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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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  • Egypt bans biblical epic 'Exodus,' 20th Century Fox says

    Egypt bans biblical epic 'Exodus,' 20th Century Fox says
    Egypt has banned Hollywood's big screen biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc declined to give a reason for the ban, but films that depict biblical figures...
  • Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Over 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    Egypt has banned Christian Bale's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" a week before its planned New Year's Eve release, according to 20th Century Fox. A report from the Egyptian site Mobtada said censors issued the ban due to movie's "historical inaccuracies."...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ANNIE 2 1/2 stars. Ho-hum remake, and update, of the movie musical about a plucky orphan and the moneyed patriarch whose icy heart is toasted like campfire marshmallows once he lets the girl into his life. Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis...
  • Why Sony's Steve Jobs movie fell apart

    Why Sony's Steve Jobs movie fell apart
    At the end of October, Christian Bale decided not to take on the role of Steve Jobs. For at least several weeks, he had been attached to a biopic that Sony was developing with writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle. But despite liking both mens'...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Wild' thing is a winner

    Reese Witherspoon takes command and control of the screen with the role of her career in "Wild." She delivers an Oscar-worthy performance playing Cheryl Strayed, a woman who hiked a thousand miles to reach personal rebirth and redemption. The story begins...
  • Trailer: 'Knight of Cups'

    Trailer: 'Knight of Cups'
    The trailer for Terrence Malick's new film "Knight of Cups" was released this week. It stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, but not much has been shared about the plot other than it is said to be about celebrities and excess....
  • ‘Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies': Andy Serkis on leaving Middle-earth

     
    Few actors have been a part of as many celebrated genre stories as Andy Serkis. Following the success of the […]...
  • 'Exodus' follows its own path

    'Exodus' follows its own path
    "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is one film where spoiler alerts aren't necessary. Both the Bible and the big screen have so prominently featured the story of fearless prophet Moses and hard-hearted Pharaoh's refusal to let his people go that the events depicted...
  • What's opening in theaters next week

    Opening Friday Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG-13) Director Ridley Scott, who never saw an epic landscape he didn't love, goes all out with this retelling of the rivalry between Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton). There will be plagues. Also,...
  • 15 things to do with your kids: Dec. 8-14

    Monday, Dec. 8: "HOLIDAYS OF LIGHT" AND "CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD" Monday and Tuesday are the Illinois Free Days this month at MSI, which means general admission is gratis for state residents. That makes it the perfect chance to catch the popular...
  • TV review: 'The Red Tent' covers a lot of ground

    You know a biblical autobiography is fictional really really fictional when it lets a woman speak for herself. Lifetime's miniseries "The Red Tent" is so fictional that it actually focuses on the thoughts and ambitions of ancient women, as opposed to...