• Is Christian Bale's Favorite Film of All Time Really 'Beverly Hills Ninja'?: An Investigation
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    Kevin Polowy

    Is Christian Bale's Favorite Film of All Time Really 'Beverly Hills Ninja'?: An Investigation

    Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale’s favorite movie is, reportedly, the wackadoo, critically demolished 1997 Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja. Most of these sites don’t source this intel, though we were able to trace Bale’s first mention of the Farley film back to an Esquire interview from 2010.

  • Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually
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    Kevin Polowy

    Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually

    Christian Bale has every intention of seeing Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t expect to catch him at the red-carpet premiere — or his local cineplex. “I think it looks great,” Bale told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new drama, Knight of Cups, directed by Tree of Life helmer Terrence Malick. “My little boy really likes watching the trailers online.” [Bale’s toddler son Joseph is 18 months old.]

  • Christian Bale Disappointed in His Batman Performances
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    Kevin Polowy

    Christian Bale Disappointed in His Batman Performances

    We’re only a few weeks away from meeting a new Dark Knight when Ben Affleck takes over the batsuit in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The general feeling among fans is Affleck’s got big bat-shoes to fill, considering the level of adoration for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale.

  • Double Duty: Actors Who’ve Played Identical Twins
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    Meriah Doty

    Double Duty: Actors Who’ve Played Identical Twins

    In the new crime drama ‘Legend’ (expanding in theaters this week), Tom Hardy becomes just the latest in a long line of actors who’ve had us seeing double as they play identical twins in a movie. Click through for a mini-history of this time-tested cinematic phenomenon. 

  • Check Out the Big Stars of 'The Big Short' in Exclusive Poster and Video
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    Meriah Doty

    Check Out the Big Stars of 'The Big Short' in Exclusive Poster and Video

    Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling — with those names getting top billing (in the exclusive poster above), you might think they’re the leads in a Legends of the Fall sequel. But no, the three heartthrob actors are seriously subverting their sex appeal in The Big Short, about a group of obscure finance guys who saw the credit and housing bubble collapse of the 2000s coming from miles away. Also starring Steve Carell and an ensemble that includes Oscar winners Marisa Tomei and Melissa Leo, the film marks a departure for director Adam McKay, best known for slapstick comedies Anchorman and Step Brothers. But, as McKay told Yahoo Movies in September, he geeked out on the material, based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Michael Lewis, who also wrote the true tale that became Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side.