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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: Luncheon a 'giant gumbo' of nominees famous and anonymous

    Oscars 2014: Luncheon a 'giant gumbo' of nominees famous and anonymous
    In a town obsessed with VIP status, it is a refreshingly meritocratic event. At the Motion Picture Academy's annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday at the Beverly Hilton, A-list stars such as Bono, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio dined with Hollywood'...
  • Oscar Parties 2014: The Ultimate Guide

    In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
  • Brett Culp discusses Batman documentary 'Legends of the Knight'

    Brett Culp discusses Batman documentary 'Legends of the Knight'
    When he first launched the Kickstarter campaign for his documentary film, Brett Culp could have hardly imagined the response he'd receive.  The director of "Legends of the Knight" -- described as "a documentary film exploring the power of heroic stories &...
  • PASSINGS: Gabriel Axel, Hyatt Seligman

    Gabriel Axel Danish director of foreign film Academy Award-winner 'Babette's Feast' Gabriel Axel, 95, who directed "Babette's Feast," winner of the Academy Award for best foreign film of 1987, died Sunday "quietly and peacefully after a long and...
  • Amy Adams bares all about 'American Hustle's' emotional scenes

    Amy Adams bares all about 'American Hustle's' emotional scenes
    Amy Adams is scrolling through pictures on her mobile phone, looking for a selfie she sent fiancé Darren Le Gallo while making "American Hustle." "There," she says, handing the phone off. On screen is a picture of Adams, without makeup, her eyes as...
  • Bret Easton Ellis collaborating on film project with Kanye West

    Bret Easton Ellis collaborating on film project with Kanye West
    Bret Easton Ellis, the iconoclastic author of "Less Than Zero" and screenwriter of "The Canyons," has confirmed that he's penned a script for a fellow pop-culture provocateur, "Yeezus" rapper-producer Kanye West. The pair began collaborating last year ...
  • Hollywood hairstylists, makeup artists shine spotlight on their craft

    To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club." For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's...
  • '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....
  • Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'

    Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'
    Greg Finley often worried about his character's -- and thus his -- chances of surviving the first season of The CW's new series "Star-Crossed." In the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired drama premiering at 7 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Finley plays Drake, a member...
  • BAFTA Film Awards (LIVE): 'Frozen' Nabs Award for Animated Film

    LONDON -- The BAFTA film awards ceremony is unspooling at London's Royal Opera House. Variety is bringing you the winners as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest results. "Frozen's" Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee took the award for...
  • Costumes from 2013's best movies, others on display at FIDM

    Starting Tuesday, visitors can get a close-up look at the "Mockingjay" dress Katniss Everdeen wore in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Or they can admire pieces from the wardrobes of the casts of "American Hustle," "The Great Gatsby," "12 Years a Slave"...