Picture for Christian Bale

January 30, 1974

Christian Charles Philip Bale

Haverford, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Christian Bale


Born in Wales, Christian Bale grew up in England and the USA. He made his film debut in Steven Spielberg's World War II epic Empire of the Sun. Bale's work to date includes Henry V, The Portrait of a Lady, The Secret Agent, Metroland, Velvet Goldmine, All the Little Animals, American Psycho, Shaft, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Reign of Fire, Laurel Canyon, The Machinist, Batman Begins and The New World.

He will next star in the independent films Harsh Times for writer/director David Ayer and Rescue Dawn for director Werner Herzog. This fall Bale will film I'm Not There and 3:10 to Yuma followed next year by Dark Knight.

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