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Christian Bale thanks Leo DiCaprio for his career
10/06/2022, 10:09 PM
According to Christian Bale, any Hollywood starring role is first offered to fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s not until DiCaprio fits in that other actors — like him — would come into play. Does that also apply to Batman?
Christian Bale, 48, is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He became most famous in the 2000s with Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, in which he impersonated the “Dark Knight” Batman. But Bale apparently doesn’t even come close to the level of superstar Leonardo DiCaprio. At least that’s what the actor himself explained to the magazine “GQ”. “Any role someone gets, they only get because Leo DiCaprio turned it down before,” Bale literally said in an interview.
Bale goes on to say that directors and other Hollywood actors he spoke to all assured him that whatever role he would play, DiCaprio was offered first. DiCaprio was originally intended to star in the psychological thriller “American Psycho”, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The now 47-year-old dropped out and Bale finally celebrated his breakthrough as an A-lister in Hollywood with his portrayal of psychotic yuppie killer Patrick Bateman.
“Wouldn’t like his publicity”
“I think just about everyone DiCaprio’s age owes their career to the fact that DiCaprio turned down a particular project,” Bale said. However, it was unclear in the interview whether DiCaprio would have been the first to act in the Batman trilogy if he had wanted to.
The Batman actor clearly has no grudge against his acting colleague ten months younger, as he specifically assured “GQ”. “I mean, I can’t do what he does. I wouldn’t want the publicity he has. And he does it brilliantly,” said Bale, who began dating Margot Robbie on Nov. 3 in the star-studded crime comedy “Amsterdam.” by director David O. Russell on German cinema screens.