Ten fun facts about Christian Bale

Fact 1
Born in the UK, his full name is Christian Charles Philip Bale.

Fact 2
Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Mary Harron originally selected Christian Bale to take the lead role in 2000’s “American Psycho”. However, the role was taken from him and given to Leonardo DiCaprio. A short time later it was given back to Christian Bale.

Fact 3
The actor appeared in two movies back to back that featured dancing. These films were “Newsies” and “Swing Kids”. He took dance classes for 10 weeks to train for these two roles.

Fact 4
In 1994, he was handpicked by actress Winona Ryder to appear aside her in the film “Little Women”.

Fact 5
Christian Bale’s first acting role was at age 9 in 1983. He appeared in a commercial in the UK for Pac-Man cereal.

Fact 6
In 2005, he became the seventh actor to take on the iconic role of Batman in a film. This was in the film “Batman Begins”. He is the first non American born actor to portray Batman.

Fact 7
His very first role was in the movie “Empire of the Sun” when he was 13 years old. The movie was directed by Stephen Spielberg.

Fact 8
For his leading role in the film “The Machinist,” Christian Bale lost a staggering 63 pounds to make himself look more emaciated.

Fact 9
In 2002 Christian Bale was asked to reprise his role of “American Psycho” character Patrick Bateman in the film “The Rules Of Attraction”. He turned down the opportunity.

Fact 10
Christian Bale was originally considered for the iconic role of Jack Dawson in the film “Titanic”. However, he lost the role to Leonardo DiCaprio.

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