The Surprising Reason Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down ‘Steve Jobs’
Before Michael Fassbender was cast as Steve Jobs, the biopic went down a long and complicated road in pre-production. Directors (including David Fincher) were offered the job and passed. Actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, among them) were offered the title role and passed. With an Aaron Sorkin script we now know is very, very good, it’s surprising that so many talented people declined to participate in the movie. But, we now have an idea why these people decided to pass on Steve Jobs and it has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
‘The Big Short’ Trailer: Four Investment Bankers Walk Into a Global Economic Collapse
Adam McKay’s best known as the director of Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers. His films tend to be weird, bizarre, and silly. But his 2010 buddy cop comedy The Other Guys ended on a note that was more outraged than outrageous: Animated infographic closing credits that outlined the reasons and details of the 2008 economic collapse (which was the background of the case investigated in the film by Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s characters).
Christian Bale Got Super Jealous When He Heard Ben Affleck Was Playing Batman
Every generation has their Batman. Depending on the age of the person you ask, you’ll discover Adam West fans, Michael Keaton fans, Kevin Conroy fans and, if you stare into the darkness long enough, a George Clooney fan. For a certain group of fans, Christian Bale’s take on the Dark Knight always be the definitive interpretation, with his gravelly growl and trademark intensity instantly beating out whatever Ben Affleck brings to the character in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ Some of these people are going to resent Affleck no matter what. And, in a surprising turn of events, it looks like they can all rally around Bale himself.
Christian Bale Unexpectedly Drops Out of Steve Jobs Biopic
Christian Bale has abruptly pulled out of Danny Boyle's planned Steve Jobs biopic, just two weeks after entering discussions with Sony Pictures and Boyle over playing the iconic Apple CEO. Though Bale hadn't officially signed for the part (and hadn't even begun contract negotiations), his participation was considered a near certainly and his unexpected departure is another casting blow for the project, which already had Leonardo DiCaprio turn down the starring role.
20 Completely Batty Facts From ‘The Dark Knight’ in One Video
'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.
This is What Christian Bale Playing Steve Jobs Would Look Like
"Why apples, Master Jobs?" "Apples frighten me." As Christian Bale inches ever closer to playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's long-in-the-making biopic, expectations only continue to ratchet up. What would Bale-as-Jobs look like? How high would the intensity level be? Will there be much growling? Unexpectedly enough, Conan O'Brien has the answers you seek.
‘Exodus’ Trailer: ‘Gods and Kings’ Wage War in Ridley Scott’s Biblical Epic
Twentieth Century Fox unleashed the new 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer unto the world, and if you weren't already excited to delve into Ridley Scott's vision of Moses as he frees the Egyptian slaves, this new look might get your heart racing.
Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book’ Casts Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and More!
Just yesterday we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch of 'The Hobbit' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' fame was the first to sign on to 'Jungle Book: Origins,' the directorial debut of the great motion-capture artist Andy Serkis. While Disney's competing 'Jungle Book' movie already solidified the majority of its cast, Warner Bros. was quietly doing the same, and now we have the names of seven other stars joining Cumberbatch and Serkis.
‘Exodus’ Trailer: Christian Bale Leads the War Between ‘Gods and Kings’
Biblical epics are all the rage right now, but the first 'Exodus' trailer, previewing Christian Bale's turn as Moses, reinforces how different and unexpected this film adaptation will be.
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Photos Reveal Ridley Scott’s Biblical Epic
Later this year, director Ridley Scott is bringing us yet another film epic with the biblical story of Moses in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (formerly titled 'Exodus'), and today brings an in-depth look at stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and the rest of the cast. It's a big year for Bible stories, but like 'Noah,' this one isn't going to be very typical.
Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? David Fincher Reportedly Has His First Choice
Just when you thought that the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic couldn't get more interesting, Oscar-winning actor (and former Batman) Christian Bale gets thrown into the mix as the top choice to play the iconic tech genius. This movie doesn't even have a title and it already has our attention.