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Christian Bale


Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer James and David Bale. Christian's father was a commercial pilot, and the family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including England, Portugal, and the United States. Bale acknowledges the constant change was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Jungle Book: Origins (pre-production)
Bagheera (voice)
 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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Bale was invited to speak at the American Film Institute Tribute to director Steven Spielberg. The gala event aired on A&E in North America on September 7, 1995. 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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To be honest, it was only a couple of years ago that I finally decided to stick at acting. Before that, I used to think, "I don't want to do this any more - I want to quit. I hate it." It's such a silly job. Some days I'd think I should be doing something much more important than this. I'd like to say acting is a meaningful and difficult job but it's actually damn easy and pretty pointless. ... See more »

Trivia:

Considered getting formal acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when he was twenty, but decided to focus on working instead. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius