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Christian Bale

Visiting 'Batman' Shooting

Victims in Colorado

7/24/2012 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Christian Bale is currently in Denver, CO visiting the victims and families of last week's movie theater shooting.

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2:30 PM PT -- One of the shooting victims, Carey Rottman, was so excited to meet Bale ... he posted a photo of the hospital visit to his Facebook page moments ago (above).

Rottman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg he suffered in the attack. 

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"Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale is currently in Denver, CO ... visiting the victims and families of last week's movie theater shooting.

According to KDVR, Bale has been spotted at Aurora Medical Center ... where he reportedly arrived by ambulance around 2PM ... most likely to enter the building under the radar.

A rep for Warner Bros. released a statement saying, "Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers."

It's unclear when Bale arrived in Denver.

Bale's film was playing in the Century 16 theater in Aurora, CO when James Holmes opened fire on the crowd ... killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.

Bale has not made a public appearance since the incident.

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Mike    

"GOOD FOR YOU!!!!", Christian Bale :)

636 days ago
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Jennifer    

This is awesome- Nice to see that Hollywood can be "compassionate" . lov it

636 days ago
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Northerngirl41    

That guy totally changed my viewpoint of him..I use to think he was nothing but a spoiled SOB. Way to be human Christian. If you ever get a chance, watch the movie "Emperor of the Sun" starring Christian Bale at about 13 or 14 years old. It was a movie about a British kid getting seperated from his parent's during world war II and how he struggles and grows. I think it was directed by Steven Spielberg. Great movie.

636 days ago
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Jen    

So happy to see this. I'm sure it means a lot to the victims. Love that he did it on his own. Good man!

636 days ago
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Rita    

So incredibly classy and thoughtful of him. He could be anywhere in the world right now and he chose to be with the victims. That is so touching. What a wonderful thing to do. Bravo Christian!

636 days ago
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Carl    

That is the way to do it. It seems like he did his best to come quietly rather than grandstanding for the press like a lot of celebs and politicians do when they care more about a PR opportunity than doing some good.

636 days ago
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Eli7798    

Kudos! Mr. Bale, you've done the right thing and most of all you did it the right way! Much respect deserved!

636 days ago
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LovemesomeCGrey    

THESE are the stories I want to see the media cover. Not the trial or mindset of the shooter.

636 days ago
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John_Dunkel    

"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers." Why would Warner Bros even release that rude statement? That's a statement you would give when one of their stars where to visit a KKK convention but not when one of their stars is doing something nice. That rep should be fired it really makes Warner Bros look like selfish a**holes.

636 days ago
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robyn    

I commend this actor- this is such a kind thing to do and as he should be doing. He will be well respected by many people for this -and it is out of respect for the deceased. This type of goodness makes my heart melt. And right now, the city where this happen and all of the evil going on out there ....we really need it- to show there are good people in this world!

636 days ago
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kellyb    

What a hell of a guy! That just shows you what kind of person he is. He did not want publicity; that is why he snuck in. You rock Mr Bale!

636 days ago
42.

Shan    

Christian Bale is awesome for doing this. Nice gesture Mr. Bale! Puts a smile on my face. :)

636 days ago
43.

willie    

Very nice thing to do. Bale is a class act.

636 days ago
44.

Kabala    

Carey Rottman is yummy.

636 days ago
45.

Lauren    

What a lovely thing to do.
Big respect for Mr. Bale

636 days ago
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