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Christian Bale: Age, Height, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Christian Bale Profile
January 30, 1974

Hollywood actor Christian Bale is known for his intense and often dark roles. But in real life, he is a devoted family man and philanthropist. Born in Wales to parents who ran a circus, Bale grew up traveling throughout Europe. His first big break came when he was cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun." Since then, Bale has gone on to star in blockbusters like "The Dark Knight" trilogy and "American Psycho".

Early life and career

Christian Bale was born in Wales in 1974. He began his acting career at the age of 12 when he starred in a British television movie. He then went on to star in several Hollywood films, including "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight." He has also appeared in a number of independent films and has won several awards for his work.

Breakout role in American Psycho

It was his breakout role in American Psycho that put Christian Bale on the Hollywood map. The film, based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name, follows the story of Patrick Bateman (Bale), a wealthy investment banker who leads a secret life as a serial killer. Though the film was polarizing upon its release, Bale's performance was universally praised and cemented him as one of Hollywood's most talented young actors.

Since American Psycho, Bale has gone on to have a hugely successful career in both blockbusters and independent films. He's perhaps best known for his roles in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but he's also starred in films like The Fighter, The Big Short, and Vice. In recent years, Bale has taken on more challenging and controversial roles, including that of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the 2018 biopic Vice.

His transformation into The Machinist

Christian Bale first gained recognition for his role as the protagonist in the Steven Spielberg film, Empire of the Sun. He earned critical acclaim for his performance and went on to star in a number of films throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2004, he starred in The Machinist, a psychological thriller directed by Brad Anderson. The film earned Bale critical acclaim and cemented his reputation as one of Hollywood's leading actors.

Bale underwent a dramatic transformation for his role in The Machinist, losing over 60 pounds to portray the character of Trevor Reznik, an insomniac factory worker who begins to lose touch with reality. The physical transformation took its toll on Bale, who has said that he "went a little bit crazy" while making the film.

His Oscar-winning performance in The Fighter

Christian Bale's Oscar-winning performance in The Fighter was one of the best of his career. He played the role of Dicky Eklund with such conviction and depth that he won over audiences and critics alike.

Bale's performance was praised for its authenticity, and he even managed to gain some weight to better resemble Eklund. His transformation was complete, and it showed in his powerful and moving performance.

The Fighter is one of Bale's best films, and his performance is a big part of why it's so successful. He completely disappears into the role, making us believe that he is Dicky Eklund. It's an unforgettable performance that cements Bale as one of the best actors working today.

His Dark Knight trilogy as Batman

The Dark Knight trilogy is a set of three superhero films based on the DC Comics character Batman. The films were directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Christian Bale as Batman. The trilogy consists of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Christian Bale in the movie Batman
Christian Bale in the movie Batman

Batman Begins explores the origins of the character, while The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises see him face off against the villain's Joker and Bane, respectively. Bale won critical acclaim for his performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman, with many praising his dark and brooding take on the character.

The trilogy was a commercial success, grossing over $2 billion at the box office. It is widely considered to be one of the best superhero film series ever made and has influenced other superhero films that have been released in its wake.

Conclusion

He has starred in some of the most popular and highest-grossing films of all time, but his role in American Hustle might be his best yet. Christian Bale is one of Hollywood's most versatile actors, and he proves it with his latest performance.

Bale has a knack for disappearing into his roles, and he does just that in American Hustle. He completely transforms himself for the part, gaining weight and adopting a slovenly appearance. It's a far cry from the handsome leading man we're used to seeing on screen, but Bale is completely believable as Irving Rosenfeld, a small-time con artist.

His performance is funny, heartbreaking, and ultimately very human. It's one of the best of his career, and it's proof that Christian Bale is one of the greats.

Christian Bale

Bio
Full NameChristian Charles Philip Bale
NicknameChris
Date of BirthJanuary 30, 1974
Age Years
NationalityBritish
BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom
Home TownHaverfordwest
ReligionAtheist
Educational QualificationDropout at the age of 16
SchoolBournemouth School, Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
College/ University-
Zodiac SignAquarius ♒
ProfessionMovie Actor, Producer, Voice Actor
Physical Stats
Height6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorHazel
Favorite
ColorBlack
FoodCheeseburgers
Actor-
BookPrefers to read books written by Martin Amis
MovieBeverly Hills Ninja
Place-
HobbiesSwimming, Snowboarding, Horse Riding, Playing Video Games
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherDavid Bale
MotherJenny James
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Sibi Blažić ( m. 2000)
Children2
Son(s)Joseph Bale
Daughter(s)Emmeline Bale
Brother(s)-
Sister(s)Louise Bale, Sharon Bale, Erin Bale
Career
ProfessionMovie Actor, Producer, Voice Actor
Net Worth$120 million dollar
Famous forStarring Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" Trilogy
DebutEmpire of the Sun (1987)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Academy Awards
Golden Globe Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
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SignatureChristian Bale Autograph

Movie List

The Pale Blue Eye
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
Amsterdam
[ 2022 (Upcoming) ]
Thor: Love and Thunder
[ 2022 ]
Ford v Ferrari
[ 2019 ]
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
[ 2018 ]
Vice
[ 2018 ]
Song to Song
[ 2017 ]
Hostiles
[ 2017 ]
The Promise
[ 2016 ]
Knight of Cups
[ 2015 ]
The Big Short
[ 2015 ]
Exodus: Gods and Kings
[ 2014 ]
Out of the Furnace
[ 2013 ]
American Hustle
[ 2013 ]
The Dark Knight Rises
[ 2012 ]
The Flowers of War
[ 2011 ]
The Fighter
[ 2010 ]
Terminator Salvation
[ 2009 ]
Public Enemies
[ 2009 ]
The Dark Knight
[ 2008 ]
3:10 to Yuma
[ 2007 ]
I'm Not There
[ 2007 ]
Rescue Dawn
[ 2006 ]
The Prestige
[ 2006 ]
Batman Begins
[ 2005 ]
Harsh Times
[ 2005 ]
The New World
[ 2005 ]
The Machinist
[ 2004 ]
Howl's Moving Castle
[ 2004 ]
Laurel Canyon
[ 2002 ]
Reign of Fire
[ 2002 ]
Equilibrium
[ 2002 ]
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
[ 2001 ]
American Psycho
[ 2000 ]
Shaft
[ 2000 ]
A Midsummer Night's Dream
[ 1999 ]
All the Little Animals
[ 1998 ]
Velvet Goldmine
[ 1998 ]
Metroland
[ 1997 ]
The Portrait of a Lady
[ 1996 ]
The Secret Agent
[ 1996 ]
Pocahontas
[ 1995 ]
Prince of Jutland
[ 1994 ]
Little Women
[ 1994 ]
Swing Kids
[ 1993 ]
Newsies
[ 1992 ]
Henry V
[ 1989 ]
Mio in the Land of Faraway
[ 1987 ]
Empire of the Sun
[ 1987 ]

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