A Friendly Reminder That Christian Bale Once Looked Like This
In the year 2000, Christian Bale played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, a role which marked a new, darker phase for his career. While we love the way his career has progressed, we can't help but look back over his formative years, and the adorable floppy-haired heartthrobs he played as he transitioned from child actor to Oscar-nominated leading man. Who didn't have a tween crush on the all-singing, all-dancing Jack in Newsies, or fall in love with his pitch-perfect Laurie in Little Women? And, OK, it may have come after American Psycho, but we also hold a special torch for the brooding Mandras in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, in all his shirtless glory. For a little reminder of the Christian Bale who dominated our teenage dreams, here's a look back at his best '90s roles (with an extra nod to 2001, because we couldn't help ourselves).