Christian Bale: The Truth About Method Acting

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Does any other actor take their roles more seriously than Christian Bale? Subscribe to our channel: When you think of Christian Bale in movies -- what do you visualize? An overweight Vice President? A future war fighter against rebellious machines? A 120 pound insomniac? A tough as nails boxing trainer? Or perhaps Batman. Yeah, we all know you definitely thought of Batman. While Batman may be Christian Bale’s most iconic role, the method actor has run the gauntlet when it comes to movie acting choices. But just how far does he go for these roles? What kind of toll does he put on his mental and physical state? And the most important question of all: is it worth it? Christian Bale is an Academy Award winning actor who has had quite a versatile career in films like American Psycho and American Hustle. Besides his films with America in the title, Bale has played a wide range of characters and completely transformed his physical appearance to do so. The method actor goes above and beyond for his choices -- often resulting in real-life issues. Watch our documentary to dive deep into the world of Christian Bale, his acting choices, and how they have impacted both his professional and personal life. See his crazy transformations over the years, his weight gains, weight losses, and the health problems that came along with it. This all builds up to his newest role in Vice, as Bale stars as former Vice President Dick Cheney. And of course we’ve all seen him transform into Batman, one of the biggest on-screen heroes. How did this all happen?! See this documentary to find out! Check out these other awesome videos! Why So Serious? The True Story Of Heath Ledger's Joker - 10 Powerful Marvel Villains Venom Has Destroyed - Our Social Media: Our Website


PhantomSavage : Christian Bale isn't an actor, he's a shapeshifter.

Grade E Quality : Meanwhile Dwayne Johnson plays the same character for the 5th time

Solidus X : Wow. Screenrant is getting so much better lately. I used to view them like a Watch Mojo knock off or a Looper knock off but Screenrant's content is so much more polished and thought filled

AxeKick80 : Christian Bale: A giant middle finger to anyone that’s ever struggled with their weight.

Samarth Srivastava : ChristianBale is so versatile, he could have played both Batman and Joker and we wouldn't have known.

David Reyna : Christian Bale is tight

Hoze 123 : in other words he is insane, insanely dedicated

Rachel Robert Davies : Fave Christian Bale role is Patrick Bateman. He even changed his teeth in real life, because everything about Bateman had to be "perfect".

Sam : Imagine if Heath Ledger lived and they cast Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in the third Dark Knight movie. Three great method actors together, each the best at their iconic roles. Not to mention Tom Hardy, also a notable method actor.

Tommy : The Prestige really is a fantastic movie and clever on so many levels. Bale and Hugh Jackman are at their absolute best. I urge anyone to watch it.

Gabe Selden : And this is why Christian Bale is by far my favorite actor. He puts his body, heart, and soul into his roles, and it is truly amazing

Deenclassic : We see Christian Bale and his amazing art... We are amazed by his body transformations on the outside, but believe me, his insides, his heart is taking a beating. This constant metamorphosis has side effects.

Daniel Kemnitz : How can Christian Bale do all these amazing things?.. *BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN !*

SgCy : I have a theory that the actor known as Christian Bale is actually portrayed by 3 different people.

Nima Hanna : "Pain is temporary, victory is forever"

danteelite : As much as I love ya Christian Bale.. Brother. Please stop. You're in for ROUGH elder years. My god. My body hurts just thinking about it.

LazyBob : Screen rant made a good video, other than their pitch meetings? What year is it?

The ClickBait Detective : So in other words Christian Bale isn’t Human.

Zeno : “Instead of getting into the dark and moody roles...”. Have you seen The Prestige? It’s quite dark.

Jason Gibson : All of a sudden his tantrum on the terminator salvation set seems a lot more forgivable

Video Game Sanctuary : Shedding years off of his life to make movies, dedication.

Luke Maynard : Christian Bale's acting technique is astouding and his intuition serves him extremely well. Gaining and losing weight is the absolute least interesting thing he does as an actor.

Malibu Dar : Dude, chill with the vocal pyrotechnics. We get it. Just talk like you're speaking to a friend, not like you're trying to sell shamwow for 20 minutes. It distracts from an otherwise well done video.

Flash : Yeah... He is the only batman for me😑😑😑

Filimon Galogavros : American Psycho is a shocking and deeply meaningful movie .

AJ Lancaster : Bale wasn’t “physically similar” during Rescue Dawn. Dude got almost as thin as he did during The Machinist...

Red Andromeda : Bale lost 55 pounds for his role in Rescue Dawn. How can you say that's staying physically similar to his Batman body?

josepca89 : Great video guys, looking forward to see this kind of vids with your channel style

T R I B E : He actually wants to be Batman in DCEU but WB never called him and Snyder choose Ben Affleck. I think if there's another Batman movie they should consider to re-hire him again. edit: I wanna see him vs Joaquin Phoenix. Both of them method actors! Batman vs Joker the reboot.

O S M A G I C : A massively underrated Bale film is Harsh Times. If you haven't seen it highly recommend.

Hyperimus : EQUILIBRIUM!!!

Ginger doesn't want to give a last name. : Millions and millions of dollars...yeah I'd do it.

HotasChilli : The best actor of all Time

kay x : Real talk, christian bale is..iconic. That dedication is insane.

ariana moore : 2:13 sexy music starts.. flashes to Christian bale topless.... mmmmm 🤤 I like your style screenrant

Fupa memes : Why is screenrant making decent content and not badly made and inaccurate top 10s?

that one channel thats just a channel : He could make a good john wick

Joseph Raja : Oh my God. He is unrecognisable. Even without much makeup for the film.

Vasse Manousaridis : Sorry but method acting doesn't mean that you portray a charactet during the whole production. It means that you use your own emotions and experiences to portray a character.

NISHCHITH NARAYAN : Bale is one of my favorite actors of all time

Zach Nelson : Empire of the sun has always been the fondest of memories from my childhood as I'm a film student at heart To say the very least I am a die hard Christian Bale fanboy I am somewhat DISAPPOINTED that "Harsh Times" is not mentioned in this video as it is an incredible performance from Bale He completely immerses himself in every role Which I appreciate and show my appreciation by watching every one of his movies

unlyricallyrics : I used to dislike Christian Bale, but then seeing him in American Psycho, Batman, The Prestige and others just makes me realize Christian Bale is pretty great

Dylan Perez : Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund is one of the greatest performances in cinema. If you’ve seen footage of the real Dick Eklund, it becomes even more apparent how much Bale nailed that role.

HeyCrabman14 : Christian Bale IS The Batman! He doesn't get the credit he deserves.

Matthew Sanchez : He is one of the most underrated actors anywhere. Many don’t even recognize him in some movie because of him much he changes.

Dizzy ForMayor : Is it going to be hard for him to change his weight so frequently? Actually no....super easy, barely an inconvenience

Sam M : He’s the GOAT actor. Period. Change my mind

selina bale : He is the greatest actor in the world 🌎 😍

Danny Ward : If you didn't mime... "I'm not wearing hockey pads" at that scene then all is lost in the world.