Christian Bale filmography

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Bale at the premiere of Batman Begins in 2005

English actor Christian Bale[1][2] starred in various drama films, a few television shows and advertisements. He made his acting debut in 1986, on the television film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. The following year, he made his film debut starring alongside John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson in the war film Empire of the Sun. Bale's role of a young boy imprisoned in Japan received praise from most film critics.[3][4] Two years later, Bale had a minor role in Henry V, a drama film based on William Shakespeare's play The Life of Henry the Fifth. It has been considered one of the best Shakespeare film adaptations ever made.[5][6] In 1992, Bale starred as Jack Kelly in the Walt Disney musical drama Newsies, which was a critical and commercial failure; however, it gained a cult following.[7][8] He received a role in the 1994 drama Little Women, which garnered positive reviews.[9] Bale lent his voice for the Disney animated film Pocahontas in 1995, although it received a mixed reception and attained box office success.[10] He starred as British journalist Arthur Stuart in the Todd Haynes-directed drama Velvet Goldmine (1998). Although critics were divided on the film, Bale's role was "eagerly anticipated".[3][11] Bale portrayed Demetrius in the critically praised 1999 film A Midsummer Night's Dream, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play of the same name, directed by Michael Hoffman.[12][13] The same year, he portrayed Jesus of Nazareth in the television movie Mary, Mother of Jesus.

In 2000, Bale starred in the psychological thriller American Psycho in which he played the serial killer Patrick Bateman.[14] His portrayal received positive reviews from critics and is often considered his breakthrough role.[15][16] The same year, he starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the critically praised action crime film Shaft.[17] He co-starred with Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz in the romance drama Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). The film was panned by film critics and had a poor commercial performance.[18] For the portrayal of Trevor Raznik in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2003), he lost 63 pounds (28.5 kg).[19] Although the film was commended by critics, it was a commercial failure. Bale starred as Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Begins (2005), a reboot of the Batman film series directed by Christopher Nolan.[20] His portrayal of Wayne / Batman was critically acclaimed and the movie became a box office success.[21] He subsequently lent his voice in the Batman Begins based video game with the same title. In 2006, he portrayed German-American aviator Dieter Dengler in the war drama Rescue Dawn. Despite positive reviews, the film was a box office flop.[22] The same year, he starred in The Prestige (2006) alongside Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. It received positive reviews and was a commercial success in the box office.[23] Bale co-starred with Russell Crowe in the Western 3:10 to Yuma (2007) which was positively received by movie critics.[24]

Bale reprised his role as Wayne / Batman in the second part of Nolan's Batman film series, the sequel of 2005's Batman Begins entitled The Dark Knight (2008). After its release, the film received highly positive reviews and is considered one of the best films of the 2000s.[25][26] With more than $1 billion in revenue worldwide, it is the thirteenth highest-grossing film of all time.[27] A year later, he starred in the fourth installment of the Terminator film series, Terminator Salvation (2009) as John Connor. The film was poorly received by most movie critics, however, it was a commercial success.[28] The same year, Bale starred together with Johnny Depp in the critical and commercial success Public Enemies as FBI agent Melvin Purvis.[29] He acted alongside Mark Wahlberg in the biographical sports drama The Fighter (2010) as Dicky Eklund. The film was critically acclaimed and a commercial success.[30] The Fighter earned Bale the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 83rd Academy Awards.[31] In 2012, Bale starred in the third and final installment of Nolan's Batman film trilogy entitled The Dark Knight Rises as Wayne / Batman. As with its prequels, the film received positive acclaim from movie critics.[32] The Dark Knight Rises has earned more than $1 billion worldwide thus becoming the seventh highest-grossing film worldwide and the third highest-grossing film of 2012.[27][33]


Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director(s) Budget Box office Ref (s)
USD$
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna 1986 Alexei Marvin J. Chomsky Unknown N/A [34]
Mio in the Land of Faraway 1987 Yum Yum Vladimir Grammatikov Unknown Unknown [35]
Empire of the Sun 1987 Jim Graham Steven Spielberg 35,000,000 71,043,639 [36]
[37]
[38]
Henry V 1989 Falstaff's Boy Kenneth Branagh 9,000,000 Unknown [39]
[40]
[41]
Treasure Island 1990 Jim Hawkins Fraser Clarke Heston Unknown N/A [42]
A Murder of Quality 1991 Tim Perkins Gavin Millar Unknown Unknown [43]
Newsies 1992 Jack Kelly Kenny Ortega 15,000,000 Unknown [44]
[45]
Swing Kids 1993 Thomas Berger Thomas Carter Unknown Unknown [46]
[47]
Prince of Jutland 1994 Prince Amled Gabriel Axel Unknown Unknown [48]
Little Women 1994 Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence Gillian Armstrong 18,000,000 50,083,616 [49]
[50]
Pocahontas 1995 Thomas (voice) Mike Gabriel & Eric Goldberg 55,000,000 347,100,000 [51]
[52]
The Portrait of a Lady 1996 Edward Rosier Jane Campion Unknown Unknown [53]
[54]
The Secret Agent 1996 Stevie Christopher Hampton Unknown Unknown [55]
[56]
Metroland 1997 Chris Lloyd Philip Saville Unknown Unknown [57]
[58]
Velvet Goldmine 1998 Arthur Stuart Todd Haynes 9,000,000 4,861,972 [59]
[60]
All the Little Animals 1998 Bobby Plat Jeremy Thomas Unknown Unknown [61]
[62]
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Demetrius Michael Hoffman 11,000,000 25,011,645 [63]
[64]
[13]
Mary, Mother of Jesus 1999 Jesus of Nazareth Kevin Connor Unknown N/A [65]
American Psycho 2000 Patrick Bateman Mary Harron 8,000,000 28,674,417 [66]
[67]
Shaft 2000 Walter Wade Jr. John Singleton 53,012,938 107,190,108 [68]
[69]
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Mandras John Madden 57,000,000 62,097,495 [70]
[71]
Laurel Canyon 2002 Sam Lisa Cholodenko Unknown 4,412,203 [72]
[73]
Reign of Fire 2002 Quinn Abercromby Rob Bowman 60,000,000 82,150,183 [74]
[75]
Equilibrium 2002 John Preston Kurt Wimmer 20,000,000 5,345,869 [76]
[77]
The Machinist 2004 Trevor Reznik Brad Anderson 5,000,000 8,782,570 [78]
[79]
Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Howl (voice) Hayao Miyazaki 24,000,000 235,184,110 [80]
[81]
Batman Begins 2005 Bruce Wayne / Batman Christopher Nolan 150,000,000 373,298,774 [20]
[82]
The New World 2005 John Rolfe Terrence Malick 30,000,000 26,184,400 [83]
[84]
Harsh Times 2005 Jim Davis David Ayer 2,000,000 5,963,961 [85]
[86]
Rescue Dawn 2006 Dieter Dengler Werner Herzog 10,000,000 7,037,886 [87]
[88]
The Prestige 2006 Alfred Borden Christopher Nolan 40,000,000 107,896,006 [89]
[90]
3:10 to Yuma 2007 Dan Evans James Mangold 48,000,000 69,791,889 [91]
[92]
I'm Not There 2007 Jack Rollins / Pastor John Todd Haynes 20,000,000 11,498,547 [93]
[94]
The Dark Knight 2008 Bruce Wayne / Batman Christopher Nolan 185,000,000 1,003,045,358 [95]
[96]
Terminator Salvation 2009 John Connor McG 200,000,000 371,628,539 [97]
[98]
Public Enemies 2009 Melvin Purvis Michael Mann 100,000,000 214,104,620 [99]
[100]
The Fighter 2010 Dicky Eklund David O. Russell 11,000,000 129,217,009 [101]
[102]
The Flowers of War 2011 John Miller Zhang Yimou 94,000,000 95,311,434 [103]
[104]
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Bruce Wayne / Batman Christopher Nolan 250,000,000 1,084,439,099 [105]
[106]
Out of the Furnace 2013 Russell Baze Scott Cooper 22,000,000 11,282,871 [107]
[108]
American Hustle 2013 Irving Rosenfeld David O. Russell 40,000,000 250,582,921 [109]
[110]
Exodus: Gods and Kings Film has yet to be released 2014 Moses Ridley Scott Unknown To be released [111]
Knight of Cups Film has yet to be released To Be Declared Rick Terrence Malick Unknown To be released [112]
Untitled Terrence Malick project Film has yet to be released TBD Unknown Terrence Malick Unknown To be released [113]

Television shows[edit]

Title Year Role Creator(s) Episode(s)
Heart of the Country 1987 Ben Harris

Advertisements[edit]

Product Year Role
Lenor[14] 1982
Pac-Man cereal 1987 Rock star[114]

Video games[edit]

Title Year Role Developer Publisher
Batman Begins 2005 Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice) Vicarious Visions EA Games[115][116]

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