Christian Bale

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1974-01-30

Place of Birth
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Also Known As
Кристиан Бейл
克里斯汀·貝爾
คริสเตียน เบล
クリスチャン・ベール
크리스찬 베일
كريستيان بيل
Christian Charles Philip Bale
Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ

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Christian Bale

A Welsh-born 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 Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 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.

2005
Batman Begins
7.6
2009
Terminator Salvation
6.0
2006
The Prestige
8.2
2000
American Psycho
7.4
1987
Empire of the Sun
7.5
2004
The Machinist
7.5
2009
Public Enemies
6.6
2002
Reign of Fire
6.0
1997
Metroland
5.7
2002
Equilibrium
7.0
2005
Harsh Times
6.4
2006
Rescue Dawn
6.9
1992
Newsies
6.6
2012
The Dark Knight Rises
7.7
2011
The Flowers of War
7.4
2012
The Batmobile
6.5
2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings
5.8
2013
Out of the Furnace
6.6
2013
American Hustle
6.8
2015
Knight of Cups
5.6
2015
The Big Short
7.3
2017
Hostiles
6.8
2008
The Dark Knight
8.4
2018
Vice
7.1
2019
Ford v Ferrari
7.8
1993
Swing Kids
6.8
2007
3:10 to Yuma
7.1
1990
Treasure Island
6.2
2003
Laurel Canyon
6.1
1987
Mio in the Land of Faraway
6.3
2010
The Fighter
7.3
1999
All the Little Animals
6.0
2008
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene
6.5
2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
6.6
1999
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square
3.0
Untitled David O. Russell Film
0.0
1998
Velvet Goldmine
7.0
1994
Royal Deceit
6.6
2016
The Promise
7.0
2015
Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
5.4
1970
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg
0.0
2000
Shaft
5.9
2001
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
5.8
2005
The New World
6.5
1996
The Secret Agent
5.3
2005
Tankman Begins
9.0
1996
The Portrait of a Lady
6.2
1999
Mary, Mother of Jesus
4.2
1999
A Midsummer Night's Dream
6.4
1995
Pocahontas
6.9
2008
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight
7.6
2009
Terminator Salvation, Behind the Scenes: Reforging the Future
0.0
1994
Little Women
7.2
2021
Thor: Love and Thunder
0.0
2007
I'm Not There.
6.7
1991
A Murder of Quality
5.4
1986
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
5.8
1989
Henry V
7.4
2017
Spielberg
7.5
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