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Christian Bale net worth:
$80 Million

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Christian Charles Philip Bale was born on 30 January 1974, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, of English parents although his father is of South African descent. Christian Bale is an actor perhaps best known for his performances in “The Machinist”, “The Black Night’ films, and “The Fighter” which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

So just how rich is Christian Bale? It has recently been estimated that the net worth of Christian Bale is over $80 million, accumulated during his career in the film industry which began in the early ’80s.

Average annual earnings $18,000,000
Total box office earnings for all films acted in $4,202,000,000
Average movie gross for all films acted in $50,171,564
Number of movies acted in 48
Number of movies produced in 1

Christian Bale Net Worth $80 Million

Christian Bale net worth by years:

2014 $20,000,000
2013 $25,000,000
2012 $15,000,000
2010 $4,000,000
2008 $30,000,000
2000 — 2007 $20,750,000

As with many actors, Christian Bale began his career in television, in 1982, taking parts in commercials. Since 1986 Bale has been starring in films which are the main source of Bale’s net worth. He debuted on the big screen in the Marvin J. Chomsky-directed film named ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna’. A year later, Christian took part in the film ‘Empire of the Sun’ directed by Steven Spielberg, which brought him an Award from National Board of Review and Young Artist Award, which helped Christian not only to increase his net worth but also attract the attention of other film directors. In 1992, Bale co-starred with Bill Pullman, David Moscow and Robert Duvall in the film ‘Newsies’ directed by Kenny Ortega, and the were nominated as the Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture by Young Artist Awards.

Then for ten years Bale appeared in a number of films, such as ‘Swing Kids’, ‘Little Women’, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ and others that received mixed reviews from critics and support from audiences, but did not reach any great heights.

Since 2000, Bale has landed a number of roles which were worth nominations and awards, and obviously they have made the greatest impact on Christian Bale’s net worth. In 2000, Bale created the role of Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho’ directed by Mary Harron, and won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for the Best Leading Actor. In 2004, Bale landed the leading role in ‘The Machinist’ directed by Brad Anderson, and won the Catalonian International Film Festival Award. The following year, ‘Batman Begins’ directed by Christopher Nolan was released, and Bale won the MTV Movie Award, Saturn Award and Space Choice Award. In 2007, the main role in the film ‘I’m Not There’ directed by Todd Haynes won an Independent Spirit Award. ‘The Dark Knight’ directed, written and produced by Christopher Nolan in which Bale starred alongside Gary Oldman brought Bale a number of awards, including a Scream Award, Empire Award, West Point Cadet Choice Award among others.

In 2010, Bale reached the peak of his career to date, with his role of Dicky Eklund in the film ‘The Fighter’, directed by David O. Russell, and which increased Bale’s net worth the most as it won 35 awards including an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award, and other top awards. The last role which added to the overall amount of Christian Bale’s net worth was his portrayal of Irving Rosenfeld in ‘American Hustle’, also directed by David O. Russell.

It has been reported that currently Bales is to star in three films: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ directed by Ridley Scott, ‘Knight of Cups’ and one untitled film both directed by Terrence Malick that will be released soon.

In his personal life, Christian Bale has been married to Sandra Blažić since 2000, and they have one child.

Christian Bale salary in movies:

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) $20,000,000
American Hustle (2013) $15,000,000
Out of the Furnace (2013) $10,000,000
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) $15,000,000
The Fighter (2010) $4,000,000
The Dark Knight (2008) $10,000,000 + $20,000,000 bonus
Batman Begins (2005) $9,000,000
Terminator Salvation (2009) $8,000,000 + Gross Points
The Machinist (2004) $250,000
Equilibrium (2002) $2,500,000
American Psycho (2000) $1,000,000

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jungle Book 2018 post-production Bagheera
Song to Song 2017 completed
Hostiles 2017 post-production Captain Joseph J. Blocker
The Promise 2016/II Chris Myers
The Big Short 2015 Michael Burry
Knight of Cups 2015 Rick
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014 Moses
American Hustle 2013 Irving Rosenfeld
Out of the Furnace 2013 Russell Baze
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Bruce Wayne
Jin ling shi san chai 2011 John Miller
The Fighter 2010/I Dicky Eklund
Public Enemies 2009 Melvin Purvis
Terminator Salvation 2009 John Connor
The Dark Knight 2008 Bruce Wayne
I'm Not There. 2007 Jack / Pastor John
3:10 to Yuma 2007 Dan Evans
The Prestige 2006 Alfred Borden
Rescue Dawn 2006 Dieter Dengler
The New World 2005 John Rolfe
Harsh Times 2005 Jim Luther Davis
Batman Begins 2005 Video Game Batman Bruce Wayne (voice)
Batman Begins 2005 Bruce Wayne Batman
Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Howl (English version, voice)
The Machinist 2004 Trevor Reznik
Equilibrium 2002 John Preston
Reign of Fire 2002 Quinn Abercromby
Laurel Canyon 2002 Sam
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Mandras
Shaft 2000 Walter Wade, Jr.
American Psycho 2000 Patrick Bateman
Mary, Mother of Jesus 1999 TV Movie Jesus of Nazareth
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Demetrius
All the Little Animals 1998 Bobby Platt
Velvet Goldmine 1998 Arthur Stuart
Metroland 1997 Chris
The Secret Agent 1996 Stevie
The Portrait of a Lady 1996 Edward Rosier
Pocahontas 1995 Thomas (voice)
Little Women 1994 Laurie
Royal Deceit 1994 Amled
Swing Kids 1993 Thomas Berger
Newsies 1992 Jack Kelly
A Murder of Quality 1991 TV Movie Tim Perkins
The Dreamstone 1990 TV Series Wildit
Treasure Island 1990 TV Movie Jim Hawkins
Henry V 1989 Robin the Luggage-Boy
Empire of the Sun 1987 Jim
Mio min Mio 1987 Jum-Jum Benke
Heart of the Country 1987 TV Mini-Series Ben Harris
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna 1986 TV Movie Alexei

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terminator Salvation 2009 assistant editor - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harsh Times 2005 executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Newsies 1992 performer: "CARRYING THE BANNER", "SANTA FE", "THE WORLD WILL KNOW", "KING OF NEW YORK", "SANTA FE REPRISE", "ONCE AND FOR ALL"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire of the Hustle 2014 Short inspiration
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Terminator Salvation, Behind the Scenes: Reforging the Future 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
The Assassin 2008 Short special thanks
Batman: The Journey Begins 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The Machinist: Breaking the Rules 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The Alien Legacy 1999 Video documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie Rose 2000-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cage Insider 2010 TV Series Himself
Terminator Salvation: Focus Points 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Terminator Salvation, Behind the Scenes: Reforging the Future 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Criminal Technology 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Larger Than Life Adversaries 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
On Dillinger's Trail 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Public Enemies: Blu-ray Historical Interactive Timeline 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Public Enemies: Blu-ray Picture in Picture 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Last of the Legendary Outlaws 2009 Video documentary short Himself
DeLuxe 2009 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2005-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema 3 1988-2009 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2009 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2009 TV Series Himself - Om Terminator
Manifesting 'The Machinist' 2009 Video documentary short
Terminator Salvation: A G4 Special 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene 2008 Video documentary Himself
Els matins a TV3 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Batman Tech 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Batman Unmasked 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2008 TV Series Himself
3:10 to Yuma: An Epic Explored 2008 Video short Himself
Destination: Yuma 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Making of a True Story: Rescue Dawn 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan 2007 Video documentary short Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
Weekend Sunrise 2006 TV Series Himself
The Prestige: Now That's Magic 2006 TV Special documentary Alferd Borden
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Making 'The New World' 2006 Video documentary Himself
The 2005 European Film Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Nominee People's Choice Award as Best European Actor
Batman: The Journey Begins 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Batman: The Tumbler 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Batman Begins: Path to Discovery 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Cape and Cowl 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Gotham City Rises 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Shaping Mind and Body 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
The Early Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Machinist: Breaking the Rules 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Begins: Behind the Mask 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Finding: 'Equilibrium' 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Himself (2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'American Psycho' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Shaft: Still the Man 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Dying to Tell the Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator / Dan Eldon (voice, uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square 1991 Video short Himself
Going Live! 1988 TV Series Himself
Citizen Steve 1987 Documentary short Himself
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1987-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Insider 2008-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Exodus: Gods and Kings
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
IMDb First Credit 2016 TV Series Himself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role & Oustanding Cast in a Motion Picture
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Rencontres de cinéma 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Exodus: Gods and Kings - Enhancement Pods 2015 Video documentary Himself
Exodus: Gods and Kings - Ridleyvision 2015 Video short Himself
Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History 2015 Video short Himself
Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus - Gods and Kings 2015 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' 2015 Video short Himself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Exodus
World Premiere 2014 TV Series Himself
Special Look 2014 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2013-2014 TV Series short Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Making of American Hustle 2014 Short Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2013 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2013 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Superheroes: From Page to Screen 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Ending the Knight 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Batmobile 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fantástico 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
2012 MTV Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Behind the Scenes with Melissa Leo 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic 2013-2016 TV Series Batman
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Fareed Zakaria GPS 2016 TV Series Mike Burry
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema 2015 Documentary short
The Drunken Peasants 2014 TV Series Himself
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy 2013 Video documentary Himself
Death Battle 2012 TV Series Batman
Forget About It 2011 TV Series Himself
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure 2011 Documentary Himself
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
A Comicbook Orange 2009 TV Series Batman
Family Guy 2009 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
Gomorron 2008 TV Series Himself
Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene 2008 Short Batman
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Gotham Tonight 2008 TV Series Bruce Wayne
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Batman
La noche desesperada 2007 TV Movie Jim Luther Davis
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Himself - Place #26
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Patrick Bateman
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Comedy The Big Short (2015)
2016 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Big Short (2015) · Steve Carell
· Ryan Gosling
· Brad Pitt
· Melissa Leo
· Hamish Linklater
· John Magaro
· Rafe Spall
· Jeremy Strong
· Finn Wittrock
· Marisa Tomei
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Big Short (2015)
2014 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Bradley Cooper
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Jeremy Renner
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Louis C.K.
· Bradley Cooper
· Paul Herman
· Jack Huston
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Alessandro Nivola
· Michael Peña
· Jeremy Renner
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Shea Whigham
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Louis C.K.
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Bradley Cooper
· Paul Herman
· Jack Huston
· Alessandro Nivola
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Shea Whigham
· Michael Peña
· Jeremy Renner
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Louis C.K.
· Bradley Cooper
· Paul Herman
· Jack Huston
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Alessandro Nivola
· Michael Peña
· Jeremy Renner
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Shea Whigham
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Bradley Cooper
· Robert De Niro
