Christian Bale acknowledged that he felt the pain of insecurity when he was next to Heath Ledger in the set of Batman: The Dark Knight. The two actors clashed body and soul in Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece, considered by many to be the best superhero movie in history. However, the work of both had very different results, depending on the needs of the characters, despite the fact that the objectives were the same.
As you know, Heath Ledger won the Oscar Award posthumously for his performance as the Joker. To date, his work is synonymous with positive comments and a lot of bombast. And it is that his role as a villain in the film was immediately positioned as unforgettable in history, thanks to the skill of the script, the direction of the aforementioned filmmaker and the heart of the interpreter.
“Heath Ledger, my God, what an interpretation. What a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with him and just see him and check out everything he put of himself into the Joker,” Bale told GQ. “I was watching him do it and I was like, ‘Yeah, this is absolutely fantastic. There is no problem here’. But when Chris [Nolan] and I sat down for the first time, we said, the problem with Batman is that the villains are always more interesting, right? And Batman, in fact, is very close to being a villain himself. So let’s never let him become boring by comparison.”
However, in the end it was Heath Ledger who stole the Show, despite the fact that the protagonist of the story is Christian Bale’s Batman. The actor began to notice and for a moment had doubts as to whether his character was turning into a very boring one.
“Unfortunately, I was sitting there saying ‘I feel a little bored by comparison because Heath is giving it his all on this,'” he confessed.
However, Bale assured that filming Batman: The Dark Knight It has been one of his greatest joys. Reason why there is no regret in anything that happened during those months on set:
“But I am very proud of that film, I love it. the knight of the night she is absolutely extraordinary, and it was a pleasure to have been able to work with Heath.”
Batman: The Dark Knight Released in 2008, it maintains high scores on the most respected review sites. For example, on Metacritic it has an 84 rating. While on Rotten Tomatoes it equals the critic and public score with 94%. On IMDb it has a 9.0 rating and remains at number 3 of the best movies in history.
Christian Bale is also considered by many to be the best Batman in cinema.
Luis Angel H Mora My Hogwarts letter never came, so I focused my life on movies. I like to write, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and parties where I wear an astrologer. John Williams and The Killers musicalize the drama of my life.
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Christian Bale felt insecure comparing himself to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight