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Christian Bale Net Worth

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Christian Bale net worth:
$80 Million

Christian Bale information

Christian Bale information

Birth date: January 30, 1974
Birth place: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality:English
Spouse:Sibi Blazic (m. 2000)
Children:Emmeline Bale, Joseph Bale
Movies:, Jungle Book

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Christian Bale net worth & biography:

Among the concerns which will make people’s minds spin is just how much Christian Bale makes. The reply was released recently and it said that Christian Bale net-worth reaches $80 million dollars. For the people, he’s mainly referred to as an actor. Christian Bale began his job at a really young age. When he was just 13 years-old, Christian Bale was picked to play a part in Steven Spielberg’s film called “Empire of the Sun”, that was the beginning for the complete Christian Bale net-worth. From this time, Christian Bale was picked to perform in pictures which obtained important acknowledgement world-wide.

Such movies contain “Batman” movie sequence, “American Psycho” and “The Machinist”. Christian Bale whose actual name is Christian Charles Phillip Bale is better called a star in several American films.

Christian Bale Net-Worth $80 Million Dollars

Moreover, Christian Bale has starred in some smaller jobs and several hit movies, which were developed by independent producers and art properties and which also led to the entire quantity of Christian Bale net-worth. In his other movie “American Psycho”, Christian Bale was picked to play a character of serial killer named Patrick Bateman. When he was picked to play the primary character within the film “The Machinist”, the actor lost 63 pounds which was why he began to be referred to as a system actor.

Also, another movie that he also got recognition and assessment was “The Fighter”. Therefore, it’s clear that his abilities to play are assessed fairly and that is the reason why Christian Bale net-worth is growing year after year.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jungle Book: Origins2017filmingBagheera
The Big Short2016filmingMichael Burry
Weightless2016post-production
Knight of Cups2015Rick
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014Moses
American Hustle2013Irving Rosenfeld
Out of the Furnace2013Russell Baze
The Dark Knight Rises2012Bruce Wayne
Karo geles2011John Miller
The Fighter2010/IDicky Eklund
Public Enemies2009Melvin Purvis
Terminator Salvation2009John Connor
The Dark Knight2008Bruce Wayne
I'm Not There.2007Jack / Pastor John
3:10 to Yuma2007Dan Evans
The Prestige2006Alfred Borden
Rescue Dawn2006Dieter Dengler
The New World2005John Rolfe
Harsh Times2005Jim Luther Davis
Batman Begins2005Video GameBatman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Batman Begins2005Bruce Wayne / Batman
Howl's Moving Castle2004Howl (English version, voice)
The Machinist2004Trevor Reznik
Equilibrium2002John Preston
Reign of Fire2002Quinn Abercromby
Laurel Canyon2002Sam
Captain Corelli's Mandolin2001Mandras
Shaft2000Walter Wade, Jr.
American Psycho2000Patrick Bateman
Mary, Mother of Jesus1999TV MovieJesus of Nazareth
A Midsummer Night's Dream1999Demetrius
All the Little Animals1998Bobby Platt
Velvet Goldmine1998Arthur Stuart
Metroland1997Chris
The Secret Agent1996Stevie
The Portrait of a Lady1996Edward Rosier
Pocahontas1995Thomas (voice)
Little Women1994Laurie
Royal Deceit1994Amled
Swing Kids1993Thomas Berger
Newsies1992Jack Kelly
A Murder of Quality1991TV MovieTim Perkins
Treasure Island1990TV MovieJim Hawkins
Henry V1989Robin the Luggage-Boy
Empire of the Sun1987Jim
Mio in the Land of Faraway1987Jum-Jum / Benke
Heart of the Country1987TV Mini-SeriesBen Harris
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna1986TV MovieAlexei

