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Christian Bale

Born: January 30, 1974, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Wales

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor and producer.

He has starred both in blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Born in Haverfordwest, Wales to English parents, he first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's “Empire of the Sun” (1987).

After a string of semi-successful feature films, he was cast as serial killer Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho” (2000) to widespread critical acclaim.

His reputation for going great lengths to portray characters in films was first noted in the psychological thriller “The Machinist” (2004), where he lost 63 pounds (28.5 kg) to play the role of Trevor Reznik.

Within six months he gained 100 lb (45 kg) to star as Batman in Christopher Nolan's “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012); the three films, “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, grossed over two billion dollars, making it the 8th highest-grossing film series.

His portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biographical film “The Fighter” (2010), earned him a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has since gained further acclaim as well as subsequent Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Russell's “American Hustle” (2013) and Adam McKay's “The Big Short” (2015).

His personal life and personality has been the subject much public attention despite his keeping of a private profile.

Bale is a supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund.

His three Batman films, “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, grossed over two billion dollars, making it the 8th highest-grossing film series.

On 29 January 2000, Bale married Sandra “Sibi” Blažic, an American former model, make-up artist, and personal assistant to actress Winona Ryder; the couple have two children: a daughter, Emmaline (born 2005), and a son, Joseph (born 2014). Bale has resided in Los Angeles since 1992. He applied for U.S. citizenship in 2010 and received it in 2014.

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Mowgli (2018)

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A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

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Vice (2018)

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Biopic of Dick Cheney, the 46th Vice President of the US, under President Bush, and during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential VPs in history, he is known for promoting an expansion of powers of the presidency, through which he held strong political influence towards conservative orthodoxy and coordination of the War on Terrorism.

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The Promise (2017)

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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

59 2017 133
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Hostiles (2017)

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The story centers on a legendary Native American-hating Army captain, nearing retirement in 1892, who is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

63 2017 127
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Knight of Cups (2016)

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Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

57 2016 118
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The Big Short (2015)

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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

79 2015 130
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

61 2014 153
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American Hustle (2013)

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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

73 2013 138
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Out of the Furnace (2013)

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Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

68 2013 116
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Watch the epic conclusion to The Dark Knight Trilogy! Eight years ago, after taking the blame for D.A. Harvey Dent’s death, Batman (Christian Bale) mysteriously vanished. But everything changes with the appearance of a cunning cat burglar – played by Anne Hathaway – and the arrival of Bane (Tom Hardy), a ruthless madman. Bane’s reign of terror forces Batman out of his self-imposed exile and into the ultimate battle for Gotham City’s survival … and his own!

85 2012 165
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The Flowers of War (2011)

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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japans rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

76 2011 145
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The Fighter (2010)

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The Fighter, is a drama about boxer \Irish\ Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

79 2010 116
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Public Enemies (2009)

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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Michael Mann directs this adaptation of Brian Burrough's best-seller about famed government agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) and his attempt to stop John Dillinger (Academy Award-nominee Johnny Depp) and his gang. The 1930s-set drama depicts a lawless time in American history that made a stable of gangsters, of whom Dillinger was most notorious, front page celebrities. Efforts to thwart the high profile criminals led to the formation of what is now known as the FBI. The all-star cast also includes Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Channing Tatum, and Lili Taylor.

70 2009 140
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Terminator Salvation (2009)

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All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

66 2009 115
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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

90 2008 152
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the \3:10 to Yuma\

78 2007 122
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I'm Not There (2007)

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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

70 2007 135
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The Prestige (2006)

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A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

85 2006 130
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Rescue Dawn (2006)

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A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

73 2006 126
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The New World (2005)

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A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

67 2005 135
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Harsh Times (2005)

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Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend.

70 2005 120
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Batman Begins (2005)

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Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

83 2005 140
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Howls Moving Castle (2004)

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When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

82 2004 119
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The Machinist (2004)

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The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

77 2004 101
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Equilibrium (2002)

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In a facist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

75 2002 107
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Reign of Fire (2002)

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In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King of the Dragons -- has much at stake: His mother was killed by a dragon, but his love is still alive.

62 2002 101
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Laurel Canyon (2002)

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Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs. As Sam and Alex settle in at Jane's, they gradually lose their straight-and-narrow approach to life and begin to experiment.

65 2002 103
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American Psycho (2000)

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

76 2000 102
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Shaft (2000)

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New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

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Shakespeares comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck. It is completely in the language of the Bard, with Pfeiffer as the Fairy Queen and Kline as the one turned into her evenings lover with donkey ears.

63 1999 116
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Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)

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Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.

57 1999 88
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)

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Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowie esque glam superstar Brian Slade staged his own death and escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth of the enigmatic Slades rise and fall. Stuart, himself forged by the music of the 1970s, explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has become of them since the turn of the new decade.

70 1998 119
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

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Ms. Isabel Archer isn t afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father s will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.

63 1996 144
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The Secret Agent (1996)

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London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to the London police, specifically Chief Inspector Heat. When the new Russian ambassador demands he prove his worth or lose his salary, Verloc sets off a tragic chain of events that involves his pretty young wife Winnie, her retarded brother Stevie, and a figure called the Professor, whose fascination with explosives and destruction makes him the person to call on when Verloc needs a bomb.

58 1996 95
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Pocahontas (1995)

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| 81 Min

This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day?

66 1995 81
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Little Women (1994)

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With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the household.

73 1994 115
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Newsies (1992)

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A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the Pulitzer's hard-ball tactics.

69 1992 121
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Henry V (1989)

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Gritty adaption of William Shakespeares play about the English Kings bloody conquest of France.

77 1989 137
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Empire of the Sun (1987)

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Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

78 1987 153



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