Christian Bale

Christian Bale, born Christian Charles Philip Bale Chase is a British Film Actor and Television Actor.

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Christian Bale


Born: January 30, 1974 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Spouse: Sibi Blazic (m. 2000)

Children: Emmeline Bale and Joseph Bale

Education: Bournemouth School

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)


Christian Bale is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles. Bale had his first starring role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg’s war film Empire of the Sun (1987).

Following a decade of leading and supporting roles, including Little Women (1994), he gained wider recognition for portraying the serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000). In 2004, he lost 63 pounds for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist and within six months he gained 100 pounds to play Batman in Christopher Nolan’s superhero movie Batman Begins (2005) later reprising his role in the sequels The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Bale continued to take on starring roles, including Nolan’s period drama The Prestige (2006), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), the science fiction thriller Terminator Salvation (2009) and the crime drama Public Enemies (2009). He won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell directed biographical film The Fighter (2010). This acclaim continued with Oscar nominations in Russell’s black comedy American Hustle (2013) and another for Adam McKay’s satires The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). For portraying Dick Cheney in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Bale is the recipient of many awards including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards and was featured in the Time 100 list of 2011.


Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

Moi in the Land of Faraway (1987)

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Henry V (1989)

Treasure Island (1990)

A Murder of Quality (1991)

Newsies (1992)

Swing Kids (1993)

Prince of Jutland (1994)

Little Women (1994)

Pocahantas (1995)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Secret Agent (1996)

Metroland (1997)

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Dying to Tell the Story (1998)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

American Psycho (2000)

Shaft (2000)

Captain Corelli’s Mando (2001)

Laurel Canyon (2002)

Reign of Fire (2002)

Equilibrium (2002)

The Machinist (2004)

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Batman Begins (2005)

Harsh Times (2005)

The New World (2005)

Rescue Dawn (2006)

The Prestige (2006)

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

I’m Not There (2007)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

The Fighter (2010)

The Flowers of War (2011)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Out of the Furnace (2013)

American Hustle (2013)

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Knight of Cups (2015)

The Big Short (2015)

The Promise (2016)

Hostiles (2017)

Jungle Book (2018)

Vice (2018)

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

The Creed of Violence (TBD)