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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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  • CANNES: 'Spring Breakers' Producers Learn Riot Control

    Way back in 1998, Chris and Roberta Hanley's Muse Prods. was at the center of a Cannes fest casting brouhaha that involved Leonardo DiCaprio and their film version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho." Leo didn't wind up in the picture, but the Mary...
  • 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...
  • Warner Bros. announces title for 2016 ‘Superman/Batman’ movie

     
    Warner Bros. has announced the title for the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel that will bring together Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. […]...
  • 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...
  • Lista de nominados a la 86 edición de los Óscar | FOTOS

    Lista de nominados a la 86 edición de los Óscar | FOTOS
    La Academia de Hollywood entrega este domingo los premios Óscar correspondientes a su 86 edición, cuya lista completa de nominados es la siguiente: Mejor película: "American Hustle", "Captain Phillips", "Dallas Buyers Club", "Gravity", "Her", "Nebraska"...
  • David O. Russell, Amy Adams Celebrate 'American Hustle'

    Hollywood continued to party Thursday before the Oscars as Vanity Fair and Chrysler celebrated David O. Russell and the cast of "American Hustle." The event was held at AGO restaurant in support of the Ghetto Film School, an org that Russell has...
  • Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game

    Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game
    When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them? In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • Hollywood's Growing Faith in Christian Movies

    Sony's Christian drama "Heaven Is for Real," which opens Wednesday, is the latest offering in a year with an uncommonly large slate of religious-themed wide releases. Although there's long been a robust DVD market and numerous indie releases, more...
  • Conan O'Brien reveals the secret to his signature hairdo

    Conan O'Brien has gotten a lot of comic mileage out of his distinctive pompadour of red hair that juts up in the middle of his scalp like a wave. But it wasn't until O'Brien hosted the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday that he finally revealed the secret (and...