Christian Bale went out to lunch with his lovely wife & adorable daughter: so cute?

Has anyone else noticed how chilled out Christian Bale has been lately? By “chilled out” I mean “he hasn’t raged at anyone (that we know of)” and by “lately” I mean “since he won his Oscar, I think.” Like, these are some photos of Bale, his wife Sibi and their daughter Emmaline a few days ago, out to lunch at Katsuya in Brentwood and… nothing. The paparazzi snapped some photos of Christian with his wife and daughter, and nothing happened. Christian didn’t punch anybody. He didn’t scream at the pap. He didn’t throw anything. Could it be that Christian Bale has matured? Could it be that he’s learned to play the game a little bit? Or maybe he was just tired and he had a full stomach. He seems really dressed down too. His Emmaline is a cutie, isn’t she? It’s not a full-on Dimple Parade, but it’s nice to see Christian out with his girls.

Christian’s post-Batman career is still moving along steadily, just as you would expect, quite honestly. Before, during and after Batman, Christian was and is considered one of the great working actors, so of course he still gets to work on interesting projects. Next up for Bale is a now-untitled film (formerly called American Bullsh-t) reuniting Bale with his Fighter director, David O. Russell. The project is getting buzz because Russell has also signed up his Silver Linings actors for the film too – Jennifer Lawrence was just cast as Bale’s wife and Bradley Cooper got a part too, as did Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Sounds like a really good ensemble.

And this week, Deadline reported that Bale is “in early talks” to star in a film called Everest, a “mountain climbing disaster film… based on the 1996 disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and by the time it was all over, eight climbers died.” Apparently there are like a dozen Everest-themed films in the pipeline at various studios, so don’t get your hopes up. You can read more about the project here.

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  1. GoodCapon says:

    Their pretty daughter looks just like him!

  2. Lucy2 says:

    Cute family. He’s one of my favorite actors.

    Why does david Russell keep casting the 22? year old Jennifer Lawrence as the wife/love interest of guys who are almost 40? I like her a lot, but are there no 30-40 year old actresses in Hollywood anymore?

    • Anmelt says:

      I know right? Why not Jessica Chastain if they are aiming for someone “who is hot right now” list. Sheez.

    • jinni says:

      I was thinking the same thing. They’d look ridiculous together.

      I’m also disappointed that she got the part of Serena in the movie based off the book Serena, she’s too young for that role and it would’ve been better if an older actress had gotten it. I get that she seems to be the newly anointed it girl, but I wish they’d stop shoving her down our throats.

    • Jane says:

      Not that she is not talented, but now she is “Harvey’s” girl and she will be the go to actress as long as he wants her out there. Afterall, she will probably get an oscar for a part in which she was good, but not great because of Mr. W. (Sounds catty I know, but I hate the politics of oscars and the horrid campaigns.)

      • mel says:

        Jennifer is overrated. I know it’s not a good argument but I don’t want to get too technical here. She brings no depth to her characters and it makes them one dimensional.

        Sadly, as you said, she’s Harvey’s new girl and she’s getting all these roles when really good actresses like Mia Wasikowska or Saorise Ronan who are around her age take the back seat.

        Hopefully, things will change and she’ll become the new Gwyneth aka will be trying to be the new Jessica Simpson in 10 years.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Does being Harvey’s girl always translate to doing some … ehem, favors for him in return?

      • T.C. says:

        “she’s getting all these roles when really good actresses like Mia Wasikowska or Saorise Ronan who are around her age take the back seat.”
        Saorise Ronan just turned 18 but she has her own stream of movies coming out soon, she’s not hurting fir roles. Mia Wasikowska has been given opportunities but she’s too vanilla as an actresses. Doesn’t stand out in films.

      • nina says:

        I love Mia, she was so good in jane e. I actually am not a big fan of the book, but I thought Michael F. made me get the whole rochester thing finally and Mia stood her ground and played the part with a complexity that impressed me. I put her on the same level of JL in terms of talent, they’ve both shined i projects early on.

      • mel says:

        @T.C. for your own sanity stay away from JLaw discussions or posts.
        Nobody is attacking her here and every time we talk about another actress you bring her down and also attack other users. You have completely lost your ability to think objectively.

    • I’m not saying this makes it okay, but apparently David O’Russel is rewriting JLaw’s role into a trophy wife to justify the casting.

      And on a sidenote I’m younger than JLaw (20 years old) and I totally have a crush on Christian Bale :D

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      EXACTLY what I was thinking, Lucy.

