Less Cynical About Christian

Is actor Christian Bale secretly a nice guy? Signs point to “yes”:

He went to Aurora (as a private individual, not a representative of the Warner Brothers studio) to offer his condolences to the victims of the massacre, and his gratitude to the hospital staff at the Swedish Medical Center and The Medical Center of Aurora. 

“He just said he wanted to come to thank all of us because he has been thinking about this,” said a hospital official. “He did this out of his heart, and you could really tell. It was so sincere,” she said. “It was just, ‘Thank you.’” 

Bale and his wife Sibi also stopped by a makeshift memorial near the theater and walked among crosses erected for the murder victims. With a true superhero’s humility, Bale kept all this under the media radar. 


That wasn’t all. Last December Bale, in China for a movie premiere, traveled eight hours from Beijing in an attempt to visit Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was under unofficial house arrest. “What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say thank you, tell him what an inspiration he is,” said Bale.

All I knew about him before was his tirade at a movie crew member that became an internet meme a few years back, so it’s nice to see something about the softer side of Batman.

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