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Christian Bale: Gymnastics Class Hero

Christian Bale: Gymnastics Class Hero

Christian Bale takes his 4-year old-daughter to a gymnastics academy in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (April 15).

The 35-year-old British actor will be soon promoting his new movie Terminator Salvation, which arrives in theaters May 21. The official film site is at TerminatorSalvation.com.

Christian‘s work in The Dark Knight is up for a Best Male Performance nomination for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. You can get your votes in at MTV.com.

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Credit: Kevin Perkins/Pedro Andrade; Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline
Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic

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  • ….

    My vote goes to Liam Neeson and Twilight not this scary dude.

  • jpfan

    cute child
    creepy dad

  • http://www.ourpathtoprosperity.com/ lisa

    What a great way to bound with your daughter who is such a cutie

  • dancer

    They always look miserable.

  • chels

    He looks gaunt.

  • Jenn

    Bale is awesome.

  • http://baldouting.blogspot.com bald outing

    i’d be scared to have him as my dad, imagine if she misses her landing after a gymnastics jump…

  • Blueyes

    Why is he creepy? I don’t get those comments. Dancer: they look miserable cause the man can’t spend some time with his daughter without being filmed. And I think its great to see him taking his child to her gymnastic class and not a nanny or an assistant. Just wish others would see it for what it is, a father trying to enjoy his daughters childhood before shes all grown up.

  • n.o.l.a.

    This man needs anger management and either way he’s gross~

  • OATH

    Almost spitting my coke at bald outing’s comments
    =======================================

    so very true

  • grammarie

    The darkness is getting to him making a Dark Man and he should take classy and humility lessons from the real White Knights like Colin Firth,Luke Mably,Ben Barnes,Rob Pattinson,Henry Cavill,Eric Bana,Robert Downey Jr and most of all Hugh Jackman.

  • MiHay

    Blueyes- I couldn’t agreee more.

    His daughter is absolutely adorable :-)

  • I hate it when Bale is on jj

    All the psychotic creeps come out with their nasty comments. Seriously, this site has the most mentally deranged haters ever. I would, however, like to add my positive two cents. Christian Bale is an awesome actor and the third picture is adorable.

  • Jen

    Hey Granmarie—do some research on your ‘white knights’ like Robert Downey, Jr and the run ins they’ve had with the law and severe drug abuse before you go holding them up on a perfect pedestal.

  • Tanya

    Oh please, bald outing, it’s obvious from every picture with his daughter that Christian absolutely adores his daughter and vice versa. I was a total Daddy’s Little Girl and everyone thought my father was really intimidating (he’s a retired Marine Sergeant), but he’s always been loving and gentle with me. Tough guys love their little girls. These pictures remind me of me and Dad when I was a little girl. I’m getting wistful.

  • Sashalize

    I always find it interesting that people so closely align their opinions with that of the various tabloids out there. Please, Christian Bale is fantastic actor and great man. Have any of you “haters” read Michael Caine’s recent comments on the incident where he clearly said that if it was him he would have also gone ballistic. We’re all human and have a right to have a bad day. These photos are if anything indicative of his love and sweet nature.

  • http://bloggingbale.blogspot.com Layne

    She’s adorable! And he’s anything but creepy.

  • raquel

    #16 & #17. Totally agree!

    He’s NOT creepy. CAN’T WAIT FOR this movie to come out. LOVE Mr. Bale!! Amazing actor!! His little princess is a cutie pie.

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    There are special classes for HOMOSEXUALS either, folks?

  • ricky

    I agree with Blueeyes. Imagine how you’d feel if every time you left your home or took your kid to gymnastics, there was some pap photographing the whole thing. And then JJ goes and names the gymnastics studio, too. You guys are really great. Is that so some stalkers can bother them, too? Leave him alone already. Great actor. He made a mistake. Now get over it.

