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Christian Bale

Christian Bale
Actor Christian Bale made his critically acclaimed film debut in Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun."

His breakout role came in 2000 with "American Psycho." Bale played a yuppie serial killer.

Bale is known for his ability to completely transform his body for a role. He lost about 60 pounds to play the lead role in 2004's "The Machinist," and then immediately bulked up for 2005's "Batman Begins."

Off-screen, Bale has become known for his temper. In 2008, he faced assault allegations from his mother and sister. The charges were dropped. Then in 2009, an audio clip from the set of "Terminator Salvation" surfaced, featuring a profanity-laced outburst from Bale.
Actor Christian Bale made his critically acclaimed film debut in Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun."

His breakout role came in 2000 with "American Psycho." Bale played a yuppie serial killer.

Bale is known for his ability to completely transform his body for a role. He lost about 60 pounds to play the lead role in 2004's "The Machinist," and then immediately bulked up for 2005's "Batman Begins."

Off-screen, Bale has become known for his temper. In 2008, he faced assault allegations from his mother and sister. The charges were dropped. Then in 2009, an audio clip from the set of "Terminator Salvation" surfaced, featuring a profanity-laced outburst from Bale.
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  • Film Review: 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes. But that's the dubious accomplishment of this visually arresting but grimly repetitive exercise in style, set against a sordid neo-noir landscape populated almost exclusively by tormented tough guys and femme-fatale fetish objects. Nearly a decade after the first "Sin City" grossed more than $158 million worldwide, it's doubtful whether the directors' overlapping fanbases can muster the same level of excitement for a picture about which the best one can really say is, "It sure beats 'The Spirit.' "
  • Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor Join 'Jungle Book: Origins' for Warner Bros.

    Christian Bale will voice Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Jack Reynor will voice Brother Wolf in the Andy Serkis-helmed "Jungle Book: Origins" from Warner Bros. Benedict Cumberbatch is already set to...

    Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic welcome their second child, a boy

    Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic welcome their second child, a boy
    Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic have welcomed a new child, their second. It's a boy, but beyond that the details are about as public as Batman's real identity is to the residents of Gotham City. The baby arrived recently, the "Dark Knight" star's...

    'The Trip to Italy' serves it up in strong limited opening

    'The Trip to Italy' serves it up in strong limited opening
    In a limited opening, "The Trip to Italy," starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, brought in a strong per-screen average of almost $24,000 for a three-screen total of more than $71,000. The film is a follow-up to the 2011 film "The Trip," which...

    'The Trip to Italy' a movable feast with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

     'The Trip to Italy' a movable feast with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
    One fascination of director Michael Winterbottom's breezy culinary road trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is the way the male ego gets skewered in the pair's exchanges. The film is essentially a running gag on the competitive urge as Coogan and Brydon...