Touted as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation, Christian Bale is an English actor who mainly works in the Hollywood industry. Noted as the 'Sex Symbol' by the media, the actor has been time and again featured in the ?100 sexiest men? list drawn by various magazines and publications. Bale is a method actor and he is known to take his roles very seriously and goes to great lengths to get into the skin of the character he plays. Most notably, Bale lost nearly 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist.