Christian Bale
Born Christian Charles Philip Bale
30 January 1974 (1974-01-30) (age 45)
HaverfordwestPembrokeshire, Wales
Residence Santa MonicaCalifornia, U.S.[1]
Citizenship British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Children 2
Parents David Bale
Jenny James
Awards Full list
Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. He has starred both in blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). Based on the original story by J. G. Ballard, Bale played an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. In 2000, he garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. He is known for going to great lengths to portray characters in films, notably for the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004), where he lost 63 pounds (28.5 kg) to play the role of Trevor Reznik.

Bale went on to receive greater commercial recognition for his starring role as Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight(2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). His portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biographical film The Fighter (2010), earned him critical acclaim and a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has since gained further acclaim as well as subsequent Academy AwardScreen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Russell's American Hustle (2013) and Adam McKay's The Big Short (2015).

Filmography Edit

Main article: Christian Bale filmography

Awards and nominations Edit

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Christian Bale

References Edit

  1. Real-Time, Redfin (10 January 2014). PHOTOS: Homes of the 2014 Golden Globe Nominees - @Redfin. Retrieved on 4 March 2018.
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