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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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  • 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...
  • 15 new films you'll want to see this December

    Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It's the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Exodus' Star Christian Bale on Playing Moses: 'You Can't Out-Heston Charlton Heston'

    Fox offered a peek at its "Exodus: Gods and Kings" for the media at the Zanuck Theater, where Christian Bale told the audience it's very different from previous versions of the tale. "You can't out-Heston Charlton Heston," he deadpanned, adding that the...
  • 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...
  • TV Review: 'Gracepoint'

    Fox's "Gracepoint" is a near shot-for-shot remake of the BBC's "Broadchurch," albeit served up in 10 episodes instead of eight. That's not a bad idea, especially for the millions who haven't seen the British version, but it does make it harder to appraise...
  • A sneak peek at new movies during the holidays

    NOV. 5 Interstellar As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...
  • 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...