Christian Bale

    January 30, 1974
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
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Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and recurring physical transformations to play his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. Bale is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Time magazine included him on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. Born in Wales to English parents, Bale had his breakthrough role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg's 1987 war film Empire of the Sun. After more than a decade of performing in leading and supporting roles in films, he gained wider recognition for his portrayals of serial killer Patrick Bateman in the black comedy American Psycho (2000) and the titular role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). In 2005, Bale played superhero Batman in Batman Begins and reprised the role in the sequels The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), garnering acclaim for his performance in the trilogy, which is one of the highest-grossing film franchises. Bale continued in starring roles in a range of films outside his work as Batman, including the period drama The Prestige (2006), the action film Terminator Salvation (2009), the crime drama Public Enemies (2009), the epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) and the historical drama The Promise (2016). For his portrayal of boxer Dicky Eklund in the 2010 biographical film The Fighter, Bale won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations came in subsequent years for his work in the black comedy American Hustle (2013) and the biographical dramedies The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). Bale's roles as politician Dick Cheney in Vice and race car driver Ken Miles in the sports drama Ford v Ferrari (2019) respectively earned him a second win and a fifth nomination at the Golden Globe Awards.

The Pale Blue Eye Augustus Landor 2022
Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer Self 2022
Amsterdam Burt Berendsen 2022
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder Self 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder Gorr 2022
Spaces Batman 2022
Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale Self 2021
Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020
Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles 2019
Vice Dick Cheney 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera 2018
Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017
Spielberg Self 2017
The Promise Chris Myers 2016
The Big Short Michael Burry 2015
Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Self 2015
Knight of Cups Rick 2015
Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses 2014
Out of the Furnace Russell Baze 2013
American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld 2013
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy Self (archive footage) 2013
Ending the Knight Self 2012
The Batmobile Self 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne / Batman 2012
The Flowers of War John Miller 2011
The Fighter Dicky Eklund 2010
Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies' Self 2009
Public Enemies Melvin Purvis 2009
Heath Ledger: A Tribute Self 2009
Terminator Salvation John Connor 2009
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight Self 2008
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Self 2008
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008
I'm Not There Jack/Pastor John 2007
3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans 2007
The Prestige Alfred Borden 2006
Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler 2006
The New World John Rolfe 2005
Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis 2005
Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005
Tankman Begins Batman (archive footage) 2005
The Machinist Trevor Reznik 2004
Laurel Canyon Sam 2003
Equilibrium John Preston 2002
Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby 2002
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras 2001
Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. 2000
American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000
Shaft: Still the Man Self 2000
Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth 1999
All the Little Animals Bobby Platt 1999
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 1999
Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998
Metroland Chris 1997
The Secret Agent Stevie 1996
The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier 1996
Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995
Little Women Theodore "Laurie" Laurence 1994
Royal Deceit Amled 1994
Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993
Newsies Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 1992
A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins 1991
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square Himself 1991
Treasure Island Jim Hawkins 1990
Henry V Robin the Luggage-Boy 1989
The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun Himself 1987
Empire of the Sun Jim 1987
Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum / Benke 1987
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei 1986
The Church of Living Dangerously
The Early Show Self <mt>
Wogan Self <mt>
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Self - Guest <mt>
GMTV Self <mt>
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself - Nominee (credit only) <mt>
Gotham Tonight Bruce Wayne <mt>
HBO First Look Self <mt>
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Tsarevich Alexei <mt>
Heart of the Country Ben Harris <mt>

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Christian Bale embodied the total complexity of Batman / Bruce Wayne.

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