Let’s face it. Christian Bale is sexy. He brings equal commitment to playing a superhero, a dragon-fighter or a psycho. It seems like every role involves him getting shirtless at some point, but that’s OK because 99.9% of the man-fancying population supports such a contractual demand entirely. The other 0.1% would have, but they accidentally watched The Machinist.
After being tapped by Steven Spielberg to star in his epic period film, Empire of the Sun, he found himself thrust into the spotlight, causing enough apprehension about being a celebrity that he considered quitting his career before it really began. It was Bale’s leading turn as the serial killer Patrick Batman in American Psycho that turned more than a few heads and underscored his prodigious talents, though he followed up with more subdued performances in Reign of Fire, and Terminator Salvation. He recently portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins , The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. He recently emerged with an Oscar-winning supporting turn as a drug-addicted former professional boxer in The Fighter.