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Christian Bale

Christian Bale, 2005
Born Christian Charles Philip Bale
30 January 1974 (1974-01-30) (age 34)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales[1]
Spouse(s) Sibi Blazic (2000-)

Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated, Saturn Award-winning Welsh actor[2][3] whose film credits include Empire of the Sun, American Psycho, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins and the upcoming The Dark Knight. Bale is known for his mastery of accents and harsh regimens of shedding and gaining weight (particularly for The Machinist, Batman Begins and, most recently, Rescue Dawn). Before he found success in playing Batman, he was heavily involved in independent films. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Haverfordwest (Welsh: Hwlffordd) is the county town of Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: ) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the country. ... 57th National Board of Review Awards The 57th National Board of Review Awards honored the best filmmaking of 1987. ... Empire of the Sun is a 1987 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor (in a film): ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... This article is about the country. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Empire of the Sun is a 1987 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Equilibrium is a 2002 action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. ... The Machinist (also known as El Maquinista) is an English-language Spanish psychological thriller film that was released in 2004. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The Dark Knight may refer to Batman, a DC Comics superhero. ... The Machinist (also known as El Maquinista) is an English-language Spanish psychological thriller film that was released in 2004. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... Rescue Dawn is a 2007 movie starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ...


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 becomes separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself 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 impressive cult status on the Internet.[4] In a 2007 poll of IMDb users, he was voted their favorite actor who is under 40.[5] Entertainment Weekly also called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment," after his dynamic performance in American Psycho. Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... This is a list of Internment and Concentration camps, organized by country. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A cult figure or cult icon is a person who attracts the attention of a small band of aficionados. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Early life

A 14-year old Bale in Erie, PA in February 1989 while promoting Empire of the Sun.
A 14-year old Bale in Erie, PA in February 1989 while promoting Empire of the Sun.

Christian Bale was the youngest of four children. His parents were entrepreneur, commercial pilot, and talent manager David Bale and circus clown and performer Jenny James, both English.[6] Bale spent his childhood in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the United States.[7] In 1976, when Christian was two years old, the Bale family left Wales. Bale's family settled for four years in Bournemouth, where he attended Bournemouth School and participated actively in rugby union.[7] Christian 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.[7] As a child, he trained in ballet and guitar.[7] His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor.[7] David Bale was very supportive of Christian's acting. He resigned from his job as a commercial pilot to travel and manage Christian's burgeoning career.[7] David Bale later married feminist icon Gloria Steinem on September 3, 2000. David Bale died on December 30, 2003, from brain lymphoma, aged 62. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Christian Bale ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Christian Bale ... Empire of the Sun is a 1987 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... David Bale (September 2, 1941- December 30, 2003) was a pilot and entrepreneur, best known as an environmentalist, and animal rights activist. ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... Clowning redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... , Bournemouth ( ) is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... Bournemouth School (also known as Bournemouth Grammar School or Bournemouth School for Boys and commonly abbreviated to BS or BSB), is a boys grammar school and sixth-form college occupying a site located in Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset, England and teaching children from years 7 to 13 (ages 11 to 18). ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Look up acrobat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... David Bale (September 2, 1941- December 30, 2003) was a pilot and entrepreneur, best known as an environmentalist, and animal rights activist. ... Gloria Steinem at news conference, Womens Action Alliance, January 12, 1972 Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist icon, journalist and womens rights advocate. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Christian Bale's first foray into acting was a Lenor, or Downey, commercial in 1982, when he was eight years old.[8] He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later[9] and in 1984 made his stage debut in the The Nerd, opposite Rowan Atkinson.[10] Downy is a brand name of fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble and sold in USA. It entered the U.S. test market in August 1960 and went nation-wide in December 1961. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Grain redirects here. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ...


Career

Early work

13-year-old Bale with Nigel Havers in Empire of the Sun (1987).
13-year-old Bale with Nigel Havers in Empire of the Sun (1987).

Bale made his film debut as Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia in the made-for-television film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna in 1986, which was followed by leading roles in the miniseries Heart of the Country and the fantasy adventure Mio in the Land of Faraway, in which he appeared for the first time with Christopher Lee and Nick Pickard. In 1987, Amy Irving, his co-star in Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, recommended Bale to her then-husband, Steven Spielberg, for a role in Empire of the Sun, adapted from the J.G. Ballard semi-autobiography.[7] Bale's performance as Jim Graham earned him widespread critical praise and the first ever "Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor" award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures; the Board created the award especially for him. The attention the press and his schoolmates lavished upon him after this took a toll on Bale, and he contemplated giving up acting until Kenneth Branagh approached him and persuaded him to appear in Henry V in 1989. In 1990 he played the role of Jim Hawkins opposite Charlton Heston (as Long John Silver) in Treasure Island, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:Nigel Havers. ... Empire of the Sun is a 1987 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson. ... Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (Russian: ), full title: Heir, Tsarevich and Grand Duke (Russian: ) (12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1904 — July 17, 1918), of the House of Romanov, was Tsarevich - the heir apparent - of Russia, being the youngest child and the only son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and... Mio in the Land of Faraway (Swedish title: Mio min Mio) is a 1987 film produced in cooperation with companies from Sweden, Norway, and the Soviet Union. ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Nick Pickard plays Tony Hutchinson in Channel 4 teen soap opera Hollyoaks. ... Amy Irving (born September 10, 1953 in Palo Alto, California) is an American actress. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Empire of the Sun is a 1987 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson. ... James Graham Ballard (born November 18, 1930 in Shanghai) is a British novelist. ... The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. ... For other uses, see Long John Silver (disambiguation). ...


In 1992, Bale starred as Jack Kelly in the Disney musical Newsies, and followed it up in 1993 with another release, Swing Kids, a movie about teenagers who secretly listened to forbidden jazz during the rise of Nazi Germany. Bale was handpicked by Winona Ryder in 1994 to star in Gillian Armstrong's version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Bale provided the voice for Thomas, a young compatriot of Captain John Smith, in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and in 1997 played the lead in Todd Haynes' tribute to glam rock, Velvet Goldmine. In 1999, Bale contributed to an all-star cast, including Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, and Rupert Everett (among others) in an updated version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Newsies is a 1992 Disney live action film musical starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, and Bill Pullman. ... For the San Diego hardcore punk band, see Swing Kids (band). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Gillian Armstrong (born December 18, 1950 in Melbourne, Australia) is a film director. ... Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. ... Little Women is a novel published in 1868 and written by American author Louisa May Alcott. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a rock music style that developed in the UK in the post-hippie early 1970s which was performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Stanley Tucci, Jr. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play of the same title. ...


2000-2001

In 1999, Bale prepared to undertake what would become one of his most acclaimed roles, serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. Director Mary Harron, who had previously helmed the Valerie Solanas biopic I Shot Andy Warhol, was given the reins to the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel, but dropped out of the project when she learned Leonardo DiCaprio was set to star instead of Bale, her first choice. Harron cited budget concerns, believing DiCaprio to be too expensive for the production. Oliver Stone replaced Harron as director, but when DiCaprio abandoned the project for The Beach, Stone left as well, and a pregnant Harron[11] was contracted once more, this time with her wish for Bale to star granted. Bale had never read the novel before being contacted about the film, but took on the role because he was surprised and engaged by the script, which he described as “the opposite of anything I’d ever done before.” Harron's decision to cast Bale lay in that she thought he resembled a male Lili Taylor “in the sense that there was a lot below the surface,” and that “he had a sense of mystery and depth in his face.” Image File history File links Batemanas. ... Image File history File links Batemanas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman Patrick Bateman is a fictional character, the protagonist and narrator of the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis and its film adaptation. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman Patrick Bateman is a fictional character, the protagonist and narrator of the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis and its film adaptation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mary Harron (born 1953) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter most well known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. ... Valerie Jean Solanas (April 9, 1936 – April 26, 1988) was an American radical feminist writer who struggled to be recognized for her writing but became famous for shooting the artist Andy Warhol in 1968. ... Poster for Man on the Moon (1999), a biopic A biographical picture— often shortened to biopic— is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. ... I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with Andy Warhol. ... Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ... For other uses, see American Psycho (disambiguation). ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... The Beach is a 2000 film by the Trainspotting team of writer John Hodge and director Danny Boyle based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American theater, film and television actress. ...


The film diverged from the novel in some instances, but was generally faithful. Bateman was, outwardly, a stereotypical yuppie, but underneath the public image he had created for himself he was actually a murderous psychopath. Bale researched Bateman by studying the novel and prepared himself physically for the role by spending months tanning and exercising rigorously in order to achieve Bateman's Olympian physique,[12] even going so far as to distance himself from the cast and crew in order to preserve the darker side of Bateman's character.[13] American Psycho premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival to much controversy. Famed American critic Roger Ebert condemned the film at first, calling it pornography[14] and “the most loathed film at Sundance,”[11] but gave it a favorable review, writing that Harron “transformed a novel about bloodlust into a movie about men's vanity.” Of Bale's performance, he wrote, “Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability; there is no instinct for self-preservation here, and that is one mark of a good actor.”[15] For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... Yuppies (young urban professionals, young up and coming professionals or less commonly young upwardly-mobile professionals[1]) is a market segment whose consumers are characterized as self-reliant, financially secure individualists. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... A woman sunbathing A suntanned arm showing browner skin where it has been exposed. ... The term Exercise can refer to: Physical exercise such as running or strength training Exercise (options), the financial term for enacting and terminating a contract Category: ... The Twelve Olympians by Monsiau, circa late 18th century. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Porn redirects here. ...


On April 14, 2000, Lions Gate Films finally released American Psycho in theatres. The film's overall budget and marketing costs amounted to US$17,000,000 and it made a tidy worldwide profit of US$34,266,564.[citation needed] It strengthened Bale's reputation as a committed and capable actor, and further cemented his cult status. Bale was later approached to make a cameo appearance in another Bret Easton Ellis adaptation, The Rules of Attraction, a film loosely connected to American Psycho but he declined out of loyalty to Mary Harron's vision of Bateman, which he felt could not be properly expressed by anyone else.[16] In the 2000 sequel to 1971's Shaft, Bale played a villainous character similar to Patrick Bateman[14], an unhinged racist yuppie named Walter Wade, Jr., a decision which generated observations about the two roles being too alike. Bale acknowledged that perhaps taking on such a similar role so soon was a possible mistake on his part.[14] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... The Rules of Attraction (2002) is a dark satirical film based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. ... Shaft is a 2000 movie that was directed by John Singleton. ... Shaft is a 1971 Academy Award winning film directed by Gordon Parks. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota...


Bale played an assortment of diverse characters from 2001 onwards. His first role after American Psycho was in the John Madden adaptation of the best-selling novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which was a significant departure from the novel. Bale played Mandras, a Greek fisherman who vied with Nicolas Cage's title character for the affections of the desirable Pelagia (Penelope Cruz). The Mandras of the novel was a more developed character with his own subplot; Bale's Mandras was relegated to a supporting character, and his subplot was eliminated, much of the camera being devoted to Corelli and Pelagia. Captain Corelli's Mandolin was Bale's second time working with John Hurt, after All the Little Animals. John Philip Madden (born April 8, 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. ... Captain Corellis Mandolin (2001) Captain Corellis Mandolin is a 2001 film directed by John Madden and based on the novel of the same name by Louis de Bernières. ... Captain Corellis Mandolin, a 1993 novel written by Louis de Bernières, is a story about an Italian captain (Antonio Corelli) and the daughter (Pelagia) of the local physician (Dr. Iannis) on the island of Kefalonia set against the background of the Italian/German occupation of the island during... A Long Island fisherman cleans his nets A fisherman is someone who gathers fish, shellfish, or other animals from a body of water. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... Penelope Cruz Penélope Cruz Sánchez, nicknamed simply Pe, (born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress. ... For the singer, see Mississippi John Hurt. ...


2002-2003

From 2002 to 2003, Bale starred in three feature films, none of which were successful at the box office. Laurel Canyon (2002), an independent film about love and longing, divided critics. The film's script and the director's ego were questioned, but critics, by and large, agreed that Frances McDormand outshone the rest of the cast, including Bale.[17] Laurel Canyon is a 2002 American drama movie, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko. ... Frances Louise McDormand[1] (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress. ...

Reign of Fire was Bale's first action vehicle and had, compared to all his previous work, an immense budget of over US$90,000,000.[citation needed] The film's plot involved a fire-breathing dragon that had been awakened from hibernation, bringing with it thousands more that threatened the world. Bale entered into negotiations about starring in the film with reservations, but director Rob Bowman convinced him to take the lead role.[18] Bale starred as Quinn Abercromby opposite Matthew McConaughey's Denton Van Zan, two heroes with identical goals but different methods. Bale and McConaughey trained for their respective roles by boxing and working out.[18] The film was largely panned by critics, failed at the U.S. box office and contributed to Bale's growing depression.[19] Image File history File links Bale_preston. ... Image File history File links Bale_preston. ... John Preston is a fictional character in the 2002 movie Equilibrium. ... Equilibrium is a 2002 action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. ... Reign of Fire is a 2002 action/science fiction film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, and Gerard Butler. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... A star vehicle is a movie, play, TV show, or other production whose primary purpose is to enhance an actors career. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the process of hibernation in biology. ... Rob S. Bowman (Born: May 15, 1960 in Wichita County, Texas, USA) is an American prolific filmmaker most notable for his work on sci-fi series such as The X-Files and Star Trek. ... Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ...


Equilibrium was Bale's third film of 2002 and it landed a potentially severe blow to his career,[original research?] costing US$20,000,000 to produce but earning just over US$5,000,000 worldwide. This commercial failure may at least in part have been due to Dimension Films not issuing Equilibrium a wide release, lacking faith in promoting it.[original research?] Nevertheless, it gained such a cult following upon its release on DVD that director Kurt Wimmer was granted a US$30,000,000 budget to direct Ultraviolet. In Equilibrium, Bale played John Preston, an elite law enforcer in a dystopian society. Equilibrium featured a fictional martial art called Gun Kata, inspired by The Matrix and John Woo's films that combined gunfighting with hand-to-hand combat. Preston was a master of Gun Kata, which made him a particularly memorable protagonist. According to moviebodycounts.com, the character of John Preston has the second most onscreen kills in a single movie ever. His kill-o-meter is set at 118, exactly half the movie total of 236.[20] Equilibrium is a 2002 action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. ... Dimension Films is a motion picture unit currently a part of The Weinstein Company. ... Kurt Wimmer is an American screenwriter and film director. ... For other uses, see Ultraviolet (disambiguation). ... John Preston is a fictional character in the 2002 movie Equilibrium. ... A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun fu. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... Firearms redirects here. ... Episode no. ...


2004

Bale lost over 60 pounds for The Machinist.
Bale lost over 60 pounds for The Machinist.

After a year's hiatus, Bale returned in 2004 to play Trevor Reznik, the title character in the psychological thriller The Machinist. Reznik was a chronic insomniac, tormented by a mysterious stalker. Bale devoted himself to the role to an extent he had never gone to in order to achieve Reznik's emaciated, skeletal appearance for the sake of an authentic, natural performance. (In one scene, Jennifer Jason Leigh's character quipped, “If you were any thinner, you wouldn’t exist.”) He went without proper rest for prolonged periods, and placed himself on a crash diet of generally coffee and apples[21] that saw his weight dropping by 60 pounds (27 kilograms) in a matter of months.[22] Bale wanted to lose more, but everyone from the director to his doctor forbade him[citation needed] (Bale weighed 130 pounds (59 kg) by the end of filming). One might think such a physical transformation to be mentally challenging, but Bale described it as being very calming mentally being that skinny[23]. He was compared to Robert De Niro, whose alternate weight-gaining regimen saw him putting on fifty-five pounds for his role as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. Bale took the Reznik role because the script “intrigued” him,[22] and it helped him cope with his depression.[19] The Machinist garnered mostly positive reviews — critics were impressed by Bale's dedication. It was a low-budget production, costing roughly US$5,000,000 to produce, and was given only a limited U.S. release while most of its profits were made overseas. Image File history File links BaleMachine. ... Image File history File links BaleMachine. ... Psychological thriller is a specific sub-genre of the wide-ranging thriller genre. ... The Machinist (also known as El Maquinista) is an English-language Spanish psychological thriller film that was released in 2004. ... This article is about the sleeping disorder. ... Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous films. ... For the band, see Crashdïet. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, nicknamed The Bronx Bull and The Raging Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life has been as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ...


Bale, an admirer of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away,[16] was cast as the voice of the title character, Howl, in the English language dub of the Japanese director's fantasy anime adventure Howl's Moving Castle, an adaptation of Diana Wynne Joneschildren's novel. Its profits in the United States were US$4,711,096, a fraction of its worldwide gross (US$230,458,788). Hayao Miyazaki , born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Spirited Away , literally Sen and Chihiros Spiriting Away) is an Academy Award winning 2001 film by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, written and directed by famed animator Hayao Miyazaki. ... Howl Jenkins, also known as Howell Jenkins, Wizard Howl, Wizard Pendragon, Sorcerer Jenkin or simply Howl ), is a fictional character in the novels Howls Moving Castle and Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. ... Animé redirects here. ... The quintessential adventure film. ... This article is about the Studio Ghibli film. ... Diana Wynne Jones (born London August 16, 1934) is a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction. ... This article is about the Diana Wynne Jones book. ...


Batman

Bale had long been a contender to portray Batman, from as early as 2002. He had previously auditioned for the role of Robin in Batman Forever (1995), but lost out to Chris O'Donnell.[24] In 2004, after completing filming for The Machinist, Bale won the coveted role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and was set to star alongside Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy in the Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman Begins, a complete restart of the Batman mythos without any ties to the Burton or Schumacher films. Bale beat out Jake Gyllenhaal, the closest competition for the role,[25] a situation reversed when Bale lost the part of Anthony Swofford in Jarhead (2005) to Gyllenhaal.[24] Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Kate Noelle Katie Holmes[1] (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2003. ... This article is about the English actor. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Cillian Murphy[1] (born 25 May 1976) is an Irish film and theatre actor. ... Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal[1] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Anthony Swofford is the author of the book Jarhead, published in 2003. ... Jarhead is a 2005 film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swoffords 2003 Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. ...


Still fresh from The Machinist, it became necessary for Bale to bulk up to match the powerful physique of Batman. He was given a deadline of six months to do this. Bale recalled it as far from a simple accomplishment: “…when it actually came to building muscle, I was useless. I couldn’t do one push up the first day. All of the muscles were gone, so I had a real tough time rebuilding all of that.”[22] With the help of a personal trainer, Bale succeeded in meeting the deadline, gaining a total of one hundred pounds (46kg) in six months. He went from about 130lbs to 230lbs.[26] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bale had initial concerns about playing Batman, as he felt more ridiculous than intimidating in the "Batman" suit. He dealt with this by depicting Batman as a savage beast in his portrayal.[22] To attain a deeper understanding of the character, Bale read various Batman comic books. He explained his interpretation of the young boy: “Batman is his hidden, demonic rage-filled side. The creature [Batman] creates is an absolutely sincere creature and one that he has to control but does so in a very haphazard way. He's capable of enacting violence — and to kill — so he's constantly having to rein himself in.” For Bale, the most grueling part about playing Batman was the suit. “You stick it on, you get hot, you sweat and you get a headache in the bow tie,” he said. “But I'm not going to bitch about it because I get to play Batman.”[27] When promoting the film in interviews and public events, Bale reportedly retained Batman's American accent to avoid confusion with Batman being a Briton.[28] A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Batman Begins was released domestically on June 15 and was a domestic and international triumph for Warner Bros., costing approximately US$135,000,000 to produce and taking in over US$370,000,000 in returns worldwide. The cast was praised for its effective portrayals, but Bale drew the most acclaim for his dual portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman. He earned the Best Hero award at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for his performance. Bale has currently finished filming the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. The film is once again directed by Christopher Nolan and will have a release date of July 18, 2008 in the United States. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “WB” redirects here. ... The 2006 MTV Movie Awards was aired June 8, 2006 at 9pm ET on MTV. The event was held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006 and beyond

