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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. 101
    gjc Says:

    Makes you wonder about that “incident” involving his mom and sister.

  2. 102
    Cooooooookie Says:

    He’s an artist. Artists are almost always douches. But I don’t think he is one. If people judged Picasso’s art by the his character, he wouldn’t be the most famous artist in history, would he? Don’t judge someone’s art by their character it’s petty and it’s what stupid people do. Now, you don’t want to be a stupid person, do you?

  3. 103
    tobey Says:

    Flush him. He’s crap.

  4. 104
    Alexkziel Says:

    man, I used to love and respect him, I love Empire of the Sun and American psycho. He disappointed me with his crazy rant. I think he is sincere, I hope he apologizes with the poor guy too.

  5. 105
    Sinigang Says:

    I wish someone will follow these haters and record their juciest cuss words for everyone in the internet to hear. Just that no one would care.

  6. 106
    horatio Says:

    Who cares what he said, to whom, and if he apologized or not. Movie stars are just people. Oh sure, many feel self-important and entitled, but mostly in their own minds.

  7. 107
    Lucas Says:

    this incident was 6 months ago and for all we know apologizes were made at the time. to Christian for disrespecting him by walking onto the set — which a so called professional like a DP knows better than do to once much less more than once as he did. to the DP for yelling on the middle of the set and not taking it to trailers etc.

    but the apology that has yet to be made is to Christian for releasing the tape. there was no need to do it other than to be a jerk to him. some sound editor or such thought it would be funny, profitable, whatever. that’s tacky. almost as tacky as the republishing but of course once it was out there how could the gossip sites resist. can’t dare be one up’d by another site. violates the gossipers code of conduct.

    if you think he’s a self centered jerk. don’t buy magazines with him on the cover, don’t see his movies etc. that’s on you.

  8. 108

    He is a humble actor and never acts like he is a big star. All you heard from the tape is his swearing but there was no footage of what was happening in film. Perhaps the guy that made him mad was bothering him so much and he had to stop him from doing that several times.
    I still like Christian Bale regardless.

  9. 109
    domer Says:

    In response to Mr Bale’s question ‘has anyone ever had a bad day and regretted it immensely?’ The answer is; yes, I have. But I, like the majority of the population, don’t have the luxury or desire to use a co-worker as a verbal punching bag. You did. And you should be as sorry as you say your are.
    The true test will be whether you feel justified in ever doing it again. You’re not. You never will be. Talent aside, the only reason you were treated as deferentially as you were when you put on this display is because you ARE Christian Bale. Because you’re famous. And whether or not you’re used to it, you are and you know it. You know it every time you go to an swanky opening or cash your paycheque. In any other profession you would never have been allowed the freedom to be that obnoxious and insulting. You have a responsibility to behave better because of who you are. And if you don’t understand that, then you don’t deserve the rewards you have been given.
    I hope you remember this incident. And I hope you shutup the next time you feel that level of rage come on. You haven’t earned the right. No one has.
    and ps..I AM an actor and I’ve seen your type of behaviour before. It’s nothing new and it’s not appropriate. You’re not in character, you’re in the character of famous actor Christian Bale. Remember. And Behave.

  10. 110
    Nelita Says:

    I think those of you who are still being nasty because you say he is not apologizing to the DP have not really been paying attention to anything. This happened almost a year ago. He apologized to him then, they have made up and went on with their lives. He is apologizing to the public now because there was such an outcry about old news. I myself have heard alot worse than his tape, when I worked at the sheriff’s office as a dispatcher and jail supervisor(by the employees not the inmates). I heard this kind of thing almost on a daily basis. And as far as his mother, I have had yelling matches with my own mom and I am sure I am not the only one. He is one of the best actors I have ever seen and I admire and support him. I think some of you just trash on him because it makes you feel better about yourselves….that’s pretty sad…..Before you judge him, read about him, watch his biography on tv, you might be suprised and impressed by what you learn…..

