Christian Bale visits Colorado shooting victims

Christian Bale recently joined the list of influential people to visit the survivors of the Colorado tragedy that occurred during a midnight showing of his film The Dark Knight Rises. Members of the Denver Broncos and President Obama have also visited the hospital in order to offer support and well-wishes. The most amazing part of this gesture is that Bale was not required to do anything at all. Janie Bowman-Hayes, assistant vice president of surgical services at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, remarked, “He just said he wanted to come to thank all of us because he has been thinking about this. He knows the whole world has been thinking about this. He took it upon himself to come and thank us.” She went on to say, “He did this out of his heart, and you could really tell. It was so sincere. It was just, ‘thank you’.” Warner Bros. confirmed that this was all Bale’s idea, telling The Denver Post that “Bale was representing himself, not the movie studio.” Before leaving Colorado, he also took time to visit the makeshift memorial outside the Aurora theater to pay respects to those lost in the shooting. ~Morgan Bates

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  1. Danielle • July 25, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    Very classy.

  2. BM • July 25, 2012 @ 12:58 PM

    He may be bit of a bad boy, but deep down he is really a caring soul

  3. TheTruth • July 25, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

    He’s such a good actor, how could one know if his thanks were truly genuine?

  4. C-Dub • July 25, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

    I’m sure he flew there on his own dime and spent his time to be genuine. I highly doubt he was promoting anything. This was about the victims. Good on ya Bale.

  5. movie Lover • July 25, 2012 @ 6:49 PM

    that is very nice thing of Christian to do!

  6. Coop • July 25, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

    Echoing the others,CLASS ACT!

  7. Tom • July 26, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    I don;t know why some people think he’s an asshole, when he’s clearly a good guy. Well done Christian!

  8. brad p. • July 26, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

    good for him. and requesting not to have the media involved during the visit? supremely classy.

  9. RB • August 4, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

    Really, can you say PUBLICITY??

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