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Christian Bale is a Actor and Executive producer British born on 30 january 1974 at Haverfordwest (United-kingdom)

Christian Bale

Christian Bale
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Birth name Christian Charles Philip Bale
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 january 1974 (44 years) at Haverfordwest (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. He has starred in both 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 film, 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 and acclaim for his performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He also portrayed Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biopic The Fighter (2010), for which he received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2013, he starred in the comedy-drama American Hustle, another film directed by Russell, which garnered him critical acclaim and a second Academy Award nomination, and first in the Best Actor category.

Biography

On 29 January 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a former model, make-up artist, and personal assistant to actress Winona Ryder; the couple have two children: daughter Emmaline (b. 2005), and son Joseph (b. 2014). Bale has resided in Los Angeles, California since 1992.

Like his late father, Bale actively supports environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Along with his wife Sibi, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Bale is also the stepson of feminist Gloria Steinem.

On 22 July 2008, Bale attended a London police station by appointment and was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on his mother, Jenny, and sister, Sharon, who called the authorities. After being held for more than four hours, he was released on bail, pending further investigation. He has denied these allegations. On 14 August, British police declared that they would take no further action against him. The charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.

Best films

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
(Actor)
The Dark Knight (2008)
(Actor)
Batman Begins (2005)
(Actor)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
(Actor)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
(Actor)
American Hustle (2013)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christian Bale (52 films)

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Actor

Hostiles
Hostiles (2018)
, 2h14
Directed by Scott Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons
Roles Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Rating71% 3.594273.594273.594273.594273.59427
En 1892, le capitaine Joseph J. Blocker, légende de l'armée américaine, est chargé d'une mission qu'il accepte à contrecœur. Avec ses hommes, il doit escorter Yellow Hawk, un chef de guerre cheyenne mourant, ainsi que sa famille, pour retourner sur leurs terres tribales. Durant le voyage entre le Nouveau-Mexique et le Montana, les militaires et les Cheyennes vont devoir faire preuve de solidarité et d'entraide, pour survivre au périple, aux Comanches et aux trappeurs hostiles qu'ils vont croiser. Ils vont aussi croiser la route d'une veuve dont la famille a été assassinée par un raid comanche.
Mowgli
Mowgli (2018)

Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto
Roles Bagheera

Le film s'attache au parcours de Mowgli qui, enfant, est élevé par une meute de loups au cœur de la jungle indienne. Tandis qu'il apprend les lois souvent âpres de la jungle, sous la responsabilité de l'ours Baloo et de la panthère Bagheera, Mowgli est accepté par les animaux de la jungle comme l'un des leurs – sauf par le terrible tigre Shere Khan. Mais des dangers bien plus redoutables guettent notre héros, au moment où il doit affronter ses origines humaines.
Backseat
Backseat (2018)

Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Politique
Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Jesse Plemons, Sam Rockwell, Bill Pullman
Roles Dick Cheney

Entre 2001 et 2009, Dick Cheney est le vice-président des États-Unis, dans l'administration du président George W. Bush
Untitled Terrence Malick film, 2h9
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett
Rating56% 2.8449852.8449852.8449852.8449852.844985
Deux histoires d'amour à Austin, au Texas, sur la scène musicale : celle de deux chanteurs, BV et Faye, puis celle d'un magnat de l'industrie musicale, Cook, et d'une serveuse, Rhonda. Un univers dans lequel ils voudront trouver le succès, au prix de la trahison.
Jungle Book: Origins
Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children
Actors Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Roles Bagheera