  11. 111
    remember the truth Says:

    You people holding this grudge against Bale arn’t really people at all. I don’t even think you’re human to say the least. After he has apologised you ppl go on about how he shouldhave done this instead or bla bla bla…..Who the **** are any of you ppl kidding? There is no doubt in my mind you have friends that flip out like this, but have choosen to ignore it or are oblivious to it because of the pact you have with them. Has no other human being on this earth flipped out on someone for God-knows-whatever-reason(s) and felt bad about it after because it wasn’t their fault? If you haven’t you must never have taken a dump before, either. I think he is a great actor, simple man, and very humble about his work. I knwo ppl working at ******* Mcdonalds who arn’t as pleasant., what’s thier excuse? Living the simple life, are we? I feel like it’s my job to educate the retarded, in this case many of YOU’s. God-forbid I was a celebrity and I had written this, I might as well have given you all a heart attack, LOL. Time to grow up and wake up from your arrogant, oblivious ways. SOFTIES :D

  12. 112
    doc Says:

    His apology is useless when he’s not signing up for anger management.

  13. 113
    barney Says:

    you’re still a f’ing prick

  14. 114
    Maniston Says:

    Still a tool and his apology seemed like a studio ploy not a personal enlightenment for him. Get help,Bale!

  15. 115
    Lee Says:

    I like him *better* now.

    Here’s my take on the whole thing: “Anger Management”. :D

  16. 116
    sheryl Says:

    I don’t have to forgive him, it’s not for me to. It’s not about forgiveness on my part…that belongs to the DP and the people on set that had to endure this senseless behavior. As for me, though, I’ve never been that interested in him as an actor, and this did nothing to change that.

  17. 117
    Bill Says:

    He’s a bum! No more of his movies for me!

  18. 118
    kikilala Says:

    I think there is no need for Mr Bale apologize to the public because what happened has nothing to do do with the public. It happened on the set and was resolved on the set that very day.

    He already said that he apologized to the whole crew right after the incident (which happened months ago), DP included. DP was not fired and they continued to work with each other. Case closed.

    There’s nothing that he can do that will make the public happy now. When he did not comment, everyone says he’s a jerk. He apologizes and everyone says its PR. He cannot win.

  19. 119
    oldnewtown Says:

    Fantastic! His performances are still coma-inducing.

  20. 120
    cain Says:

    still no sorry to his unlucky cinematographer? then it’s not called apology, it’s excuse.

  21. 121
    asdfgf Says:

    Bale….you are a filthy animal who deserves zero respect from anybody, anywhere.
    Fcuk you and your fcuking movies you limp d*ck fcuktard.
    Go and fix that lisp you have got going there. You sound like a fcuking p u s s y.

  22. 122
    la. Says:

    “still no sorry to his unlucky cinematographer? then it’s not called apology, it’s excuse.”

    Morons should stop posting already. They made up a long time ago. Do some research or something. He was apologizing to fans today who may have heard the rant and rushed to judge. Ya know, idiots who comment on here and spread hate meanwhile not realizing the hypocrisy of what they’re doing. The difference? These people get to do it anonymously while sitting at their desk eating cheetos cuz that’s what the internet is for – to slander people anonymously. And you all do it so well. Pretty sad.

  23. 123
    la. Says:

    “You know, as if screaming at the top of your lungs for 4 minutes was the kind of thing all of us have done at work.”

    If your work involved millions of dollars and opening yourself to being a completely different character, then perhaps it would be understandable to most who have this magical thing called perspective. But you’re right, it probably wouldn’t be understandable to someone like you working at Burger King.

  24. 124
    Mikael Says:

    I don’t know what to think about this.Ive seen worse.

  25. 125
    Baddypowder Says:

    la. I totally agree with you. I still don’t understand people here who keep saying he should apologize to the DP, that he didn’t mention his name in the apology, etc. Well, guys, first you should hear the entire apology (it lasts 10 minutes, so I guess your concentration span isn’t that long, you probably haven’t even heard it, you’ve just read the title of the article and this was enough for you to make more nasty comments) and then you would hear that he does mention his name (Shane), that he praises his good work and says that they had resolved all this back on the set 7 months ago just after the incident and went on shooting the entire film. So why should he apologize to him again now? So that the public can make fun of him even more? Gimme a break, you hypocrites!

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