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7 unknown facts about English actor Christian Bale

The English actor gained popular recognition for his role as serial killer Patrick Bateman in the 2000 film American Psycho. Find out some of the actor's hidden facts below!

By  Kelsey Miller
  • Christian Bale is actually Welsh. He has won an Oscar and two Golden Globes.
  • The Hollywood star started his career at a very young age.
  • When he was 13 he starred in Steven Spielberg's war film Empire of the Sun (1987).
  • As of 2020 Bale's net worth is $80 million.

1. His mother Jenny was a circus performer.

2. His first acting role was in 1982 in a commercial for fabric softener Lenor. The brand still exists and has launched a new scent in Germany.

3. In 1983, he starred as a child rock star in Pac-Man cereal commercial.
4. His sister Louise Bale is a director and actress. She acted and produced the 2003 short film The Death of Batman.

Christina Bale with mother Jenny, his father David Bale, and sisters

5. He met his wife Sibi Blažić through Winona Ryder. She was Ryder's personal assistant. Blažić is a Serbian-American former model and make-up artist and the couple married in 2000.

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blažić

6. He performed all Batman stunts himself.
7. He lost 63 pounds for his role in “The Machinist". The extreme weight loss affected Bale.
Bonus Fact: Did you know the actor turned down a $50 million offer to appear in a fourth Batman film and/or a Justice League movie?

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