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Old February 3 2009, 04:23 AM   #61
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Bale's always been honest about being an asshole.

The official line from his people is that he's still not over the death of Heath Ledger.
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Old February 3 2009, 04:57 AM   #62
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Yes, the DP was an idiot for walking around in the middle of a shot, and Bale was perfectly justified in being pissed. However, this kind of outburst is just completely unprofessional.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:15 AM   #63
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

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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.

We don't know how long his mother and sister had been on his back for at the time of the incident with them - could well of been ongoing and this was the start of when he was getting pissed off with them and it was coming through in other areas.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:17 AM   #64
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

You know, if I don't know who the DP was, whether he was experienced in the field or not, but if I was him and I felt like I had nothing to lose, I would have done one of two things:

1) Goad Bale in physically hitting me, but do it in a way that doesn't obviously seem like I'm goading (like saying calmly, "Okay, just relax" or "Calm down" or "Chill out" or "No need to flip"). Then I can sue him to no end.

2) Listen to him tear me a new one and then, when they start filming, intentionally walk into the shot again. Would probably get canned, but, like I said if I had nothing to lose, it would totally be worth it.

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Old February 3 2009, 05:17 AM   #65
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

All these people saying someone (the DP for instance) should have 'kicked Bales ass'...um, have you ever SEEN Christian Bale with his shirt off?
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Old February 3 2009, 05:23 AM   #66
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Honestly, Bale was right. There was no reason for the DP to be on set during a take checking a light, he should be watching the monitors. And even if there was something wrong with the lighting, the DP can yell cut so he can go fix it.

But Bale going off on a rant like that was really unprofessional. He was right but the way he acted was wrong.

Of course, film shoots are powder kegs waiting to go off. Tensions are always high and everything is always going wrong.

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Old February 3 2009, 05:26 AM   #67
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Its kind of funny though how things go isn't it? I heard of something similar happening on the set of The Sarah Connor Chronicles recently and it wasn't big news at all.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:27 AM   #68
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Between this and that other ugly incident with his relatives, it seems that Bale has serious anger issues. Poor breeding and no class. Time for Chrissy to act like a grown-up.

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Its kind of funny though how things go isn't it? I heard of something similar happening on the set of The Sarah Connor Chronicles recently and it wasn't big news at all.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:31 AM   #69
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

I think I like Christan Bale even MORE after hearing this!

I had an outburst like this at work once and it was completely justified. I am usually a very easy going , mild mannered guy. But people can take advantage of that. Insensitive fucks who don't care if what they do negatively effects others jobs. Sometimes these people need to be called out on their behavior. With people like that it often means verbally getting their attention in the most extreme matter.

In my case, and I assume in Bale's, I got away with it because my other coworkers knew that it was the only way to get the guy to change. That I would not act that way unless needed.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:48 AM   #70
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

This is my favorite version of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48
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Old February 3 2009, 05:49 AM   #71
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

I have it on my desktop and it is as quote worthy as any blockbuster movie

"NO! NO! DON'T SHUT ME UP!
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Old February 3 2009, 05:53 AM   #72
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Karma...what goes around, comes around.

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Old February 3 2009, 06:18 AM   #73
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Personally, this doesn't effect me. I've been let down by so many actors, this isn't even on the scale yet.

I mean, I used to love Mel Gibson. Then he turned out to be a drunken bible-thumper anti-semite, and... nope, don't like you anymore.

I saw an interview with Vin Diesel about his first big role, as the voice of "The Iron Giant" in the animated film of that name. I knew when I saw this, way before he did "xXx" that Vin Diesel was going places. When he did "xXx" and "Fast and the Furious" I felt really vindicated in predicting his rise to stardom. Then he didn't do the sequels, felt he was "too good" for them and instead did that family flick where he was a marine turned baby sitter. At which point... bleh.

My list goes on. Harrison Ford. Patrick Stewart. Blah blah blah. So many great talents that, somehow, do something that makes me give up on my admiration for them. I don't hate any of them, but they fall off that pedestal.

With Bale though, he never got up on that pedestal. When they cast him in "Begins" I went and watched his work and was very impressed by the relative unknown with great talent. When I saw him sit down and do a round-table discussion with a dozen crazed Bat-fans at Comic Con, and he spoke about the character, I saw his great humanity. This is the inverse of that.

This is his humanity under a poor light. But the fact remains, he's human - I've known this for some time, never elevated him to "awesome" status, just an awesome talent and a normal human being, and so... this sort of thing makes me concerned for him, but otherwise? Meh.

He's human. He makes mistakes. He has bad days. Not much else to see here.

It upsets me more to see people beating up on him for this. Inverted hero-worship. Worship when he's on top, beat him when he's down. He's a human being, accept he has his own issues and get over it.
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Old February 3 2009, 06:21 AM   #74
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

Bale and DP are on "good terms" now
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.co...prick-to-a-dp/
I've confirmed it's authentic and from the set of Terminator Salvation. My source says: "Christian and the DP are all good now. It happened. It was one isolated event. He regrets that he lost his temper."
"I'm gonna f@cking kick your ass if you don't F#CKING! SHUTUP...........but your a nice guy a nice guy!"
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Old February 3 2009, 06:55 AM   #75
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Re: Christian Bale Loses it on Terminator set

I agree completely with your points Frontier.

The above update reinforces that. Too often we forget that for all their talents and celebrity these are human beings.

Think of yourself at your worst moment. Think of all the obnoxious people we have to deal with everyday. Maybe that was only their worst moment.

But more than anything - Its very unlikely I will ever met this man in real life. So all that really matters is my view of his work. Knowing that he is shockingly one of the billions of flawed people on this Planet does not upset me that much!
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