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Christian Bale has made 24 movies in which he starred in a leading role since his first movie 28 years ago called "Newsies" (1992) in which he portrayed the character Jack Kelly/Francis Sullivan.

The highest grossing movie of Christian Bale's career, "The Dark Knight", sold nearly $533,345,358 at the box office in 2008.

Ranked #29 of All Actors
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The Dark Knight Poster

The Dark Knight

Movie Genre: Action

Running Time: 152 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Bruce Wayne

(Leading Role)

Michael

Michael Caine's Portrait

Caine

Plays as

Alfred

(Supporting Role)

Heath

Heath Ledger's Portrait

Ledger

Plays as

Joker

(Supporting Role)

Gary

Gary Oldman's Portrait

Oldman

Plays as

Gordon

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale's Character Name: Bruce Wayne

Box Office Sales: $533,345,358

Rated: Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of violence and some menace.

Year
Released 2008
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The Dark Knight Rises

Movie Genre: Action

Running Time: 164 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Bruce Wayne/Batman

(Leading Role)

Michael

Michael Caine's Portrait

Caine

Plays as

Alfred

(Supporting Role)

Gary

Gary Oldman's Portrait

Oldman

Plays as

Commissioner Gordon

(Supporting Role)

Anne

Anne Hathaway's Portrait

Hathaway

Plays as

Selina Kyle

(Leading Role)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale's Character Name: Bruce Wayne/Batman

Box Office Sales: $448,139,099

Rated: Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

Synopsis: 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. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Year
Released 2012
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Batman Begins

Movie Genre: Action

Running Time: 140 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Batman/Bruce Wayne

(Leading Role)

Michael

Michael Caine's Portrait

Caine

Plays as

Alfred Pennyworth

(Supporting Role)

Liam

Liam Neeson's Portrait

Neeson

Plays as

Henri Ducard

(Supporting Role)

Katie

Katie Holmes's Portrait

Holmes

Plays as

Rachel Dodson

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale's Character Name: Batman/Bruce Wayne

Box Office Sales: $205,343,774

Rated: Rated PG-13 For intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.

Year
Released 2005
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Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins

Movie Genre: Action

Running Time: 116 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

John Connor

(Leading Role)

Sam

Sam Worthington's Portrait

Worthington

Plays as

Marcus Wright

(Supporting Role)

Moon

Moon Bloodgood's Portrait

Bloodgood

Plays as

Blair Williams

(Supporting Role)

Helena

Helena Bonham Carter's Portrait

Bonham Carter

Plays as

Dr. Serena Kogan

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

Christian Bale's Character Name: John Connor

Box Office Sales: $125,322,469

Rated: Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.

Year
Released 2009
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Public Enemies

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 140 minutes

Starring:

Johnny

Johnny Depp's Portrait

Depp

Plays as

John Dillinger

(Lead Ensemble Member Role)

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Melvin Purvis

(Leading Role)

Marion

Marion Cotillard's Portrait

Cotillard

Plays as

Billie Frechette

(Leading Role)

Jason

Jason Clarke's Portrait

Clarke

Plays as

"Red" Hamilton

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Michael Mann

Christian Bale's Character Name: Melvin Purvis

Box Office Sales: $97,104,620

Rated: Rated R For gangster violence and some language.

Year
Released 2009
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The Fighter

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 115 minutes

Starring:

Mark

Mark Wahlberg's Portrait

Wahlberg

Plays as

Mickey Ward

(Leading Role)

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Dickie Eklund

(Leading Role)

Amy

Amy Adams's Portrait

Adams

Plays as

Charlene Fleming

(Supporting Role)

Melissa

Melissa Leo's Portrait

Leo

Plays as

Alice Ward

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: David O. Russell

Christian Bale's Character Name: Dickie Eklund

Box Office Sales: $93,617,009

Rated: Rated R For language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.

Synopsis: Dicky Eklund is a former boxing hero who squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. Micky Ward, his half-brother, is a struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life living in his big brother's shadow. The Fighter is the story of two brothers who come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family and redeem their past.

Year
Released 2010
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The Prestige

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Running Time: 130 minutes

Starring:

Hugh

Hugh Jackman's Portrait

Jackman

Plays as

Rupert Angier

(Leading Role)

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Alfred Borden

(Leading Role)

Scarlett

Scarlett Johansson's Portrait

Johansson

Plays as

Olivia

(Leading Role)

Michael

Michael Caine's Portrait

Caine

Plays as

Cutter

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale's Character Name: Alfred Borden

Box Office Sales: $53,089,891

Rated: Rated PG-13 For violence and disturbing images.

Year
Released 2006
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Reign of Fire

Movie Genre: Action

Christian Bale's Character Name: Quinn Abercromby

Box Office Sales: $43,061,982

Rated: Rated PG-13 For intense action violence.

Year
Released 2002
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American Psycho

Movie Genre: Black Comedy

Directed by: Mary Harron

Christian Bale's Character Name: Patrick Bateman

Box Office Sales: $15,070,285

Rated: Rated R For strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language.

Year
Released 2000
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Out of the Furnace

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 115 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Russell Baze

(Leading Role)

Woody

Woody Harrelson's Portrait

Harrelson

Plays as

Harlan DeGroat

(Supporting Role)

Casey

Casey Affleck's Portrait

Affleck

Plays as

Rodney Baze Jr.

(Supporting Role)

Forest

Forest Whitaker's Portrait

Whitaker

Plays as

Chief Wesley Barnes

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Christian Bale's Character Name: Russell Baze

Box Office Sales: $11,330,849

Rated: Rated R For strong violence, language and drug content.

Synopsis: Russell Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so—with nothing left to lose—Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.

