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Christian Bale

Christian BaleAKA Christian Charles Phillip Bale

Born: 30-Jan-1974
Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England [1]
Executive summary: The Dark Knight

Bale had made TV commercials and appeared on the London stage before starring in Empire of the Sun (1987), an adaptation of the J. G. Ballard novel. For a few years he was a song-and-dance man-child, in the quaint Newsies and Swing Kids. Bale has since acted mostly in small, independent films like Metroland and All the Little Animals. He was the titular crazed killer in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's bloody American Psycho, and when anti-movie-violence activists protested the film, Bale did not win them over when he explained, "I found the script really funny."

He won raves as the caped crusader in three Batman movies, and he was arrested for assault against his mother and sister as the latter film opened in London. He was born Christian Charles Phillip Bale, but has adopted a stage middle name, identifying himself Christian Morgan Bale.


[1] Though born in Wales, he has English parents and an English identity. Only for the first two years of his life did he live in Wales. Bales currently resides in Los Angeles.

Father: David Bale (pilot, b. 1941, d. 30-Dec-2003, brain lymphoma)
Mother: Jenny James (circus performer)
Mother:
Gloria Steinem (stepmother, married Bale's father in 2000)
Sister: Erin Kreunen (musician)
Sister: Sharon Bale (software designer)
Sister: Louise Bale (avant garde filmmaker, b. 22-Jul-1972)
Wife: Sibi Blazic ("Sandra", Winona Ryder's personal assistant, m. 29-Jan-2000, one daughter)
Daughter: Emmeline (b. 27-Mar-2005)

    High School: Bournemouth School

    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 2011 for The Fighter
    Golden Globe 2011 for The Fighter (supporting actor)
    Assault 21-Jul-2008 (arrested in London, charge dismissed)
    South African Ancestry Paternal
    English Ancestry Maternal

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Exodus: Gods and Kings (3-Dec-2014)
    American Hustle (12-Dec-2013)
    Out of the Furnace (9-Nov-2013)
    The Dark Knight Rises (19-Jul-2012)
    The Flowers of War (16-Dec-2011)
    The Fighter (10-Dec-2010) · Dicky Eklund
    Public Enemies (18-Jun-2009) · Melvin Purvis
    Terminator Salvation (14-May-2009)
    The Dark Knight (16-Jul-2008)
    3:10 to Yuma (7-Sep-2007)
    I'm Not There (3-Sep-2007)
    The Prestige (17-Oct-2006)
    Rescue Dawn (9-Sep-2006) · Dieter
    Harsh Times (18-Aug-2006) · Jim
    The New World (25-Dec-2005) · John Rolfe
    Batman Begins (15-Jun-2005)
    The Machinist (18-Jan-2004) · Trevor Reznik
    Equilibrium (18-Oct-2002)
    Reign of Fire (9-Jul-2002)
    Laurel Canyon (18-May-2002) · Sam
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin (19-Apr-2001) · Mandras
    Shaft (16-Jun-2000)
    American Psycho (21-Jan-2000) · Patrick Bateman
    Mary, Mother of Jesus (14-Nov-1999) · Jesus
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (26-Apr-1999)
    All the Little Animals (13-Sep-1998) · Bobby
    Velvet Goldmine (21-May-1998) · Arthur Stuart
    Metroland (30-Aug-1997) · Chris
    The Portrait of a Lady (18-Oct-1996)
    The Secret Agent (7-Sep-1996) · Stevie
    Pocahontas (15-Jun-1995) [VOICE]
    Little Women (21-Dec-1994) · Laurie
    Royal Deceit (23-Feb-1994) · Amled
    Swing Kids (5-Mar-1993)
    Newsies (10-Apr-1992) · Jack Kelly
    A Murder of Quality (1991)
    Treasure Island (22-Jan-1990)
    Henry V (8-Nov-1989) · Boy
    Empire of the Sun (9-Dec-1987)
    Mio in the Land of Faraway (16-Oct-1987)
    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (7-Dec-1986)


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