· Louis C.K.
· Jack Huston
· Alessandro Nivola
· Michael Peña
· Jeremy Renner
· Elisabeth Röhm
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble American Hustle (2013) · Jeremy Renner
· Amy Adams
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Bradley Cooper
2013 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Ensemble American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
· Louis C.K.
· Bradley Cooper
· Paul Herman
· Jack Huston
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Alessandro Nivola
· Michael Peña
· Jeremy Renner
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Shea Whigham
2012 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro) The Fighter (2010)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2011 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Fighter (2010)
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Fighter (2010) · Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
· Mark Wahlberg
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) The Fighter (2010)
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year The Fighter (2010)
2011 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2010 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2010 Davis Award Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Fighter (2010)
2010 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast The Fighter (2010) · Mark Wahlberg
· Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
2010 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year The Fighter (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Morgan Freeman
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Gary Oldman
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Superhero The Dark Knight (2008)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
2009 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Michael Caine
· Morgan Freeman
· Gary Oldman
2009 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Dark Knight (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
· Morgan Freeman
· Michael Caine
· Cillian Murphy
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
2008 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards I'm Not There. (2007) · Todd Haynes (director)
· Laura Rosenthal (casting director)
· Cate Blanchett
· Richard Gere
· Heath Ledger
· Ben Whishaw
· Marcus Carl Franklin
· Charlotte Gainsbourg
· Bruce Greenwood
2007 Special Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Batman Begins (2005)
2006 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Batman Begins (2005)
2004 Best Actor Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival The Machinist (2004)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor American Psycho (2000)
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role American Psycho (2000)
1989 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Empire of the Sun (1987)
1987 Special Citation National Board of Review, USA Outstanding Juvenile Performance Empire of the Sun (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Big Short (2015) · Steve Carell
· Ryan Gosling
· Melissa Leo
· Hamish Linklater
· John Magaro
· Brad Pitt
· Rafe Spall
· Jeremy Strong
· Marisa Tomei
· Finn Wittrock
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role The Big Short (2015)
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Big Short (2015)
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Big Short (2015)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor The Big Short (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Supporting Actor The Big Short (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor The Big Short (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Big Short (2015) · Steve Carell
· Ryan Gosling
· Max Greenfield
· Melissa Leo
· Tracy Letts
· Hamish Linklater
· John Magaro
· Billy Magnussen
· Adepero Oduye
· Brad Pitt
· Rafe Spall
· Jeremy Strong
· Marisa Tomei
· Finn Wittrock
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role American Hustle (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical American Hustle (2013)
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor American Hustle (2013)
2014 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Lead Actor American Hustle (2013)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor American Hustle (2013)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Comedy American Hustle (2013)
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor American Hustle (2013)
2014 Guardian Film Award Guardian Film Awards, UK Best Line of Dialogue American Hustle (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year American Hustle (2013)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo American Hustle (2013) · Amy Adams
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation American Hustle (2013)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Star
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Superhero The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture American Hustle (2013)
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor American Hustle (2013)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year American Hustle (2013)
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor American Hustle (2013)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Shirtless Performance The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Dark Knight Rises (2012) · Tom Hardy
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Hero The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2012 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2012 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film The Fighter (2010)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Fighter (2010) · Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
· Mark Wahlberg
2011 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year The Fighter (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Fighter (2010) · Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
· Mark Wahlberg
2011 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Star
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Fighter (2010) · Mark Wahlberg
· Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Fighter (2010) · Mark Wahlberg
· Amy Adams
· Melissa Leo
· Jack McGee
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Leading Man
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Star
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Dark Knight (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Morgan Freeman
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Aaron Eckhart
· Michael Caine
· Gary Oldman
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Morgan Freeman
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Dark Knight (2008)
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Russell Crowe
· Peter Fonda
· Gretchen Mol
· Dallas Roberts
· Vinessa Shaw
· Ben Foster
· Alan Tudyk
· Logan Lerman
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
2008 National Movie Award National Movie Awards, UK Best Performance - Male The Dark Knight (2008)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Rescue Dawn (2006)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Rescue Dawn (2006)
2007 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Prestige (2006)
2007 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year The Prestige (2006)
2006 Scream Award Scream Awards Most Heroic Performance Batman Begins (2005)
2006 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Harsh Times (2005)
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Batman Begins (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year The Machinist (2004)
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Machinist (2004)
2005 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Actor The Machinist (2004)
2005 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Batman Begins (2005)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actor American Psycho (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year American Psycho (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor American Psycho (2000)
1994 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture Swing Kids (1993) · Robert Sean Leonard
· David Tom
· Frank Whaley
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture Newsies (1992) · David Moscow
· Luke Edwards
· Max Casella
· Marty Belafsky
· Arvie Lowe Jr.
· Aaron Lohr
· Trey Parker
· Gabriel Damon
· Shon Greenblatt
· Ele Keats

