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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. Bale has three elder sisters – Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a theatre actress and director. The Bale family is deeply rooted in show business, especially theatre. Bale is a distant relative of British actress Lillie Langtry, while his uncle, Rex Bale and maternal grandfather were actors as well. Like his late father, businessman David (1941–2003), Christian Bale actively supports environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem became Bale's stepmother, and a first-time bride (at the age of 66), when she married David Bale on 3 September 2000. They were together until the death of David Bale in 2003. During an interview promoting his 2009 film Public Enemies Bale said he is a video game fan, specifically of the Metal Gear Solid series. When questioned if he was in the running to play Solid Snake, Bale stated that he prefers to devote his spare time to more constructive things and dislikes talking about his personal life.

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Jan 30, 1974 In Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Concrete Island
Latest Project:
Movie Hostiles 2017-12-22
Known For
Poster of Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene
Poster of Laurel Canyon
Poster of Die Schatzinsel
Poster of Anastasia
Series Six Faces himself 2019
Movie Concrete Island 2019
Series Bolji život Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 2018
Series The Eyes of Texas Jim 'Jamie' Graham 2018
Movie Spielberg Himself 2017-10-05
Movie Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017-12-22
Movie Jungle Book Bagheera 2017-10-04
Movie The Promise - Die Erinnerung bleibt Chris Myers 2016-12-02
Movie Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings Himself 2015-03-17
Movie The Big Short Michael Burry 2015-12-11
Movie Knight of Cups Rick 2015-02-08
Movie Exodus - Götter und Könige Moses 2014-12-03
Movie Auge um Auge Russell Baze 2013-12-06
Movie American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld 2013-12-12
Series TOKYOエアポート : 東京空港管制保安部 Tim Perkins 2012-10-14
Movie The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne 2012-07-16
Movie The Batmobile Himself 2012-07-16
Movie The Flowers of War John Miller 2011-12-15
Movie The Fighter Dick "Dicky" Eklund 2010-12-17
Series Home Rules Edward Rosier 2010-03-15
Movie Public Enemies Melvin Purvis 2009-07-01
Movie Terminator: Die Erlösung John Connor 2009-05-20
Movie Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Himself 2008-07-15
Movie The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008-07-16
Movie I'm Not There. Jack/Pastor John 2007-10-01
Series Nobody's Watching Walter Wade, Jr. 2006-06-01
Movie Prestige - Die Meister der Magie Alfred Borden 2006-10-19
Movie Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler 2006-09-09
Movie Harsh Times - Leben am Limit Jim Luther Davis 2005-09-11
Movie The New World John Rolfe 2005-12-25
Series Hollyoaks: Let Loose Arthur Stuart 2005-09-12
Movie Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005-06-10
Movie Der Maschinist Trevor Reznik 2004-02-09
Movie Equilibrium John Preston 2002-12-06
Movie Die Herrschaft des Feuers Quinn Abercromby 2002-07-12
Movie Laurel Canyon Sam 2002-05-18
Series Club Reps Dan Evans 2001-01-03
Movie Corellis Mandoline Mandras 2001-04-18
Movie American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000-04-13
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Maria - Die heilige Mutter Gottes Jesus of Nazareth 1999-07-26
Movie All the Little Animals Bobby Platt 1999-07-09
Movie Ein Sommernachtstraum Demetrius 1999-04-25
Series Conor, der Kelte Howl (voice) 1997-07-14
Movie Black Jack - The Movie Unknown 1996-11-29
Movie Der Geheimagent Stevie 1996-11-08
Movie Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995-06-14
Movie Betty und ihre Schwestern Theodore "Laurie" Laurence 1994-12-21
Movie Der Prinz von Jütland Amled 1994-02-23
Movie Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993-03-05
Series The Jackie Thomas Show 1992-12-01
Movie Die Schatzinsel Jim Hawkins 1990-06-08
Movie Henry V Robin the Luggage-Boy 1989-10-05
Movie Mio, mein Mio Jum-Jum / Benke 1987-07-01
Movie Anastasia Alexei 1986-12-07
Series Unknown Unknown 1982-05-04
Movie 暗黒街の美女 Himself - Nominee (credit only) 1958-03-25
Movie He Who Gets Slapped Unknown 1924-12-22