Christian Bale

Christian Bale

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 30-01-1974
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Кристиан Бейл

  • Popularity: 6.49
  • Homepage: N/A

A Welsh-born English actor. In addition to starring roles in big budget Hollywood films, he has long been heavily involved in films produced by independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters. Bale is especially noted for his cult following: the tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his cult status on the Internet. EW called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" in anticipation of the release American Psycho (2000). The Guardian named Bale as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Bale is most well-known for starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. All three films earned critical praise and did well at the box office by making over 2 billion combined dollars between the three films. Bale was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales to parents of English descent. His father, David Bale, was an entrepreneur, commercial pilot, and talent manager and his mother, Jenny James, was a circus clown and performer. He is the youngest of four children. After leaving Wales in 1976, Bale spent his childhood in several countries, including England, Portugal and the United States. Settling for four years in Bournemouth and Henley-on-Thames, Bale was educated at Shiplake C of E Primary School, the independent Dolphin School in Berkshire, and at Bournemouth School. He participated actively in rugby union. Bale has described his childhood, with respect to his mother being in the circus, as "interesting". He recalled his first kiss was with an acrobat named Barta. As a child, he trained in ballet and guitar. His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor. Bale's father was very supportive of his son's acting, resigning from his job as a commercial pilot to travel and manage Bale's burgeoning career. Bale's first foray into acting was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982, when he was eight years old. He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later and in 1984 made his stage debut in The Nerd, opposite Rowan Atkinson. On 29 January, 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist and personal assistant to Winona Ryder; the couple have a daughter, Emmeline, who was born on 27 March 2005, in Santa Monica, California. Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles.

Year Movie Character
2005 Batman Begins as Bruce Wayne / Batman
2009 Terminator Salvation as John Connor
2006 The Prestige as Alfred Borden
2000 American Psycho as Patrick Bateman
1987 Empire of the Sun as Jim 'Jamie' Graham
2004 The Machinist as Trevor Reznik
2007 3:10 to Yuma as Dan Evans
2002 Reign of Fire as Quinn Abercromby
1997 Metroland
2002 Equilibrium as John Preston
2005 Harsh Times as Jim Luther Davis
2006 Rescue Dawn as Dieter Dengler
1992 Newsies as Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as Bruce Wayne / Batman
2011 The Flowers of War as John Miller
2012 The Batmobile as Himself
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings as Moses
2013 Out of the Furnace as Russell Baze
2013 American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld
2015 Knight of Cups as Rick
2015 The Big Short as Michael Burry
2017 Hostiles as Captain Joseph J. Blocker
2008 The Dark Knight as Bruce Wayne / Batman
2018 Vice as Dick Cheney
2019 Ford v Ferrari as Ken Miles
1970 Untitled David O. Russell Film
1993 Swing Kids as Thomas Berger
2009 Public Enemies as Melvin Purvis
1990 Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins
2003 Laurel Canyon as Sam
1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway as Jum-Jum / Benke
2010 The Fighter as Dick "Dicky" Eklund
1999 All the Little Animals as Bobby Platt
2008 Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene as Himself
2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle as Bagheera
2012 Ending the Knight as Self
2009 The Last of the Legendary Outlaws as Self
2009 Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies' as Self
1998 Velvet Goldmine as Arthur Stuart
1994 Royal Deceit as Amled
2016 The Promise as Chris Myers
2015 Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' as Himself
1970 The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun as Himself
2000 Shaft as Walter Wade, Jr.
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Mandras
2005 The New World as John Rolfe
1996 The Secret Agent as Stevie
2005 Tankman Begins as Batman (archive footage) (uncredited)
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
1995 Pocahontas as Thomas (voice)
1996 The Portrait of a Lady as Edward Rosier
1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus as Jesus of Nazareth
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Demetrius
2008 Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight as himself
1994 Little Women as Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
1991 Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square as Himself
2007 I'm Not There as Jack/Pastor John
1991 A Murder of Quality as Tim Perkins
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna as Alexei
2013 The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy as Himself (archive footage)
1989 Henry V as Robin the Luggage-Boy
2020 Joker: Put on a Happy Face as Himself
2017 Spielberg as Self
2017 Song to Song as deleted scenes
2005 Harsh Times

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