The Promise" and "The Deep Blue Good-By." Let's have a look at some facts and figures about Bale.
Christian Bale was the first non-American actor to play the role of Batman. He used to give all his interviews in American accent in order to not confuse the audience. According to him , the main problem he faced while playing the batman was the suit. "You stick it on, you sweat, you get hot and you get a headache in the mask..........But I am not going to bitch about it because I get to play the BATMAN" he said.
He auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson in the mega buster Titanic and almost got it but people felt it wouldn't be fair if two Brits played the role of two Americans so he was dropped.
Bale admits that he was a huge fan of Terminator movies before being cast as John Connor in Terminator Salvation.
He lost 63 pounds for the movie "The Machinist." He limited his diet to an apple and a can of tuna for the whole day!!! He chewed gum and smoked cigarettes while preparing for the role. Due to extreme weight loss ,he had to face a lot of problems like he couldn't run because his legs lost muscles.
Bale had to gain weight in order to prepare for the role in "American Hustle" and again he does it with ease.
Bale was involved in an infamous incident which was recorded and heard worldwide. Bale went angry over cinematographer Shane Hurlbut and was heard assaulting him verbally. However, Bale had apologized later.
Bale is also on the board of trustees of the Dian Fossey Gorilla fund which is a charity for the protection of endangered mountain gorillas.
He admitted that he had a crush on Drew Barrymore when she visited Steven Spielberg on the sets of "Empire Of The Sun." She was 12 and he was 13 at that time.
Bale also has won an academy award in the best supporting role category for "The Fighter."
In the movie "The Fighter" Bale played Dicky Eklurd alongside Mark Wahlberg. He lost 30 pounds for the role.
Bale performs all his stunts himself , he was not allowed anywhere near the Batmobile.
Bale had his first role at the age of 8 for the fabric softener Lenor. He had his second commercial a year later for Pac-Man cereal.
Bales father was a commercial pilot, resulting in the family living in different countries. Bale recalls that constant travelling had a major impact on his career choice.