This quote that I read in the Terminator Salvation thread echoed some thoughts that my friends and I have also been having. Christian Bale is certainly not struggeling to find roles in films these days, he starred in 2 franchise blockbusters in 2 years. As a child star who actually managed to hold onto his fame he actually has made quite the name for himself but is anyone else starting to feel that maybe he's over rated? I've always liked American Psycho, I really can't fault his performance as the sociopathic Patrick Batemen. Rescue Dawn, The Prestige and to a lesser extent The Machinist also jump to mind when considering his good performances but it seems that the film that has really elevated his status was Batman Begins. Bale was lucky in a sense because his particular Batman story was being handled by the very talented directer Christopher Nolan however it was not just the writing and direction that seemed a cut above the previous bat-flicks. For once Batman actually seemed like he could physically do all the things he is supposed to be doing. His struggle was believable and Begins did not fall prey to the mistake that most of it's predecessors made by focusing too much on the villain. Add a highly sucessful sequel to that and you've got a very desirable leading man for your films. The Dark knight can quite easily be argued as the best ever Bat-flick but the more I think about Bale's performance the more I'm unimpressed by it. It's no question that Heath Ledger out shone him in that film but I also feel that Aaron Eckheart beat him in his own franchise too. In a film with 3 leading characters I feel Bale gave the worst performance and it's supposed to be his film. Don't get me wrong "worst" is comparitive, I don't think he was awful by any stretch of the imagination. From the reviews I've read of Terminator Salvation it sounds like he's given another performance of just shouting whenever he can. Not to mention his tantrum on set that got publicised. I can understand that emotions can run high under pressure but his behaviour does seem rather childish. YouTube - christian bale rant So what do you guys think? Is he over rated or can't you get enough of Bale goodness? And just for fun here's the techno remix of his rant :lol: YouTube - Bale Out - RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix!