First came on the scene in Steven Speilberg's "Empire of the Sun".
Best known for his portrayal of Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's translation of "American Psycho", written by Brett Easton Ellis.
Lost over 60 pounds to play Trevor Reznik in "El Maquinista", endangering his chance of playing Batman in "Batman Begins", which he would film directly afterwards.
Revived the "Batman" franchise in 2005 (with some help from Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, and Ken Watanabe)in forementioned, "Batman Begins".
Is the best actor of the 21st century.(If you dont know that yet, you will soon ;)
But i ain't no fucking fag, man.
Except on the internet, he's drastically underrrated and underexposed. Has major roles in Empire of the Sun, Batman Begins, American Psycho, the Prestige, Rescue Dawn, I'm Not There.
If the world was fair, Christian Bale would have been nominated ten times for an Oscar by now.