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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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  • Christian Bale departs Steve Jobs biopic

    Christian Bale departs Steve Jobs biopic
    Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder after all. Although Bale had engaged in talks for the Sony project in recent weeks, things never reached the stage of formal...
  • Christian Bale Drops Out of Steve Jobs Biopic

    After early discussions to play the Apple founder, Christian Bale has decided to part ways with the Steve Jobs biopic at Sony. While negotiations were never fully under way, sources tell Variety that Bale had talks with director Danny Boyle about...
  • Michael Fassbender In Talks to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

    With Christian Bale parting ways on the project, Sony has moved quickly to find the man to portray the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender is in early talks to play "Jobs" in the the Sony biopic that Danny Boyle is directing, sources...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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: 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • '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...