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Bale, Christian 1974-

Overview
Works: 264 works in 1,747 publications in 11 languages and 62,900 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Superhero films  Crime films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other, Narrator
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 )

106 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,274 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 and laughter characterize his emotional and mental instability, becomes a dangerous adversary that Batman seeks to stop at all costs
Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

91 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,933 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 armoured 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 Walt Disney( Visual )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 3,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1607, the Virginia Company sends a ship from England to America to stake a claim on the New World and bring back the gold that is rumored to be abundant there. Ambitious Governor Ratcliffe is head of the expedition, but well-known explorer and adventurer John Smith is the natural leader. Well-armed, the men anticipate easily fighting off any one they encounter, but John Smith's first meeting with a native is not at all what he expects. Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas resists taking life seriously, although her father wishes for her to marry and take her place as a leader of her people. As Pocahontas and John Smith fall in love, however, both find that their lives are going in directions they never anticipated
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

49 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,812 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 )

66 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,729 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
3:10 to Yuma by James Mangold( Visual )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arme rancher Dan Evans is samen met zijn beide zoons getuige van een overval op een postkoets. De beruchte overvaller wordt gearresteerd en tegen een beloning begeleidt Dan hem naar de gevangenis in Yuma. Een reis die niet zonder gevaren blijkt te zijn
The fighter by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

57 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,523 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
The Prestige by Christopher Priest( Visual )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-century Victorian London, charismatic showman Robert Angier and gifted illusionist Alfred Borden are two young magicians whose friendship is destroyed when the love of Angier's life dies in a trick gone wrong. Their rivalry escalates into an obsession full of deceit and sabotage. When Borden's "transported man" trick becomes famous, Angier will go to any length to top it, even pursuing a fantastic and frightening machine developed by Nicola Tesla
The new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain John Smith leaves the Jamestown fort to explore and trade with the Indians, but he is captured. Princess Pocahontas asks her father to spare Smith's life and they fall in love. When he returns to Jamestown, he finds the people starving. Pocahontas brings supplies, but while saving them English, she falls in disgrace with her people. When the Indians realize that the English will not leave their country, they attack. After a bloody battle, the English trade Pocahontas and lodge her in the fort to protect their families. With the return of Captain Newport, Smith is promoted and sent back to England. He asks a friend to tell Pocahontas that he drowned during the trip. Pocahontas is civilized and baptized by the English and John Rolfe proposes and marries her. Many years later, she hears that Captain Smith is alive, and she has to decide if she keeps her marriage or follows her heart
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with the their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste
Public enemies by Michael Mann( Visual )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,120 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
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,974 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
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her husband off at war, Marmee is left alone to raise their four daughters -- her 'little women'. There is the spirited Jo ; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg; fragile Beth; and the romantic Amy. As the years pass, the sisters share some of the most cherished and painful memories of self-discovery, as Marmee and Aunt March guide them through issues of independence, romance and virtue." -- Back of container
Terminator salvation by McG( Visual )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,932 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 )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,635 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 )

66 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters recreate different stages in Bob Dylan's career, from Greenwich Village folk singer to electric guitar trailblazer to born-again preacher
American psycho by Mary Harron( Visual )

86 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,524 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 )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,461 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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Christianus 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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