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How Christian Bale Is the Best Actor in Industry Right Now

Christian Bale is a British actor known for his versatility and transformations. He has 32 credits as a leading actor along with 12 supporting roles. He has also worked as an Executive Producer.

Diversity in Acting Style

Lots of diversity is seen in the acting style of the famous actor. Bale pulled out roles of a teenage boy to a 70-year-old. He has played the roles of

  • Psychopath
  • Fighter
  • Magician
  • Superhero
  • Soldier
  • Insomniac
  • Politician
  • Mill Worker
  • Countryman
  • FBI Agent

Bale is also famous for portraying characters of different ages in the same movie like Vice where he portrays Dick Cheney from age 30 to 70. Versatility in characters proves that the actor understands the assignment and fulfills the job. Hence he is one of the best actor of this era.

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Top Rated Movies

Christian Bale has provided the industry some top-rated movies. He has worked with famous directors like Christopher Nolan etc. Here is a list of some top-rated movies starring Bale

  • Rescue Dawn: IMBd Ratings(7.3/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 90%
  • 3:10 To Yuma: IMBd Ratings(7.7/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 89%
  • The Fighter: IMBd Ratings(7.8/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 91%
  • Batman Begins: IMBd Ratings(8.2/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 84%
  • The Big Short: IMBd Ratings(7.8/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 89%
  • Ford vs Ferrari: IMBd Ratings(8.1/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 92%
  • The Dark Knight Rises: IMBd Ratings(8.4/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 87%
  • The Prestige: IMBd Ratings(8.5/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 76%
  • American Hustle: IMBd Ratings(7.2/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 92%
  • The Dark Knight: IMBd Ratings(9/10) Rotten Tomatoes Ratings 94%

Many underrated movies are also blessed with the presence of this great actor.

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List of Awards

English actor has been nominated and won many awards. Here are some

Academy Awards

  • Won for The Fighter(2011) as Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated for American Hustle(2014) as Best Actor
  • Nominated for The Big Short(2016) as Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated for Vice(2019) as Best Actor

British Academy Film Awards

  • Nominated for The Fighter(2011) as Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated for American Hustle(2014) as Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Nominated for The Big Short(2016) as Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated for Vice(2019) as Best Actor in a Leading Role

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won for The Fighter(2011) as Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated for American Hustle(2014) as Best Actor
  • Nominated for The Big Short(2016) as Best Actor
  • Won for Vice(2019) as Best Actor
  • Nominated for Ford v Ferrari(2020) as Best Actor

Screen Actor Guild Awards

  • Nominated for 3:10 to Yuma(2008)
  • Won The Fighter(2011)
  • Won for American Hustle(2014)
  • Nominated for The Big Short(2016)
  • Nominated for Vice(2019)
  • Nominated for Ford v Ferrari(2020)

Other Awards and Nominations

  • 4 Nominees in AACTA International Awards
  • 6 Nominees and 6 Wins in Critics Choice Movie Awards
  • 3 Nominees and 1 Win in Empire Awards
  • 7 nominees and 1 Win in MTV Movie & TV Awards
  • 5 Nominees and 3 Wins in People's Choice Awards
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High Grossing Movies

The Dark Knight star has 32 Leading actor credits with $4,451,321,143 on worldwide box office (rank #28)

The actor has given many $100M+ movies where The Dark Knight Rises makes to the top of the list with more than 1 Billion Dollars on Worldwide Box Office.

Some of the highest-grossing movies with worldwide Box Office score are

  • The Dark Knight Rises: $1,082,228,107
  • The Dark Knight: $999,046,281
  • Terminator Salvation: $365,491,792
  • Batman Begins: $359,004,502
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings: $268,314,513
  • American Hustle: $257,858,943
  • Ford v. Ferrari: $224,418,748


Transformations

Christian Bale is famous perhaps mostly because of the body transformations that he goes through in a very short period to prepare for roles in upcoming movies.

For acting in American Psyco, Bale transformed himself mainly using no carbs and a full protein diet. Indeed, it was the first time actor's true potential came in front of people.

In 2004 Bale lost more than 25kg and got himself 55kg for the role of Trever Reznik in The Machinist.

Shortly after, he has to gain 25kg just in 5 months before the production of Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins started.

He lost weight again in 2006 to 61kg to play Dieter Dengler in Rescue Dawn.

In 2008 Bale gained 25kg to play Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight.

The next massive transformation was for his role in David o Russel's The Fighter. He lost around 20kg to perform a former boxer who had a drug addiction problem.

For his highest-scoring movie bale had to take his weight to 90kg. Batman has to face his massive nemesis Bane played by Tom Hardy.

Shortly after, Bale starred in American Hustle for which he has to gain some weight and lose his buffed-up shape. That earned him an academy awards nomination.

For his next project Exodus: Gods and Kings, Bale has to lose the weight he gained for American Hustle.

In 2018, Bale played 70 years old Dick Cheney in Vice for which he took up almost 20kg and became over 100kg.

In 2020, for Ford v. Ferrari, he lost around 30kg. When asked how he did that he simply said: "I didn't eat."

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© 2021 Junaid Ahmad Raza

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