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 Charles Philip Bale was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, on January 30, 1974, is an English actor. Young Christian Bale first began his career in a commercial for fabric softener Lenor (1982) and in Pac-Man cereal commercial (1983).
He landed his stage debut in the West End production of "The Nerd", at the age of ten (1984).
He got his television debut in biographical movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) in role as Tsarevich Alexei. He made his big screen debut in drama fantasy film Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987) in role as Jum-Jum / Benke.
Bale's breakthrough performance came as Jim Graham in epic war movie Empire of the Sun (1987) at the age of 13, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Ford v Ferrari (2019) biographical drama in role as Ken Miles, opposite Matt Damon
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dick "Dicky" Eklund in biographical sports drama movie The Fighter (2010).
He portrayed Bruce Wayne / Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight film trilogy:
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
American Hustle (2013) black comedy crime in role as Irving Rosenfeld
Vice (2018) biographical comedy drama in role as Dick Cheney, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Michael Burry in biographical comedy drama film The Big Short (2015).
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
He played Ben Harris in drama TV mini-series Heart of the Country (1987).
Treasure Island (1990) adventure television movie in role as Jim Hawkins
He portrayed Jesus of Nazareth in television biblical drama film Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999).
Attended Bournemouth School in Dorset, England.
Left school at the age of 16.
Has three sisters.
He is animal lover, has two dogs and three cats.
He lost 63 pounds for his role of Trevor Reznik in film The Machinist (2004).
Loves video games.
Was good friends with actor Heath Ledger.
He was the first non-American actor to play Batman.
Supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.
Huge fan of the Terminator movies.
Featured twice on the cover of GQ magazine in 2007 and 2009.
Received U.S. citizenship in 2014.
Lives in Santa Monica, California, U.S.
He married former model Sandra "Sibi" Blažić in 2000, they have a daughter and a son.
He dated Anna Friel (1998-1999) and Samantha Mathis (1994).
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.