Christian Bale Esquire December 2010
Christian Bale is the cover star of the December 2010 issue of Esquire magazine.
Christian Bale comes to the bar dressed in a regular-guy windbreaker and looking much more scruffy and handsome -- charming, rakish, ne'er-do-well, with a piratical mustache and goatee -- than he ever lets himself look in movies. His English accent hits a sweet spot on the higher edge of working class, with a hint of the warm burr of his native Wales. He orders a Stella and expresses polite concern about the noise level and the tape recorder. But within minutes it becomes blindingly clear that he'd be much happier asking the questions than answering them.