12 Things You Didn't Know About "Batman Begins"
11 of 12 Do You Heat The Ice Cracking?
The sword fight between Liam Neeson and Christian Bale was filmed on a frozen lake in Iceland. Both Neeson and Bale said they heard cracking beneath their feet while they filmed on the ice. The next day the lake thawed and all of the ice was gone.
12 of 12 Fatman?
Christian Bale was cast as Batman shortly after he completed filming on “The Machinist.” Bale dropped nearly 60 pounds for the part of a psychologically tortured man and weighed only 120 pounds at the time. He underwent a breakneck weight routine over the course of 4 months and gained almost 100 pounds in muscle. His routine was too successful, however, and Christopher Nolan was concerned Bale looked too bulky to be the agile Batman at 220 pound. Bale scaled back to around 190 pounds for the rest of the shoot, but not before crew members jokingly dubbed him “Fatman.”