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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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  • 'Exodus' follows its own path

    'Exodus' follows its own path
    "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is one film where spoiler alerts aren't necessary. Both the Bible and the big screen have so prominently featured the story of fearless prophet Moses and hard-hearted Pharaoh's refusal to let his people go that the events depicted...
  • TV review: 'The Red Tent' covers a lot of ground

    You know a biblical autobiography is fictional really really fictional when it lets a woman speak for herself. Lifetime's miniseries "The Red Tent" is so fictional that it actually focuses on the thoughts and ambitions of ancient women, as opposed to...
  • 15 new films you'll want to see this December

    Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It's the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to...
  • Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' casts a wide net of spectacle and family

    Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' casts a wide net of spectacle and family
    In Ridley Scott's lavish new 3-D epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," rivers run with blood, ancient seas part with tsunami force, and Christian Bale delivers a portrait of Moses as a passionate, hot-tempered holy man who struggles with his relationship to...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' expected to champion box office

    The biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” will probably top the box office this weekend, replacing "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" as No. 1. The film is expected to pull in about $25 million to $30 million in 3,503 locations,...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' stays in shallow end

    'Exodus: Gods and Kings'  stays in shallow end
    1.5 stars (out of four) Asked how he felt about the director of “Gladiator” and “Prometheus” adapting his story, Moses reportedly said, “I’m thrilled. I always hoped my experience could come to the big screen with 3-...
  • 'Exodus' is impressive, but might leave you cold

    Sprawling and spectacular, brawny and bloody, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" stabs an exclamation point onto a year peppered with religious films, one that began with the less conventional and trippier "Noah." This is Old Testament as action...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Exodus' in theaters, Lil Wayne CD, 'Guardians of Galaxy' on DVD

    Top 3 Pop: 'Exodus' in theaters, Lil Wayne CD, 'Guardians of Galaxy' on DVD
    'EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS' IN THEATERS FRIDAY 1 Famed director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") takes a classic Old Testament story to the big screen in "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Christian Bale stars as Moses, who begins the film locked in bitter competition...
  • What's opening in theaters next week

    Opening Friday Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG-13) Director Ridley Scott, who never saw an epic landscape he didn't love, goes all out with this retelling of the rivalry between Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton). There will be plagues. Also,...
  • 15 things to do with your kids: Dec. 8-14

    Monday, Dec. 8: "HOLIDAYS OF LIGHT" AND "CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD" Monday and Tuesday are the Illinois Free Days this month at MSI, which means general admission is gratis for state residents. That makes it the perfect chance to catch the popular...
  • 50 things to do with the kids: Holiday edition

    "Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...