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Big Short (2015) · Steve Carell
· Ryan Gosling
· Melissa Leo
· Hamish Linklater
· John Magaro
· Brad Pitt
· Rafe Spall
· Jeremy Strong
· Marisa Tomei
· Finn Wittrock
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2011 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor The Fighter (2010)
2010 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance The Fighter (2010)
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Peter Fonda
· Russell Crowe
· Ben Foster
· Vinessa Shaw
2005 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor The Machinist (2004)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Batman Begins (2005)

TitleSalary
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) $15,000,000
Terminator Salvation (2009) $8,000,000 + % gross
Batman Begins (2005) $9,000,000
The Machinist (2004) $250,000
American Psycho (2000) $1,000,000

#Fact
1 He was considered for the role of Norman Bates in Psycho (1998) before Vince Vaughn was cast.
2 Friends with Dark Knight Trilogy cast: Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cottilard and Aaron Eckhart.
3 He turned down the role of Bryan Woodman in Syriana (2005), as he was busy filming The New World (2005).
4 He was originally cast as George W. Bush in W. (2008). He spent months researching for the role, but dropped out after he was not satisfied with the prosthetic makeup tests. Josh Brolin replaced him.
5 He was considered for the role of Pvt/LCpl Anthony Swofford in Jarhead (2005) that went to Jake Gyllenhaal.
6 He was originally cast as Rob Hall in Everest (2015), but dropped out in favour of Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014).
7 He was considered for the role of Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) that went to Matt Damon.
8 He was considered for the role of Adrian Doyle Pryce/The Stranger in Oldboy (2013) that went to Sharlto Copley.
9 He was originally cast as Neil in To the Wonder (2012), but dropped out. Ben Affleck replaced him.
10 He was considered to play Norman Bates in Psycho (1998) that went to Vince Vaughn.
11 He was going to star in Steve Jobs (2015) with David Fincher directing.
12 He was considered for the lead role in Robin Hood (2010) that went to Russell Crowe.
13 Contrary to popular belief, he didn't audition for the role of Robin/Dick Grayson in Batman Forever (1995). He said, "I'd never have auditioned to be bloody Robin".
14 He turned down the role of Leo Demidov in Child 44 (2015) that went to Tom Hardy.
15 He turned down the lead role in Noah (2014) in favour of Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014).
16 He auditioned for the role of Detective Jake Hoyt in Training Day (2001) that went to Ethan Hawke.
17 He was considered for the role of Brian O'Connor in The Fast and the Furious (2001) that went to Paul Walker.
18 He auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet (1996) that went to Harold Perrineau.
19 He was considered for the role of Napoleon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) that went to Henry Cavill.
20 He was considered for the role of Will Atenton / Peter Ward in Dream House (2011) that went to Daniel Craig.
21 As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013) and The Big Short (2015). These films also earned him Academy Award nominations, winning for The Fighter.
22 He gained 43 pounds for his role as Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013).
23 One of his favorite movies of all time is Beverly Hills Ninja (1997).
24 He won an Oscar for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
25 Has a habit of starring with a host of Australia's biggest actors including Hugh Jackman (The Prestige (2006)), Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There. (2007)), Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight (2008)), Nicole Kidman (The Portrait of a Lady (1996)), Toni Collette (Shaft (2000)), Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)), Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation (2009)), David Wenham (Public Enemies (2009)), and Jason Clarke (_Knight of Cups) to name only some.
26 He has two roles in common with Jeremy Sisto: (1) Bale played Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) while Sisto played him in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) and (2) Sisto played Jesus Christ in Jesus (1999) while Bale played him in Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999).
27 He is still an avid motorcyclist he but gave up track racing after getting into multiple accidents and receiving a steel plate for his broken wrist, a titanium clavicle and 25 screws for his hand. At one point he also lost the top of his finger but it was later reattached.
28 He and his wife Sibi Blazic welcomed their second child, a son, in August 2014.
29 Has played both Moses and Jesus, two of the most important figures in the Bible and Christianity in general.
30 (March 8, 2014) He and his wife Sibi Blazic are expecting their 2nd child together.
31 He has two roles in common with Val Kilmer: (1) Kilmer played Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever (1995) while Bale played Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and (2) Kilmer played Moses in The Prince of Egypt (1998) while Bale played him in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014).
32 Left school at the age of 16.
33 Has a mole on his nose right before his right eye.
34 Visited victims of the 2012 Aurora shooting spree.
35 Has lived in Los Angeles, California since 1992.
36 Has starred in two films about Native Americans and the founding of America: Pocahontas (1995) and The New World (2005).
37 He and Jeremy Sisto have played the roles of both Batman and Jesus Christ in films. Bale is the only one to have played both in live-action productions.
38 Is one of four consecutive Oscar winners in the Best Supporting Actor category whose name begins with Chris, the other actors being Christoph Waltz (who won twice) and Christopher Plummer.
39 Has played the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman in more live-action films than any other actor.
40 Has spoken frequently of his dislike for the Disney film Newsies (1992).
41 Is the fourth and oldest actor to play the role of John Connor in the Terminator series. He is also the first non-American.
42 Was a huge fan of the Terminator films long before being cast as John Connor.
43 Holds the records for the most weight lost (63 pounds for The Machinist (2004)) and gained (80 pounds for Batman Begins (2005)) for film roles.
44 Was compared to a young Steve McQueen by Steven Spielberg, while filming Empire of the Sun (1987).
45 Has appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: March 2007 and June 2009.
46 Is the third Batman to win an Oscar. Ben Affleck won Best Original Screeplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) and George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005). Bale also won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter (2010).
47 In 1984, he made his stage debut in the West End play "The Nerd", opposite Rowan Atkinson.
48 Has appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) opposite Gary Oldman and Anne Hathaway, as Commissioner Gordon and Selina Kyle, respectively. He has also worked with both of their predecessors: Pat Hingle in Shaft (2000) and Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). Hingle and Pfeiffer, for their parts, have worked with all three previous Batmans. Pfeiffer worked with Michael Keaton in Batman Returns (1992), Val Kilmer in The Prince of Egypt (1998), and George Clooney in One Fine Day (1996). Hingle, of course, appeared in all the previous Batman films.
