Top Stories

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.

***WARNING: NSFW LANGUAGE***

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

Just Jared on Facebook
Posted to: Christian Bale

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Disney CEO reacts to Johnny Depp's divorce - US Weekly
  • Sinead O'Connor has been put on suicide watch - TMZ
  • Demi Lovato rants about teens' celeb obsessions - Gossip Cop
  • Taylor Swift goes on another date with Tom Hiddleston - Just Jared Jr
  • Blac Chyna reveals her wedding plans - Radar
  • Michael Strahan gets in a dig at Live! - Huffington Post
  • Can you solve this new celeb blind item? - Lainey Gossip
  • JK Rowling reacts to the shocking news in Britain - The Hollywood Reporter
  • factoid

    Get over it Batgeeks your gods Bale and Ledger are no role models.

  • Over him!

    @ 18
    Christian and Heath were NOT friends just because they were in a movie together.

  • evelyn

    This makes him so ugly. No wonder he looks 50 not 35 because he is an angry sad soul. He treats the DP,producer and even director McG with no respect and professionalism. Many work places have stress moments but hostile violent people are not to be tolerated.

  • bebe

    i now beleive he beat up his mom and sister last summer in london as reported. He is a disturbed man, he is always in these sad movies, and cannot differencite them from real life.

  • aureab

    Ok before you guys jump to conclusions ..please try to be in his shoes. Listen to # 13

  • bebe

    what shoes, oh his enabling rish shoes, this boy was born with a silver spoon and did not get to learn how to tolerate people and if anybody on this site thinks its ok to scream and use those type of language when u think the cameras are not rolling and be another way when it is rolling u ought to join the group of insane.

  • :(

    His wife needs to work so she can leave him.

  • cain

    oh never really liked him. it’s alright to be angry, but he said… “are you professional??”

    still joshua jackson should get that batman role in the first place

  • Cripes

    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak.
    What a freak

  • roninbernie

    Geez, so his tempers are common. He had a spat with his relatives last year. Now we finally learn he lost it again. What kind of show is Kitschy McG trying to put on? He can’t even get professional people on board.

  • t

    I’d be pissed too… but he could have handled it like an adult.
    What a psycho

  • YIKES

    Since this got released publicly, I guess it means that the people on the set were “done professionally” with Bale’s tirades and were happy to let the world know what a tool Bale is to work with. Gives us another perspective on what the incident with his sister and mother might have been about in London last year. Dude’s got serious anger issues.

    For those sticking up for the temperamental actor, it was not Bale’s place to correct that crew member. It was the director’s. The director is in charge on the set and if he felt there was a problem with the crew he would take care of it. This is nothing more than a typically overpaid egocentric actor going off and pitching a hissy. What he needs is a director who puts his spoiled a$$ in line instead of a crew that tries to sooth his psycho behavior.

    Bale has had too many of these incidents. Seems like he’s gotten cocky since the success of the Batman films. The guy is playing pretend for money, not doing brain surgery. Seems a little too self-important when what he does isn’t saving the world. Maybe he’s mistaken his pretend hero portrayals for the real thing.

  • i work in the film industry

    If the Director of Cinematography is walking into a shot, one would suppose that from his POV, the shot was hosed already. The men behind the camera have ONE job, and that is to make the actors *look* good. Where Mr. Bale gets off screaming like a spoiled child is beyond me, when from a technical standpoint there very WELL may have been a problem with the lighting. If the actor wants to waste time and effort going through a scene that isn’t being shot correctly from the beginning, fine, but let that extra cost come out of HIS pocket. Yes, having to do something over or being interrupted is frustrating but it wasn’t a live performance in front of an audience so this outburst was inexcusable and unprofessional. I have much sympathy for the crew that had to endure such a screaming tirade.

    Some people here are trying to tell us in a condescending way that it was OK for Bale to go ballistic because the DP walked on the set. Sure the DP may have screwed up but it was completely unprofessional for Bale to talk to another human being that way. No excuse whatsoever. He sounded like OJ Simpson on the 911 tapes. Bale sounds like a monster. I also want to know why the Director didn’t stand up to Bale and tell him to pipe down. That DP should have spoken up. But that’s how prima donnas are made- no one stands up to them

  • Christian is a prickpimple

    If the Director of Cinematography is walking into a shot, one would suppose that from his POV, the shot was hosed already. The men behind the camera have ONE job, and that is to make the actors *look* good. Where Mr. Bale gets off screaming like a spoiled child is beyond me, when from a technical standpoint there very WELL may have been a problem with the lighting. If the actor wants to waste time and effort going through a scene that isn’t being shot correctly from the beginning, fine, but let that extra cost come out of HIS pocket. Yes, having to do something over or being interrupted is frustrating but it wasn’t a live performance in front of an audience so this outburst was inexcusable and unprofessional. I have much sympathy for the crew that had to endure such a screaming tirade.
    Some people here are trying to tell us in a condescending way that it was OK for Bale to go ballistic because the DP walked on the set. Sure the DP may have screwed up but it was completely unprofessional for Bale to talk to another human being that way. No excuse whatsoever. He sounded like OJ Simpson on the 911 tapes. Bale sounds like a monster. I also want to know why the Director didn’t stand up to Bale and tell him to pipe down. That DP should have spoken up. But that’s how prima donnas are made- no one stands up to them. CRYBABY with an overinflated EGO!

  • teebok

    To all the ones out there that think he had this outburst because he was so torn up over Health Leader’s death, you have another thing coming. First of all, Christian didn’t even like Heath that much, and second of all, this happened in July around the time that The Dark Knight was being released. It’s a known fact that Christian was MAD AT THE FACT that Heath was getting all the attention and Christian was basically overlooked. Hardly anyone even recognised that he played in the movie…it was all about Heath and his “wonderful and amazing” acting skills..no one said SQUAT about Christian Bale’s performance. Why..because Heath dominated the set and even in death he dominated the Premeire of The Dark Knight. Christian is a seriously sick person. Something people don’t know about him, is when he was a kid on the set of Empire of the Sun, he was caught “burning kittens” by pouring kerosene on them and setting them on fire. He was said to laugh hysterically as the kittens ran around screeching. The money of the film is what kept that out of the media..they didn’t want anything messing up the reputation of the CHILD STAR that would become the violent Christian Bale of today.

  • LIVEANDLETLIVE

    remember that blind item some monhs back about some alist actor torturing and assualting a male lover every though this actor was straight ………….well……………. also he (bale) fought and beat up his mum and sister……………what a asshole……………….getting paid lots of money to be a total bully……………..brad pitt would never do something like this…………..if so it would be reported on the national news…………………boo hiss on bale…………p.s. not cool

  • Hortensia

    The guy was a stupid klutz to be wandering around during the scene and I don’t blame Bale in the least for being furious. I think the producers should fire him pronto and apologize to Bale for his actions. He was stupid and unprofessional.

  • me

    I think that Bale is extremly talented and professional actor. Ok, maybe he overreacted a little, but come on, that dude should do his work properly. Not hanging around while shooting!

    I bet, you would be mad as well. He deserved Bale anger it 100%!!!

    Don’t write Christian a Diva, you know nothing about him…

  • j301

    What a fucking retard, how the fuck can you stand in three fucking minuts and yell at a guy who only does his job.
    Jesus fucking christ this is fucking unbelivible, i loved bale, i watch (and payed) for watching almost all of his movies
    he is a fucking retard and i will never ever pay for one os his fucking movies again.
    retard
    fuck you
    die please

  • lani

    I was a fan of him and his work..
    but him as a person..
    seriously.
    I don’t get how he could think so highly of himself to be able to yell the shit out of that guy.
    Maybe, he could have yelled at him, even with curse words and be ‘get out of the fucking scene’ but to carry on..
    how immature.
    Christian, you probably won’t be reading this..but grow up. You’re not 17 any more. You have a young kid, and honestly, what the hell you psycho!

