Christian Bale: "American Hustle" Hunk at the 2014 Academy Awards

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 9:47 PM GMT

He’s always up for a fancy fete, and Christian Bale was in great spirits as he arrived at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood tonight (March 2).

All gussied up in formal finery, the "American Hustle” star greeted his fellow celebrities outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre ahead of the entertainment industry’s biggest event.

This year, the 40-year-old actor is up for the Actor in a Leading Role prize, alongside Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Matthew McConaughey.

Among the outstanding hopefuls for Actress in a Leading Role are Amy Adams, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Sandra Bullock.

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