49 Has appeared in Batman Begins (2005) and Terminator Salvation (2009). Both were follow-ups to earlier films (Batman & Robin (1997) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)) that had starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
50 Is an avid fan of video games and cites Super Mario as one of his all-time favorites growing up.
51 He was involved in an infamous incident where he was recorded verbally assaulting cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation (2009) for interrupting him during an intense scene. Bale has since apologized, but the incident was widely heard across the Internet.
52 Met Drew Barrymore on the set of Empire of the Sun (1987), who was visiting her godfather, Steven Spielberg. He was thirteen and she was twelve. They would both admit later to having a crush on each other at the time.
53 Dislikes doing interviews.
54 He and his wife belong to the Board of Trustees in the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
55 Has said that he considers it an honor to have been called a "mofo" by Samuel L. Jackson in a movie.
56 Was considered for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), which went to Daniel Craig.
57 While working on Schindler's List (1993), Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Bale on the set of Swing Kids (1993), as both movies were partially filmed in Prague.
58 Was arrested over verbal assault allegations made by his mother and his sister just hours after he attended the European premiere of his movie The Dark Knight (2008) in London. Upon reviewing the case, the London police decided not to charge him with anything. [July 2008]
59 Took up vegetarianism at the age of six but has since returned to eating meat.
60 Alongside Michael Keaton, he is the only other actor to portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in more than one live action film.
61 Was introduced to acting by his sister, Louise Bale.
62 Beat out nearly 4,000 other auditions for the role of Jim Graham in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987).
63 A very private individual, he has never publicly confirmed the name of his daughter.
64 His father was an activist and adventurer and his mother a circus dancer so he never lived in one place for very long while growing up.
65 His fans refer to themselves as "Baleheads".
66 Was good friends with the late actor Heath Ledger.
67 Although born in Wales, his family is actually English. In 1976, when Bale was two years old, his family left Wales and returned to England.
68 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#13) (2007).
69 Became a father for the 1st time at age 31 when his wife Sibi Blazic gave birth to their daughter Emmaline Bale on March 27, 2005.
70 If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience is not confused.
71 Is a distant relative of 19th-century thespian Lily Langtry.
72 Was considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), which went to Orlando Bloom.
73 Auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997) and almost got the role but people felt that it wouldn't be "fair" having two Brits playing two Americans (Rose was American as well, she says in the movie that the Titanic was a slave ship bring her back to America).
74 Before he played Batman in Batman Begins (2005), his sister Louise Bale played Batman's mother in The Death of Batman (2003).
75 Owned a home he shared with his sister, Louise Bale, in Manhattan Beach.
76 Is the youngest actor to portray Batman.
77 Is the first non-American actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
78 The nameplate on his trailer for Batman Begins (2005) read "Bruce Wayne" as opposed to Bale's name.
79 Since a young age, he was very ambitious about attending Drama School, and auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and the Central School of Speech and Drama at age 20. He was accepted to all, but was convinced by his parents to continue working instead. To this day, he regrets not attending drama school for his personal passion of learning his craft.
80 Two of his most famous characters' names have a difference of only one letter: Bateman and Batman.
81 In the "Fresh Air with Terry Gross" radio interview first aired June 13, 2005, he admitted to Gross that because Batman is "such an American icon", he had decided not to perform his promotional interviews for the movie Batman Begins (2005) in his natural English accent. Instead he spoke to Gross in an almost inflection-less mid-American accent, only revealing his dialectic roots with a few words.
82 Turned down the opportunity to reprise the role of Patrick Bateman in the Roger Avary-directed The Rules of Attraction (2002).
83 Has been in two versions of the John Smith/Pocahontas story. He provides the voice of Thomas in Pocahontas (1995) and plays John Rolfe in The New World (2005).
84 Considered getting formal acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when he was twenty, but decided to focus on working instead.
85 Dropped an amazing 63 pounds for his role as the emaciated insomniac Trevor Reznik in the film The Machinist (2004) with only a single vitamin consultation with a nutritionist to guide him. For the most part, he only ate salads and apples, chewed gum, smoked cigarettes, and drank nonfat lattes.
86 With Batman Begins (2005), he has become the seventh actor to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in a live-action film. The others were: Lewis Wilson in 1943, Robert Lowery in 1949, Adam West in 1966, Michael Keaton for the first two installments of the Batman film series, to be replaced by Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
87 Met his wife through Winona Ryder; she was Ryder's personal assistant.
88 His grandfather was a stand-up comic and children's entertainer.
89 Has three sisters: musician Erin Bale; computer professional Sharon Bale; and director/actress Louise Bale, who appeared in Newsies (1992).
90 His father was a former commercial pilot and his mother was a former circus dancer.
91 His great-uncle, Rex Bale, was an actor.
92 He was raised in England, Portugal and California.
93 His father, David Bale, died on December 30, 2003, from brain lymphoma at age 62.
94 He replaced Leonardo DiCaprio for the film American Psycho (2000).
95 His first on-screen role was in 1983 at age 9 in a British commercial for Pac-Man cereal.
96 His grandfather doubled for John Wayne in two movies, in Africa.
97 Christian is active in many organizations, including Ark Trust, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Foundation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the Redwings Sanctuary, and the Happy Child Mission, and a school for street kids in Rio De Janeiro.
98 A devoted animal lover, Christian has two dogs [Mojo and Ramone] and three cats [Miriam, Molly and Lilly], which are all strays that he found.
99 His father, David Bale, married feminist icon Gloria Steinem on September 3, 2000.
100 Bale was handpicked by Winona Ryder for the coveted role of Laurie (Theodore Laurence) in Little Women (1994).
101 He has an uncanny ear for accents.
102 He trained for 10 weeks in dancing and martial arts for the dance sequences in Newsies (1992) and Swing Kids (1993).
103 Is an excellent horseman and an avid reader.
104 Hand-picked by director/writer Mary Harron and author Bret Easton Ellis to star in American Psycho (2000). Consequently, was noted by the media as the first star of American Psycho (2000), only to lose the role to Leonardo DiCaprio and then win it back again.

#Quote
1 [on being called a 'star'] I'm embarrassed when people say things such as 'star'. It's so vacuous. What if it was the apocalypse right now? What use would I be to anybody? Most people have definite skills but I'd be going 'Yeah, you know what? I'm going to pretend to be somebody else'. That's a great leveller. Ultimately, I'm useless.
2 [on Terrence Malick] Terry has a thing where he loves it when you are not trying to please him, which is very different from most directors. Most directors want you to please them. And they've got a definite goal, which is not really always egotistical. The nature of having a script is that you have points and scenes where you have to take the audience to a certain place by the end of it. So there's always a goal there. With The New World (2005), there was a script. But, he abandoned it most of the time. He would never have the scenes be in the same place or a repetition of them. There would never be a request of, 'Can you change that a little bit and then we've got it.' It would be, 'OK, let's discover something new about it. But what (working with Malick) means as an actor is that you are not trying so hard. You just sort of see what happens. If it comes naturally, you do it. If it doesn't, you don't. That's what he loves. With this one you've got a character who is a man of words, who has lost all use for his own words, who is tired of talking. But there would be certain scenes where Terry might say to me, 'Alright, this is the topic. Talk a little bit about this.' And it just felt wrong. And sometimes I would be totally silent and it would go great. It's all I needed. As long as you are not attempting something, you are just discovering it as you go along. That's what delights him. He's very excited by what he does and by making films.
3 I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions.
4 [on how David O. Russell likes to hide places on set] One of the funniest things for me on set [of American Hustle (2013)] was watching where David was going to hide. He always likes to be very close to the actors. He likes to be able to feel the atmosphere of the scene. So literally he'd be trying to hide under our chairs and the DP would be "No David, I see you there." And then he'd be jumping over a table somewhere and finding a spot where he could be very close and get a sense of being right there with us.
5 [on his character's epic comb-over in American Hustle (2013)] For me it was so unexpected to see this con artist having such an unconvincing con on his head. And that he was so brilliant at what he did but so terrible at what he did on top of his head. There was a great juxtaposition in it. It became a very vital thing to add to it. And very charming as well. Generally, people think of con men being very slick and maybe vain and certainly very smooth operators. We didn't want to make Irv that.
6 [on David O. Russell's recent work] I think the thing that resonates so much for me with what David has been telling stories about recently is just the fact that the things that feel like disasters in your life, don't turn out to be disasters. That life throws you many curve balls. The things that seem like gifts, can turn out to be disastrous. And never to be surprised at how surprised you can be at life. [2014]
7 To be honest, it was only a couple of years ago that I finally decided to stick at acting. Before that, I used to think, "I don't want to do this any more - I want to quit. I hate it." It's such a silly job. Some days I'd think I should be doing something much more important than this. I'd like to say acting is a meaningful and difficult job but it's actually damn easy and pretty pointless. Sometimes I love it but other days I think, "This sucks.".
8 I have very strong opinions about why kids should not be working at such a young age. I think introducing children to a professional industry where they may not recognize the pressure is wrong. Very quickly they're going to be under pressure. This is an adult industry. I would be very skeptical putting anybody I cared about, who was close to me, in this profession at a young age. I absolutely support it as a hobby and as an amateur pursuit, but to enter into it in a professional way is a whole different ball game.
9 [on portraying Bruce Wayne as a jerk] That's always his cover. It's something that has to be there to make people never suspect that he's someone that would ever have the desire or belief, the passion or intelligence, the capability to be Batman. He has to be this kind of ridiculous cliché of a playboy.
10 I wouldn't want someone making a film of my life. I'd be on set every day saying they're telling it wrong.
11 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.
12 I was up in Toronto and went to see that movie Life Is Beautiful (1997). By myself. And when I came out, I had a craving for blood unlike anything I had ever experienced since I decided to go vegetarian at the age of 7. It was a compulsion. It was undeniable. I went to several restaurants, one right after the other, and got the biggest, bloodiest steaks I could get my hands on. It was the first time I had tasted flesh in almost twenty years.
13 [on starting a new trilogy with Terminator Salvation (2009)] I hope that it will be a really fun, great movie trilogy if this one takes off and that we get to do a second or third, with me or not, whatever the scenario is. I think there is actually - in the hands of the right people - a real revival for this and an extension to an already good mythology.
14 [on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)] I really liked the second one. It had as much to do with the electric atmosphere in the theater when I saw it at 17, when I was first getting out to the States, and I'd never been in a movie theater that had that much noise and excitement throughout the entire movie.
15 Look, I hate to throw people under the bus for making movies I don't think are very good. But for Terminator Salvation (2009) to be considered with any legitimacy, you have to throw number three [Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)] under the bus. It began to spoof the whole thing. To me, that was a sign that the franchise was dead, the mythology was finished.
