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Christian Bale

Christian Bale, 2008
Born Christian Charles Philip Bale
30 January 1974 (1974-01-30) (age 36)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (2000-present)
.Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English[2] actor.^ Actor Christian Bale is an intense character.

^ Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated, Saturn Award-winning Welsh-born actor whose film credits include Empire of the Sun , American Psycho , Equilibrium , The Machinist and Batman Begins .
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^ For the Welsh-born English actor, it's not just a mastery of many accents, but a physical transformation as well.

.In addition to starring roles in big budget Hollywood films, he has long been heavily involved in films produced by independent producers and art houses.^ Bale entered into negotiations about starring in the film with reservations, but director Rob Bowman convinced him to take the lead role.Chavel, Sean.
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^ Herzog Actor Christian Bale Arrested The latest Hollywood film star to be caught behaving badly is Batman himself, aka Christian Bale.
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^ BRADLEY COOPER BLAMES BOTCHED AUDITION ON BALE Bradley Cooper is blaming Batman star Christian Bale for costing him the lead role in forthcoming superhero film The Green Lantern.
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.Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.^ Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing a British boy who becomes separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters.
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^ Empire of the Sun (1987) at age 13] It was horrific.
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^ Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg 's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II .

Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters. .Bale is especially noted for his cult following: the tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his cult status on the Internet.^ The tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his impressive cult status on the Internet.Wilson, Cintra.
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^ Bale is especially noted for his cult following.

^ The 10th Anniversary issue of "Entertainment Weekly" crowned Christian Bale as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures" of the past decade, citing his incredible and legendary cult status on the Internet.
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[3] .EW called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" in anticipation of the release American Psycho (2000).^ EW also calls Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" after his brilliant turn as the psychopathic yuppie serial killer in American Psycho (2000).
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^ American Psycho 2000 R , 101 min.
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^ Entertainment Weekly also called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment", after his performance in American Psycho .
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[4] .The Guardian named Bale as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.^ Christian Bale has been named as one of the best dressed men in the world.

^ In the following decade, Welsh-born Bale has appeared in Shakespeare, dramas and comedies demonstrating a versatility, depth and range that has made him one of the best reviewed actors today and one of the most popular actors on the Internet.
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^ Bale's performance as James Graham earned him widespread critical praise and the first ever "Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor" award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (the Board created the award for him).
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[5]

Contents

Early life

A 14-year old Bale in Stockholm, Sweden in February 1988 while promoting Empire of the Sun
.Although Bale was born in Wales, his parents were of English descent.^ Although born and raised in Wales, his family is actually English.
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^ Christian Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the youngest of four children, to English parents, the businessman David Bale and circus performer Jenny James.
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^ Born in Wales, raised in England - has an English accent.
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.His father, David Bale, was an entrepreneur, commercial pilot, and talent manager, and his mother, Jenny James, was a circus clown and performer.^ His father was a former commercial pilot.
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^ David Bale (former commercial pilot; divorced) .
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^ David Bale was the driving force behind Christian Bale’s entry into acting, and his resignation from his job as a commercial pilot allowed him to fulfill a desire to travel the world and manage his son’s burgeoning career.
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[6][7][8] .He is the youngest of four children.^ He is the youngest of four children.

^ Christian Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the youngest of four children, to English parents, the businessman David Bale and circus performer Jenny James.
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.After leaving Wales in 1976, Bale spent his childhood in several countries, including England, Portugal and the United States.^ Bale spent his childhood in several countries including the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the United States.Wills, Dominic.
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^ The Bale family left Wales in 1976, when Christian Bale was two years of age.
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^ Hey -- C. Bale IS English, from England (or Wales, to be exact).
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[1]
.Settling for four years in Bournemouth and Henley-on-Thames, Bale was educated at Shiplake C of E Primary School, the independent Dolphin School in Berkshire, and at Bournemouth School.^ Bale's family settled for four years in Bournemouth, where he attended Bournemouth School and participated actively in rugby.
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.He participated actively in rugby union.^ Bale's family settled for four years in Bournemouth, where he attended Bournemouth School and participated actively in rugby.
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[1] .Bale has described his childhood, with respect to his mother being in the circus, as "interesting". He recalled his first kiss was with an acrobat named Barta.^ Having a mother who made her living at a circus was an interesting experience for him; he recalled receiving his first kiss from an acrobat named Barta.
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^ Christian Bale allegedly 'pushed and shoved' his mother after being asked for money.

^ Batman Star Christian Bale in Police Custody Batman star Christian Bale is being held in police custody in London after his mother and sister file an assault complaint.
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[1] .As a child, he trained in ballet and guitar.^ As a child, he trained in ballet and on the guitar.
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[1] .His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor.^ His sister Louise's work in theatre also influenced his decision to become an actor.
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^ We want people to go see it and I feel a great loyalty to the filmmakers that I'm working with that generally the actor becomes the point man when it comes to the publicity for the movie.
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^ Bale has three older sisters – Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a theatre actress and director.
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[1] .Bale's father was very supportive of his son's acting, resigning from his job as a commercial pilot to travel and manage Bale's burgeoning career.^ David Bale was the driving force behind Christian Bale’s entry into acting, and his resignation from his job as a commercial pilot allowed him to fulfill a desire to travel the world and manage his son’s burgeoning career.
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^ Christian Bale won't let his career stop him being a good father.

^ Bale’s first foray into acting was a Lenor commercial in 1982, when he was 8.
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[1] .The elder Bale later married feminist icon Gloria Steinem,[9] and died at the age of 62 on 30 December 2003, from brain lymphoma.^ Bale gained the famous feminist activist Gloria Steinem as a stepmother through his father’s marriage to her on September 3, 2000, before his death in 2003.
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^ "Feminist icon Gloria Steinem first-time bride at 66 , CNN.com, September 5, 2000, retrieved on May 26, 2006.
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[8]
.Bale's first foray into acting was a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982, when he was eight years old.^ After making his mark as The Dark Knight, what's next for Christian Bale?There's an old saying that goes: it takes years to become an overnigh...
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^ Christian has spun into Hollywood stardom more recently in past the few years, but he has been acting since before he was a teenager.
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^ The official word from Scotland Yard is that “a 34-year-old male” was taken into custody “in the late morning today” in a police precinct in Central London.
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[10] .He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later[11] and in 1984 made his stage debut in The Nerd, opposite Rowan Atkinson.^ Bale was in commercials, then briefly did a play with Rowan Atkinson when he was 8.
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^ He appeared in a Pac-Man cereal commercial playing a child rock star a year later.
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^ Bale made his professional debut opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson on the London West End stage.
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[12]

Career

Early work

13-year-old Bale with Nigel Havers in Empire of the Sun (1987)
.Bale made his film debut as Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia in the made-for-television film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna in 1986, which was followed by leading roles in the miniseries Heart of the Country and the fantasy adventure Mio in the Land of Faraway, in which he appeared for the first time with Christopher Lee and Nick Pickard.^ Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna 1986 TV , 194 min.
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^ In the following decade, Welsh-born Bale has appeared in Shakespeare, dramas and comedies demonstrating a versatility, depth and range that has made him one of the best reviewed actors today and one of the most popular actors on the Internet.
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^ Bale made his professional debut opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson on the London West End stage.
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.In 1987, Amy Irving, his co-star in Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, recommended Bale to her then-husband, Steven Spielberg, for a role in Empire of the Sun, adapted from the J.G. Ballard semi-autobiography.^ Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who becomes separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters.

^ Though he appeared in some TV movies beforehand, Bale’s first major role was as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun.” Since then, his star has steadily risen.
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^ Empire of the Sun (1987) at age 13] It was horrific.
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[1] .Bale's performance as Jim Graham earned him widespread critical praise and the first ever "Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor" award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.^ Bale received a special citation for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor from the National Board of Review -- an award specially created for his performance in "Empire".
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^ In the following decade, Welsh-born Bale has appeared in Shakespeare, dramas and comedies demonstrating a versatility, depth and range that has made him one of the best reviewed actors today and one of the most popular actors on the Internet.
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^ Bale works and earns his keep, whether or not you want to call him a jerk.
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[13] .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.[13] In 1990 he played the role of Jim Hawkins opposite Charlton Heston (as Long John Silver) in Treasure Island, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book.^ Treasure Island (1990) 32.
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^ Jennifer got her start in the biz at age 14 when she landed a role in Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” but her career took off two years later when she was cast as the lead in “Labyrinth” opposite David Bowie.
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^ Genre: Family / Adventure Director: Fraser Clarke Heston Cast: Charlton Heston , Christian Bale , Julian Glover , Richard Johnson , Oliver Reed , Christopher Lee , Clive Wood , Nicolas Amer , Michael Halsey , Isla Blair , John Abbott , James Cosmo , James Coyle , Pete Postlethwaite , Michael Thoma Charlton Heston plays a devilish Long John Silver–the pirate who is determined to get his hands on the treasure map that Jim Hawkins (Christian Bale) has in his possession.
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.In 1992, Bale starred as Jack Kelly in the Disney musical Newsies, and followed it up in 1993 with another release, Swing Kids, a movie about teenagers who secretly listened to forbidden jazz during the rise of Nazi Germany.^ Swing Kids (1993) 30.
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^ A Batman movie starring Christian Bale .

^ There's something weirdly contradictory about the people saying that a) Bale is paid too much, and b) he's overreacting because, hey, it's just a McG Terminator movie.
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[14] .Bale was recommended by actress Winona Ryder to star in Gillian Armstrong's 1994 film Little Women.^ Little Women (1994) 15.
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^ Bale was handpicked by Winona Ryder for the coveted role of Laurie (Theodore Laurence) in Little Women (1994).
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^ Winona Ryder was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.
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[13] .Bale provided the voice for Thomas, a young compatriot of Captain John Smith, in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and in 1997 played Arthur Stuart in Velvet Goldmine, Todd Haynes' tribute to glam rock.^ Has been in 2 versions of the John Smith/Pocahontas story.
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^ He provides the voice of Thomas in Pocahontas (1995) and plays John Rolfe in The New World (2005).
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^ Terrence Malicks tale of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas adds around thirty minutes of extra footage.

[14] .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.^ A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 PG-13 , 115 min.
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^ This version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is set in 19th-century Tuscany, and the star-crossed lovers Nick Bottom and Titania (Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer) ride bicycles to their moonlight rendezvous.
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^ Hugh Bale or viggo all can contribute a lot to the role but all of them are missing something… maybe an actor who hasnt been in many movies but still fits the role of snake.
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1999–2001

.In 1999, Bale played serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, director Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel.^ Hand-picked by director/writer Mary Harron and author Bret Easton Ellis to star in American Psycho (2000).
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^ When shooting American Psycho, Bale did Bateman's morning routine for real leading up to the shoot.
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^ EW also calls Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" after his brilliant turn as the psychopathic yuppie serial killer in American Psycho (2000).
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.Bale was briefly dropped from the project in favor of Leonardo DiCaprio, but DiCaprio eventually dropped out to star in The Beach, and Bale was cast once again.^ Nolan is currently working on Inception , his sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio .

^ Terminator Salvation opens in less than a week and you would think that the star, Christian Bale , would be out hyping the movie.

.He researched his character by studying the novel and prepared himself physically for the role by spending months tanning and exercising in order to achieve Bateman's Olympian physique,[15] even going so far as to distance himself from the cast and crew in order to preserve the darker side of Bateman's character.^ Can you talk about how prepare physically for a role like that?
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^ Welsh actor Christian Bale could truly be labeled an inconoclast; he bucks the cliches of celebrity life and will morph physically to dramatically tailor himself to any role.

[16] .American Psycho premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival to much controversy.^ I think the earliest film I ever saw him in was Swing Kids, and have seen a few since, including American Psycho, though I wouldn't use that (Am.
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^ I don't know much about Bale, I saw him in "American Psycho", which was good....could he pull off the accent?
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^ American Psycho, no doubt, for the sheer comedy...there are so many great lines in that film and the way he delivers them I can't help but laugh, i.e the Leto axe scene.
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Roger Ebert condemned the film at first, calling it pornography[17] and “the most loathed film at Sundance,”[18] but gave it a favourable review, writing that Harron “transformed a novel about bloodlust into a movie about men's vanity.” Of Bale's performance, he wrote, “Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability; there is no instinct for self-preservation here, and that is one mark of a good actor.”[19]
.On April 14, 2000, Lions Gate Films released American Psycho in theatres.^ American Psycho, no doubt, for the sheer comedy...there are so many great lines in that film and the way he delivers them I can't help but laugh, i.e the Leto axe scene.
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^ I think the earliest film I ever saw him in was Swing Kids, and have seen a few since, including American Psycho, though I wouldn't use that (Am.
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.Bale was later approached to make a cameo appearance in another Bret Easton Ellis adaptation, The Rules of Attraction, a film loosely connected to American Psycho, but he declined out of loyalty to Harron's vision of Bateman, which he felt could not be properly expressed by anyone else.^ The adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel sparked controversy before a single frame of film was exposed.

^ If it was you Bale was cussing out you'd probably get upset and cuss him back, does that make you wrong for cussing at him....
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^ I think the earliest film I ever saw him in was Swing Kids, and have seen a few since, including American Psycho, though I wouldn't use that (Am.
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[20] .In 2000, he played the main villain in John Singleton's remake of the 1971 film, Shaft.^ In the 2000 sequel to 1971's Shaft , Bale played a villainous character similar to Patrick Bateman, an unhinged racist yuppie named Walter Wade, Jr., a decision which generated observations about the two roles being too alike.
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^ Batman Begins 3:10 To Yuma If 3:10 to Yuma has a theme at all, it is the Bible verse that the film's main villain, Ben Wade, played with charming and frightening skill by Russell Crowe.
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.Bale has played an assortment of diverse characters since 2001. His first role after American Psycho was in the John Madden adaptation of the best-selling novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin.^ Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 R , 127 min.
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^ Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who becomes separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters.

^ Bale moved on to supporting roles in a pair of more conventional, low-performing films - John Singelton's remake of "Shaft" (2000) with Samuel L. Jackson and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" (2001) starring Nicolas Cage.

