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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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.

2014 Oscar Nominees: Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey has been nominated for hits first Oscar. It's well deserved, based on his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
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Matthew McConaughey

1. Matthew McConaughey

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


Leonardo DiCaprio

2. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is sen here as Jordan Belfort. He was nominated for an Oscar for portraying this real-life drug user and money maker.


Bruce Dern

3. Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern has been around the business for a long time. You should go see him in Nebraska.


Chiwetel Ejiofor

4. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is guaranteed to make you cry in 12 Years a Slave. Consider yourself warned.


Christian Bale

5. Christian Bale

Christian Bale should win an Oscar for his hair alone in American Hustle. Look at those locks!


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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by Amanda Denton at

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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by Free Britney at

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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by Hilton Hater at

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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by Hilton Hater at

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.

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He took home Best Supporting Actor honors last night, but it'll be hard for The Fighter star to win his latest battle against a venerable style champion.

Justin Timberlake, now a bona fide actor (The Social Network) in addition to a massive music star, was dressed in usual, traditional, handsome fashion.

Christian Bale? A little different. Even if you take away the scraggly beard, the black on black is a little unconventional. But you decide: Who dressed best?

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Oscars, Justin Timberlake or Christian Bale? The latter won an Oscar, but will he be named best dressed here? View Poll »

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Christian Bale is racking up awards for his role in The Fighter.

He's also winning raves for having ditched his long hair.

In just two weeks' time between the Golden Globe Awards (left) and the SAG Awards (right), the combustible star chopped off his flowing locks. Think it marks a positive shift for Christian? What's his best hairstyle? Vote in the survey below ...

Which Hairstyle Looks Best?

What's Christian Bale's best hairstyle? Does the actor look better with long or short hair? You be the judge by weighing in now. View Poll »

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Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf at The Masters ended with a respectable tie for fourth and took the focus off his personal life for the first time in months.

With the exception of some hilarious, random banners and a controversial new Tiger Woods Nike ad, very little was made of the golfer's sex scandal at Augusta.

Actor Christian Bale, however, has some opinions to share.

The Nike commercial features a voiceover from Tiger's late father, effectively asking fans to be open minded, promote discussion and ultimately forgive Tiger.

In the classic spoof below, Bale's infamous on-set tirade from a few years back is dubbed over it, and is hilariously appropriate when taken in this new context:

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