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Watch: Trailer For Christian Bale & Zhang Yimou’s Oscar Contending ‘The Flowers Of War’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2011 4:52 AM
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After winning his first Oscar last year for "The Fighter," can Christian Bale make it a repeat this year? Judging by the first international trailer for Zhang Yimou's Oscar-contending "The Flowers Of War," we somehow doubt it, but the scale of the film does look impressive even if the tone seems somewhat uneven.

Christian Bale Looks Pensive In Poster For Oscar Contending 'The Flowers Of War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2011 3:48 AM
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While Christian Bale has taken a break from the big screen in 2011, that's only because he's been busy getting some more movies in the can. Of course, there is next summer's blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" which is currently filming but before he headed back to Gotham this summer, Bale took an interesting detour that found him starring in the latest from Zhang Yimou, "The Flowers Of War."

Zhang Yimou's 'The Flowers Of War' Starring Christian Bale Is China's Official Oscar Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 9:04 AM
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Well, here's a new twist to this year's foreign film Oscar race: China has selected Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers of War" as their official entry.

'Heroes Of Nanking' With Christian Bale Now Titled 'The Flowers Of War'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 9, 2011 7:20 AM
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Today, the Toronto International Film Festival was host to twenty minutes of "The Flowers Of War," the new film from Zhang Yimou seeking a distributor. If you're confused, thinking that the world was finally going to get a look at "Heroes Of Nanking," don't worry, it's the same movie, with Christian Bale as an American priest who helps a number of local women take shelter during the Nanking Massacre of 1937. The synopsis also suggests they "fight back," though the original title is much more aggressive than the new, more graceful one. Both are a bit too melodramatic for our taste, and we suspect to most this will be "that Chinese movie with Batman."

First Look At Christian Bale In 'Nanjing Heroes'; New Look At Mystique In 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 2:08 AM
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Before he suits up for his third and last time as Batman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," Christian Bale headed halfway around the world to do something quite different, starring in Zhang Yimou's (”Hero,” “Raise the Red Lantern”) mega-budgeted historical epic "Nanjing Heroes."

Christian Bale To Star In Zhang Yimou's Epic 'Nanjing Heroes'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2010 1:55 AM
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F. Scott Fitzgerald may have said that there were no second acts in American lives, but that presumably didn't include the Welsh-born Christian Bale, whose career to date seems to have been structured by Robert McKee. Beginning as a child star in Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun," and working consistently into his teens in such films as "Newsies" and "Swing Kids," the actor firmly moved into the adult phase of his career with his iconic performance in "American Psycho." That, in turn, saw him win the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's revival "Batman Begins," which has firmly landed the actor on the A-list.

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