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Christian Bale Was the Youngest Batman Ever
Because Christian Bale is constantly transforming his body, it can be hard to pin down exactly how old the actor is. As it turns out, when he was initially cast as Bruce Wayne, he was just 30 years old. That makes him the youngest actor to ever play the caped crusader.
That may be a shock to some, considering that 30 is not all that young by Hollywood standards. Of course, by the time Christian had wrapped up the series in 2012, he was in his late 30s, so it’s good that he got an early start. That probably helped with the constant transformations he was putting his body through.