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terminator Salvation2009assistant editor - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harsh Times2005executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Newsies1992performer: "CARRYING THE BANNER", "SANTA FE", "THE WORLD WILL KNOW", "KING OF NEW YORK", "SANTA FE REPRISE", "ONCE AND FOR ALL"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire of the Hustle2014Short inspiration
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Terminator Salvation, Behind the Scenes: Reforging the Future2009Video documentary short special thanks
The Assassin2008Short special thanks
Batman: The Journey Begins2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Machinist: Breaking the Rules2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Alien Legacy1999Video documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History2015Video shortHimself
Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus - Gods and Kings2015Video documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Exodus
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Special Look2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1987-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Omg! Insider2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Exodus: Gods and Kings
Weekend Ticket2013-2014TV Series shortHimself
The Making of American Hustle2014ShortHimself
The Oscars2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2013TV SeriesHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2013TV SeriesHimself / Herself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Superheroes: From Page to Screen2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Batmobile2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
2012 MTV Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
StuTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2000-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Cage Insider2010TV SeriesHimself
Terminator Salvation, Behind the Scenes: Reforging the Future2009Video documentary shortHimself
Criminal Technology2009Video documentary shortHimself
Larger Than Life Adversaries2009Video documentary shortHimself
Michael Mann: Making 'Public Enemies'2009Video documentary shortHimself
On Dillinger's Trail2009Video documentary shortHimself
Public Enemies: Blu-ray Historical Interactive Timeline2009Video documentary shortHimself
Public Enemies: Blu-ray Picture in Picture2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Last of the Legendary Outlaws2009Video documentary shortHimself
DeLuxe2009TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2005-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema 31988-2009TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Om Terminator / Himself / Batman
Terminator Salvation: A G4 Special2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Els matins a TV32008TV SeriesHimself
Batman Tech2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Batman Unmasked2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Extra2008TV SeriesHimself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Making of a True Story: Rescue Dawn2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Director's Notebook2007Video documentary shortHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself
The Prestige: Now That's Magic2006TV Special documentaryAlferd Borden
Film 20152006TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHimself
Making 'The New World'2006Video documentaryHimself
Batman: The Journey Begins2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Batman: The Tumbler2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Batman Begins: Path to Discovery2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Cape and Cowl2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Gotham City Rises2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Shaping Mind and Body2005Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Machinist: Breaking the Rules2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Begins: Behind the Mask2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Finding: 'Equilibrium'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself (2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'American Psycho'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Shaft: Still the Man2000Video documentary shortHimself
Dying to Tell the Story1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator / Dan Eldon (voice, uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square1991Video shortHimself
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHimself
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg1987TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema2015Documentary short
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself
Death Battle2012TV SeriesBatman
Forget About It2011TV SeriesHimself
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure2011DocumentaryHimself
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
A Comicbook Orange2009TV SeriesBatman
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHimself
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene2008ShortBatman
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Gotham Tonight2008TV SeriesBruce Wayne
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesBatman
La noche desesperada2007TV MovieJim Luther Davis
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #26
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV MoviePatrick Bateman
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleAmerican Hustle (2013)Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham
2014Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalAmerican Hustle (2013)Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Hustle (2013)Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham
2013NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest EnsembleAmerican Hustle (2013)Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAmerican Hustle (2013)Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
2012Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)The Fighter (2010)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Fighter (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Fighter (2010)Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg
2011IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)The Fighter (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearThe Fighter (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2011VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2010BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Fighter (2010)Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearThe Fighter (2010)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fighter (2010)
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman
2009Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite CastThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite SuperheroThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen Match-UpThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
2007Special AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society Awards3:10 to Yuma (2007)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorBatman Begins (2005)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest HeroBatman Begins (2005)
2004Best ActorSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalThe Machinist (2004)
2001Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorAmerican Psycho (2000)
2000ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleAmerican Psycho (2000)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaEmpire of the Sun (1987)
1987Special CitationNational Board of Review, USAOutstanding Juvenile PerformanceEmpire of the Sun (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in a ComedyAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest Line of DialogueAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearAmerican Hustle (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoAmerican Hustle (2013)Amy Adams
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TransformationAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in an Action MovieThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Shirtless PerformanceThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)Tom Hardy
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest HeroThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Action Movie StarThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie SuperheroThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorAmerican Hustle (2013)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ActionThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the YearThe Fighter (2010)
2011ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmThe Fighter (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Fighter (2010)Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg
2011TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Action Star
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Fighter (2010)Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Fighter (2010)Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
2009MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThe Dark Knight (2008)Heath Ledger
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Leading Man
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Action Star
2008ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the Year3:10 to Yuma (2007)
2008National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKBest Performance - MaleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture3:10 to Yuma (2007)Russell Crowe, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Dallas Roberts, Vinessa Shaw, Ben Foster, Alan Tudyk, Logan Lerman
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Prestige (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearThe Prestige (2006)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaRescue Dawn (2006)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorRescue Dawn (2006)
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorHarsh Times (2005)
2006Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorBatman Begins (2005)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearThe Machinist (2004)
2006Scream AwardScream AwardsMost Heroic PerformanceBatman Begins (2005)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Machinist (2004)
2005Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest ActorThe Machinist (2004)
2005Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorBatman Begins (2005)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorAmerican Psycho (2000)
2001ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearAmerican Psycho (2000)
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAmerican Psycho (2000)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion PictureSwing Kids (1993)Robert Sean Leonard, David Tom, Frank Whaley
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureNewsies (1992)David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr., Aaron Lohr, Trey Parker, Gabriel Damon, Shon Greenblatt, Ele Keats

