Christian Charles Philip Bale
is a Welsh actor who is best known for his role as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
and Bruce Wayne/Batman
in Christopher Nolan
's The Dark Knight
trilogy which earned him the 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Hero
For Disney, he played Jack "Cowboy" Kelly in the 1992 Disney film Newsies and voiced Thomas in the 1995 Disney animated film Pocahontas. He also played Thomas Berger in Swing Kids, Alfred Borden/The Professor/Bernard Fallon in the 2006 Touchstone Pictures film The Prestige and Quinn Abercromby in the 2002 film Reign of Fire. He also voiced Howl Jenkins Pendragon in the English dub of Howl's Moving Castle.
- He was considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones along with Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Colin Hanks, Heath Ledger, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Eric Christian Olsen, Erik von Detten, Chris Klein, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonathan Brandis.