Gary Oldman joins 'Batman' cast

HOLLYWOOD, March 4 (UPI) -- British actor Gary Oldman has signed on to play a young version of police Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming "Batman" movie.

Watanabe joins 'Batman' cast

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actor Ken Watanabe has joined the cast of director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film about the origins of the "Batman" legend.

Neeson in talks for 'Batman' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Irish actor Liam Neeson is in final negotiations to co-star in the next "Batman" film, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Pierce Brosnan retired of Bond duties

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Film producers have decided to retire the popular Pierce Brosnan from his James Bond role and search for a new, younger 007 among British actors.

Batman gets makeover for small screen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Batman will get a makeover as the Kids WB and the Cartoon Network partner to bring Bruce Wayne to the U.S. small screen in a new cartoon.

Michael Caine to buttle for Batman

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Industry reports have it that Michael Caine will play the role of Batman's butler Alfred in the upcoming installment, Zap2it.com said Tuesday.

Leigh: Bale lost 65 pounds for 'Machinist'

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Fit young actor Christian Bale lost a staggering 65 pounds to play a man dying of insomnia in the upcoming drama, "The Machinist."

Bale selected for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "American Psycho" star Christian Bale is answering the Bat Signal and will be the next Caped Crusader.

Testing for new Caped Crusader to start

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Holy casting, Batman -- director Christopher Nolan is expected to test several young actors for the role of Caped Cursader in the next few days.

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U.S. BOX OFFICE STILL ON TORRID PACE With "Men in Black II" hanging onto the No. 1 spot and "Road to Perdition" leading a field of four new releases, the U.S. box office continued to run well ahead of last year's pace, taking in an estimated $141 million
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Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale poses with his Oscar at the 83rd annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Best known for his roles in American films, Bale has starred in both big budget Hollywood films and the smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. He played an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. He is notable for portraying Bruce Wayne in the Batman films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, as well as yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

In 2010, Bale played Dicky Eklund in the biopic The Fighter. He earned extensive critical acclaim for his role and won several accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

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