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Christian Bale: Dark Knight Gets No Love in China

Christian Bale: Dark Knight Gets No Love in China

A solo Christian Bale takes a stroll on Saturday (December 28) in Brentwood, Calif.

His latest film, The Dark Knight — the second highest-grossing movie in US box-office history — won’t be showing in China according to the movie’s studio.

Warner Bros. released a statement, saying, “Based on a number of pre-release conditions that are being attached to The Dark Knight as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, we have opted to forego a theatrical release of the film in China.”

Bigger Bale pics inside…

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  • Gracie

    Thank you so much Jared for some pics of Christian! He’s so beautiful :)

  • jordan

    No love in China for Christian Bale, huh? Well he got MORE than enough love when I saw him in the states a few weeks ago.

  • Taryn

    WOAH…Jordan, where did you get those pics of Christian???

  • Sarita

    Only about 10 to 15 foreign films are released in China every year, so why is this news, unless you are going to report about every film that doesn’t get released in China. Australia also wasn’t released there, X-Men the last stand wasn’t either etc etc.

    All the films end up in the DVD shops soon after their US release anyway and the Chinese government doesn’t do anything against that.

  • Gracie

    Sarita I think that Jared posted this story for a few reasons.
    1. Because the film is the second biggest grossing film for all time, so to not release it is more of a ‘big deal’ than if it was just any other film.
    2. Heath’s last ‘big audience draw’ film (Imaginarium isn’t nearly as mainstream)
    3. It’s an excuse to post pictures of Christian…I’m not complaining!


    WHY bother when what they really want is the star of the movie Heath
    Ledger!!! Why didn’t Chris Nolan call it “The Joker”….instead …It would be perfect .. since Heath is up for Golden Globe and SAG AWARD..

    That is probably the real reason because Heath isn’t around.. for the
    loving.. not Christian .. So why not put a picture of the real star of the
    movie Heath Ledger instead..


    This movie did 995 million dollars world wide… !!! Guess we can thank
    Heath for that….And now we know that it doesn’t matter if they play it there or not..

  • Peach

    He doesn’t need their love – he has ours and that’s a lot.

  • isabella

    Last year at the grove i actually was sitting right next to christian and i didn’t even know it!! some man was sitting next to me with a scruffy beard and was on the phone i recognized the brit accent and was like omfg as soon as he left.. i felt like such an idiot when i realized who it was!!

  • ILoveVelvetGoldmine

    It’s not his best film in actuality anyway even though it is really good.

  • Jason

    I don’t think the chinese viewers need to worry since the movie is already being sold on pirated dvds on the chinese black market.

  • toni

    Always a pleasure to see pictures of Christian. Love his work and the fact that he doesn’t whore himself out like some actors.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …`fcuk china.

  • vmars111

    Whatever, the Chinese have already seen the pirated movie!

  • Super Hot Gay Man!

    Is it still as batty as them Velvet Goldmine days. As batty as he used to be?

  • Lulu

    DANG, gorgeousness overload… it kinda sucks that the highest grossing movie of the year can’t be shown in China. The IMAX experience is awsome!

  • dancer

    he’s boring,looks old and a jerk

  • bornagainchristian

    If you saw the film you would understand why China won’t release it. Reality bites….

    And I kinda wish the paps would leave him alone. If you are a fan, buy the movie tickets and DVDs and BDs.

    Don’t follow the guy around. That is just strange and disturbing.

  • Balegroupie

    Thank you Jared for posting these picks!!!! I was in a literal Bale drought for the past week.I had’nt seen nor heard any news about my favorite hottie nor saw any hot photos of him. I’ve been in a total depressed state of mind,I need to see him on a daily basis,he just makes my day,he’s unlike any other actor in the biz.He’s super sexy,talented and hunky hunky hunky and yummy yummy yummy.I’m saddened at the fact that he will not be recognized for his role in TDK,which was unfortunately overshadowed by Heath’s Joker.I long for the day when he will finally be honored with a much deserved Academy Award,this is my dream.I loooooooooooooooooooove him soooooooooooooooooooooooo much♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • kaila


    love him!

    love his movies!

    love the movie 3:10 to yuma! he was so hot in that!

  • Liar

    Ok I lied as no.15 about being a man. It’s not that i get off on gay men shit. For real. I just hate Kate Beckinsale, Can’t stand Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johanssen is pants and Maggie Gyllehaal is annoying a lot of the time. Sibi Blazic is cool but she isn’t in any of his movies. It’s always an awful leading lady with him. Isabella Scarpurro was ok and Eva Longoria. But like Ewan McGregor is SUPERCOOL! So how is it Bale only gets good guys to have screen sex with. And not women. Or maybe all those actresses just suck so NAAAAH!

  • Liar

    But in this case its only Ewan McGregor. I thought that there was some secret point to be made somewhere that Bale was Gay once and it got ruined by women.

  • ازياء

    He doesn’t need their love – he has ours and that’s a lot.

  • china

    Thank you so much Jared for some pics of Christian! He’s so beautiful :)

    Read more:

  • john

    like a man I can not understand what its like so