How Christian Bale’s Wife Helped Him Land One of His Best Roles

But there was one role Bale initially felt that he couldn’t do justice, so much so that he almost backed out of the project. Luckily, his wife was there to help him secure the part that earned him his third Oscar nomination.

It may be difficult to imagine someone like Christian Bale doubting his abilities as an actor. Many consider The Dark Knight star as one of the greatest actors working today, if not one of the greatest actors of all time. His four Academy Award nominations, which include one win, speak on that talent.

“Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn’t have any healthy ideas about marriage,” Bale said according to MarieClaire. “Then I met Sibi and suddenly it seemed a fantastic idea.”