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Bale's bailing out

Writer: Anne Jamaludin


Christian Bale with wife, Sibi Blažic at the recent Oscars

3 March – Christian Bale's mother Jenny, who has not spoken to the actor in the past three years, is keen to mend her relationship with her Oscar-winning son, reports NDTVMovies.

They have not spoken for three years following a bust-up at a hotel before the premiere of Bale's Batman movie "The Dark Knight" in 2008, which also involved her daughter Sharon.

Jenny said she even sent a message to her 37-year-old son congratulating him on his Oscar win but she is still awaiting a reply, the Sun reported online.

"I hope this Oscar can bring us together. The family are so pleased for him. This Oscar is well deserved. I saw other celebrities there with their mothers and got upset. I would have loved to have been there by his side," added Jenny regarding the event snub.

"I'd love Christian to walk through the door right now. I'd give him a big hug and a kiss and we could forget about the last three years. I don't know why he's doing this," she said."


Christian Bale with his Oscar-winning performance as Dicky Ecklund in "The Fighter"

After their 2008 altercation, Jenny and Sharon claimed the actor threw them out of his suite and since that day, birthday and Christmas cards and other emails have all gone unacknowledged by her superstar son, according to Jenny.

Sharon filed a police report which resulted in the actor being arrested but an assault charge was dropped later and "The Fighter" star has since severed all ties with his family.

"The Fighter" is a drama about boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale), a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after having his life destroyed by drugs and crime.

Cinema Online's "The Fighter" guests recently got the opportunity to catch the intense actions in "The Fighter"at GSC 1Utama. After the screening, we asked some of our viewers what they thought of the movie overall and how many stars would they rate it out of 5.


Mardiah (right): "A really nice family film. Not a typical sports movie. 4 stars."

Ming Li: "It was not as great as my expectations but a decent watch. 3 stars."

"The Fighter" plays in Malaysia starting 3 March 2011.


Cinema Online, 03 March 2011


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