Christian Bale’s first major film role: ‘Empire of the Sun’ | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies

Christian Bale’s first major film role: ‘Empire of the Sun’ | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies.

Nader Nazeim-Christian Bale in Empire of Sun

Christian Bale in Empire of Sun

We now know him as Batman and also as the actor who went to Aurora, Colorado, to pay his respects to the victims of the deadly July 20 mass movie theater shooting. But when he was just around 13-years-old, Christian Bale was the star of the Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun.”

Nader Nazemi-Christian Bale as a kid

Christian Bale as a kid

Empire of the Sun” was nominated for six Oscars and also earned Bale a few young actor awards. He starred opposite John Malkovich, who played an American in the internment camp, and Miranda Richardson, who played Jim’s neighbor.

Nader Nazemi-Christian Bale and Steven Spielberg

Christian Bale and Steven Spielberg

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