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Angry Christian Bale Screams and Shouts

Angry Christian Bale Screams and Shouts

While filming Terminator Salvation a few months back, Christian Bale went ballistic when Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut ruined a scene by walking onto the set.

The 35-year-old actor threatened to stop production if the producers didn’t fire Hurlbut. TMZ reports that film execs sent the tape to the insurance company that insured the film in case Bale bailed.

“You’re a nice guy but that doesn’t cut it when you’re bulls—ing and f—ing around on set!” yelled Bale during his almost 4-minute rant.


For all the screaming and yelling, listen here [mp3].

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  • Shoops

    First!!!! oh me oh my….

  • liz

    god hes hot.. i could give a **** who he yells at.. idiot prob. deserved it…

  • abriil :)

    God! Actors, who does he think he is?
    And everybody trying to be a kiss ass to Bale
    Fuck him! He’s a good actor but a horrible DIVA!

  • whoa

    This makes me want to fuck him even more.

  • Shane

    Good what an ass. Shocking. Ignorant stupid man.

  • lene

    what a fucking idiot!!!!!!!!

  • Julia

    Well he was in the middle of the freaking scene, of course he will be pissed!

  • shar

    whoa! hahaa. he was really angry… i suggest not to push his buttons in future.. hmmp.

  • a

    anger management classes anyone? chill the freak out man!

  • ri23

    I think what we can take away from this is don’t fucking walk into a fucking scene and ruin one of Bale’s fucking takes!

  • s

    I like him, but what a prick!

  • vvvv

    He certainly overreacted. You can tell the other who accidentally walked in felt guilty. He doesnt deserved to be harassed like that though!

  • common sense

    Bale is absolutely right. I’m not saying he wasn’t harsh and didn’t embarrass the guy but he was right. They were shooting a scene and this lighting guy walks right into the middle of the scene a ruins it. Do you know how many hours it takes to set up a scene? When a scene is disrupted it ruins the rhythm of everything and then the whole schedule gets shot to hell!

    Time is money people! Not only that but the longer Bale has to stay on set is more time he has to spend away from his family. And sometimes that means an 18 hour day! If you bring your A game to the table wouldn’t you except everyone else to do the same? If you were in his position you would be pissed to I guarantee it.

  • tadow

    OH MY G-D!! That is so upsetting. I don’t think that I can watch anymore of his movies. If he’s going to mistreat people like that, then I’m not going to put money in his pocket. That is just not right. No one deserves to be spoken to that way.

  • deka

    he’s a great actor but should really tone it down before he’s unemployable

  • Jeff

    Shocking! I’ve lost all respect for this guy…

  • rahj


  • melisa

    if im not mistaken, bale was shooting this at the same time his friend heath ledger passed away. that in itself would make anyone on edge and not themselves. dont be so harsh seeing as we dont know the circumstances bale was in at the time.

  • blah girls!

    I think Senor Bale needs to take a chill pill!

  • raquel

    #13. I totally agree with you. Try working all those hours and not get angry when someone isn’t paying attention. I’m sure he’s not the only actor that has lost their rag, but no one’s reported it. He’s a professional and wants things done right. I remember how the cast and crew were ticked off at Sean Astin because he didn’t put on what he was supposed to put on on a reshoot. They had to reshoot the scene and it costs MONEY and TIME! The other actors thought it was a done deal, but they had to fly back to New Zealand to reshoot.

    I love Christian and he’s got every right to get ticked off when someone isn’t doing what they’re supposed to. I’m sure after he got everything out of his system is was just fine.

  • Matt

    Granted, he went overboard because he kept going and going over & over. But that said, Bale IS right. The guy has a serious commitment to his craft – it requires a lot of preparation, a lot of focus, a lot of time and professionalism. The other guy should have known better, and it’s ridiculous.

    That said, he could’ve quit his rant after 30 seconds, with an apology from the other dude, but he keeps on going.

  • elsa

    i dont think he’s in the fault, the dp messed up and did anyone think he sounded just like his character in american psycho?

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    hahahahaha good job bale! that prick fcuking deserved it. multi million $ movie and this fcuktard is running around like an idiot. he should of got punched on his face. hahahaha

  • abby

    Is it bad that I love him more lol

    He was shooting lol Would you like it if I took down the lights hahahahahaha

    oh good times.


    ok… wait. “youve lost all respect for this guy” hahahahhaaaa wow. quite the sensitive one arent we? its his job.. he was in the middle of a scene. the guy was being a fuc*kin idiot. i hate how sensitive people are.. if he was messing up, he needed to hear it… and he did mess up.. big time.

  • Matt

    In fairness, it was the SECOND time he did it. I mean, come on.

  • grace

    he’s still hot! hahaha♥


    and.. yes. #13 is on the ball.

