Christian Charles Philip Bale
Net Worth: $60 million
Source of Wealth: films
Born: January 30, 1974 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Christian Bale began his career in acting as a child. He landed his first commercial at the age of nine for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982. Soon after, he made his stage debut London in The Nerd, opposite comedian Rowan Atkinson.
In 1987, Bale starred in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. Bale’s great performance won him positive reviews as well as the National Board of Review’s award for Best Juvenile Performance and the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture.
More parts followed, including roles in William Shakespeare’s Henry V (1989), Little Women (1994), and Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady (1996), opposite Nicole Kidman.
In 2000, Christian reached when he played a 1980s serial killer in American Psycho.
Bale then the part as the superhero Batman in Batman Begins (2005). He beat out such actors as Cillian Murphy, Joshua Jackson, and Jake Gyllenhaal, and for the part. The movie was a hit, grossing over $370 million at the box office worldwide.
Bale has continued to star in successful movies including, Harsh Times (2005), Rescue Dawn (2006), The Prestige (2006) co-starring Hugh Jackman, 3:10 to Yuma (2007) with Russell Crowe, Terminator Salvation (2009) and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Ries (2008).
How much money does Christian Bale make?
|The Dark Knight (2008)||$10,000,000|
|Terminator Salvation (2009)||$8,000,000 + % gross|