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Christian Bale
 Roles turned down by Christian Bale:

Batman Forever
Bale auditioned to play Robin. (He would later become Batman).

Jarhead
Christian Bale was considered for the role of Swoff.
Actor who got the part: Jake Gyllenhaal

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Was turned for the role of Will Turner.
Actor who got the part: Orlando Bloom

Robin Hood
Christian Bale was considered for the role of Robin Hood.
Actor who got the part: Russel Crowe

The Rules of Attraction
Bale did not want to reprise the role of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Casper Van Dien was cast as Patrick, but the scenes were deleted.

Syriana
Was considered for the role of Bryan Woodman.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Three Kings
In a Charlie Rose interview, David O. Russell explains he already cast his friend Spike Jonze in a part, but met with Christian Bale to please the studio.
Actor who got the part: Spike Jonze

Titanic
Christian Bale auditioned for the role of Jack, but James Cameron didn't want two British actors playing the lead roles of two Americans.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio

W
Director Oliver Stone said in an interview that Bale was the first choice for the role of unpopular President George Bush. Bale underwent complicated prosthetics tests before coming to believe that he could not do the role.
Actor who got the part: Josh Brolin






Did you know that Christian Bale was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» American Psycho
» Batman Begins






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