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Christian Bale's Apology: I Acted Like a Punk

Christian Bale's Apology: I Acted Like a Punk

Christian Bale has called into the KROQ Kevin & Bean show in Los Angeles to apologize for his screaming and shouting mishap while filming Terminator Salvation.

The 35-year-old actor admits, “It’s been a miserable week for me. I know I have a pottymouth, everybody knows that now. I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order beyond belief, I was way out of order. I acted like a punk, I regret that and there is nodbody that has heard that tape that has been hit harder by it [than me]. I make no excuses for it, it is inexcusable and I hope that is absolutely clear.”

Christian continues, “One thing that has really disturbed me throughout this is I’m not familiar or comfortable with this notion of being a movie star. I’m an actor and I’m don’t quite know how to handle [the movie star thing]. The thing that disturbs me so much is that I’ve heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think I’m better than anybody else. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I’m a lucky SOB. I never forget that and that is why I put so much into what I do and I care so much about it . Sometimes that enthusiasm just goes awry.”

Mr. Bale ended, “I am embarrassed by it and I regret it. And I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, ‘Have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely?’”

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162 Responses to “Christian Bale's Apology: I Acted Like a Punk”

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  1. 1
    Jasmine Says:

    Everyone goes through that anger stage. Let him be.

    I still think hes a hottie =]

  2. 2
    mslewis Says:

    Okay. That sounded sincere and I’m inclined to forgive him for that rant at the poor worker bee. However, I still will never see any of his movies. As far as I’m concerned Christian Bale is a dead movie star!!!

  3. 3
    h. Says:

    Certainly I think he could have handled the situation better at the time but I’m glad to see he made a statement. I think it yet again proves he is a class act. =)

  4. 4
    h. Says:

    Just so you know, the entire interview is on the front page of KROQ. Just add the .com at the end and that takes you to their site. Great statement. He’s awesome. =)

  5. 5
    Ariel Says:

    He’s still a douchebag

  6. 6
    mike Says:

    seriously leave him alone….like none of us on here have NEVER flipped out on someone…lol

  7. 7
    Rita Says:

    Agree with #1.. I still like him and respect him as an actor so I WILL go see his movies.

  8. 8
    Lia Says:

    Not hearing an apology in there, just excuses

  9. 9
    h. Says:

    Go listen to the entire interview ms. lewis. There is no reason to be holding a grudge against Christian. He is even telling them that the DP he flipped out on did a great job. He really, really is taking this like a man.

    He even mentions that people might not go see the movie because he acted like a primadonna and he hopes that people don’t allow his lapse in judgement to overshadow the movie and ruin the work of all the people that worked. So he’s kind of speaking to you.

    He points out it never came close to being physical and then he jokes that he couldn’t get physical with the guy because he’s huge and an ex football player. lol.

    Then he tells them thanks for poking fun of the situation and he apologizes again. You really should listen to it before continuing to bash or hold grudges.

  10. 10
    laura-c Says:

    He knows he has a bad temper, even his mom confirmed it that doesn’t make it right to go on. He should get a little help. It won’t be long till he flips out again and people will still think it’s just another moment and where he saw the error of his ways. He’s a ticking time bomb.

  11. 11
    hello11 Says:

    now that i think of it Christian Bale was never a “Hollywood” movie star type of guy. and maybe thats why i didnt really care how he reacted. he’s never in the spotlight like other A list actors, he always was the quite one who only shows up when promoting a movie. i think if it were Brad Pitt or George Clooney lets say, then i think it would have been more news worthy i guess since those guys are always on the spotlight, in front of cameras, on talkshows. honestly most people didnt even know he had an accent lol. so even with this whole incident i still find him a bad ass who makes damn good movies.

  12. 12
    shenanyginz Says:

    i accept mr. bale

  13. 13
    dundies Says:

    Certainly I think he could have handled the situation better at the time but I’m glad to see he made a statement.


    i agree

  14. 14
    Lilianne Says:

    Give me a break. He “apologized” because his pr people told him to. I’m sure the conversation went something like this…..”Listen Christian, people are thinking you are a real ******* right now. So you have to do some damage control. Get out there and say you know it was horrible and you are sorry”. The trouble with this is that he obviously has an anger problem and has trouble with boundaries. So he can say he is sorry all he wants but the only thing that will really make an impact is if he STOPS behaving like an out of control 2 year old.

  15. 15
    naty Says:

    Number 6 I have never in my life treated another person the way he treated that men, never and you saying its OK makes me really mad. Is not OK to disrespect people in any way, they are ways you can make your point across without being disrespectful and degrading, if you consider his actions to be OK then you have problems.
    Going back to topic I think this guy should go to anger management classes, I don’t know if you remember but last year their was an incident where he was really bad with his mom and sister in England I refused to believe it then but now I do believe he could do something like that. He needs to deal with his anger.

  16. 16
    Magan Says:

    Everyone is entitled to have a bad day, week, or month or year, but it doesn’t give him or anyone the right to verbally abuse another. With that aside, I’m glad that he finally came foward and admitted that he was wrong, but he does need to take some anger managerment classes, cause this isn’t the first time that he’s done this, and it won’t be the last.

  17. 17
    pomme Says:

    it’s good! it’s over ! every one yet had bad day! nobody is perfect!

  18. 18
    hello11 Says:

    i dont think he has to worry about people not watching the new Terminator, not after that horrible part 3 lol. plus he most likely revive the franchise like he did with Batman. people who wouldnt watch a movie because of this situation needs help just like Bale with his anger.

  19. 19
    bella1084 Says:

    excuses? if you actually listened to the interview there were NO excuses Lia. Kevin and Bean were trying to give him the easy way out and say “ya, you expect things that happen on a set to be confidential and when it gets leaked to the press it really sucks,” but Christian said “i get that but that’s not an excuse for bad behavior. that confidentiality is there for the creative process so people can experiment on set with things that are embarassing.” maybe you should re-listen to it. or just not comment.

  20. 20
    lily Says:

    christian bale has really let people down, being from england and the county/state where his family originate from we sort of held him in high esteme as in an english lad doing good and getting big but to see, well hear what he was saying to that other guy is really really a let down, for him to say i hope people can sit down and remember when they have been angary and felt ashamed…wel 1 no normal person ive met would ever talk to another human being like that and its so sick to hear how much of a diva he was, id like to know how he thinks he can even justify it, no matter how angary anyone one could get i dont know who would be such a prick like that…and for something so trivial as what the man suposedly did…..such a shame.

  21. 21
    gjc Says:

    He sounded like a nutter!! Anyway, as long as he apologized to guy he went off on, I can forgive him. I’m glad these temper-challenged idiot actors can’t actually get anyone fired….since there are UNIONS.

  22. 22
    Junk Says:

    You think he sounds sincere? Hello? He’s an actor. How hard do you think it is for him to fake sincerity. His paycheck depends on you boneheads.

    Please Christian. You’re a douchebag and anyone who believes your pathetic execuses is a bigger douchebag.

    Christian Bale is a complete ******* and a piece of **** actor. GARBAGE!!!

  23. 23
    RM Says:

    He’s right. Who can honestly say they never lost it. If he regrets it and has apologised to his victim I’m fine with it.

  24. 24
    jack Says:

    Well that was the most self centred apology i’ve heard in a long while, what about the poor guy he shouted at? I’d say he was hit harder by the whole thing than the idiot of a movie star who had a go at him…….

  25. 25
    Shakira Says:

    ” I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, ‘Have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely?”

    Yes, we all have. It is just that…well… yours really went on and on…anyway, lesson learned and hopefully, as with all of us, you will be the better for it.

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