A couple of weeks ago I watched The Big Short and it was outstanding. But truth be told, I was surprised to see Bale star in a movie. It feels like the guy was everywhere in the 2000s but kind of faded out of mainstream movies at some point. According to IMDB he was in a movie or two per year since TDKR (which was a rather controversial film), most of which didn’t come close to the success or the scope of his 2000s projects. His acting career has regressed visibly, hasn’t it?
So what happened? Did TDKR hurt his career? Or his embarrassing rant? Or is Hollywood simply not interested in aging actors?