Wednesday 5 October 2022 09:55 PM Christian Bale says he owes his career to Leonardo DiCaprio declining movie ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 09:55 PM Christian Bale says he owes his career to Leonardo DiCaprio declining movie ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 09:55 PM Christian Bale says he owes his career to Leonardo DiCaprio declining movie ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 09:55 PM Christian Bale says he owes his career to Leonardo DiCaprio declining movie ... trends now

Christian Bale claimed that Leonardo DiCaprio gets first dibs on every major male movie role in Hollywood in a new interview. 

The Batman actor, 48, said that 'to this day, any role that anybody gets, it’s only because he's passed on it beforehand' while speaking with GQ

Bale added that he and other actors in the 47-year-old Titanic star's age range owe their careers to him: 'I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is.'

Hollywood insight: Christian Bale claimed that Leonardo DiCaprio gets first dibs on every major male movie role in Hollywood in a new interview with GQ

Hollywood insight: Christian Bale claimed that Leonardo DiCaprio gets first dibs on every major male movie role in Hollywood in a new interview with GQ

'It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you. It doesn’t matter how friendly you are with the directors. All those people that I’ve worked with multiple times, they all offered every one of those roles to him first,' the English actor added.

'I had one of those people actually tell me that. So, thank you, Leo, because literally, he gets to choose everything he does. And good for him, he’s phenomenal.'

The conversation came about when interviewer Zach Baron brought up the fact that DiCaprio - who started out in the movie business as a child just like Bale, and is only 10 months younger than him - was first cast in the 2000 film American Psycho ahead of Bale.

First dibs: The Batman actor, 48, said that 'to this day, any role that anybody gets, it¿s only because he's passed on it beforehand'; Bale pictured 2022

DiCaprio pictured 2021

First dibs: The Batman actor, 48, said that 'to this day, any role that anybody gets, it’s only because he's passed on it beforehand'; (L) Bale pictured 2022, (R) DiCaprio pictured 2021

Thanks, Leo! The actor added: 'I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is'

Thanks, Leo! The actor added: 'I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is'

Though Bale eventually ended up starring as Patrick Bateman - a New York City investment banker by day, and a serial killer by night - after DiCaprio dropped out, he had apparently lost five other movie roles to him in the 90's, including Titanic. 

Bale stressed 'it's not just me' and that every male lead is first offered to the Gatsby actor.

Asked whether he took it personally, Bale replied: 'No. Do you know how grateful I am to

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