After starring in a big-budget film such as Batman Begins, Bale returned to doing independent films. Bale was cast as one of the two leads in the South Central David Ayer-helmed crime drama Harsh Times, co-starring with Freddy Rodriguez. Bale played Jim Luther Davis, a grim Afghanistan War veteran afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, inexplicably approached by the Department of Homeland Security and hired as a federal agent. Harsh Times premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and had a wide release on November 10, 2006. For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... David Ayer is an American screenwriter, respected for his insight into the dual worlds of L.A. street life and submarines, both of which he knows very well. ... Harsh Times is an American 2006 crime film set in South Los Angeles. ... This article is about the actor. ... For other uses of War in Afghanistan, see War in Afghanistan. ... Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain severe psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful events that the person experiences as highly traumatic. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... Harsh Times is an American 2006 crime film set in South Los Angeles. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Toronto, Canada, is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Terrence Malick directed The New World, a period piece inspired by the stories of Pocahontas, and Bale was cast as John Rolfe, his second time participating in a dramatization of Pocahontas. He shared the screen with Colin Farrell and Q'Orianka Kilcher, who played lovers John Smith and Pocahontas. The majority of screen time was devoted to Farrell and Kilcher; Bale was a secondary character, and only appeared during the last third of the film. The New World left critics to contend whether its indulgence and the dramatic liberties it took over historical accuracy made the film a champion or a dud. Opinions were extremely divided. Filmgoers were uninterested. The film was a failure at the U.S. box office and its worldwide total (US$29,506,437) fell just short of turning a profit (the production budget was placed at US$30,000,000). Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American film director. ... The New World is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated drama / romance film directed by Terrence Malick. ... In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. ... A 1616 engraving of Pocahontas by Simone van de Passe. ... This article is about the Virginia colonist. ... Dramatization is an act of dramatizing, such as performing a demonstration of an unusual object into an object. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander, In Bruges. ... Kilcher in The New World, 2005 QOrianka Waira Qoiana Kilcher (born February 11, 1990) is an American singer and actress. ...

I kind of like movies where I just get to just be dirty and crawling in the mud.[29]

