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[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bale.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:248:"You fancy my acting prowess, huh? OH, GOOD FOR YOU!!"]] '''Christian Charles Philip Bale''' (born 1974) is a Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England). Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison. Bale's most famous role prior to the Batman films was his performance as Patrick Bateman in the film adaptation of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. Although he likes to keep details of his personal life away from the public eye, he's not immune to some controversy. In 2008, he was charged for verbal assault on his mother and sister, but he denied the allegations and the charges were dropped on the grounds of lack of evidence. On February 2009, an audio recording of Christian's [[RantInducingSlight lengthy tirade]] on the set of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'', in which he verbally assaulted Director of Photography Shane Hurlburt for wandering about during the shooting of a pivotal scene one time too many, was leaked online. Following the leak, Christian issued a public apology, saying that his actions were "inexcusable" and that he "acted like a punk"; prior to the leak, Christian and Hurlburt talked out their problems almost immediately after the rant. The rant was turned into various [[StupidStatementDanceMix dance mixes]], the most famous of them being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48 "Bale Out"]] by [=RevoLucian=] (with an obligatory cameo by Music/BarbraStreisand), which is quite an EarWorm even by Bale's admission. ---- !!Notable Roles: * Jim Graham, ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' (1987) * Jum Jum, ''Mio in the Land of Faraway'' (1987) * Boy, ''Theatre/HenryV'' (1989) * Jim Hawkins, ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', (1990) * Jack Kelly, ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1992, [[OldShame though apparently he'd rather forget about it...]]) * Thomas Berger ''Swing Kids'' (1993) * Thomas, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' (1995) * Arthur Stuart, ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (1998) * {{Jesus}}, ''Mary Mother of Jesus'' (1999) * Walter Wade Jr., ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' (2000) * Patrick Bateman, ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' (2000) * Quinn, ''ReignOfFire'' (2002) * John Preston, ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002) * Howl, ''[[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Howl's Moving Castle]]'' (2004, English Dub) * Trevor Reznik, ''TheMachinist'' (2004) * John Rolfe, ''The New World'' (the 2nd film about Pocahontas he's appeared in!) * Bruce Wayne/Batman, ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (2005), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (2008), [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' (2012) ** Also voiced the character(s) for the ''Film/BatmanBegins'' video game adaptation. * Alfred Borden, ''Film/ThePrestige'' (2006) * Jim Luther Davis, ''Harsh Times'' (2006) * Dieter Dengler, ''Rescue Dawn'' (2007) * Jack Rollins/Pastor John, ''I'm Not There'' (2007) * Dan Evans, ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'' (2007) * [[TheOtherDarrin John Connor]], ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'' (2009) * Melvin Purvis, ''Film/PublicEnemies'' (2009) * Dick Eklund, ''Film/TheFighter'' (2010) (for which he won an AcademyAward) * John Miller, ''Film/FlowersOfWar'' (2011) (Yes, yes he did, in fact, play both Jesus and Batman). ---- !!Tropes invoked by this actor: * AcademyAward: For ''Film/TheFighter''. * {{Badass}}: He's Batman, Jesus Christ, Patrick Bateman, John Connor and Bob Dylan. * BewareTheNiceOnes: While he is a pretty nice guy, you really don't want to upset him. * ClusterFBomb: Ignoring his rant, he does have a bit of a potty mouth in interviews. * DyeingForYourArt: Well, more like gaining and dropping tons of weight for your art, anyway. * ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Christian wanted to attend the US Army's Ranger School for his role in ''Harsh Times'', but couldn't fit the 2 month [[TrainingFromHell program]] into the month that he was given to prepare. He also worked with several Special Ops types for his role in 'Terminator Salvation''. * MrFanservice * FakeAmerican: Christian usually puts on an American accent if the role calls for it and keeps it while filming and advertising. This is present for both his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and with a Midwestern accent in ''Film/PublicEnemies''. He didn't drop it during the infamous rant, but towards the end, he has a few OohMeAccentsSlipping moments. * FanNickname: "Jesus Bale" when he appeared at a few awards ceremonies with extremely long hair and a beard. To add to it, his name is Christian and he played Jesus many years before. ** [=BatBale=]. * FormerChildStar: Averted, as he is even more successful now than as a child actor. * FrozenFace: Christian is capable of unusually intense stares and untwitching facial expressions, which made his role in ''Equilibrium'' all the more awesome. * [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]] * HotDad * LargeHam: A few of his few roles. ** Not to mention his infamous rant. * MeanCharacterNiceActor: His outburst aside, he seems a lot more relaxed and friendly off-screen. ** So much as to go to Aurora, Colorado and visit the hospitalized victims of the ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' midnight matinee shooting and the memorial for the deceased. ** [[http://batman-news.com/2013/01/20/christian-bale-calls-8-year-old-cancer-patient-video/ He also recently called a 8-year-old cancer patient who happened to be a big Batman fan, holding a funny and uplifting conversation with the kid.]] * OldShame: Newsies. * OohMeAccentsSlipping: ''Averted''. He even will keep using whatever accent used in the film even during promotional work. ** At this point most people aren't sure if he even ''has'' a "real" accent anymore. ** Though, if you listen to his infamous rant, you can hear the Welsh accent breaking through during, "OHHHH, GOOD for YOU" ** Happens during his role in ''Newsies'' a few times. * OneOfUs: See the page for examples. * RantInducingSlight: And thanks to the Internet he might NeverLiveItDown. * SarcasmMode: "Oh, good for yoooou!" * ShirtlessScene: In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Equilibrium'', ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', and ''TheMachinist''. Though the last one falls under FanDisservice. * WhatMightHaveBeen: He was originally supposed to play GeorgeWBush in Creator/OliverStone's ''[[Film/{{W}} W.]]'', but he dropped out at the last minute due to a fear that he wouldn't be able to accurately play the part. ----
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[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bale.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:248:"You fancy my acting prowess, huh? OH, GOOD FOR YOU!!"]] '''Christian Charles Philip Bale''' (born 1974) is a Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England). Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison. Bale's most famous role prior to the Batman films was his performance as Patrick Bateman in the film adaptation of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. Although he likes to keep details of his personal life away from the public eye, he's not immune to some controversy. In 2008, he was charged for verbal assault on his mother and sister, but he denied the allegations and the charges were dropped on the grounds of lack of evidence. On February 2009, an audio recording of Christian's [[RantInducingSlight lengthy tirade]] on the set of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'', in which he verbally assaulted Director of Photography Shane Hurlburt for wandering about during the shooting of a pivotal scene one time too many, was leaked online. Following the leak, Christian issued a public apology, saying that his actions were "inexcusable" and that he "acted like a punk"; prior to the leak, Christian and Hurlburt talked out their problems almost immediately after the rant. The rant was turned into various [[StupidStatementDanceMix dance mixes]], the most famous of them being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48 "Bale Out"]] by [=RevoLucian=] (with an obligatory cameo by Music/BarbraStreisand), which is quite an EarWorm even by Bale's admission. ---- !!Notable Roles: * Jim Graham, ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' (1987) * Jum Jum, ''Mio in the Land of Faraway'' (1987) * Boy, ''Theatre/HenryV'' (1989) * Jim Hawkins, ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', (1990) * Jack Kelly, ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1992, [[OldShame though apparently he'd rather forget about it...]]) * Thomas Berger ''Swing Kids'' (1993) * Thomas, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' (1995) * Arthur Stuart, ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (1998) * {{Jesus}}, ''Mary Mother of Jesus'' (1999) * Walter Wade Jr., ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' (2000) * Patrick Bateman, ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' (2000) * Quinn, ''ReignOfFire'' (2002) * John Preston, ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002) * Howl, ''[[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Howl's Moving Castle]]'' (2004, English Dub) * Trevor Reznik, ''TheMachinist'' (2004) * John Rolfe, ''The New World'' (the 2nd film about Pocahontas he's appeared in!) * Bruce Wayne/Batman, ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (2005), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (2008), [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' (2012) ** Also voiced the character(s) for the ''Film/BatmanBegins'' video game adaptation. * Alfred Borden, ''Film/ThePrestige'' (2006) * Jim Luther Davis, ''Harsh Times'' (2006) * Dieter Dengler, ''Rescue Dawn'' (2007) * Jack Rollins/Pastor John, ''I'm Not There'' (2007) * Dan Evans, ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'' (2007) * [[TheOtherDarrin John Connor]], ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'' (2009) * Melvin Purvis, ''Film/PublicEnemies'' (2009) * Dick Eklund, ''Film/TheFighter'' (2010) (for which he won an AcademyAward) * John Miller, ''Film/FlowersOfWar'' (2011) (Yes, yes he did, in fact, play both Jesus and Batman). ---- !!Tropes invoked by this actor: * AcademyAward: For ''Film/TheFighter''. * {{Badass}}: He's Batman, Jesus Christ, Patrick Bateman, John Connor and Bob Dylan. * BewareTheNiceOnes: While he is a pretty nice guy, you really don't want to upset him. * ClusterFBomb: Ignoring his rant, he does have a bit of a potty mouth in interviews. * DyeingForYourArt: Well, more like gaining and dropping tons of weight for your art, anyway. * ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Christian wanted to attend the US Army's Ranger School for his role in ''Harsh Times'', but couldn't fit the 2 month [[TrainingFromHell program]] into the month that he was given to prepare. He also worked with several Special Ops types for his role in 'Terminator Salvation''. * MrFanservice * FakeAmerican: Christian usually puts on an American accent if the role calls for it and keeps it while filming and advertising. This is present for both his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and with a Midwestern accent in ''Film/PublicEnemies''. He didn't drop it during the infamous rant, but towards the end, he has a few OohMeAccentsSlipping moments. * FanNickname: "Jesus Bale" when he appeared at a few awards ceremonies with extremely long hair and a beard. To add to it, his name is Christian and he played Jesus many years before. ** [=BatBale=]. * FormerChildStar: Averted, as he is even more successful now than as a child actor. * FrozenFace: Christian is capable of unusually intense stares and untwitching facial expressions, which made his role in ''Equilibrium'' all the more awesome. * [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]] * HotDad * LargeHam: A few of his few roles. ** Not to mention his infamous rant. * MeanCharacterNiceActor: His outburst aside, he seems a lot more relaxed and friendly off-screen. ** So much as to go to Aurora, Colorado and visit the hospitalized victims of the ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' midnight matinee shooting and the memorial for the deceased. ** [[http://batman-news.com/2013/01/20/christian-bale-calls-8-year-old-cancer-patient-video/ He also recently called a 8-year-old cancer patient who happened to be a big Batman fan, holding a funny and uplifting conversation with the kid.]] * OldShame: Newsies. * OohMeAccentsSlipping: ''Averted''. He even will keep using whatever accent used in the film even during promotional work. ** At this point most people aren't sure if he even ''has'' a "real" accent anymore. ** Though, if you listen to his infamous rant, you can hear the Welsh accent breaking through during, "OHHHH, GOOD for YOU" ** Happens during his role in ''Newsies'' a few times. * OneOfUs: See the page for examples. * RantInducingSlight: And thanks to the Internet he might NeverLiveItDown. * SarcasmMode: "Oh, good for yoooou!" * ShirtlessScene: In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Equilibrium'', ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', and ''TheMachinist''. Though the last one falls under FanDisservice. * WhatMightHaveBeen: He was originally supposed to play GeorgeWBush in Creator/OliverStone's ''[[Film/{{W}} W.]]'', but he dropped out at the last minute due to a fear that he wouldn't be able to accurately play the part. ----[[redirect:Creator/ChristianBale]]
26th Apr '13 9:25:30 AM Silverblade2
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* Walter Wade Jr. in ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' (2000)
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* John Miller, ''Film/FlowersOfWar'' (2011)
12th Mar '13 2:41:14 AM Morgenthaler
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bale.jpg [[caption-width:248:"You fancy my acting prowess, huh? OH, GOOD FOR YOU!!"]] Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 1974) is a Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England). Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison.
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19th Feb '13 7:14:13 AM Morgenthaler
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14th Feb '13 1:44:57 AM Aquila89
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A Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England), Christian Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison.
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A Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 1974) is a Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England), Christian England). Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison.
22nd Jan '13 8:20:58 AM X2X
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A Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England), Christian Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''RescueDawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison. Bale's most famous role prior to the Batman films was his performance as Patrick Bateman in the film adaptation of ''AmericanPsycho''.
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A Welsh-born actor (raised mainly in Southern England), Christian Bale is a former child star turned very versatile leading man, with a reputation for taking any role that challenged him. He's also known for being willing to radically transform his body for a role; he lost 63 pounds for ''TheMachinist'', immediately gained it back and then some (100) to play everyone's favorite masked vigilante in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''then'' went skeletal again to star in ''RescueDawn'', ''Rescue Dawn'', ''then'' gained it back for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''then'' went skeletal '''''again''''' to star in ''TheFighter''.''Film/TheFighter''. And then made ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. If you ever needed someone to play both Laurel ''and'' Hardy in the same movie, this is the actor you'd turn to. Reportedly, his next role is to be as NikolaTesla playing opposite NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage as Tesla's rival Thomas Edison. Bale's most famous role prior to the Batman films was his performance as Patrick Bateman in the film adaptation of ''AmericanPsycho''. ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''.

