Person Details

Birthday: 1974-01-30 23:09:16

Aliases: Кристиан Бейл , 克里斯汀·貝爾 , คริสเตียน เบล , クリスチャン・ベール , 크리스찬 베일 , كريستيان بيل , Christian Charles Philip Bale , Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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Movie Involvements: 50

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Ford v Ferrari
Average
8

Ford v Ferrari

(2019) Ken Miles
The Dark Knight
Average
8

The Dark Knight

(2008) Bruce Wayne / Batman
Batman Begins
Average
8

Batman Begins

(2005) Bruce Wayne / Batman
The Dark Knight Rises
Average
8

The Dark Knight Rises

(2012) Bruce Wayne / Batman
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Average
6

Exodus: Gods and Kings

(2014) Moses
The Prestige
Average
8

The Prestige

(2006) Alfred Borden
Terminator Salvation
Average
6

Terminator Salvation

(2009) John Connor
American Psycho
Average
7

American Psycho

(2000) Patrick Bateman

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 N/A
2020 Self (archive footage)
2019 Ken Miles
2018 Dick Cheney
Bagheera
2017 Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Himself
2016 Chris Myers
2015 Michael Burry
Himself
Rick
2014 Moses
2013 Irving Rosenfeld
Russell Baze
2012 Self
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Himself
2011 John Miller
2010 Dick "Dicky" Eklund
2009 Himself
Self
Self
Melvin Purvis
John Connor
2008 Bruce Wayne / Batman
Himself
himself
2007 Jack/Pastor John
Dan Evans
2006 Alfred Borden
Dieter Dengler
2005 John Rolfe
Jim Luther Davis
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Batman (archive footage) (uncredited)
2004 Trevor Reznik
2003 Sam
2002 John Preston
Quinn Abercromby
2001 Mandras
2000 Walter Wade, Jr.
Patrick Bateman
1999 Jesus of Nazareth
N/A
Bobby Platt
Demetrius
Himself
1998 Arthur Stuart
1997 N/A
1996 Stevie
Edward Rosier
Himself - Nominee (credit only)
1995 Thomas (voice)
1994 Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
Amled
1993 Thomas Berger
N/A
1992 Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly
1991 Tim Perkins
Himself
1990 Jim Hawkins
1989 Robin the Luggage-Boy
1987 Jim 'Jamie' Graham
Jum-Jum / Benke
1986 Alexei
1982 N/A
Himself
- N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2005 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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