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Christian Charles Philip Bale (b. January 30, 1974) is a Welsh actor who portrayed Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight film trilogy. He appeared in all three entries: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Bale also reprised his role for the tie-in video game to Batman Begins. He was one of only five actors to appear in all three Nolan Batman films.

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Significant Roles[]

  • Jamie "Jim" Graham in Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (1990)
  • Jack Kelly in Newsies (1992)
  • Thomas Berger in Swing Kids (1993)
  • Laurie in Little Women (1994)
  • Stevie in The Secret Agent (1996)
  • Arthur Stuart in Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  • Demetrius in A Midsummer's Night Dream (1999)
  • Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)
  • Walter Wade Jr. in Shaft (2000)
  • Quinn Abercromby in Reign of Fire (2002)
  • John Preston in Equilibrium (2002)
  • Trevor Reznik in The Machinist (2004)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins (2005)
  • Alfred Borden in The Prestige (2006)
  • Dan Evans in 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Dark Knight (2008)
  • John Connor in Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Melvin Purvis in Public Enemies (2009)
  • Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2010)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Russell Baze in Out of the Furnace (2013)
  • Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)
  • Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
  • Rick in Knight of Cups (2015)
  • Michael Burry in The Big Short (2015)
  • Christopher Myers in The Promise (2016)
  • Ken Miles in Ford v Ferrari (2019)


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When asked if looking forward to working with Heath Ledger, who plays the Joker in The Dark Knight; Bale replied: "Absolutely. Heath is a great choice for it. I like him personally. He’s got a real kind of craving for playing that role so I think he’s going to do something really very different with it. We worked together briefly in the Todd Haynes movie as well."[1]