On February 2009, an audio recording of Christian's [[RantInducingSlight lengthy tirade]] on the set of ''{{Franchise/Terminator}} Salvation'', in which he verbally assaulted Director of Photography Shane Hurlburt for wandering about during the shooting of a pivotal scene one time too many, was leaked online. Following the leak, Christian issued a public apology, saying that his actions were "inexcusable" and that he "acted like a punk"; prior to the leak, Christian and Hurlburt talked out their problems almost immediately after the rant. The rant was turned into various [[StupidStatementDanceMix dance mixes]], the most famous of them being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48 "Bale Out"]] by [=RevoLucian=] (with an obligatory cameo by BarbraStreisand), which is quite an EarWorm even by Bale's admission.
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On February 2009, an audio recording of Christian's [[RantInducingSlight lengthy tirade]] on the set of ''{{Franchise/Terminator}} ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'', in which he verbally assaulted Director of Photography Shane Hurlburt for wandering about during the shooting of a pivotal scene one time too many, was leaked online. Following the leak, Christian issued a public apology, saying that his actions were "inexcusable" and that he "acted like a punk"; prior to the leak, Christian and Hurlburt talked out their problems almost immediately after the rant. The rant was turned into various [[StupidStatementDanceMix dance mixes]], the most famous of them being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48 "Bale Out"]] by [=RevoLucian=] (with an obligatory cameo by BarbraStreisand), Music/BarbraStreisand), which is quite an EarWorm even by Bale's admission.

