Christian BALE

* 30.01.1974, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, GB

Schauspieler * wächst in England und Portugal auf * mit neun Jahren macht Fernsehwerbung * 1984 tritt erstmals am Theater (im West End) in The Nerd auf * 1986 erster Filmpart in der TV-Produktion Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna * 1986 Kinodebüt in Astrid-Lindgren-Romanverfilmung Mio, min Mio * 1987 erster Erfolg an der Seite von John Malkovich und Miranda Richardson in Steven Spielbergs Empire of the Sun ("I enjoyed making the film, but I was shocked when I received all the attention when I got home to Bournemouth. Girls were all over me, boys wanted to fight me, and I was being asked to open local fetes when all I wanted to do was ride my BMX bike in the woods.") * erfolgreicher Übergang von Kinder- (Henry V; Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island) zu Erwachsenenrollen (Little Women; seine erste "richtige" adult role in Metroland) * 1999 internationaler Durchbruch als Patrick Bateman in American Psycho * 2004 übernimmt die Titelrolle in Batman Begins - wiederholt den Part in zwei Fortsetzungen (2007 & 2011) * gehört zeitweise zu den größten Stars im Internet ["biggest star on the internet" laut Entertainment Weekly] * aktives Engagement für Kinder (bei Happy Child Mission) und Tierschutz (bei u.a. Greenpeace, World Wildlife Foundation, Ark Trust)

FILMS

Mio, min Mio / Mio, moj Mio (Mio, mein Mio, 1986-S/SU; R: Vladimir Grammatikov, B: William Aldridge, K: Aleksandr Antipenko, M: Anders Eljas, D: Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York & Christopher Lee & Nicholas Pickard & CB-Jum-Jum) 99m-Fantasymärchen (Roman von Astrid Lindgren, 1954) (03-07; 8710)

Empire of the Sun (Das Reich der Sonne, 1987-USA; R: Steven Spielberg, B: Tom Stoppard, K: Allen Daviau, M: John Williams, D: John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers & CB-Jim Graham) 152m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von J.G. Ballard, 1984) (03-06; 8712)

Henry V (Henry V., 1988-GB * Kenneth Branagh ... Falstaffs Knabe) (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare) (8910)

Treasure Island (Die Schatzinsel, 1989-USA; R+B: Fraser Clarke Heston, K: Robert Steadman, M: Paddy Moloney, D: Charlton Heston * CB-Jim Hawkins) 131m-Abenteuer (Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883) (05-06; 9006-D) > TVM (9001)

Newsies (Die Zeitungsjungen, 1991-USA; R: Kenny Ortega, B: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, K: Andrew Laszlo, M: J.A.C. Redford, D: CB-Jack Kelly, Bill Pullman & Ann-Margret & Robert Duvall) 125m-Musical (04-07; 9204)

Swing Kids (Swing Kids, 1992-USA; R: Thomas Carter, B: Jonathan Marc Feldman, K: Jerzy Zielinski, M: James Horner, D: Robert Sean Leonard, CB-Thomas, Frank Whaley & Barbara Hershey) 112m-Politmelodram (02-04; 9303)

Le prince de Jutland / Prince of Jutland / Amled, prinsen af Jylland (Hamlet - Der Prinz von Jütland, 1993-F/GB/DK; R: Gabriel Axel, B: Gabriel Axel, Erik Kjersgaard, K: Henning Kristiansen, M: Per Norgaard, D: Gabriel Byrne * Helen Mirren * CB-Prinz Amled) 106m-Abenteuerdrama (04-?; 9402)

Little Women (Betty und ihre Schwestern, 1994-USA; R: Gillian Armstrong, B: Robin Swicord, K: Geoffrey Simpson, M: Thomas Newman, D: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, CB-Laurie, Eric Stoltz, Mary Wickes & Susan Sarandon) 118m-Familiendrama (Roman von Louisa May Alcott, 1868) (04-06; 9412)

The Secret Agent (Der Geheimagent, 1995-GB; R+B: Christopher Hampton, K: Denis Lenoir, M: Philip Glass, D: Bob Hoskins ° Patricia Arquette ° Gerard Depardieu ° Jim Broadbent & CB-Stevie) 95/100m-Agentendrama (Roman von Joseph Conrad, 1907) (07-08; 9802)

The Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of a Lady, 1995-GB/USA; R: Jane Campion, B: Laura Jones, K: Stuart Dryburgh, M: Wojciech Kilar, D: Nicole Kidman * John Malkovich * Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Richard E. Grant, Viggo Mortensen, Shelley Winters, Shelley Duvall, CB-Edward Rosier) 144m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Henry James, 1881) (08-12; 9612)

Metroland (Metroland, 1996/97-GB; R: Philip Saville, B: Adrian Hodges, K: Jean-Francois Robin, MS: Roz Colls, D: CB-Chris * Emily Watson) 97/105m-Drama (Roman von Julian Barnes, 1980) (11-01; 9808)

Velvet Goldmine (Velvet Goldmine, 1997-GB/USA * Todd Haynes ... Arthur Stuart) (03-05; 9810)

All the Little Animals (1997-GB; d: Jeremy Thomas, B: Eski Thomas, K: Mike Molloy, M: Richard Hartley, D: John Hurt * CB-Bobby * Daniel Benzali) 112m-Drama (Buch/Roman von Walker Hamilton, 1968) (06-?; 9907)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ein Sommernachtstraum, 1998-USA; R+B: Michael Hoffman, K: Oliver Stapleton, M: Simon Boswell, D: Rupert Everett * Calista Flockhart * Kevin Kline * Michelle Pfeiffer * Stanley Tucci, CB-Demetrius) 115/20m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare, 1594) (03-05; 9905)

American Psycho (American Psycho, 1999-USA/CDN; R: Mary Harron, B: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, K: Andrzej Sekula, M: John Cale, D: CB-Patrick Bateman, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon) 97/102m-Psychothriller (Roman von Bret Easton Ellis, 1991) (02-04; 0004)

Shaft (Shaft - Noch Fragen?, 1999/00-USA; R: John Singleton, B: Richard Price, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, K: Donald E. Thorin, M: David Arnold, D: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, CB-Walter Wade, Jr.) 99m-Thriller (Roman von Ernest Tidyman, 1970) (10-02; 0006)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin / Capitaine Corelli (Corellis Mandoline, 2000-USA/GB/F; R: John Madden, B: Shawn Slovo, K: John Toll, M: Stephen Warbeck, D: Nicolas Cage * Penelope Cruz * John Hurt, CB-Mandras) 127m-Kriegsmelodram (Roman von Louis de Bernieres, 1994) (05-08; 0105-GB)

Equilibrium (Equilibrium, 2000-USA; R+B: Kurt Wimmer, K: Dion Beebe, M: Klaus Badelt, D: CB-John Preston, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen & Sean Bean) 107m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (09/10-12; 0212)

Reign of Fire (Die Herrschaft des Feuers, 2001-USA/GB/IRL * Rob Bowman ... Quinn Abercromby) (02-07; 0207)

Laurel Canyon (Laurel Canyon, 2001-USA; R+B: Lisa Cholodenko, K: Wally Pfister, M: Craig Wedren, D: Frances McDormand * Kate Beckinsale * CB-Sam * Natascha McElhone & Alessandro Nivola) 101/3m-Tragikomödie (10-11; 0303)

El maquinista / The Machinist (Der Maschinist, 2003-E * Brad Anderson ... Trevor Reznik) (0412)

Batman Begins (Batman Begins, 2004-GB/USA * Christopher Nolan ... Bruce Wayne / Batman) (03-09; 0506)

The New World (The New World, 2004-USA; R+B: Terrence Malick, K: Emmanuel Lubezki, M: James Horner, D: Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, CB-John Rolfe, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi & Q'Orianka Kilcher) 135/50m-Historiendrama (07-11; 0512)

Harsh Times (Harsh Times - Leben am Limit, 2004/05-USA; R+B: David Ayer, K: Steve Mason, M: Graeme Revell, D: CB-Jim Davis * Freddy Rodriguez * Eva Longoria) 115m-Thriller (12-24?6 Tage; 0611)

Rescue Dawn (Rescue Dawn, 2005-USA; R+B: Werner Herzog, K: Peter Zeitlinger, M: Klaus Badelt, D: CB-Dieter Dengler * Steve Zahn) 126m-Kriegsfilm (08-10; 0707)

The Prestige (Prestige - Meister der Magie, 2006-USA/GB * Christopher Nolan ... Alfred Borden) (Roman von Christopher Priest) (01-04; 0610)

I'm Not There (2006-USA/D; R: Todd Haynes, B: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman, K: Edward Lachman, MS: Randall Poster, Jim Dunbar, D: CB-Jack Rollins/Pastor John * Cate Blanchett * Marcus Carl Franklin * Richard Gere * Heath Ledger * Ben Whishaw) 135m-Künstlerbiografie (07-?; 0711)

3:10 to Yuma (Todeszug nach Yuma, 2006/07-USA; R: James Mangold, B: Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, K: Phedon Papamichael, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Russell Crowe * CB-Dan Evans) 117m-Western (Kurzgeschichte von Elmore Leonard, 1953) (10-01; 0709)

The Dark Knight (The Dark Knight, 2007-GB/USA * Christopher Nolan ... Bruce Wayne) (04-11; 0807)

Public Enemies (Public Enemies, 2008-USA * Michael Mann ... Melvin Purvis) (Buch von Bryan Burrough) (0907)

Terminator Salvation (Terminator - Die Erlösung, 2008-USA * McG ... John Connor) (0905)

The Fighter (The Fighter, 2009-USA * David O. Russell ... Dicky Eklund) (1012)

Jīnlíng Shísān Chāi (2011-VRC; d: Yimou Zhang, B: Heng Liu, K: Xiaoding Zhao, M: Qigang Chen, D: CB-John Miller * Ni Ni) 141/6m-Historiendrama (Roman von Geling Yan, 2006) (01-06; 1112)

The Dark Knight Rises (The Dark Knight Rises, 2011-GB/USA; R: Christopher Nolan, B: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, K: Wally Pfister, M: Hans Zimmer, D: CB-Bruce Wayne [Batman], Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Morgan Freeman) 164m-Actiondrama (05-11; 1207)

Out of the Furnace (Auge um Auge, 2012-USA; R: Scott Cooper, B: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper, K: Masanobu Takayanagi, M: Dickon Hinchliffe, D: CB-Russell Baze, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe & Zoe Saldana & Sam Shepard) 116m-Thrillerdrama (04-06; 1312)

Knight of Cups (Knight of Cups, 2012-USA; R+B: Terrence Malick, K: Emmanuel Lubezki, M: Hanan Townshend, D: Christian Bale: Rick * Cate Blanchett * Natalie Portman) 118m-Drama (05-?; 1509-D)

American Hustle (American Hustle, 2013-USA; R: David O. Russell, B: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, K: Linus Sandgren, M: Danny Elfman, D: CB-Irving Rosenfeld * Bradley Cooper * Jeremy Renner * Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence) 138m-Krimidrama (03-05; 1312)

Exodus: Gods and Kings / Exodus: Dioses y reyes (Exodus: Götter und Könige, 2013/14-USA/E; R: Ridley Scott, B: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian, K: Dariusz Wolski, M: Alberto Iglesias, D: Christian Bale: Moses, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn & Sigourney Weaver & Ben Kingsley) 150m-Monumentalfilm (09-01; 1412)

The Big Short (The Big Short, 2015-USA; R: Adam McKay, B: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, K: Barry Ackroyd, M: Nicholas Britell, D: Christian Bale: Michael Burry * Steve Carell * Ryan Gosling * Brad Pitt) 130m-Tragikomödie (Buch von Michael Lewis, 2010) (03-05; 1512)

AWARDS

National Board of Review Award (bester Nebendarsteller) für The Fighter (2010)

Academy Award / Oscar (bester Nebendarsteller) für The Fighter (2011)

Golden Globe (bester Nebendarsteller) für The Fighter (2011)

London Critics Circle Film Award (britischer Darsteller des Jahres) für The Fighter (2011)

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