Bale played Mandras, a Greek fisherman who vied with Nicolas Cage's title character for the affections of the desirable Pelagia (Penelope Cruz). .Captain Corelli's Mandolin was Bale's second time working with John Hurt, after All the Little Animals.^ Captain Corelli's Mandolin was Bale's second time working with John Hurt , after All the Little Animals .

^ All the Little animals = beautiful.
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^ Bale moved on to supporting roles in a pair of more conventional, low-performing films - John Singelton's remake of "Shaft" (2000) with Samuel L. Jackson and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" (2001) starring Nicolas Cage.

2002–2003

.From 2002 to 2003, Bale starred in three feature films.^ He starred in three feature films, none of which were successful at the box office.
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^ Bale entered into negotiations about starring in the film with reservations, but director Rob Bowman convinced him to take the lead role.Chavel, Sean.
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^ Bale 3:10 To Yuma Revitalizes the Western Film 3:10 To Yuma, starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, features a simplistic story which is transformed into a stellar film thanks to nuanced and well-developed characters and great action.
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Laurel Canyon (2002) was generally well received by critics.[21] .This film also marked the second time he worked with actress Kate Beckinsale, his costar in Prince of Jutland (1994).^ Harsh Times is described as an explosive ride on the mean streets of south central Los Angeles, but comes across as a chaotic film that never fully works.

^ Les quatre filles du Docteur March (Canada: French title) Prince of Jutland (1994) ....
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Critics generally focused on star Frances McDormand's performance over the rest of the cast.[22]
.Reign of Fire was Bale's first action vehicle and had, compared to all his previous work, an immense budget estimated at US$95,000,000.[23] Bale entered into negotiations about starring in the film with reservations, but director Rob Bowman convinced him to take the lead role.^ It had an immense budget (over US$90,000,000) compared to all his previous work.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

^ Reign of Fire was Bale’s first action vehicle.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bale entered into negotiations about starring in the film with reservations, but director Rob Bowman convinced him to take the lead role.Chavel, Sean.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

[24] .Bale starred as Quinn Abercromby opposite Matthew McConaughey's Denton Van Zan.^ Bale starred as Quinn Abercromby opposite Matthew McConaughey’s Denton Van Zan, two heroes with identical goals but different methods.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

^ Melissa Leo is set to star opposite Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in Relativity Media's 'The Fighter.'

^ Decency Reign of Fire Starring Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey While terribly predictable, Reign of Fire is still definitely worth a watch because of stunning CGI work and skilled acting on the part of all involved.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.Bale and McConaughey trained for their respective roles by boxing and working out.^ Jordan March 30th, 2008 Bale can play any role he sets out to do.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ April 26th, 2008 i actually do think that Bale is a good option to play the role of snake in the movie, however he will have to work out his body a bit more and to increment his body weight as well.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, Christopher Nolan is a great director, and he was able to work it out when he recreated HAREY DENT’s role.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24]
.Equilibrium was Bale's third film of 2002, costing US$20 million to produce but earning just over US$5 million worldwide.^ Posted by David Tuesday, February 3, 2009 11:38AM Bale is a douchebag and to the "Film Majors" if you see this as acceptable it just goes to show that your also douchebags.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All else aside, I bet this end up costing Bale millions in personal brand value and future prospects.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brak at 2:57 PM on February 3, 2009 All else aside, I bet this end up costing Bale millions in personal brand value and future prospects.
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[25] .In Equilibrium, Bale played John Preston, an elite law enforcer in a dystopian society.^ Luke, Christian Bale will play John Connor..
  • Bruce Wayne is John Connor!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Terminator Salvation , Bale plays John Connor, the man destined to lead the human resistance against Skynet's army of terminators.

^ Christian Bale is playing John Conner – an average joe thrust into a leadership role in a guerilla warfare situation against a dispassionate, brutal adversary.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Equilibrium featured a fictional martial art called Gun Kata that combined gunfighting with hand-to-hand combat.^ Equilibrium featured a fictional martial art called Gun Kata—inspired by The Matrix and John Woo’s films—that combined gunfighting with hand-to-hand combat.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

According to moviebodycounts.com, the character of John Preston has the third most on-screen kills in a single movie ever with 118, exactly half of the movie's total of 236.[26]

2004

.After a year's hiatus, Bale returned in 2004 to play Trevor Reznik, the title character in the psychological thriller The Machinist.^ After a year’s hiatus, Bale returned in 2004 to play Trevor Reznik, the title character in the psychological thriller The Machinist .
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bale played Mandras, a Greek fisherman who vied with Nicolas Cage’s title character for the affections of the desirable Pelagia (Penelope Cruz).
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bale played an assortment of diverse characters from 2001 onwards.
  • Christian Bale - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

.Bale gained attention for his devotion to the role and for the lengths to which he went to achieve Reznik's emaciated, skeletal appearance.^ Not only that but he starved himself to take on the skeletal, emaciated role and the results are shocking.

.He went without proper rest for prolonged periods, and placed himself on a crash diet of generally coffee and apples,[27] which reduced his weight by 63 pounds (4 st 4 lb/27 kg) in a matter of months.^ Batman's apparent apples-only diet isn't just shedding pounds, it's shedding hair too.

[28] .By the end of filming Bale weighed only 121 pounds (8 st 9 lb/55 kg),[27] a transformation he described as "very calming mentally"[29] and which drew comparisons to Robert De Niro's alternate weight-gaining regimen for his role as Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull.^ Dropped an amazing 63 pounds for his role as the emaciated insomniac Trevor Reznik in the film El maquinista (2004) with only a single vitamin consultation with a nutritionist to guide him.
  • Christian Bale - Biography 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Pictures : Christian Bale in the Machinist (2004), 121 pounds.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The very fact that this has blown up like it has only reinforces the point–IMO. People find this behaviour outrageous becasue we all have Bale’s same thoughts.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30] .Bale claimed that he had not worked for a period of time before he was cast in the film.^ In sincerely hope Bale gets cast a lot less in future films due to that recent outburst.
  • Guardian Viral Video Chart: Christian Bale, and a cute dental experience | Media | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Harsh Times is described as an explosive ride on the mean streets of south central Los Angeles, but comes across as a chaotic film that never fully works.

^ So save the "Shame on Bale" mess it may not seem like it but filming is hard work and mentally, physically and emotionally taxing.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"...I just hadn't found scripts that I'd really been interested in. So I was really dying for something to arrive. .Then when this one did, I just didn't want to put it down.^ Then when this one did, I just didn't want to put it down.

^ So try, just for a moment, considering that Bale just lost it, and perhaps did (we don't know) apologize and if he didn't, perhaps he should, to someone who was trying just as hard as Bale to do his job well.
  • UPDATED: Terminator Salvation's Christian Bale drops nuclear F-bombs | SCI FI Wire 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No one should have to put up with rampages from a co-worker like that crew guy did.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I finished it and, upon the kind of revelation that you get at the end, I immediately wanted to go back and re-visit it, to take a look at what clues I could have gotten throughout."^ I finished it and, upon the kind of revelation that you get at the end, I immediately wanted to go back and re-visit it, to take a look at what clues I could have gotten throughout."

