by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Amongst the vague, but disappointing chatter, that actor Christian Bale was arrested today in London for assault (of which kind, we have no idea) against his mother and sister, I also came across an interesting tidbit that the actor is vegetarian. This may be a small detail to some, but for those that still believe vegetarians/vegans can’t possibly bulk up, I offer Bale as additional proof.

Apparently, the actor had an early influence from an animal-activist parent and went completely veg after reading the story Charlotte’s Web. He’s also a devoted animal lover, with two dogs [Mojo and Ramone] and three cats [Miriam, Molly, and Lilly], all of which are strays that he found. For your trivia pleasure, here are some additional Bale facts courtesy of IMDB:

>>Christian is active in many organizations, including Ark Trust, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Foundation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the Redwings Sanctuary, and the Happy Child Mission, and a school for street kids in Rio De Janeiro.

>>Auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997) and almost got the role but people felt that it wouldn’t be “fair” having two Brits playing two Americans (Rose was American as well, she says in the movie that the Titanic was a slave ship bring her back to America).

>>If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn’t confused.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • kayla

    i thought i heard that when he did his role for the machinist he ate an apple and a can of tuna each day?

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  • Z

    yup, he eats tuna … therefore he is a fake vegetarian

  • krista

    If he is a fake vegetarian, then my boyfriend is definitely a better example for the point you’re trying to make. He is 6ft and 200 lbs of solid muscle and has been a true vegetarian (and strict!) for over 10 years. Hawt.

  • Becky

    Would be even better if he was vegan, but I’ll settle for vegetarian. Go veg!

  • Frzkey

    Yup – Bale stopped eating red meat after reading Charlotte’s Web, not all meat, according to his IMDb entry. Still pretty good.

  • Kristen’s Raw

    Dark Knight rocked the house. :)

    I even made a special Dark Knight Smoothie (raw, organic, vegan) in honor of it and snuck it into the theater. I’m so stealthy…

  • Inga Ambrosia

    Yeah, vegans rock! I once found a flickr slideshow that showed a humongous (sp?) raw vegan who was a bodybuilder and model. Delicious … ;-)

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  • dude

    Carl Lewis is vegan and he is fairly fit. He’s won some medals and stuff ;)

    Although he hasn’t been vegan his whole life. Nor did he win all his medals on a vegan diet. But some were won while vegan.

  • dude

    I like how everyone’s saying “Go Veg!” I thought the irony here was that he is being arrested for assault on his **wife and child** while not wanting to hurt an animal for food. “Go veg”, “Don’t Abuse Animals” about Don’t Abuse Children and Women, instead???

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  • Tom

    I know this is old, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t get arrested or accused of hurting his wife or child in any way. He verbally assaulted his mother and sister supposedly because they tried to push him into giving them more money, he didn’t physically hurt them and he was never charged.