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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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  • Warner Bros. Moves Forward on 'Past Due' with 'Trouble with the Curve' Director (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. has come on board "Past Due," setting up the action project with Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner. The studio acquired Thompson Evans' Blacklist script as a possible directing vehicle for Lorenz, who made his...
  • Katie Holmes Buys Calabasas Crib

    BUYER: Katie Holmes LOCATION: Calabasas, CA PRICE: $3,375,000 SIZE: 6,200 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Ever since Katie Holmes up and left movie star super-Scientologist Tom Cruise she and their fashion maverick daughter,...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • 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...
  • Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films

    Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films
    As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold. But the...
  • Oscars to celebrate movie heroes at this year's ceremony

    Oscars to celebrate movie heroes at this year's ceremony
    This year's Oscars will be a celebration of movie heroes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The show "will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well...
  • '12 Years' is a hit with these Brits

    LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars

     SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars
     "American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one. The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...