^ Now if Bale keeps going with these kinds of antics, he wont be getting as much future work, most directors are not going to want to deal with an idiot like that.
  • UPDATED: Terminator Salvation's Christian Bale drops nuclear F-bombs | SCI FI Wire 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It would be naive not to think that one of them is connected in some way with Dimension or Sony, and looks in once in awhile to see if we're up to anything that we could be sued for.
  • The Resistance HQ - Christian Bale coming to wisconsin!!! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC equilibrium.proboards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .The Machinist was a low-budget production, costing roughly US$5 million to produce, and was given only a limited US release.^ They were on a big budget Hollywood movie set where that kind of language is not only tolerated, but acceptable and tirades by actors, producers, directors, and agents, are not uncommon.
  • Christian Bale Done Professionally — Writer Dad 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC writerdad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bale, an admirer of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away,[20] was then cast as the voice of the title character, Howl, in the English language dub of the Japanese director's fantasy anime adventure Howl's Moving Castle, an adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones's children's novel.^ Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 12.
  • Christian Bale - Movies 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Emily Mortimer , Jean Simmons , Christian Bale , Blythe Danner , Josh Hutcherson , Billy Crystal , Lauren Bacall , Jean Malone , Daijiro Harada , Crispin Freeman , Mark Silverman , Liliana Mumy In this animated, English version of the story, after 18-year-old Sophie (voice of Emily Mortimer) is cursed by the Witch of the Waste (voice of Lauren Bacall) who turns her into an ugly old woman, Sophie (now, the voice of Jean Simmons) goes to a magician's castle where she meets Howl (Christian Bale) who sees beyond her ugliness and falls in love with her.
  • Christian Bale - Movies 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Howl's Moving Castle 2004 PG , 119 min.
  • Christian Bale - Movies 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: General]

Its profits in the US were US$4,711,096, a fraction of its worldwide gross (US$235,184,110).[32]

Batman

Bale as Batman (Batman Begins).
.It was reported that Bale had previously auditioned for the role of Robin in Batman Returns (1992) and later Batman Forever (1995), but lost out to Chris O'Donnell.^ Bale Auditioned for Robin by the_scream .
  • Christian Bale Wants Nolan's BATMAN to Remain Robin-Free? -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chris Nolan Batman Begins, a Return to Darkness A look at the latest Batman movie: Batman Begins.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Christian Bale has already bemoaned that he is contractually obligated to return for Batman 3 whether Christopher Nolan is involved or not.

.However, this rumor was later dispelled by Bale himself in a magazine interview in 2008.[33] 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.^ Bale reprised his role as Batman in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight .

^ However, this rumor was later dispelled by Bale himself in a magazine interview in 2008.

^ In 2004, after completing filming for The Machinist , Bale won the coveted role of Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne for the Christopher Nolan 's Batman Begins , a reboot of the Batman film franchise .

Bale beat out Jake Gyllenhaal, the closest competition for the role,[34]
.Still fresh off The Machinist, it became necessary for Bale to bulk up to match Batman's muscular physique.^ Bale is known for his mastery of accents and harsh regimens of shedding and gaining weight (particularly for The Machinist, Batman Begins and, most recently, Rescue Dawn).

^ Christian Bale’s physique in Batman Returns and The Dark Knight is really a good combination of these two systems.
  • Christian Bale’s Fitness Workouts for Batman, The Dark Knight | Get Fit and Lose Weight in 2009 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.motleyhealth.com [Source type: General]

^ Herzog Christian Bale is Out On, Well, Bail In a follow-up to the arrest of Christian Bale in London, the Daily Mail has reported the Batman star became enraged over comments made by his mother.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

He was given a deadline of six months to do this. .Bale recalled it as far from a simple accomplishment: “...when it actually came to building muscle, I was useless.^ Bale would have had to eat every 3 hours to ensure that he was building and repairing muscle tissue, rather than wearing it down.
  • Christian Bale’s Fitness Workouts for Batman, The Dark Knight | Get Fit and Lose Weight in 2009 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.motleyhealth.com [Source type: General]

I couldn’t do one push up the first day. .All of the muscles were gone, so I had a real tough time rebuilding all of that.”[28] With the help of a personal trainer, Bale succeeded in meeting the deadline, gaining a total of 100 lb (45 kg) in six months.^ I was only six months into my career and impressed to meet him, let alone Samuel Motherf***in' Jackson!

^ But if I had any say at all that person would be gone before the camera rolled again.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not saying that Bale ISN'T an asshole (most people devoted to a craft are, at least some of the time), but is this really that big of a deal?
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He went from about 130 lbs to 230 lbs.[35] .He then discovered that he had actually gained more weight than the director desired, and dropped his weight to 190 lbs by the time filming began.^ Well, in film it's more complicated than that.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The actor drops weight again, this time to play a struggling boxer .
  • Christian Bale: News & Videos about Christian Bale - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the successful reinvention of the Star Trek mythology by director J.J. Abrams , fans are more excited than ever to see what director McG can do to reinvigorate the Terminator franchise.

[36]
.Bale had initial concerns about playing Batman, as he felt more ridiculous than intimidating in the Batsuit.^ Christian Bale dishes on playing Batman.

^ As I pointed out above, why this got out was that it was submitted to the insurance company in case Bale walked, so obviously they were concerned about him.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I agree with flobot on the comment about he can’t screw teh riddler up more than jim carrey did.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He dealt with this by depicting Batman as a savage beast in his portrayal.[28] .To attain a deeper understanding of the character, Bale read various Batman comic books.^ Alex, have you ever read any of the batman comics?
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've read many a Batman comic, dooshbag.
  • Christian Bale Wants Nolan's BATMAN to Remain Robin-Free? -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hated Catwoman from Batman Returns and from all the comic books.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He explained his interpretation of the young boy: “Batman is his hidden, demonic rage-filled side. .The creature Batman creates is an absolutely sincere creature and one that he has to control but does so in a very haphazard way.^ The creature Batman creates is an absolutely sincere creature and one that he has to control but does so in a very haphazard way.

^ As grumblebee said, he's paid to emote, which may mean he's not very good at being mature and in control, or whatever, but in my opinion he's good at emoting in an interesting way on screen.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the things that makes Batman one of the most popular comic book heroes, is that he does not have any “super powers”.
  • Christian Bale’s Fitness Workouts for Batman, The Dark Knight | Get Fit and Lose Weight in 2009 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.motleyhealth.com [Source type: General]

.He's capable of enacting violence — and to kill — so he's constantly having to rein himself in.” For Bale, the most gruelling part about playing Batman was the suit.^ Christian Bale dishes on playing Batman.

^ Christian Bale Jeremy Davies Talks About Rescue Dawn, Christian Bale and Werner Herzog As part of our coverage for the film "Rescue Dawn" Jeremy Davies was kind enough to take some time from his busy schedule to talk to me about playing Gene, Christian Bale, Werner Herzog, and his experiences on the film.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason Bale wanted to play Batman: by blindambition238 .
  • Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This Christian Bale thing that's everywhere! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

“You stick it on, you get hot, you sweat and you get a headache in the mask,” he said. “But .I'm not going to bitch about it because I get to play Batman.”[37] When promoting the film in interviews and public events, Bale retained an American accent to avoid confusion.^ Christian Bale dishes on playing Batman.