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2011NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorThe Fighter (2010)
2008COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Ensemble3:10 to Yuma (2007)Peter Fonda, Russell Crowe, Ben Foster, Vinessa Shaw
2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorThe Machinist (2004)

TitleSalary
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)$15,000,000
Terminator Salvation (2009)$8,000,000 + % gross
Batman Begins (2005)$9,000,000
The Machinist (2004)$250,000
American Psycho (2000)$1,000,000

#Fact
1He has two roles in common with Jeremy Sisto: (1) Bale played Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) while Sisto played him in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) and (2) Sisto played Jesus Christ in Jesus (1999) while Bale played him in Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999).
2He is still an avid motorcyclist he but gave up track racing after getting into multiple accidents and receiving a steel plate for his broken wrist, a titanium clavicle and 25 screws for his hand. At one point he also lost the top of his finger but it was later reattached.
3He and his wife Sibi Blazic welcomed their second child, a son, in August 2014.
4Has played both Moses and Jesus, two of the most important figures in the Bible and Christianity in general.
5(March 8, 2014) He and his wife Sibi Blazic are expecting their 2nd child together.
6He has two roles in common with Val Kilmer: (1) Kilmer played Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever (1995) while Bale played Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and (2) Kilmer played Moses in The Prince of Egypt (1998) while Bale played him in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014).
7Left school at the age of 16.
8Has a mole on his nose right before his right eye.
9Visited victims of the 2012 Aurora shooting spree.
10Has lived in Los Angeles, California since 1992.
11Has starred in two films about Native Americans and the founding of America: Pocahontas (1995) and The New World (2005).
12He and Jeremy Sisto have played the roles of both Batman and Jesus Christ in films. Bale is the only one to have played both in live-action productions.
13Is one of four consecutive Oscar winners in the Best Supporting Actor category whose name begins with Chris, the other actors being Christoph Waltz (who won twice) and Christopher Plummer.
14Has played the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman in more live-action films than any other actor.
15Has spoken frequently of his dislike for the Disney film Newsies (1992).
16Is the fourth and oldest actor to play the role of John Connor in the Terminator series. He is also the first non-American.
17Was a huge fan of the Terminator films long before being cast as John Connor.
18Holds the records for the most weight lost (63 pounds for The Machinist (2004)) and gained (80 pounds for Batman Begins (2005)) for film roles.
19Was compared to a young Steve McQueen by Steven Spielberg, while filming Empire of the Sun (1987).
20Has appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: March 2007 and June 2009.
21Is the second Batman to win an Oscar. George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005), and he also won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter (2010).
22In 1984, he made his stage debut in the West End play "The Nerd", opposite Rowan Atkinson.
23Has appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) opposite Gary Oldman and Anne Hathaway, as Commissioner Gordon and Selina Kyle, respectively. He has also worked with both of their predecessors: Pat Hingle in Shaft (2000) and Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). Hingle and Pfeiffer, for their parts, have worked with all three previous Batmans. Pfeiffer worked with Michael Keaton in Batman Returns (1992), Val Kilmer in The Prince of Egypt (1998), and George Clooney in One Fine Day (1996). Hingle, of course, appeared in all the previous Batman films.
24Has appeared in Batman Begins (2005) and Terminator Salvation (2009). Both were follow-ups to earlier films (Batman & Robin (1997) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)) that had starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
25Is an avid fan of video games and cites Super Mario as one of his all-time favorites growing up.
26He was involved in an infamous incident where he was recorded verbally assaulting cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation (2009) for interrupting him during an intense scene. Bale has since apologized, but the incident was widely heard across the Internet.
27Met Drew Barrymore on the set of Empire of the Sun (1987), who was visiting her godfather, Steven Spielberg. He was thirteen and she was twelve. They would both admit later to having a crush on each other at the time.
28Dislikes doing interviews.
29He and his wife belong to the Board of Trustees in the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
30Has said that he considers it an honor to have been called a "mofo" by Samuel L. Jackson in a movie.
31Was considered for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), which went to Daniel Craig.
32While working on Schindler's List (1993), Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Bale on the set of Swing Kids (1993), as both movies were partially filmed in Prague.
33Was arrested over verbal assault allegations made by his mother and his sister just hours after he attended the European premiere of his movie The Dark Knight (2008) in London. Upon reviewing the case, the London police decided not to charge him with anything. [July 2008]
34Took up vegetarianism at the age of six but has since returned to eating meat.
