Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1974-01-30 (47 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

67 Movies · 9 TV shows

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 · 克里斯蒂安·贝尔

Biography

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and intensive method acting, he is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, and was featured in the Time 100 list of 2011.Born in Haverfordwest, Wales, to English parents, Bale had his first starring role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg's war film Empire of the Sun (1987). Following a decade of leading and supporting roles, including in Little Women (1994) and Pocahontas (1995), he gained wider recognition for portraying the serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000). In 2004, he lost 4 stone 7 pounds (29 kg; 63 lb) for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). Within six months, he gained 7 stone 2 pounds (45 kg; 100 lb) to star as Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), a role he reprised in the film's sequels The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).Bale continued to take on starring roles, including in Nolan's period drama The Prestige (2006), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), the science fiction film Terminator Salvation (2009), and the crime drama Public Enemies (2009). He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biographical film The Fighter (2010). This acclaim continued with his Academy Award-nominated roles in Russell's black comedy American Hustle (2013) and in Adam McKay's satires The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). For portraying Dick Cheney in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award. In 2019, he starred as race car driver Ken Miles in James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari.Bale is a supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund, and obtained American citizenship in 2014. Bale has been married to Sandra Blažić since 2000; they have two children.

Personal Life

On 29 January 2000, Bale married "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a Serbian-American former model, make-up artist, and personal assistant to actress Winona Ryder. The couple have two children: a daughter, Emmaline (born 2005), and a son, Joseph (born 2014).Bale currently resides in Brentwood, Los Angeles, having previously lived in Santa Monica, California. He applied for US citizenship in 2010 and completed the naturalisation process in 2014.In 2000, Bale became the stepson of feminist Gloria Steinem, who married his father David Bale that year. The senior Bale died in 2003 of a brain lymphoma.Bale actively supports environmental groups such as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund. Along with his wife, Sibi, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.On 22 July 2008, Bale was arrested in London after being accused of assault by his mother, Jenny, and sister, Sharon, at The Dorchester hotel. After his mother and sister called the authorities, Bale was held for more than four hours. He was released on bail, pending further investigation. On 14 August 2008, police declared that they would take no further action against him. Bale denied that any assault had occurred, and charges were not laid for lack of evidence.

Early Life

Bale was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, the son of Jenny (née James), a circus performer, and David Bale, an entrepreneur, commercial pilot and talent manager. Bale has three sisters. His mother is English and his father was born in South Africa, to English parents. Bale has remarked, "I was born in Wales but I'm not Welsh – I'm English". He spent his childhood in Wales, Surrey and Dorset in England, and Portugal. Bale acknowledged that the frequent relocation had a major influence on his career choice. He attended Bournemouth School, but left at age 16.Bale studied the work of actor Gary Oldman, citing him as "the reason I'm acting". His first role was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982. A year later, he appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial, playing a child rock star. In 1984, he made his stage debut in The Nerd on London's West End with Rowan Atkinson.Bale's parents divorced in 1991. His mother and sister Sharon stayed in Bournemouth, and Bale moved with his father to Los Angeles, California at age seventeen.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder

2022
The fourth movie in the movie series from the company.

2021.

1 Movie
DC Villains - Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale

DC Villains - Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale

2021
There is a film about a woman.

2020.

2 Movies
Mickey Never Came Back

Mickey Never Came Back

2020
In the Vietnam war, a soldier has to decide between his country and his friends.
Joker: Put on a Happy Face

Joker: Put on a Happy Face

2020
Interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is considered to be the greatest comic-book supervillain of al...

2019.

1 Movie
Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

6.08
2019
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary r...

2018.

2 Movies
Vice

Vice

7.36
2018
George W. Bush picked Dick Cheney to be his running mate in the 2000 presidential election. Cheney has experience in politics, having served as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defe...
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

7.33
2018
A human child raised by wolves has to face off against a tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

2017.

2 Movies
Spielberg

Spielberg

2017
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film directors of all time.
Hostiles

Hostiles

5.75
2017
A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reser...

2016.

1 Movie
The Promise

The Promise

4.17
2016
A love triangle develops between a brilliant medical student, a beautiful and sophisticated artist, and a renowned American journalist during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

2015.