      No offense to J Law but come on…

    • evie says:

      Melvin and his wife had a child 12 years old.

    • T.C. says:

      Amy Adams is playing the biggest role as the mistress/love interest. The wife is a tiny role, just there to take care of the adopted 12 year old child. Amy Adams will be his real partner in love and crime. Jessica Chastain is too big to play a small throw away wife role anymore.

    • agree says:

      I completely agree with what you are saying. But I think JLaw looks much older than 22 so maybe that’s why she’s getting so many of the mature roles. Kinda similar to ScarJo. I wish there were more interesting actresses. Mia & Saorise are great actors but they are very bland outside. It seems like Jennifer Lawrence is the only girl who is attractive, talented AND has a great personality. I think all the other girls have 1 or the other but not the entire package.

      • mel says:

        Actually, those girls are lovely too but they don’t play the game.

        Mia is on the cover of a magazine this month and explains why she doesn’t play the game. She’s about art whereas JLaw is more about movie stardom.

      • T.C. says:

        “Mia is on the cover of a magazine this month and explains why she doesn’t play the game. She’s about art whereas JLaw is more about movie stardom.”

        So Alice in Wonderland was about art? Her new sexual horror film Stroker with Nicole Kidman is about art? LMAO. Mia is trying to break into the mainstream like every other actoress but she’s too vanilla to get any traction. She was great when on “In Treatment” but not on the big screen.

      • geekychick says:

        Funny thing is, I think JLaw and Kristen Stewart are the ones who totally look their age. Last week my bff and I were stoned enough to watch Breaking Dawn 2 (you have to be really drunk or stoned so you can laugh at it), and we both noticed how creepy the whole epic vampire love looks when the actress looks like a 16 year old (and the vampire is 100+).

    • Mi says:

      Because Hollywood is ruled by men(mostly middle aged)and they love pairing young chicks with much older guys.

    • Reese says:

      I know right?! I think Jen is a pretty great actress most of the time, but she looks like a child next to Bale. Even when she made out with Cooper in a few scenes in SLP I was kinda like “ick”. Why do they insist on making her out to be the mature love interest in these films when she is barely more than a child? Again nothing against her talent, but let’s not act like the girl doesn’t have a babyface. I was confused when they cast her opposite Cooper, but I’m flat out WTF-ing her with Bale. It sounds ridiculous.

  3. allons-y alonso says:

    I’ve loved Christian Bale since Newsies. He’s always wonderful to watch. One of my favs.

  4. brin says:

    Good looking family. Let’s hope he’s calmed down.

  5. mel says:

    Dear Hollywood:
    Stop hiring barely legal actresses to play opposite much older men.

    Thank you.

    On a side note, he is a fantastic actor and hopefully his wife forgave him for the AnnE thing.

  6. Chat says:

    Im sorry but I think his family is very afraid of him. Im willing to bet he SCREAMS at his wife. I’m surprised she is smiling here. The little girl looks just like him.

  7. mkyarwood says:

    I really feel like his mother had a lot to do with attracting attention to that whole thing, and that perhaps he grew up with one or both parents as SCREAMERS. I had one – my dad. I have to work very hard at not defaulting to the total blow up freak out SCREAM. If I were an actor, tho, I might not bother to work on that on set.

  8. Chat says:

    Mw, I agree with you but I’d watch my screaming on set too. You don’t want to known as difficult to work with. Not cool!

  9. mia girl says:

    Christian Bale, and the way his hair naturally falls into a perfect wave around his face, is a great way to start the day. I love him

    Interestingly, I recently watched American Psycho again (Bale = creepy awesome) and was surprised to see that Justin Theroux played one of his close coworkers. He was good. I’d forgotten Josh Lucas was in it as well.

  10. Amanda says:

    Bale is certainly not bringing the hot in these pictures. Disappointing :(

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    He looks happy and healthy, and content. That’s GREAT for him. I also like that he’s out, and his daughter is gorgeous! (So is his wife, for that matter.)

    I’m on board with others as to the level of ridiculousness that is JLaw being partnered/paired with BCoop, Bale, et al in movies. It’s stupid, and it LOOKS stupid. (Show me the movie where Robin Wright or Sigourney Weaver is boffing the Justin Bieber-look-alike on the regular.)

    ps – LOVE the hair!!! :D

  12. khaveman says:

    I love how he’s dressed, so “don’t give a sh–” casual. Great actor. Lovely family.

  13. Hoya_chick says:

    How come as men get older their love interests get younger? Jennifer as is wife? Really? That’s ridiculous and I love me some JLaw. Didn’t she also play BCoop’s wife in the other movie they did together? Not the one she’s nominated for this year, the other one, it’s a period piece. I forget the name.

    His wife is gorgeous. And I never knew that was his daughter’s name until just now. He is so private. I love him, especially when his inner rage monster is not on display.

  14. Micki says:

    His daughter is adorable, his wife is lovely and he is mine. Period.

  15. stinkyman says:

    I think Jennifer looks older or more mature than she really is. She is a bit of a chameleon in that way and has a natural way of portraying any character.

  16. Holdin27 says:

    Hmmm, button down shirt with basketball shorts, not a combination I would have thought to put together.

  17. Original A says:

    I love Christian, and both roles sound interesting. Ugh, why do they cast a 22 year old for a role in which there is a 12 year old son? I like JLaw, but in a world where actresses like Rachel Weisz, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, and more exist, I find it ridiculous that she keeps getting cast in roles that were originally meant for actresses ten or even twenty years older. Hollywood is really screwed up in that way.

  18. Cordelia says:

    Why do people in Hollywood always eat out in gym gear..? One would think they would be able to afford other types of casual clothing.

  19. Zvonk says:

    Well, he’s definitely straight. No gay man (closeted or otherwise) would go out in public dressed like that. ;-)

  20. Lucyinthesky says:

    Oh please, I never heard any story about Christian punching anybody or screaming at the pap or throwing anything. So let’s stop with this bullsh*t!

    • balehead2012 says:

      + 1!
      I absolutely adore Christian Bale (as you can easily tell from my name :) Besides the Terminator-set incident we know of no other screaming or throwing-fit (the one with his mother is sth. we know almost nothing of, so it could have easily been sth. blown out of proportion).
      On a side note: Good to finally read about a great, intense actor, who has an actual career, besides the likes of Kim K.

  21. Mira says:

    Christian is no rage monster. He’s had just that one infamous incident on the set of Terminator: Salvation, right?

    Also, I love Revolucian’s Bale Out remix :)

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I mean wtf, he is not Alec Baldwin.
      He apologized for the Terminator incident.
      A couple of years ago he verbally assaulted his mother and sister, but they were asking for money and insulting his wife, they prob didn´t have the best relationship to begin with since he chose to live with his dad after his parents got dvorced when he was a teenager.

      • Mira says:

        Right, he’s no Alec Baldwin. The incident with his mother and sister seems one-sided with information getting out from his mother’s side only. Bale has not commented on his relationship with his mother. He definitely likes to keep to himself and more power to him.

    • Jane says:

      Well he did have that issue with screaming at his mother, or some relative and them suing him. It was awhile back, so I don’t recall details.

      • Mia 4S says:

        You definitely don’t remember the details because you have them wrong. ;-) There was yelling, his mother and sister left the hotel and decided later to call the cops on him for verbal assault (nothing physical). No charges laid, no lawsuit. Also that’s how his mother tells the story in the Daily Fail oh sorry Mail where she goes to complain that he won’t take her calls anymore.

        I can’t recall one single incident of him having a problem with a photographer so what is Kaiser smoking?

  22. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Weinstein and Rusell are so thirsty for Lawrence. Rusell was also just announced as her director for “The Ends of the Earth” which of course gets produced by the Weinstein company.

  23. KellyinSeattle says:

    Their lovely daughter is going to be tall. And his wife is gorgeous.

  24. hmm says:

    I’m surprised this dude has a wife and a family of sorts. I’d take him as a bachelor type, with a different date every night. And he’s insufferable with serious rage issues so that he found a permanent chick is pretty surprising.. She looks like she belongs on Real Housewives though, so she’s probably just a gold diggin whore. Haha. Gossip sites are fun.

    • balehead2012 says:

      Honestly, I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t read your comment. Calling a woman a ‘gold digging whore’ just because you feel like it’s fun, based on absolutely no knowledge about that person… no comment!

    • anon33 says:

      Ok, yeah, I get that this is a gossip site, but please, check your facts before you start calling someone a “whore.” They have been together FOREVER-since before he was mega famous. At least since the mid to late 90s (which is when I became a fan) and he was still doing a lot of indies. She is neither gold digging nor a whore, jesus.

  25. MissyD says:

    Wasn’t there a blind about him and Hathaway having an affair during Batman filming? And then him ignoring her like it never happened?

  26. FassDaActor says:

    He looks and sounds like my x. It’s very hard to look at him sometimes. I 1st notice him in Empire Of the Sun and American Psycho got me hooked. Love a family man. You guys should check out Laural Canyon…especially the car scene ;)

  27. I Choose Me says:

    I so want to stroke Christian’s hair. His wife’s hair looks gorgeous as well.

