Christian Bale Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*   Christian Bale was born on 30th Jan 1974 in Haverfordwest, Wales, UK to David Bale,an entrepreneur and Jenny Bale,a circus performer.

*   Christian Bale had an opportunity of travelling around the world during his childhood days, he was brought up in England, Portugal & USA.

*   He started his career as a model for fabric softener Lenor when he was just 8 years old. He made his film debut with “Anastasia” in 1986, his first blockbuster was Empire of the Sun in 1987 which earned him widespread fame.

*   Bale was asked to gain much weight for his role in Batman Begins. With the help of strict diet and personal trainer Bale increased his weight from 130 lbs to 230 lbs within span of six months as suggested by his film director.

*   Bale married Sandra, a former model on 29th Jan 2000 and they have a daughter, Emmeline, born on 27th Mar 2005.

*   Bale is a strong supporter of Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund.

Quotes

“I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly. But it’s not what I’m about in terms of being an actor. I don’t want people to know about that.”

“It’s the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.”

 

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1986 Anastasia Marvin J. Chomsky Olivia de Havilland,Amy Irving,Jan Niklas
1987 Heart of the Country Brian Farnham Georgia Allen,Rosalind Bennett,Sophie Cook
Empire of the Sun Steven Spielberg Miranda Richardson,John Malkovich,Nigel Havers
Mio in the Land of Faraway Vladimir Grammatikov Christopher Lee,Nicholas Pickard,Susannah York
1989 Henry V Kenneth Branagh Derek Jacobi,Kenneth Branagh,Brian Blessed
1990 Treasure Island Fraser Clarke Heston Charlton Heston,Oliver Reed,Julian Glover
1991 A Murder of Quality Gavin Millar Glenda Jackson,Joss Ackland,Billie Whitelaw
1992 Newsies Kenny Ortega David Moscow,Luke Edwards,Gabriel Damon
1993 Swing Kids Thomas Carter Robert Sean Leonard,Frank Whaley,Kenneth Branagh
1994 Little Women Gillian Armstrong Winona Ryder,Gabriel Byrne,Trini Alvarado
Prince of Jutland Gabriel Axel Gabriel Byrne,Helen Mirren,Steven Waddington
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Jane Campion Nicole Kidman,John Malkovich,Barbara Hershey
The Secret Agent Christopher Hampton Bob Hoskins,Gérard Depardieu,Patricia Arquette
1997 Metroland Philip Saville Emily Watson,Elsa Zylberstein,Lee Ross
1998 All the Little Animals Jeremy Thomas John Hurt,Daniel Benzali,John Higgins
Velvet Goldmine Todd Haynes Ewan McGregor,Jonathan Rhys Meyers,Toni Collette
1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus Kevin Connor Pernilla August,David Threlfall,Melinda Kinnaman
A MidsummerNight’s Dream Michael Hoffman Calista Flockhart,Rupert Everett,Kevin Kline
2000 Shaft John Singleton Samuel L. Jackson,Jeffrey Wright,Vanessa L. Williams
American Psycho Mary Harron Willem Dafoe,Chloë Sevigny,Jared Leto
2001 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin John Madden Penélope Cruz,Nicolas Cage,John Hurt
2002 Equilibrium Kurt Wimmer Emily Watson,Sean Bean,Taye Diggs,Angus Macfadyen
Reign of Fire Rob Bowman Izabella Scorupco,Matthew McConaughey,Gerard Butler
Laurel Canyon Lisa Cholodenko Frances McDormand,Natascha McElhone,Kate Beckinsale
2004 The Machinist Brad Anderson John Sharian,Jennifer Jason Leigh,Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
2005 Batman Begins Christopher Nolan Liam Neeson,Michael Caine,Katie Holmes
The New World Terrence Malick Colin Farrell,Christopher Plummer,Q’Orianka Kilcher
2006 The Prestige Christopher Nolan Hugh Jackman,Scarlett Johansson,Michael Caine
Harsh Times David Ayer Eva Longoria,Freddy Rodriguez,Tammy Trull
2007 Rescue Dawn Werner Herzog Steve Zahn,Jeremy Davies
I’m Not There Todd Haynes Cate Blanchett,Marcus Carl Franklin,Ben Whishaw
3:10 to Yuma James Mangold Russell Crowe,Peter Fonda,Logan Lerman
2008 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan Heath Ledger,Michael Caine,Aaron Eckhart
2009 Public Enemies Michael Mann Johnny Depp,Channing Tatum,Marion Cotillard
Terminator Salvation McG Anton Yelchin,Sam Worthington,Bryce Dallas Howard
2010 The Fighter David O. Russell Mark Wahlberg,Amy Adams
2011 The Flowers of War Zhang Yimou Ni Ni,Zhang Xinyi
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan Michael Caine,Gary Oldman,Anne Hathaway
2013 Out of the Furnace Scott Cooper Forest Whitaker,Woody Harrelson

5 thoughts on “Christian Bale Movies & Biography”

  1. Hello emily,

    You whrigt:

    1.Emily Says:
    August 24th, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    What a great list!

    look to wil wheaton 98 movies
    look to Clint E. 69 plm movies

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