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.
“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
|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|