Christian Bale young
January 30, 1974
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
46 in | 116 cm
11 US | 44 EU
31 in | 79 cm
Christian Bale was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, on January 30, 1974, is an English actor. Young Christian Bale made his film debut in television drama biographical movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) in role as Tsarevich Alexei. Bale's breakthrough role came as Jim Graham in epic war movie Empire of the Sun (1987) at the age of 13, directed by Steven Spielberg. He made his stage debut in the West End production "The Nerd", at age of 10 in 1984.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe for his role as Dick "Dicky" Eklund in biographical sports drama movie The Fighter (2010). He was nominated for the same award for his role as Michael Burry in biographical comedy drama film The Big Short (2015).
He received a nominationfor the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Irving Rosenfeld in black comedy crime film American Hustle (2013).
He portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight film trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Velvet Goldmine (1998) musical drama opposite Ewan McGregor and Toni Collette
I'm Not There (2007) musical drama with Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger
Rescue Dawn (2007) epic war drama directed by Werner Herzog
American Psycho (2000) black comedy psychological horror with Jared Leto and Reese Witherspoon
Shaft (2000) action thriller with Samuel L. Jackson
The Machinist (2004) psychological thriller opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh
Equilibrium (2002) dystopian science fiction action with Emily Watson and Sean Bean
Harsh Times (2005) thriller crime opposite Eva Longoria
The Prestige (2006) psychological thriller with Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson
3:10 to Yuma (2007) Western with Russell Crowe
Terminator Salvation (2009) science fiction action with Sam Worthington
Public Enemies (2009) biographical mob drama with Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard
Out of the Furnace (2013) drama opposite Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) epic biblical adventure drama directed by Ridley Scott
Knight of Cups (2015) experimental drama directed by Terrence Malick
The Promise (2016) historical drama opposite Oscar Isaac
Hostiles (2017) Western opposite Rosamund Pike
Vice (2018) biographical comedy drama opposite Amy Adams and Steve Carell
Bale married former model Sandra "Sibi" Blažić on January 29, 2000, they have two children, daughter and son.
He is animal lover.
He lost 63 pounds for his role of Trevor Reznik in film The Machinist (2004).
Loves video games.
Was the first non-American actor to play Batman.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
At first, I was somewhat hesitant to do the role Batman Begins (2005). I mean after all, Batman is an icon. But I remember, as clear as day, being at the grocery store the day the movie opened, and this little boy saw me. He couldn't have been more than five years old. He just walked right up to me and hugged me. He hugged me, and I was so moved by it that I hugged him back. Then he looked up at me and said, "You're myhero". And in that moment, I knew that not only as an actor that I had done my job but that I had made the right decision to play Batman. And I've never looked back on my the decision to play Batman since.
Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing.
I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.
I have a fear of being boring.
An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.
How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun.
I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene.