The Dark Knight actor Christian Bale is on his way to being a daddy of two. Bale and wife Sibi are already parents to daughter, Emmeline. The Machinist star married his wife Jan. 29, 2000 and welcomed their eight-year-old daughter in 2005.
Bale and his wife were recently spotted together at the 86th Academy Awards March 2, 2014. Bale was nominated for Best Actor for his role in American Hustle. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
During Bale’s walk down the red carpet, the daddy of two remained quiet on any baby news. However, he did point out his wife’s growing belly to a friend. In a 2012 interview, the actor described how being a father is “the best thing ever.” “Nothing can prepare you for fatherhood,” he said. “I don’t want to leave my daughter’s side for one second.”
Bale’s wife supported him during his promotional tour for American Hustle. Before meeting Sibi, the American Psycho actor never imagined himself getting married. “I never planned to marry,” he said, “Everyone was divorced in my family, so I didn’t have very healthy ideas about marriage.”
Bale’s first role was in the the Steven Spielberg film Empire of the Sun. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. He is best known for his performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
The 3:10 to Yuma star is known as a method actor. He lost 70 pounds to play Trevor Reznik in The Machinist. He shed more weight for his role in the 2010 film The Fighter. He, then, packed on the muscle in order to play Bruce Wayne. “Believe me, I don’t go looking for these things,” he said about his commitment to such drastic weight changes. “If it does happen, it’s like, ‘Oh damn, I have to do that again, because I just tend to fall for the movie, the character, and then I’ll realize, ‘Oh man, I gotta do that.'”
For his role in American Hustle, Bale sported a goatee, shoulder-length hair and a beer belly. During the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts Awards in West Hollywood in January, director of the movie David O. Russell recalled what Jennifer Lawrence said about working with the ever-changing Bale. “‘I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he’s a really fat guy,'” Russell remembered Lawrence saying.
The 2013 comedy drama won three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. American Hustle also received 10 Academy Award nominations. The film became the second to be nominated in four acting categories since 1981. Along with Bale, the cast included Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams.
Bale, soon-to-be daddy of two, can be seen next in Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic Exodus. He will play the role of Moses. The film premieres Dec. 12. The actor will also been seen in the upcoming film Knight of Cups. However, the release date is unknown.
By April Littleton