* Jim Graham, ''EmpireOfTheSun'', (1987) * Jum Jum, ''Mio in the Land of Faraway'', (1987) * Boy, ''HenryV'', (1989) * Jim Hawkins, ''TreasureIsland'', (1990) * Jack Kelly, ''{{Newsies}}'', (1992, [[OldShame though apparently he'd rather forget about it...]]) * Thomas Berger ''Swing Kids'', (1993) * Thomas, ''{{Pocahontas}}'', (1995) * Arthur Stuart, ''VelvetGoldmine'' (1998)
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* Jim Graham, ''EmpireOfTheSun'', ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' (1987) * Jum Jum, ''Mio in the Land of Faraway'', Faraway'' (1987) * Boy, ''HenryV'', ''Theatre/HenryV'' (1989) * Jim Hawkins, ''TreasureIsland'', ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', (1990) * Jack Kelly, ''{{Newsies}}'', ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1992, [[OldShame though apparently he'd rather forget about it...]]) * Thomas Berger ''Swing Kids'', Kids'' (1993) * Thomas, ''{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' (1995) * Arthur Stuart, ''VelvetGoldmine'' ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (1998)

* Patrick Bateman, ''AmericanPsycho'' (2000)
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* Patrick Bateman, ''AmericanPsycho'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' (2000)

