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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. 76
    waterhouse Says:

    he doesnt need any forgiveness from us :D :D, so some of don´t be pathetic…

    he´s a great acor!

  2. 77
    mslewis Says:

    H. I’m not bashing Bale. I just won’t bother seeing anymore of his movies. The apology was sincere and I’m sure he meant what he said. But, I totally intend to hold a grudge because I truly dislike stars who act like total asswipes and I refuse to give them my money. People are calling him “hot” and saying what a great actor he is and he should be “forgiven.” Well, it makes me mad that he can blow up and be forgiven when a good actress like Angelina Jolie, who has NEVER acted up on set, gets sh!t all the time just for being herself. It’s unfair. I hope people stop going to his movies completely. Then he can go back to being an unemployed, broke a$$ actor and see how it feels . . . again!!!

  3. 78
    gil Says:


  4. 79
    kaylee Says:

    eh, he didn’t seem THAT sincere. especially that last part, if he’s implying that its the norm for people to lose their temper as bad as he did- at work not to mention, he’s dead wrong.

    and he’s lying when he says he doesn’t think he’s better than everyone else. of course does. this whole thing happened because he thought getting his lines down was more important than that guy getting the lighting fixed.

    what a douche.

  5. 80
    Baddypowder Says:

    Everyone has their right to choose whether to watch his movies or not, there will always be people who love his work and those who don’t, like any other actor. Bale, Angie, Brad, etc. they all belong to a world we’ll never (most of us) be a part of and can’t even imagine what it’s like being in their skin always exposed to the public, so, I’ll keep watching their movies in the theaters and enjoy my private life… :-))

  6. 81
    Fanny Steinburg Says:

    Bale got caught on tape, with his horrendous rant.
    This rant happened LAST JULY 2008.
    Bale had to come out and do damage control, as the BIG BOSSES don’t want the movie to fail at the summer Box Office.
    Would we have really known the real Christian Bale, if he wasn’t caught on tape?
    Either way, I do think Bale blew his chance of getting an Oscar for his other movie- Public Enemies.
    No Oscar for this bad boy.

  7. 82
    elanenergy Says:

    I forgive, but I do not forget, CB. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you are sincerely sorry, but one more outburst like that, and we are done professionally. lol

  8. 83
    Polo Says:

    You are a punk!

  9. 84
    Lame Says:

    An apology laced with excuses, clearly damage control, the guy needs help, he’s still a douche. Did he apologize this “sincerely” to the guy when it was over? Or is he only repentent after he’s been caught out? I think the latter. End of story.

  10. 85
    Eve Says:

    I don’t buy it. This is damage control. He has issues and shoudl treat them before he kills someone.

  11. 86
    Robert Says:

    “But enough about me. What do YOU think about me?”

    *******. Notice that he never once even mentions the name of his victim…and yes, the lighting director is a victim, because this little **** wields the power on the set, and the lighting director can indeed be fired.

    I don’t work in film. I work in the theatre, where this little shithead apparently think he belongs. Stay in Hollywood, creep. We don’t want you. Or Jeremy Piven either.

  12. 87
    anon Says:


  13. 88
    clifford Says:

    He thinks it’s the swear words that offends people? How clueless. An apology to the poor guy on the other end of that disgusting rant is in order. Until then, I think he has the whole “movie star” thing down pat.

  14. 89
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    psssh who cares
    he was more funny that mean tbh =]

  15. 90
    mickey Says:

    He is trying to save face, which he has to do. Hopefully he has learned that in a professional environment there is a proper way to handle anger and threatening physical violence isn’t the way. Sure, everybody has bad days, but that doesn’t make it all right to go on for four minutes threatening and cursing at someone because they made a mistake.

  16. 91
    & Says:

    He looks old for his age because he’s always angry and grumpy.I so wonna bet in his coming photo ops and movie pr he will be all smiles and soooooo adorable to his fans so his angry disturbing image will go away.

  17. 92
    Reserve result Says:

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  18. 93
    jane Doe Says:

    completely understandable, he doesn’t have to apologize.
    love you always christian <3

  19. 94
    bale out Says:

    Ummm….I’ve never flipped out on someone like that. The one time I did get defensive is when some strange guy grabbed a friend of mine. We all have our limits but how you act on it is another thing. Plus, before giving him kudos for apologizing, remember that this apology comes after being backed into a media corner. This happened awhile ago. His act of aggression is forgivable, but not excusable. Hope he goes to anger management.

  20. 95
    decency Says:

    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?’”

    Ask yourself If you are having a bad day at your work could you (would you) scream like that to a fellow employee? The answer is of course not. But because Mr Bale is a movie star and knows that he would not be fired, he let his anger and ego take over.

    This apology is such as pr move. What Mr Bale should have done is in publicly apologize to the man he was screaming at not apologize to us.

  21. 96
    justine Says:

    He is okay by my book. Everyone has a bad day and he’s on a million dollar set. He doesn’t want to waste the scene and waste the film. Clint Eastwood only does one take for his movies and he pockets the savings, so Bale is lucky to get a second take and not waste everyone’s money.

  22. 97
    charles Levan Says:

    I gladly give him the benefit of the doubt and appreciate his apology but the bottom line is that rant sounds, to me anyway, to be evidence of a serious problem. I suspect this is not his first and probably not his last and apologies only go so far.

  23. 98
    Billy Says:

    Is this like the husband who beats you regularly and brings you flowers later to apologize?

  24. 99
    Jill Says:

    “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].”

    Oh bullshit. He’s been acting since he was 13 years old. He’s a loudmouth emotionally immature punk with an attitude. Period.

  25. 100
    Petunia Says:

    Ain’t Karma a *****! Be careful how you treat people or in the end it bites you in the butt! I hope Bale learned his lesson from this ordeal, its obvious he has anger issues, go get help.

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