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    Batman goes Bale-istic with profane tirade on crew

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    Christian Bale can be heard in newly surfaced audio delivering a long, profanity-laced verbal thrashing to a cinematographer and anyone who tried to calm him down on the set of the upcoming "Terminator Salvation."
    The three-minute clip was posted Monday on the Web site TMZ.com.

    In it, the actor who portrayed Batman in "The Dark Knight" rails against cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for apparently walking behind co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and through Bale's line of sight, considered a film-set foul.

    The incident took place last July on the set at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, days before Bale would face assault allegations from his mother and sister in London. Charges were never filed because his family did not want to press the matter and because prosecutors said there was a lack of sufficient evidence.

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    Very interesting, DK. I think Bale is an amazing actor. I was a bit taken aback by his anger in this clip. However, I know NOTHING about the process of being an actor or making movies or media or any of that. Obviously, he was way frustrated with this guy. Personally, I would apologize if I assaulted someone verbally like that - maybe he has.
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    There's already a t-shirt commemorating the event: http://site.despair.com/christianbale/
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    Very interesting, DK. I think Bale is an amazing actor. I was a bit taken aback by his anger in this clip. However, I know NOTHING about the process of being an actor or making movies or media or any of that. Obviously, he was way frustrated with this guy. Personally, I would apologize if I assaulted someone verbally like that - maybe he has.
    Movie actors are obscenely overpaid (and not just in terms of money), so I'm not suggesting we feel sorry for them.

    But on the other hand, how many of us would like to work with hundreds of people and numerous cameras watching us, catching every little flub and distraction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Movie actors are obscenely overpaid (and not just in terms of money), so I'm not suggesting we feel sorry for them.

    But on the other hand, how many of us would like to work with hundreds of people and numerous cameras watching us, catching every little flub and distraction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Movie actors are obscenely overpaid (and not just in terms of money), so I'm not suggesting we feel sorry for them.

    But on the other hand, how many of us would like to work with hundreds of people and numerous cameras watching us, catching every little flub and distraction?
    So Christian Bale has to act like an ass in public to get you to show your pretty face?! Hope you are well, love!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Movie actors are obscenely overpaid (and not just in terms of money), so I'm not suggesting we feel sorry for them.

    But on the other hand, how many of us would like to work with hundreds of people and numerous cameras watching us, catching every little flub and distraction?
    This was the same week he was arrested in the UK for alleged domestic assault. Something else was/is going on with him. Maybe he resents all of the accolades Ledger was getting for Batman, and he was getting overlooked, despite being the star.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    This was the same week he was arrested in the UK for alleged domestic assault. Something else was/is going on with him. Maybe he resents all of the accolades Ledger was getting for Batman, and he was getting overlooked, despite being the star.
    I don't believe this was the case at all. From what I hear they were had a good relatioship and had a great deal of respect for each other as actors. I have to watch this clip when I am at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj View Post
    I don't believe this was the case at all. From what I hear they were had a good relatioship and had a great deal of respect for each other as actors. I have to watch this clip when I am at home.
    I'm sure they got along great during filming, but relationships can change when circumstances change, especially when obviously huge egos and shaky emotional states (Bale's) are involved.


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    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    I have heard practically this exact same prolonged, aggressive, profanity-filled verbal assault from someone who has serious anger issues. I bet Bale never unloads like this on anyone bigger or more powerful than himself. What a cowardly bully! Does he have children?


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    In my humble opinion there is no excuse for this behavior towards another human being. A public apology is in order.
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    What a jerk!! He doesn't deserve his fame and good fortune.

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    I beg to disagree with those condemning him. After all, his acting has cured cancer, ended wars and improved the economy so it is very important work that thoughtless technician interrupted.

    On the other hand, he's a total jerk who needs to realize exactly what he does in life. Good acting is impressive, but aside from a few hours of enjoyment, it doesn't improve anyone's life in a meaningful way. Get over yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    Hi Nova
    Hey, JBean and SCM!

    I'm not excusing Bale's behavior and, no, acting doesn't cure cancer. But hundreds, sometimes thousands, of jobs depend on movie stars who are held to a much higher degree of scrutiny than the rest of us.

    Maybe Bale was bothered by the attention showered on Ledger, but it's not as if Ledger was exactly unknown before his untimely death; surely Bale knew that performance would get a lot of notice from the moment Ledger signed a contract. And nothing in Bale's career choices suggests public attention is all that high on his list of concerns; on the contrary, I'd expect that Bale, like Ledger, finds the public hoopla rather tedious.

    (BTW, one of Bale's sisters was a student of mine. She spoke very highly of him and was obviously very proud of his work.)

    (Also BTW, I got home on Sunday from an out-of-town trip only to discover that the person watching my cat had let him run out of food. If there were a Utube video of my response, we'd all be wondering if I had "anger management" issues.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Hey, JBean and SCM!

    I'm not excusing Bale's behavior and, no, acting doesn't cure cancer. But hundreds, sometimes thousands, of jobs depend on movie stars who are held to a much higher degree of scrutiny than the rest of us.

    Maybe Bale was bothered by the attention showered on Ledger, but it's not as if Ledger was exactly unknown before his untimely death; surely Bale knew that performance would get a lot of notice from the moment Ledger signed a contract. And nothing in Bale's career choices suggests public attention is all that high on his list of concerns; on the contrary, I'd expect that Bale, like Ledger, finds the public hoopla rather tedious.

    (BTW, one of Bale's sisters was a student of mine. She spoke very highly of him and was obviously very proud of his work.)

    (Also BTW, I got home on Sunday from an out-of-town trip only to discover that the person watching my cat had let him run out of food. If there were a Utube video of my response, we'd all be wondering if I had "anger management" issues.)
    I too am ill-prepared to make a total judgment of a person I don't know based on a recording of one rotten moment they've had. I agree that Bale avoids the starlight spotlight.

    Glad your cat survived!
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