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35 Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes On Success

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. Known for his versatility and intensive method acting, Bale is considered to be one of the finest actors of his generation. He is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and was featured in the Time 100 list of 2011. Born in Haverfordwest, Wales, to English parents, Bale had his first starring role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg’s war film Empire of the Sun (1987). Following a decade of leading and supporting roles, including in Little Women (1994) and Pocahontas (1995), he gained wider recognition for portraying the serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000). In 2004, he lost 4 stone 7 pounds (29 kg; 63 lb) for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). Within six months, he gained 7 stone 2 pounds (45 kg; 100 lb) to star as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012). Bale continued to take on starring roles, including in Nolan’s period drama The Prestige (2006), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), the science fiction film Terminator Salvation (2009), and the crime drama Public Enemies (2009). He won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biographical film The Fighter (2010). This acclaim continued with his Oscar-nominated roles in Russell’s black comedy American Hustle (2013) and in Adam McKay’s satires The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). For portraying Dick Cheney in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 2019, he starred as race car driver Ken Miles in James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari. May these Christian Bale Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.” Christian Bale

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

3. “I like being responsible for myself.” Christian Bale

4. “There’s a level of confidence in the actor you’re working with that really helps a lot. It makes all the difference.” Christian Bale

5. “It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along.” Christian Bale

6. “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

7. “Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people have got to have their faith rewarded.” Christian Bale

8. “The art of survival is a story that never ends.” Christian Bale

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

10. “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

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

12. “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

13. “I feel like I’m pretty good but I don’t like to toot my own horn, you know. I want to let the work speak for itself and kind of move on to the next thing.” Christian Bale

14. “We’re all conning ourselves, one way or another, just to get through life.” Christian Bale

15. “Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth.” Christian Bale

16. “I started my career without fans.” Christian Bale

17. “I want to do good work. I want the opportunity to work with good people, and the only way I’m gonna do that is to commit 110% – you get out what you put in.” Christian Bale

18. “I think it’s important when you’re acting to be as relaxed as possible even if you’re doing something intense. You’re basically in a state of dynamic relaxation.” Christian Bale

19. “If I’m not working, I really have nothing to do with it – I’m not hanging out and mixing with film people. Not that I have anything against film people; they’re some of the best people around and some of the worst people around, just like in any business, they just gesticulate a little bit more.” Christian Bale

20. “Whatever you do, do it completely. Do it more than anybody else would.” Christian Bale

21. “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

22. “If you’re doing your job properly, you take the risk of feeling slightly foolish and delve in and bring out the emotions.” Christian Bale

23. “You have to treat yourself like a mushroom to some degree, in order to keep on discovering things.” Christian Bale

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “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

30. “You either decide to take the easy way out, which means you’re only going to disappoint yourself and everybody else, or you take the risk right now of being a fool, which is the only way you’ll end up being exhilarated later on when you actually watch the movie.” Christian Bale

31. “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

32. “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

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

34. “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

35. “It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.” Christian Bale

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