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Bale, Christian 1974-

Overview
Works: 393 works in 1,637 publications in 9 languages and 60,953 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Action and adventure films  Superhero films  Historical films  Crime films  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Bale
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

84 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city 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. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him dangerous. Batman seeks to stop the mysterious Joker at all costs. He has no method at all and seeks to see the world plunge into the fire he has yet to light. But, Batman has come to represent hope
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

84 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armored suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
Pocahontas by Mike Gabriel( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 3,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1607, a group of British adventurers, including John Smith, led by the greedy Virginia Company governor Ratcliffe, set sail for the New World, seeking gold and other treasures. In Virginia, Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan's daughter, ponders her life as she is faced with marriage to the stern warrior, Kocoum. The British establish the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia and dig up the countryside for gold. Smith meets Pocahontas and they overcome their initial conflicts. She teaches him about her world. Relations between the British and the Indians deteriorate. Powhatan captures Smith and is about to execute him, but Pocahontas intervenes and Powhatan sets him free. When Ratcliffe tries to kill Powhatan, Smith saves him 28t is seriously wounded. He must return to England and Pocahontas must stay
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

35 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito, mayor of Camden, is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

60 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act
The fighter by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process
3:10 to Yuma by James Mangold( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arizona in the late 1800s. 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 train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail, and dangers at every turn, the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny
The prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other and leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy. The rivalry is so intense that it will be full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with both dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that Robert angier and Alfred Bordon first met, the two were competitors. However, their once friendly competition evolves into battle for each others trade secrets
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting she is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. As the true power of Howl's wizardy is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of society that threatens their world
The new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 17th century, three ships arrive in "The New World," to found the settlement of Jamestown, in what will become the colony of Virginia. The English see a pristine Eden, and the inhabitants of the great native civilization see invaders. Captain John Smith--sent on a reconnaissance mission to scope out "the Naturals'" fortifications--is quickly captured and sentenced to death by the chief. At the last moment the chief's favorite daughter, Pocahontas, throws herself upon Smith and begs her father to spare his life. The passionate and noble young native woman and the ambitious soldier of fortune find themselves torn between the undeniable requirements of civic duty and the inescapable demands of the heart. Love, loss, and discovery animate the story, an elegiac celebration of the America that was ... and the America that was yet to come
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a small British boy in a World War II Japanese internment camp
Public enemies by Michael Mann( Visual )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to Chicago, where he meets hatcheck girl Billie Frechette and falls in love, but struggles to reconcile his new romance with his life on the run. Meanwhile, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover has enlisted Special Agent Melvin Purvis to use the latest techniques and equipment to catch Dillinger-Public Enemy Number One-even as Purvis realizes that doing so may stretch his principles to the breaking point
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War rages on, the four sisters of the March family struggle to grow up without the guiding hand of their loving father
Terminator salvation by McG( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind
Exodus : gods and kings( Visual )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
American psycho by Mary Harron( Visual )

79 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder
Rescue dawn by Werner Herzog( Visual )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story
 
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The dark knight
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Bale, Christian

Bale, Christian Charles Phillip 1974-

Bale, Christian Morgan 1974-

CHRISTIAN BALE

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Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ Άγγλος ηθοποιός

Бэйл, Кристиан

Кристиан Бейл

Кристиан Бейл британский киноактёр

Кристиан Бэйл

Кристиан Бэйл Жүжигчин

Кристијан Бејл

Крисчън Бейл

Крістіан Бейл

Քրիստիան Բեյլ

כריסטיאן בייל

كريستيان بيل

کریستین بیل صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

کریستین بەیڵ

क्रिस्टियन बेल

கிரிஸ்டியன் பேல்

ക്രിസ്റ്റ്യൻ ബെയ്ൽ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് നടൻ

คริสเตียน เบล

კრისტიან ბეილი

크리스천 베일

クリスチャン・ベール

克里斯汀貝爾

基斯頓比爾 英國演員

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Batman beginsThe new worldEmpire of the sunTerminator salvationAmerican psycho