Not content to sit on his laurels and soak up his recent acclaim, Bale quickly signed up to help resuscitate another one of Hollywood flat-lining genres in the form of James Mangold's fantastic western remake, 3:10 to Yuma.
The film again saw Bale going at it head-to-head with another one of Hollywoods A-listers, (this time it was Russell Crowe) allowing the crusading actor to deliver a strong yet woundingly paternal performance that helped underscore a strong revisionist take on an old favourite.
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