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Former Child Star Christian Bale

July 02, 2009

With Public Enemies being released tomorrow, a look at Christian Bale’s rise to fame is the very least that is owed this talented and accomplished actor. Paired alongside Johnny Depp, the dichotomy of the two stars will likely lead to a summer blockbuster.
Born on January 30th, 1974 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bale was born into a family of actresses and actors. His grandfather on his mother’s side was a comedian and his paternal grandfather was a body double for John Wayne. Acting extends into his uncles and aunts. His mother is a drama teacher and former circus performer and his three sisters all have tried their hand at acting. His pedigree gives rise to speculation about whether talent is nature or nurture. Read More