’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Is Christian Bale Too Old?

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To keep the 50 Shades of Grey movie buzz going, websites are working hard to push other casting options for the role of Christian Grey besides heavy favorites Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer.

However, one of these less-hyped picks isn’t exactly a fresh face—he’s The Dark Knight Rises actor Christian Bale.

His name has popped up on lists of favorites occasionally because the movie characters he has played are somewhat similar to brooding billionaire Christian Grey. In American Psycho he was a rich businessman who enjoys kinky sex, but his sex toys are deadly items like axes and chainsaws. He also gets a lot of cool toys in the Batman movies, and billionaire Bruce Wayne shares Grey’s wealth as well as his obsession with a traumatic childhood event and a second life that he tries to keep secret.

Most Fifty fans have probably come to the conclusion that the 38-year-old actor is much too old for the movie role—Grey is only supposed to be 27 at the beginning of 50 Shades of Grey. However, according to Books & Review, some Fifty fanatics are fighting to convince others that Christian Bale is the only man who can play Christian Grey.

He’s actually won a few fan polls, and fans are writing things like this about the actor:

“When I picked up the book to see what all the fuss was about, the FIRST and ONLY person that I was able to picture in the role of Christian Grey is and will always be CHRISTIAN BALE…there is no other person and believe me, I am a die hard Ian Somerhalder fan…it HAS to be Bale…”

Some Fifty fans might like to see Bale play the part because he’s such a talented actor—his casting would ensure that the film doesn’t turn out to be completely awful. He’s also comfortable with nudity, and since he is an older actor, an older Anastasia Steele could be cast in the movie. Many fans want to see 31-year-old Alexis Bledel as Ana, and Bale would be the perfect age to play her Mr. Grey.

Bale might have a few extra lines on his face, but Christian Grey did lead a pretty rough life. His age could also be changed a bit for the movie.

So what do you think—would he make the perfect Christian Grey, or is he just too old for the role?

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