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Christian Bale

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Christian Bale

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1974.

Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (13%), Australia (8%)

Main connections: Batman, Christopher Nolan, The Machinist

Linked to: National Board of Review, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Greenpeace

 

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Christian Bale was born in 1974 add something


1980

Chloe Sevigny - Sevigny plays the office assistant of Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, a 1980s Manhattan yuppie-turned-serial killer


1982

His first foray into acting was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982 add something


1984

In 1984, he made his stage debut in "The Nerd", opposite Rowan Atkinson add something


1987

Steven Spielberg - In 1987, as China began opening to Western capital investment, Spielberg shot the first American film in Shanghai since the 1930s, an adaptation of J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun, starring John Malkovich and a young Christian Bale.

 

J. G. Ballard - "Empire of the Sun" was filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987, starring a young Christian Bale as Jim


1989

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 add something


1990

In 1990, he played the role of Jim Hawkins opposite Charlton Heston in "Treasure Island", an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book add something


1992

In 1992, Bale starred as Jack Kelly in the Disney musical "Newsies", and followed it up in 1993 with another release, "Swing Kids", a film about teenagers who secretly listened to forbidden jazz during the rise of Nazi Germany add something

 

Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles add something

 

Ann-Margret - In 1992 she co-starred with Robert Duvall and Christian Bale in the Disney musical, "Newsies"


1994

Bale was recommended by actress Winona Ryder to star in Gillian Armstrong's 1994 film "Little Women" add something

 

Kate Beckinsale - In 1994, she appeared as Christian Bale's love interest in "Prince of Jutland", a film based on the Danish legend which inspired Shakespeare's "Hamlet", and starred in the murder mystery "Uncovered"


1995

Bale provided the voice for Thomas, a young compatriot of Captain John Smith, in Disney's "Pocahontas" and in 1997 played Arthur Stuart in "Velvet Goldmine", Todd Haynes' tribute to glam rock add something


1997

Jeremy Thomas - In 1997 Thomas directed "All the Little Animals", starring John Hurt and Christian Bale, which was in the Official Selection at Cannes


1998

Anna Friel - She made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland's Land Girls and has since made a number of films appearing with such notable co-stars as Christian Bale, Gerard_Butler, Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Robert De Niro, and Rachel Weisz


1999

In 1999, Bale contributed to an all-star cast, including Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci and Rupert Everett, portraying Demetrius in an updated version of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" add something

 

In 1999, Bale played serial killer Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho", director Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel add something


2000

"American Psycho" premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival to much controversy add something

 

On 14 April 2000, Lions Gate Films released "American Psycho" in cinemas add something

 

American Psycho - A film adaptation starring Christian Bale was released in 2000 to generally favorable reviews

 

Bret Easton Ellis - As an in-joke reference to Bateman being portrayed by Christian Bale in the then-in-production 2000 film adaptation, the actor himself briefly appears as a background character

 

Shaft (2000 film) - "'Shaft"' is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Pat_Hingle, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and Mekhi Phifer

 

Gloria Steinem - On September 3, 2000, at age 66, Steinem married David Bale, father of actor Christian Bale


2001

Bale has played an assortment of diverse characters since 2001 add something

 

Harsh Times - The film stars Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, and was written and directed by David Ayer, who wrote the script for the Academy Award-winning 2001 film "Training Day"


2002

From 2002 to 2003, Bale starred in three feature films add something


2004

After a year's hiatus, Bale returned in 2004 to play Trevor Reznik, the title character in the psychological thriller "The Machinist" add something

 

He earned a reputation as a method actor after he lost 63 pounds to play the title role in the 2004 film "The Machinist" add something

 

In 2004, after completing filming for "The Machinist", Bale won the coveted role of Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins", a reboot of the Batman film series add something

 

Brad Anderson (director) - This was followed by his most notable work to date, 2004's "The Machinist", starring Christian Bale


2005

Toronto International Film Festival - "Harsh Times" premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and had a wide release on 10 November 2006 add something

 

Diana Wynne Jones - A version dubbed in English was released in the UK and US in 2005, with the voice of Howl performed by Christian Bale

 

