Christian Bale

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1974-01-30

Place of Birth
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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 Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) 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.

Batman Begins

2005

Batman Begins

7.6

Shaft

2000

Shaft

5.7

Terminator Salvation

2009

Terminator Salvation

6.0

The Prestige

2006

The Prestige

8.1

American Psycho

2000

American Psycho

7.3

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

2001

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

5.8

Velvet Goldmine

1998

Velvet Goldmine

7.0

Empire of the Sun

1987

Empire of the Sun

7.5

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6.4

Swing Kids

1993

Swing Kids

6.8

Pocahontas

1995

Pocahontas

6.9

I'm Not There.

2007

I'm Not There.

6.7

The Machinist

2004

The Machinist

7.5

3:10 to Yuma

2007

3:10 to Yuma

7.1

Public Enemies

2009

Public Enemies

6.6

The New World

2005

The New World

6.5

Reign of Fire

2002

Reign of Fire

6.0

Metroland

1999

Metroland

5.7

Equilibrium

2002

Equilibrium

7.0

Harsh Times

2006

Harsh Times

6.5

Little Women

1994

Little Women

7.1

Treasure Island

1990

Treasure Island

6.0

Rescue Dawn

2007

Rescue Dawn

6.9

Laurel Canyon

2003

Laurel Canyon

6.0

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

1986

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

5.2

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

2008

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

7.8

Mio in the Land of Faraway

1987

Mio in the Land of Faraway

6.4

The Portrait of a Lady

1996

The Portrait of a Lady

6.1

Newsies

1992

Newsies

6.4

The Fighter

2010

The Fighter

7.3

A Murder of Quality

1991

A Murder of Quality

5.4

The Secret Agent

1996

The Secret Agent

4.9

All the Little Animals

1999

All the Little Animals

6.0

Royal Deceit

1994

Royal Deceit

6.2

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

The Dark Knight Rises

7.7

The Flowers of War

2012

The Flowers of War

7.4

The Batmobile

2012

The Batmobile

6.6

Mary, Mother of Jesus

1999

Mary, Mother of Jesus

4.2

Exodus: Gods and Kings

2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

5.7

Out of the Furnace

2013

Out of the Furnace

6.6

American Hustle

2013

American Hustle

6.8

Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene

2008

Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene

6.5

Knight of Cups

2016

Knight of Cups

5.6

The Big Short

2015

The Big Short

7.3

The Promise

2017

The Promise

7.0

Tankman Begins

2005

Tankman Begins

9.0

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

2018

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

6.6

Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square

1999

Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square

3.0

Hostiles

2017

Hostiles

6.7

The Dark Knight

2008

The Dark Knight

8.4

Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings

2015

Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings

5.6

Henry V

1989

Henry V

7.4

Vice

2018

Vice

7.2

Spielberg

2017

Spielberg

7.4

Ford v. Ferrari

2019

Ford v. Ferrari

0.0