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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 65 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne
Batman Begins
Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman
American Hustle
American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld
The Fighter
The Fighter Dicky Eklund


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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
Dick Cheney
 2018 Mowgli (completed)
 2017 Hostiles
Capt. Joseph J. Blocker
 2016/II The Promise
Chris Myers
 2015 The Big Short
Michael Burry
 2015 Knight of Cups
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
 2013 American Hustle
Irving Rosenfeld
 2013 Out of the Furnace
Russell Baze
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Bruce Wayne
 2011 Jin ling shi san chai
John Miller
 2010/I The Fighter
Dicky Eklund
 2009 Public Enemies
Melvin Purvis
 2009 Terminator Salvation
John Connor
 2008 The Dark Knight
Bruce Wayne
 2007 I'm Not There.
Jack / Pastor John
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Dan Evans
 2006 The Prestige
Alfred Borden
 2006 Rescue Dawn
Dieter Dengler
 2005 The New World
John Rolfe
 2005 Harsh Times
Jim Luther Davis
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 2005 Batman Begins
Bruce Wayne / Batman
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 2004 The Machinist
Trevor Reznik
 2002 Equilibrium
John Preston
 2002 Reign of Fire
Quinn Abercromby
 2002 Laurel Canyon
 2000 Shaft
Walter Wade, Jr.
 2000 American Psycho
Patrick Bateman
 1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Movie)
Jesus of Nazareth
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Arthur Stuart
 1997 Metroland
 1996 The Secret Agent
 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
Edward Rosier
 1995/I Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Little Women
 1994 Royal Deceit
 1993 Swing Kids
Thomas Berger
 1992 Newsies
Jack Kelly
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Tim Perkins
 1990 The Dreamstone (TV Series)
- The Dreamstone (1990) ... Wildit (voice)
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
 1987 Empire of the Sun
 1987 Mio min Mio
Jum-Jum / Benke
 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
 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Movie)
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Presented the Discover Magazine Award for the Environment on May 31, 1997 at Epcot Center in Florida. Bale was chosen because of his environmental concerns and because he widely considered to be the "biggest star on the Internet" (EW, USA Today) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 31 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them. I think if you're a good enough actor, that's the way to longevity in the film business.... See more »


Friends with Dark Knight Trilogy cast: Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cottilard and Aaron Eckhart. See more »


Remains in character almost constantly during the filming process even going so far as to conduct interviews using whatever accent he is using for that particular film. See more »

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