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Christian Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. In addition to starring roles in big budget Hollywood films, he has long been heavily involved in films produced by independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters. Bale is especially noted for his cult following: the tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his cult status on the Internet. EW called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" in anticipation of the release American Psycho (2000). The Guardian named Bale as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Bale was born in Wales to parents of English descent. His father, David Bale, was an entrepreneur, commercial pilot, and talent manager and his mother, Jenny James, was a circus clown and performer. He is the youngest of four children. After leaving Wales in 1976, Bale spent his childhood in several countries, including England, Portugal and the United States. Settling for four years in Bournemouth and Henley-on-Thames, Bale was educated at Shiplake C of E Primary School, the independent Dolphin School in Berkshire, and at Bournemouth School. He participated actively in rugby union. Bale has described his childhood, with respect to his mother being in the circus, as "interesting". He recalled his first kiss was with an acrobat named Barta. As a child, he trained in ballet and guitar. His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor. Bale's father was very supportive of his son's acting, resigning from his job as a commercial pilot to travel and manage Bale's burgeoning career. Bale's first foray into acting was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982, when he was eight years old. He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later] and in 1984 made his stage debut in The Nerd, opposite Rowan Atkinson. On 29 January, 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist and personal assistant to Winona Ryder; the couple have a daughter, Emmeline, who was born on 27 March 2005, in Santa Monica, California. Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles.

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Jan 30, 1974 In Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Deep Blue Good-By
Latest Project:
Movie Mowgli 2019-12-31
Known For
Poster of Mowgli
Poster of Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene
Poster of Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square
Poster of The Deep Blue Good-By
Movie The Deep Blue Good-By Unknown 2019
Movie Concrete Island 2019
Movie Ford v. Ferrari Ken Miles 2019-06-28
Movie Mowgli Bagheera 2019-12-31
Movie Spielberg Himself 2017-10-05
Movie Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017-12-22
Movie Song to Song 2017-03-17
Movie La promesa Chris Myers 2016-12-02
Movie Knight of Cups Rick 2015-02-08
Movie Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings Himself 2015-03-17
Movie La gran apuesta Michael Burry 2015-12-11
Movie Exodus: Dioses y reyes Moses 2014-12-03
Movie La ley del más fuerte Russell Baze 2013-12-06
Movie La gran estafa americana Irving Rosenfeld 2013-12-12
Movie El caballero oscuro: La leyenda renace Bruce Wayne / Batman 2012-07-16
Movie The Batmobile Himself 2012-07-16
Movie Las flores de la guerra John Miller 2011-12-15
Movie The Fighter Dick "Dicky" Eklund 2010-12-17
Movie Terminator Salvation John Connor 2009-05-20
Movie Enemigos públicos Melvin Purvis 2009-07-01
Movie El caballero oscuro Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008-07-16
Movie Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Himself 2008-07-15
Movie Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight himself 2008-07-15
Movie I'm not there Jack/Pastor John 2007-10-01
Movie El tren de las 3:10 Dan Evans 2007-09-06
Movie Rescate al amanecer Dieter Dengler 2006-09-09
Movie El truco final (El prestigio) Alfred Borden 2006-10-19
Movie El nuevo mundo John Rolfe 2005-12-25
Movie Tankman Begins 2005-01-01
Movie Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005-06-10
Movie Vidas al límite Jim Luther Davis 2005-09-11
Movie El maquinista Trevor Reznik 2004-02-09
Movie El imperio del fuego Quinn Abercromby 2002-07-12
Movie La calle de las tentaciones Sam 2002-05-18
Movie Equilibrium John Preston 2002-12-06
Movie La mandolina del capitán Corelli Mandras 2001-04-18
Movie Shaft: The Return Walter Wade, Jr. 2000-06-15
Movie American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000-04-13
Movie El sueño de una noche de verano, de William Shakespeare Demetrius 1999-04-25
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square Himself 1999-08-11
Movie María, madre de Jesús Jesus of Nazareth 1999-07-26
Movie Todos los animales pequeños Bobby Platt 1999-07-09
Movie Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998-10-23
Movie Metroland 1997-08-30
Movie El agente secreto Stevie 1996-11-08
Movie Retrato de una dama Edward Rosier 1996-10-17
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself - Nominee (credit only) 1996-01-10
Movie Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995-06-14
Movie Mujercitas Theodore "Laurie" Laurence 1994-12-21
Movie La verdadera historia de Hamlet, Príncipe de Dinamarca Amled 1994-02-23
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Rebeldes del swing Thomas Berger 1993-03-05
Movie La pandilla Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 1992-04-10
Movie Asesinato de calidad Tim Perkins 1991-10-04
Movie La isla del tesoro Jim Hawkins 1990-06-08
Movie Enrique V Robin the Luggage-Boy 1989-10-05
Movie El imperio del sol Jim 'Jamie' Graham 1987-12-09
Movie Mío en la tierra del más allá Jum-Jum / Benke 1987-07-01
Movie Anastasia: El misterio de Ana Alexei 1986-12-07
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Christian Bale 1953-03-18