You may not be familiar with it but there’s a real organization called “the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,” and Christian Bale is on the Board of Trustees of that org, along with his wife Sandra. The organization’s mission is to protect and study gorillas worldwide.
Did we already mention how much we love celebrities that take the time to invest in charitable causes? Because we really do. To the extent of proposing to them.
Bale's parents divorced in 1991, when he was 17 years old, which made the entire family split up. While his mom and sister Sharon stayed to live in Bournemouth, England, Christian and his dad moved to Los Angeles.
This surely wasn't easy, but it probably got Bale closer to the entertainment industry, which in turn helped groom his acting career. So, all well that ends well…?
Christian has two kids with his wife Sandra: daughter Emmaline and son Joseph; and his sweet little family means the world to him. In his 2019 acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Bale referred to his children as "banana" and "burrito," making fun of how famous people tend to give their children weird names.
We couldn't agree more. We are all familiar with Apple and Brooklyn, and what about North? Sometimes you can just use pre-existing names for your kids, Hollywood.
A Man of Influence
Bale went into Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world back in 2011. We repeat: not in Hollywood, not in the US – in the entire world. But to be honest, this fact didn't catch us by surprise.
Being such a legendary actor, having such a unique personality, and contributing so much to social organizations – we think he's pretty much the epitome of "influential."
Awards and Nominations
Throughout his long career, Bale has been nominated for various awards. Just to name a few: four Academy Award nominations and one win (for "The Fighter"); two Golden Globe nominations and two wins (for "The Fighter" and for "Vice"); and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations and two wins (for "The Fighter" and for "American Hustle").
He is for sure a hard worker and this recognition is the fruit his hard work bears (well also the trillion-dollar check he gets, but this too).