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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 63 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Big Short (filming)
Michael Burry
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1997 Metroland
Chris
 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Tim Perkins
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
 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
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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 | 29 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)] I really liked the second one. It had as much to do with the electric atmosphere in the theater when I saw it at 17, when I was first getting out to the States, and I'd never been in a movie theater that had that much noise and excitement throughout the entire movie. See more »

Trivia:

Although born in Wales, his family is actually English. In 1976, when Bale was two years old, his family left Wales and returned to England. See more »

Trademark:

Often stars in period films or plays historical figures See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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