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Bale, Christian 1974-

Works: 373 works in 1,511 publications in 9 languages and 59,662 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  War films  Biographical films  Sports films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Christian Bale
Publications by Christian Bale
Most widely held works about Christian Bale
Most widely held works by Christian Bale
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( visu )
80 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,311 libraries worldwide
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him dangerous. Batman seeks to stop the mysterious Joker at all costs. He has no method at all and seeks to see the world plunge into the fire he has yet to light. But, Batman has come to represents the symbol of hope
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan( visu )
80 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,827 libraries worldwide
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
Pocahontas by Walt Disney( visu )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 3,366 libraries worldwide
In 1607, the Virginia Company sends a ship from England to America to stake a claim on the New World and bring back the gold that is rumored to be abundant there. Ambitious Governor Ratcliffe is head of the expedition, but well-known explorer and adventurer John Smith is the natural leader. Well-armed, the men anticipate easily fighting off any one they encounter, but John Smith's first meeting with a native is not at all what he expects. Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas resists taking life seriously, although her father wishes for her to marry and take her place as a leader of her people. As Pocahontas and John Smith fall in love, however, both find that their lives are going in directions they never anticipated
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( visu )
58 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,621 libraries worldwide
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act
American Hustle by David O Russell( visu )
33 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,580 libraries worldwide
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down
3:10 to Yuma by James Mangold( visu )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,458 libraries worldwide
Arizona in the late 1800s. Infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail, and dangers at every turn, the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny
The fighter by Mark Wahlberg( visu )
37 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,435 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process
The prestige by Christopher Nolan( visu )
35 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,225 libraries worldwide
In turn-of-the-century Victorian London, charismatic showman Robert Angier and gifted illusionist Alfred Borden are two young magicians whose friendship is destroyed when the love of Angier's life dies in a trick gone wrong. Their rivalry escalates into an obsession full of deceit and sabotage. When Borden's "transported man" trick becomes famous, Angier will go to any length to top it, even pursuing a fantastic and frightening machine developed by Nicola Tesla
The new world by Terrence Malick( visu )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,157 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of the 17th century, three ships arrive in "The New World," to found the settlement of Jamestown, in what will become the colony of Virginia. The English see a pristine Eden, and the inhabitants of the great native civilization see invaders. Captain John Smith--sent on a reconnaissance mission to scope out "the Naturals'" fortifications--is quickly captured and sentenced to death by the chief. At the last moment the chief's favorite daughter, Pocahontas, throws herself upon Smith and begs her father to spare his life. The passionate and noble young native woman and the ambitious soldier of fortune find themselves torn between the undeniable requirements of civic duty and the inescapable demands of the heart. Love, loss, and discovery animate the story, an elegiac celebration of the America that was ... and the America that was yet to come
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( visu )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 2,112 libraries worldwide
A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman( visu )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,066 libraries worldwide
In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Public enemies by Michael Mann( visu )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,024 libraries worldwide
1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to Chicago, where he meets hatcheck girl Billie Frechette and falls in love, but struggles to reconcile his new romance with his life on the run. Meanwhile, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover has enlisted Special Agent Melvin Purvis to use the latest techniques and equipment to catch Dillinger-Public Enemy Number One-even as Purvis realizes that doing so may stretch his principles to the breaking point
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( visu )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,999 libraries worldwide
Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, this film tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,923 libraries worldwide
With her husband off at war, Marmee (Sarandon) is left alone to raise her four daughters - her "little women." There is the spirited Jo (Ryder), who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst & Mathis). As the years pass, the sisters share some of their most cherished - and painful - moments of self-discovery as they become women. Aunt March (Wickes) and Marmee's wisdom and strength guide them through issues of independence, romance and virtue
Terminator salvation by McG( visu )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,870 libraries worldwide
The future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind
Henry V by William Shakespeare( visu )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( visu )
51 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
American psycho by Mary Harron( visu )
71 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,470 libraries worldwide
A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder
Rescue dawn by Werner Herzog( visu )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story
Exodus : gods and kings ( visu )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues
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Bale, Christian Charles Phillip 1974-
Bale, Christian Morgan 1974-
Christian Bale acteur britannique
Christian Bale actor galés
Christian Bale attore britannico
Christian Bale britischer Schauspieler
Christian Bale Brits acteur
Christian Bale Inglis actor
Christian Bale walijski aktor
Christianus Bale
Kristian Beyl
Kristians Beils
Κρίστιαν Μπέιλ Άγγλος ηθοποιός
Бэйл, Кристиан
Кристиан Бейл
Кристиан Бэйл
Кристиан Бэйл Жүжигчин
Кристијан Бејл
Крисчън Бейл
Крістіан Бейл
Քրիստիան Բեյլ
כריסטיאן בייל
كريستيان بيل
کریستین بیل صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی
کریستین بەیڵ
क्रिस्टियन बेल
கிரிஸ்டியன் பேல்
ക്രിസ്റ്റ്യൻ ബെയ്ൽ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് നടൻ
คริสเตียน เบล
კრისტიან ბეილი
크리스천 베일
基斯頓比爾 英國演員
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French (40)
Spanish (15)
Japanese (11)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (4)
Chinese (1)
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