35Alongside Michael Keaton, he is the only other actor to portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in more than one live action film.
36Was introduced to acting by his sister, Louise Bale.
37Beat out nearly 4,000 other auditions for the role of Jim Graham in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987).
38A very private individual, he has never publicly confirmed the name of his daughter.
39His father was an activist and adventurer and his mother a circus dancer so he never lived in one place for very long while growing up.
40His fans refer to themselves as "Baleheads".
41Was good friends with the late actor Heath Ledger.
42Although born in Wales, his family is actually English. In 1976, when Bale was two years old, his family left Wales and returned to England.
43Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#13) (2007).
44Became a father for the 1st time at age 31 when his wife Sibi Blazic gave birth to their daughter Emmaline Bale on March 27, 2005.
45If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience is not confused.
46Is a distant relative to the 19th-Century thespian Lily Langtry.
47Was considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), which went to Orlando Bloom.
48Auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997) and almost got the role but people felt that it wouldn't be "fair" having two Brits playing two Americans (Rose was American as well, she says in the movie that the Titanic was a slave ship bring her back to America).
49Before he played Batman in Batman Begins (2005), his sister Louise Bale played Batman's mother in The Death of Batman (2003).
50Owned a home he shared with his sister, Louise Bale, in Manhattan Beach.
51Is the youngest actor to portray Batman.
52Is the first non-American actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
53The nameplate on his trailer for Batman Begins (2005) read "Bruce Wayne" as opposed to Bale's name.
54Since a young age, he was very ambitious about attending Drama School, and auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and the Central School of Speech and Drama at age 20. He was accepted to all, but was convinced by his parents to continue working instead. To this day, he regrets not attending drama school for his personal passion of learning his craft.
55Two of his most famous characters' names have a difference of only one letter: Bateman and Batman.
56In the "Fresh Air with Terry Gross" radio interview first aired June 13, 2005, he admitted to Gross that because Batman is "such an American icon", he had decided not to perform his promotional interviews for the movie Batman Begins (2005) in his natural English accent. Instead he spoke to Gross in an almost inflection-less mid-American accent, only revealing his dialectic roots with a few words.
57Turned down the opportunity to reprise the role of Patrick Bateman in the Roger Avary-directed The Rules of Attraction (2002).
58Has been in two versions of the John Smith/Pocahontas story. He provides the voice of Thomas in Pocahontas (1995) and plays John Rolfe in The New World (2005).
59Considered getting formal acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when he was twenty, but decided to focus on working instead.
60Dropped an amazing 63 pounds for his role as the emaciated insomniac Trevor Reznik in the film The Machinist (2004) with only a single vitamin consultation with a nutritionist to guide him. For the most part, he only ate salads and apples, chewed gum, smoked cigarettes, and drank nonfat lattes.
61With Batman Begins (2005), he has become the seventh actor to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in a live-action film. The others were: Lewis Wilson in 1943, Robert Lowery in 1949, Adam West in 1966, Michael Keaton for the first two installments of the Batman film series, to be replaced by Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
62Met his wife through Winona Ryder; she was Ryder's personal assistant.
63His grandfather was a stand-up comic and children's entertainer.
64Has three sisters: musician Erin Bale; computer professional Sharon Bale; and director/actress Louise Bale, who appeared in Newsies (1992).
65His father was a former commercial pilot and his mother was a former circus dancer.
66His great-uncle, Rex Bale, was an actor.
67He was raised in England, Portugal and California.
68His father, David Bale, died on December 30, 2003, from brain lymphoma at age 62.
69He replaced Leonardo DiCaprio for the film American Psycho (2000).
70His first on-screen role was in 1983 at age 9 in a British commercial for Pac-Man cereal.
71His grandfather doubled for John Wayne in two movies, in Africa.
72Christian is active in many organizations, including Ark Trust, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Foundation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the Redwings Sanctuary, and the Happy Child Mission, and a school for street kids in Rio De Janeiro.
73A devoted animal lover, Christian has two dogs [Mojo and Ramone] and three cats [Miriam, Molly and Lilly], which are all strays that he found.
74His father, David Bale, married feminist icon Gloria Steinem on September 3, 2000.
75Bale was handpicked by Winona Ryder for the coveted role of Laurie (Theodore Laurence) in Little Women (1994).
76He has an uncanny ear for accents.
77He trained for 10 weeks in dancing and martial arts for the dance sequences in Newsies (1992) and Swing Kids (1993).
78Is an excellent horseman and an avid reader.
79Hand-picked by director/writer Mary Harron and author Bret Easton Ellis to star in American Psycho (2000). Consequently, was noted by the media as the first star of American Psycho (2000), only to lose the role to Leonardo DiCaprio and then win it back again.