  • Anne

    um yeah…diva much?
    jeez, i like how HE dictated that they should shoot again, i thought that was the DIRECTOR’S job. really, why so angry?
    maybe he should go do some filming with vin diesel, i hear they had meditation on set where everyone was required to attend.


    and Jeff is an idiot hahahaaa

  • holly

    Bale comes off really bad here. The thing is, the guy did not actually walk into the scene. Back when this actually happened, the reports said that the director of photography just walked in front of the director, but that was enough to distract Bale and throw him off. The guy did not ruin the scene. In the audio, Bale comes off as a psycho, IMO.

  • Amy

    There is being mad, and then there is taking it WAY too far. he took it way, way too far. do i think he is wrong for being angry? not at all. but he humiliated the man for 5 minutes in front of God only knows how many people, probably just ruined his entire career. i really feel sorry for the guy. he threatened to kick his ass? please, grow up.

    and, no this was not when heath died. heath died over a year ago, this took place a few months ago.

  • hhmm

    Christian Bale is an asshole. He was right granted BUT he could have handled himself in a more professional manner. His behavior was disgusting.

  • Lola

    wow…I’ve always respected and admired Bale as an actor, coz he’s really amazing (esp on Empire o the Sun)..but listening to him going mental on set like that, like a freaking arrogant diva…talking to this other man as if he was a retarded idiot that didn’t know anything…man, I swear…if that other man was my father, I would’ve completely lost it.

    Yeah, so “us” deadly people might not “know” what it’s like being an actor, but we sure as heck know what an ignorant asshole is, and Bale fits right in that description. Yeah, so a scene costs mores than you and I earn in a year, but to go ballistic in that way and to literally threat another person is rediculous. Acting is hard, hard work, I know, I know, tons of people involved, I know, blahblah…but it’s not brain surgery. Really. It’s not. And you didn’t hear anyone else threating to beat the crap out of the guy on set…

    Uh…how disappointing, Mr Bale.

  • hmm

    ok. the audio is really intense. wow… didnt listen to it at first.. it just changed my mind about this…jesus.. he just carries on and on. prick. I dont care how hot.. thats unexceptable. fuck*in prick.

  • I AM #2

    and I recant my previos statement after listening to the audio.. i thought all he said was what jared posted.. but he really goes crazy.. he went waaay to far. what an assh***

  • mare

    I can’t believe anyone would stick up for him??He handled it completely wrong. What an As#@(*&! Did’nt he get in trouble for domestic violence before with his sister and mom about a year ago? Obviously he needs anger management classes.

  • lakers fan in boston

    this guy gots some serious anger issues tbh
    he needs to calm down

  • pomme

    he was very angry!!!! he love to use the word “fuck” and i wouldn’t be the other guy!

  • MovieED

    I love how people will defend him b/c
    1. He is hot or
    2.You are a huge fan
    Would you would let somebody talk to you like that?! I hope not.

  • em

    Bale went WAY too far. What he did was completely uncalled for. He needs to realize that he’s just an actor; he’s not curing cancer for gosh sakes. Self-important actors make me crazy.

  • Parkan

    I used to really, really love him, but I can’t like anyone who would treat someone else like that.

    The person who walked on set apologized – these mistakes happen. Instead of accepting the apology and maybe swearing to himself a little, he continued screaming at the man and threatening him for four minutes.

    Have some tolerance for the people you work with, for God’s sake!

  • Ha!

    I’m a little sick of the whole “we have to be nice to everyone and not hurt their feelings” mentality floating around. He had every right to be pissed off. That guy will live after being yelled at. And hey, he might even think twice about paying attention to what he’s doing on set. Crazy, right?

  • MovieED

    Get off Bale’s dick. How about being professional. You are at your job.

  • d

    anger management Christian
    LA Times and BBC said his marriage is on the rocks too

  • hassanchop!

    One thing some of you might want to ponder is that GOOD actors are metaphorically bleeding in their attempts to uncover the character of their roles. There is a kind of vulnerability one has to be open to, and if an actor’s effort is disrupted by lackadaisical behaviour of a supposed professional an actor might feel that his effort isn’t being taken seriously and is in fact been spit on in a passive aggressive manner. I thought he went to long dressing down the guy but I understand his rage.

  • yuck

    This is not new to many. While filming Begins he yelled at a female fan and the husband asked him to apologize to his wife. Bale gave them the finger then later on apologize to the lady.
    Superherohype has a picture of this.

    X17 also has a video of him roughing up a pap and fan.

  • Naima

    # 13…. I completely agree but at the same time people handle things differently, as hot as Mr. Bale is he went a bit too far with that one. You can tell he was pissed off anyway and just needed an excuse to go off and this poor DP just handed it right to him. He’s still sexy though :)

  • connie

    Hollywood stop hiring this man.

  • Ha!

    MovieED, I’m capable of forming my opinion, thanks bud. The worst he did was go on too long and be a little mean. The guy will get over it. And, no offense, but who knows what the entire situation was – this is just one more excerpt that is taken out of context. If we actually knew the whole situation, I might feel differently.