  • ayj6m6l

    I’m not watching anymore of his movies.ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Nic

    The DP wasn’t “wandering” on set, he wasn’t NOT doing job, he just made a MISTAKE to walk in on a scene to check the lightings because its his JOB to make sure the actors look good. And to those who say its A-OK for Bale to scream his shitty head off because he’s tired…overworked…had super long hours… Guess what geniuses he’s not the only one doing that. All Bale has to go is put on some make up and act when the director shouts action. The real manual, hard work is done by the people BEHIND the scenes and they are paid 1/100 of his salary so don’t tell me he has the right to verbally abuse someone because he’s “tired”.

  • Gb

    I always thought that Bale was kinda creepy.

    I see three douches.
    DP: messing up the scene,
    Bale: going ballistic
    McG: not taking charge.

    One day Bale is going to meet his match. It will be an interesting day.

    I doubt McG will ever work with Bale again

  • DONDON

    What a f%*king jerk! YOU’RE AN ACTOR DUDE, not a f**king brain surgeon!! It’s not life or death! I swear, if I were that lighting guy, I would have lost my job right after I’d laid his ass out!!!

  • sarah

    He may have been right to be upset, but I don’t think it’s ever right to speak to another human being that way.

  • serena

    This just proves that STARS are just like us, HUMAN!!

  • Uh….yeah

    Right, #176, and sex offenders are human just like us, too, right?

  • Anne

    The most disturbing thing about this article is that they are filming another Terminator movie!

    Although I have to admit that Bale is correct that the person walking through the scene while they were filming was in the wrong, his little tirade is unprofessional and classless.

  • justareader

    Mistakes are made all the time and yes, certain mistakes cost a lot of money but this rant was inexcusable. Although understandably angry the way he acted was ridiculous. He came across like a petulant child who didn’t get his way. Really, who treats someone else that way? I would never speak to one of the people I work with in such a manner, regardless of whether they screwed up or not.

  • Squaraus

    Being honest, in my life I’ve never heard the f*** word so many times in only 4 minutes! It really got difficult for me to go over the second half of the tape. For what I can say, I think Bale is a sad man full of regrets and a looser-in-life: I’m sure he grew up thinkin’ the world is himself and the others are sh*t. But what I heard is something inhuman and obviously there’s no excuse for his behavoiur, even the eventual psychological commitment in that scene. They say he punched his mother and sister? OK, NOW I BELIEVE THAT. I’m so ashamed to think about all the money these small-inside-actors earn in their life. DISGUSTING.

  • lala

    I like Bale since I saw “Treasure Island” but even if he wants to be as professionnal as possible, shouthing aggressively at people is not the best way to create a good atmosphere at work… I have to say that he is even a bit scary… I hope he’s not like that at home and that his shouting is not going to lead to hitting.

  • liv

    He’s soooooooooooooo hot!

  • Sara

    He had every reason to be pissed off but he took it too far. He kept going on and on. I think Dude has ISSUES. I am starting to believe all those rumors about him. Don’t forget all that stuff with his family not to long ago.

  • Brynne

    All of the people who think his tirade was justified: Have you heard the ENTIRE tape? He says the F word some 30 something times, it’s ridiculous. Nobody’s saying he shouldn’t have been mad but DAMN!!! I think his azz is crazy, anger management is calling for you Christian.

  • Tony francio

    this f***** prick, why he f***** f***, in this f*****

  • Cathey

    He sure thinks alot of himself and making f***ing movies. Hey dude it’s only a movie. Your not curing cancer or discovering a way to fix what wrong with our health care system. Get over yourself!!!

  • Cathey

    These are the people that make you look good in the f***ing movie!!
    You think they are going to go out of their way to make you look good now? Don’t you realize you don’t bite the hand that feeds you?

  • Cathey

    These are the people that make you look good in the f***ing movie!!
    You think they are going to go out of their way to make you look good now? Don’t you realize you don’t bite the hand that feeds you?