In 2006, Bale took on four projects. Rescue Dawn, by German filmmaker Werner Herzog, had him playing U.S. Fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, who has to fight for his life after being shot down while on a mission during the Vietnam War. Bale left a strong impression on Herzog, with the director complimenting his acting abilities: "I find him one of the greatest talents of his generation. We made up our own minds long before he did Batman Begins."[30] In The Prestige, an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel about a rivalry between two Victorian stage magicians, Bale reunites with Michael Caine and director Christopher Nolan. The cast of The Prestige also included Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, and David Bowie. I'm Not There, a film in which Bale again worked alongside Todd Haynes and the late Heath Ledger (who plays The Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight), is an artistic reflection of the life of Bob Dylan. He also starred with Russell Crowe in a commercially and critically successful remake of the Western classic 3:10 to Yuma. Bale has been cast as the role of John Connor in the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins film,[31] and will appear as FBI agent Melvin Purvis in Michael Mann's Public Enemies.[32]. Writer/director Joe Carnahan confirmed in November 2007 that he is also involved in the upcoming Killing Pablo in which he is to play Major Steve Jacoby. [33] Rescue Dawn is a 2007 movie starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... Werner Herzog (born Werner Stipetić on September 5, 1942) is a critically and internationally acclaimed German film director, screenwriter, actor, and opera director. ... An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 - February 7, 2001) was a United States Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The Prestige is a 2006 period film directed by Christopher Nolan, with a screenplay adapted from the 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name by Christopher Priest. ... Christopher Priest (born July 14, 1943 in Cheadle) is an English novelist, whose notable works include Fugue for a Darkening Island (US title Darkening Island), Inverted World, The Affirmation, The Glamour, The Prestige and The Separation. ... The Prestige is a novel by British writer Christopher Priest. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... “Illusionist” redirects here. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968 in Pymble, New South Wales) is an Australian film, television and stage actor. ... Scarlett I. Johansson[1] (born November 22, 1984) is a BAFTA-winning and four-time Golden Globe-nominated actress and singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship. ... Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is an American movie actress. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Im Not There is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated 2007 biographical film inspired by the life of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ... Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated Australian-born film actor who lived in New York City. ... The Joker redirects here. ... The Dark Knight may refer to Batman, a DC Comics superhero. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... For other persons named John Connor, see John Connor (disambiguation). ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Joseph Aaron Carnahan (born May 9, 1969) is an American independent film director best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane and Narc. ...


Personal life

On January 29, 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blazic (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist, and personal assistant to Winona Ryder, his Little Women co-star. He has a daughter with Blazic named Emmeline, who was born on March 27, 2005, in Santa Monica, California.[34] is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Little Women is the 1994 film version of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women adapted by Robin Swicord and directed by Gillian Armstrong. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ...


Bale has three older 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.[7] For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... This article is about the machine. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... This article refers to Langtry, Lillie. ...


Like his father, David, Bale is known as an activist, and is a supporter of activism and animal welfare groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.[8] The famous feminist activist, Gloria Steinem, became a first-time bride (at age 66) and Bale's stepmother, when she married David on September 3, 2000. The marriage ended with the death of the elder Bale in 2003.[35] David Bale (September 2, 1941- December 30, 2003) was a pilot and entrepreneur, best known as an environmentalist, and animal rights activist. ... Animal welfare is the viewpoint that animals, especially those under human care, should not suffer. ... Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... Feminists redirects here. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... Gloria Steinem at news conference, Womens Action Alliance, January 12, 1972 Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist icon, journalist and womens rights advocate. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei TV
1987 Heart of the Country Ben Harris TV miniseries
Empire of the Sun Jamie/ Jim Graham
Mio in the Land of Faraway Benke/ Jum-Jum
1989 Henry V Falstaff's Boy
1990 Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
1991 A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins
1992 Newsies Jack "Cowboy" Kelley/Francis Sullivan
1993 Swing Kids Thomas Berger
1994 Little Women Theodore "Laurie" Lawrence
Prince of Jutland Amled
1995 Pocahontas Thomas voice
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier
The Secret Agent Stevie Mirko Savone gave the voice for the Italian version
1997 Metroland Chris Lloyd
1998 All the Little Animals Bobby Platt
Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart
1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth TV
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius
2000 Shaft Walter Wade, Jr.
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras
2002 Equilibrium Cleric John Preston
Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby
Laurel Canyon Sam
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Howl 2005 English language dub
The Machinist Trevor Reznik
2005 Batman Begins Bruce Wayne/Batman
The New World John Rolfe
2006 The Prestige Alfred Borden
Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis
2007 Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler
I'm Not There Jack Rollins/Pastor John
3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans
2008 The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne/Batman awaiting release
2009 Public Enemies Melvin Purvis filming
Killing Pablo Major Steve Jacoby pre-production
Terminator 4 John Connor filming

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NAME Bale, Christian
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Bale, Christian Charles Philip
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor
DATE OF BIRTH January 30, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
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