By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated July 21, 2012 at 07:23 PM EDT

Christian Bale released a statement Saturday afternoon offering his condolences to the victims of the Aurora, Colo. theater shooting that left 12 dead, reports CBS News. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” Bale said in the statement. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”

The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan also released a statement yesterday, in which he expressed his “profound sorrow” and called the shooting “unbearably savage.”