Christian Bale
  • Christian Bale

  • Birthday: 1974-01-30
  • Place of Birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
  • Biography:

    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.

Christian Bale Movie List

Title Role Year
Out of Shadows Self (archive footage) 2020 Try Prime Free >
Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles 2019 Try Prime Free >
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera 2018 Try Prime Free >
Vice Dick Cheney 2018 Free Watch now
Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017 Try Prime Free >
The Promise Chris Myers 2016 Free Watch now
The Big Short Michael Burry 2015 Free Watch now
Knight of Cups Rick 2015 Free Watch now
Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses 2014 Try Prime Free >
American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld 2013 Free Watch now
Out of the Furnace Russell Baze 2013 Free Watch now
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne / Batman 2012 Try Prime Free >
The Batmobile Himself 2012 Try Prime Free >
The Flowers of War John Miller 2011 Free Watch now
The Fighter Dick "Dicky" Eklund 2010 Free Watch now
Terminator Salvation John Connor 2009 Free Watch now
Public Enemies Melvin Purvis 2009 Free Watch now
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008 Free Watch now
3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans 2007 Free Watch now
I'm Not There Jack/Pastor John 2007 Free Watch now
The Prestige Alfred Borden 2006 Free Watch now
Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler 2006 Free Watch now
Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis 2005 Free Watch now
The New World John Rolfe 2005 Try Prime Free >
Batman Begins Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005 Try Prime Free >
The Machinist Trevor Reznik 2004 Free Watch now
Laurel Canyon Sam 2003 Free Watch now
Equilibrium John Preston 2002 Free Watch now
Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby 2002 Free Watch now
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras 2001 Try Prime Free >
American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000 Free Watch now
Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. 2000 Free Watch now
All the Little Animals Bobby Platt 1999 Try Prime Free >
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 1999 Free Watch now
Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth 1999 Try Prime Free >
Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998 Free Watch now
Metroland 1997 Try Prime Free >
The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier 1996 Free Watch now
The Secret Agent Stevie 1996 Try Prime Free >
Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995 Free Watch now
Royal Deceit Amled 1994 Free Watch now
Little Women Theodore "Laurie" Laurence 1994 Free Watch now
Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993 Try Prime Free >
Newsies Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 1992 Free Watch now
A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins 1991 Try Prime Free >
Treasure Island Jim Hawkins 1990 Try Prime Free >
Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum / Benke 1987 Try Prime Free >
Empire of the Sun Jim 'Jamie' Graham 1987 Try Prime Free >
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei 1986 Try Prime Free >

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