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Bale, Christian 1974-

Overview
Works: 419 works in 2,623 publications in 12 languages and 73,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  History  Superhero films  Biographical films  Crime films  Comedy 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 )

124 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,558 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
Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

120 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy, 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 )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,280 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 but is seriously wounded. He must return to England and Pocahontas must stay
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

95 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his tarnished reputation after taking the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman intervenes to assist Gotham in its struggle against the villain Bane
The big short by Adam McKay( Visual )

57 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,990 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
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

81 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,988 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 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
3:10 to Yuma by James Mangold( Visual )

53 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,712 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 )

76 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,639 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 )

63 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent moving castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell
The new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

68 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith and Powhatan native Pocahontas as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals. It then follows Pocahontas through her marriage to John Rolfe and her life in England. Includes Extended; Theatrical; and First Cuts. Also contains Making 'The New World', a documentary shot during the production of the film in 2004
The Prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

62 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,409 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
Public enemies by Michael Mann( Visual )

90 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,243 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 2,174 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 )

70 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,118 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
Terminator salvation by McG( Visual )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 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
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,038 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
Exodus : gods and kings by Ridley Scott( Visual )

52 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,958 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
American psycho by Mary Harron( Visual )

107 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,722 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
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

88 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,693 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 )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe
 
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Bale, Christian

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Christianus Bale

Kelisidi'an Bei'er 1974-

Kristian Beyl

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Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ Άγγλος ηθοποιός

Бэйл, Кристиан

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Кристиан Бэйл

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كريستيان بيل

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کریستین بیل صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

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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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