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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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  • 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...
  • Christian Bale Drops Out of Steve Jobs Biopic

    After early discussions to play the Apple founder, Christian Bale has decided to part ways with the Steve Jobs biopic at Sony. While negotiations were never fully under way, sources tell Variety that Bale had talks with director Danny Boyle about...
  • Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs for Sony, Danny Boyle

    Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs for Sony, Danny Boyle
    Christian Bale is eyeing — or i-ing, if you prefer — the role of Apple founder Steve Jobs. The 40-year-old English actor is in talks to play the charismatic tech genius who gave the world the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone in Sony's...
  • Aaron Sorkin says Christian Bale will 'crush' Steve Jobs role

    Aaron Sorkin says Christian Bale will 'crush' Steve Jobs role
    Christian Bale is set to play Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed — and he didn't even need to audition to land the part. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain...
  • Christian Bale departs Steve Jobs biopic

    Christian Bale departs Steve Jobs biopic
    Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder after all. Although Bale had engaged in talks for the Sony project in recent weeks, things never reached the stage of formal...
  • Seth Rogen to Play Apple Co-Founder Wozniak in Steve Jobs Biopic

    Seth Rogen has been set to star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, sources confirm. Variety reported on Oct. 15 that Bale was in talks to star in "Jobs," Sony's biopic about the late Apple co-founder. Writer Aaron...
  • Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak: When comedians go biopic

    Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak: When comedians go biopic
    Like a new iProduct, Sony’s Steve Jobs movie keeps adding the intriguing features. A week after writer Aaron Sorkin confirmed the casting of Christian Bale as the lead character, the Danny Boyle film looks to bring on Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak....
  • Jeff Robinov's Studio 8 Expands Executive Team

    Jeff Robinov has hired a quartet of executives for his newly minted Studio 8 production company. Studio 8 closed its distribution deal with Sony on Sept. 8 with plans to release six films a year. Robinov, the former Warner Bros. studio chief, said at...
  • Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances

    Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances
    I’ve spent much of my life as an editor, so let me get something off my chest. It’s hard to know which elements of the title of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new film are his work and which come from some graphic designer. The ads call...
  • 'Lego Movie' Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Set to Script Sequel

    "The Lego Movie 2" is gaining momentum with Phil Lord and Chris Miller signing on with Warner Bros to write and produce. The duo wrote and directed "The Lego Movie," which grossed over $460 million worldwide this year. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing...
  • 'King David' Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

    Warner Bros. is launching development on a "King David" project, setting up the Biblical story with Gulfstream Pictures' producers Mike Karz and Bill Bindley. It's the second David project in the works in Hollywood. Variety reported in July that Fox,...