15 July 2012 11:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper presents his five essential Christian Bale films…

Some people don’t like Christian Bale. They heard his rant at Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation and decided that he was a nutter who lacked respect. Or they don't like his gravelly 'Batman voice'.

I am not one of these people.

I see a committed and brilliant actor who started young but had to wait to make it big. Sure he has had some missteps along the way (Shaft? Reign of Fire?), but everyone has bills to pay!

So onto the list we go. Here are 5 films I personally feel are essential if you're either a fan of the man, or want to see what the fuss is about. I've also mentioned a few films that whilst not making it onto the top 5, are highly recommended:

5. 3:10 to Yuma (2007, dir. James Mangold)

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