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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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  • Dumping it all, an aspiring actress heads to Hollywood [Commentary]

    When I spoke to Liz Cassedy during the height of our freezing polar vortex this winter, it was like twisting the cap off a bottle of sparkling Champagne. Her effervescent, adventurous spirit was the balm I needed for my annual unwanted visitor: Seasonal...
  • Warner Bros. Taking 'The Hobbit,' 'Mad Max,' 'Jupiter Ascending' to Comic-Con

    Warner Bros. will present the films "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Jupiter Ascending" during its studio presentation inside the San Diego Convention Center's massive Hall H at Comic-Con later this month. Missing...
  • Gary Oldman's Lesson For Actors: Talk About the Movie!

    In the midst of his inflammatory remarks to Playboy and his subsequent apology tour that included "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Gary Oldman actually stumbled upon an inherent truth, and a helpful lesson to actors. Translated into Bill Clinton campaign terms, it...
  • Batman Exhibit at Warner Bros. Puts Spotlight on Dark Knight Movies

    Batman may not show up on the big screen again until 2016, but that isn't preventing Warner Bros. from promoting the Caped Crusader on film. As the studio and DC Comics celebrate the iconic comicbook character's 75th anniversary this year, the Warner...
  • Warner Bros. signals to Batman fans for 75th anniversary

    Warner Bros. signals to Batman fans for 75th anniversary
    It was back in 1989 that Jack Nicholson, his face frozen into a permanent, monstrous grin as the Joker, marveled at the escape of his arch-nemesis Batman and wondered, “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?” With the release of that...
  • Freddy Rodriguez works 'The Night Shift'

    Freddy Rodriguez works 'The Night Shift'
    On the whole, actor Freddy Rodriguez doesn't have much in common with basketball star LeBron James. But Rodriguez, a Bucktown native, points to one important similarity: At a young age, he, too, faced the potentially life-changing decision of whether to...
  • A badly jumbled 'Moment' gets lost in a woman's mind

    A badly jumbled 'Moment' gets lost in a woman's mind
    "The Moment" is a psychological thriller more muddled than the mind and the maze it is caught up in. Director Jane Weinstock, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gloria Norris, is deconstructing a series of traumas that have left one woman catatonic and...
  • Warner Bros. Moves Forward on 'Past Due' with 'Trouble with the Curve' Director (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. has come on board "Past Due," setting up the action project with Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner. The studio acquired Thompson Evans' Blacklist script as a possible directing vehicle for Lorenz, who made his...
  • 'Batkid' Documentary Campaign Reaches Halfway Point, Trailer Launches

    Filmmaker Dana Nachman has raised nearly $50,000 -- about half of what's she's seeking -- to finish the official Batkid documentary, "Batkid Begins." The film follows 5-year-old Miles Scott, a leukemia survivor who asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation last...
  • 'The Trip to Italy' serves it up in strong limited opening

    'The Trip to Italy' serves it up in strong limited opening
    In a limited opening, "The Trip to Italy," starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, brought in a strong per-screen average of almost $24,000 for a three-screen total of more than $71,000. The film is a follow-up to the 2011 film "The Trip," which...
  • Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic welcome their second child, a boy

    Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic welcome their second child, a boy
    Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic have welcomed a new child, their second. It's a boy, but beyond that the details are about as public as Batman's real identity is to the residents of Gotham City. The baby arrived recently, the "Dark Knight" star's...