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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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  • Fox Audience Strategy Promotes Nicole Bernard to Exec VP

    Nicole Bernard has been promoted to exec VP of audience strategy for Fox Group. The post spans all TV, film and digital divisions across 21st Century Fox in an effort to focus the company's diversity efforts as a strategic business imperative in...
  • Fashionistas Bring Star Power to Celebrate Academy's Hollywood Costume Exhibit

    Despite the fact that well-dressed celebs like Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Kiernan Shipka joined costume designers like Sandy Powell and Julie Weiss on Oct. 1 at the former Wilshire May Company building for AMPAS' celebration of its new Hollywood...
  • TV Review: 'Mulaney'

    At one point the star, namesake and creator of "Mulaney" refers to himself as a "Seinfeld ripoff," which is not a good idea, even in jest. That's because this uneven and uninspired Fox series exposes the difference between sharp observational comedy and...
  • Watch the Full Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

    Fox and Chernin Entertainment have released the full trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley "Exodus"...
  • '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...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer: Christian Bale gets biblical

    The "year of the Bible movie" continues apace with the unveiling of the first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," Ridley Scott's epic take on the Old Testament story of Moses leading his people to freedom from their ancient Egyptian oppressors....
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • TV This Week Aug. 3 - 9: 'Outlander' on Starz

    TV This Week Aug. 3 - 9: 'Outlander' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Are you ready for some preseason football?...
  • 'American Psycho' musical to make U.S debut in New York

    'American Psycho' musical to make U.S debut in New York
    "American Psycho," the stage musical version of the infamous Bret Easton Ellis novel, will make its U.S. debut in New York in an off-Broadway production from the Second Stage Theatre. The production is scheduled to begin performances in February 2015....
  • Christian Bale Circles Travis McGee Role in 'Deep Blue Goodbye' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Christian Bale is in early talks to star as Travis McGee in Fox's adaptation of "The Deep Blue Goodbye." While there is no official offer, Bale has agreed to come on to star, and an offer should be coming shortly. James Mangold just closed his deal to...
  • Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List for Second Year

    For the second year in a row, "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. tops the Forbes annual list of highest earning actors with an estimated $75 million since June 2013, the same amount that Forbes estimated the year before. Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" crossed the...