Christian Bale is well recognized for going above and beyond for his roles and is one of the most well-respected actors in Hollywood! His breakthrough role came when he starred in American Psycho in 2000, but his real fame started when he took over the coveted role of Batman in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Since then he’s received critical acclaim for his work in The Fighter, American Hustle, and The Big Short. Here’s a look at the things you probably didn’t know about Christian Bale!
10. Welsh Background
Christian Bale was born on January 30, 1974. His father, David Bale was a commercial pilot and his mother, Jenny, was a circus performer. He is one of four children. He has three sisters, Erin, a musician; Sharon, a computer professional; and Louise, a director and actress. Christian grew up in Wales, but calls himself English. “I was born in Wales but I’m not Welsh — I’m English,” he once said. He spent his childhood in various places like Wales, Surrey, Portugal and Dorset, England.TURNER WORLDWIDE / Rex Features