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Bale, Christian 1974-

Overview
Works: 348 works in 2,385 publications in 12 languages and 70,535 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Superhero films  Comedy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor, 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 )

112 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,538 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 represents the symbol of hope
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

78 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British 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 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 big short by Adam McKay( Visual )

46 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a 'house of cards' sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jarred Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charles Gellar and James Shipley, small-time players who hit it big
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

88 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,900 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 new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

67 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,681 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 the 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
3:10 to Yuma by James Mangold( Visual )

53 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,652 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 fighter by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

68 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,608 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
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

59 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she was 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 Prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

58 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,395 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
Public enemies by Michael Mann( Visual )

81 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,200 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,175 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 )

68 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,095 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
Terminator salvation by McG( Visual )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,021 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 by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biblically based epic film, 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
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

83 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,675 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,668 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
American psycho by Mary Harron( Visual )

97 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,667 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
Pocahontas : ambassador of the new world by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated biography of Pocahontas, the native American princess who saved the English settlers at Jamestown
 
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Bale, Christian

Bale, Christian Charles Phillip 1974-

Bale, Christian Morgan 1974-

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Kelisidi'an Bei'er 1974-

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Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ Άγγλος ηθοποιός

Бэйл, Кристиан

Кристиан Бейл британский киноактёр

Кристиан Бэйл

Кристиан Бэйл Жүжигчин

Кристијан Бејл

Крисчън Бейл

Крістіан Бейл

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كريستيان بيل

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کریستین بیل صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

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ক্রিশ্চিয়ান বেল ব্রিটিশ অভিনেতা

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კრისტიან ბეილი

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克里斯汀·貝爾

克裏斯蒂安‧貝爾 1974-

基斯頓比爾 英國演員

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