16 [on his infamous onset rant on Terminator Salvation (2009)] It wouldn't have happened if we hadn't been playing that scene, for Christ's sake, between John Connor and his wife, which is probably the most intense one in the movie. I'd definitely say that that guy who was yelling was at least half John Connor, and the rest was Christian Bale.
17 [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?".
18 [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!".
19 [on avoiding media coverage of Heath Ledger's death] I paid no attention to it. I knew him, I knew the family and why the hell would I sit there listening to idiots who don't know anything at all? I literally didn't read anything, didn't watch anything (after he died). If I happened to be watching anything that came on, I switched over straight away. It's incredible the way the voyeuristic outlook is accepted as news.
20 [The Terminator (1984)] is the original nightmare of just being pursued that everyone has, by somebody who just will not stop, never stops, doesn't give up. And when you've got someone who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger coming after you it made a big difference.
21 I'm actually someone that's very anti the whole B-Rolls, DVD extras and stuff like that. I understand people are interested, I get that they want to hear about it, but to me I look at it as old school movie magic and with magic you do not reveal your secrets.
22 [on Heath Ledger's Oscar win for The Dark Knight (2008)] Heath winning Best Supporting Actor was fantastic. I had dinner with his family a couple of nights before the awards and liked very much they were the people who were picking it up for him. Of course I was really delighted that it did go that way.
23 You look back at the history of the Oscars - some of the best movies never got sh*t.
24 Public Enemies (2009) is very timely. The Depression had people resenting the fat cats, the banks and so you've got someone like Dillinger being a hero because he was making a difference - he was getting it back for himself and so many people looked at him and romanticised that.
25 Variety is essential for me. I love watching a Michael Mann movie. I love watching a Christopher Nolan movie. Just to talk about my stuff, I enjoy a The Machinist (2004) kind of movie, a Rescue Dawn (2006), a 3:10 to Yuma (2007), an American Psycho (2000), whatever. But I also love watching The Terminator (1984) movies, I love watching the Batman (1989) movies...
26 [on meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger in a car park] He's got bodyguards and they were all shouting at me and I was going, 'Hold on, hold on, I've met him before!' but they were getting very worried as I walked toward him. But we chatted a bit. He had questions about Terminator Salvation (2009), he didn't know the script at all but I hear apparently he's now seen the movie... I'll wait to hear what his reaction is...
27 I don't think I was particularly in need of superheroes. I never had any fascination with Superman or Spider-Man or a Batman kind of character. If it happened at all, it was imagined characters that I had invented. My dad was a role model for me. He was a fascinating man. There was intrigue and entertainment growing up with him. He gave me an edict that I still pursue: "Life should never be boring".
28 Life is not stable. There is a great strength that comes from not being shocked or scared by upheavals.
29 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.
30 [on his career] I've been able to work on movies that I like very much in the past few years, which I think have turned out how I had hoped that they would. And, I'm human, you know; that makes me feel good. I like it when people like what I do. I don't like it when people are laughing at me for what I do, you know? I mean, I'd love to say I was completely impervious to anybody's opinion, but that just ain't the truth. Of course, it matters. At the same time, there's also a danger when you start playing it too safe. After all, what am I paid to do? I'm paid to essentially make an ass out of myself, if needed. And occasionally, in doing that, you're going to fall flat on your face. But, I have learned, through doing that numerous times in my life, that there's also a ton of enjoyment to what other people see as humiliation. You can actually come to sort of thrive on that, because in a way, it kind of leads to a sort of fearlessness, if you genuinely don't mind. If the point is that you tried, I think that really is the most important thing. And, like you said, I feel like I've been very fortunate in the last couple of years that I've gotten to do what I loved, which is actually the making of movies, and on top of that, if I've liked how the movies have turned out themselves, then that's fantastic. But, to start getting too comfortable within that would be eventually to start churning out boring, boring chaff. (2007)
31 [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.
32 [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.
33 [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.
34 [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.
35 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.
36 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.
37 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.
38 You can't help but find that violence is endlessly fascinating -- and I mean true violence, not action-movie violence, just because it is used as the answer to so many problems. We're all taught as kids not to be violent, but you can't help but also see that violence is what works very often. Bullies thrive.
39 I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played. They're all really far from who I am.
40 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.
41 I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around.
