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Edward Furlong, Thomas Dekker, Nick Stahl, Christian Bale, Michael Edwards, Jason Clarke

Christian Bale [7]

Born:January 30, 1974 (47)
Filmography Rating:8.21 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.55 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.95 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73.93%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Pocahontas [1995](21) => Thomas  (voice)
A Midsummer Night's Dream [1999](25) => Demetrius
Reign of Fire [2002](28) => Quinn Abercromby
Batman Begins [2005](31) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
The Dark Knight [2008](34) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Terminator Salvation [2009](35) => John Connor
The Dark Knight Rises [2012](38) => Bruce Wayne

Trivia that mentions this person:
Batman Begins [2005]
  • Katie Holmes has played alongside two actors who've portrayed Batman. Christian Bale in this film, and Michael Keaton in First Daughter.
    Batman Forever [1995]
  • Christian Bale, Corey Feldman, [?] Corey Haim, and Matt Damon all reportedly auditioned for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin. However Christian Bale later stated that the report of him auditioning for the role was just rumor.
    The Dark Knight [2008]
  • Bruce Wayne develops and wears a new Batsuit in the film. This Batsuit was an improvement on the outfit from Batman Begins, and made Christian Bale more comfortable and agile in his performance. It was constructed from 200 unique pieces of rubber, fibreglass, metallic mesh, and nylon (producing an impression of sophisticated technology), with elastic banding added for tightening the costume to fit Bale. The gauntlets had their razors made retractable and able to be fired. The suit's cowl was based on a motorcycle helmet and separated from the neck piece, allowing Bale to move his head left/right/up/down, and comes equipped with white eye lenses for when Batman turns on Bat-sonar.
    Terminator Salvation [2009]
  • Christian Bale is one of seven actors to play John Connor. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the adult John Connor was played by Michael Edwards, the teenage John Connor was played by Edward Furlong and the infant John Connor (who appeared during Sarah Connor's dream sequence of the nuclear attack) was played by [?] Dalton Abbott. Nick Stahl played the fourth John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Thomas Dekker played John Connor in the TV series, [Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles], with [?] John DeVito playing a younger John in a flashback.
  • This is the second franchise that both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Bale have both been involved in, without ever appearing together. They have both also appeared in the [Batman] films.
    The Dark Knight Rises [2012]
  • Christian Bale is the first actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in three [Batman] films.
  • In the film there are a total of five Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and three Oscar nominees: Gary Oldman, Tom Conti, Liam Neeson. Additionally, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal appears in archive footage, bringing the total nominees to nine, unprecedented in a comic book film.
    Man of Steel [2013]
  • Matthew Goode, Armie Hammer, [?] Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Zac Efron and [?] Colin O'Donoghue were on the final shortlist for the lead role. Henry Cavill was finally cast. He was the front runner to play Superman in another [Superman] movie (working title: flyby) but the movie failed to be greenlit and Brandon Routh was cast in Superman Returns instead. Cavill was also runner-up to ~2655~~ for the James Bond role in Casino Royale, Christian Bale for Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins.
    Pocahontas [1995]
  • Irene Bedard (Pocahontas) and Christian Bale (Thomas) both went on to appear in [?] Terrence Malick's live-action version of the Pocahontas story, The New World (as Pocahontas's mother and John Rolfe, respectively).
    Community: Season 6 [2015]
  • During the gala in the episode {Modern Espionage}, the gang uses code names based on the names of actors who have played Batman: Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Adam West, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Voice of Diedrich Bader. The code they use to talk to the group at large is "Belfry", which is based on the phrase "bat in a belfry."
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016]
  • Ben Affleck is seventeen months older than Christian Bale, marking the first time the actor taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne is older than the actor who last played the role in a live action movie since the modern movie sequence started in 1989. In all other Batman roles since, the actor succeeding the role has been younger than the actor who previously played the character. Val Kilmer took the role from Michael Keaton and he is eight years younger. George Clooney, who is eighteen months younger, took the role from Kilmer. Bale is thirteen years younger than Clooney. The FIRST (and only OTHER) time this happened was in 1949, when Robert Lowery took over the role from [?] Lewis Wilson, who played Batman in 1943.
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016]
  • Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to "make sure you can piss in that suit." The two men met quite by accident in a costume shop. They were each buying a Batman costume for their kids.
  • This film marks the third time that the role of Batman has been played by an Oscar-winner. Ben Affleck won best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting and Best Picture for Argo, Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter, and George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, as well as Best Picture for Argo, along with Affleck. This is also the second time an Oscar winner has played Bruce Wayne/Batman's butler, Alfred. Jeremy Irons won Best Actor for [?] Reversal of Fortune and Michael Caine won two Best Supporting Actors for The Cider House Rules and Hannah and Her Sisters.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Kinnaman, Russell Crowe, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Jon Hamm were all considered to play Napoleon Solo.
    The LEGO Movie [2014]
  • Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale at one point were considered to reprise the role of Batman. Emma Stone and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for the leading roles. Denzel Washington was considered to voice Vitruvius.
    Justice League [2017]
  • Billy Crudup plays Barry Allen's (The Flash) father Henry in this film. However, before appearing in the DC Universe, Crudup initially auditioned for and was a top contender for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins before Christian Bale was cast. Crudup also portrayed a DC Comics superhero (Dr. Manhattan) in the film, Watchmen.
    It [2017]
  • The cast of the "Losers Club" were asked whom they wanted to play their adult parts: Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier) said Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) said Jessica Chastain, Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) said Chadwick Boseman, Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak) said Jake Gyllenhaal, Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) said Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) said Chris Pratt, and Jaeden Martell (Bill Denbrough) said Christian Bale. Wolfhard and Lillis are the only actors of the young cast who had eventually gotten their wish, as that Hader and Chastain ended up being cast as the older versions of Ritchie and Beverly, respectively, in the sequel.
    Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018]
  • Woody Harrelson was picked over Christian Bale as Han's mentor.
    Titanic [1997]
  • Christian Bale auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson, but was turned down because James Cameron didn't want two British actors playing the lead roles of two Americans.
    Reign of Fire [2002]
  • Jack Gleeson plays an uncredited role as a member of the audience watching Christian Bale's Star Wars act. They would also share a scene years later in Batman Begins (2005).
  • Christian Bale originally planned to be really skinny and scrawny for the film, figuring that in a post-apocalyptic landscape, food wouldn't be so readily available so most people would lose drastic amounts of weight. But when he showed up for filming and saw how bulked up Matthew McConaughey had become, he had to change his mind and hit the gym. Considering the two have an intensive fight scene in the film, Bale reckoned it would look more evenly matched and therefore more realistic if the two men were of similar build.
  • When this film was made, Christian Bale and Gerard Butler were relatively unknown to the world's audiences. They have both gone on to Hollywood where they are known easily and have made lots of films.
    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part [2019]
  • During the "Gotham City Guys" song, references are made to every actor who has played Batman in live action movies since 1966: Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Adam West.
    A Midsummer Night's Dream [1999]
  • The cast features three Oscar-winners (Kevin Kline, Sam Rockwell and Christian Bale) and three nominees (Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci and David Strathairn).
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018]
  • The early rumors on who would play the young Albus Dumbledore included Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch and then Jared Harris (the son of the late Richard Harris, who played the older Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies).