The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards showcased a variety of talented Hollywood stars including Christian Bale who was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for his iconic role as Dick Cheney in Vice.
It’s no secret that Bale has had quite the successful movie career. From The Dark Knight Trilogy to The Big Short and even back to his American Psycho days, the versatile actor has taken on several big screen hits.
Perhaps it’s because he always seems to be playing an American character, that we collectively forget Christian Bale is actually British. Whatever the reason, his acceptance speech at tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony came as a shock to many.
At this year’s Golden Globes, Christian Bale took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in the new film Vice.
He even thanked Satan in his acceptance speech for “giving him inspiration” on how to play Cheney.
During his acceptance speech, people were shocked by Bale’s British accent—because apparently, every year we forget he’s not American.
I am surprised by Christian Bale’s accent every award season.— Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Ph.D. (@sgbuggs) January 7, 2019
christian bale is... british??— Jemima Skelley (@jemimaskelley) January 7, 2019
wait has christian bale always been british?— Sarah Sweeney (@heysarahsweeney) January 7, 2019
I constantly forget that Christian Bale’s real accent sounds like a cartoon chimney sweep #GoldenGlobes — How To Be Alone (by me Lane Moore) is out now (@hellolanemoore) January 7, 2019
Christian Bale's real life accent sounds like the cabbie that discovers a dead body in a BBC procedural. Make it make sense.— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) January 7, 2019
no British person has ever seemed like they are doing a terrible fake British accent as much as Christian Bale— Helena Fitzgerald (@helfitzgerald) January 7, 2019
always forget that Christian Bale's natural mode is the Artful Dodger— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 7, 2019
Christian Bale's accent always throws me off lmfaoooo— nicole will write for money (@NicoleFroio) January 7, 2019
It’s fun when actors who always play Americans get to use their real accents— Doree Shafrir (@doree) January 7, 2019
LMAO why is it always a surprise when I hear Christian Bale’s accent? I go through this like twice a year.— Britt Julious (@britticisms) January 7, 2019
RT IF YOU FORGOT CHRISTIAN BALE HAD A BRITISH ACCENT— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 7, 2019
I feel like if you drop Christian Bale's accent in water you get a fully grown Michael Caine— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) January 7, 2019
I always forget that Christian Bale talks like Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns.— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) January 7, 2019
For future reference, Christian Bale is from Haverfordwest, Wales, but you’ll probably forget this by next year’s award ceremonies anyway.