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What Made Christian Bale Cry at Last Night’s MTV Movie Awards?

If you guessed it had something to do with fans who would be better off to have screwdrivers driven through their heads, you’d be wrong (I think). If you guessed it had something to do with the ‘Batman’ franchise, and the departed Heath Ledger, then you’d definitely be right, because after watching footage of the previous ‘Batman’ movies, Christian Bale found himself all choked up on stage while talking about how “good” it was to see Heath’s portrayal of the Joker character.

Heath Ledger passed away back in January of 2008, and it’s definitely a mark of how well-loved he was that people are still choking up four-and-a-half years later at the mention of his name or viewing of his former projects.

In all honesty, it’s nice to see Bale showing a side of him that I never thought existed—I definitely assumed he was 100% angst and competitiveness and anger and fan-hatred, and even though it’s sad that we had to experience this Bale because of the death of Heath Ledger, it’s still way more than I ever thought it could be, guys.