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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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  • Batman’s milestone year: 75 enduring images of the Dark Knight

     
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    Freddy Rodriguez works 'The Night Shift'
    On the whole, actor Freddy Rodriguez doesn't have much in common with basketball star LeBron James. But Rodriguez, a Bucktown native, points to one important similarity: At a young age, he, too, faced the potentially life-changing decision of whether to...
  • Dumping it all, an aspiring actress heads to Hollywood [Commentary]

    When I spoke to Liz Cassedy during the height of our freezing polar vortex this winter, it was like twisting the cap off a bottle of sparkling Champagne. Her effervescent, adventurous spirit was the balm I needed for my annual unwanted visitor: Seasonal...
  • Cannes: For Zhang Yimou, a return to roots amid a turn to Hollywood

    Cannes: For Zhang Yimou, a return to roots amid a turn to Hollywood
    Zhang Yimou tilts his head in reflection when asked if his new movie, "Coming Home," a period drama with an amnesiac hook, is a return to more political roots. The film, after all, tells of a couple torn apart by the Cultural Revolution, and it seems to...
  • ‘Batman v. Superman’ photo: Stormy day for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel

     
    Henry Cavill strikes a pose in a new still from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Released Thursday, the image […]...
  • Variety Nominated for 28 Awards by Los Angeles Press Club

    Variety magazine journalists, articles and graphic design have been nominated for 28 SoCal Journalism Awards given by the Los Angeles Press Club. New York film editor Ramin Setoodeh is nominated for Journalist of the Year in the Print Under 50,000...
  • A badly jumbled 'Moment' gets lost in a woman's mind

    A badly jumbled 'Moment' gets lost in a woman's mind
    "The Moment" is a psychological thriller more muddled than the mind and the maze it is caught up in. Director Jane Weinstock, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gloria Norris, is deconstructing a series of traumas that have left one woman catatonic and...
  • Gary Oldman's Lesson For Actors: Talk About the Movie!

    In the midst of his inflammatory remarks to Playboy and his subsequent apology tour that included "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Gary Oldman actually stumbled upon an inherent truth, and a helpful lesson to actors. Translated into Bill Clinton campaign terms, it...
  • Batman Exhibit at Warner Bros. Puts Spotlight on Dark Knight Movies

    Batman may not show up on the big screen again until 2016, but that isn't preventing Warner Bros. from promoting the Caped Crusader on film. As the studio and DC Comics celebrate the iconic comicbook character's 75th anniversary this year, the Warner...
  • Warner Bros. signals to Batman fans for 75th anniversary

    Warner Bros. signals to Batman fans for 75th anniversary
    It was back in 1989 that Jack Nicholson, his face frozen into a permanent, monstrous grin as the Joker, marveled at the escape of his arch-nemesis Batman and wondered, “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?” With the release of that...
  • Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

    Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again
    Nearly four months after the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the top prize at the Oscars and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap...