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  • Christian Bale

    Born on January 30, 1974 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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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) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

The 'Exodus' Trailer Is Unsurprisingly Epic and Visually Stunning (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 9th 2014, 10:45AM

Jul 9th 2014, 10:45AM

David Fincher Wants Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 20th 2014, 1:30PM

Mar 20th 2014, 1:30PM

Here's the Real Con Artist Behind Christian Bale's 'American Hustle' Character (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Feb 26th 2014, 1:30PM

Feb 26th 2014, 1:30PM

Oscar Predictions 2014: Who Will Win Best Actor?

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Feb 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Oscars 2014: Who Are the Best Actor Nominees?

Posted by
Jonny Black on Jan 21st 2014, 12:45PM

Jan 21st 2014, 12:45PM

Christian Bale as Moses in 'Exodus': First Look (PHOTO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 30th 2013, 10:15AM

Dec 30th 2013, 10:15AM

'American Hustle' Director David O. Russell: 'It's the Biggest Movie I've Ever Made'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 19th 2013, 5:00AM

Dec 19th 2013, 5:00AM

'American Hustle' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Star-Studded Crime Caper

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 19th 2013, 4:30AM

Dec 19th 2013, 4:30AM

Christian Bale's Comb Over and Other 'American Hustle' Hair Tales

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 11th 2013, 12:00PM

Dec 11th 2013, 12:00PM

Christian Bale: 20 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Out of the Furnace' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Dec 6th 2013, 8:00AM

Dec 6th 2013, 8:00AM

'Out of the Furnace' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Christian Bale Thriller

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 5th 2013, 6:00AM

Dec 5th 2013, 6:00AM

'American Hustle' Clip: Christian Bale Accuses Bradley Cooper of 'Ruining America' (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Dec 4th 2013, 10:30AM

Dec 4th 2013, 10:30AM

Christian Bale Gets Philosophical About 'Out of the Furnace,' 'American Hustle,' Batman

Posted by
Don Kaye on Dec 4th 2013, 7:00AM

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00AM

Christian Bale Says Batkid Is a 'Wonderful Story'

Posted by
Don Kaye on Nov 18th 2013, 9:40AM

Nov 18th 2013, 9:40AM

'American Hustle' Clip: Jennifer Lawrence Sets a Microwave on Fire (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 15th 2013, 11:30AM

Nov 15th 2013, 11:30AM

'American Psycho' Meets 'Dr. Who' in New Musical

Posted by
The Associated Press on Oct 8th 2013, 5:00AM

Oct 8th 2013, 5:00AM

Christian Bale Wins Oscar Buzz in New 'Out of the Furnace' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Oct 5th 2013, 5:00AM

Oct 5th 2013, 5:00AM

'American Hustle' Poster Debut: The '70s Never Looked So Good (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Oct 3rd 2013, 8:30AM

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:30AM

Watch Christian Bale's 'Batman Begins' Audition With Amy Adams (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 23rd 2013, 11:30AM

Sep 23rd 2013, 11:30AM

Ben Affleck Is Batman, Will Appear in 'Man of Steel' Sequel

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Aug 22nd 2013, 5:32PM

Aug 22nd 2013, 5:32PM

Joel Edgerton to Make 'Exodus' as Ramses?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 14th 2013, 7:00AM

Aug 14th 2013, 7:00AM

'American Hustle' Trailer Offers First Look at David O. Russell Crime Epic (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 31st 2013, 8:00AM

Jul 31st 2013, 8:00AM

First Look at Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale in 'American Hustle': Actors Nearly Unrecognizable in Groovy Wigs

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 30th 2013, 8:00AM

Jul 30th 2013, 8:00AM

'Out of the Furnace' Trailer Pits Christian Bale Against Woody Harrelson

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 11th 2013, 12:00PM

Jul 11th 2013, 12:00PM

Christian Bale Confirms He Won't Be Back as Batman

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 2nd 2013, 8:30AM

Jul 2nd 2013, 8:30AM

Christian Bale Cancer Patient: Actor Flies Young Boy And Family To Disneyland

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Sep 10th 2012, 1:41PM

Sep 10th 2012, 1:41PM

Christian Bale Visits 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting Victims In Colorado

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jul 24th 2012, 2:25PM

Jul 24th 2012, 2:25PM

'The Dark Knight Rises' Premiere: Six Tidbits From Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale And The Cast (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jul 17th 2012, 4:46AM

Jul 17th 2012, 4:46AM

'The Dark Knight Rises' IMAX Poster: Bane Is Terrifying (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jul 12th 2012, 8:54AM

Jul 12th 2012, 8:54AM

Oscar Presenters: Melissa Leo, Christian Bale, Colin Firth And Natalie Portman Return To Academy Awards

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 23rd 2012, 12:08PM

Feb 23rd 2012, 12:08PM

Chinese Government Thinks Christian Bale Should Be 'Embarrassed'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 21st 2011, 6:50AM

Dec 21st 2011, 6:50AM

9 Things We Learned While Watching 'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 12th 2011, 5:30PM

Dec 12th 2011, 5:30PM

'American Psycho' Remake in the Works

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 8th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 8th 2011, 10:30AM

Christian Bale Will Not Captain Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' (UPDATE)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 30th 2011, 11:30AM

Nov 30th 2011, 11:30AM

'The Dark Knight Rises' Hits Wall Street [PHOTOS]

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 6th 2011, 1:50PM

Nov 6th 2011, 1:50PM

Terrence Malick Casts Up Two New Projects: Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett in Both, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara On Board Too

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 1st 2011, 12:10PM

Nov 1st 2011, 12:10PM

'Flowers of War' Trailer: Christian Bale's Non-Foreign Foreign Film

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 20th 2011, 12:30PM

Oct 20th 2011, 12:30PM

Terrence Malick Spotted Directing in Austin with Christian Bale, Trusty Hat

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 19th 2011, 4:30AM

Sep 19th 2011, 4:30AM

Tom Hardy in 'Warrior' and More Actors Who Keep Reminding Us We're Out of Shape

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 12th 2011, 3:00AM

Sep 12th 2011, 3:00AM

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