    Hi J.eyre. *waves*

  28. Anna says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress. She was great as Katniss and is amazing in Winters Bone.

  29. Chelsea's handler says:

    Don’t know about the long sleeved shirt with the training shorts.

  30. kate says:

    he and hathaway’s affair was confirmed by LaineyGossip. If you want to believe her…but I tend to think hers are legit.

    People take back their husbands all the time. He and Sibi have been through many many years together.

    And, just to say, He is on my permanent 5 list. Excellent method actor.

    • evie says:

      Agree. His wife is so beautiful. :/

    • Liv says:

      She confirmed it? Can’t believe it!

      First that he cheated with Anne Hathaway, don’t know what I think of that…

      And then Anne’s always parading around her husband, telling everyone that he’s the love of her life and the best man ever bla bla…can’t believe she wanted to kick him out for Bale! What a hypocrite.

      Aaaand imagine you are the wife and find out about the affair because of the media! Awful!

      I just want to know what’s going on behind closed doors in Hollywood, they must all secretly laugh when one gives interviews and blatantly lies all the time!

  31. Melissa says:

    He looks like Russell Crowe 2.0 here.

  32. WendyNerd says:

    Their little girl is GORGEOUS.

  33. Whatsinaname says:

    He is looking very yummy here. Lucky ladies in his life!

  34. Lexi says:

    I have been soooo in love with christian bale since i seen him in shaft 10 years ago, he is gorgeous, he always looks sooo gorgeous, i wish i was his wife

  35. Ginger says:

    It’s refreshing to see a so-called “normal” looking Hollywood family out for the day together. They are all so good looking but not over dressed. It’s kind of nice. Although I teased my husband (who loves his basketball shorts) that now he’s trendy because Christian Bale was pictured wearing some…ha ha! Their daughter looks like a nice blend of the two of them.

  36. Serena says:

    He has screamed at paparazzi and even at a fan once. Check YouTube ;)

  37. Bijlee says:

    Was his Oscar campaign anything like Anne’s? Cause he reminds me of anne like how emotional he would get everytime he won. Probably not the same but very close. Dang wasn’t that the year she hosted the oscars too and they had just started filming the dark knight rises or something?

    Anyways I don’t like him. I used to adore him but can’t stand him anymore.

  38. Kristin says:

    Actually CB, I’m going to have to disagree with you a bit! I really love Christian Bale and I have through his whole career, long before Batman. And though Christian has had one or two outbursts while working, he generally has a reputation among paparazzi as being pretty easy-going. I mean, he’s definitely no Alec Balwin, haha! If you look back at pictures and videos, Christian usually takes the time to stop and chat with fans and always seems to happily oblige them with pictures and autographs. But he has a reputation among fans and photographers as being a pretty nice guy overall. In fact, I remember a sort of poll amongst paparazzi a year or two ago, where they were asked who was easy to photograph and who was a total pain in the ass, and several of the photogs mentioned Christian Bale as being nice, quiet, and cooperative. I just think he’s a generally nice guy, but very private and kind of quiet. And he seems to really love his family. And his body, oh Lord, haha!! I admit, I have a massive crush:) But seriously, aside from a couple moments where he really lost his temper, he doesn’t really have a reputation as being difficult.

    I don’t know, maybe I’m just biased:)

  39. mimi says:

    He is one of my favorite actors and I have tremendous respect for him for being also a family man (vs. odd and sleazy guys like Leo Dicaprio) and standing by his wife.

    I do think he looks a bit tense or angry in these photos.

    He should be happy he has such a successful career and has a daughter and a wife.

    I also agree with all the comments about casting a 22 years old with 40 years old men.
    I think it’s time that 40 years old men will be cast with 40 years old women like real life.

    A guy like BC played in Silver Lining Playbook would never have an interest in a 22 year old gal.

    In real life, people want to date and fall for people in their ge group.
    The only exception is perhaps older women with younger guys.

    Most pairings of older men with younger women are usually more of a gold-digger relationship (or “half-hooker”) which is more common in LA, but still a rather rare sight (statistically) and has nothing to do with love or real relationships and emotions.

    Films usually aspire to mimic real relationships and love stories.

  40. ToodySezHey says:

    Womnder what Anne Hathaway thinks of these pics…..

  41. ClaireNZ says:

    His wife is so beautiful. I cannot wait to see how he pulls off the NZ accent in the Everest movie