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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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1846.

sukitwo    

TO ALL OF YOU WHO SAY.... EXCUSE BALE'S RANTING, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT ACTORS "DO ALL THE TIME" IN HOLLYWOOD, IT MAKES "ORDINARY" PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WONDER WHO IN THE WORLD DO THESE PEOPLE (ACTORS) THINK THEY ARE WHO DO THIS!!!??? IT'S DISGUSTING!!! HASN'T ANYONE TAUGHT THEM HOW TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IN A CIVIL WAY? SO MANY PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD GET SO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR EGOS!! IT SEEMS SO JUVENILE AND UNPROFESSIONAL TO ACT LIKE THIS!! DON'T THEY REALIZE FAME IS FLEETING. LIFE GOES ON, BUT PEOPLE ON THE SET AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC WILL REMEMBER HOW WELL THEY DID IN THEIR MOVIES, AS WELL AS HOW WELL THEY TREATED PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY!! THE DP MADE A MISTAKE AND THE SCENE WOULD HAVE TO BE REDONE.....BIG DEAL!! HOW MANY TAKES DO ACTORS USUALLY HAVE TO DO TO GET SCENES.....JUST RIGHT....A LOT SOMETIMES!! ALL THE RANTING THAT WAS DONE BY BALE WASTED TIME!! THERE'S JUST NO EXCUSE FOR IT!! IT WAS WRONG! IT REMINDED ME OF A CHILD HAVING A TEMPER TANTRUM!! I DID HEAR HIS APOLOGY ON TAPE AT TMZ.COM, AND I THINK HE WAS SINCERE! HOPE HE LEARNED SOMETHING WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE CRITICISM THIS WEEK!!

2083 days ago
1847.

"BIG R"    

Just finished listening to Bales rant and all I can say is , Bale, put down your purse, kick offf your heels and get the F%$&* back to work.. Everyone makes mistakes so get over it. What a DOUCHE BAG..

2083 days ago
1848.

flaming homo    

Hell, I'd grab him bend ,em over and stick him in his hot ass!! Love it when a guy gets angry!

2083 days ago
1849.

incr-Ed-ulous    

You losers who criticize Bale are unbelievable. I love the comments from people who state that this has something to do with Hollywood attitudes, as if you have any actual idea of what it's like to be or work in Hollywood. [Of course, y'all are barely literate. Do you know what the caps lock key is? and how to shut it off?] Or those who think he owes anyone an apology. You're idiots. You probably are the kind of person who would screw up an expensive shot, or blow a big case (if you worked for a lawyer), or leave a valve open (if you worked at refinery) and cause an environmental disaster... and then wonder why everyone was yelling at you and being "mean". If you listen to the recording, this guy has done things like this previously. Does anyone have an idea of how expensive it is to do these scenes? I don't know for sure, but I know they spend alot of money to pay people to be there, and if they go over time, they have to pay alot more for all of the union employees they use. Then there's the film that's running through a camera and cannot be reused, etc. And of course, actors do have to get into a mindset to actually do their jobs. If someone screwed up something I'd had to put alot of intense work into, repeatedly, I'd be furious too. Get over it, you milksops and crybabies.

2083 days ago
1850.

SamJames    

To quote Bale: As a member of the buying public....I think I'm done supporting such a hugely inflated ego that treats others the way he did. This is unconscionable and is not to be tolerated by the public. As Bale said: between him and us.....he's the one that is over now. This is the type of actor to avoid supporting in future films.

2083 days ago
1851.

Dia    

He's Koo Koo for Cocoa Puffs!

2083 days ago
1852.

Fred Garvin    

All of you who typed in CAPS are just as ridiculous as this egomaniac's tirade.

2083 days ago
1853.

eg    

Spoiled child actor.

Has turned on his mom too. Was in the news for that also.

He's also kinda stupid plus very arrogant. He calls himself a movie star. Not really buddy.

Batman & Reign of fire = LOL.

Director should have whacked him in the face and told him to shutup. He's under contract so his threats are meaningless. Dumbass spoiled steroid using bitch.

2083 days ago
1854.

Kenny    

This isn't even funny, it's just scary. The guy ruined a take, but that's not a huge deal...it's annoying, but part of a day's work. Bale's response was so disproportionate, it is downright frightening. Anyone that take an honest mistake and launch into a four minute, obsenity-laden tirade with threats of violence, ought to have his head examined.

Imagine how long you would last at work, if you tried to pull something like this with one of your co-workers. You'd be led out of the building in handcuffs.

However, I do believe he is genuinely sorry about what he did. He must be pretty embarassed, now that the whole world thinks he's a psychopath.

2083 days ago
1855.

WTF!    

here's a word for christian bale:

'' GOOSFRABA "

he should really watch anger management it might do him some good.

btw love the part where he says: you're a nice guy but F&^%!!
HAHA

what a d-bag.

2083 days ago
1856.

SouthDallas40    

Really, this tirade seems way out of proportion to the crime. But, it would not surprise me if it happens frequently on movie sets where our spoiled rotten superstars are involved. Christian would have served everyone better by taking a time out until he calmed down and then pulled the DP aside and talked it out like civilized people. But, that would have been too much like the right thing to do.

2083 days ago
1857.

Laura    

I don't care what the man did, no one has the right to speak to another human being that way. The apology is not enough. I will never watch another move that man is in.

2083 days ago
1858.

John    

Everyone has a bad day once in a while but this was too much for even me to think was alright. What an ass$#$#! The other comment said it all ..I will not be able to see another picture of his without hearing this crap..I'm done with his films.

2083 days ago
1859.

C.H.    

None of those words were anything you wouldn't hear in everyday life and in quite a few over-the-top TV shows that seem to be popular lately. Actually I agree with Mr. Bale. When you are concentrating on a performance of ANY kind, someone making noise or moving around in the background is a distraction. When it happens more than once and that person has been warned, it becomes an insult.He has since resolved the problem with the person who angered him and it's over. I'm sure no one out here has ever gotten angry enough to cuss at someone. Mr. Bale is Welsh and comes from hardy, emotional and hardworking people. He let fly and has apologized. Now it's up to us to let it go.

2083 days ago
1860.

Lilycat    

We all know that this kind of cussing goes on in many shops, docks, and even offices - but Bale could have stopped after the first two sentences. He was verbally grinding the guy into the ground and nobody deserves to be treated like that. It seems that he hasn't done his anger management homework.

2083 days ago
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