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Christian Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale is 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 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.


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Born:
Jan 30th, 1974 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
Untitled Dick Cheney Biopic
Latest Project:
Jungle Book (Oct 17th, 2018)

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Filmography
MOVIES Jungle Book Bagheera Oct 17th, 2018
MOVIES Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker Sep 11th, 2017
MOVIES The Promise Chris Myers Apr 21st, 2017
MOVIES The Big Short Michael Burry Dec 11th, 2015
MOVIES Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings Himself Mar 17th, 2015
MOVIES Knight of Cups Rick Feb 8th, 2015
MOVIES Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses Dec 3rd, 2014
MOVIES American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld Dec 12th, 2013
MOVIES Out of the Furnace Russell Baze Dec 6th, 2013
MOVIES The Batmobile Himself Jul 16th, 2012
MOVIES The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne / Batman Jul 16th, 2012
MOVIES The Flowers of War John Miller Dec 15th, 2011
MOVIES The Fighter Dick "Dicky" Eklund Dec 17th, 2010
MOVIES Public Enemies Melvin Purvis Jul 1st, 2009
MOVIES Terminator Salvation John Connor May 20th, 2009
MOVIES The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne Jul 16th, 2008
MOVIES Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Himself Jul 15th, 2008
MOVIES Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight himself Jul 15th, 2008
MOVIES I'm Not There. Jack/Pastor John Oct 1st, 2007
MOVIES 3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans Sep 6th, 2007
MOVIES The Prestige Alfred Borden Oct 19th, 2006
MOVIES Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler Sep 9th, 2006
MOVIES The New World John Rolfe Dec 25th, 2005
MOVIES Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis Sep 11th, 2005
MOVIES Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman Jun 10th, 2005
MOVIES Tankman Begins Jan 1st, 2005
MOVIES The Machinist Trevor Reznik Feb 9th, 2004
MOVIES Equilibrium John Preston Dec 6th, 2002
MOVIES Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby Jul 12th, 2002
MOVIES Laurel Canyon Sam May 18th, 2002
MOVIES Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras Aug 17th, 2001
MOVIES Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. Jun 15th, 2000
MOVIES American Psycho Patrick Bateman Apr 13th, 2000
MOVIES Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square Himself Aug 11th, 1999
MOVIES Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth Jul 26th, 1999
MOVIES All the Little Animals Bobby Platt Jul 9th, 1999
MOVIES A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius Apr 25th, 1999
MOVIES Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart Oct 26th, 1998
MOVIES Metroland Aug 30th, 1997
MOVIES The Secret Agent Stevie Nov 8th, 1996
MOVIES The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier Oct 18th, 1996
MOVIES Pocahontas Thomas (voice) Jun 14th, 1995
MOVIES Little Women Laurie Dec 21st, 1994
MOVIES Royal Deceit Amled Feb 23rd, 1994
MOVIES Swing Kids Thomas Berger Mar 5th, 1993
MOVIES Newsies Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly Apr 10th, 1992
MOVIES A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins Oct 4th, 1991
MOVIES Treasure Island Jim Hawkins Jun 8th, 1990
MOVIES Henry V Robin the Luggage-Boy Oct 5th, 1989
MOVIES Empire of the Sun Jim 'Jamie' Graham Dec 9th, 1987
MOVIES Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum / Benke Jul 1st, 1987
MOVIES Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei Dec 7th, 1986
MOVIES Concrete Island
MOVIES Untitled Dick Cheney Biopic Dick Cheney