I used to admire Bale's acting, and thought he was superb in American Psycho, but then the dieting thing became bigger than his acting. If you actually examine many of his roles, he's playing the same part - the only difference being, his weight.I agree with Bob; he thinks he's a lot better than he actually is. He's also been in some of the worst clunkers of the early Norties, notably Reign of Fire and Equilibrium, whilst in 3:10 to Yuma he was out acted by Russel Crowe of all people.
"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."