The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale recently visited China for the premiere of his new movie The Flowers of War, which opens in theaters today. Before leaving the country, the actor enlisted a CNN camera crew to try and pay a visit to Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, a blind, self-taught lawyer whom the actor admires. However, a scuffle broke out at Chen Guangcheng's house between Christian Bale and private security guards, who would not allow the actor and his camera crew to visit the activist. Click on the video player below to watch footage of the scuffle as it unfolded. You can also watch another video of Christian Bale telling his side of the story.

Chen Guangcheng was imprisoned in 2006 for over four years, after he exposed the Chinese government's tactics of forced abortions and sterilizations, to enforce their one child per family policy. The activist has been placed under house arrest for 15 months after his imprisonment, and no visitors have been allowed at his house.