Bale is known for his mastery of accents and harsh regimens of shedding and gaining weight. The primary examples of this would be seen in such films as The Machinist, Batman Begins and, most recently, Rescue Dawn.
He first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun at the age of 13. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters including his dynamic performance as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.
Top 10 Christian Bale Roles
1. Bruce Wayne / Batman – The Dark Knight
2. Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
3. Trevor Reznik – The Machinist
4. Dan Evans – 3:10 To Yuma
5. Dieter – Rescue Dawn
6. Bruce Wayne / Batman – Batman Begins
7. Alfred Dorden – The Prestige
8. Arthur Stuart – Velvet Goldmine
9. Pastor Jack John – I’m Not There
10. Thomas Berger – Swing Kids