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Empire of the Sun
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Metroland
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Velvet Goldmine
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Shaft
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American Psycho
41.05%
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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Equilibrium
6.32%
Reign of Fire
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Laurel Canyon
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The Machinist
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The New World
0
0%
The Prestige
2.11%
Harsh Times
2.11%
Rescue Dawn
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I'm Not there
0
0%
3:10 to Yuma
1.05%
The Dark Knight
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Public Enemies
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Christian Bale

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Christian Bale

Christian Bale is amassing quite a diverse filmography. What do you think is his best performance?
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho
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Re: Christian Bale

Empire of the Sun or Equilibrium
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho for me, as well.
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Re: Christian Bale

I'm sure it will be a two horse race between American Psycho and The Machinist. Since I saw neither, nor have I seen most of his filmography, I guess I can't vote.
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho. He gets points for losing all that weight for The Machinist but the acting was better in American Psycho.
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Re: Christian Bale

hrm....The Prestige or Rescue Dawn for me. I've yet to see The Machinist...
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Re: Christian Bale

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I've yet to see The Machinist...
WHAT!!!?

Snake, as you're a fledgling filmmaker I implore you to see this gem immediately! Brad Anderson is a fantastic director. It goes to show you what can be done on a shoestring budget with a dedicated cast and crew.
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho
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Re: Christian Bale

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WHAT!!!?

Snake, as you're a fledgling filmmaker I implore you to see this gem immediately! Brad Anderson is a fantastic director. It goes to show you what can be done on a shoestring budget with a dedicated cast and crew.
I know all about the work behind it, especially Bale...it's just one of those films that I still haven't gotten a chance to see. I'm sure I'll like it. How's the BD of it btw? That's been in my cart for a while.
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Re: Christian Bale

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I know all about the work behind it, especially Bale...it's just one of those films that I still haven't gotten a chance to see. I'm sure I'll like it. How's the BD of it btw? That's been in my cart for a while.
It's under $15 and probably worth $50. The movie is that good.
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Re: Christian Bale

whoa...lol...
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Re: Christian Bale

he was better than Depp in Public Enemies. how sad the cool bad guy title character was less interesting.
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho. It was the first of his movies I saw and his performance was stellar. I re-watched it recently and his performance holds up well.

It came down to this and Rescue Dawn but I had to go with Pat Bateman.
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Re: Christian Bale

Easily American Psycho. He fit the role so well.
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Re: Christian Bale

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Easily American Psycho. He fit the role so well.
Well to be fair...he's not American.

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Re: Christian Bale

The Machinist
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Re: Christian Bale

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Tough to say.

Though many of his movies have been some of my favorites from recent years, I find Bale rather lacking. He just seems kinda "one-note", you know? I wish he'd lose the harsh "over-the-top" delivery and try something a bit more subtle, so that we can see some more range from him...if he has it.
On that note, I just saw The New World and loved Bale's subtle, more inward delivery.




Although I was half expecting him to hunt down Colin Farrell and take an axe to his head
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Re: Christian Bale

Rescue Dawn.
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Re: Christian Bale

Harsh Times
Empire of the Sun
3:10 to Zuma
American Psycho

My faves of his...
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho, that role is almost iconic imo.
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Re: Christian Bale

Loved his "Batman" voice in those movies.
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Re: Christian Bale

He was note-perfect in American Psycho, totally nailing the dry, wry tone of the book. Rescue Dawn comes in second. I thought he was pretty bad in the Batman films. American Psycho is his only comedy, correct? He's one of those guys like Sean Penn who gets knocked for their grim seriousness off-screen, and neither one has done many comedies on-screen. I haven't forgotten Spicoli, of course.
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Re: Christian Bale

American Psycho sticks out as my first choice

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