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Christian Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. In addition to starring roles in big budget Hollywood films, he has long been heavily involved in films produced by independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters. Bale is especially noted for his cult following: the tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his cult status on the Internet. EW called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" in anticipation of the release American Psycho (2000). The Guardian named Bale as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Bale was born in Wales to parents of English descent. His father, David Bale, was an entrepreneur, commercial pilot, and talent manager and his mother, Jenny James, was a circus clown and performer. He is the youngest of four children. After leaving Wales in 1976, Bale spent his childhood in several countries, including England, Portugal and the United States. Settling for four years in Bournemouth and Henley-on-Thames, Bale was educated at Shiplake C of E Primary School, the independent Dolphin School in Berkshire, and at Bournemouth School. He participated actively in rugby union. Bale has described his childhood, with respect to his mother being in the circus, as "interesting". He recalled his first kiss was with an acrobat named Barta. As a child, he trained in ballet and guitar. His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor. Bale's father was very supportive of his son's acting, resigning from his job as a commercial pilot to travel and manage Bale's burgeoning career. Bale's first foray into acting was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982, when he was eight years old. He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later] and in 1984 made his stage debut in The Nerd, opposite Rowan Atkinson. On 29 January, 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist and personal assistant to Winona Ryder; the couple have a daughter, Emmeline, who was born on 27 March 2005, in Santa Monica, California. Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles. Bale has three elder sisters – Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a theatre actress and director. The Bale family is deeply rooted in show business, especially theatre. Bale is a distant relative of British actress Lillie Langtry, while his uncle, Rex Bale and maternal grandfather were actors as well. Like his late father, businessman David (1941–2003), Christian Bale actively supports environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem became Bale's stepmother, and a first-time bride (at the age of 66), when she married David Bale on 3 September 2000. They were together until the death of David Bale in 2003. During an interview promoting his 2009 film Public Enemies Bale said he is a video game fan, specifically of the Metal Gear Solid series. When questioned if he was in the running to play Solid Snake, Bale stated that he prefers to devote his spare time to more constructive things and dislikes talking about his personal life.


Filmer
Urodzony:
Jan 30, 1974 In Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
61
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie The Deep Blue Good-By
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Jungle Book 2017-10-04
Known For
Poster of Operacja Świt
Poster of Ciężkie czasy
Poster of Mio min Mio
Poster of The Deep Blue Good-By
Filmography
Film The Deep Blue Good-By 2018
Film Concrete Island 2018
Film Jungle Book Bagheera 2017-10-04
Film The Promise Chris 2017-04-21
Film Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker 2017-06-30
Film Song to Song 2017-03-17
Film Big Short Michael Burry 2015-12-11
Film Rycerz pucharów Rick 2015-09-10
Film Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings 2015-03-17
Film Exodus: Bogowie i królowie Moses 2014-12-03
Film Zrodzony w ogniu Russell Baze 2013-12-06
Film American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld 2013-12-12
Film The Batmobile Himself 2012-07-16
Film Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Powstaje Bruce Wayne / Batman 2012-07-16
Film Kwiaty wojny John Miller 2011-12-15
Film Fighter Dick "Dicky" Eklund 2010-12-17
Film Wrogowie publiczni Melvin Purvis 2009-07-01
Film Terminator: Ocalenie John Connor 2009-05-20
Film Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Bruce Wayne / Batman 2008-07-16
Film Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene Himself 2008-07-15
Film Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight himself 2008-07-15
Film 3:10 do Yumy Dan Evans 2007-09-06
Film I'm Not There. Jack/Pastor John 2007-10-01
Film Prestiż Alfred Borden 2006-10-19
Film Operacja Świt Dieter Dengler 2006-09-09
Film The New World John Rolfe 2005-12-25
Film Ciężkie czasy Jim Luther Davis 2005-09-11
Film Batman - Początek Bruce Wayne / Batman 2005-06-14
Film Mechanik Trevor Reznik 2004-02-09
Film Ruchomy zamek Hauru Howl (voice) 2004-11-19
Film Laurel Canyon Sam 2002-05-18
Film Equilibrium John Preston 2002-12-06
Film Wladcy ognia Quinn Abercromby 2002-07-12
Film Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras 2001-08-17
Film American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000-04-13
Film Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. 2000-06-15
Seria Głowa rodziny Unknown 1999-01-31
Seria The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Seria The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Film Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth 1999-07-26
Film All the Little Animals Bobby Platt 1999-07-09
Film A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 1999-04-25
Film Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998-10-26
Film Metroland 1997-08-30
Film The Secret Agent Stevie 1996-11-08
Film The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier 1996-10-18
Seria Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself - Nominee (credit only) 1996-01-10
Film Pocahontas Thomas (voice) 1995-06-14
Film Little Women Laurie 1994-12-21
Film Prince of Jutland Amled 1994-02-23
Seria GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Film Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993-03-05
Film Newsies Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly 1992-04-10
Film A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins 1991-10-04
Film Wyspa skarbów Jim Hawkins 1990-01-22
Film Henry V Robin the Luggage-Boy 1989-10-05
Film Imperium Słońca Jim 'Jamie' Graham 1987-12-09
Film Mio min Mio Jum-Jum / Benke 1987-07-01
Film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei 1986-12-07
Seria Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Film Rebellion der Verlorenen Thomas Berger 1969-10-30