It's Christian Bale's birthday today

Jan 30, 2013, 11:32 IST | The Centerstage Team

Christian Bale, famously known for The Dark Knight Rises, turns a year old today. CS tells you more about the hunk

Christian is an excellent horseman and an avid reader.

Christian Bale

>> He trained for 10 weeks in dancing and martial arts for the dance sequences in Newsies (1992) and Swing Kids (1993).

>> A devoted animal lover, Christian has two dogs (Mojo and Ramone) and three cats (Miriam, Molly, and Lilly), which are all strays that he found.

>> He started acting in 1983 at age 9.

>> Christian’s father was a former commercial pilot and his mother was a circus dancer.

>> He auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997) and almost got the role, but people felt that it wouldn’t be fair having two Brits playing two Americans.

>> Although born in Wales, his family is actually English. In 1976, when Christian was two years old, his family left Wales and returned to England.

>> He holds the records for the most weight lost (63 pounds for “The Machinist”) and gained (80 pounds for “Batman Begins”) for film roles.

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