Enquirer: Christian Bale broke up a fight between two homeless men

Christian Bale has always seemed like a fairly decent guy to me. Sure, he’s got a demonstrated temper and can be a bit of a jagoff to journalists, but he knows when to rein it in and has seemed to calm down over the past few years. Maybe it was because he got paid to beat up Mark Wahlberg and, in the process, got the fighting tendencies out of his system? Speaking of which, I’d love to know how Mark Wahlberg would have truly reacted to this situation described in this story since, you know, he’s such a badass to think he could singlehandedly kill all of the terrorists.

Apparently, Bale (perhaps taking a cue from a recent similar action from Ryan Gosling) stepped in and broke up a violent altercation in a shopping center. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to The Enquirer, Bale did so primarily because there were many families and children present, and it only took a few moments before he had the situation under control:

The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale is a real-life superhero!

The actor, who plays Batman in the film, saved the day recently when he swooped in to break up a fight between two homeless people in his California neighborhood.

The British-born actor, who lives in the affluent Brentwood section of Los Angeles — where celebrities such as Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger also reside — spotted the heated exhange in a busy shopping area over the holiday period. And as soon as the 38-year-old saw fists flying, he raced to the rescue.

“I could not believe what I was seeing,” said a nearby store owner, who witnessed the event. “It wasn’t clear what the people were arguing about — but it soon became apparent that their conversation was heading toward a violent incident. One of the homeless guys cocked back his fist and was just about to strike the other man — but out of nowhere Christian Bale appeared and got in the middle of them! Christian acted like a referee and told the homeless men to take it elsewhere — and away from all the families that were enjoying the peaceful surroundings.”

According to eyewitnesses, as soon as the action star said he was calling the police, both men quickly ran off.

“Christian then got a standing ovation from the passers-by,” added the source. “He smiled, saved his hand in the air to thank those clapping, and went into Starbucks to grab a coffee. Christian swooped in like a bat to save the day — just like the caped crusader does in the movies!”

[From Enquirer, print edition, January 30, 2012]

So Christian Bale decided to step in the middle of a street fight and tell the guys to “take it elsewhere,” but, uh, exactly where would homeless guys decide to take the matter? I know, it’s just an expression, but I have to wonder if either of these dudes realized that the man coming between them was actually Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Now that would be a much better tale to tell than admitting the guy from The Notebook told you to cool it.

Meanwhile, here are a few photos of Bale on December 8 of last year, when he departed from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hill and delivered “a friendly hug” into the arms of his waiting assistant. Maybe he’s just a much friendlier guy than we ever imagined?

And of course, here is Bale in costume while filming The Dark Knight Rises on Wall Street on 11/6.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. Quest says:

    That Batman suit looks most uncomfortable

  2. brin says:

    Too bad he wasn’t in his Batman costume when he broke up the fight….that would have been hilarious!

  3. Lucy says:

    Of course he saved the day….He’s Batman….not that this was a big deal, but some of these actors are really starting to believe they are their movie characters…Yeah, I’m talking to you Mark Wahlberg…and I always thought Tom Cruise believed he was his characters…

    • Asli says:

      LOL! Didn’t you hear? Tom Cruise made it to level 5 in Scientology so now he has super powers!

      • Eve says:

        I thought Cruise was already at level 7 or 8…theoretically, he should be moving objects using nothing but the power of his mind right now, non?

        Funny fact: according to Scientology’s “audition process”, Jesus Christ and Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) are just a little above the level “clear” — a.k.a. “zero”. True story! I read it on that New Yorker article (The Apostate — interview with Paul Haggis and others who left the church).

      • Asli says:

        Lol. that’s— I don’t even know. COS is cray-cray- And he probably is at level 7 or 8, I’m not sure. Yeah, he is immortal and can move objects with the power of his mind… Whatever, Tom. I’ll believe it when I see it. Or maybe not. I’ve seen Penn and Teller :P

      • VML says:

        @Eve: LMAO! I may believe that Jesus Christ and Gautama are just a little above level zero, only if they make the correction that Tom is on level negative 7 or 8. It all makes sense then you know :D

  4. whatthehell456 says:

    I’m not sure why people think it’s a big deal for actors or other famous people for that matter to try and break up an altercation. People do it every day, why in the world should we make it big deal because it was a celebrity?

    • Shay Kay says:

      I think it’s a big deal because while people do break up fights everyday there are also people that turn the other way or walk on by everyday so these stories tell us which kind of person you’re dealing with here. I think the point is more that Bale and Gosling without any PR moves were the kind of guys that “got involved.” These celebrity stories always remind me of the last “Seinfeld” episode! It’s interesting to me to find out which celebrities wouldn’t end up in the pokey for failing to get involved!

  5. Madrid says:

    I want him for the dong buffet

  6. Zelda says:

    Everyone else is looking at his crotch in that Batman suit, right?

    I don’t want to, I just can’t stop…

  7. Eve says:

    I (finally) tried to watch Batman Begins a couple of nights ago (Cillian Murphy plays one of the villains, Scarecrow)…but couldn’t get past his “Batman voice”. It’s ridiculous!

    I’ll try to watch it again though…Cillian Murphy is drop dead gorgeous in that movie.

  8. Baby Jesus says:

    I read on PerezHilton that it was two trannies.

  9. Cathy says:

    He is kind of handsome, I wouldn’t throw him outta bed, at least not until I was done with him.

  10. Umlaut says:

    My teenage self still has a crush on his Newsies self. Although he has tested my loyalty with “American Psycho” and general jerky behavior…

  11. MJ says:

    I’d rather have Batman swoop in than Bateman, especially if I was a homeless guy.

  12. Meanchick says:

    He broke it up because the one he had money on was losing. LOL! JK.

  13. Happy21 says:


    He is so freakin’ sexy…

  14. whatevs says:

    looks great without that horrid beard!

  15. Zoe says:

    Like that Bale isn’t on the Hollywood bandwagon of always parading himself around. One of my favorite actors. Good-looking and probably could kick some real arse.

  16. Lisanne says:

    This is no news… people do that every often.