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Christian Bale 'Meant No Disrespect' to George Clooney When He Told Him to 'Stop Whining' About Fame!

Christian Bale 'Meant No Disrespect' to George Clooney When He Told Him to 'Stop Whining' About Fame!

Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton get buddy-buddy for an official Academy Members Screening of Exodus: Gods and Kings hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Monday (December 8) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actor appeared on Good Morning America earlier in the day to promote the movie.

Christian recently made headlines for telling George Clooney to “stop whining” about fame.

“I was scratching my head when I heard that,” Christian explained to E! News after the quote was published. “I said, ‘When on earth would I had said that?’ I’ve got immense respect for him and I can’t even begin to imagine the invasion of his privacy. Our lives don’t even begin to compare. He’s a true movie star. I’m just somebody who was lucky to get a job.

“So, yeah, it was possibly just a well-intentioned edit,” Christian added. “But certainly, I never meant any disrespect whatsoever.”

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  • VanityInsecurity

    I wish more actors had his approach. Stop wining about the negatives of Fame when they have soooo much positives. Thank you Batman. :)

  • Anonima

    What a lovely humble man Christian Bale is. Unlike George Clooney who humiliated himself with a ridiculous 3 day media circus kitsch fest to display a transgender looking atrocious wife he selected for publicity.
    Shock value Islamic Arab lawyer to controversial terrorist linked clientele.
    And arms dealer uncle wanted by French authorities.
    Fine package George Clooney!

    All of which backfired and then the conceited George whines.
    Delusions of grandeur enough to demand that cruise ships are banned from entering Venetian waters ever since his dinghy speedboat was photographed next to one on way to his nauseating circus wedding, rendering him insignificantly small by raining on his parade.

    Obsessed with his own PR.
    The master of hacking spyware who audaciously acquires the rights to Hack Attack because he’s a proclaimed son of a newsman…
    And son-in-law of an ANTI-SEMITIC, PRO-PLO rabble rouser Muslim who can be heard condemning Israel on You Tube.

    No, Christian Bale, IS the movie star by his actions and work ethic. George Clooney’s legacy will be an embarrassing mess in retrospect.

    Christian Bale on the other hand, will be admired as a purely talented and humble artist and activist.

  • mountainbdywhs

    I wonder if this was a PR thing. A lot of celebrities suddenly start talking about their past addictions, sex lives, etc when they’re promoting a film. Another strategy is to have random outbursts that create great clickbait. Either way this film looks so macho and camp I’m never going to see it. Though I like Christian Bale.

  • Melanie Merle

    He is a pain to work with but damn I just adore him. In American Pyscho I loved and hated him. Beyond sexy and talented. George who?

  • FormerLamark

    Oh, what a BOOTLICKER!!! Was he bribed or threatened by George Clooney???

  • suzybel

    Well even if he didn’t mean it the way it sounded, or it was taken out of context, he was right.

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