Jovial Bale on ‘The Fighter’

Posted by · 9:00 am · December 8th, 2010

There have been plenty of Christian Bale interviews hitting the web these days on the heels of “The Fighter” junket recently.  I happened to click on this one at Awards Campaign this morning and was totally charmed so I figured I’d post it up for you:

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  • 1 12-08-2010 at 10:54 am

    Mike said...

    he looks like he is gearing up to play Jesus

  • 2 12-08-2010 at 10:58 am

    Casey Fiore said...

    I don’t know if anyone else has read Rex Reed’s review of this film yet but it is obscenely offensive. If you don’t like a film that’s one thing, but if you do like it pretty well, why go out of your way to say nasty, just downright mean things about the living, breathing people the film is about. I can’t understand this wrap-up for the life of me:
    “These are characters so repulsive that it’s hard to care what happens to them, but it’s to the credit of a superb cast that you do end up caring. ”
    He acknowledges that this is a true story. He then goes on to say that the characters are repulsive and are made likable only by great performances. If the performances reflect real people, and you think the performances are good, doesn’t that mean that, despite their faults, these are not “repulsive” people?

  • 3 12-08-2010 at 11:00 am

    Jack Wyle said...

    Rex Reed is a very, very small man.

  • 4 12-08-2010 at 1:39 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    “he looks like he is gearing up to play Jesus”

    Didn’t he already play Jesus in a TV movie?

  • 5 12-08-2010 at 3:05 pm

    Chris G. said...

    Haven’t you heard? Batman is Jesus.

  • 6 12-08-2010 at 4:37 pm

    Derek 8-Track said...

    Mel should try and be this nice again.

  • 7 12-08-2010 at 5:39 pm

    m1 said...


  • 8 12-08-2010 at 5:51 pm

    Chris said...

    I would like to quote The Social Network before I make my comment.
    “It’s kind of embarrasing so you should take it as a sign of trust that I would tell you that”.

    I had no idea Christian Bale was English. None at all. Has he done interviews with an American accent, or….?

  • 9 12-08-2010 at 6:18 pm

    Justin said...

    I saw “The Fighter” last night at a screening and Bale was fantastic. When it showed the real Dicky at the end of the film, it was amazing to see how well Bale nailed the mannerisms of that man.

    So far it’s the best performance I’ve seen this year and I would be very surprised if he didn’t go home with a Best Supporting Actor statue come Oscar night.

  • 10 12-08-2010 at 6:49 pm

    Speaking English said...

    He’s from Wales, Chris.

  • 11 12-09-2010 at 2:53 am

    Mike said...

    @Chris he tends to do some of his interviews in an American accent..I know he did just about all the press for Batman Begins with one.

  • 12 12-09-2010 at 3:59 am

    Chris G. said...

    He usually does press for the movies he’s in with the accent his character has, to “not confuse the audience” as in I don’t think he wants to remind the audience that he’s acting.

    I don’t know if he stopped that trend.

  • 13 12-09-2010 at 9:03 am

    Chris said...

    Oh whoa!
    And he’s never been nominated for an oscar before. Well this guy would’ve been voting for him! The first thing I said to my friend after viewing the trailer for the fighter was; “Christian Bale was unrecognizable. He WILL win the Oscar this year”.
    I may not know where he’s from, but you can’t deny that performance, even from the trailer.

  • 14 12-09-2010 at 9:53 am

    Dave said...

    This movie looks pretty good. If you guys want to get more information about Christian Bale’s character, Dickey, go to There’s a documentary called “High on Crack Street” about him doing drugs and living in Lowell in the 90’s. It’s pretty interesting.
    that’s the link or you can check out the dvd here

  • 15 12-09-2010 at 4:12 pm

    JJ1 said...

    I would love for Bale to win the Oscar. I know he comes off harsh/cold at times (in real life). But as far as Oscar winning goes, Rush has won already. And Bale consistently gives stellar-to-great performances and goes relatively unnoticed. I’ll be cheering him on.

  • 16 12-10-2010 at 1:15 pm

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