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Christian Bale


Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 65 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Batman Begins
Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman
(2005)
American Bluff
American Bluff Irving Rosenfeld
(2013)
Fighter
Fighter Dicky Eklund
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
Dick Cheney
 2018 Mowgli (post-production)
Bagheera
 2017 Hostiles
Capt. Joseph J. Blocker
 2016/II La promesse
Chris Myers
 2015 The Big Short: Le casse du siècle
Michael Burry
 2015 Knight of Cups
Rick
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Moses
 2013 American Bluff
Irving Rosenfeld
 2013 Les brasiers de la colère
Russell Baze
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Bruce Wayne
 2011 Sacrifices of War
John Miller
 2010/I Fighter
Dicky Eklund
 2009 Public Enemies
Melvin Purvis
 2009 Terminator renaissance
John Connor
 2007 I'm Not There.
Jack / Pastor John
 2007 3h10 pour Yuma
Dan Evans
 2006 Le prestige
Alfred Borden
 2006 Rescue Dawn
Dieter Dengler
 2005 Le nouveau monde
John Rolfe
 2005 Bad Times
Jim Luther Davis
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 2005 Batman Begins
Bruce Wayne / Batman
 2004 Le château ambulant
Howl (English version, voice)
 2004 The Machinist
Trevor Reznik
 2002 Equilibrium
John Preston
 2002 Le règne du feu
Quinn Abercromby
 2002 Laurel Canyon
Sam
 2001 Capitaine Corelli
Mandras
 2000 Shaft
Walter Wade, Jr.
 2000 American Psycho
Patrick Bateman
 1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Movie)
Jesus of Nazareth
 1999 Le songe d'une nuit d'été
Demetrius
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Arthur Stuart
 1997 Metroland
Chris
 1996 L'agent secret
Stevie
 1996 Portrait de femme
Edward Rosier
 1995/I Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Le prince de Jutland
Amled
 1993 Swing Kids
Thomas Berger
 1992 Newsies - The News Boys
Jack Kelly
 1991 Les chandelles noires (TV Movie)
Tim Perkins
 1990 The Dreamstone (TV Series)
Wildit
- The Dreamstone (1990) ... Wildit (voice)
 1990 L'île au trésor (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
 1987 Empire du soleil
Jim
 1987 Mio min Mio
Jum-Jum / Benke
 1987 Heart of the Country (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Harris
- 'Till I'm on My Feet (1987) ... Ben Harris
- You Have to Have Someone (1987) ... Ben Harris
- What You Need Is a Helping Hand (1987) ... Ben Harris
- Why Wasn't I Told? (1987) ... Ben Harris
 1986 Anastasia (TV Movie)
Alexei
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Other Works:

Played "Thor" in Larry Shue's "The Nerd", Aldwych Theatre, London (1984-5). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was up in Toronto and went to see that movie La vie est belle (1997). By myself. And when I came out, I had a craving for blood unlike anything I had ever experienced since I decided to go vegetarian at the age of 7. It was a compulsion. It was undeniable. I went to several restaurants, one right after the other, and got the biggest, bloodiest steaks I could get my hands on. It was the first ... See more »

Trivia:

Has three sisters: musician Erin Bale; computer professional Sharon Bale; and director/actress Louise Bale, who appeared in Newsies - The News Boys (1992). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with directors Christopher Nolan, Terrence Malick and David O. Russell See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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