Son of a talent manager and a circus performer, Christian Charles Philip Bale's career in show business was inevitable. What was not predicted was that he would go on to be one of the biggest and versatile actors Hollywood has ever seen. Sheer dedication to his craft and a downright refusal for confinement in one genre has made Bale what he is today.
Christian Bale is one of the most acclaimed and revered figure in contemporary movie circle. Born 30 January 1974, Christian Bale started grabbing attention as early as a 13 year old boy starring in Steven Spielberg's 1987 flick Empire of the Sun. His acting career, however, started with a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982 and quickly escalated to stage acting with The Nerdin 1985.
"I do like taking stuff seriously that a lot of people look at as nonsense. I enjoy the insanity of that. And I like the commitment that is needed for that."Christian Bale