Christian Bale Age
December 18, 2011 by staff
Christian Bale Age, “Batman” star Christian Bale, in the midst of promoting a film he made in China that some critics have called propaganda, was stopped by government-backed guards from visiting a blind activist living under house arrest – with a CNN crew in tow to record the scuffle.
CNN posted footage of the confrontation on its website Friday.
The run-in and publicity are likely to cause discomfort in China’s government-backed film industry, which hopes Bale’s movie “The Flowers of War” will be a creative success at home and abroad. The star’s actions are sure to focus attention on the plight of Chen Guangcheng, guarded around the clock by security men who have blocked dozens of reporters and fellow activists trying to see him.
Bale was to leave China on Friday, and his representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.
Bale, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for last year’s “The Fighter,” traveled Thursday with a crew from CNN to the village in eastern China where Chen lives with his family in isolation.
They were stopped at the entrance to Dongshigu village in Shandong province by unidentified men.
The video footage shows Bale asking to see Chen, with a CNN producer providing interpretation, but being ordered by one of the guards to leave. He then asked why he was unable to pass through. The guards responded by trying to grab or punch a small video camera Bale was carrying.
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