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1[on how David O. Russell likes to hide places on set] One of the funniest things for me on set [of American Hustle (2013)] was watching where David was going to hide. He always likes to be very close to the actors. He likes to be able to feel the atmosphere of the scene. So literally he'd be trying to hide under our chairs and the DP would be "No David, I see you there." And then he'd be jumping over a table somewhere and finding a spot where he could be very close and get a sense of being right there with us.
2[on his character's epic comb-over in American Hustle (2013)] For me it was so unexpected to see this con artist having such an unconvincing con on his head. And that he was so brilliant at what he did but so terrible at what he did on top of his head. There was a great juxtaposition in it. It became a very vital thing to add to it. And very charming as well. Generally, people think of con men being very slick and maybe vain and certainly very smooth operators. We didn't want to make Irv that.
3[on David O. Russell's recent work] I think the thing that resonates so much for me with what David has been telling stories about recently is just the fact that the things that feel like disasters in your life, don't turn out to be disasters. That life throws you many curve balls. The things that seem like gifts, can turn out to be disastrous. And never to be surprised at how surprised you can be at life. [2014]
4To be honest, it was only a couple of years ago that I finally decided to stick at acting. Before that, I used to think, "I don't want to do this any more - I want to quit. I hate it." It's such a silly job. Some days I'd think I should be doing something much more important than this. I'd like to say acting is a meaningful and difficult job but it's actually damn easy and pretty pointless. Sometimes I love it but other days I think, "This sucks.".
5I have very strong opinions about why kids should not be working at such a young age. I think introducing children to a professional industry where they may not recognize the pressure is wrong. Very quickly they're going to be under pressure. This is an adult industry. I would be very skeptical putting anybody I cared about, who was close to me, in this profession at a young age. I absolutely support it as a hobby and as an amateur pursuit, but to enter into it in a professional way is a whole different ball game.
6[on portraying Bruce Wayne as a jerk] That's always his cover. It's something that has to be there to make people never suspect that he's someone that would ever have the desire or belief, the passion or intelligence, the capability to be Batman. He has to be this kind of ridiculous cliché of a playboy.
7I wouldn't want someone making a film of my life. I'd be on set every day saying they're telling it wrong.
8I've never felt Welsh. I was just born there and I don't remember it. In terms of growing up, it was completely English.
9I was up in Toronto and went to see that movie Life Is Beautiful (1997). By myself. And when I came out, I had a craving for blood unlike anything I had ever experienced since I decided to go vegetarian at the age of 7. It was a compulsion. It was undeniable. I went to several restaurants, one right after the other, and got the biggest, bloodiest steaks I could get my hands on. It was the first time I had tasted flesh in almost twenty years.
10[on starting a new trilogy with Terminator Salvation (2009)] I hope that it will be a really fun, great movie trilogy if this one takes off and that we get to do a second or third, with me or not, whatever the scenario is. I think there is actually - in the hands of the right people - a real revival for this and an extension to an already good mythology.
11[on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)] I really liked the second one. It had as much to do with the electric atmosphere in the theater when I saw it at 17, when I was first getting out to the States, and I'd never been in a movie theater that had that much noise and excitement throughout the entire movie.
12Look, I hate to throw people under the bus for making movies I don't think are very good. But for Terminator Salvation (2009) to be considered with any legitimacy, you have to throw number three [Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)] under the bus. It began to spoof the whole thing. To me, that was a sign that the franchise was dead, the mythology was finished.
13[on his infamous onset rant on Terminator Salvation (2009)] It wouldn't have happened if we hadn't been playing that scene, for Christ's sake, between John Connor and his wife, which is probably the most intense one in the movie. I'd definitely say that that guy who was yelling was at least half John Connor, and the rest was Christian Bale.
14[on his infamous onset rant on Terminator Salvation (2009)] I don't feel like I have to explain, "Well, I'm not really like this. I'm a wonderful guy and I have a lovely smile and how can you not like me?".
15[on The Dark Knight (2008)] Many times, I'll work with actors and I can tell they're thinking: "What are you doing? Why are you going that far with it?" or "You're nuts!". With [Heath Ledger], I could feel him going: "I love it!".
16[on avoiding media coverage of Heath Ledger's death] I paid no attention to it. I knew him, I knew the family and why the hell would I sit there listening to idiots who don't know anything at all? I literally didn't read anything, didn't watch anything (after he died). If I happened to be watching anything that came on, I switched over straight away. It's incredible the way the voyeuristic outlook is accepted as news.
17[The Terminator (1984)] is the original nightmare of just being pursued that everyone has, by somebody who just will not stop, never stops, doesn't give up. And when you've got someone who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger coming after you it made a big difference.
18I'm actually someone that's very anti the whole B-Rolls, DVD extras and stuff like that. I understand people are interested, I get that they want to hear about it, but to me I look at it as old school movie magic and with magic you do not reveal your secrets.
19[on Heath Ledger's Oscar win for The Dark Knight (2008)] Heath winning Best Supporting Actor was fantastic. I had dinner with his family a couple of nights before the awards and liked very much they were the people who were picking it up for him. Of course I was really delighted that it did go that way.
20You look back at the history of the Oscars - some of the best movies never got sh*t.
21Public Enemies (2009) is very timely. The Depression had people resenting the fat cats, the banks and so you've got someone like Dillinger being a hero because he was making a difference - he was getting it back for himself and so many people looked at him and romanticised that.
22Variety is essential for me. I love watching a Michael Mann movie. I love watching a Christopher Nolan movie. Just to talk about my stuff, I enjoy a The Machinist (2004) kind of movie, a Rescue Dawn (2006), a 3:10 to Yuma (2007), an American Psycho (2000), whatever. But I also love watching The Terminator (1984) movies, I love watching the Batman (1989) movies...
23[on meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger in a car park] He's got bodyguards and they were all shouting at me and I was going, 'Hold on, hold on, I've met him before!' but they were getting very worried as I walked toward him. But we chatted a bit. He had questions about Terminator Salvation (2009), he didn't know the script at all but I hear apparently he's now seen the movie... I'll wait to hear what his reaction is...
24I don't think I was particularly in need of superheroes. I never had any fascination with Superman or Spider-Man or a Batman kind of character. If it happened at all, it was imagined characters that I had invented. My dad was a role model for me. He was a fascinating man. There was intrigue and entertainment growing up with him. He gave me an edict that I still pursue: "Life should never be boring".
25Life is not stable. There is a great strength that comes from not being shocked or scared by upheavals.
26I'm accustomed to not having any map for my life. I'd be reaching for an Uzi if I knew what was going to happen every day. If anybody tells me I shouldn't jump, of course all I want to do is jump and show it can be done.
27[on his career] I've been able to work on movies that I like very much in the past few years, which I think have turned out how I had hoped that they would. And, I'm human, you know; that makes me feel good. I like it when people like what I do. I don't like it when people are laughing at me for what I do, you know? I mean, I'd love to say I was completely impervious to anybody's opinion, but that just ain't the truth. Of course, it matters. At the same time, there's also a danger when you start playing it too safe. After all, what am I paid to do? I'm paid to essentially make an ass out of myself, if needed. And occasionally, in doing that, you're going to fall flat on your face. But, I have learned, through doing that numerous times in my life, that there's also a ton of enjoyment to what other people see as humiliation. You can actually come to sort of thrive on that, because in a way, it kind of leads to a sort of fearlessness, if you genuinely don't mind. If the point is that you tried, I think that really is the most important thing. And, like you said, I feel like I've been very fortunate in the last couple of years that I've gotten to do what I loved, which is actually the making of movies, and on top of that, if I've liked how the movies have turned out themselves, then that's fantastic. But, to start getting too comfortable within that would be eventually to start churning out boring, boring chaff. (2007)
