Christian Bale: biography
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in January 1974 in west Wales, in the family of the pilot and the Circus. Christian was the youngest child. In addition to his three daughters, the younger family. Beila often changed location, moving from England to Portugal, from Portugal to the United States. Christian Charles Philip subsequently named 15 towns, which changed his family, as he grew up.
A talent for play-acting, Christian showed at a young age. As it turned out, these abilities he inherited: two grandparents were actors and managed to preserve good connections in the world of cinema, which over time was useful and grandchildren. As early as 9 years old Bale appeared on British television screen. He starred in commercials cereal flakes. A year later, Chris played a small role in the production of "Botanica", which came out on stage with the famous comic actor Rowan Atkinson, whom we know as Mr. Bean. British comedian praised the capable boy and invited him to his staging of "Nerd".
Learn acting skills Christian Bale began late. At the age of 20, he auditioned and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and then enrolled at the London School of language and drama.
The debut film role for 13-year-old British actor was the role of Yum Hume, another main character in the film "Mio, my Mio" Vladimir Grammatikova. The film was released in 1987 and was a joint Soviet-Scandinavian project.
But the world-renowned Christian Bale took the second picture - the drama of Stephen Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun". The film tells about the events in China during World War II. Bale played an English teenager who lives with his parents in Shanghai. For this role on the young actor fell down many kinds of rewards. One of them handed the US National Board of Review.
Bale unleashed on the glory proved an intolerable burden for a teenager. Regular interviews, press conferences, presentations are so oppressed Christian, that he had decided to adjourn the time in movies.
15-year-old Chris back on screens with the film "Henry V», delivered by the works of Shakespeare. This was followed by such films as "Treasure Island" and "Quality murder."
A new stage in the Christian Bale film career began in 1992 when he was 18 years old. The artist began to trust "adult" role. First he played in the movie musical "Newsies," where Christopher handy ability to sing and dance. The tape was waiting for failure, but nevertheless the audience to notice and remember charming actor. Next Feed musical - drama "Swingers" received extremely high marks from critics and audience success.
Soon on the big screens out the picture of "Little Women." It was immediately recognized as a best-seller, and 3 times nominated for "Oscar".
During this period, Bale removed a lot. Each year, came out several films with his participation. The brightest of them - "Portrait of a Lady," where Christian starred with Nicole Kidman and the comic strip "Metroland". It may be noted, and the painting "American Psycho", where the actor had to embody the image of the cruel murderer and maniac Patrick Bateman. In this thriller Bale was able to convincingly play a man with a split personality. Moreover, according to director he had a plan to significantly increase muscle. The role required a lot of physical and psychological stress and tremendous work on himself. Bail Efforts paid off: he was among the most sought-after actors.
In 2004, the artist got a very challenging role of Trevor in the movie "The Machinist," directed by Brad Anderson. For this work, he has lost 60 pounds and really became a "living corpse", as required, and the plot. But for the image of the hero of Gotham City in the film "Batman Begins", released in 2005, Christian Bale on the contrary had the most to gain weight. His man-bat was extremely convincing and charming.