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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 »

"No Small Parts": 'Nocturnal Animals' Star Michael Shannon

Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 63 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne
(2008)
The Prestige
The Prestige Alfred Borden
(2006)
American Psycho
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
(2000)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne
(2012)

Filmography

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 2007 I'm Not There.
Jack / Pastor John
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1997 Metroland
Chris
 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Tim Perkins
 1990 The Dreamstone (TV Series)
Wildit
- The Dreamstone (1990) ... Wildit (voice)
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (101 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "Thor" in Larry Shue's "The Nerd", Aldwych Theatre, London (1984-5). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on filming Batman films during the summer] I'm not really looking forward to wearing a black rubber suit in the summertime in humid Chicago. If you see a pool of sweat through the city, follow it and you will find me. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), which went to Orlando Bloom. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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