Batman - In 2005, "Batman Begins" was released to theaters as a reboot of the Warner Bros. film series; directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman

 

Batman - In 2005, "Batman Begins" was released to theaters as a reboot of the film series; directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman

 

Batman in film - Superman" before deciding to reboot the film franchise in 2005 with "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale

 

The New World (2005 film) - The cast includes Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August 2005 Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, and Yorick van Wageningen


 

Bale's performance was well received by critics and fans alike, earning him the Saturn award for Best Actor and the Best Hero award at the 2006 MTV Movie awards add something

 

Eva Longoria - In 2006, she played the character Sylvia in "Harsh Times" starring Freddy Rodriguez and Christian Bale

 

Hugh Jackman - Jackman starred in the 2006 film "The Prestige", directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Christian Bale, Michael_Caine, and Scarlett Johansson

 

Batman Begins - The film was *awarded three Saturn *awards in 2006 as well: Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Writing for Nolan and Goyer


2007

Richard Gere - By 2007, Gere was co-starring with Jesse Eisenberg and Terrence Howard in "The Hunting Party" as well as with Christian Bale, Heath_Ledger, and Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' semi-biographical film about Bob Dylan, "I'm Not There"


2008

However, this rumour was later dispelled by Bale himself in a magazine interview in 2008 add something

 

In July 2008, Bale flew into an angry tirade on the sets of "Terminator Salvation", while filming in New Mexico add something

 

The Dark Knight (film) - And in 2008, Christian Bale's Batman found his in Heath Ledger's demented dervish, the Joker

 

Charlton Heston - Heston's funeral was held a week later on April 12, 2008, in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people including Nancy Reagan and Hollywood stars such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia de Havilland, Keith Carradine, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck, Oliver Stone , Rob Reiner, and Christian Bale

 

The Fighter - Production proceeded with filming set to begin October 2008 and Christian Bale replacing Brad Pitt


2009

In February 2009, the audio recording of the incident was released add something

 

Stephen Colbert parodied the incident on 4 February 2009 episode of "The Colbert Report", in which guest Steve Martin repeatedly walked in front of the camera and was berated by Colbert add something

 

After remaining silent for most of the week, Bale made a public apology on 6 February 2009, to a Los Angeles radio station, KROQ, stating that the outburst was "inexcusable" and was motivated by the intensity of that day's shooting add something

 

Terminator Salvation - "'Terminator Salvation"' is a 2009 American/British science fiction action film directed by McG and starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington

 

McG - Although he promised fans that he would bring back credibility to the franchise, with the casting of Christian Bale and the personal talk with James Cameron, the film, released on May 21, 2009 in the United States and Canada, received the most negative reception out of all the films in the series

 

Marion Cotillard - Cotillard starred alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in "Public Enemies", which was released in the United States on 1 July 2009


2010

The Flowers of War - In December 2010, it was announced that Bale would star in the historical drama war film "The Flowers of War", directed by Zhang Yimou add something

 

Tong Dawei - The Flowers of War - In 2010, Tong collaborated with international award winning director Zhang Yimou and Oscar winning Actor Christian Bale for the movie The Flowers of War

 

The Fighter - Richard Corliss of "Time Magazine" named Christian Bale's performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010, saying "In a little festival of tart, savory performances, notably from Melissa Leo as the boys' mother and Amy Adams as Micky's girlfriend, Bale shines the brightest, because he knows that no character, however depraved his status, is only a "monster"

 

The Fighter - "'The Fighter"' is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy_Adams and Melissa Leo

 

The Revenant (2015 film) - In May 2010, Smith revealed that John Hillcoat was attached to direct the film and that Christian Bale was in negotiations to star


2011

Niels Arden Oplev, director of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", is to have Bale as lead in his current project "The Last Photograph", which Oplev hopes to start filming early 2011 add something

 

While filming "The Flowers of War" in December 2011, Bale and a CNN crew attempted to visit Chen Guangcheng, a blind "barefoot lawyer" under unofficial house arrest for his activism against China's One Child Policy add something

 

Dicky Eklund - At the 2011 Screen Actors Guild *awards, Eklund made a surprise appearance on stage with Christian Bale as the latter accepted the *award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Eklund

 

Rooney Mara - In late 2011 it was revealed that Mara had joined the cast of Terrence Malick's latest film, "Lawless" alongside Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie_Portman, Cate Blanchett and Haley Bennett

 

Chen Guangcheng - In December 2011, actor Christian Bale attempted to visit Chen along with a CNN crew, but was punched, shoved, and denied access by Chinese security guards


2012

In early 2012, it was confirmed that Bale was portraying the character Russell Baze in Scott Cooper's upcoming thriller "Out of the Furnace" add something

 

He reprised his role one last time in the finale "The Dark Knight Rises", which was released on 20 July 2012, which made Bale the longest-lasting actor to portray Batman on film to date add something

 

Kevin Conroy - In preparation for the theatrical release of the 2012 live-action film "The Dark Knight Rises", Conroy re-dubbed Christian Bale's Batman lines for an animated version of one of the film's trailers


2013

On March 15, 2013, Bale was reported to be eying the role of Moses in Ridley Scott's Biblical epic, "Exodus" add something

 

Casey Affleck - Affleck starred opposite Rooney Mara in the independent modern-day Bonnie and Clyde film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and opposite Christian Bale in the boxing drama "Out of the Furnace", both released in 2013

 

Exodus: Gods and Kings - On March 15, 2013, Deadline.com reported Ridley Scott wanted Christian Bale to star in the film; in August 2014 he confirmed the role to be Moses himself


2014

In March of 2014, it was confirmed that Bale and his wife are expecting their second child add something

 

In March 2014, it was confirmed that Bale and his wife are expecting their second child add something

 

Travis McGee - In an article published on July 15, 2014, it was revealed that Christian Bale was slated to play the title role for the film "The Deep Blue Good-by" with sceenplay by Dennis Lehane


2015

Mike Medavoy - In 2015, it was announced that he and Eric Esrailian are producing "The Promise" starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale

 

Teresa Palmer - In 2015, she appeared in the Terrence Malick -directed film "Knight of Cups", starring Christian Bale

 

Jason Clarke (actor) - In 2015's "Terminator Genisys", Clarke portrayed John Connor, taking over the role from his "Public Enemies" co-star, Christian Bale

 

Freida Pinto - Pinto's first film of 2015 "Knight of Cups", in which she acted alongside Christian Bale, was screened in the competition section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

 

Teresa Palmer - She co-starred in the 2015 black comedy thriller film "Kill Me Three Times" opposite Simon Pegg and Luke Hemsworth and appeared in the Terrence Malick-directed film "Knight of Cups" opposite Christian Bale

 

The Big Short (film) - On January 13, 2015, "Variety" reported that Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling were set to star in the film with Pitt producing the film along with Dede Gardner

 

Karen Gillan - In May 2015, it was announced that Gillan was cast in the Adam McKay-directed drama film "The Big Short" alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan_Gosling, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo

 

Steve Carell - The film, directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale, Ryan_Gosling and Brad Pitt, is due for release in December 2015


2016

In 2016, Bale remarked that in retrospection he felt he had missed his mark in his performance in the Dark Knight Trilogy add something


2018

John Connor - Terminator Salvation - In "Terminator Salvation", which is set fourteen years later in the year 2018, John Connor, portrayed by Christian Bale, is now an older, battle-experienced, Resistance soldier married to Kate Brewster , who serves as a medic and is now pregnant with his child

 

Max Richter - In 2018, Richter composed music for the films "Hostiles" by Scott Cooper starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, "White Boy Rick" starring Matthew McConaughey, the German film " Never Look Away" and "Mary Queen of Scots" starring Margot Robbie

 

Dick Cheney - The 2018 biopic Vice starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, describes Cheney in his desire to become the most powerful Vice President in America's history

 

James Mangold - Later in February 2018, it was announced that Mangold was set to direct a film about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Christian Bale and Matt Damon starring as Ken Miles and Caroll Shelby respectively, and Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth writing the script


2019

In 2019, he jokingly referred to them as "Banana and Burrito" in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, a light-hearted dig aimed at celebrity couples giving their children unusual names add something