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    Christian Bale

    Yay or Nay! Discuss!
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    He was great in Empire of the Sun. Pretty much stunk-on-ice in everything I've seen him in since. (Except for the video when he froke out and used a bunch of cursewords at the hapless best boy/key grip.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    He was great in Empire of the Sun. Pretty much stunk-on-ice in everything I've seen him in since. (Except for the video when he froke out and used a bunch of cursewords at the hapless best boy/key grip.)
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    I have no idea and I haven't watch his movies and/or don't remember him.
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    Have you seen, The Machinist?
    What he put himself through for that role was astounding.

    I don't know that I would want to hang out with the man, but I think he's one hell of an actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Have you seen, The Machinist?
    What he put himself through for that role was astounding.

    I don't know that I would want to hang out with the man, but I think he's one hell of an actor.
    Yup, pretty amazing in that role. It's hard to watch at times knowing that there's no CGI--just one emaciated dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Yup, pretty amazing in that role. It's hard to watch at times knowing that there's no CGI--just one emaciated dude.
    Damn good movie - I should try that diet he was on. He's a good actor. Nailed it in The Fighter.

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    He's a hottie. I liked him in American Psycho, The Machinist, and a few others.
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    +1 on him in American Psycho.
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    Really? American Psycho?
    I made the mistake of reading the book, and then I saw the movie just because I knew they'd have to water it way, way down. (And they did; curiosity satisfied.) I suppose that wretched book pre-ruined the movie for me.

    There are some things you can't unread. (Though I've drunken enough liquor to float a battleship since then in a effort to do so.)

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    Dude seemed like a decent enough chap last night. Thought he was going to start crying in his speech.

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    Who? Never heard of him. what books did he write?
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    see option #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Have you seen, The Machinist?
    What he put himself through for that role was astounding.

    I don't know that I would want to hang out with the man, but I think he's one hell of an actor.
    Even more amazing is the fact that his next movie was Batman Begins.

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    I like Bale. He's got a couple embarrassing things in his personal life but so does everyone. It takes a Mel Gibson-level of screwing up for me to write off an artist I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    Really? American Psycho?
    Yep. I loved that movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    I like Bale. He's got a couple embarrassing things in his personal life but so does everyone. It takes a Mel Gibson-level of screwing up for me to write off an artist I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Dear people (hopefully) making a third Batman:

    Drop the gravelly growling voice that Bale gets when he puts on the suit. It makes no sense and it's irritating as hell. Otherwise good movies.
    +1 that and the stupid dragon movie with Matthew Mconaughey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    +1 that and the stupid dragon movie with Matthew Mconaughey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Yep. I loved that movie
    I triple-dog-dare ya to read the book.

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    I can't say I've seen any of his films.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    I can't say I've seen any film where he's made a remarkable impression/performance.
    There we go. Fixed it for you.
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    No, really, I can't say I've seen ANY of his films.

    EDIT: Okay, I did see Captain Corelli's Mandolin; he played a supporting role in that apparently.
    Last edited by Doohickie; 03-01-11 at 12:07 PM.
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