Must watch movies of actor Christian Bale

The actor is known to go any length to get into the character and make himself stand apart.

Christian Bale is regarded as one of those actors whose acting is based on a certain methodology. The English actor is known for his versatility and mostly for his physical transformations in character that makes him stand apart from his contemporaries. The 48-year-old actor landed his breakthrough role at the age of 13 in Steven Spielberg’s 1987 war film Empire of the Sun. Since then the actor has gone on to act in several films and gained wider recognition for his leading roles, such as Batman among various others. Here are some of the most loved and must-watch movies of the actor that one can’t miss.

Prince of Jutland

This 1994 drama adventure film has actors Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, and Kate Beckinsale, besides Christian Bale. The film is an adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th-century works of Saxo Grammaticus.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film is based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, and Dominic West besides Christian Bale. The film is set in the 1890s in Monte Athena – the Kingdom of Italy. The plot of the film revolves around young lovers Lysander and Hermia who are forbidden to marry by their father Egeus. Eventually, the two make plans to escape but Demetrius follows them.

American Psycho

This 2000 horror film is based on the 1991 novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. The film stars Christian Bale as a New York City investment banker leading a double life as a serial killer. Other actors appearing in supporting roles are Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, and Reese Witherspoon among others. The interesting fact about the film is that it blends horror and black comedy in order to satirize 1980s yuppie culture and consumerism.

Some other Christian Bale movies are Mio in the Land of Faraway, Empire of the Sun, Henry V, Newsies, Swing Kids, Little Women, Pocahontas, The Portrait of a Lady, The Secret Agent, Metroland, Velvet Goldmine, All the Little Animals, Shaft, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Laurel Canyon, Reign of Fire Quinn, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Howl’s Moving Castle, Batman Begins, The New World, Harsh Times, 3:10 to Yuma, I’m Not There, The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemies, The Fighter, The Flowers of War, The Dark Knight Rises, Out of the Furnace, American Hustle, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Knight of Cups, and Rescue Dawn.

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