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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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  • Movies that never got made

    Movies that never got made
    Make no small plans. Said Alejandro Jodorowsky. Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
  • CinemaCon: Fox Touts 'X-Men,' 'Gone Girl,' Brings out Cameron Diaz, Shailene Woodley

    LAS VEGAS - Samba at 10 am. Check. Fake cops talking over studio topper Jim Gianopulos. Check. It may be the last day of CinemaCon, but Twentieth Century Fox wanted to ensure exhibitors and executives alike were not only alert, but jazzed for the studio'...
  • Cloud Computing Brightens Indies' Outlook

    Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers. But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
  • Is 'Batman' returning to its funny TV series roots?

    "HOLY NOSTALGIA, Batman!" WHO DOESN'T remember the fun and frolic of the 1966 "Batman" series, starring Adam West (still working steadily on "Family Guy") and Burt Ward as Robin? The show ran only three seasons, but filled with as much high camp as it...
  • Box Office: 'Divergent' Dominates With $22.8 Million Friday, 'God's Not Dead' Surprises at No. 3

    Lionsgate-Summit's "Divergent" continues on course for the No. 1 box office spot. After dominating the Friday B.O. with $22.8 million, the sci-fi adventure is on track for a $55 million Stateside weekend opening -- the second-largest of the year behind...
  • Critic's Pick: 'American Hustle,' Oscar's biggest loser, deserved better

    This is the weekend people are usually encouraged to go see the Oscar winners they missed during the lead-up to last Sunday's awards show. Not me. I say make time for the Biggest Loser: "American Hustle." Boo, academy. The film went into the night...
  • New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene

    New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene
    Inside Llewyn Davis Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Joel and Ethan Coen use the pre-Bob Dylan Greenwich Village folk scene as a jumping-off point for a black comedy about obsolescence, but unlike earlier, similar...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014 Nominations Led by 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," both shut out from Oscar wins this year, received the most nominations of films in contention for the fan-voted 2014 MTV Movies Awards, which the cabler announced today. The top Movie of the Year...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • MTV Movie Award 2014 nominations announced

    MTV Movie Award 2014 nominations announced
    The nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards have been released, with “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” leading the nominations with eight each. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” follows close behind...
  • Interview: Backstage at WWE's 'Raw' with Aaron Paul

    Interview: Backstage at WWE's 'Raw' with Aaron Paul
    You love Aaron Paul. Drake loves Aaron Paul. The critics love Aaron Paul. But there was no guarantee the hostile, sold-out crowd of 18,000-plus at WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” at Allstate Arena on March 3 would love Aaron Paul. Wrestling...