- January 4th 2003
- Awards and nominations
- It is said...
Morgan Bale was born on January 30th, 1974, in Pembrokeshire,
West Wales.His father, David Bale, came to England from Southern
Africa and worked as a pilot of commercial airlines. His mother,
Jennifer was the circus actress.
used to move a lot. According to Christian himself, for the 15
years they had changed 15 different cities all over England. For
some time family lived in Portugal.
parents have divorced: mother has remained to live in England,
and father - the active participant of various movements in protection
of animals, women and starving people - has got over to Los Angeles
and completely devoted himself to public activities. In September,
2000 he got married to well-known American feminist Gloria Steinem. December 30, 2003, after long illness, David Bale died at one of the hospitals in Santa Monica.
grandfathers concerned cinema. His granduncle Rex Bale was professional
movie actor and was credited in more than 20 films. Three Christianís
elder sisters also have found themselves in various creative trades:
Erin became the computer expert, Sharon is a singer in London
alternative rock band Redd, and Louise is a theatrical actress
and the Mark Taper Forum theater's director in Los Angeles.
Christian has appeared on the screen in 8 years - on the British
TV, in advertisings of Lenor and grain bread.
In 10 years
Christian debuted on professional West End in a play The Nerd
where he played together with British comedian Rowan Atkinson
movie debut is Soviet-Norwegian-Swedish fairy tale ĎMio moy Mioí
(also knows as Land of Faraway) directed by Vladimir Grammatikov.
For this film Christian studied in elements of horse riding for
was 13 he has played a leading role in Stephen Spielberg's drama
ĎEmpire of the Suní (1987). He was chosen from 4000 applicants.
For this role he got a National Board of Review award for Best
"Empire of the sun" Christian too excessively learned
what is being a Ďyoung celebrityí. The promotion of the ĎEmpire
of the Suní made him hate objectives TV cameras once and for all.
ĎI told my parents I wasn't interested in doing anything again
because the attention ruined ití Ė he said once. And parents listened
to his words and next two years Christian did not act.
to 1991 Christian has appeared in three films based classical
literature masterpieces: Shakespeare's ĎHenry Ví, Robert Louis
Stevensonís ĎTreasure Islandí and John Le Carreís ĎA Murder of
point of his actor's career became musical ĎNewsiesí. Specially
for this film he trained for 10 weeks in dancing, singing and
martial arts together with other young actors who acted in the
In 1992 just
after Newsiesí release Christian finally decided to become the
actor and moved to Los Angeles where his father lived.
to 2003 Christian Bale has played in 17 films of the most various
genres, has got huge amount of fans and reputation of one of the
most serious and talented actors of his generation. The 10th Anniversary
issue of Entertainment Weekly proclaimed him the one of the Top
8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the past decade. EW also called
him one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment"
after his performance in ĎAmerican Psychoí(2000.) Premiere lauded
him as one of the ĎHottest Leading Men Under 30í.
site exists since 1993 (now itís under construction), and in 1996
Christian Bale has taken the sixth place in the list of the most
discussed actors at AOL.
29, 2000 Christian got married to Sibi Blasic, independent producer
of short films and ex-model. Yugoslavian-descended Sandra (itís
her real name) was born and has grown in Chicago. They have met
in the summer 1999 at a party. Wedding took place in Las Vegas.
For some time Christian and Sandra lived in Edinburgh. In 2002
they bought a house in Los Angeles.
One of the
last Christian Baleís movies, drama ĎLaurel Canyoní directed Lisa
Cholodenko, was in theaters in March 7, 2003. In May 2003 he starts
to work in the new picture - psychological suspense thriller ĎThe
Machinistí. This movie is production of Spanish studio Filmax
1987 Ė National
Board of Review Award for Best Juvenile Performance ('Empire of
1989 Ė Young
Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama ('Empire
of the Sun').
1993 - nominated
for Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in
a Motion Picture ('Newsies', with 10 other actors ).
1994 - nominated
for Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion
Picture ('Swing Kids', with 3 other actors).
2001 - nominated
for Online Film Critics Society Awards as Best Actor ('American
2001 - nominated
for London Critics Circle Film Awards as British Actor of the
Year ('American Psycho').
2001 - nominated
for Empire Awards in the Great Britain as Best British Actor ('American
It is said...
Bale is a excellent horse rider and avid book reader.
He is easily
able to simulate accents, and he speaks with different accent
almost in each movie.
with two dogs (Mojo and Ramone) and three cats (Miriam, Molly,
doesn't eat red meat. He is active member of many public 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 streetkids in Rio De Janeiro.
help of online Balehead's he has already adopted a gorilla, and
in 2000 he presented an award at The Ark Trust's Annual Genesis
has auditioned for the part of Jack Dawson in 'Titanic', but hasn't
got it because James Cameron did not want both leading roles in
his picture were played by Englishmen.
musicians are Manic Street Preachers, Tom Waits and R.E.M.
'Little Women' Christian has made friend with Winona Ryder and
since that time she call him one of her favorite people.
For the role
of Patrick Bateman he has to get his forehead teeth straightened.
has auditioned for the role of Mercutio in 'William Shakespeare's
Romeo + Juliet' with Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio but was
of Bond movies discuss Christian as one of nominees for next
007 and Harry Potter fans offer him for the role of werwolf Lupin.