28[on the character of Batman] He's a messed-up individual, as well. He's got all sorts of issues. He's just as twisted and messed-up as the villains he's fighting, and that's part of the beauty of the whole story.
29[on being asked if he knew how big a flop Newsies (1992) was] You say something bad about Newsies and you have an awful lot of people to answer to.
30[on director Christopher Nolan's method for filming Batman Begins (2005)] We tend to shoot at night like some kind of covert operation. So, we have minimal people actually seeing me in that way.
31[on filming Batman films during the summer] I'm not really looking forward to wearing a black rubber suit in the summertime in humid Chicago. If you see a pool of sweat through the city, follow it and you will find me.
32At the time that [Christopher Nolan] asked me to do it [Batman Begins (2005)], I actually couldn't do one push-up. They sent me to a trainer, who was having to hold my T-shirt at the back just to pull me up. I've come a long way from that.
33I like being kept in the dark myself. You know, like mushrooms: Keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em shit. See, I think that's an enjoyable vegetable to be.
34I think there's a kind of pretentiousness to the idea that serious work is only found in low-budget independent movies -- I can't stand that snobbery.
35You can't help but find that violence is endlessly fascinating -- and I mean true violence, not action-movie violence, just because it is used as the answer to so many problems. We're all taught as kids not to be violent, but you can't help but also see that violence is what works very often. Bullies thrive.
36I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played. They're all really far from who I am.
37I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous. But I made sure I got moldings of my old teeth beforehand because I miss them.
38I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around.
39[on playing Batman] You couldn't pull it off unless you became a beast inside that suit.
40At first, I was somewhat hesitant to do the role [Batman Begins (2005)]. I mean, after all, Batman is an icon. But I remember, as clear as day, being at the grocery store the day the movie opened, and this little boy saw me. He couldn't have been more than five years old. He just walked right up to me and hugged me. He hugged me, and I was so moved by it that I hugged him back. Then he looked up at me and said, "You're my hero." And in that moment, I knew that not only as an actor that I had done my job, but that I had made the right decision to play Batman. And I've never looked back on my the decision to play Batman since.
41I did other things, but my heart was never in it. A lot of actors say that theater's the thing for them. And that's great, and I'm not one to speak with any authority about it because of not having done it properly. For me, movies are what I love.
42I had spent weeks staring at the wall in my house out of depression because of things that had gone wrong and the choices I had made. When I read The Machinist (2004), I just went, "Wow! This is perfect." I was having dreams about the character and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I felt like this one was going to save my arse, and pull me out of the depressed state I had got into.
43For me, there's a bigger risk trying [Batman Begins (2005)]. Ultimately, the big point was that [Christopher Nolan], who you would not expect to be doing that kind of movie, was going to direct it, which is exactly what I was looking for, because you want to do something totally different from the other Batman movies. I always thought there could be a really good movie made about Batman and when I heard that Chris was doing it I thought, "Well, he's not a director that you would expect, therefore you're going to get the unexpected from him." I think there's a great potential for going very dark with it, it's a fascinating character, very complex psychologically, which I've never seen done. You know, you have the two extremes, which are both very good. You can either go the very camp Adam West TV series thing [Batman (1966)], which was great in its own way, or you can go more the way of the graphic Dark Knight novels which delve somewhat deeper.
44I needed money because I had just bought a house, but I just kept saying, "I really can't do another movie that I know is not going to turn out the way I want it to, and that I have to make a lot of concessions in my head for.".
