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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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  • Why Sony's Steve Jobs movie fell apart

    Why Sony's Steve Jobs movie fell apart
    At the end of October, Christian Bale decided not to take on the role of Steve Jobs. For at least several weeks, he had been attached to a biopic that Sony was developing with writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle. But despite liking both mens'...
  • Critics flee 'Exodus' ... but the box office holds up (so far)

    "NICE OF you to come!" That's what an irritated Christian Bale, as Moses, says to God, at one point during Ridley Scott's 2-1/2-hour epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Giving this remark an even stranger, non-biblical feel is that Ridley's conception of...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' puts 'Gladiator'-style action in Old Testament

    With "Exodus: Gods and Kings," director Ridley Scott has revived the Biblical swords-and-sandals epic, but whether the world needed a 3D version of "The Ten Commandments" is certainly debatable. The technology now exists to render the burning bush,...
  • 'Exodus' all action, little depth

    Exodus, shmexodus. Never has the Bible seemed so paper-thin as it does in "Exodus: Gods and Kings." In its effort to make an action drama of the complex, beautiful and mystifying story of Moses, Hollywood has released a 3D film long on atmospherics...
  • Behold! Bible stories are back with a vengeance

    God is a whale of a storyteller. From the Garden of Eden to the Great Flood to the resurrection of Christ, he's got the best material. So it's no wonder that religious themes have dominated the arts for centuries, from the first fireside odes to the...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rides in with $1.2 million Thursday night

    'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rides in with $1.2 million Thursday night
    The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale as Moses, debuted with a solid $1.2 million in ticket sales from Thursday night showings.  The film, directed by Ridley Scott and released by 20th Century Fox, is expected to gross...
  • Meet the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

    Meet the Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    ZACH STORTINI Nickname: Stortz Size: 6-4, 232 Position: Right wing Shoots: Right Birthday: Sept. 11, 1985 (29) Hometown: Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada Family Status: Married THE FACE-OFF Type of phone: "An Android, a Sony Z1." What type...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...