|"What if he doesn't exist anymore," asked Christian Bale in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.|
If you're expecting a concise answer from the likes of TPC, he can't help you. Many would say it's the parents. Certainly LiLo's father was a cocaine addict and physically abused her mom. Sorry, no excuse. Others have risen above this.
Okay, TPC has digressed. But before he moves on from EMPIRE OF THE SUN he should note that a 21-year-old Ben Stiller was also in that film as a young teen. He should also mention another teen, Takataro Kataoko, who played the boy kamikaze pilot and who's still around and will play Emperor Hirohito in the Japanese-financed film, EMPEROR. The movie should be released in the U.S. sometime this year.
|Katherine Heigl at age fourteen.|
Katie Heigl, TPC has learned, was born in the same DC hospital as the popcorn lady's two children (small world!) and began modeling for
Wasn't it he who advised, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
There, TPC and Yogi have just solved the childhood-into-adulthood eternal question.
Trivia: (yesterday) Steven Spielberg has won three Oscars. Today: What was the title of the 2004 film for which Christian Bale lost 65 pounds, a record for a Hollywood actor?