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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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  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
  • Review: 'American Hustle' ★★★★

    Review: 'American Hustle' ★★★&#9733
    My favorite minute of movie this year comes early in David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Christian Bale's character, the con man Irving Rosenfeld, based on the real-life Abscam linchpin Mel Weinberg, is riding high: His small-time investment scams,...
  • '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....
  • AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going

    If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
  • David O. Russell to receive special tribute at AFI Fest

    David O. Russell to receive special tribute at AFI Fest
    With his "American Hustle" one of the few pieces of the year-end film puzzle yet to click into place, David O. Russell will receive a special tribute at the upcoming AFI Fest. The event will take place on Nov. 8 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood....
  • ‘Superman/Batman’ film release pushed to May 6, 2016

     
    Fans eager to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen are going to have to wait a little […]...
  • 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...
  • 'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries

    'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries
    It's been said that a movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, filmmaker David O. Russell and editor Jay Cassidy talked about the third and final stage of...
  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • U.K. TV Tax Relief Generates $384 million in First 9 Months

    LONDON -- The U.K.'s tax relief for high-end television delivered more than £233 million ($384 million) to the local economy in its first nine months, according to figures released by the British Film Institute Thursday. The film tax relief continues to...
  • Zack Snyder: ‘Man of Steel’ sequel explodes Superman, Batman universes

     
    The untitled “Man of Steel” sequel hasn’t yet gone into production, and it’s already the most controversial movie in fandom. […]...