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Christian Bale

Christian Bale's biography

Christian Charles Phillip Bale is 48 years old actor born at Haverfordwest. He was born on Wednesday 30th of January 1974. According to year of birth 1974 Christian belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 30th of January means Christian is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

Christian is native english speaker. He is white british. Christian is citizen of United Kingdom. Christian is agnostic. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as film actor, voice actor, character actor, film producer. Christian is recently known as television actor. He received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor The Fighter in 2011

Christian Bale's dad

Christian Bale's father's name is David Bale.

Christian Bale's mom

Christian Bale's mother's name is Jenny James. She is known as orienteer.

Christian Bale's family

Christian Bale's wife

She is known as model. Christian´s wife was born on Tuesday 14th of April 1970.

Christian Bale's ex wife

Christian Bale's schools

We found 1 school Christian attended. Name of the school: Bournemouth School.

Detailed informations about his schools

Christian studied high school - Bournemouth School, but left at age 16.

Christian Bale's career

His main focus is to be actor. Christian is famous thanks to Empire Of the Sun, American Psycho,. You could see him also in The Fighter, The Big Short.

Is Christian Bale gay ?

Christian is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Christian Bale's Awards

  • Christian received award for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Fighter in 2011
  • Christian received award for Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for work The Big Short in 17 January 2016

Christian Bale's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work American Hustle in 2014
  • Christian was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Fighter in 2011
  • Christian was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Big Short in 2016
  • He was nominated for Jameson People's Choice Award for Best Actor for work The Machinist in 2005

What else you don't know about Christian Bale ?

His middle name is Charles Phillip.

What Christian Bale has done for a first time

  • His first on-screen role was in 1983 at age 9 in a British commercial for Pac-Man cereal.
  • Is the first non-American actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
  • Is the fourth and oldest actor to play the role of John Connor in the Terminator series. He is also the first non-American.
  • He is the first person to be nominated for an academy award for playing a real life vice president.
  • His first acting role was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982.
  • He was first approached for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2000 by Darren Aronofsky for a Batman: Year One adaptation that was never made.

Christian Bale's quotes

  • [interview in Spin magazine, March 1996] An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.
  • [on dealing with the resulting media attention of Empire of the Sun (1987) at age 13] It was horrific. I was almost crying in interviews and running away during press conferences, pretending I was going to the bathroom and just disappearing.
  • I started my career without fans.
  • [on his 63-pound weight loss for The Machinist (2004)] I had a stupid kind of feeling of invincibility, like, "I can do it, I can manage it." I really did feel like I hit this point of enlightenment.
  • I'd love to remain a secret and still work, but I also want people to see the movies I'm in and get a higher profile because of that. I like to think that as long as you continue choosing diverse roles, you can avoid becoming predictable.
  • 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.
  • The only thing that I'm obsessed with is sleeping and, actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure. I love sleeping so much that I could do it 12 hours a day if I didn't have to turn on the alarm clock... and still, sometimes...
  • Our Batman [Batman Begins (2005)] is centered on the early days. It's an explanation. It's certainly not Batman No. 5. It's a reinvention. We want you to forget there has ever been a Batman before this one.
  • I spent about three weeks in Chicago last July doing night shoots [for Batman Begins (2005)]. It's a great city, but the humidity was tough under the Batsuit. Uh, it got a little bad. It's hot enough in the Batsuit, let alone in the Chicago heat.
  • I needed money because I had just bought a house, but I just kept saying, "I really can't do another movie that I know is not going to turn out the way I want it to, and that I have to make a lot of concessions in my head for.".
  • I did other things, but my heart was never in it. A lot of actors say that theater's the thing for them. And that's great, and I'm not one to speak with any authority about it because of not having done it properly. For me, movies are what I love.
  • [on playing Batman] You couldn't pull it off unless you became a beast inside that suit.
  • I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around.
  • I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous. But I made sure I got moldings of my old teeth beforehand because I miss them.
  • I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played. They're all really far from who I am.
  • I think there's a kind of pretentiousness to the idea that serious work is only found in low-budget independent movies -- I can't stand that snobbery.
  • I like being kept in the dark myself. You know, like mushrooms: Keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em shit. See, I think that's an enjoyable vegetable to be.
  • At the time that [Christopher Nolan] asked me to do it [Batman Begins (2005)], I actually couldn't do one push-up. They sent me to a trainer, who was having to hold my T-shirt at the back just to pull me up. I've come a long way from that.
  • [on filming Batman films during the summer] I'm not really looking forward to wearing a black rubber suit in the summertime in humid Chicago. If you see a pool of sweat through the city, follow it and you will find me.
  • [on director Christopher Nolan's method for filming Batman Begins (2005)] We tend to shoot at night like some kind of covert operation. So, we have minimal people actually seeing me in that way.
  • [on being asked if he knew how big a flop Newsies (1992) was] You say something bad about Newsies and you have an awful lot of people to answer to.
  • [on the character of Batman] He's a messed-up individual, as well. He's got all sorts of issues. He's just as twisted and messed-up as the villains he's fighting, and that's part of the beauty of the whole story.
  • I'm accustomed to not having any map for my life. I'd be reaching for an Uzi if I knew what was going to happen every day. If anybody tells me I shouldn't jump, of course all I want to do is jump and show it can be done.
  • Life is not stable. There is a great strength that comes from not being shocked or scared by upheavals.
  • You look back at the history of the Oscars - some of the best movies never got sh*t.
  • [on The Dark Knight (2008)] Many times, I'll work with actors and I can tell they're thinking: "What are you doing? Why are you going that far with it?" or "You're nuts!". With [Heath Ledger], I could feel him going: "I love it!".
  • [on his infamous onset rant on Terminator Salvation (2009)] I don't feel like I have to explain, "Well, I'm not really like this. I'm a wonderful guy and I have a lovely smile and how can you not like me?".
  • I've never felt Welsh. I was just born there and I don't remember it. In terms of growing up, it was completely English.
  • I wouldn't want someone making a film of my life. I'd be on set every day saying they're telling it wrong.
  • I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions.
  • Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role! [2019 Golden Globes Award for role of Dick Cheney in 'Vice.']

Christian Bale's height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Christian Bale looks. We will focus on his height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. He is tall as 6' 0" (183 cm). He weights 200lbs (91 kg). Body build is athletic. Christian´s eyes are tinted green. Christian´s hair is shade of brown - dark. If you are really curious, you may find interesting his shoe size is 43.