* John Preston, ''{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002)
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* John Preston, ''{{Equilibrium}}'' ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002)

* [[TheOtherDarrin John Connor]], ''{{Terminator}} Salvation'' (2009)
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* [[TheOtherDarrin John Connor]], ''{{Terminator}} ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'' (2009)

* Dick Eklund, ''TheFighter'' (2010) (For which he won an AcademyAward)
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* Dick Eklund, ''TheFighter'' ''Film/TheFighter'' (2010) (For (for which he won an AcademyAward)

* AcademyAward: For ''TheFighter''.
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* AcademyAward: For ''TheFighter''.''Film/TheFighter''.

* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Christian wanted to attend the US Army's Ranger School for his role in HarshTimes, but couldnt fit the 2 month [[{{TrainingFromHell}} program]] into the month that he was given to prepare. He also worked with several Special Ops types for his role in TerminatorSalvation.
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* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Christian wanted to attend the US Army's Ranger School for his role in HarshTimes, ''Harsh Times'', but couldnt couldn't fit the 2 month [[{{TrainingFromHell}} [[TrainingFromHell program]] into the month that he was given to prepare. He also worked with several Special Ops types for his role in TerminatorSalvation.'Terminator Salvation''.

* FakeAmerican: Christian usually puts on an American accent if the role calls for it and keeps it while filming and advertising. This is present for both his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and with a midwestern accent in PublicEnemies. He didn't drop it during the infamous rant, but towards the end, he has a few OohMeAccentsSlipping moments.
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* FakeAmerican: Christian usually puts on an American accent if the role calls for it and keeps it while filming and advertising. This is present for both his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and with a midwestern Midwestern accent in PublicEnemies.''Film/PublicEnemies''. He didn't drop it during the infamous rant, but towards the end, he has a few OohMeAccentsSlipping moments.

* MeanCharacterNiceActor: His outburst aside, he seems a lot more relaxed and friendly offscreen.
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: His outburst aside, he seems a lot more relaxed and friendly offscreen.off-screen.

* MeanCharacterNiceActor: His outburst aside, he seems ** [[http://batman-news.com/2013/01/20/christian-bale-calls-8-year-old-cancer-patient-video/ He also recently called a lot more relaxed 8-year-old cancer patient who happened to be a big Batman fan, holding a funny and friendly offscreen.uplifting conversation with the kid.]]

** Happens during his role in Newsies a few times.
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** Happens during his role in Newsies ''Newsies'' a few times.

* ShirtlessScene: In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Equilibrium'', ''AmericanPsycho'', and ''TheMachinist''. Though the last one falls under FanDisservice.
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* ShirtlessScene: In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Equilibrium'', ''AmericanPsycho'', ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', and ''TheMachinist''. Though the last one falls under FanDisservice.
2nd Jan '13 5:45:02 AM Craver357
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* Melvin Purvis, ''PublicEnemies'' (2009)
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* Melvin Purvis, ''PublicEnemies'' ''Film/PublicEnemies'' (2009)
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** Happens during his role in Newsies a few times.
4th Dec '12 8:20:39 PM Imbeantown
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** Though, if you listen to his infamous rant, you can hear the Welsh accent breaking through during, "OHHHH, GOOD for YOU"
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