Christian Bale quotes

Born
30 January 1974, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Occupation
Actor.

Christian Bale is an English-American actor.

I only sound intelligent when there’s a good script writer around.
– Christian Bale

I’m an actor I’m not a politician. I always kick myself when I talk too much about family, or personal things.
– Christian Bale

I don’t personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene.
– Christian Bale

I think mostly it’s the adventure that I will have in making the movie. That’s what I look for.
– Christian Bale

I don’t think I’m like any of the characters I’ve played – they’re all really far from who I am.
– Christian Bale

I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention.
– Christian Bale

I started my career without fans.
– Christian Bale

Well, it’s embarrassing to be a star.
– Christian Bale

The only thing that I’m obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure.
– Christian Bale

I never want to feel that I’m playing it safe.
– Christian Bale

In honesty, there are probably a lot of stories that can be told with Batman. I like the idea of him growing older and he can’t quite do it as much anymore.
– Christian Bale

It’s the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
– Christian Bale

I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.
– Christian Bale

The interesting thing about a movie is the movie.
– Christian Bale

I put on weight like Santa Claus. I just get this belly that kind of extends out.
– Christian Bale

But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn’t mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out.
– Christian Bale

I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It’s wonderful, isn’t it?
– Christian Bale

My dad was the biggest influence on my life because he was never boring.
– Christian Bale

In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We’re in love with each other beyond belief.
– Christian Bale

If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn’t be so adored in the slightest.
– Christian Bale

There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it – roaming the world.
– Christian Bale

I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do.
– Christian Bale

I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don’t rely on some bag of acting tricks I’ve amassed over the years.
– Christian Bale

 

The biggest rebellion I could’ve ever had with my father would be to work in a bank. He would have disowned me. As long as I was doing something where I didn’t have to wear a tie, I was good.
– Christian Bale

Look, I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliche of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly.
– Christian Bale

‘Batman’ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.
– Christian Bale

I have a fear of being boring.
– Christian Bale

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I’m not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I’ll just see what happens with it.
– Christian Bale

I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
– Christian Bale

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character’s complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism – that’s what I was saying about the difference between the character’s message and the film’s message.
– Christian Bale

A teenager usually wants to try to get people to notice him in some way, to feel like someone gives a damn. Me, all that attention, I just wanted to fade into the background. Be invisible. Disappear.
– Christian Bale

An actor should never be larger than the film he’s in.
– Christian Bale

I don’t have acknowledged preferences of characters.
– Christian Bale

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.
– Christian Bale

I’m English. Our dentistry is not world famous.
– Christian Bale

Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it’s true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have.
– Christian Bale