Bale, Joe Pantoliano and John Malkovich, Empire of the Sun was released
in 1987. This Spielberg movie is basically a movie
about over coming human adversity. In this movie,
Bale plays the role of Jim, a 12 year old rich British
kid, whose life takes a turn for the worse when he ends up
a war prisoner during WWII. Believe it or not,
even Ben Stiller played a part in this flick.