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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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  • Rupert Murdoch defends cast selection for 'Exodus' movie

    Rupert Murdoch defends cast selection for 'Exodus' movie
    LOS ANGELES - 21st Century Fox CEO and media mogul Rupert Murdoch is defending the Anglo-led cast of the upcoming Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Murdoch, whose 21st Century Fox owns 20th Century Fox, the studio producing "Exodus," took to...
  • 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' is impressive, but might leave you cold

    Sprawling and spectacular, brawny and bloody, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" stabs an exclamation point onto a year peppered with religious films, one that began with the less conventional and trippier "Noah." This is Old Testament as action...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV review: 'The Red Tent' covers a lot of ground

    You know a biblical autobiography is fictional really really fictional when it lets a woman speak for herself. Lifetime's miniseries "The Red Tent" is so fictional that it actually focuses on the thoughts and ambitions of ancient women, as opposed to...
  • Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right

    Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last. Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
  • Aaron Sorkin 'Pretty Certain' He's Done Writing Television After 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin fans should savor the third and final season of "The Newsroom," which starts Sunday, as it may be his last television project. "I know the whole 'Never say never' stuff," Sorkin told the Los Angeles Times in an article published Saturday....
  • Foreign Producers Look for New Routes Into China

    Foreign producers looking to make business connections in China are taking a more local approach, and learning, at the school of hard knocks, the ways that work best. "I've seen more failures than successes -- in terms of film projects, companies and...
  • 'The Newsroom' Premiere: Olivia Munn Says 'Season 3 Is Our Best Season Yet'

    The "Newsroom" team was anything but melancholy at the show's Tuesday night premiere, when they gathered at the Directors Guild of America Theater to celebrate their three season run. Long done filming the final episodes, the cast greeted each other...