^ Is Christian Bale going to have to choke a bitch???
  • Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This Christian Bale thing that's everywhere! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale Jeremy Davies Talks About Rescue Dawn, Christian Bale and Werner Herzog As part of our coverage for the film "Rescue Dawn" Jeremy Davies was kind enough to take some time from his busy schedule to talk to me about playing Gene, Christian Bale, Werner Herzog, and his experiences on the film.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[38]
Batman Begins was released in the U.S. on June 15, 2005 and was a U.S. and international triumph for Warner Bros., costing approximately US$135,000,000 to produce and taking in over US$370,000,000 in returns worldwide.[39] .Bale earned the Best Hero award at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for his performance.^ MTV capped off its Movie Awards with a sneak peek at the biopic about Chicago gangster John Dillinger, Public Enemies .

^ SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 12:40 PM on February 3, 2009 Well, for what it's worth, I think that dance mix was the best performance of Christian Bale's career.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale provides the hero with a persona that is missing from the other Batman movies.
  • Christian Bale - Movies 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: General]

[40]
.Bale reprised his role as Batman in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight.^ If you watch carefully, Batman says that the man Dent is interrogating in The Dark Knight (the creepy smiling guy from the ambulance) is named “Jervis Tetch”.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jordan’ Posted - the joker situation is sort of simular, in the end of the 1st batman film joker dies and joker is a different actor/charactor in dark knight.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dark Knight Batman movie is one of the most anticipated films coming this summer.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, and performed many of his own stunts.^ He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method , and performed many of his own stunts.

[41] .The Dark Knight was released in the U.S. on July 18, 2008 and stormed through the box-office, with a record-breaking $158.4 million in the U.S. in its first weekend.^ But he was able to attend the first European screening of new Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight in London’s West End.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As if it hasn’t broken enough records, The Dark Knight also became the top-grossing blockbuster in Warner Bros.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ATTENTION! About a Million Dark Knight Viral sites have just gon by JackBauer24 .
  • Bruce Wayne is John Connor!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] .It broke the $300 million barrier in 10 days, the $400 million mark in 16 days and the $500 million mark in 43 days, three new U.S. box office records set by the film.^ Bale Christian Bale Arrested, Charged with Assaulting His Mother and Sister in London A day after The Dark Knight set box office records, it's star Christian Bale was arrested in London for alledged assault against his mother and sister before the film's London premiere.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ He is bieng payed 10 million a day to film this movie and he is pissed off at a fucking guy who was adjusting a light.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This sounds like a very bad day on set that's getting press cause it was recorded and people are famous.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43] .The film went on to gross over $1 billion at the box office worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing movie worldwide of all time, before adjusting for inflation.^ The film went on to gross over $1 billion at the box office worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing movie worldwide of all time, before adjusting for inflation.

^ Box Office Mojo – All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses ^ " Blanchett joins Toronto festival lineup ".

^ It broke the $300 million barrier in 10 days, the $400 million mark in 16 days and the $500 million mark in 43 days, three new U.S. box office records set by the film.

[44]

Since 2006

Bale in 2008
.After Batman Begins, Bale returned to doing independent films.^ Bale in 2008 After Batman Begins , Bale returned to doing independent films.

^ But I'm not going to bitch about it because I get to play Batman.” 39 When promoting the film in interviews and public events, Bale retained an American accent to avoid confusion.

^ Christian Bale’s physique in Batman Returns and The Dark Knight is really a good combination of these two systems.
  • Christian Bale’s Fitness Workouts for Batman, The Dark Knight | Get Fit and Lose Weight in 2009 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.motleyhealth.com [Source type: General]

.He was cast as one of the two leads in the South Central David Ayer-helmed crime drama Harsh Times, co-starring with Freddy Rodriguez and Eva Longoria.^ He was cast as one of the two leads in the South Central David Ayer -helmed crime drama Harsh Times , co-starring with Freddy Rodriguez and Eva Longoria .

^ Jennifer got her start in the biz at age 14 when she landed a role in Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” but her career took off two years later when she was cast as the lead in “Labyrinth” opposite David Bowie.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She went on to win two Best Actress Oscars, continues to star in hits like “The Brave One,” and is currently directing her third feature.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Bale played Jim Luther Davis, a grim Afghanistan War veteran afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, inexplicably approached by the Department of Homeland Security and hired as a federal agent. Harsh Times premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and had a wide release on 10 November 2006.[45]
.Terrence Malick directed The New World, a period piece inspired by the stories of Pocahontas, and Bale was cast as John Rolfe.^ In the first, we see John Conner ( Christian Bale ) getting a glimpse of what's so new about the new model T-800 Terminator.

^ Inspired by a true story, The Fighter tells the story of "Irish" Mickey Ward (played by Wahlberg) and his half-brother and trainer, Dickie Eklund (Bale), who fought former world champion Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978.

^ This one is being directed by McG ( We Are Marshall , Charlie's Angels ) and stars Christian Bale as John Connor.

He shared the screen with Colin Farrell and Q'Orianka Kilcher, who played John Smith and Pocahontas. .The majority of screen time was devoted to Farrell and Kilcher; Bale was a secondary character, and only appeared during the last third of the film.^ The next time I see Bale in a film, and in fact every time I see him in a film from now on, I won't be paying attention to his character and suspending my disbelief.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not saying that Bale ISN'T an asshole (most people devoted to a craft are, at least some of the time), but is this really that big of a deal?
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cops allowed Bale to attend the biggest film premiere of the summer last night — despite him being accused of assault.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The film was a failure at the U.S. box office and its worldwide total (US$29,506,437) fell short of turning a profit (the production budget was placed at US$30 million).[46]
.In 2006, Bale took on four projects.^ In 2006, Bale took on four projects.

.Rescue Dawn, by German filmmaker Werner Herzog, had him playing U.S. Fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, who has to fight for his life after being shot down while on a mission during the Vietnam War.^ March 29th, 2008 eric bana is a good actor to play as snake, just look at him in black hawk down its a awesome film.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who cares, I hate his whispery batman, pisses me off, I dont hate him but I dont like how he plays batman.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bale left a strong impression on Herzog, with the director complimenting his acting abilities: “I find him one of the greatest talents of his generation.^ I'm still hoping to stalk Christian Bale's butt (actually just find out where he is and hoping that I can get a ride there from a friend who knows I like him.
  • The Resistance HQ - Christian Bale coming to wisconsin!!! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC equilibrium.proboards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was so sad to see mr. Bale act like that, I was afraid and I was no where near him, in fact sitting in my home on a computer hearing this scared me.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes he is one of the greatest actors in the world doesn’t mean he needs to be in every film, especially in roles that don’t fit him .
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We made up our own minds long before he did Batman Begins.”[47]
."I kind of like movies where I just get to just be dirty and crawling in the mud, "Rescue Dawn" it was all very primordial stuff, and with this one it was all about wearing the same clothes day after day and getting sweaty and dirty and sun exposure, and it's meant to be like that; Westerns are meant to be dirty, they shouldn't be all nice and clean.^ All I care about is if this movie will own or not.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Forget Transformers , the real must-see movie this Independence Day is Rescue Dawn , a war drama about a fighter pilot named Dieter Dengler who was captured and ultimately escaped from a Laotian prison camp during the Vietnam War.

