Best Movies of All Time + [top 5]

Christian Bale

Today we're celebrating the 38th birthday of Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale. Bale, who got his acting start in the mid-1980s, landed his first appearances in a theatrically-released film in the 1987 films Mio in the Land of Faraway and Empire of the Sun. From there, he worked relatively consistently throughout the 1990s, appearing in high-profile films like 1994's Little Women, 1996's The Portrait of a Lady and 1999's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It wasn't until 2000 that he made his first big splash in the film American Psycho, which brought him to public attention. He nabbed roles in some smaller independent films before shooting to the A-list with his turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's 2005 film, Batman Begins. With his newfound star status, Bale has managed to nab a number of roles since then, including the 2008 sequel The Dark Knight as well as the final chapter in Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, which audiences will be able to see this summer. So, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite of Bale's performances. I hope you enjoy the videos I've found. Once again, happy birthday, Christian Bale!

5. Dan Evans
3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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4. Alfred Borden
The Prestige (2006)

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3. Jack / Pastor John
I'm Not There. (2007)

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2. Dicky Eklund
The Fighter (2010)

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1. Patrick Bateman
American Psycho (2000)