Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1974

Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

After being tapped by Steven Spielberg to star in his epic period film, "Empire of the Sun" (1987), actor Christian Bale found himself thrust into the spotlight, causing enough apprehension about being a celebrity that he considered quitting his career before it really began. But Bale later overcame any initial misgivings to emerge as a gifted young talent worthy of serious consideration, thanks to career-making performances in "Little Women" (1994), "Metroland" (1997) and "Velvet Goldmine" (1998). But it was his leading turn as the serial killer Patrick Batman in "American Psycho" (2000) that turned more than a few heads and underscored his prodigious talents, though he followed up with more subdued performances in "Laurel Canyon" (2002) and "Reign of Fire" (2002). Bale took a page from Robert De Niro's playbook and dropped some 60-odd pounds to play an emaciated factory worker for an acclaimed performance in "The Machinist" (2004). After packing on the pounds and returning to even greater shape, Bale was near perfectly cast as Bruce Wayne in director Christopher Nolan's reboot "Batman Begins" (2005) and its much-hailed sequel, "The Dark Knight" (2008). Though his public persona took a hit when a recording of him berating the cinematographer on the set of "Terminator Salvation" (2009) leaked, Bale emerged the following year with an Oscar-winning supporting turn as a drug-addicted former professional boxer in David O. Russell's "The Fighter" (2010), which helped the actor elevate his already exceptional career. After finishing his Batduties in "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), Bale threw himself into an eclectic series of meaty roles, working again with Russell on '70s period piece "American Hustle" (2013) and working with Adam McKay on the satirical dramas "The Big Short" (2015) and "Vice" (2018), in which he was nominated for an Oscar for his transformative portrayal of Vice President Dick Cheney.

Highest rated movies

Henry V
The Dark Knight Ford v Ferrari
American Hustle
Little Women The Fighter
Rescue Dawn
The Big Short

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thor: Love and Thunder Gorr the God Butcher (Character) - 2022
92% 98% Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles (Character) $117.6M 2019
65% 60% Vice Dick Cheney (Character) $47.8M 2018
53% 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet 4% H. H. Holmes: Original Evil Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bible Prophecies Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robot Planet Director - 2018
71% 75% Hostiles Capt. Joseph Blocker (Character) $29.8M 2017
92% 93% Intent to Destroy Self $13.2K 2017
No Score Yet 25% Alien Contact: Outerspace Unknown (Character) - 2017
51% 92% The Promise Chris Myers (Character) $8.0M 2016
47% 37% Knight of Cups Rick (Character) $558.4K 2015
89% 88% The Big Short Michael Burry (Character) $70.2M 2015
30% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses (Character) $65.0M 2014
92% 74% American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld (Character) $150.1M 2013
54% 52% Out of the Furnace Russell Baze (Character) $11.3M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trees Unknown (Character) - 2013
87% 90% The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne/Batman (Character) $2 2012
41% 73% The Flowers of War John Miller (Character) $308.2K 2011
No Score Yet 99% Killing Pablo Unknown (Character) - 2011
91% 89% The Fighter Dicky Eklund (Character) $93.6M 2010
68% 59% Public Enemies Melvin Purvis (Character) $97.0M 2009
33% 54% Terminator Salvation John Connor (Character) $125.3M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll Director - 2009
94% 94% The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne/Batman (Character) $2.0M 2008
77% 69% I'm Not There Jack/Pastor John (Character) $4.0M 2007
89% 86% 3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans (Character) $53.6M 2007
76% 92% The Prestige Alfred Borden (Character) $53.1M 2006
90% 75% Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler (Character) $5.5M 2006
48% 55% Harsh Times Jim Davis (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.3M 2005
84% 94% Batman Begins Bruce Wayne/Batman (Character) $206.9M 2005
63% 58% The New World John Rolfe (Character) $12.7M 2005
87% 93% Howl's Moving Castle Howl (Voice) $4.7M 2004
77% 83% The Machinist Trevor Reznik (Character) $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Ocean Meets Sky Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Character)
- 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berga: Soldiers of Another War Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2003
68% 52% Laurel Canyon Sam Bentley (Character) $3.7M 2002
41% 81% Equilibrium John Preston (Character) $1.2M 2002
42% 49% Reign of Fire Quinn (Character) $43.1M 2002
28% 50% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras (Character) $25.5M 2001
67% 41% Shaft Walter Wade, Jr. (Character) $70.3M 2000
69% 85% American Psycho Patrick Bateman (Character) $15.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Psycho (Uncut Version) Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 47% Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth (Character) - 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius (Character) - 1999
65% 77% All the Little Animals Bobby (Character) $23.3K 1998
59% 80% Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart (Character) $1.0M 1998
64% 54% Metroland Chris (Character) $299.5K 1997
50% 28% Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent Stevie (Character) $70.4K 1996
55% 64% Pocahontas Thomas (Voice) $141.6M 1995
No Score Yet 25% Prince of Jutland Amled (Character) - 1994
92% 84% Little Women Laurie (Character) $48.8M 1994
56% 79% Swing Kids Thomas Berger (Character) $5.4M 1993
39% 88% Newsies Jack Kelly/Francis Sullivan (Character) $2.7M 1992
No Score Yet 28% A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 77% Treasure Island Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1990
100% 89% Henry V Boy (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet 55% Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum/Benke (Character) - 1987
75% 90% Empire of the Sun Jim "Jamie" Graham (Character) $22.0M 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2009 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009-2010 2013-2014 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2014 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (archive sound) (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986