Christian Bale Says It'd Be Better If Fewer 'White Dudes' Ran Things

You wouldn't have put Christian Bale down as the type to give his Big Views on society, but it appears he's more than willing to share.

Bale has put himself on record as believing that American culture would be 'much richer' if the people in power weren't mostly white men.

The actor made the comments during an interview with AOL Build this past Monday as he sat with Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi to promote the upcoming Wild West drama film Hostiles.

"Our culture will be so much richer the day that we stop saying, 'Hey, it's all white dudes who are running things," Bale said. "Whether that be Hollywood, whether that be Washington, you know?"

"We're going to get, in Hollywood, so much better films and so much more interesting stories being told, and America will become the America that the rest of the world sees it as, that makes it unique... that we recognise makes this such a beautiful, brilliant country."

Bale went on to call the US a 'country of inclusion', explaining that he moved his family to the States because he fell in love with the country.

Bale, who has two young children Emmaline and Joseph with the American make-up artist Sandra 'Sibi' Blažić, applied for US citizenship in 2010.

"It's the reason why I moved here," he said. "It's the reason why my kids have American accents."

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Bale makes a valid point about the diversity of people in positions of power, America could probably do with fewer podgy middle-aged white blokes in charge.

And if you're wondering why Bale looks plumper than usual, it's because he's been playing the former US Vice President Dick Cheney in the upcoming biopic Backseat.

Bale's well known for shifting his weight drastically to suit whatever role he's playing at the time.

For The Machinist he lost 60 pounds, dropping his weight down to a frightening 120 pounds. He also bulked up for American Psycho and the Dark Knight trilogy before piling the pounds on for American Hustle.

When asked at Toronto International Film Festival how he did it for Backseat, he simply replied: "I've just been eating a lot of pies."

Well, that's one way to do it.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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