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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 & 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 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
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Other Works:

Presented Genesis Award (March 1998) for Ark Trust in Los Angeles. 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:

I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions. See more »

Trivia:

He turned down the lead role in Noah (2014) in favour of Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). See more »

Trademark:

Often gains or loses weight for particular roles such as gaining muscle for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Trilogy, losing weight for The Machinist (2004) and The Fighter (2010), as well as gaining fat for American Hustle (2013) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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