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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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  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
  • AFI Fest 2013: David O. Russell shows first six minutes of 'Hustle'

    AFI Fest 2013: David O. Russell shows first six minutes of 'Hustle'
    David O. Russell unveiled the first six minutes of his latest movie, "American Hustle," during a career tribute at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Friday night. And though technical issues with the sound forced the footage to be stopped and restarted,...
  • National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best picture

    "Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director. "Spike Jonze is one of...
  • Breakout star of 'American Hustle'? The '70s fashion

    When InStyle did a "Get the Look" feature inspired by "American Hustle," it wasn't a parody. But it was an unlikely achievement for a movie set in the late '70s, widely regarded as one of the tackiest periods in fashion history. (Even as a grade-...
  • Oscars Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor/Actress

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead

    By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle." The mad dash was worth it: "American...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards

    Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards
    Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
  • 2014 Golden Globes: "American Hustle" wins best picture, comedy or musical

    “American Hustle,” writer-director David O. Russell’s fanciful retelling of the late 1970s Abscam government corruption scandal, was named the best motion picture, comedy or musical Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards. The win comes a...
  • 'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down

    'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down
    At first I thought it was merely a result of not having had to run a comb across my own scalp since the first Bush administration that I found David O. Russell’s  “American Hustle” so follicularly fascinating — just watching the...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office

    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office
    Movie theaters breathed fire this weekend as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” struck box-office gold. The Peter Jackson-directed sequel to last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey,” raked in a studio-estimated $73....