awards & nominations

The Big Short (2015)

Christian Bale as "Michael Burry"

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

Academy Award (2015)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)NominatedSupporting Actor
Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

American Hustle (2013)

Christian Bale as "Irving Rosenfeld"

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife (Jennifer Lawrence) may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.

Academy Award (2013)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)NominatedLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2013)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Fighter (2010)

Christian Bale as "Dicky Eklund"

For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager. His half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale), once a promising boxer himself, is his very unreliable trainer. Despite Micky's hard work, he is losing and, when the latest fight nearly kills him, he follows his girlfriend's advice and splits from the family. Then Micky becomes a contender for the world title and he -- and his family -- earns a shot at redemption.

Academy Award (2010)WonActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2010)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Christian Bale as "Dan Evans"

Outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured. Wade must be brought to trial, so Dan Evans (Christian Bale), the owner of a drought-stricken ranch, volunteers to escort him to the train. Along the trail, a grudging respect forms between the men, but danger looms at every turn, and the criminal's men are in pursuit.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture