Biography of Christian BaleChristian Bale is a famous Hollywood actor, an award winner of the Oscar and the Golden Globe Award (2010). Bale is a method actor who isn't afraid to take risks on the set and portray ambiguous characters.
ChildhoodBy origin, Christian (a full name is Christian Charles Philip Bale) calls himself an Englishman, yet he was born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Because of his father's profession who was a commercial pilot, Bale's family moved around a lot. Eventually, they settled down in the USA, in California. Christian is the youngest child in the family, and he has three sisters.
Acting CareerFirst boy's acting roles were a small shooting in Lenor commercial, and in a cereal commercial in 1983. One year later, he was invited to play in «The Nord» where a 10-year-old boy played in one scene with Rowan Atkinson. In 1986, Chris was invited to play in the film «Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.»
«American Psycho»Even before entering the new millennium, Christian surprised admirers and reviewers with another unexpected role by acting in the philosophical drama «American Psycho.» A producer Mary Harron saw Patrick Bateman in the actor, a psychopathic character from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It's almost worthless to talk about this film you should watch it. Of course, if you are ready to see a cruel murder of Jared Leto and Bale's chases of innocent victims with a gasoline-powered saw.
«The Machinist»In 2004, Christian hurled himself into work on the film «The Machinist» by Brad Anderson. The actor got the role of Trent Reznor, a miserable man who for reasons not understood for himself had insomnia during the whole year and started to confuse dreams with reality. While working on this role, Chris lost so much weight that it was a feeling like he was on the brink. The actor lost 66 pounds.
«Batman Begins»In 2005, the project «Batman Begins» told the audience prehistory of the adventure of the hero from Gotham City, Bruce Wayne. The role of Batman in the first part of the dark trilogy by Christopher Nolan became Christian Bale's pass to the world of big-budget films. He received 9 million US dollars for this role.
Peak of a CareerHowever, after such commercial success, Christian didn't dissipate his talent on one-day projects, and carefully studied proposed scenarios as before. A producer's name, the one who was at the top of a film, always headed his list. That's why, in the following years, he had a chance to work with Terrence Malick («The New World») and James Mangold («The Prestige»), and with Christopher Nolan again («Dark Knight»).
Private Life of Christian BaleChristian is one of the few actors who put his family before all else and doesn't like to make a show of his private life. Bale says that he doesn't want to know anything about the private life of other actors and, in turn, doesn't what everybody to know more about him.
Christian Bale NowIn 2017, the drama about events in the Wild West «Hostiles» was released where Bale played a harsh captain Blocker.
In 2019, Christian Bale was involved in the filming of the movie "Ford v. Ferrari" playing the role of Ken Miles in it.