  • julez

    He looks like tortured soul in the recent candid pics, apparently Hollywood pressure start to consume him, he needs help ASAP before he done worse thing than throwing f words.

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Angel

    LMFAO!!!!!

  • sidlia

    my god, he totally loses it. what a dick. of course it’s frustrating when you’re trying to work and you get interrupted, but hello, he’s on a film set. Theres tens of people doing their things in the background, and if they dont check on their work as the DOP did then what would the film turn out like? it would be shit. And referring to it as “you ruined my scene, my scene” – he’s only one piece of the scene. The DOP has every right to check that his part of the scene looked good and that it wasn’t ruining the take. His ass would be on the line if they watched the rushes back and the lighting was shit. I hope Christian Bale is embarrassed when he listens to this back and realises fame has turned him into a insular, egotistical prick. He was so sweet in Empire of the Sun – go back to basics Bale!

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/custom-t-shirts.htm custom t

    He’s coming off so stupid right now.

  • no name

    Ive visited film sets before(friends worked on some stuff) people are always walking around doing thing during takes. im sure it was annoying and harder to focus with him in his eyeline, but that is his job which he makes millions for. he needs to do his job regardless of who is in his eyeline. and because he couldnt focus and perform, that is bales fault. Im sorry, but with all these people losing their jobs, he needs to shut up and be grateful he even has a job and stop acting like he is king of the room. very arrogant if you ask me. the sets i visited. the actors never said anything when people were walking and talking around. they were nice to everyone, and amazingly they did their scenes perfectly. besides they do like 30 takes of each scene anyways.

  • Louisa

    My my Christian, what will your children think….

  • ILoveVelvetGoldmine

    So What he’s a S#@! Hot MOther F@#ker!

  • Lucas

    to folks like vvvv, if the dp was a professional he wouldn’t have walked into the scene. I’ve been sets were even the background actors (the penny players if you will) were paying attention to whether a scene was rehearsing, filming etc. and Shane has done almost 20 films as a DP if he didn’t know better by now he needed someone to chew him out so he’d stop and think. Especially since the DP is basically second only to the Director and if something was that off he could have asked McG to stop the take/rehearsal for adjustments. Not just walked in like that.

    also, I hope everyone realizes that this clip is almost six months old. the film is done filming by now and some jackoff from the editing room thought it would be a hoot to post it for a good laugh.

  • disgusted

    @ commonsense

    listen ‘buddy’ – who gives a crap about 18hr days actors have to put in; everyone knows they get paid enough to do so. Do you actually think actors are the only ones with family ? Do you actually think they are the only ones that work 18 hr days? Imagine a doctor at ER who just been on for 20 hrs or 30 hrs – I guess your philosophy makes it ‘ok’ for this doctor to snap at a nurse or other patients that may ruin this doctors concentration…. For crying out loud – I’m sure Bale never messed up – he’s so fking special.

  • Wut?

    Wasnt he accused of beating his wife at one point? Im not surprised.

    What an ass. He asked the guy if he’s professional or not, well, you’re not very professional either if you’re going to scream and yell like a psycho. Ooooh, its allowed cuz you’re an “artist”, shut the fuck up Bale.

  • Andalublue

    What a total co@k! A. it was only one take. If he’s never screwed up a take then he’s the greatest actor of all time. B. Who the f@@@ does he think he is? The DoP is way senior to him on set and only the Director has the right to discipline him. C. What was the director doing while this child was throwing his toys around? He should have stepped in and disciplined him. D. Do we think Bale’s friend Charlie might have been involved?

  • lola your an idiot

    You guys are so f’in stupid thinking hes overracting when EVERYONE has done this! at work, home ANYWHERE! you saying you a saint? your the pope? everyone saying shit when when you know you done this once before or seen it happen. you even see this shit on the internet! look at people swearing online just like i did. we all do it. just cause someone who people in the world know and gets paid well (celebrity), everyone has to OVERREACT say shit about him when your a nobody…

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here