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Christian Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an 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 was born in 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. Bale has three elder sisters – Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a theatre actress and director. The Bale family is deeply rooted in show business, especially theatre. Bale is a distant relative of British actress Lillie Langtry, while his uncle, Rex Bale and maternal grandfather were actors as well. Like his late father, businessman David (1941–2003), Christian Bale actively supports environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem became Bale's stepmother, and a first-time bride (at the age of 66), when she married David Bale on 3 September 2000. They were together until the death of David Bale in 2003. During an interview promoting his 2009 film Public Enemies Bale said he is a video game fan, specifically of the Metal Gear Solid series. When questioned if he was in the running to play Solid Snake, Bale stated that he prefers to devote his spare time to more constructive things and dislikes talking about his personal life.

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Jan 30, 1974 In Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ferrari
Latest Project:
Movie Oppenheimer 2023-07-19
Known For
Poster of American Hustle
Poster of The Dark Knight Rises
Poster of The Dark Knight
Poster of Batman Begins
Movie Concrete Island 2024
Movie The Deep Blue Good-By 2024
Movie Ferrari Enzo Ferrari 2024
Movie Oppenheimer The Atomic Bomb (Younger) 2023-07-19
Movie Thor: Love and Thunder Gorr 2022-07-06
Movie The Pale Blue Eye Augustus Landor 2022-12-22
Movie Amsterdam Burt Berendsen 2022-09-27
Movie Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale Self 2021-05-05
Movie You Should Have Left Stetler 2020-06-18
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles 2019-11-13
Movie Vice Dick Cheney 2018-12-25
Movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera 2018-11-25
Movie Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017-12-22
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie Song to Song deleted scenes 2017-03-17
Movie The Promise Chris Myers 2016-12-02
Movie Knight of Cups Rick 2015-02-08
Movie Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Self 2015-03-17
Movie The Big Short Michael Burry 2015-12-11
Movie Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses 2014-12-03
Movie American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld 2013-12-03
Movie Out of the Furnace Russell Baze 2013-12-06
Movie The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy Self (archive footage) 2013-09-24
Movie Ending the Knight Self 2012-12-04
Movie The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne / Batman 2012-07-16
Movie The Batmobile Self 2012-07-16
Movie The Flowers of War John Miller 2011-12-15
Movie The Fighter Dicky Eklund 2010-12-10
Movie Public Enemies Melvin Purvis 2009-07-01
Movie Heath Ledger: A Tribute Self 2009-06-01
Movie Terminator Salvation John Connor 2009-05-20
Movie Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Self 2008-07-15
Movie The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008-07-14
Movie Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of 'The Dark Knight' Self 2008-07-15
Movie I'm Not There Jack/Pastor John 2007-10-01
Movie 3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans 2007-09-06
Movie Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler 2006-09-09
Movie The Prestige Alfred Borden 2006-10-19
Movie Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis 2005-09-11
Movie The New World John Rolfe 2005-12-25
Movie Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005-06-10
Movie Howl's Moving Castle Howl (voice) 2004-09-09
Movie The Machinist Trevor Reznik 2004-02-09
Movie Laurel Canyon Sam 2003-03-07
Movie Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby 2002-07-09
Movie Equilibrium John Preston 2002-12-06
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras 2001-04-18
Movie Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. 2000-06-15
Movie Shaft: Still the Man Self 2000-01-01
Movie American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000-04-13
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth 1999-11-14
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie All the Little Animals Bobby Platt 1999-07-09
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 1999-05-14
Movie Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998-10-23
Movie Metroland Chris 1997-08-30
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself - Nominee (credit only) 1996-01-10
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier 1996-10-17
Movie The Secret Agent Stevie 1996-11-08
Movie Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995-06-14
Movie Royal Deceit Amled 1994-02-23
Movie Little Women Laurie 1994-12-21
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993-03-05
Movie Newsies Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 1992-04-10
Movie A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins 1991-10-04
Movie Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Treasure Island Jim Hawkins 1990-01-22
Movie Henry V Robin the Luggage-Boy 1989-10-05
Movie The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun Self 1987-12-30
Movie Empire of the Sun Jim 1987-12-09
Movie Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum / Benke 1987-07-01
Series Anastasia - The Mystery of Anna Tsarevich Alexei 1986-12-07
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04