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Despite the fact that the actor has gone on to be in some incredible dramas Ė earning an Oscar for his dizzying work in David O. Russellís The Fighter -- itís likely that Bale will always be remembered for his time in the Batsuit, when he traded lines with fellow icons and reinvented how Hollywood views the modern superhero genre.
Christian Bale isnít a flake who picks up and drops films at random. If he truly believes heís wrong for the part, I can understand him passing on it.
Christian Bale has now been confirmed as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkinís biopic of the Apple icon, and the writer is adamant that the Welsh actor will be superb as the character. This is despite the fact that the Dark Knight trilogy star has a mammoth task ahead of him, as he is set to be in every single frame of the film.
As if the idea of Christian Bale and Danny Boyle working on a movie wasnít tantalizing enough, the duo will be adapting a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, Moneyball, A Few Good Men and televisionís The West Wing.
In order to play the lead role in 2004ís The Machinist, Christian Bale infamously lost a substantial amount of weight. To undergo this transformation Bale had to change what he ate and the way he looked, but Michael Ironside, his co-star in the drama, has revealed that there was another, more repulsive, repercussion.
Locusts. Frogs. Fire and brimstone. A screaming Christian Bale, trying to out-Heston the greatest on-screen Moses the industry has ever seen. And we get a towering Red Sea, ready to crash down on all who dare part it.
It looks like just as Christian Bale had retired Batman, he's come looking for a new franchise to call his own. And he's enlisting the help of a fellow Oscar favorite to help him along the way. Are you ready for Christian Bale as sly P.I. Travis McGee?
I recently had the chance to talk with Bale about his work in American Hustle, and just how his latest transformation shaped his character.
We got to thinking about the roles that required Bale to alter his appearance. Sometimes itís a hairstyle. Sometimes itís a lack of hygiene. Often it has to do with his body build, either bulking up to fight crime, or slimming down to deal with the consequences of his action.
Bale not only restated his pleasure in seeing the character get passed on, but also revealed the inspiration for the Batman voice that has become a signature part of his performance.
Braddock now stands alongside Detroit and Gary, Indiana and any number of other Rust Belt towns as a symbol of America's lost industrial might. We've seen the pictures of rusted-out factories and crumbling towns; what Cooper wanted to bring to Braddock was a story, about what happens when the world collapses around you but also how a community moves on together
Over the course of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Christian Bale's take on the caped crusader defined the character of Batman for many a moviegoer worldwide. With his suave Bruce Wayne persona and growling Batman voice, he proved iconic, making it difficult for anyone to follow in his footsteps - even an Academy Award-winner.
Among fall movies there's the ones aiming for Oscars, the ones aiming for big audiences, and then every once in a while some that fall in the middle. We had pegged Out of the Furnace as pure prestige, coming from the writer and director of Crazy Heart and starring a laundry list of Oscar nominees and winners, from Christian Bale to Forest Whitaker
Over the years we've seen many different actors put on the Batsuit and become Batman for a live-action feature, from Adam West to Michael Keaton to George Clooney, but few have done the classic comic book superhero justice quite like Christian Bale. Not only was his performance in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy considered by many to be the best on-screen portrayal of the character...
Regardless of whether itís a ďgoodĒ or a ďbadĒ choice, casting Affleck was definitely an interesting choice, as were each of those chosen to take the role before him. Letís take a look back at those previous actors that donned the cowl, and how the role figured into their careers.
This fall will apparently be the time to see very famous people doing very bad, very corrupt things while looking very attractive while they do it. We've still barely recovered from the crazy Wolf of Wall Street trailer, and now here comes the first trailer for American Hustle, the next film from The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell.
Scripted by Cooper and Brad Ingelsby, the film tells the story of Russell Baze (Bale), a blue collar worker with a rough life, spending days working at the steel mill and nights with his dying father. Things begin to look a little brighter when Russell's brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from Iraq, but soon things take a dark turn when Rodney is lured into a ruthless crime ring.
Directed by Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper and shot on location in the depressed former steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Out of the Furnace aims to capture some of the blue-collar grit of the film that earned Bale his Oscar, The Fighter, but with its own rough and tumble criminal twist. In the first-look article in USA Today, which included the image of Bale you see above
It's been clear since the final moments of The Dark Knight Rises that Bale's Bruce Wayne was done with Gotham and super heroics in general, and though Man of Steel made reference to Wayne Industries, it had no explicit ties to Nolan's version of the Dark Knight. Henry Cavill is a new Superman, so he was getting a new Batman in the futureÖ right?
ďWe were incredibly fortunate to get to make three," Bale told the site. Thatís enough. Letís not get greedy. Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ĎWeíre about to make the third.í We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.Ē
So in this video, the scene is played almost shot for shot, only with Kourtney Kardashianís incredibly annoying boyfriend Scott Disick, no stranger to pretending to be Bateman, replaces a Huey Lewis obsession for one favoring West.
Scott is looking to make this his next project after the star-studded The Counselor, which comes to theaters this fall, and he and the studio seem especially eager now that Steve Zaillian, the writer behind American Gangster and Moneyball, has come on board for a rewrite. Talks with Bale are early, according to Variety, but given that he's just about to jump into David O. Russell's political corruption movie, he would have to wait a while before filming on Exodus could begin
Gossipy high schoolers probably don't have as many rumors floating around them as DCís upcoming (or is it?) Justice League movie does. This film has already in theory mingled with more actors and directors than most of Warner Bros. yearly output. So letís take a look at the most recent facts and fictions
DC and Warner need that moment. It instantly would shift a modicum of momentum back into JLAís favor, proving that the powers behind the massively successful Dark Knight trilogy were on board with what until now is only a speculative Justice League movie. The project, for the first time, would feel real.
We've gotten really worried about the Justice League movie lately, with news that Warner Bros. had thrown out Will Beall's script for the film, and a lot of us worried the movie-- like George Miller's attempt years ago-- would fall apart entirely. But of course, Justice League carries enormous potential for the studio, their version of the massively successful The Avengers, and they're not going to give up that fast. Especially if they've got an ace up their sleeve to make it happen with aplomb