  • ME ME ME

    WHAT IRRITATES THE HELL OUTTA ME,IS THE IDIOTS WHO CONSTANTLY BASH THIS GORGEOUS,SEXY MAN WEEK AFTER WEEK!!!! LET ME ASK ALL THE BASHERS AND HATERS THIS: WHY THE HELL DO YOU CARE?!!!! WHY ARE YOU COMMENTING ON HIM,IF YOU DESPISE HIM SO MUCH?!!!!! WHY WASTE YOUR TIME?!!! YOU DON’T KNOW HIM!!!!!

    HE IS THE MOST TALENTED,HARDWORKING,DOTING,CARING,MOST LOVING FATHER/ACTOR,I’VE EVER SEEN,AND HE SHOULD BE RESPECTED FOR THAT. SO DAMN WHAT HE HAD A MOMENT OF ANGER,THAT’S WHAT MAKES HIM A HUMAN BEING,AND IT SHOWS THAT HE’S NOT PERFECT. THE MAN CARES DEEPLY ABOUT MAKING A GREAT MOVIE,AND IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS CRAFT,TO ME,THAT’S SEXY AS HELL!!!

    SO WHY DON’T YOU INSENSITIVE,LAME,SELF FULFILLED,JUDGMENTAL,EXECUTIONERS SAVE YOUR COMMENTS FOR SOMEONE YOU REALLY ADORE,LIKE PEE WEE HERMAN OR BILLY BOB THORNTON!!!!
    (please excuse my caps,but I’m pissed!!!!)

  • toni

    He seems like a very devoted father. All of the pictures of him and his daughter are candid moments like this. He does not parade her around for attention and to show how great a father he is, unlike Tom Cruise. That fact alone more than makes up for his “mistake”.

  • Michaelangelo

    Right, #16.

    Don’t compare, #22.

  • plum

    cute pictures! i always tought he was a devouted father and husband and a great actor!

  • p-aki

    haha no 21 you crack me up!;;

    great actor and cute daughter. Enough said.

  • Blueyes

    @gerard Vandenberg:

    What? I’m little confused by this statement

  • oops

    Bale is a real family man.
    Every pics of him shows his non-celebritiy-manner.
    Only the cruel blind couldn’t see that.
    I really love him as an actor and a human being.

  • sarah

    Adorable daddy and baby!
    Despite of being a mega movie star, he is so down to the earth.
    He hasnt got a castle, fabulouse sports car, brand new outfit.
    I voted him as a best actor, he deserved it.

  • jgaof

    with you there, #21:)
    I don’t get it either. Apparently those “haters” just have too much free time that they can actually devote some time to HATE! totally incredible. I despise some actors/actresses, and I wouldn’t even bother to go look at their photos and make the ” I hate you so much” comments. just WAY too lame and pathetic.

  • thia

    @Blueyes:
    I’m with blueeyes and all – he seems great to me – and the comment on anger Management? because he had an outburst? haven’t we all, and some of us in more inappropriate situations? people are grasping at straws to find something to pick at

  • lena

    Tom Cruise is way better than him in many ways. You mention Cruise because of jealousy and Cruise ages hotly unlike Bale who’s pure nuts and looks 50 not 35.

  • guli

    lol @ Jen — at least RDJ seeks help unlike Bale who has a dangerous temper on the loose.

  • Blueyes

    @guli:

    What dangerous temper? He had a bad day at his job, top that off with jet lag from promoting TDK and having to deal with his crazy money seeking mom and sis who wouldn’t have lost their cool. I can guarantee that everyone at some point in their lives have lost it. At work with family the size of the blowup doesn’t matter. He’s just trying to live his life as normally as possible.

  • Nora

    Oh my god, I’m dying of cute here. Ooh, my ovaries.

    Lena, you have go to be joking about Tom Cruise. Yeah, if you think plastic surgery and botox is aging gracefully then Tom Cruise is your man. Bale looks like a man, Cruise looks like a height and sanity challenged man-child. Trust me, ain’t no one here jealous of Mr. Dangerous Cult Shilling Couch Jumper. And I agree with the earlier poster who said if this was Tom Cruise, he would not be protecting his daughter. Notice how Bale protects his daughter by holding her close to his body so her body and face are away from the cameras. Cruise, on the other hand, always faces Suri out so the paps get a good shot(all the while, Suri looks miserable). Yeah, that Cruise, what a great dad.

