15Christian Bale fell asleep while acting
Beware of boredom, future thespians. Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) nocturnal lifestyle caught up with him in Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005), as the billionaire playboy found himself drugged by the Scarecrow’s (Cillian Murphy) fear toxins. When Wayne finally woke from the poisoning, his loyal friends Alfred
Pennyworth (Michael Caine) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) were there for him.
During the filming of that scene, Bale accidentally added a little flavor of his own to the shoot. “In Batman Begins, in the first scene I had with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, I fell asleep,” Bale explained. “In the scene, I was meant to be waking up, so I laid down and just fell asleep. And I didn’t hear 'Action.'"
Bale continued, "I woke up with Michael Caine poking me in the ribs and going, ‘Look at that! He’s bloody fallen asleep, isn’t he? He’s bloody fallen asleep!’”