Actor Christian Bale reacts after winning the Oscar for Performance ...
Dec 16th, 2011
(Reuters) - Actor Christian Bale reacts after winning the Oscar for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role backstage at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in this February 27, 2011 file photograph. Bale was roughed up by Chinese security guards as he attempted to visit a blind legal activist whose detention has sparked a domestic and international outcry, CNN reported on December 16, 2011. Bale, who plays crime-fighting superhero Batman, and the camera crew from CNN were jostled by men in plainclothes from Dongshigu village in eastern Shandong province, where activist Chen Guangcheng has been under house arrest for 15 months, according to a video released by CNN on its website. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS) -
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