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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 »

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Batman Begins
Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman
American Bluff
American Bluff Irving Rosenfeld
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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
Dick Cheney
 2018 Mowgli (completed)
 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
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
 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
 2001 Capitaine Corelli
 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
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Arthur Stuart
 1997 Metroland
 1996 L'agent secret
 1996 Portrait de femme
Edward Rosier
 1995/I Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Le prince de Jutland
 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)
- 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
 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)
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Presented the Discover Magazine Award for the Environment on May 31, 1997 at Epcot Center in Florida. Bale was chosen because of his environmental concerns and because he widely considered to be the "biggest star on the Internet" (EW, USA Today) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 31 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I have very strong opinions about why kids should not be working at such a young age. I think introducing children to a professional industry where they may not recognize the pressure is wrong. Very quickly they're going to be under pressure. This is an adult industry. I would be very skeptical putting anybody I cared about, who was close to me, in this profession at a young age. I absolutely ... See more »


If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience is not confused. See more »


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

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