Christian Bale Reveals ‘Dark Knight’ Disappointment: “I Could Have Been A Better Batman”

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Christian Bale reveals ‘Dark Knight’ disappointment – Actor Christian Bale has revealed he didn’t do justice to the Batman character when the played him in the Dark Knight trilogy.

Christian Bale reveals 'Dark Knight' disappointment
Christian Bale reveals ‘Dark Knight’ disappointment

Bale revealed that he didn’t quite portray Bruce Wayne as well as he’d have liked in the Christopher Nolan-directed movies, also praising co-star Heath Ledger.

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“I didn’t quite manage what I hoped I would through the trilogy,” said Bale in an interview with Yahoo Movies. “Chris did, but my own sense of self is like, ‘I didn’t quite nail it.”

“Batman, he’s this very, very dark, messed-up character,” the actor added. “I found when I put on the suit I went, ‘I just feel like a bloody idiot if I don’t use this as a means to (show) his true, monstrous self that he allows to come out in that moment.’”

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“Heath turned up, and just kind of completely ruined all my plans, because I went, ‘He’s so much more interesting than me and what I’m doing.’”

Bale added that he wasn’t interested in a do-over however, saying he was done with the role. “That’s enough. I’ve got nothing else to offer it,” he said. “We did our thing.”




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