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Christian Bale
Birthday: 1974-01-30
Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and recurring physical transformations to play his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. Bale is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Time magazine included him on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. Born in Wales to English parents, Bale had his breakthrough role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg's 1987 war film Empire of the Sun. After more than a decade of performing in leading and supporting roles in films, he gained wider recognition for his portrayals of serial killer Patrick Bateman in the black comedy American Psycho (2000) and the titular role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). In 2005, Bale played superhero Batman in Batman Begins and reprised the role in the sequels The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), garnering acclaim for his performance in the trilogy, which is one of the highest-grossing film franchises. Bale continued in starring roles in a range of films outside his work as Batman, including the period drama The Prestige (2006), the action film Terminator Salvation (2009), the crime drama Public Enemies (2009), the epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) and the historical drama The Promise (2016). For his portrayal of boxer Dicky Eklund in the 2010 biographical film The Fighter, Bale won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations came in subsequent years for his work in the black comedy American Hustle (2013) and the biographical dramedies The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). Bale's roles as politician Dick Cheney in Vice and race car driver Ken Miles in the sports drama Ford v Ferrari (2019) respectively earned him a second win and a fifth nomination at the Golden Globe Awards.
Career History
Being Produced
2022
Amsterdam as Burt Berendsen
The Pale Blue Eye as Augustus Landor
Spaces as Batman
2021
2020
2019
Ford v Ferrari as Ken Miles
2018
Vice as Dick Cheney
2017
Hostiles as Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Spielberg as Self
2016
The Promise as Chris Myers
2015
2014
2013
Out of the Furnace as Russell Baze
American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld
2012
The Dark Knight Rises as Bruce Wayne / Batman
The Batmobile as Himself
2011
The Flowers of War as John Miller
2010
The Fighter as Dicky Eklund
2009
2008
2007
I'm Not There as Jack/Pastor John
3:10 to Yuma as Dan Evans
2006
Rescue Dawn as Dieter Dengler
The Prestige as Alfred Borden
2005
Batman Begins as Bruce Wayne / Batman
Harsh Times as Jim Luther Davis
The New World as John Rolfe
Tankman Begins as Batman (archive footage)
2004
The Machinist as Trevor Reznik
2003
Laurel Canyon as Sam
2002
Reign of Fire as Quinn Abercromby
Equilibrium as John Preston
2001
2000
American Psycho as Patrick Bateman
Shaft as Walter Wade, Jr.
1999
Mary, Mother of Jesus as Jesus of Nazareth
All the Little Animals as Bobby Platt
1998
Velvet Goldmine as Arthur Stuart
1997
Metroland as Chris
1996
The Secret Agent as Stevie
The Portrait of a Lady as Edward Rosier
1995
Pocahontas as Thomas (voice)
1994
Royal Deceit as Amled
Little Women as Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
1993
Swing Kids as Thomas Berger
1992
Newsies as Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly
1991
1990
Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins
1989
Henry V as Robin the Luggage-Boy
1987
1986