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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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  • Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises

    Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises
    In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest: Philomania. After a...
  • Oscar nominations: 'American Hustle' looks good in best-picture race

    Oscar nominations: 'American Hustle' looks good in best-picture race
    Can anything stop “American Hustle” at the Academy Awards? David O. Russell’s very loose retelling of the Abscam scandal clearly has collected the most momentum in the best-picture race. While “American Hustle” tied with...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Lead with 10 Each

    "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led nominations for the 86th Academy Awards with 10 each, followed by nine for "12 Years a Slave." The trio will compete for best picture in a category that this year has nine entrants, also including "Captain Phillips,"...
  • 86th Academy Awards Nominations: Complete List and Scorecard

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 86th Oscars on Thursday. This year's ceremony, set for March 2 in Hollywood, will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Full list of nominees: BEST PICTURE "12 Years a Slave"...
  • Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude
    If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...
  • Oscars: 15 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody. But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
  • Anuncian nominaciones para los Premios Oscar 2014

    Anuncian nominaciones para los Premios Oscar 2014
    El cineasta mexicano Alfonso Cuarón fue nominado el jueves para un Oscar al mejor director por su drama espacial "Gravity", que competirá también por otras nueve estatuillas, entre ellas las de mejor actriz con Sandra Bullock y la de mejor película....
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races

    Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races
    We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
  • Oscars 2014: Nominations — and snubs — attest to the strong field

    Tom Hanks' starring role in "Captain Phillips" was one of his most acclaimed performances in a distinguished career. But the two-time Oscar winner, who is also a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took nothing for granted —...
  • Oscar Nominations Backed Up by SAG Choices

    Thursday's Academy Award nominations underlined the continued reliability of SAG voters in forecasting Oscar nods. Seventeen of the 25 SAG feature nominations landed Oscar mentions -- an impressive record that's in line with historical performance. The...
  • Berlin Film Festival Unveils Berlinale Special Lineup

    LONDON -- The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled its Berlinale Special program, which contains 18 pics, including nine world premieres. As previously announced, the selection includes the world premiere of comedy "A Long Way Down," directed by Pascal...