- Full Name: Christian Charles Philip Bale
- Born: 01/30/1974
- Place of Birth: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Occupation: Actor
- Marital Status: Married
Christian Bale Net Worth History
Christian Bale received his first success in the acting industry when he was just thirteen years old. He played a prominent role in Empire of the Sun, which won him critical acclaim. In 2000, he again had success acting when he had a starring role in American Psycho. Bale gained his greatest wealth and fame when he played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, Batman Begins, which was released in 2005, The Dark Knight, which was released in 2008, and The Dark Knight Rises, which was released in 2012. In 2010, he played a prominent role in The Fighter, for which he earned multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated for a second Academy Award in 2013 for his role in American Hustle.
About Christian Bale
Bale was born in Wales to parents Jenny and David Bale. His parents were English, though his father was born in South Africa. Bale has stated that despite the fact that he was born in Wales, he identifies as English, like his parents. When Bale’s parents divorced when he was seventeen, he moved from Portugal, where his family was living at the time, to Los Angeles, California with his father. Bale never finished high school; he left his school in Portugal before he had the chance to complete his diploma.
Even before moving to Los Angeles, Bale became interested in acting. As a child, he had landed two roles in commercials, which were the first two times he appeared on television. After acting for the commercials, he acted on stage for a brief time. His first stage role was in a play known as The Nerd.
Bale went onto to play prominent roles in a number of critically acclaimed films, the first of which was Empire of the Sun. Shortly after his role in this movie, Bale tried his hand at performing in musicals. He had prominent roles in the musical films Newsies and Swing Kids. Throughout the 1990s, Bale had many roles in a number of notable films, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Disney’s Pocahontas.
In 2005, Bale began his most notable work by starring in the Batman series. He won the role of the lead character, beating out his closest competitor, Jake Gyllenhall. At the time, Bale did not have the desired physique for Batman, so he had to begin working out. Directors had given Bale a six-month time limit in which to gain the necessary weight and muscle to play the part. In the end, Bale ended up gaining more muscle and weight than the directors and producers had desired, so he had to lose a few pounds of the muscle he had worked to accumulate.
In 2000, Bale married Sandra Blazic, a former model and personal assistant to Winona Ryder. Together, the couple have two children, a daughter who was born in 2005 and a son born in 2014. Bale lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles, California.