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Christian Bale's name is not forgettable to movie-goers and superhero fanatics alike. After appearing in his first recognizable role at a young age, Empire of the Sun (1987), Bale amped up his game and played a murderous stockbroker in a classic known to this day. In American Psycho (2000) Patrick Bateman becomes the psychotic killer of Wall Street unknown to all and dangerous to most. Bale’s list of movies began to accumulate by the time he starred in the future world of Equilibrium (2002), but it was after his role in The Machinist (2004) that catapulted Bale to superhero stardom.
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Bale soon became the cape-wearing billionaire vigilante that put justice in its place in Gotham City after scoring the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005). With more technological developments and effects to make any child want to fly, Christopher Nolan’s Batman series raised the caped crusader's infamy. In the years to come Bale would star along Hugh Jackman in The Prestige (2006) and Steve Zahn in Rescue Dawn (2006). But perhaps it was his role in 3:10 to Yuma (2007) that exhibited Bale’s overall abilities. The film had 21 award nominations including two Academy Award nominations and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Bale threw on the cape once again for The Dark Knight Rises (2008), which became the fourth film in history to gross over $1 billion worldwide and racking up a total of 96 awards.
The Fighter (2010) made Bale the big brother fighting addictions and challengers in a match. In 2012 Bale put on the cape one last time to play Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Never to leave fans disappointed, Bale returned to the screen to play a con-artist in American Hustle (2013). He is currently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture. Peep if Bale will beat out competitors in tonight’s Golden Globe Awards tonight at 8 p.m.