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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: 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer: Christian Bale gets biblical

    The "year of the Bible movie" continues apace with the unveiling of the first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," Ridley Scott's epic take on the Old Testament story of Moses leading his people to freedom from their ancient Egyptian oppressors....
  • For 'Exodus,' Janty Yates dresses Moses and Ramses

    For a Hollywood costume designer, getting the call from director Ridley Scott saying he wants you to work on a big-budget biblical spectacle is a kind of holy grail. "The initial excitement is just mad," said Janty Yates, who was brought on to design...