Christian Bale

Christian Bale

  • Birthday: 1974-01-30
  • Place of birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
  • Also know as: Кристиан Бейл

Biography

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.

Filmography

Batman Begins

2005

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Terminator Salvation

2009

As John Connor

American Psycho

2000

As Patrick Bateman

Empire of the Sun

1987

As Jim 'Jamie' Graham

I'm Not There

2007

As Jack/Pastor John

The Machinist

2004

As Trevor Reznik

Reign of Fire

2002

As Quinn Abercromby

Metroland

1997

As Chris

Equilibrium

2002

As John Preston

Harsh Times

2005

As Jim Luther Davis

Rescue Dawn

2006

As Dieter Dengler

Newsies

1992

As Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

The Flowers of War

2011

As John Miller

The Batmobile

2012

As Himself

Mary, Mother of Jesus

1999

As Jesus of Nazareth

Out of the Furnace

2013

As Russell Baze

American Hustle

2013

As Irving Rosenfeld

Knight of Cups

2015

As Rick

The Big Short

2015

As Michael Burry

Hostiles

2017

As Captain Joseph J. Blocker

The Dark Knight

2008

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Vice

2018

As Dick Cheney

Ford v Ferrari

2019

As Ken Miles

Amsterdam

2022

As

The Pale Blue Eye

0000

As Augustus Landor

The Prestige

2006

As Alfred Borden

Swing Kids

1993

As Thomas Berger

3:10 to Yuma

2007

As Dan Evans

Public Enemies

2009

As Melvin Purvis

Treasure Island

1990

As Jim Hawkins

Laurel Canyon

2003

As Sam

Mio in the Land of Faraway

1987

As Jum-Jum / Benke

The Fighter

2010

As Dicky Eklund

All the Little Animals

1999

As Bobby Platt

Ending the Knight

2012

As Self

Royal Deceit

1994

As Amled

The Promise

2016

As Chris Myers

Thor: Love and Thunder

2022

As Gorr the God Butcher

Shaft

2000

As Walter Wade, Jr.

Velvet Goldmine

1998

As Arthur Stuart

The New World

2005

As John Rolfe

The Secret Agent

1996

As Stevie

Tankman Begins

2005

As Batman (archive footage)

Spaces

2022

As Batman

Pocahontas

1995

As Thomas (voice)

The Portrait of a Lady

1996

As Edward Rosier

Heath Ledger: A Tribute

2009

As Himself

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999

As Demetrius

Little Women

1994

As Theodore "Laurie" Laurence

A Murder of Quality

1991

As Tim Perkins

Henry V

1989

As Robin the Luggage-Boy

Spielberg

2017

As Self

Production

The Alien Legacy

1999

As Thanks

Harsh Times

2005

As Executive Producer

The Pale Blue Eye

0000

As Producer

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