Early Christian Bale

In 1987, Steven Spielberg made an excellent movie called Empire of the Sun, about a young British boy who lives with his wealthy parents in Shanghai. His privileged childhood abruptly turns to chaos when the Japanese army occupies Shanghai. A terrific movie with a brilliant young actor in the starring role.

Turns out that boy was a young Christian Bale. This was 18 years before Batman Begins. Here’s the trailer.