What were you up to when you were 12? Dissecting a frog? Playing four square? Having your first kiss? Starring in your first war epic?
Prepubescent Christian Bale played the leading role in the Steven Spielberg-directed World War II epic "Empire of the Sun," beating out 4,000 other boys for the part. (No big deal.) Aww, and he still makes that same manic face when he screams. Adorable.