Christian Bale Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ
Christian Bale breaks down a few of his most iconic characters from ‘American Psycho,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy, ‘The Fighter,’ ‘The Machinist,’ ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Vice,’ ‘Empire of the Sun,’ ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘The Pale Blue Eye.’
Christian Bale will star in AMSTERDAM, in theaters October 7, 2022, and THE PALE BLUE EYE, premiering on Netflix on December 23, 2022.
00:25 American Psycho
04:53 The Dark Knight Trilogy
08:29 The Fighter
10:00 The Machinist
12:03 The Big Short
16:17 Empire of the Sun
21:46 The Pale Blue Eye
Director – Graham Corrigan
Director of Photography – Brad Wickham
Editor – Graham Mooney
Talent – Christian Bale
Producer – Arielle Neblett
Associate Producer – Camille Ramos
Production Manager – James Pipitone
Production Coordinator – Jamal Colvin
Talent Booker – Dana Mathews
Camera Operators – Chris Alfonso and Matthew Dinneny
Audio – Rebecca O’Neill
Production Assistant – Kameryn Hamilton
Post Production Supervisor – Rachael Knight
Supervising Editor – Rob Lombardi
Post Production Coordinator – Ian Bryant
Assistant Editor – Andy Morell
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He’s one of the most dedicated actors of his generation. He stands out because of the commitment and reality he brings to every performance. He’s a visceral actor.
@Emile Poncelet ok so only two people then.
@Numaan Tahir i do
@Emile Poncelet Ikr? I don’t get the hate. Cardi B is a very talented actor
@Emile Poncelet said no one ever
Christian says nothing but good things about the people he’s worked with, at every opportunity he puts someone else in the spotlight. Such a rare thing to see in someone so talented
@Anthony Bonica that’s not surprising
@no youtube name He said he was bored and that the greenscreen was overused.
@Anthony Bonica Oh really haha, what did he say?
Except love and thunder lol
One of his most iconic voice acting roles was as Howl in “Hayao Miyazaki” Howls Moving Castle. He also voiced Thomas in Pocahontas
Howl is honestly my favorite ghibli film and it was the movie that I was able to watch with my sister and Introduce her to anime
@kuhalko yeah in the English dub
he was howl??? holy fck
We already know Daniel-Day Lewis is on there as well, so who is number 3?
He’s in The New World which is actually the story of “Pocahontas” and her tragic encounter with colonists.
He’s in one of my favourite movies all time. His role in The Prestige is magnificent
extremely underrated film
I was hoping he’d talk about that one
One of my favorite films
Mr. Bale, the prototype of a real human being and absolutely one of the top 3 actors of all time.
and a real hero?
@PiratesLifeForMe Daniel Day Lewis
Real human bean
2 other actors i will say Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio
Tony Leung, Anthony Hopkins
The way Christian Bale completely understands the satire of American Psycho is so refreshing cause often actors never comment on the actual message of their films, in fact they avoid it. Especially if it’s a movie like that one.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is always on a campaign to educate people on 500 days of summer
Yes but what about his eye wart?
That’s why it’s such good satire, because it’s realistic
nah im literally patrick bateman
I don’t even think of him as a celebrity, just a pure artist. What an actor!
I’m not even exaggerating when I say, Bale’s performance in American Psycho is one of the best ever on screen
@Conn Stevenson Haha 😂 I know that reference
Impressive. Very nice.
Let’s see Paul Allen’s performance.
Great comment, now if you’ll excuse me, I have to return some video tapes
@Dance With Yasmine same 😭❤️
So true ! Going to watch it for the 100th time right now 😅
Accepting the challenge of playing Batman because “If I don’t have the skill to rise above that, then I don’t deserve to” is exactly the mentality that makes Bale one of the best actors in the world. Impressive is an understatement for this guy. Pure genius at his craft.
Actors like Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, Jake Gyllenhaal, heath ledger, Denzel Washington, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun, Lakieth Standfield, Gary Oldman, Joaquin Phoenix are the reason why I love film. They are so captivating within each role and they keep my eyes glued to the screen.
Anyone else wanna add tom hardy? Love his roles, especially his roles in Legend as he played both ronnie and reggie haha.
@Deadshot Daiquiri Agreed and even his voice acting in invincible portrayed such emotion and really made the show what it was. Excited to see what he does in the future.
Nice to see some Sam Rockwell love. He’s extremely underrated.
@Chango Malandro totally disagree, you need to watch his episode of black mirror