Mowgli, the human child, is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. He learns the tough rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera. Mowgli is accepted by all the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan is not ready to accept.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Chris Myers
Rating61% 3.0504453.0504453.0504453.0504453.050445
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
Knight of Cups, 1h58
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy
Roles Rick
Rating57% 2.8502452.8502452.8502452.8502452.850245
A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
The Big Short, 2h10
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, Karen Gillan
Roles Michael Burry
Rating77% 3.896633.896633.896633.896633.89663
En 2005, à Wall Street, au milieu des grandes banques, des médias et du gouvernement aveugles, quatre outsiders découvrent la bulle immobilière et l'opacité de son financement. Par l'analyse et l'enquête sur le terrain ils rejettent l'idéologie et l'optimisme écrasants de leur milieu. Ils sont les seuls à se positionner dans le sens de la débâcle qui leur apparaît certaine.
Everest
Everest (2015)
, 2h1
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington
Rating70% 3.547083.547083.547083.547083.54708
In March 1996, several commercial expeditions arrive at Mount Everest base camp to prepare for a climb to the summit. Rob Hall, who first popularized guided Everest climbs, is the leader of Adventure Consultants, whose clients include Beck Weathers, an experienced climber; Doug Hansen, a former mailman pursuing his dream; and climbing veteran Yasuko Namba, who is hoping to complete her last of the Seven Summits. Scott Fischer is the chief guide for competitor Mountain Madness. Helen Wilton is Rob's base camp manager.
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2h30
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Indira Varma
Roles Moses
Rating59% 2.997442.997442.997442.997442.99744
In 1300 BC, Moses, a general and member of the royal family, prepares to attack the Hittite army with Prince Ramesses. A High Priestess of Sekhmet (the war goddess) divines a prophecy from animal intestines, which she relates to Ramesses' father, Seti I. He tells the two men of the prophecy, in which one (of Moses and Ramesses) will save the other and become a leader. During the attack on the Hittites, Moses saves Ramesses' life, leaving both men troubled. Later, Moses is sent to the city of Pithom to meet with the Viceroy Hegep, who oversees the Hebrew slaves. Upon his arrival, he encounters the slave Joshua, who is the descendant of Joseph, and Moses is appalled by the horrific conditions of the slaves. Shortly afterwards, Moses meets Nun, who informs him of his true lineage; he is the child of Hebrew parents who was sent by his sister Miriam to be raised by Pharaoh's daughter. Moses is stunned at the revelation and leaves angrily. However, two Hebrews also overhear Nun's story and report their discovery to Hegep.
American Hustle, 2h18
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Lee Renner, Robert De Niro
Roles Irving Rosenfeld
Rating72% 3.6475853.6475853.6475853.6475853.647585
The opening screen says: "Some of this actually happened." In 1978, con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) have started a relationship and are working together. Sydney has improved Rosenfeld's scams, posing as English aristocrat "Lady Edith Greensly". Irving loves Sydney, though is hesitant to leave his unstable and histrionic wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), fearing he will lose contact with her son Danny, whom Irving has adopted. Rosalyn has also threatened to report Irving to the police if he leaves her.
Out of the Furnace, 1h56
Directed by Scott Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films, Gangster films
Actors Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Casey Affleck
Roles Russell Baze
Rating67% 3.398963.398963.398963.398963.39896
After getting off work at a North Braddock, Pennsylvania steel mill, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) catches his brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) at a horse racing simulcast where Rodney had just bet on a losing horse. Rodney reveals John Petty (Willem Dafoe) loaned the money to him. Petty owns a bar and runs several illegal games. Russell offers to pay off some of Rodney's debt, promising to pay Petty the rest with his next paycheck. Driving home intoxicated, Russell hits another car, killing its occupants, including a little boy. He is incarcerated for vehicular manslaughter. While in prison he is informed that his father has died, and that his girlfriend Lena (Zoë Saldana) has left him for the small town police chief, Wesley Barnes (Forest Whitaker).
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles Bruce Wayne / Batman
Rating77% 3.8827153.8827153.8827153.8827153.882715
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
The Flowers of War, 2h25
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Shigeo Kobayashi, Paul Schneider, Junichi Kajioka
Roles John Miller
Rating75% 3.7990353.7990353.7990353.7990353.799035
In 1937, Japan invades China, beginning the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, Nanking, in December and carries out the systematic and brutal Nanking massacre.
The Fighter, 1h55
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Frank Renzulli
Roles Dick "Dicky" Eklund
Rating77% 3.8983053.8983053.8983053.8983053.898305
Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is an American welterweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Managed by his mother, Alice Ward (Melissa Leo), and trained by his older half-brother, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), Micky has not had a particularly successful career: He's become a "stepping stone" for other boxers to defeat on their way up. Complicating matters, Dicky, a former boxer whose peak of success was going the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978 (before Leonard became a world champion), has fallen apart since then, becoming addicted to crack cocaine. He is now being filmed for an HBO documentary he believes to be about his "comeback".