^ Christian Bale Jeremy Davies Talks About Rescue Dawn, Christian Bale and Werner Herzog As part of our coverage for the film "Rescue Dawn" Jeremy Davies was kind enough to take some time from his busy schedule to talk to me about playing Gene, Christian Bale, Werner Herzog, and his experiences on the film.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.And I like getting my hand dirty."^ And I like getting my hand dirty."

Christian Bale on 3:10 to Yuma[48]
.In The Prestige, an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel about a rivalry between two Victorian stage magicians, Bale was reunited with Batman Begins' Michael Caine and director Christopher Nolan.^ In The Prestige , an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel about a rivalry between two Victorian stage magicians , Bale was reunited with Batman Begins ' Michael Caine and director Christopher Nolan.

^ Christopher Nolan The Prestige : A Mystical Story of Betrayal, Revenge and Morality A review of the characters and plot of this startlingly tragic and magically enchanting tale of two stage magicians (Bale and Jackman) and those they affect and are affected by, with a cast that brings to life one question: Where do you draw the line?
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ He's capable of enacting violence — and to kill — so he's constantly having to rein himself in.” For Bale, the most gruelling part about playing Batman was the suit.

.The cast of The Prestige also included Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, and David Bowie.^ I honestly think that Hugh Jackman should play snake, and have his voice replaced by David Hayter, so that the full effect of MGS can be experienced.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ March 18th, 2008 i agree that hugh jackman should be cast as the role of snake as i believe that christian bale couldnt cut it as snake.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I'm Not There, a film in which Bale again worked alongside Todd Haynes and Heath Ledger (who would go on to play The Joker in The Dark Knight), is an artistic reflection of the life of Bob Dylan.^ Heath Ledger played the joker very well.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale and Heath Ledger star .

^ I'm still hoping to stalk Christian Bale's butt (actually just find out where he is and hoping that I can get a ride there from a friend who knows I like him.
  • The Resistance HQ - Christian Bale coming to wisconsin!!! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC equilibrium.proboards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also starred with Russell Crowe in a commercially and critically successful remake of the Western film 3:10 to Yuma.^ Dan sees a way out of his financial problems when he is offered $200 to transport stagecoach robber Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to Contention City where he is to catch the 3:10 train on the way to his hanging at the Yuma prison.
  • Christian Bale - Movies 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: General]

^ No,) but now, if “the public perception” is that Bale is behaving more like a nut and not so much as an actor, then the speculation (already started) will be that it will hurt his career, not unlike that of his 3:10 To Yuma co-star Russell Crowe.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bale was originally cast to play George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's film W., but dropped out due to the prosthetics involved.^ Bale was originally cast to play George W. Bush in Oliver Stone 's film W. , but dropped out due to the prosthetics involved.

^ Writer/director Joe Carnahan confirmed in November 2007 that Bale is also involved in the upcoming movie Killing Pablo in which he is to play Major Steve Jacoby.

^ But I'm not going to bitch about it because I get to play Batman.” 39 When promoting the film in interviews and public events, Bale retained an American accent to avoid confusion.

[49]
.Bale also played John Connor in Terminator Salvation[50] and FBI agent Melvin Purvis in Michael Mann's Public Enemies.^ Bale also played John Connor in Terminator Salvation 52 and FBI agent Melvin Purvis in Michael Mann 's Public Enemies .

^ Luckily, Bale's next persona is that of the Terminator's John Connor.
  • Christian Bale Arrested!: Movies: UGO 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Johnny Depp and Christian Bale are starring in a movie by Michael Mann, Public Enemies.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[51] .Writer/director Joe Carnahan confirmed in November 2007 that Bale is also involved in the upcoming movie Killing Pablo in which he is to play Major Steve Jacoby.^ Writer/director Joe Carnahan confirmed in November 2007 that Bale is also involved in the upcoming movie Killing Pablo in which he is to play Major Steve Jacoby.

^ He's capable of enacting violence — and to kill — so he's constantly having to rein himself in.” For Bale, the most gruelling part about playing Batman was the suit.

^ November 4th, 2007 When i first heard that a mgs movie was in the works i thought hugh jackman would be a good choice.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .According to a Nuts magazine interview, Bale stated that he will be in the running to play the role of Solid Snake in a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid.^ Christian Bale to play Snake in upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie?
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the latest edition of Nuts magazine ( UK ) there is an interview with Christian Bale, in which he states he`s in the running to play Solid Snake in the 2009 movie Metal Gear Solid.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus he’s practically played the role as “Snake Plissken” (the character Solid Snake was based on) in the “Escape from…” movies.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53] .He has been cast alongside Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell directed drama The Fighter.^ However, Bale's ready to step back into the ring in more ways than one as he plays Mark Wahlberg 's boxer-training brother in The Fighter .

^ Variety reports that Amy Adams is in negotiations to star in The Fighter alongside Christian Bale , Mark Wahlberg , and Melissa Leo , who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Frozen River .

^ First The Fighter Image of Mark Wahlberg in the Ring Released .

[54]

2010 Onwards

.In early 2010 Bale was confirmed to be starring in a romantic love story that will be directed by Terrence Malick and will also star Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko.^ Survivalist 'Terminator' Tweets on Twitter: Terminator Salvation Invades Twitter If you love Terminator, you'll love a new Twitter game involving Terminator Salvation starring Christian Bale.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ With Bale starring and David O. Russell directing, there's a good chance for real fighting to happen on set.

^ Directed by Michael Mann , Public Enemies stars Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as his nemesis, Melvin Purvis, Special Agent with the FBI. .

[55]

Terminator Salvation incident

.In July 2008, Bale had an angry tirade on the sets of Terminator Salvation, while filming in New Mexico.^ Shane Hurlbut while on the set of “Terminator Salvation”.
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In July 2008, Bale had an angry tirade on the sets of Terminator Salvation , while filming in New Mexico .

^ It broke the $300 million barrier in 10 days, the $400 million mark in 16 days and the $500 million mark in 43 days, three new U.S. box office records set by the film.

[56] .In February 2009, the audio recording of the incident was released.^ In February 2009, the audio recording of the incident was released.

^ Reply Erick says: February 5, 2009 at 9:52 am My opinion is yeah, we heard someone get really pissed and it was recorded and shown everywhere.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM on February 3, 2009 [ 9 favorites ] But, mysticMCJ, it appears at least from the audio that Bale was asking him, in an abusive and not terribly sincere way, to defend himself.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57][58] .The tirade was directed at Shane Hurlbut, director of photography for the film.^ The tirade was directed at Shane Hurlbut , director of photography for the film.

^ The recording is of a highly agitated Bale directing profanities at Hurlbut, threatening and belittling him, and finally threatening to quit the film if Hurlbut repeated his offence without being fired for it.

