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Bale vs. Director -- Best Freak Out

2/4/2009 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Christian Bale's tirade is epic, no doubt. But remember the explosion on the Lily Tomlin set when David O. Russell ripped her a new one?

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61.

joey - I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!!!    

Dude, you are really not that important, No REALLY you aren't!
I used to think your acting skills went beyond acting like a loser....
Whine, bitch, moan, cry.
They'll remember Heath Ledger - you'll just be another "Batman"

2057 days ago
62.

Potato Manwich    

New Christian Bale remix


Mix Your F!&^%&* Ass (Serious Distraction Mix) Bale Meltdown

ttp://youtube.com/watch?v=4HYfVGSq7mg

2057 days ago
63.

Sue    

I THOUGHT IT WAS TOM CRUISE ON THAT TAPE, I BET THATS THE WAY HE TELLS KATIE SHE IS NOT PERFORMING HER DUTIES CORRECTLY! HA HA

2057 days ago
64.

Intensity    

This is an intense actor, in an intense scene, who lost it. I can't imagine that he is proud of himself. I also can't imagine that this is his everyday personality. People, this is a multi-million dollar project. There is enormous pressure here. Christian Bale is a man that dives so deeply into his character that he is willing to risk death If you don't believe me, watch The Machinist. He lost 63 lbs for that role. He lost it, nobody got hurt, end of story. People in high pressure jobs lose it all the time. Tirades like this were a daily occurrence in places like Microsoft in the 90s and Apple up until a few months ago. This story makes me want to watch his movies more. It just confirms to me that Christian Bale is giving every ounce of himself towards his role to make the movie the best it can be. Listen, if you want to work with insanely talented people, to produce the best product there is, and I mean the best, then you better be ready to take some heat if you aren't giving it your best. I can guarantee that the lighting guy who got ripped a new one holds nothing against Bale. He knew he deserved part of what he got.

2057 days ago
65.

Stephanie    

what an A-hole! I will never watch any movies with Bale in them again!!! He needs to be kicked in the balls!

2057 days ago
66.

styles    

First thing learnt in film school, don't mess with the actors. CB has a billion dollar franchise resting solely on his shoulders if MCG's previous films say anything (eg. they suck). Bale's tirade was about the work and the film, imagine if there were recordings of all the untalented losers in hollywood fliping out over not having enough assistants, sugar in their latte or big enough trailer. In the end, Bale can do what he wants because he's just that good.

2057 days ago
67.

The RoadRunner    

David O. Russell was right to be angry at Lily Tomlin, she was been totally inconsiderate and arrogant towards him. In his tone of voice you can see he is really hurt by her attitude. Christian Bale on the other hand is speaking to the Director of Photography like pretentious egomaniacs approach people. In his tone of voice you can see that Bale's thinks he is above the guy.

2057 days ago
68.

styles    

Isn't it interesting how this tape got releassed, the quality of the recording means that it was the onset recorder, therefore property of the studio. So now, the tape is released and everyone's talking about T4, it's called a publicity stunt, and it's a good one.

2057 days ago
69.

The RoadRunner    

As David O. Russell points, directors help the actors in portraying their characters, not to mention that the person that make you a star is the director by making a good movie and giving you exposure to the public. Casting Agents should watch this video to contemplate Lily Tomlin's lack of teamwork in making a movie and not contract her anymore.

2057 days ago
70.

reach around    

everyone who has something to say negative about Bale, zip - it! Bale is the flip'n man! end of story no questions asked. the camera man sounds like a complete turd!

2057 days ago
71.

Emma    

I don't know why directors put up with enraged actors, especially in Christian Bale's case. Just ask him for the cast list of Newsies, and you've got about two hundred replacement actors who WON'T harass the lights guy for fixing the lights.

2057 days ago
72.

Evan    

Bale is still the man, Everyone has had a bad day.

2057 days ago
73.

jimmy Funnyman    

Hey Chrissy,
you should stick to doing psycho movies. I'm too sexy for my acting so sexy yeah, cant touch this. haha

2057 days ago
74.

ddlee    

What a prima donna bitch-boy!
He's lucky he was working out on a couple of spineless hollywood sychophants.
He ought to try talking to someone like that in the real world and see what happens.
He's also fortunate he doesnt have to work a real job if he goes to pieces like that on a sound stage because he 'cant get into the scene'.
What a punk ass.
I have no respect for him or his work after that pathetic performance.

2057 days ago
75.

nate bower    

Wow, Christian. You need to go on retreat somewhere. You could have gotten your point across without the demeaning behavior, and with one/tenth the verbiage. You are an arrogant, thoughtless prick. And as many have said, you are just an ACTOR for God's sake. get over yourself. And grow up. Sad.

2057 days ago
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