As Uproxx astutely points out, (and congrats to Uproxx for astutely pointing this out), Christian Bale still carries the burden of his universe-destroying rant against the poor cinematographer on Terminator: Salvation. My roommate, who’s a huge fan of Christian Bale the actor, thinks Christian Bale the man is a big meanie. I consistently assure him that isn’t the case. Nevermind his lengthy, sincere apology in the days following his rant leaking online. Nevermind him visiting victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Nevermind him confronting Chinese guards over jailed dissident Chen Guangcheng. Or him taking the time to speak to a cancer-stricken child about Batman. (These are all things, again, that Uproxx has already pointed out.)
Now, Christian Bale is burnishing his decent-human cred when he took photo with the words “Dan’s Our Man” written across his face, part of Facebook campaign for 21-year old Danny Hammond, who’s been living with a tumor on his spinal chord since he was nine. “To a real superhero!”Bale’s message reads. Bale got involved through Hammond’s cousin, who worked production on Knight of Cups, the movie the actor recently filmed with Terrence Malick. It’s unfortunate that a story like this only gets attention when a famous person gets involved, but it’s a shallow world we live in, and we drowning in it.