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Christian Bale

Christian Bale
Actor Christian Bale was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "American Hustle".

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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 Mac...
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Actor Christian Bale was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "American Hustle".

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

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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  • Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman

    Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman
    There are few Roman Catholics more prominent in the media than Stephen Colbert, so it makes sense that the "Colbert Report" host would jump all over reports that Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a regular priest, to minister...
  • Wonder Woman cast: Gal Gadot to star in Batman-Superman film

     
    Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. Gal Gadot has been cast as Diana Prince in Zack Snyder’s […]...
  • Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'

    Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'
    The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
  • Review: 'Out of the Furnace' beautifully captures bare-knuckle lives

     Review: 'Out of the Furnace' beautifully captures bare-knuckle lives
    There is an unnerving moment deep inside the working-class drama "Out of the Furnace" when a primal scream cuts short an old argument between two brothers. Ripped from the emotional core of the younger, a burned-out Army soldier, Rodney Baze, played by...
  • 'Prisoners' writer Aaron Guzikowski on 'long and winding road'

    'Prisoners' writer Aaron Guzikowski on 'long and winding road'
    Aaron Guzikowski's script for "Prisoners" appeared on the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays of the year in 2009, but it took four years to bring the 2 1/2-hour kidnapping thriller to the screen. At various points, actors Mark Wahlberg,...
  • Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?

    Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?
    Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
  • 'Out of the Furnace': Christian Bale on loving enough to let go

    'Out of the Furnace': Christian Bale on loving enough to let go
    One of the pivotal scenes in Scott Cooper's new drama "Out of the Furnace" is a conversation on a bridge between Russell Baze (Christian Bale), a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother, and Baze's girlfriend Lena, played by Zoe...
  • '12 Years a Slave' receives seven Spirit Award nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' receives seven Spirit Award nominations
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations, including best picture,...
  • Casey Affleck on his 'Out of the Furnace' acting, scrapping and scaring

    Casey Affleck on his 'Out of the Furnace' acting, scrapping and scaring
    Scott Cooper's stark, compelling Rust Belt drama, "Out of the Furnace," which premiered earlier this month at AFI Fest, turns on the relationship between two brothers: Straight-arrow steel mill worker Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his anguished...
  • 'Out of the Furnace': Christian Bale on not calling 'action'

    'Out of the Furnace': Christian Bale on not calling 'action'
    As an experienced actor himself, "Out of the Furnace" director Scott Cooper is attuned to creating an environment where his cast can thrive. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, Cooper said it's critical for directors "to create a...
  • 'Out of the Furnace': Casey Affleck on his 'Ratatouille' moment

    'Out of the Furnace': Casey Affleck on his 'Ratatouille' moment
    What does "Out of the Furnace," the new thriller starring Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother (Casey Affleck), have to do with "Ratatouille," the 2007 animated movie about a rat who moonlights as a...