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Christian Bale Rant

Bale Went Ballistic

2/2/2009 8:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WARNING: THIS AUDIO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

You may remember that Christian Bale went nuts on the set of "Terminator Salvation" a few months back, threatening to stop production and beat some serious ass.

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The incident was audiotaped, and it's amazing. It happened on the set after a director of photography accidentally ruined a scene by walking onto the set. Bale lost it, screaming, yelling and threatening to quit if the bosses didn't fire the dude.

Film execs sent the tape to the insurance company that insured the film in case Bale bailed.

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166.

The Vidit    

This was epic! GO CHRISTIAN GO! All you haters talking about his approach take note - you don't understand the pressures he is dealing with. Terminator 3 knocked the wind out of Cameron's masterpiece. Christian knows this, and he is focused on delivering the best Terminator film eva as THE BEST VERSION OF JOHN CONNOR EVER FILMED!

He know what the fanboys wants, and who is this dullard daft director of photography to go and check lights while he is in the moment! YOU DO THAT ISHT BEFORE THEY CALL ACTION DAMN IT! Christian is right, does he go around befor eaction is called and and freck with lights? NO HE DOES NOT! Christian is a true thespian. all you "oh my god, christian is full of himself" haters need to get your heads out of your holier than thou arses. This is serious isht! Terminator 4 must not suck!

GO CHRISTIAN GO!

I wish all actors took their material as seriously, and us fanboys wouldn't have to threaten studio executives like the arsetards at FOX that isht on intellectual properties and fans.

GO CHRISTIAN GO!

You dullard frecks!

2057 days ago
167.

itsok    

I would get mad too if someone wasn't doing there job right.. sounds like the guys walked through more than once.. He was trying to concentrate on a scene.. there is nothing worse than people not doing there job right...

2057 days ago
168.

bitch please    

omg what a a-hole! I will never pay to see this man in any movie, period! I hope nobody will hire this poor excuse for a human, he is beyond disgusting. I hope he rots.

2057 days ago
169.

roberto    

ITS ALL JUST VERY VERY SAD .

2057 days ago
170.

rinq    

how terrible, he is just gross, i guess those news few months back about him beating his mom and sis must be true after all, judging by his tome ahole

2057 days ago
171.

Diana Lara    

CHRISTIAN BALE IS HOT!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T CARE WHAT HE SAYS

2057 days ago
172.

j    

Men like this become so unattractive when this is exposed. The fantasy of him being a dream guy gone. Ugly insides make the outside diminish...I do believe in change when it is real. Maybe this will be a pivotal moment for CB to be exposed publically and CB will see his internal monster and truly repent...look to get this ugly out of him...he knows he has this filth inside...today he may really look at it as a human...not an actor and be disgusted with himself and want to truly change...It actually breaks my heart when people behave this way, because you know he has a lot of hurt in him...or he wouldn't dole it out.....Grace to him...

2057 days ago
173.

V    

I was expecting something actually awful given the responses in the comments. Unfortunately, it shows how ignorant people are that they don't understand what went down. A DP walking into a scene that is running has no business on a studio movie. Walking into a scene twice? Come on.

Christian may have gone on a bit with this but his frustration is totally understandable. What's lame is the fact that this is even news.

2057 days ago
174.

Nitram    

Having worked for years in the film biz, I get Bale's rage. The loss of a good take can be heartbreaking and frankly, I have been on many a set where the D.P. does act a tad oblivious to the fact they just called action. When action is called no one apart from the people before the lenses should be doing a damn thing but watching in silence. The actor is out there putting all their effort into that moment and it should be fairly obvious that Bale takes his work seriously. Actors generally know when the take was good and in this case, Bale probably felt it was. So cut Bale some slack. I'm sure the D.P. thought he was being diligent but seriously, a pro should know better than to tweak the lights between action and cut.

2057 days ago
175.

whatthefrig    

The guy has anger issues, he is a loose cannon, get rid of him.

2057 days ago
176.

disgusted    

To your comment that he was justified and using the words lightly "with all due respect", RESPECT is a word he obviously does not know. There is no justification for his behavior. NONE. He sounds like an over-indulged, self-absorbed actor. Even if the guy was in the wrong, there is a respectful way to handle it. Actually, he sounds quite SCARY! Kind of a reminder of OJ's temper and we all know where that lead to. You can sing his praises, I'm glad he has a friend but this guy needs help.

2057 days ago
177.

Kristofu    

Tropic Thunder!!!
He's being pro on the set and he's a great actor

you know how many tapes like this exsist?

lots

2057 days ago
178.

slp    

If this is authentic, what a total jerk, he should have been fired on the spot, Worse then Mel Gibson, he should never work again.

2057 days ago
179.

Carol Freund    

The Vidit- "This is serious isht! Terminator 4 must not suck!"

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Are you serious? It's a movie. The economy is serious, Iraq is serious.
Bale acted immaturely, get over it.

"You dullard frecks!"
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You and Christian sound like a match made in American Psycho heaven.

2057 days ago
180.

kentm    

Bale is absolutely right.

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