  • Vickie

    I agree with blueeyes and MEMEME.
    Christian Bale is an awesome actor and his daughter is so sweet looking

  • jasmine

    @bald outing…..so wild and crazy that comment :)

  • jasmine

    when the next thread starts the next accusation will be of child molestation like at tmz

  • Annonymous

    I really don’t believe that any one denies that he loves his little girl, he probably does. That however does not mean that he does not have anger issue toward other adults and things going on in everyday life. Other things probably set his anger off. Which in those type of cases he does need to seek some type of help for to manage them. Before any one leaps on me personally, I am also not disputing he is not a good actor. He’s not the greatest one alive ( but he is one of the best today.) I am saying he does need help with anger issues involving adults. He has an arrest record for abuse on others 2 times,that is documented proof – not tabloid press. That is besides his verbal abuse of late. Police records do not go away – no ones do (except juvenile offenses when they reach 18.) This could eventually hurt his career and he does eventually deserve awards for his work.

    Again I don’t dispute his love for his child or his wife. I also do not deny his talent as an actor. He just needs a little help in dealing with other adults he has to deal with and he has to deal with other adults everyday. He needs to learn how to ignore those that annoy him, maybe he should talk to someone to help understand how to do that before he gets another arrest on his record. I would personally like to see him succeed – his fans should feel the same way and wish the same for him. You should hope he gets what help he needs to become as great in his career as we know he can be. He deserves an Oscar someday for his work.

  • Blueyes

    Anonymous, and before you get all hurt and think I’m attacking you personally I’m not. But you opened this door and invited everyone in so here goes.

    If you are referring to the alleged VERBAL assault brought against him by his mother and sister. Those charges were found to have no merit what so ever and were dropped. He was never charges in this case, look it up if you don’t believe me. In fact the only people that actually know anything about what happened that day are those involved an unless you were in the room in London when he and his family had their argument there is noway you could know what really happened. In fact the only answers that have been gleamed from this case are rumors of his mom and sis trying to extort money from him, then the 2 of them insulted his wife and when that still didn’t yield the money they were after they tried using the only other thing they knew he hates most of all and that’s putting his private life into the public eye. The only real fact that has come out of those charges is that there was a verbal argument and NO physical assault took place. I’m sure if anyone of us were put under those circumstances we wouldn’t be able to keep our cool either. What all this boils down is NO ONE knows what really happened during either of these events, so lets all try a remember this fun fact, the supposed news network that broke the story on his rant was TMZ and I’m sure that they did all they could to get all the facts before they released that wonderfully colorful audio to the world. So lets try a think outside the box before we jump on the his a big dick wagon and see all sides to story. I mean I thought the Salem Witch Trails were over but apparently they’ve found a new home on the world wide web.

  • Peach

    #38 – Blueyes has stated the correct story of what happened with his mother and sister – but that is only one instance.

    You said:

    ” He has an arrest record for abuse on others 2 times,that is documented proof – not tabloid press.”

    What is the other time – of which there is “documented proof”?

  • You’re wrong #38

    Christian does not have a criminal record. The tabloids did look it up and his record was completely clean. Arrest records are public information and anyone can look them up. Don’t you think the media would be all over it if he had anything on his record?

    Like Blueyes stated there were no charges made in the verbal dispute with his mother and sister. His mother and sister later sold their stories to the tabloids which definitely hurt their credibility. In England, being arrested is different than the States. You can be arrested without charge or any evidence. Being arrested means you are being asked in for questioning. Anyone can file a complaint against you and you will be “arrested” in England. It doesn’t matter if there is any proof. Anyway, the whole point is moot because no charges were ever filed therefore the matter was completely dropped.

