Christian Bale, the man who’s held up by his anger straps and has been known to let hem down occasionally, is the cover bloke for Esquire’s December issue.
Check out what Bale had to say to Esquire (via PopEater) below:
On his career:
“Well, it’s also just I’m bored s***less with myself.”
On being famous:
“Well, it’s embarrassing to be a star. Most people look at you like, ‘That’s not a f***ing job, is it?’ And then on top of that, you learn very quickly that you’re just a tool - other people are manipulating everything you do, you’re at the mercy of editors, and there’s nothing you can do. But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.
On his critics:
“I do love people ripping the s**t out of me. I don’t know what that’s about, but I love it. The more crap you give me, the happier I get.”
On journalists judging his movies:
“I’ve enjoyed interviews so much when the writer has said to me, ‘You know what? Not my thing. Didn’t like it too much.’ I find that endlessly entertaining.”
On hiding his real identity:
“Look, I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly. But it’s not what I’m about in terms of being an actor. I don’t want people to know about that.”
On what people say about him:
“I don’t care. Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth.”
Click here to read the full interview.