What was he in? He looks so familiar. You know you’ve seen him in another movie; you’re just not sure which one. So maybe you saw him in, “Batman Begins” or, “The Prestige”, but can you name any others, or better yet, do you even know his name? For years, Christian Bale has been churning out excellent performances in quite a few films, some big some small. However, the actor still has yet to become a household name.
Born in Wales, Bale got his big break in 1987 at the age of thirteen, when Steven Spielberg cast him as, Nigel Havers in, “Empire of the Sun”. Even at such a young age he was praised for his performance.
Fast-forward twelve years, “American Psycho” is released. The film tells the frightening story of quintessential yuppie, Patrick Bateman (Bale). Bateman is a successful, good looking, smart, well dressed, businessman working on Wall Street. In his free time he enjoys exercising, listening to music, oh yeah, and brutally murdering people. The film opened to some controversy, but what nobody disagreed one was Bale’s performance. He was praised for his incredible portrayal of a man who is truly insane. He gained a lot of notoriety for his performance in the film, and the film has quite a cult following today.
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