updated 05/30/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/30/2012 AT 9:35 AM ET
Was it nearly a match made in celebrity heaven?
And it was allegedly Barrymore who put an end to their teenage courtship.
“We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it,” Bale, 38, tells GQ Australia. “She never called again.”
It’s a safe bet to assume neither one is pining for the other now, though. Bale has been married to his wife, Sandra “Sibi” Blazic, since 2000, and the couple have a 7-year-old daughter.