^ He points out rather bluntly, but still accurate that the Director of Photography, Shane Hurlbut interfered in the shot.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to Bale, Hurlbut had, for the second time, ruined his concentration by walking into his line of sight during a scene.^ Its a no no to walk in the scene during any shot.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Essentially, Hurlbut walked across Bale's sight-line during a scene.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Bale, Hurlbut had, for the second time, ruined his concentration by walking into his line of sight during a scene.

[56][59][60] .The recording is of a highly agitated Bale directing profanities at Hurlbut, threatening and belittling him, and finally threatening to quit the film if Hurlbut repeated his offence without being fired for it.^ The recording is of a highly agitated Bale directing profanities at Hurlbut, threatening and belittling him, and finally threatening to quit the film if Hurlbut repeated his offence without being fired for it.

^ It was reported that Warner film executives sent the tape to the insurer of the film in case Bale decided to quit the movie.

^ Bale lost it, screaming, yelling and threatening to quit if the bosses didn’t fire the dude.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[59] .It was reported that Warner film executives sent the tape to the insurer of the film in case Bale decided to quit the movie.^ It was reported that Warner film executives sent the tape to the insurer of the film in case Bale decided to quit the movie.

^ The recording is of a highly agitated Bale directing profanities at Hurlbut, threatening and belittling him, and finally threatening to quit the film if Hurlbut repeated his offence without being fired for it.

^ Aaron Eckhart Christian Bale Portrays South Carolina Native Melvin Purvis in New Movie: Public Enemies Michael Mann's release of the film Public Enemies will bring the John Dillinger case back to life.
  • Christian Bale - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[61] .In an interview with E! Online, assistant director and producer of Terminator Salvation, Bruce Franklin, said it was an isolated incident.^ In an interview with Movies Online , McG said: .

^ But Terminator assistant director Bruce Franklin says Batman was just having a bad day and is a "consummate professional," according to E! News : .
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, you may have heard about Christian Bale freaking out on Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator: Salvation.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove...It was the most emotional scene in the movie," said Franklin.^ The most emotional scene in a Terminator movie?
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And you take your victories.

^ "If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove...It was the most emotional scene in the movie," said Franklin.

."And for him to get stopped in the middle of it.^ "And for him to get stopped in the middle of it.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is very intensely involved in his character.^ He is very intensely involved in his character.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Christian Bale News 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]

.He didn't walk around like that all day long.^ He didn't walk around like that all day long.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Christian Bale News 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]

^ All day long they get a lineup of people that are ragers just waiting for a fight!
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love the dark feel Nolan has wrapped around Batman, it seems like the way it should have been all along.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was just a moment and it passed."^ It was just a moment and it passed."

^ It was just a moment and it passed.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62]
.Actors Whoopi Goldberg and Terry Crews,[63][64] directors Darren Aronofsky[65] and Ron Howard,[66] as well as Ain't It Cool News website creator Harry Knowles[67] have also publicly defended Bale's actions, some of them citing the practice that crew members are to remain still while the camera is rolling.^ Whoopi Goldberg defends Christian Bale ".

^ Harry Knowles defends Christian Bale's ugly outburst?

^ Actors Whoopi Goldberg and Terry Crews , 75 76 directors Darren Aronofsky 77 and Ron Howard , as well as Ain't It Cool News website creator Harry Knowles 78 have also publicly defended Bale's actions, some of them citing the practice that crew members are to remain still while the camera is rolling.

.Lucian Piane, a composer and music producer with the Internet alias RevoLucian, recorded "Bale Out", a comedic techno remix of Bale's verbal rant, which received more than 200,000 hits on MySpace and YouTube in one day.^ Lucian Piane , a composer and music producer with the Internet alias RevoLucian, recorded " Bale Out ", a comedic techno remix of Bale's verbal rant, which received more than 200,000 hits on MySpace and YouTube in one day.

^ It's more than a bad day and a mistake.
  • The Superficial - Christian Bale is a 'consummate professional' 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Actor Bale speaks out over rant ".

[68] .The incident also inspired experimental band The Mae Shi to write the song "R U Professional" which features samples from the recording.^ The incident also inspired experimental band The Mae Shi to write the song R U Professional which features samples from the recording.

^ BB Video: The Mae Shi are "Professionals" - Boing Boing ".

[69] .Stephen Colbert parodied the incident on the February 4 episode of The Colbert Report, in which guest Steve Martin repeatedly walked in front of the camera and was berated by Colbert.^ Stephen Colbert and Steve Martin have a little fun, at the expense of Christian Bale ’s leaked studio rant .
  • Christian Bale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply Sunil says: February 5, 2009 at 11:48 am Did anyone watch Colbert Report last night.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He had Steve Martin on the show and while Colbert was doing his monologue, Steve Martin walked in front of him and Colbert went off on him….Bale style….solid comedy gold.
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[70] .An episode of the animated TV series Family Guy also mixes in the voice of Peter Griffin interacting with Bale and reacting to Bale's comments as if they were directed at him, also for comedic effect.^ As I pointed out above, why this got out was that it was submitted to the insurance company in case Bale walked, so obviously they were concerned about him.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don’t think they’ll make his character funny and wild like the last time, they’ll probably try to make him serious like the other villains have been so far.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Simpsons movie was like a crap episode of Family Guy by Pipple .
  • Bruce Wayne is John Connor!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[71] The audio was also parodied in a Nostalgia Critic video, Batman vs. The Dark Knight, where after he reviews the two movies, he gets a call from Bale who starts yelling at him for making fun of his voice as Batman in The Dark Knight.
.After remaining silent for most of the week, Bale gave a public apology on 6 February 2009, to a Los Angeles radio station, KROQ.^ PM on February 3, 2009 I can't fault Bale.
  • Good thing we have a "batshit" tag... | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After remaining silent for most of the week, Bale gave a public apology on 6 February, 2009, to a Los Angeles radio station, KROQ .

^ Reply Garrett says: February 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm Wow Bale, i understand i would be mad, but to drag it on for like 4 mins?
  • The Christian Bale Explosion – My Two Cents | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He stated that the outburst was "inexcusable" and that it was motivated by the day's shooting intensity.^ He stated that the outburst was "inexcusable" and that it was motivated by the day's shooting intensity.

[72] .Bale said he "acted like a punk", and that he and Hurlbut talked after the incident and "resolved this completely".[73] Bale acknowledged that the two worked together for several hours after the incident, and "at least a month after that". He noted, "I've seen a rough cut of the movie and he has done a wonderful job.^ Christian Bale: " I acted like a punk ."
  • Christian Bale Hub | Christian Bale Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 12 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

^ He noted, "I've seen a rough cut of the movie and he has done a wonderful job.

^ Bale acknowledged that the two worked together for several hours after the incident, and "at least a month after that".

It looks fantastic."[73]

Personal life

.On 29 January, 2000, Bale married Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist and personal assistant to Winona Ryder; the couple have a daughter, Emmeline,[74] who was born on 27 March 2005, in Santa Monica, California.^ On 29 January, 2000, Bale married Serbian-American 57 Sandra "Sibi" Blažić (born 1970), a one-time model, make-up artist and personal assistant to Winona Ryder ; the couple have a daughter, Emmeline, 58 who was born on 27 March 2005, in Santa Monica, California .

