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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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  • Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees

    Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • New releases: Disney's Oscar-winning heartwarmer 'Frozen'

    Frozen Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $44.99 Available on VOD beginning March 18 Disney's clever, heartwarming Rapunzel riff "Tangled" was a surprise smash back in 2010, setting the stage for last year's billon-dollar-grossing, multi-Oscar-...
  • '12 Years' is a hit with these Brits

    LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
  • Backstage Hollywood: The public and private sides of Philip Seymour Hoffman

     Backstage Hollywood: The public and private sides of Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Six years ago, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for "Charlie Wilson's War." He attended the nominees luncheon, a swank gathering at the Beverly Hilton, whose dress code is just one notch below that of the attire...
  • Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor in 'Superman/Batman,' Jeremy Irons Set as Alfred

    Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Superman-Batman film. The castings, announced Friday, come two weeks after Warner pushed production on the untitled "Superman-Batman" movie...
  • Name the Superman-Batman Movie [Poll]

    Despite announcing its plans for a vehicle featuring both the Batman and Superman characters at Comic-Con last summer -- and practically breaking the Internet with casting announcements like tapping Ben Affleck to play Batman and Jesse Eisenberg to play...
  • ‘Gotham’: Jada Pinkett Smith cast as new villain in Batman series

     
    The cast of “Gotham” is coming together, with Jada Pinkett Smith the most recent addition to Fox's upcoming Batman series. […]...
  • Errant thoughts on Oscar's best picture nominees

    Errant thoughts on Oscar's best picture nominees
    This year’s nine Academy Award nominees for best picture are exceptional films that envelope audiences with great acting, unusual story lines and distinctive cinematography. But who among us can say they have been so captivated by a great movie that...
  • Oscar Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Actor/Actress

    BEST ACTRESS JUSTIN CHANG: Scott, I know it will come as little surprise to you that when Peter Debruge and I sat down to discuss this year's Oscar nominees for best supporting actor and supporting actress, we spent almost as much time talking about the...
  • Breakout star of 'American Hustle'? The '70s fashion

    When InStyle did a "Get the Look" feature inspired by "American Hustle," it wasn't a parody. But it was an unlikely achievement for a movie set in the late '70s, widely regarded as one of the tackiest periods in fashion history. (Even as a grade-...