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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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  • 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...
  • Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★&#9733 1/2
    If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were even 7 percent less amusing, "The Trip to Italy" would have no reason to exist, even with its casually gorgeous scenery and shattering close-ups of seafood pasta fresh out of the kitchen. Like its predecessor, "The...
  • 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...
  • Sandra Bullock and David Gordon Green Team on 'Our Brand is Crisis' (EXCLUSIVE)

    After her success in "Gravity," Sandra Bullock is again orbiting a Warner Bros. project. Sources tell Variety that Warners has greenlit the political dramedy "Our Brand is Crisis," which Bullock has committed to star in with David Gordon Green set to...
  • '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...
  • 'Batkid' Documentary Campaign Reaches Halfway Point, Trailer Launches

    Filmmaker Dana Nachman has raised nearly $50,000 -- about half of what's she's seeking -- to finish the official Batkid documentary, "Batkid Begins." The film follows 5-year-old Miles Scott, a leukemia survivor who asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation last...
  • Variety Ups Jenelle Riley to Deputy Awards and Features Editor

    Jenelle Riley has been promoted to deputy awards and features editor at Variety. Riley joined the industry trade's staff in September 2013 as an associate editor in the Features department, where she reported to Steven Gaydos, V.P./executive editor. In...
  • 'Full House' Revival May be in the Works

    "Have mercy!" Is "Full House" really coming back to TV? According to sources, a revival of the '90s ratings darling has been proposed, but it's not reality just yet. While nothing is set in stone, there's been talks at Warner Bros. Television about...
  • Fall movie preview 2014

    Fall movie preview 2014
    If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David Fincher! (“The Social...
  • Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando
    Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
  • 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...