Motivational Christian Bale Quotes And Sayings

Christian Bale Quotes:- Christian Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor who is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles.

Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes

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

Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes

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

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

When it comes to films, people often don’t differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things.
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

Essentially, I’m untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I’m going to be playing.
Christian Bale


All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You’ve said that you will commit to this part, and I just can’t live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
Christian Bale

Famous Christian Bale Quotes

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

And being as I’m somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them.
Christian Bale

You’re creating a different world and the actor’s job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not.
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

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

It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That’s partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they’ve done before.
Christian Bale

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Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set.
Christian Bale

No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn’t manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should’ve done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?
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 mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn’t really onto anything good. The number of times I’m treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It’s really not practical.
Christian Bale

I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I’m getting audited and I’m on the street and I desperately need some dough and that’s the only thing that I’m getting.
Christian Bale

In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they’ll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron.
Christian Bale

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

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

I never want to turn something down because I’m afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make.
Christian Bale

What the hell kind of man decides to dress up as a bat and run around the city? There’s got to be something a little bit loose in there.
Christian Bale

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

There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And ‘Batman Begins’ was what I wanted to see.
Christian Bale

I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn’t have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.
Christian Bale

But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.
Christian Bale

The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it’s their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions.
Christian Bale

Greatest Christian Bale Quotes

So yeah, a good director will be able to listen and hear everything, but have a confident vision of his own that he can say, ‘oh yeah – that’s a great point.’ And you never know; often you can help far more than you think you can, because there’s so much more that he’s juggling than an actor.
Christian Bale

A movie star is someone people look at and go, ‘I want to be like that person’. There’s the responsibility of desire. It’s not something I’m interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?
Christian Bale

I started my career without fans.
Christian Bale

I don’t want to know about the lives of other actors and I don’t want people to know too much about me. If we don’t know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That’s the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them.
Christian Bale

I don’t get it when you get so much openness about the way movies are made, and the special effects and the behind-the-scenes stuff and all of that. I can’t help but feel like this reduces it a little bit.
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

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

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

How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun.
Christian Bale

I do like taking stuff seriously that a lot of people look at as nonsense. I enjoy the insanity of that. And I like the commitment that is needed for that.
Christian Bale

One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8, I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later.
Christian Bale

And I not only inherited an aversion to the nine-to-five routine, but the sense from my parents that being bored and boring is the worst thing that you can be.
Christian Bale

I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.
Christian Bale

I’ve always felt that I would rather see an actor, writer, or musician’s work, rather than actually know the person. If you know too much about an artist, it somehow lessens their ability to do their work as well.
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 always leave that for other people to decide because some of the things I consider to be disasters are some people’s favorite movies. And that’s what I like so much, is that you never know. Something intrigues somebody and means nothing to somebody else.
Christian Bale

Planning a career, I always find that such a tricky thing, because I don’t have much of a plan, really.
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

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 don’t have acknowledged preferences of characters.
Christian Bale

I always figure hey, look, I’m not a rock star, I’m an actor. I’m somebody who’s meant to be other people and I’m not meant to be here representing myself. I’m happier when I’m presenting myself as other characters.
Christian Bale

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

Certainly I have no attraction to misery. I don’t intentionally go for dark.
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

There are occasions when I’ve pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it’s absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is.
Christian Bale

I’ll find myself having dinner with people and someone will mention something and I will say I was in that situation once. Then I’ll say, forget it, it was a scene I was in. That can get to be quite confusing.
Christian Bale

I’d love to remain a secret and still work, but I also want people to see the movies I’m in and get a higher profile because of that. I like to think that as long as you continue choosing diverse roles, you can avoid becoming predictable.
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

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

Powerful Christian Bale Quotes

A lot of actors say that theater’s the thing for them. And that’s great, and I’m not one to speak with any authority about it because of not having done it properly. For me, movies are what I love.
Christian Bale

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

Everyone always tells you that you’re the only one that can do this or that role right, and if you say no, they go to somebody else and tell them that they’re the only one that can do it right. But when they’re talking to you, you’re always the ‘Best Actor of Your Generation.’
Christian Bale

‘The Machinist’ changed me. I learned that I really enjoy, literally, not saying a damned word for days at a time, except for what was in the scene. Whole days of… nothing. Just… standing still. I know a lot of people found it bizarre, because they’d be standing right next to me thinking, ‘Why aren’t we talking? What’s going on?’
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

There are movies where actors aren’t characters but movie stars, being cool beyond belief throughout the whole movie. That is what it is. And we reveal ourselves when we act, very often without noticing. But if I can manage to do a character without showing anything of myself, then that’s the ultimate goal for me. No leakage.
Christian Bale

Top Christian Bale Quotes

I tend to stay in character between scenes… to be rather serious on set, but here’s why, and I think people will find it surprising. I’m one of the worst ‘corpses’ on a movie set, which means you can’t keep a straight face. You start to get the giggles and you can’t stop.
Christian Bale

I’m not an actor that tends to care. I don’t ask ‘Is this a close up? Is this a master? Is this a wide? What are you doing? If I look up and notice the camera I go ‘Oh, it’s a big one today, must be an IMAX.’ And that’s kinda it for me because it doesn’t affect what I’m doing.
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

I’m not really into musicals.
Christian Bale

I’ve always believed that the director does whatever the hell he wants. That’s what you sign on for as an actor – I can’t stand it when you have actors who are trying to leverage directors into doing things they don’t want to do.
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

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