The Dark Knight Rises, The Fighter, American Psycho: Christian Bale’s best films

Jan 30, 2023CELEB LOOKSArjun Pereira

Colourful career

Starting his career as a 12-year-old in the world of acting, Christian Bale has come a long way playing a variety of roles and eventually played his most well-known role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy.

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Empire of the Sun

Christian Bale’s first film was the coming-of-age war epic, Empire of the Sun, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. Christian got the award for the best performance by a juvenile actor by the National Board of Review.

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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

This was a TV mini-series titled Anastasia: Mystery of Anna in 1986, in which Christian Bale essayed the role of Prince Aleksei, when he was just 12-years-old. This got him noticed by Steven Spielberg, who would then cast him in Empire of the Sun.

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Newsies

After several teenage roles, he acted as an adult in Newsies in 1992.

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Batman Begins

He acted as Bruce Wayne in 2005’s Batman Begins. He won the Saturn award for this film.

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The Dark Knight

In the Dark Knight, he battles the Joker, who wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham.

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The Dark Knight Rises

He was nominated for a BAFTA award for this film and won many awards.

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The Fighter

He won the Academy Award in 2011 for the best performance by an actor in a supporting role for The Fighter.

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American Psycho

In 2000, he won several awards including the ACCA award for best actor in a leading role for American Psycho.

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Rescue Dawn

In his role as a fighter pilot, he goes through an epic struggle for survival after his plane was shot down.

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The Big Short

The film depicts the US mortgage housing crisis of 2005, which resulted in the bubble bursting.

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Vice

Christian Bale gained 45 pounds for his role in this captivating political drama, Vice.

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American Hustle

He essays the role of a conman, who along with Amy Adams, his seductive partner, is forced to work with a wild FBI agent.

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