With a slice of commercial success in his locker and a new allegiance of self-proclaimed Baleheads following his every move, it was time for Hollywood to take a gamble on one of the industrys rising stars cue dragons, pyrotechnics and a heavily-bearded Bale to save the day.
The pressure was on for him to lead a big-budget film for the first time, and while his leather clad grunge-pirate hero showed promise, the film didnt and flopped, leaving Bales reputation as a Hollywood leading man slightly scorched in the process.
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