Christian Bale Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Christian Bale Quotes and Sayings

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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    An actor should never be larger than the film he's in. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I have a fear of being boring. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    It's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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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 | Refcard PDF
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    We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit. Christian Bale | Refcard PDF
  • 22
    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF






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