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    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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Christian Bale Gets Existential in the Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 15th 2014, 11:27AM

Dec 15th 2014, 11:27AM

Weekend Box Office: 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Dethrones the Reign of 'Mockingjay'

Posted by
The Associated Press on Dec 14th 2014, 7:41AM

Dec 14th 2014, 7:41AM

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Biblical Epic

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 11th 2014, 2:00PM

Dec 11th 2014, 2:00PM

Ridley Scott and Christian Bale on the Trials and Tribulations of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 10th 2014, 2:00PM

Dec 10th 2014, 2:00PM

Christian Bale Was Bummed When Ben Affleck Was Cast as Batman

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 24th 2014, 11:45AM

Nov 24th 2014, 11:45AM

10 of the Greatest Movie Transformations Ever

Posted by
Cydney Fisher on Nov 22nd 2014, 4:00AM

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:00AM

Now the Studio Has Dropped Out of Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic, Too

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 20th 2014, 9:30AM

Nov 20th 2014, 9:30AM

Christian Bale Has All the Right Answers in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Nov 20th 2014, 7:00AM

Nov 20th 2014, 7:00AM

Michael Fassbender May Replace Christian Bale in Steve Jobs Biopic

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 4th 2014, 10:50AM

Nov 4th 2014, 10:50AM

Nevermind: Christian Bale Has Left the Steve Jobs Biopic

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 3rd 2014, 9:50AM

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:50AM

Seth Rogen & Jessica Chastain May Join Steve Jobs Biopic

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 30th 2014, 11:30AM

Oct 30th 2014, 11:30AM

It's Official: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin-Penned Biopic

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 23rd 2014, 9:30AM

Oct 23rd 2014, 9:30AM

Take a Peek at the Plagues in This Stunning 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 1st 2014, 6:43AM

Oct 1st 2014, 6:43AM

Remember That Time Bane Crashed a Couple's Wedding? (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 22nd 2014, 8:00AM

Aug 22nd 2014, 8:00AM

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Get Wild for 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 20th 2014, 9:37AM

Aug 20th 2014, 9:37AM

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

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