Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Movie Actor

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Full Name
Christian Charles Philip Bale
Jan 30, 1974
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Christian Bale was born on January 30, 1974, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is Welsh. He is the son of David Bale, a commercial pilot, and Jenny James, an English circus performer. He has three siblings: an older sister and two younger sisters.

Bale's acting career began when he was just nine years old when he starred in a commercial for Pac-Man cereal. At age 13, Bale made his first feature film appearance in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). After that film, he continued to appear in films such as Newsies (1992) and Little Women (1994), but it wasn't until he starred in American Psycho (2000) that he gained worldwide recognition. In 2004, Bale earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Machinist (2004). 

In 2005, Bale went on to star as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. He reprised his role as the caped crusader in 2008's The Dark Knight and 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. In 2010, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2010). He has also starred in films such as Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Big Short (2015), Hostiles (2017), Vice (2018), and Ford v Ferrari (2019). 

Outside of acting, Bale enjoys playing guitar, reading books about history or philosophy during his free time. He is married to Sibi Blazic with whom he shares two children.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Christian Bale is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 30, 1974, Christian Bale was born in Haverfordwest, Wales.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bale makes his film debut in the Steven Spielberg feature film "Empire of the Sun".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Little Women</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets his first starring role as Laurie in the movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Blockbuster Hit American Psycho</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bale stars as Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel, "American Psycho".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Batman Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bale is cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman franchise, "Batman Begins".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nomination for Best Actor Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bale receives an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the movie "The Fighter".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Cast of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bale plays astronaut Cooper in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster sci-fi movie "Interstellar".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christian Bale is an incredibly talented actor. His performances in movies such as The Dark Knight and American Psycho have been praised by fans and critics alike. He has also won multiple awards, including an Oscar for his performance in The Fighter.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christian Bale is a great role model for young actors. He is humble and always puts his work first. He also gives back to the community and supports various charities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christian Bale is a versatile actor who can play a wide range of characters. Whether it be a smooth talking con man or a tortured superhero, Christian Bale can bring any character to life with his incredible acting skills.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Lost 63 Pounds for The Machinist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christian Bale lost an incredible 63 pounds for his role in the 2004 movie The Machinist, eating only an apple and a can of tuna per day for four months.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Gained 100 Pounds in 6 Months</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">After The Machinist, Christian Bale had to gain back all the weight he lost and then some to play Batman in Batman Begins. He packed on 100 pounds in just 6 months.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Oscar Nomination at Age 13</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christian Bale was the youngest actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Empire of the Sun at age 13.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Dual Citizenship</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christian Bale holds both British and US citizenship, having grown up in both countries.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Started Acting at Age 9</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christian Bale began acting when he was just 9 years old, appearing in commercials and TV shows before making his film debut at age 13 in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.</p></div>


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