Christian Bale Is Fan Boy-ing Out
The actor who is quite legendary in his own right sat down with GQ to talk about his new film Amsterdam but ended up talking about DiCaprio and his “phenomenal” acting skills.
“Any role that anybody gets, it’s only because he’s passed on it beforehand. It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you. It doesn’t matter how friendly you are with the directors. All those people that I’ve worked with multiple times, they all offered every one of those roles to him first,” he insisted.
Bale went on to share that DiCaprio gets to choose whatever role he wants, “and good for him, he’s phenomenal.”
Christian Bale Isn’t Jealous
Now, don’t get it twisted, the Dark Knight trilogy actor isn’t jealous of DiCaprio, if anything, he idolizes him. This gives Bale an opportunity to appreciate whatever pickings are left.
“Do you know how grateful I am to get any damn thing?” He jokingly asks GQ. “I mean, I can’t do what he does. I wouldn’t want the exposure that he has either. I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is.”
The actor has appeared in some pretty great roles himself but even some of those were passed up by the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor. DiCaprio was supposed to play the iconic Patrick Bateman in the American Psycho film released in the 2000s he passed on it and ultimately Bale played the serial killer.
Christian Bale’s New Movie Has An All-Star Cast
Shockingly enough, Bale’s latest film features several Hollywood heavy hitters minus DiCaprio, he must have wanted to sit this one out because something tells us, if he wanted a role in Amsterdam, it would be made available for him.
Don’t fear though, Bale is bringing along amazing actors like Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, John David Washington, Mike Myers, and Chris Rock, honestly, the list is long and pretty “phenomenal”.
Christian Bale’s Time In Hollywood Is Ending
The actor also touches on the topic of retiring from Hollywood after his amazingly long and successful career. “I could just go forever not working,” he tells GQ. The publication points out that he would be within his rights, he has 35 years of movies under his belt and he started acting when he was 13.
The actor says that after having three big moves come out this year, it’s overkill. “Nobody needs that. I don’t need it. No one else needs to see me that much.” Yes, we do, sir.