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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Michael Fassbender In Talks to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

    With Christian Bale parting ways on the project, Sony has moved quickly to find the man to portray the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender is in early talks to play "Jobs" in the the Sony biopic that Danny Boyle is directing, sources...
  • 'The Newsroom' Premiere: Olivia Munn Says 'Season 3 Is Our Best Season Yet'

    The "Newsroom" team was anything but melancholy at the show's Tuesday night premiere, when they gathered at the Directors Guild of America Theater to celebrate their three season run. Long done filming the final episodes, the cast greeted each other...
  • CBS Unveils Digital Moves: Streaming News Programs and Sony OTT Pact

    CBS, best known for its linear TV broadcasts of top-rated programs like "2 Broke Girls" and "The Good Wife." said it had taken two big steps to ensure its programming would be consumed by viewers adopting new habit thanks to new technology. The company...
  • Foreign Producers Look for New Routes Into China

    Foreign producers looking to make business connections in China are taking a more local approach, and learning, at the school of hard knocks, the ways that work best. "I've seen more failures than successes -- in terms of film projects, companies and...
  • Aaron Sorkin 'Pretty Certain' He's Done Writing Television After 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin fans should savor the third and final season of "The Newsroom," which starts Sunday, as it may be his last television project. "I know the whole 'Never say never' stuff," Sorkin told the Los Angeles Times in an article published Saturday....
  • '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...
  • Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★&#9733 1/2
    If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were even 7 percent less amusing, "The Trip to Italy" would have no reason to exist, even with its casually gorgeous scenery and shattering close-ups of seafood pasta fresh out of the kitchen. Like its predecessor, "The...
  • Film Review: 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled...