Christian Bale Talks About Creating His Bat-Voice in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

By November 19, 2013

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Regardless of whether you think Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is an epic achievement in the history of cinema, a group of terrible films, or somewhere in between, there’s one aspect that a majority of viewers cna agree on: Christian Bale’s Bat-voice got a little ridiculous by the final film. The deep voice has been parodied to no end over the past few years, perhaps best by comedian Pete Holmes in a video that specifically addresses this exact topic:

Bale is out doing press rounds for his new movie Out of the Furnace (which I missed at AFI Fest this year), and the folks at MTV asked him about the legacy of his take on the Dark Knight. In the video, Bale talks about the San Francisco Batkid, Ben Affleck taking over as Batman, and – most interestingly – why he chose to go with the gravelly, gruff voice for Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

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