Christian Bale Dishes on Dark Knight Co-Stars

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Christian Bale is out promoting The Flowers of War and spoke to a Philippine newspaper about his work on The Dark Knight Rises. Specifically, Bale was boasting about the brilliance of his co-stars Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. And check out these hi-res scans of the incredible photos featured recently in Empire.

Bane and Batman in The Dark Knight Rises

"I'm terrible at auditions, so I'm very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time. I saw that in Anne," Bale said.

"In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne's role as being the toughest job of any of us."
Christian Bale is Batman in The Dark Knight Rises

Bale was also generous speaking about the villain of Dark Knight Rises -- Bane, as played by Hardy. “[He is] a phenomenal actor. I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before,” Bale said. “But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there's great freedom for him to be able to do so.”
And what do you think about Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises, Mr. Bale? "Joseph is a very intriguing guy,” Bale added. “He's somebody who truly seems to love acting. He's a good, smart guy. He did a very good job in the movie."

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The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

Jim Gordon: We were in this together, and then you were gone. Now this evil...rises. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn't exist any more?
Jim Gordon: He must. He must.

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