Christian Bale is seen here is his best known role: Batman. The critically acclaimed actor is beloved for his intensity on screen and for...

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Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the top-earning actors in Hollywood, and you may find yourself astonished not only by the stars who took the top two spots, but also by the staggering amount some A-listers pulled in this past year. 

Amazingly, the highest paid actor of 2013 has managed to do it again, as Robert Downey, Jr. took home a cool $75 million thanks to his ongoing role as Tony Stark/Iron Man. 

Mark Wahlberg
The former Marky Mark earned $32 million in the past year, thanks to roles in films like Lone Survivor and Pain & Gain.

Downey played hardball before signing on to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he's reportedly been rewarded with his biggest pay day to date.

And just how big has Marvel's tent pole franchise become? The number five spot on the list is none other than Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, who - despite being paid about half what Downey pulled in last year - still took home a not-too-shabby $39 mill.

But while the actors in the gallery above certainly aren't hurting, the movie industry ain't what it used to be and of all the past year's top earning actors, only RDJ (just barely) cracked the top 10 on Forbes' 2014 list of the most powerful entertainers.

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We talk frequently about celebrity look-alikes who we swear have to be distantly related, but this set of mind blowing photos has us questioning everything.

Somewhere in a bygone era, was there a historical figure who looked JUST like us? Are we all reincarnates of others who walked the Earth ages ago?

The similarities between these 19 celebrities and their long (long) lost doppelgangers are simultaneously hilarious, eye-popping and somehow real.

From U.S. Presidents to war heroes, Popes to works of Renaissance art, and regular folks whose names we'll never know, these look-alikes will astound you.

Who knew Jay Z was a fixture of Harlem in 1939, or that Nicolas Cage fought in the Civil War? Or that Keanu Reeves really travels through time a la Bill & Ted?

Now you do, people. Now you do.

Alec Baldwin and Former President Millard Fillmore
Former U.S. President Millard Fillmore and Alec Baldwin may be from the same bloodline. Or so these photos would have you assume.

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A couple A-listers demonstrated the art of the apology this week.

First, Justin Bieber was caught on tape telling a racist joke (when he was 15 years old) - but the singer quickly released a lengthy, heartfelt apology, dismissing his latest scandal far more easily than other recent slip-ups.

Jonah Hill then used an anti-gay insult to slam a cameraman, yet he also jumped on the issue and admitted his word choice was disgusting.

How do these mea culpas compare to past instances of regret exhibited by actors, artists and athletes?

Click through some of the more memorable ones from recent history now:

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant immediately addressed sexual assault charges in 2003. Seated alongside wife Vanessa, he tearfully said he was guilty of adultery, not rape.

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Five men are nominated for Best Actor this year and each gives a performance that is much better than alright... alright... alright.

There's Matthew McConaughey, who has officially shed his romantic comedy reputation and who also shed 40 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

There's Leonardo DiCaprio, who had us believing he really was snorting cocaine in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Bruce Dern tugged at our heartstrings in Nebraska, Christian Bale cracked us up in American Hustled (that hair!) and Chiwetel Ejiofor made us cry in 12 Years a Slave.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has been nominated for hits first Oscar. It's well deserved, based on his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

As part of our 2014 Oscars Watch - who should win Best Supporting Actor? What about Best Supporting Actress? - we now ask readers to vote:

Who should win Best Actor?

 

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With the Out of the Furnace poster we got a good sense that Christian Bale's new movie wouldn't be all that jovial. What we didn't know is how depressingly entertaining despair might be.

Check out the Out of the Furnace trailer below ...

Like I mentioned when the poster came out, the tagline for Out of the Furnace is "Sometimes Your Battles Choose You" which seems to sum up the movie, as we know it so far, really well.

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So we know that Christian Bale is done with Batman, now he's got a new film coming out called Out of the Furnace. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we get a look at a new poster. 

Out of the Furnace Official Poster

It not a huge thing but I'm a big fan of the tag line there of "Sometimes your battles choose you". Sets a mood for the film that goes hand and hand with the poster imagery.

Click through the jump for a look at Christian Bale with his Out of the Furnace costar Zoe Saldana on set.

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Christian Bale has to feel like he's a broken record these days.

When The Dark Knight Rises came out, the questions of whether or not he was truly done became an interview mainstay. When he said that he was done unless Christopher Nolan was interested in a fourth movie (which he's stated he is not), people took that as a wink and a nod kind of response.

Christian Bale Batman

Now that Man of Steel has found success at the box office and has set in motion the plans for a DC Comics cinematic universe, talks of Bale reprising his role as the Caped Crusader in the Justice League movie have begun again.

Thankfully, while talking to Entertainment Weekly for his new film, Out of the Furnace, Bale is giving his final word on the subject:

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Christian Bale has bailed on an offer to star in Child 44.

Bale met with the filmmakers to declare his intentions with regards to the project, revolving around a member of the Soviet military police in the 1950s.

Christian Bale, Short Hair

In the Ridley Scott-produced and directed project, the lead investigates murders and becomes the target of his government's suspicion and paranoia.

Acclaimed actor Bale, whose recent credits include The Dark Knight Rises and The Fighter, will no longer be in the movie for reasons unknown.

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Without alerting the press beforehand or making any public statements while there, Christian Bale visited victims of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado yesterday.

Local reports confirm the actor spent two-and-a-half hours at the Medical Center of Aurora, meeting with seven patients there, according to Bill Voloch, the interim president of the facility.

One of the victims, Carey Rottman, posted the following photo of himself Bale on Facebook, writing: "Wow!!! Thank you so much for the visit Christian!! What a great guy! Still in shock!"

Bale in Aurora

Added Voloch of the trip: “It was good for the patients. We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming."

Over the weekend, Bale shared the same sentiments as many others associated with The Dark Knight Rises and said:

“Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”

The Academy Award winner was accompanied by wife Sibi Blazic and also stopped by a growing memorial near the theater, which includes 12 crosses erected for each of the late victims.

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Filming on The Dark Knight Rises has come to an end and, with it, so has the portrayal of this iconic super hero by Christian Bale.

"I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I'm taking that [Batman hood] off," the actor star told the Philippine Daily Inquirer this week. "I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it's all done. Everything's finished. It's me and [director Christopher Nolan] - that will be the end of that Batman era."

Bale and Nolan first teamed up in 2005 on Batman Begins, a critically-acclaimed installment of the franchise that earned $372 million across the globe. The Dark Knight then broke the $1 billion barrier and earned Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar.

The Dark Knight Rises, meanwhile, hits theaters on July 20, 2012 and also stars Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. We have a feeling it will do rather well at the box office.