Christian Bale recently won The Golden Globe for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for playing Dick Cheney in Vice, and his acceptance speech came as a massive surprise for folks who thought he was American when he's actually British. Or Welsh, to be precise.

Here's a video of him from 2011, just for reference.

Imagine finding out Bruce Wayne had a British accent. That's exactly what happened to a large part of the people watching the Golden Globe Awards recently.

Source: Time

Bale has largely played American roles, and rarely uses his heavy natural accent. Obviously, this came as quite a shocker to the folks on the internet, who had some choice reactions.

In fact, one of the few popular movies he's used his own accent in was The Prestige. Either way, congrats on the win, Mr. Bale!