Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Batman is a real super man...

A lot has been said in the past about Christian Bale—he's intense, he's moody, he takes his film roles a little too seriously, he even reacted tepidly to the success of the Broadway adaptation of his 1990s film Newsies. And of course, there was his infamous rant at a director of photography on the set of Terminator: Salvation.

But all of that has faded away with Bale's trip earlier today to visit those wounded in Friday's shooting rampage during the premiere of his latest movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Bale visited seven patients at the Medical Center of Aurora. "The patients were really happy to meet Bale," Bill Voloch, the hospital's interim president, said. "There are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale."

Bale was deeply affected by the tragedy in Aurora, which claimed the lives of 12 people and wounded 58 more. Following the shooting, he released a statement which said, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."

Entertainers often take a great deal of flak for missteps, misstatements, and misdeeds, so it is tremendously admirable that Bale chose to make this visit. He demonstrated true class, and hopefully was a bright spot for people whose lives were altered so drastically just a few days ago.

He truly is a super hero.

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