42 [on playing Batman] You couldn't pull it off unless you became a beast inside that suit.
43 At first, I was somewhat hesitant to do the role [Batman Begins (2005)]. I mean, after all, Batman is an icon. But I remember, as clear as day, being at the grocery store the day the movie opened, and this little boy saw me. He couldn't have been more than five years old. He just walked right up to me and hugged me. He hugged me, and I was so moved by it that I hugged him back. Then he looked up at me and said, "You're my hero." And in that moment, I knew that not only as an actor that I had done my job, but that I had made the right decision to play Batman. And I've never looked back on my the decision to play Batman since.
44 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.
45 I had spent weeks staring at the wall in my house out of depression because of things that had gone wrong and the choices I had made. When I read The Machinist (2004), I just went, "Wow! This is perfect." I was having dreams about the character and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I felt like this one was going to save my arse, and pull me out of the depressed state I had got into.
46 For me, there's a bigger risk trying [Batman Begins (2005)]. Ultimately, the big point was that [Christopher Nolan], who you would not expect to be doing that kind of movie, was going to direct it, which is exactly what I was looking for, because you want to do something totally different from the other Batman movies. I always thought there could be a really good movie made about Batman and when I heard that Chris was doing it I thought, "Well, he's not a director that you would expect, therefore you're going to get the unexpected from him." I think there's a great potential for going very dark with it, it's a fascinating character, very complex psychologically, which I've never seen done. You know, you have the two extremes, which are both very good. You can either go the very camp Adam West TV series thing [Batman (1966)], which was great in its own way, or you can go more the way of the graphic Dark Knight novels which delve somewhat deeper.
47 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.".
48 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.
49 [on Batman Begins (2005)] I contacted them. I heard they were doing some low-budget Batman not aimed at kids and I was tantalized. I had appreciated the Batman movies, but I wasn't really a fan and I didn't know the TV series. But I read some of the graphic novels, and they were very dark and very interesting.
50 [on Batman Begins (2005)] I've never felt like the Batman character in the films was given as much time as any of the villains. The villains were always the most interesting characters, too. Batman has always been this very bizarre, almost blind character running through the middle of the story. Our film is different.
51 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.
52 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...
53 [on his transformation into Patrick Bateman for American Psycho (2000)] The character is so vain and obsessed with his looks. While the psychology of the character was something that I could perform, you can't fake the physicality. Being English, I tend to enjoy going down to the pub far more than going to the gym, so it was very unnatural for me. I just had to convince myself that I loved it, which was the most difficult thing about playing this part. Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it's true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have. I found I had to stop thinking when I was in the gym because if I thought about it, I'd realize how ridiculous it was that I was pumping iron when I could've been out having a drink and a cigarette and enjoying some lunch. I did three hours a day for six weeks with a personal trainer and some time before that. I ate an awful lot during training and then almost nothing during filming.
54 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.
55 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.
56 I always like that. Whenever there's a project where everyone's going, "Oooooh, it's a bit dodgy", I always like it. If you actually look at it, there tends not to be anything risky at all. Why did I start acting in the first place? I didn't do it to be mediocre or to please everybody all the time.
57 [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.
58 I started my career without fans.
59 I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them. I think if you're a good enough actor, that's the way to longevity in the film business. Keep everybody guessing.
60 [on the sudden fame that resulted after Empire of the Sun (1987)] I enjoyed making the film, but I was shocked when I received all the attention when I got home to Bournemouth. Girls were all over me, boys wanted to fight me, and I was being asked to open local fêtes when all I wanted to do was ride my BMX bike in the woods. I told my parents I wasn't interested in doing anything again because the attention ruined it.
61 [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.
62 [interview in Spin magazine, March 1996] An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.

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1 Often gains or loses weight for particular roles such as gaining muscle for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Trilogy, losing weight for The Machinist (2004) and The Fighter (2010), as well as gaining fat for American Hustle (2013)
2 Remains in character almost constantly during the filming process even going so far as to conduct interviews using whatever accent he is using for that particular film.
3 Intense physical and mental commitment to his roles
4 Fluent American accent
5 Chameleon-like changes of appearance for different roles
6 Often stars in period films or plays historical figures
7 Frequently works with directors Christopher Nolan, Terrence Malick and David O. Russell
8 Often portrays obsessive and detached or loner characters

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