In addition, Christian is best known for his portrayal of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho and Bruce Wayne (Batman) in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He has received critical acclaim for his performance in The Fighter, earning him several awards including the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and a win for the Wikipedia:Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Filmography in Terminator franchise
- Bale has been praised by comic book fans for bringing the dark, aggressive side of Batman back to the character; an attribute that was seemingly lost in the past movie and TV translations.
- Bale is one of the few former child actors to make a successful transition to mainstream acting.
- Bale was originally approached for the role of Marcus Wright, but he was more interested in John Connor instead.