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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 56 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016/II The Promise (filming)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1997 Metroland
 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
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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 »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 29 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I don't think I was particularly in need of superheroes. I never had any fascination with Superman or Spider-Man or a Batman kind of character. If it happened at all, it was imagined characters that I had invented. My dad was a role model for me. He was a fascinating man. There was intrigue and entertainment growing up with him. He gave me an edict that I still pursue: "Life should never be ... See more »


Is one of four consecutive Oscar winners in the Best Supporting Actor category whose name begins with Chris, the other actors being Christoph Waltz (who won twice) and Christopher Plummer. See more »


Frequently works with directors Terrence Malick and Christopher Nolan See more »

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