As noted previously, this blog is not about Christian Bale anymore. But yes, this blog post is about Christian Bale. Sorta.
I am currently having a contest with the machines. For the last few months, I’ve been taking things I’ve written, feeding them to the artificial intelligence clouds, and seeing what the machines would have written with the same topics.
I intend to write more about my learnings from this experiment at a later date, but for the article you’re reading now, I have decided to answer the most popular People Also Ask questions (according to the tool AlsoAsked, which scrapes PAAs from Google). I will then prompt an AIC to answer the same questions and publish those answers on D. F. Lovett dot com—then I’ll let both articles ride as is, and see which one does better.
I have two metrics of success:
- Organic search traffic to each blog post
- A Call to Action: people clicking a link to my abandoned blog Needless Words, which I intend to start using more. (By linking to it, I’m incentivizing myself to write for it again.)
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s answer some questions people ask the internet about Christian Bale.
Oh, and here’s a screenshot of what I’m referencing when I say people also ask questions, in case you’re uninitiated.
These tend to evolve a lot. I haven’t decided if I’ll keep this updated live. (Update: as of now, I’m trying to keep it updated. I’m not deleting anything but am adding new PAAs as they appear and other relevant searches.)
Is Christian Bale Still Alive?
Yes. If you’ve heard he isn’t, you’re falling prey to a rumor. Probably one of those dumb social media rumors that say something like #RIP[CelebrityName].
Does Christian Bale have a glass eye?
No, but it’s easy to see why you might think that. Bale has twice played characters with glass eyes: Michael Burry in The Big Short and The Guy with a Glass Eye Whose Name I Can’t Remember in Amsterdam. Also, apparently when he was shooting Amsterdam, the lens that was supposed to make it look like he had a glass eye nearly damaged his eye, which would have resulted in him having a glass eye.
What made Christian Bale famous?
Depends on who you ask, how old you are, and what you define as “famous”. His first big role was Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. Then came Newsies, which is famous in certain circles (i.e. theater kids.) American Psycho brought him his widest fame yet—but, really, if you’re talking famous famous, the answer is Batman Begins. And if your measure of fame is awards, then the answer is The Fighter.
What is Christian Bale’s ethnicity?
Ethnicity can mean a lot of different things, but I think the simplest answer is: Welsh. Or wait, no. English. He was born in Wales but he considers himself English. Yes, if you somehow didn’t know it, almost every accent you’ve ever heard him do is not his real accent.
Did Christian Bale Like Being Batman?
Okay, that’s a pretty good question. As far as I can tell, yes. Here’s a video he did with GQ where he talks about Batman. Seems positive enough:
What movie did Christian Bale win an Oscar for?
He won Best Supporting Actor for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter in 2011. He has subsequently been nominated, but not won, three more times.
How many Oscars did Christian Bale won?
Bad grammar, there, people who also ask. But the answer is one. (See above.)
Can Bale sweat on command?
That’s a cool piece of apocrypha, but no, it doesn’t sound like he can.
Although, wait, after I first wrote this, I kept seeing this pop up in various places, and maybe he can? Mary Harron seems to think so, at least.
How Much Did Christian Bale Make?
Weird question, Google. Is there a specific time frame you had in mind? I’m not going to answer this one, because I don’t like speculating on the finances of strangers.
What is Christian Bale’s Most Famous Role?
This is something of a repeat of the earlier one like this, but I’ll say Bale’s three most famous roles are:
- Bruce Wayne, aka Batman
- Patrick Bateman from American Psycho
- Dickie Ecklund in The Fighter (the role he won an Oscar for)
But he has a lot of famous roles. Lots of great performances.
How Many Kids Does Christian Bale Have?
It never even occurred to me that he might have children. I don’t know, but three seems like a reasonable guess.
Is Christian Bale English or Welsh?
He identifies as English but was born in Wales.
Is Christian Bale South African?
No. See above. He identifies as English but was born in Wales.
What is Christian Bale doing now?
He’s acting. Still acting. But as discussed in this GQ interview, he is always trying to quit.
Does Christian Bale Have Instagram?
No, and I think you can rest assured he never will. He has no social media presence. I think the aforementioned GQ article should give you a good idea of why he never will.
Who played Batman the best?
There have been a lot of good Batmans. (Or Batmen, if you will.) I still prefer Christian Bale, but there are various ways to categorize this question and I don’t feel like getting into all the criteria. Really, they’ve all been good in one way or another. Even George Clooney would’ve made a great Bruce Wayne, given the chance to be in a good Batman movie.
Do glass eyes let you see?
Which movie won all 5 Oscars?
Depends on what you mean by “all 5 Oscars.” There are a lot more than 5 Oscars. You are probably referring to “The Big Five”, which is Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay (although that is technically two different awards.)
According to Wikipedia, the answer is:
- It Happened One Night
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- The Silence of the Lambs
So bad question, but I think that’s the answer.
What actor has won 3 Oscars?
Okay, I’m sick of this. A bunch of them.
There, this was my attempt at answering the People Also Ask questions that pop up when you type “Christian Bale” into Google. Weird how quickly they stop being about Christian Bale.