Year
Released 2013
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Swing Kids

Movie Genre: Musical

Christian Bale's Character Name: Thomas Berger

Box Office Sales: $5,632,086

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1993
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Rescue Dawn

Movie Genre: Action

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Dieter Dengler

(Leading Role)

Steve

Steve Zahn's Portrait

Zahn

Plays as

Duane

(Supporting Role)

Jeremy

Jeremy Davies's Portrait

Davies

Plays as

Gene

(Supporting Role)

Galen

Galen Yuen's Portrait

Yuen

Plays as

Y.C.

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Christian Bale's Character Name: Dieter Dengler

Box Office Sales: $5,490,423

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some sequences of intense war violence and torture.

Year
Released 2007
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Hauru no ugoku shiro

Movie Genre: Adventure

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Christian Bale's Character Name: Howl

Box Office Sales: $4,710,455

Rated: Rated PG For frightening images and brief mild language.

Year
Released 2005
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I'm Not There

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Christian Bale's Character Name: Bob Dylan / John / Jack

Box Office Sales: $4,017,609

Rated: Rated R For language, some sexuality and nudity.

Year
Released 2007
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Laurel Canyon

Movie Genre: Drama

Christian Bale's Character Name: Sam

Box Office Sales: $3,661,906

Rated: Rated R For sexuality, language and drug use.

Year
Released 2003
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Harsh Times

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Jim Davis

(Leading Role)

Freddy

Freddy Rodriguez's Portrait

Rodriguez

Plays as

Mike Alvarez

(Supporting Role)

Eva

Eva Longoria's Portrait

Longoria

Plays as

Sylvia

(Supporting Role)

Terry

Terry Crews's Portrait

Crews

Plays as

Darrel

(Supporting Role)

Christian Bale's Character Name: Jim Davis

Box Office Sales: $3,337,931

Rated: Rated R For strong violence, language and drug use.

Year
Released 2006
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Newsies

Movie Genre:

Starring:

Bill

Bill Pullman's Portrait

Pullman

Plays as

Bryan Denton

( Role)

Robert

Robert Duvall's Portrait

Duvall

Plays as

Joseph Pulitzer

( Role)

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Jack Kelly/Francis Sullivan

(Leading Role)

Christian Bale's Character Name: Jack Kelly/Francis Sullivan

Box Office Sales: $2,706,352

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1992
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Equilibrium

Movie Genre: Action

Running Time: 107 minutes

Christian Bale's Character Name: Clerick John Preston

Box Office Sales: $1,190,018

Rated: Rated R For violence.

Year
Released 2002
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The Machinist

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Christian Bale's Character Name: Trevor Reznik

Box Office Sales: $1,082,044

Rated: Rated R For violence and disturbing images, sexuality and language.

Year
Released 2004
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Velvet Goldmine

Movie Genre: Musical

Starring:

Ewan

Ewan McGregor's Portrait

McGregor

Plays as

Curt Wild

( Role)

Jonathan

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers's Portrait

Rhys-Meyers

Plays as

Brian Slade

( Role)

Toni

Toni Collette's Portrait

Collette

Plays as

Mandy Slade

( Role)

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Arthur Stuart

(Leading Role)

Eddie

Eddie Izzard's Portrait

Izzard

Plays as

Jerry Divine

( Role)

Emily

Emily Woof's Portrait

Woof

Plays as

Shannon

( Role)

Michael

Michael Feast's Portrait

Feast

Plays as

Cecil

( Role)

Keith-Lee

Keith-Lee Castle's Portrait

Castle

Plays as

Harley

( Role)

Janet

Janet McTeer's Portrait

McTeer

Plays as

Narrator

( Role)

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Christian Bale's Character Name: Arthur Stuart

Box Office Sales: $1,053,788

Rated: Rated R For strong sexual content, nudity, language and drug use.

Year
Released 1998
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Jin líng shí san chai

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 141 minutes

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

John Miller

(Leading Role)

Ni

Ni Ni's Portrait

Ni

Plays as

Yu Mo

(Supporting Role)

Tong

Tong Dawei's Portrait

Dawei

Plays as

Major Li

(Supporting Role)

Shigeo

Shigeo Kobayashi's Portrait

Kobayashi

Plays as

Lt. Kato

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Christian Bale's Character Name: John Miller

Box Office Sales: $311,434

Rated: Rated R For strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language.

Synopsis: The film, set during the Japanese invasion of China, is told from a young girl's point of view, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese.

Year
Released 2011
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Metroland

Movie Genre:

Starring:

Christian

Christian Bale's Portrait

Bale

Plays as

Chris

(Leading Role)

Lee

Lee Ross's Portrait

Ross

Plays as

Toni

( Role)

Emily

Emily Watson's Portrait

Watson

Plays as

Marion

( Role)

Elsa

Elsa Zylberstein's Portrait

Zylberstein

Plays as

Annick

( Role)

Rufus's Portrait

Rufus

Plays as

Henri

( Role)

Jonathan

Jonathan Aris's Portrait

Aris

Plays as

Dave

( Role)

Ifan

Ifan Meredith's Portrait

Meredith

Plays as

Mickey

( Role)

Amanda

Amanda Ryan's Portrait

Ryan

Plays as

Joanna

( Role)

John

John Wood's Portrait

Wood

Plays as

Retired Commuter

( Role)

Christian Bale's Character Name: Chris

Box Office Sales: $303,909

Rated: Rated R For strong sexuality, and for language. .

Year
Released 1999
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All the Little Animals

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Christian Bale's Character Name: Bobby

Box Office Sales: $23,349

Rated: Rated R For some violence.

Year
Released 1999
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Killing Pablo

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Christian Bale's Character Name: Major Steve Jacoby

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 2011
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