45I spent about three weeks in Chicago last July doing night shoots [for Batman Begins (2005)]. It's a great city, but the humidity was tough under the Batsuit. Uh, it got a little bad. It's hot enough in the Batsuit, let alone in the Chicago heat.
46[on Batman Begins (2005)] I contacted them. I heard they were doing some low-budget Batman not aimed at kids and I was tantalized. I had appreciated the Batman movies, but I wasn't really a fan and I didn't know the TV series. But I read some of the graphic novels, and they were very dark and very interesting.
47[on Batman Begins (2005)] I've never felt like the Batman character in the films was given as much time as any of the villains. The villains were always the most interesting characters, too. Batman has always been this very bizarre, almost blind character running through the middle of the story. Our film is different.
48Our Batman [Batman Begins (2005)] is centered on the early days. It's an explanation. It's certainly not Batman No. 5. It's a reinvention. We want you to forget there has ever been a Batman before this one.
49The only thing that I'm obsessed with is sleeping and, actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure. I love sleeping so much that I could do it 12 hours a day if I didn't have to turn on the alarm clock... and still, sometimes...
50[on his transformation into Patrick Bateman for American Psycho (2000)] The character is so vain and obsessed with his looks. While the psychology of the character was something that I could perform, you can't fake the physicality. Being English, I tend to enjoy going down to the pub far more than going to the gym, so it was very unnatural for me. I just had to convince myself that I loved it, which was the most difficult thing about playing this part. Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it's true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have. I found I had to stop thinking when I was in the gym because if I thought about it, I'd realize how ridiculous it was that I was pumping iron when I could've been out having a drink and a cigarette and enjoying some lunch. I did three hours a day for six weeks with a personal trainer and some time before that. I ate an awful lot during training and then almost nothing during filming.
51It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
52I'd love to remain a secret and still work, but I also want people to see the movies I'm in and get a higher profile because of that. I like to think that as long as you continue choosing diverse roles, you can avoid becoming predictable.
53I always like that. Whenever there's a project where everyone's going, "Oooooh, it's a bit dodgy", I always like it. If you actually look at it, there tends not to be anything risky at all. Why did I start acting in the first place? I didn't do it to be mediocre or to please everybody all the time.
54[on his 63-pound weight loss for The Machinist (2004)] I had a stupid kind of feeling of invincibility, like, "I can do it, I can manage it." I really did feel like I hit this point of enlightenment.
55I started my career without fans.
56I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them. I think if you're a good enough actor, that's the way to longevity in the film business. Keep everybody guessing.
57[on the sudden fame that resulted after Empire of the Sun (1987)] 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 fêtes when all I wanted to do was ride my BMX bike in the woods. I told my parents I wasn't interested in doing anything again because the attention ruined it.
58[on dealing with the resulting media attention of Empire of the Sun (1987) at age 13] It was horrific. I was almost crying in interviews and running away during press conferences, pretending I was going to the bathroom and just disappearing.
59[interview in Spin magazine, March 1996] An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.

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1Often gains or loses weight for particular roles such as gaining muscle for the role of Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy, losing weight for 'The Machinist' (2004) and 'The Fighter (2010), and gaining fat for 'American Hustle' (2013)
2Remains in character almost constantly during the filming process even going so far as to conduct interviews using whatever accent he is using for that particular film.
3Intense physical and mental commitment to his roles
4Fluent American accent
5Chameleon-like changes of appearance for different roles
6Often stars in period films or plays historical figures
7Frequently works with directors Terrence Malick and Christopher Nolan
8Often portrays obsessive and detached or loner characters

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