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"T4" Producer -- Bale's Tantrum Was No Biggie

2/3/2009 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Click to listenIt turns out Christian Bale's expletive-filled, volcanic explosion on the set of "Terminator Salvation" was a "non-event"... according to a guy who wasn't the brunt of Bale's tirade.

Bruce Franklin -- assistant director and associate producer on the film -- told us "Christian is a method actor and was completely immersed in his scene ... his reaction was from the heat of the moment."

The target of Bale's attack -- a director of photography named Shane Hurlbut -- was not fired from the movie, despite Christian's threat that if Shane screwed up one more time, he should be kicked to the curb.

Franklin said Bale was under a lot of pressure because of his crazy "Dark Knight" promotion schedule, and that the crew -- Hurlbut included -- ended up shooting for another seven hours.


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Jenna Johnson    

People shouldn't blame Christian Bale for his moment of weakness, he should be appreciated for the work he does, which inspires people. His apology was genuine and shows good character. How can you still blame him even after he apologized? Isn't everyone allowed their freak out moments? Why should we judge someone for letting their emotions take over. I'm sure that none of you people who are judging him can say you've never blown up before and regretted it later.He's human too isn't he? Isn't he entitled to making mistakes too? Or does he always have to be perfect because he's in movies. It takes a big person to apologize, but it also takes a big person to accept an apology. Christian has already done his part, now it's our turn. Everyone should give him a break, let him have his bad days, and leave it alone at that.

2044 days ago


I forgive him, he did apologize and admitted his actions were totally unacceptable. I'm still watching the movie.

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