^ All of the muscles were gone, so I had a real tough time rebuilding all of that.” 29 With the help of a personal trainer , Bale succeeded in meeting the deadline, gaining a total of 100 lb (45 kg) in six months.

^ Bale wasted more time by adding excessive anger to the point he was trying to make which was to not fuck up his shot) Obviously being that angry didn't pay off very well anyway .
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75][76] .Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles.^ Since 1992, Bale has resided in Los Angeles .

^ The word out of Los Angeles is that Christian Bale may have gone Russell Crowe with this latest audio revealing Bale's profanity rage on the set of T erminator: Salvation .
  • Bob Thompson: Christian Bale's family feud might've incited Terminator: Salvation rage - The Ampersand 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]
  • Bob Thompson: Christian Bale's family feud might've incited Terminator: Salvation rage - The Ampersand 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ After remaining silent for most of the week, Bale gave a public apology on 6 February, 2009, to a Los Angeles radio station, KROQ .

[77]
.Bale has three elder sisters – Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a theatre actress and director.^ Under allegations of assault, according to a report in London's Telegraph newspaper, Bale was turned in to police by his mother Jenny and sister Sharon.
  • Christian Bale Arrested!: Movies: UGO 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Bale family is deeply rooted in show business, especially theatre.^ The Bale family is deeply rooted in show business , especially theatre.

^ If this shows us anything it should be that Bale is dedicated to his work and cares about it deeply.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bale is a distant relative of British actress Lillie Langtry, while his uncle, Rex Bale and maternal grandfather were actors as well.^ Bale is unquestionably a decent actor, and to be honest this entire incident disappoints me, because I now know he's unquestionably an utter d**k as well.
  • Christian Bale Rant on of Terminator Salvation 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC screencrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eric Lagarde September 24th, 2008 Bale is a great actor, the ones you don’t like don’t know him well.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bale played snake, as for Hugh Jackman, good actor but the role just doesn’t fit him well.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1]
.Like his late father, businessman David (1941–2003), Christian Bale actively supports such environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.^ Despite the fact that I like Christian Bale....
  • Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This Christian Bale thing that's everywhere! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like his late father, businessman David (1941–2003), Christian Bale actively supports such environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund .

^ Christian Bale has a weird mouth when he talks and I don’t even like him as batman much less Snake!!
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] Feminist activist Gloria Steinem became Bale's stepmother, and a first-time bride (at the age of 66), when she married David Bale on 3 September 2000.[9] They were together until the death of David Bale in 2003.[8]
.During an interview promoting his 2009 film Public Enemies Bale said he is a video game fan, specifically of the Metal Gear Solid series.^ During an interview promoting his 2009 film Public Enemies Bale said he is a video game fan, specifically of the Metal Gear Solid series.

^ In a recent interview , Bale said: .

^ But I'm not going to bitch about it because I get to play Batman.” 39 When promoting the film in interviews and public events, Bale retained an American accent to avoid confusion.

.When questioned if he was in the running to play Solid Snake, Bale stated that he prefers to devote his spare time to more constructive things and dislikes talking about his personal life.^ Christian Bale talks about Harsh Times.

^ Christian Bale has a weird mouth when he talks and I don’t even like him as batman much less Snake!!
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus he’s practically played the role as “Snake Plissken” (the character Solid Snake was based on) in the “Escape from…” movies.
  • Metal Gear Solid Movie - Christian Bale as Snake? 10 February 2010 13:24 UTC mgs.moviechronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Filmography

Year Movie Role Notes and Awards
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexei Television film
1987 Heart of the Country Ben Harris Miniseries
Empire of the Sun Jamie "Jim" Graham
Mio min Mio Benke
Jum-Jum
1989 Henry V Falstaff's Boy
1990 Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
1991 A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins television film
1992 Newsies Jack "Cowboy" Kelley
Francis Sullivan
1993 Swing Kids Thomas Berger
1994 Little Women Theodore "Laurie" Lawrence
Prince of Jutland Amled
1995 Pocahontas Thomas animated film
voice only
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier
The Secret Agent Stevie
1997 Metroland Chris Lloyd
1998 All the Little Animals Bobby Platt
Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart
1999 All the Little Animals Bobby Platt
Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth Television movie
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius
2000 Shaft Walter Wade, Jr.
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras
2002 Equilibrium Cleric John Preston
Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby
Laurel Canyon Sam Bentley
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Howl 2005 English dub
voice only
The Machinist Trevor Reznik
2005 Batman Begins Bruce Wayne/Batman
The New World John Rolfe
2006 The Prestige Alfred Borden
Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis
2007 Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler
I'm Not There Jack Rollins/Pastor John
3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans
2008 The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne/Batman
2009 Terminator Salvation John Connor
Public Enemies Melvin Purvis
2010 The Fighter[79] Dick Eklund post-production

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Film/Show Result Win/Nom
1987 NBR Award Best Juvenile Performance Empire of the Sun Won 1–0
1989 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture–Drama Won 2–0
2001 Chlotrudis Award Best Actor American Psycho Won 3–0
Empire Award Best Actor Nominated 3–1
London Film Critics' Circle Awards British Actor of the Year Nominated 3–2
OFCS Award Best Actor Nominated 3–3
2004 CIFF Best Actor The Machinist Won 4–3
2005 Irish Film and Television Award Best International Actor Batman Begins Nominated 4–4
European Film Awards Best Actor The Machinist Nominated 4–5
Saturn Awards Best Actor Nominated 4–6
2006 London Film Critics' Circle Awards British Actor of the Year Nominated 5–7
MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Batman Begins Won 5–6
Empire Awards Best Actor Nominated 5–8
Saturn Awards Best Actor Won 6–8
Scream Awards Best Superhero Nominated 6–9
Most Heroic Performance Nominated 6–10
2007 Empire Award Best Actor The Prestige Nominated 6–11
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Special Award 3:10 to Yuma, I'm Not There, Rescue Dawn Won 7–11
Satellite Award Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Rescue Dawn Nominated 7–12
2008 London Film Critics' Circle Awards British Actor of the Year 3:10 to Yuma Nominated 7–13
Independent Spirit Award Robert Altman Award (w/ Todd Haynes, Laura Rosenthal, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Bruce Greenwood, Charlotte Gainsbourg I'm Not There Won 8–13
Scream Awards Best Fantasy Actor The Dark Knight Nominated 8–14
Best Superhero Won 9–14
2009 Empire Awards Best Actor Won 10–14
People's Choice Awards Favorite Male Action Star Nominated 10–15
Favorite Leading Man Nominated 10–16
Favorite Superhero Won 11–16
Favorite On Screen Match Up (w/ Heath Ledger) Won 12–16
Favorite Cast (w/ Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal) Won 13–16
West Point Cadet Choice Awards Best Exemplification of Leadership Won 14–16

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[[File:|thumb|Christian Bale]] Christian Charles Philip Bale (born January 30, 1974) is a Welsh actor. He is from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. Bale is best known for playing the part of Batman in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He began in a movie of Steven Spielberg Empire of the Sun at the age of 13. He also played in some famous movies like American Psycho or The machinist.



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