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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 & 79 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)

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 2007 I'm Not There.
Jack / Pastor John
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1997 Metroland
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 1995/I Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
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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 | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Batman Begins (2005)] I contacted them. I heard they were doing some low-budget Batman not aimed at kids and I was tantalized. I had appreciated the Batman movies, but I wasn't really a fan and I didn't know the TV series. But I read some of the graphic novels, and they were very dark and very interesting. See more »

Trivia:

He was considered for the role of Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) that went to Matt Damon. See more »

Trademark:

Intense physical and mental commitment to his roles See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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