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Christian Bale on Not Having a Script for ‘Knight of Cups’: “I never had any lines to learn”

"I never knew what I was going to be doing each day" - Christian Bale on working with Terrence Malick in 'Knights of Cups'

Christian Bale on Acting: “Throughout filming there’s like, I love it, then, I can’t stand it, it feels like the most stupid thing ever”

There are few roles that Oscar winner Christian Bale can’t or won’t do… and he’s shown such intense dedication to his work that it might seem he’s crossing the line into insanity. He’s dropped weight dramatically (The Machinist), gained weight dramatically (American Hustle), ruined his good looks (The Fighter), and got ripped (American Psycho, The Dark Knight trilogy). Though he’s played Patrick Bateman and Batman, he plays the biggest icon of his career in Exodus: Gods and Kings, the Biblical prophet Moses. In an extensive interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bale spoke about getting into the head of one ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Starring Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton

Exodus: Gods and Kings: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, with Sigourney ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton & Aaron Paul

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley Directed by: Ridley Scott ... Read more

Director David O. Russell Narrates an ‘American Hustle’ Scene Starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams

In this New York Times Anatomy of a Scene, Director David O. Russell narrates a scene from his upcoming film, American Hustle. The scene is early on in the film and features Amy Adams and Christian Bale in one of their first encounters. I really liked the film and the performances by Adams, Bale and Jennifer Lawrence were fantastic. And, the period clothing the cast wears is worth the price of admission. Check it out below! via New York Times

‘American Hustle’ Star Amy Adams Says Working with Christian Bale is like a “master class”

One of the eagerly anticipated films of 2013 is American Hustle. It brings back a group of actors who have had a strong collaboration with director David O. Russell. Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams have all a part of Russell’s work over the last five years. In his latest film, Adams plays Sydney Prosser, an inexperienced grifter who has an affair with a veteran con man played by Bale. The 39-year-old actress told The New York Times some pretty interesting things about her character. She said, “[Sydney] is the most miserable human being I’ve ever played. ... Read more

Christian Bale on Why He’s an Actor and What He Can’t Stand Actors Doing on-Set

Who doesn’t like Christian Bale (Well, besides that guy he yelled at on the set of Terminator Salvation)?  Though Bale has been absent from cinemas since The Dark Knight Rises last summer, he stars in two films that are being released this month: Out of the Furnace and American Hustle.  Though American Hustle might be getting most of the spotlight — I mean, it’s already winning a ridiculous amount of awards and hasn’t even been released yet — Bale’s performance in Out of the Furnace should not be overlooked. In the film he plays a working class man in a ... Read more

Casey Affleck Reveals How Christian Bale Reignited His Passion for Acting

As the younger brother of Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck is used to being in the shadows. The 38-year-old actor is looking to change that. His upcoming film Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale seems to be that catalyst for the actor. “What I saw Christian doing was, I felt like, some of the best acting that I’ve ever seen,” Casey said. “You know when you sort of forget what you like about movies, and then you see a movie again that reminds you of why you fell in love with them in the first place? That was the experience.” ... Read more

Watch Christian Bale’s Audition for ‘Batman Begins’

I love audition tapes. Here’s Christian Bale‘s audition for Batman Begins. Bale did his screen test with Amy Adams (who was there as a favor to the casting director) and you can immediately tell why he was cast. You can see/hear that he had his Batman growl and just exuded that power and authority from the very beginning. Check it out below!

The Dark Knight’s Christian Bale: “It was very bittersweet when I took off the cowl for last time, because it’s meant so much to me personally to play this character”

It's hard to accept that The Dark Knight Rises will likely be the last time we'll see Christian Bale as Batman (though as Sean Connery would say, "Never say never"). On that note, Bale took the time to express his thoughts on the last chapter of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and the series as a whole, as well as speaking about his feelings about leaving the character behind after three films.

Tom Hardy: “There is nothing ambiguous about Bane. He is clearly a villain…just a horrible piece of work”

Bane might not rank among the "classic" Batman villains (the hulking back-breaker was introduced in the comics in 1993), but the character is a perfect fit for the Batman world created by Christopher Nolan in his Dark Knight trilogy. To play the villain in The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan turned to Tom Hardy, who appeared in Nolan's previous film, Inception.

Christopher Nolan talks ‘The Dark Knight’ and Working with Bale, Hardy and Hathaway

At last, it's here: the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's The Dark Knight, generally considered the best comic book superhero movie ever made (and until this year's The Avengers, the highest-grossing). The Dark Knight Rises is also director Christopher Nolan's farewell to the Batman franchise, and the nearly three-hour film was perhaps the most challenging of his career.

Christian Bale on Playing ‘The Dark Knight’: “It’s been a very important character… and the movies themselves have changed my life and changed my career”

Christian Bale, reprising his role as “Bruce Wayne/Batman” in the third and final installment, The Dark Knight Rises, recently chatted about how even the action scenes and batsuit were the antithesis of what could be considered “average” for an action film

Academy Awards: Press Room Cams

Here's a batch of press room interviews from the Academy Awards featuring Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Aaron Sorkin.

The Actors: Oscar Acceptance Speeches From Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and Melissa Leo

Here are the acceptance speeches of Colin Firth (Best Actor), Natalie Portman (Best Actress), Christian Bale (Best Supporting Actor) and Melissa Leo (Best Supporting Actress)

Christian Bale on American Accents and If Liking His Co-Stars Helps His Acting

Christian Bale talks about how he gets his American accent, if liking his co-star helps him turn in a better performance and how he got the part.