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
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.
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.
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.
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Mickey Never Came Back
In the Vietnam war, a soldier has to decide between his country and his friends.
Joker: Put on a Happy Face
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...
Ford v Ferrari
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...
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
A human child raised by wolves has to face off against a tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film directors of all time.
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...
Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History
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'
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 men made a lot of money.
Knight of Cups
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...
Out of the Furnace
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 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,...
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.
The Dark Knight Rises
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
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...
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.
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...
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.
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'
Look behind the scenes at the making of Public Enemies (2009)
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The Dark Knight
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...
"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
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
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?
The New World
The Native Americans and English settlers fought in the 17th century.
The Caped Crusader was spoofed in a movie that showed him chauffeuring Jimmy Fallon to an MTV award ceremony.
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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...
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...
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.
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The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
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 ...
The Early Show
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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
There is a behind the scenes look at 'Alien'.
All the Little Animals
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
The film Mary, Mother of Jesus retells the story of Jesus through his mother's eyes.
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...
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...
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Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The Broadcast Film Critics Association gives out the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
The Secret Agent
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
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 ...
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 ...
The villain killed the king and his son to take over the throne.
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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, ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
HBO First Look
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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...
A Murder of Quality
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
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...
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...
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The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun
The film Empire of the Sun was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Heart of the Country
There was a four part series broadcasted in 1987.
Mio in the Land of Faraway
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
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...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
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
The story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.
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