Christian Bale

Gender: male | Birthday: 1974-01-30 | Place of Birth:

Christian Charles Philip Bale is 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.

Movies of Christian Bale

Jungle Book
Jungle Book

Jungle Book   2018

Release Date: 2018-10-17

Rated: 0

Production Companies: Warner Bros. / The Imaginarium Studios /

Director: Lee Grumett / Jo Tew /

The Promise
The Promise

The Promise   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-21

Rated: 7.1

Production Companies: Babieka / Wonderful Films /

Director: Jean Reno / Rade Serbedzija /

Stars: 
Oscar Isaac  /  Charlotte Le Bon  /  Christian Bale
The Big Short
The Big Short

The Big Short   2015

Release Date: 2015-12-11

Rated: 7.3

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Plan B Entertainment /

Director: Cate Hardman / Adam McKay /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Steve Carell  /  Ryan Gosling
Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings
Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings

Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings   2015

Release Date: 2015-03-17

Rated: 5.7

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox / Lauzirika Motion Picture Company /

Director: John Turturro / Ridley Scott /

Stars: 
Ridley Scott  /  Christian Bale  /  Joel Edgerton
Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups   2015

Release Date: 2015-02-08

Rated: 5.7

Production Companies: Waypoint Entertainment / Dogwood Films /

Director: Sylvie Chesneau / Terrence Malick /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Cate Blanchett  /  Natalie Portman
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-03

Rated: 5.6

Production Companies: Scott Free Productions / Chernin Entertainment /

Director: Julia Chiavetta / John Turturro /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Joel Edgerton  /  John Turturro
American Hustle
American Hustle

American Hustle   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-12

Rated: 6.8

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Atlas Entertainment /

Director: Tracy Scott / David O. Russell /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Bradley Cooper  /  Amy Adams
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-06

Rated: 6.4

Production Companies: Appian Way / Scott Free Productions /

Director: Forest Whitaker / Casey Affleck /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Woody Harrelson
The Batmobile
The Batmobile

The Batmobile   2012

Release Date: 2012-07-16

Rated: 6.9

Production Companies:

Director: Roko Belic / Christopher Nolan /

Stars: 
Harald Belker  /  Christian Bale  /  Nathan Crowley
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises   2012

Release Date: 2012-07-16

Rated: 7.5

Production Companies: Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. /

Director: David Monahan / Steve Gehrke /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine  /  Gary Oldman
The Flowers of War
The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War   2011

Release Date: 2011-12-15

Rated: 7.1

Production Companies: Beijing New Picture Film Co. Ltd. / EDKO Film /

Director: Paul Schneider / Zhang Yimou /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Ni Ni  /  Tong Dawei
The Fighter
The Fighter

The Fighter   2010

Release Date: 2010-12-17

Rated: 7.2

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures /

Director: Karen Golden / Cara Giallanza /

Stars: 
Mark Wahlberg  /  Christian Bale  /  Amy Adams
Public Enemies
Public Enemies

Public Enemies   2009

Release Date: 2009-07-01

Rated: 6.5

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Appian Way /

Director: David Wenham / Alicia Accardo /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Johnny Depp  /  Giovanni Ribisi
Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation   2009

Release Date: 2009-05-20

Rated: 5.9

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / The Halcyon Company /

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Trudy Ramirez /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Sam Worthington  /  Anton Yelchin
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-16

Rated: 8.2

Production Companies: DC Comics / Legendary Pictures /

Director: Robert Patrick Stern / Steve Gehrke /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine  /  Heath Ledger
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-15

Rated: 8

Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures /

Director: Christopher Nolan / Steven Smith /

Stars: 
Robert Clotworthy  /  Dan Didio  /  Len Wein
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene

Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-15

Rated: 6.7

Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures /

Director: Christopher Nolan / Michael Fallavollita /

Stars: 
Christopher Nolan  /  Christian Bale  /  Lee Smith
I'm Not There.
I'm Not There.

I'm Not There.   2007

Release Date: 2007-10-01

Rated: 6.5

Production Companies: Endgame Entertainment / Rising Star /

Director: Todd Haynes / David Cross /

Stars: 
Cate Blanchett  /  Heath Ledger  /  Julianne Moore
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-06

Rated: 6.9

Production Companies: Tree Line Films / Lionsgate /

Director: Ben Foster / Mamie Mitchell /

Stars: 
Russell Crowe  /  Christian Bale  /  Logan Lerman
The Prestige
The Prestige

The Prestige   2006

Release Date: 2006-10-19

Rated: 7.9

Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures / Syncopy /

Director: Steve Gehrke / Andy Serkis /

Stars: 
Hugh Jackman  /  Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine
Rescue Dawn
Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn   2006

Release Date: 2006-09-09

Rated: 6.8

Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / 20th Century Fox Television /

Director: Pat Healy / Werner Herzog /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Steve Zahn  /  Marshall Bell
The New World
The New World

The New World   2005

Release Date: 2005-12-25

Rated: 6.4

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / First Foot Films /

Director: Terrence Malick /

Harsh Times
Harsh Times

Harsh Times   2005

Release Date: 2005-09-11

Rated: 6.3

Production Companies: The Weinstein Company /

Director: David Ayer /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Freddy Rodríguez  /  Eva Longoria
Batman Begins
Batman Begins

Batman Begins   2005

Release Date: 2005-06-10

Rated: 7.5

Production Companies: DC Comics / Legendary Pictures /

Director: Rade Serbedzija / Dan Poole /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine  /  Liam Neeson
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