My Favourite Actor, Christian Bale

In this video clip a young lady from England tells us why she thinks Christian Bale is a great actor.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

My favourite actor would probably have to be Christian Bale.

I think he’s a great method actor, who really dedicates himself to each role he plays.

I though he was great in the Batman films, but I also admire him for losing all that weight in ‘The Machinist’.

He deservingly won an Academy Award in 2011 for his role in ‘The Fighter.’

He was excellent in that.

In addition, I think that he's also very handsome and good looking.

I recommend you see some of his films.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • Who's her favorite actor?
  • Why does she like him?
  • What films does she mention?
  • For what movie did he win an Academy Award for?
  • Why else does she like him?

Who's your favorite actor or actress? Why?

Answers

Her favorite actor is Christian Bale.

She like him because he's a 'method' actor who really dedicates himself to his roles.

She mentions the Batman Films, The Machinist, and The Fighter.

He won an Oscar for his part in The Fighter.

She also likes him because he's handsome and good looking.

Notes

Notes

A method actor is someone who is really dedicated to there role.

In this example Christian Bale lost a lot of weight for 'The Machinist'

Another example would be Daniel Day Lewis - http://imgur.com/a/YgSuG