Christian Bale has always gripped his audience! Whether it be playing beloved superhero's like "Batman", or cult classics like American Psycho, Bale has proved time and time again that he knows what it takes to make a great actor!
In 1987, Bale played a powerful and disturbing role as "Jamie Graham", a schoolboy navigating through WWII, stuck in a Japanese war camp in China. While the film is considered one of Steven Spielberg's best, Bale was only 12 years old. Despite his incredible performance, themes of war and extreme violence shouldn't be something children are exposed to.
Pretty Baby caused a lot of controversy during its initial release in 1978. The film follows a group of prostitutes in the New Orleans red-light district in the early 1900s. Shields, who was only 12 at the time of filming, was featured in plenty of sexualized scenes as well as a few nude clips.
Despite being critically acclaimed, many other Hollywood elites notably were disturbed such a young actress was set to play such adult thematic moments.