According to Christian Bale, the world is facing a shortage of movie stars these days, because Hollywood is going with John Q. Charming instead of bona fide leading men. Of course, he’s fully aware that he’s a part of that breed that he claims is dying, as he told the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Goldman that charisma is beating out talent for big roles, and it has all led to this sort of ass-kissing culture in which suck-ups like us love to crown guys as A-listers, even if they haven’t really paid their so-called dues.
But that’s one of the things that we sort of love about Bale, that even when he proves that he’s as nice as the next guy, he’s still an unapologetic dick about things. Or maybe he’s not a dick and he’s just brutally honest. Either way, he’s in this acting game for the money (seriously, his family to...
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