Happy 38th Birthday to Mr Christian Bale! A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!
Archives for January 2012
I’ve added new scan of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne featured in “Teaser” magazine, February issue to the gallery.
- (x001) Scans in 2012: Teaser – February
IMDb have revealed a bunch of their top 10 most viewed movies, actors and tv show pages from the past ten years as a way of celebrating a decade of their industry database IMDBb Pro. The stats make for some interesting reading.
According to IMDb, Christopher Nolan’s uber popular 2008 film The Dark Knight has garnered the most page views in the past decade out of the thousands of movies on their site. At one point of course fan voting on the page was so high-scoring and frantic that for a brief while The Dark Knight was listed first on their Top 250 films of all time user rated list, though currently it lies at no. 8.
Second on the film list, probably from viewers trying to work out just what the hell the film was about is Richard Kelly’s 2001 cult movie Donnie Darko. Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is the only movie from the 90?s listed in the top ten at number 3, with the list then mostly going into franchise territory with The Lord of the Ring films, Twilight and Harry Potter’s. Somehow Avatar, which is far and away the biggest movie of all time, hasn’t made it onto the list… but I guess it hasn’t existed that long to rack up page views (though The Dark Knight isn’t much older and is in first!).
As for the actors/actresses’ list, Johnny Depp is the highest male at first, followed by couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The full list of IMDB top 10 most viewed is below;
Top Stars of the Last 10 Years:
1. Johnny Depp
2. Brad Pitt
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Tom Cruise
5. Natalie Portman
6. Christian Bale
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Keira Knightley
10. Emma Watson
Top Films of the Last 10 Years:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10. The Godfather
Top Most Anticipated In-Production Movies:
1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Men in Black III
3. The Dictator
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
5. The Expendables 2
7. The Avengers
8. Rock of Ages
9. The Hunger Games
Source: What Culture
Since not all of us are native English speakers, The National Public Radio released the transcript of Christian Bale’s interview to Scott Simon. You can hear the interview here, and the text is as follows:
“Christian Bale plays a drifter in his new film. John Miller is no Batman. He’s an Oklahoma mortician by trade and a soldier of fortune in temperament who comes to do a bit of business in Nanjing formerly known as Nanking, China in 1937, just as the Japanese army invades and brutalizes the city.