‘Batman Begins’ star faced financial woes just five years ago

May 30th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin  

London, May 30 (IANS) Christian Bale, star of “Batman Begins”, faced a financial crunch just five years ago and says he was so deep in debt that his house was repossessed. The former child artiste reveals that despite starring in hits like as “American Psycho” and “Reign of Fire”, in 2003 he wasn’t earning enough to support his wife and himself. Things started turning around for him when he got roles in “The Machinist” and “Batman Begins”, contactmusic.com reports.

Talking about his dire circumstances, he added: “I know absolutely when it was. I’m just trying to decide how comfortable I am talking about it. It is only going back five years. Absolutely, yeah. House repossession - all that.”

Bale revealed that he accepted movie roles just to be able to clear his debts, saying: “I won’t tell what it was, but it was following closely on the heels of the repossession. It ended up that I found a great many experiences from it - but the motivation was completely keeping the head above water.”

The actor says there are many other actors like him in Hollywood.

“I don’t believe that there’s an actor alive who hasn’t been in that position - and in that position many years after people recognise you and have a very wrong impression of what they imagine your life to be like.”

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