Christian Charles Philip Bale may be widely known as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight trilogy, but the UK native has actually starred in several successful projects including big budget films and indie flicks. After tackling several commercials as a child and a few made-for-television films, Bale burst onto the big screen at 13 when he was cast in Steve Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. Christian received the first ever “Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor” award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
In 1992, Christian Bale starred in two musical films, Newsiesand Swing Kids. He then starred in Little Women withWinona Ryder, and in 1999 Bale joined an all-star cast including Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Stanley Tucci in a new version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But it was his breakout performance in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same title, American Psycho that put him in a different league… (click link above to read more)