Date: 2nd April 2001
CHRISTIAN BALE is an actor not to mess with having been trained in the tactics of killing on the set of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001).
The AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) star, who plays a Greek fisherman MANDRAS in director JOHN MADDEN adaptation of LOUIS DE BERNIERE's best-selling novel, says, to get into character, he spent much of his time on the Greek island of Cephallonia where they filmed, training with the British army.
He says, "I would learn how to ambush a convoy of military vehicles. I learned how best to slit somebody's throat and steal their boots quickly and disappear. And far from baulking at the nature of the training, Bale admits he actually found the experience enjoyable. He says, "It's nice on movies when you have to train like that." (LE/MF/PDD)