Originally Posted by jaykays hat
Bale is superb as the crack head brother and deserved more praise than he got, but there is a Bale hating element out there.
It's not so much Bale hate as an awareness that he is or can be a complete tit. It's an awareness that only he has put out there. I used to rate him highly as an actor but I've come to realise that when he is playing highly strung manic characters (American Psycho, Machinist, Harsh Times, Rescue Dawn) he may actually just be playing himself.
An obsessive method actor or a highly strung princess? You decide.