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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
14. Christian Bale & Christopher Nolan   View Complete List Back Page 14/40 Next

Christopher Nolan
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films
Christian Bale

Best Film
The Dark Knight, Bale's Batman truly coming into his own and facing a worthy adversary in Heath Ledger's Joker while Nolan amps up the pace and throws major moral dilemmas into a summer comic book action movie.
Notable Pairings
Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
Christopher Nolan tends to make films about obsessed people, who throw themselves body and soul into whatever task it is that they have to do. So who better to work with than Christian Bale, one of the most serious and intense actors around, committing to a role completely and displaying an infamously passionate feeling for the subject. Only without the vigilante justice or all-consuming double-life, we hope.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Nolan's also turned the screws on Guy Pearce and Al Pacino to great acclaim, and has Leonardo DiCaprio next in his sights, so it's fair to say that he's not limited to working only with Bale - who's also been great in films from The Machinist to Empire of the Sun.


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