Christian Bale, an Academy Award winner for best supporting actor in “The Fighter,” is Nerdage’s #5 actor with geek appeal. The superstar is set to appear as Batman for the final time in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012. He comes in at No. 5 on Nerdage’s list of actor’s with geek appeal.
The successful actor also has “The Last Photograph” and “The 13 Women of Nanjing” on his upcoming schedule.
Bale is not expected to continue as Bruce Wayne/Batman once Nolan steps down from the franchise after the third film. He was quoted at Nerdage in 2008 as saying he knew that in Nolan’s Batman universe, the storyline wouldn’t move toward campier elements.
“I knew that the tone of Chris Nolan’s Gotham was one that we never wanted to have caricatures,” Bale said. “We never wanted to have the actor peeking through and winking at the audience.”
- Matt Price