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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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  • 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...
  • Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

    Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again
    Nearly four months after the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the top prize at the Oscars and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando
    Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
  • 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...
  • Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor Join 'Jungle Book: Origins' for Warner Bros.

    Christian Bale will voice Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Jack Reynor will voice Brother Wolf in the Andy Serkis-helmed "Jungle Book: Origins" from Warner Bros. Benedict Cumberbatch is already set to...
  • 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...