4 Movies
Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History

Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History

2015
A review of the historical legends of Moses and Ramses as presented in this film. A discussion about known facts by experts in religious studies and by an Egyptologist.
Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

2015
Interviews with the cast and crew of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" are featured in an in-depth documentary. There is a feature in the set.
The Big Short

The Big Short

6.79
2015
The men made a lot of money.
Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

5.63
2015
Rick is a writer. Despite being successful in his career, his life feels empty. He finds solace in the excess of Hollywood. He is closer to his place in the world when women distract him from his dail...

2014.

1 Movie
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

5.99
2014
400,000 slaves were set on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt by the leader of the Pharaoh Ramses after he rose up against the Egyptian Pharaoh.

2013.

3 Movies
Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

6
2013
Two brothers live in the Rust Belt because of a cruel twist of fate. One of the most violent crime rings lured his brother into their clutches.
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

2013
The inspiration and vision for the new Batman films opens the documentary, which is the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tears. The film is candid, thoughtful and extensive,...
American Hustle

American Hustle

6.14
2013
A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.

2012.

3 Movies
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

6.23
2012
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation, and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police De...
Ending the Knight

Ending the Knight

2012
A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made "The Dark Knight Rises" the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. These cover stunts and action, production/v...
The Batmobile

The Batmobile

2012
For the first time in history, you can see all five Batmobiles together. You can learn about the evolution of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal.

2011.

1 Movie
The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War

2011
A group of women are in a church. He tried to get the women to safety.

2010.

1 Movie
The Fighter

The Fighter

5.67
2010
Boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly bein...

2009.

3 Movies
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

5.9
2009
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.
Public Enemies

Public Enemies

5.67
2009
John Dillinger's charm and audacity endeared him to a lot of America's poor, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. The FBI was founded by a man. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover made ...
Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies'

Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies'

2009
Look behind the scenes at the making of Public Enemies (2009)

2008.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

6.17
2008
The stakes are high in Batman's fight against crime. The lieutenant helped. Batman is going to dismantle the criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but...
TV
Gotham Tonight

Gotham Tonight

2008
"Gotham Tonight" was a talk show featuring guests from "The Dark Knight" leading up to the release of the 2008 film. The series was originally released exclusively through Comcast On Demand. It was la...
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene

Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene

2008
Director Christopher Nolan and his creative partners reveal the incredible detail and planning behind the film, including stunt staging, filmin in IMAX, the new Bat-Suit and Bat- Pod, and other exclus...
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

2008
Take a look at the world of Batman. When one man takes on the Underworld alone, what happens when Batman devotes his life to an ideal?

2007.

2 Movies
I'm Not There

I'm Not There

6
2007
Six actors are portraying Bob Dylans.
3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

5.37
2007
In Arizona in the late 1800s, notorious outlaw Ben Wade and his gang of thieves and murderers have been a thorn in the side of the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans...

2006.

2 Movies
The Prestige

The Prestige

6.18
2006
The story of two magicians who have an intense rivalry that leads to a life-long battle for supremacy, full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

6
2006
During the Vietnam War, a US Fighter pilot was shot down.

2005.

4 Movies
The New World

The New World

1.5
2005
The Native Americans and English settlers fought in the 17th century.
Tankman Begins

Tankman Begins

2005
The Caped Crusader was spoofed in a movie that showed him chauffeuring Jimmy Fallon to an MTV award ceremony.
Harsh Times

Harsh Times

1
2005
Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of crime after a job offer from the Los Angeles Police Department fell through. Jim is trying to get a law enforcement ...
Batman Begins

Batman Begins

6.26
2005
Bruce Wayne devotes his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home of Gotham City. He created a new identity called The Batman because he couldn't work within the system.

2004.

1 Movie
The Machinist

The Machinist

5.89
2004
There is a story called The Machinist. Occupational risks in a machine shop are bad, but they are compounded by fatigue, which makes them worse. There is no longer time to sleep for him. This is not a...

2003.

1 Movie
Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon

2003
Sam and Alex are upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who move to Los Angeles. Jane, Sam's mother, a successful record producer, is willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs. Sam and...

2002.

2 Movies
Equilibrium

Equilibrium

6.54
2002
In a future where peace is maintained by subduing the populace with a drug and displays of emotion are punished with death, displays of emotion will be punished with death. The man in charge of the en...
Reign of Fire

Reign of Fire

5.4
2002
In a post apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a group of fire-breathing dragons who want to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underg...

2001.

1 Movie
Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

2001
When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army in WWII, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences duri...

2000.

2 Movies
Shaft

Shaft

6
2000
Walter Wade Jr. A New York police detective arrested him. The killing was racially motivated. When the only witness disappeared, Wade jumped bail for Switzerland. Wade is confident that he will be acq...
American Psycho

American Psycho

7.23
2000
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, generalized fantasies.

1999.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

1999
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...
TV
The Early Show

The Early Show

1999
The Early Show is an American morning television show which was broadcast by CBS from New York City from 1999 to 2012. The program aired live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday in the...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6
1999
Shakespeare's comedy about lovers who are manipulated by fairy magic is a film adaptation. The setting was changed to a hill town in the 19th century.
The Alien Legacy

The Alien Legacy

1999
There is a behind the scenes look at 'Alien'.
All the Little Animals

All the Little Animals

6
1999
An emotionally challenged young man named Bobby runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather who has killed his pets. He met a man. He gives burials to animals that have been killed. ...
Mary, Mother of Jesus

Mary, Mother of Jesus

1999
The film Mary, Mother of Jesus retells the story of Jesus through his mother's eyes.

1998.

1 Movie
Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

1
1998
It has been almost a decade since Brian was in the public eye. Arthur Stuart is a journalist. Stuart explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has happened to them since the...

1997.

1 Movie
Metroland

Metroland

1997
After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his ca...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Critics' Choice Movie Awards

1996
The Broadcast Film Critics Association gives out the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent

6
1996
Verloc was a double agent for the Russian government and gave information to Chief Inspector Heat about an organization that was lazy. An act of terrorism must happen in order for the anarchists to be...
The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

1996
Ms. Isabel is not afraid to challenge the status quo. Her cousin wrote her into her father's will. She befriends a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast along the way. The advantage of ...

1995.

1 Movie
Pocahontas

Pocahontas

6.09
1995
During the 17th century Virginia war, the daughter of a Native American tribe chief fell in love with an English soldier.

1994.

2 Movies
Little Women

Little Women

7
1994
When their father was away in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grew up with their mother. As a close family, they have squabbles and tragedies. The bond holds when male friends become part of the ...
Royal Deceit

Royal Deceit

1994
The villain killed the king and his son to take over the throne.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
GMTV

GMTV

1993
GMTV is the name of the national Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee, broadcasting in the United Kingdom from 1 January 1993 to 3 September 2010. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of ...
Swing Kids

Swing Kids

1993
A group of kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's tighten their grip on Germany. There is a choice between right, wrong, ...

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
HBO First Look

HBO First Look

1992
"Hbo First Look" is a television show that chronicles up and coming movies. A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks aired in 1992. Interviews with the actors are included in the series. Part document...
Newsies

Newsies

1992
A week in the life of a child newspaper seller. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike only to be confronted with the...

1991.

2 Movies
A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality

1991
At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agreed to look into the murder of the woman. She wrote a letter saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. Stanley ...
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square

Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square

1991
A washed up actor is trying to get a role in a Disney movie, Newsies, by showing up on the back lot of Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. Mr was dismissed by the director. He was thrown off t...

1990.

1 Movie
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

1990
While running the Benbow Inn with his mother, Jim met Captain Billy Bones, who died at the inn while it was beseiged by buccaneers. Jim and his mother found Billy Bones' treasure map after they fought...

1989.

1 Movie
Henry V

Henry V

1989
William Shakespeare wrote a play about the English King's conquest of France.

1987.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

1987
The film Empire of the Sun was directed by Steven Spielberg.
TV
Heart of the Country

Heart of the Country

1987
There was a four part series broadcasted in 1987.
Mio in the Land of Faraway

Mio in the Land of Faraway

1987
They are a million miles away from home. Beyond the boundaries of time and space. There is a fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land wher...
Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

3.5
1987
Jamie Graham was an English boy when the Japanese invaded. A sailor watches Jamie. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie still maintains his dignity and yout...

1986.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

1986
The Mystery of Anna is a 1986 TV movie starring Amy Irving, Rex Harrison, and others. The film was based on the story of the Grand Duchess of Russia and the book The Riddle of Anna Anderson. Rex Harri...
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

1986
The story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Wogan

Wogan

1982
Wogan is a British television chat show

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
The Pale Blue Eye

The Pale Blue Eye

A detective is looking into murders. The Military Academy was founded in the 19th century. A cadet is with him.
Canterbury Glass

Canterbury Glass

There is a partnership between a doctor and a lawyer.
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