  • You’re wrong #38

    I’m adding to my comment above. I want to quote an article proving that Mr. Bale has no arrest record:

    A records check turned up no criminal record for Bale in Los Angeles, where he’s lived with his wife, Sibi Blazic, and their young daughter.

    http://www.theinsider.com/news/1082698_We_re_Just_Getting_Word_Christian_Bale_s_Been_Released_After_Arrest_Denies_Mom_Assault

    I realize that on the Internet, you can say anything without any veracity, but it’s also easy to prove someone wrong.

  • Rob

    great actor

  • leto

    #21 Me Me Me hate is a 2 strong word.there are a lot of people with a lot of free time.he is a good actor nothing more and nothing less.

  • ILoveVelvetGoldmine

    I think this is really cute. I went to gymnastics when I was that age and i really enjoyed it. But I had to stop because my mum made me go to Ballet. I think Christian must want her to go since he takes her. Gymnastics and Swimming are great for a child that age. Good for the bodies circulation especially for a child . Hooray!

  • Christina Viering

    Hope they are having a great time!

  • Blueyes

    Updated info for all the haters to chew on:

    Taken from livenews.com.au written and posted 4/21/09

    But now, it has been revealed by on set sources that the original target of the tirade, Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, was widely despised by the crew – and that Bale was championed for his aggressive verbal assault.

    Talking to RadarOnline, the unidentified source came forth with the truth about the DP:

    “Hurlbut was a condescending (bleep) to everyone,” the source said.

    “His favorite line was why don’t you go stab yourself in the head, you idiot.”

    Another source, who had worked with Hurlbut previously, had similar things to say about the 45-year-old.

    “I was on the crew of another film Shane was recently DP on and he was despised. Crew hated him – actors had a hard time,” the source told Defamer.

    “He would tell his crew, if he was displeased with them, to ‘Stab themselves in the heart and die’ or ‘Blow yourself up’. On this film he would constantly re-light when actors got to set and tweak during takes – it was bad.”

  • Blueyes

    Something for all the haters to chew on:

    Taken from livenews.com.au posted 4/21/09

    But now, it has been revealed by on set sources that the original target of the tirade, Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, was widely despised by the crew – and that Bale was championed for his aggressive verbal assault.

    Talking to RadarOnline, the unidentified source came forth with the truth about the DP:

    “Hurlbut was a condescending (bleep) to everyone,” the source said.

    “His favorite line was why don’t you go stab yourself in the head, you idiot.”

    Another source, who had worked with Hurlbut previously, had similar things to say about the 45-year-old.

    “I was on the crew of another film Shane was recently DP on and he was despised. Crew hated him – actors had a hard time,” the source told Defamer.

    “He would tell his crew, if he was displeased with them, to ‘Stab themselves in the heart and die’ or ‘Blow yourself up’. On this film he would constantly re-light when actors got to set and tweak during takes – it was bad.”

  • ILoveVelvetGoldmine

    Blue eyes, Christian has already apologised on KROQ for his behaviour towards Hurlburt. Just incase you didnt know he said that the ‘mental’ undertones of the (T4′s) script of the movie prompted him to react in such a manner. Apparently there’s a scene where Sarah Connor is in an instution and he said ‘She Was CRAZY’ and that scene got to him so he thought to mouth off, probably to relieve some stress from what was probably a gruelling, intense schedule of filming cyber warriors and people going insane or whatever. So there’s no need to start a witch hunt. Bale said he would never have got physical with the director of photography and ‘it wasnt like that’ at all. I guess thats what it takes to get the right results and as you can see from the trailers and stuff they are good ones.

  • Blueyes

    @ILoveVelvetGoldmine:

    Yes Velvet I know all that. I’m not trying to start a with hunt, what I want is to show all the people who have a one sided opinion on this matter is there is always more to a story than 1st seen. And instead of being close minded, its always a good idea to try and find out more information on any given subject so you have wider view. I don’t want Hulburt trashed in the media that’s not my point of posting the article. That wasn’t the original writers point either. I’m just trying educate. It’s how I try and view all the world news and media BS. I don’t form an opinion based on a gut reaction I do research and if others would do that we might have less issues in the world.

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