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Old February 3 2009, 12:57 AM   #31
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

That made my day. We've all had those days, working very hard then someone screws up and you have to re-do all your work. Yes Bale was over the top, but isn't he like a method actor, really getting into his character? Being pulled out of a scene by some idiot's thoughtlesness would be quite upsetting then.

plus, he is the Batman.
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Old February 3 2009, 12:58 AM   #32
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You know, I always got the impression in interviews that Bale was a bit of a dick. Now it looks like I was right.

I bet the vast majority of actors wouldn't even notice or CARE what the DP was doing in the background. Bale just notices because he's so damn tempermental and easily agitated.
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Old February 3 2009, 12:58 AM   #33
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

You would think it was Bale's money. Professionalism doesn't require screaming like a maniac. In fact, the question is why a professional would do something like Terminator: Salvation in the first place. Not even the trailers can make this one look appetizing. Perhaps Bale is unfulfilled, and bitter at the artistic failure his career has become? Screaming at much lower paid workers isn't the answer---Taking real acting jobs in good scripts is.
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Old February 3 2009, 12:59 AM   #34
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I expect to hear of the mysterious deaths of the audio guys by tomorrow.
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Old February 3 2009, 01:25 AM   #35
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

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I think it's madly entertaining but probably out of context. There's stuff in there to suggest the DP has a pattern of unprofessional behavior. This was probably the straw that broke the camel's back and Bale was mic'd for it. He took it too far but a DP that walks into a shot deserves a smackdown. The DP is the last person that should walk into a shot. And it sounds like he kept his job after that.
Regardless, the DPs don't answer to the actors.
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Old February 3 2009, 01:29 AM   #36
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The DP has done a bunch of movies before. It's not like he's an amateur.
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Old February 3 2009, 01:39 AM   #37
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Oh, phooey. Stuff like this happens all the time on sets. It just isn't usually recorded.
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Old February 3 2009, 01:46 AM   #38
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

I just love the fact when he's mad he cant control his accent. He went from London to LA and back and forth faster than the fucking flash. Not such are good an actor now are ya! :P
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Old February 3 2009, 01:59 AM   #39
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You know, I always got the impression in interviews that Bale was a bit of a dick. Now it looks like I was right.

I bet the vast majority of actors wouldn't even notice or CARE what the DP was doing in the background. Bale just notices because he's so damn tempermental and easily agitated.
They would if they were told to reshoot a scene because of some-one in the background.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:02 AM   #40
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

If you guys read the article from when it happened, this was the Friday before the incident with his Mother and Sister, which happened Sunday in the UK.

Which really paints an interesting picture...

What, I wonder, was happening in his life at this time? I mean, that both those incidents occurred back-to-back...

It's weird to listen to, because as an amateur psychology buff, the way certain things happen...

Like, while cursing the DP out, he at one point keeps saying "your a nice guy". Then other times, he goes from screaming bloody murder to pause, calm voice, "lets go again" (shoot the scene).

Something had to have been happening in his private life for these two incidents to have occurred. Especially when there has never been any other rumors or reports of issues like this with him over the entire course of his career.

It doesn't excuse the behavior, but it does explain it.

Personally, I still love the guy. He's a great actor. This really makes me concerned though. Something had to have set him off - what could it have been? That this happened Friday the 18th, day TDK opens, and then that following Sunday that incident with his mother and sister happens... something not right.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:06 AM   #41
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

This isn't the first time he's had a breakdown on the Terminator set. Shortly after The Dark Knight premired he had a similar breakdown and screamed at a production assistant - going so far as demanding that he be fired or he was leaving the set.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:09 AM   #42
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

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This isn't the first time he's had a breakdown on the Terminator set. Shortly after The Dark Knight premired he had a similar breakdown and screamed at a production assistant - going so far as demanding that he be fired or he was leaving the set.
Uh, that's what this incident is. That happened July 18th, the day TDK premiered. And then that Sunday was the mom/sister thing in the UK.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:15 AM   #43
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^ I didn't read the actual article - my opinion of Bale can't get much worse because I've heard more than just this from people I know who are working on Salvation - and just assumed it was another case of someone leaked it before McG could stop them.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:22 AM   #44
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Oh, phooey. Stuff like this happens all the time on sets. It just isn't usually recorded.
Indeedy. (though my favourite is the somewhat more restrained smackdown that Sean Connery gave Stephen Norrington on LXG's wrap day. "This is has been the best cast and crew and I've greatly enjoyed every moment of working with all of you. <points to Norrington> Except for that cunt over there.")

And Bale has actually always been somewhat open about the fact that he can be like this.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:27 AM   #45
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Well, that was all moderately amusing.
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