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Christian Bale


Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 63 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne
(2008)
The Prestige
The Prestige Alfred Borden
(2006)
American Psycho
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
(2000)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne
(2012)

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 2017 Hostiles (filming)
Blocker
 2016/II Weightless (completed)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1997 Metroland
Chris
 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Royal Deceit
Amled
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Tim Perkins
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
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Presented the Discover Magazine Award for the Environment on May 31, 1997 at Epcot Center in Florida. Bale was chosen because of his environmental concerns and because he widely considered to be the "biggest star on the Internet" (EW, USA Today) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on how David O. Russell likes to hide places on set] One of the funniest things for me on set [of American Hustle (2013)] was watching where David was going to hide. He always likes to be very close to the actors. He likes to be able to feel the atmosphere of the scene. So literally he'd be trying to hide under our chairs and the DP would be "No David, I see you there." And then he'd be jumping ... See more »

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Was compared to a young Steve McQueen by Steven Spielberg, while filming Empire of the Sun (1987). See more »

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Often portrays obsessive and detached or loner characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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