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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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  • Rosamund Pike in talks to join Christian Bale in 'Deep Blue Good-by'

    Rosamund Pike in talks to join Christian Bale in 'Deep Blue Good-by'
    After vanishing without warning in "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike may be preparing to say good-by the next time around. The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale in Fox's adaptation of the John D. MacDonald novel "The Deep Blue...
  • Oscar, Oscar ... where DOES one keep their Oscar?

    "I WILL never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I'm not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy." -- Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood has won four Oscars and has redeemed himself for addressing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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

    '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,...