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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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  • Women are setting the stage for a red-carpet rebellion

    Women are setting the stage for a red-carpet rebellion
    The red carpet, I've always thought, is Hollywood back-scratching at its best. Celebrities, treated more or less like objects, get free publicity, free dresses and the warm glow of knowing that they've reached the top. In turn, fashion designers and...
  • Universal's 'Steve Jobs' biopic set for October release

    Universal's 'Steve Jobs' biopic set for October release
    "Steve Jobs," the long-gestating biopic about the late Apple co-founder from director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters Oct. 9, Universal announced Wednesday. Starring Michael Fassbender in the title role, "Steve Jobs" is based on...
  • Teaser and new poster for 'Terminator: Genisys'

    Teaser and new poster for 'Terminator: Genisys'
    Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl a teaser for the upcoming trailer for "Terminator: Genisys" was released. A full trailer is expected to air on Sunday during the game. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the franchise, but the storyline is radically...
  • George G. 'Greg' Plitt Jr.

    George G. 'Greg' Plitt Jr.
    George G. "Greg" Plitt Jr., a Gilman School graduate, actor, stunt double, and a certified personal trainer who was considered the No. 1 male fitness model in the world, died Jan. 17 in Burbank, Calif., after being struck by a passenger train. The...
  • All the 'Newsies' that's fit to print

    All the 'Newsies' that's fit to print
    "Disney's Newsies," coming Feb. 3-8 to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, concerns a newsboy strike in New York at the turn of the 20th century. But the story of David (the ragtag paperboys, aka "newsies") versus Goliath (publishing...
  • Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling eying 'Big Short,' report says

    Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling eying 'Big Short,' report says
    How's this for a sterling cast? Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are looking to team up in "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, according to a Variety report. Gosling's...
  • Charlize Theron isn't the only woman making less than her male peers

    Charlize Theron has reportedly negotiated a raise after the Sony hack revealed she was earning less than her male co-star, Chris Hemsworth, I tweeted over the weekend, linking to a New York magazine post. "Makes zero sense that Theron — an Oscar...
  • Costume designer Janty Yates knew 'Exodus' posed 'enormous' challenge

    Oscar-winning designer Janty Yates knew what she was getting into creating the nearly 7,000 costumes needed for Ridley Scott's latest epic historical action drama, "Exodus: Gods and Kings." She knew the stakes, since she'd won the costume design Academy...
  • Egypt bans biblical epic 'Exodus,' 20th Century Fox says

    Egypt bans biblical epic 'Exodus,' 20th Century Fox says
    Egypt has banned Hollywood's big screen biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc declined to give a reason for the ban, but films that depict biblical figures...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Wild' thing is a winner

    Reese Witherspoon takes command and control of the screen with the role of her career in "Wild." She delivers an Oscar-worthy performance playing Cheryl Strayed, a woman who hiked a thousand miles to reach personal rebirth and redemption. The story begins...
  • Trailer: 'Knight of Cups'

    Trailer: 'Knight of Cups'
    The trailer for Terrence Malick's new film "Knight of Cups" was released this week. It stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, but not much has been shared about the plot other than it is said to be about celebrities and excess....