When the blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises premiered, DC comic fans flooded cinemas to witness the greatness! For most fans, this was a usual Nolan masterpiece, and they knew what to expect.
Other fans were excited by the prospect of watching a Christian Bale versus Tom Hardy film! And they were right!
In the aftermath of The Dark Knight Rises, the internet went buzzing with fodder.
The question ringing in everyone’s mind was whether Tom Hardy lifted Christian Bale’s onset of the Dark Knight Rises. Given the discrepancy in their size, this was a hard sale for many fans.
But then again, did Hardy really lift Bale? Did the producers have to use a stunt double for this scene?
Christopher Nolan films have been lauded for their realism by fans across the world! And yes, Tom Hardy lifted Christian Bale for this film too…or did he? Read on to find out more about whether Hardy really lifted Christian Bale.
Tom Hardy’s background.
Tom Hardy is a British actor born on 15 September 1977. He initially broke into Hollywood with the 2002 action flick Star Trek: Nemesis.
But Hardy’s career took off in 2009 when he played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
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After finishing work on Star Trek Nemesis (2002), Tom had planned on becoming an architect. He decided that it would be too boring and returned to acting again.
Hardy’s father, Edward “Chips” Hardy, is also known as a voice actor because of his career with BBC Radio.
Christian Bale background.
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born on 30 January 1974. He became one of Hollywood’s most renowned actors by playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000), among many others.
His performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy elevated his career to new heights!
Christian began acting at the young age of 13 years old when he joined the Harry Potter movie series. He was very popular amongst children and teens with this role but soon moved on to play other important roles in the Batman sequels.
Did Tom Hardy Really lift Christian Bale?
No, it was all CGI. He didn’t actually lift him in real life.
While Bale openly admitted that Hardy is “strong,” it is now clear that the Nemesis actor did not lift him.
The Nemesis actor did get his workout in, though. “I got him up alright for sure.” He makes it look easy!
Tom’s trainer Mark Twight revealed that he had some help from technology when filming this scene with Christian Bale.
Tom Hardy’s role in the Dark Knight Rises was one of his most memorable yet.
While Tom Hardy’s role in the Dark Knight Rises was very physical, Christian Bale’s character in The Machinist was even more so.
Batman v Superman is just another example of how amazing these actors are at transforming into their characters.
It sounds like they both had a lot of fun during production, even if Tom couldn’t lift Christian off the ground without CGI assistance! Still pretty impressive either way you slice it! What do you think? Did Tom really have the ability to lift Christian?