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Christian Bale Apology

Christian Bale finally apologized for his tirade against the lighting guy on the Terminator:  Salvation set.  Whatever, dude.  He wasn’t so broken up about the burden of being a movie star until this all hit the media.

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 nobody 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.

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.

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?

Yeah, Christian.  I have a bad day about five out of every seven with my kids.  And I’ve never gone on a four minute tirade against the defenseless little heathens.

And because I may never tired of “You’re fucking with my scene”, video above is NSFW or the sensitive.

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  • Oh christian you may crawl back into my bed any day.
    Oh how I lust for you.

    Seriously though… rough sex.

  • *****
    Bale became a hero to cast and crew after his tirade against Hurlbut, who was widely despised, sources tell exclusively. “Hurlbut was a condescending (bleep) to everyone,” a source told us. His favorite line was “Why don’t you go stab yourself in the head, you idiot.”


    He lost it, sure. But there are two sides to every story….and the recipient of his tirade was by no means innocent or defenseless. I just don’t think it’s fair to compare this to a parent/child relationship.

    • I 100% agree with you on that one.
      Ive read many stories about this and have come to the conclusion that i would fucking slap the fuck out of that stupid fucking fucker for fucking up my fucking scene too.


      (sorry Adverb I cant help but say fuck when this is mentioned. I am a sick fuck)

  • well 2 things I noted here right away. One was how he states he has been the hardest hit by this.. really? he is the victim? what about the dude he zero’d in on as the target for the rant??? I think the victim, the one hit the hardest, was the guy who was berated like a piece dog shite infront of everyone on set.

    and 2 – he talks about not being comforable with the whole “actor” label. Really? cause in the rant he goes on about how the guy receiving the backlash has no idea how to work with “actors”. Seems Bale had no issue identifying himself as an actor then.

    I agree with the post above – just shut up… this backtracking to cover up being a prick is laughable

    • This is a victimless crime here.
      That lighting guys was a douche and had been cussed out by several other people in his career. Trust.

    • He has no difficulty identifying himself as an ACTOR, he has difficulty identifying himself as a MOVIE STAR. It’s stated pretty clearly.

  • > “And I’ve never gone on a four minute tirade against the defenseless little heathens.”

    Absolute bullshit. I know you are just trying to be funny but there isn’t a parent on the planet that hasn’t gone ballistic on their kids at some point.

    As for the Christian Bale thing I completely can understand how it could happen. As I mentioned before if you really knew what film production was like then you too would understand. People are making decisions about his behavior based on ignorance.

    • My mom’s never ever gone ballistic on any of her children…
      There are four of us and we’re all like two years apart. And we’ve all grown up to be pretty awesome people (well i cant say anything about myself but my siblings are incredible). Your assumption though is like the worst thing ever… it’s awful that you have the confidence to say that there isn’t a parent on the plant who hasn’t.

      • My mom has/had 6 and never yells- she nags.
        I agree with DP and cat attack though- what’s the big deal? It was a grown man and really justa bunch of fbombs.

      • Exactly what I was thinking. It does explain a LOT about DP’s disposition (which I am quite find of, by the way). I hope that there are a LOT of parents that can say that they have never gone on a tirade of that magnitude with their kids.

        I have never even uttered a curse word near my child and he is VERY difficult.

      • Lolly, you are in a complete fantasy land if you think that isn’t normal parenting. Even the best parents lose it sometimes.

        The only ones that don’t are perhaps the rich fucks who pay nannies to take care of their kids or the ones that ship their kids off to daycare.

        It is really easy to be a “perfect” parent when you only see your kids for a couple hours each day.

  • Wendie wendie wendie-
    He didn’t scream at his kid. He screamed at some dude, who’s probably a benefit worker who shouldn’t really be on a movie set except that someone owed him a favor.
    Essentially the point was correct, it was just that he completely lost his temper and screamed profanity.
    You’re over-reacting a bit.

  • I think that the United States tends to be pretty conservative about language so I’m going to Christian Bale a little slack for the fact that he was swearing as much as he was.

    I just don’t understand how he went off for as long as he did. I think one or two sentances of his tirade would have been unexcusable and awful, but he went on for a full 4 or 5 minutes.

    And okay, okay, we get it that he’s not a “movie star” and he’s all into mastering his craft and all of the actor stuff, but no matter what profession you’re in, it’s never cool to do what he did.

    Oo, but I just like him even more now.

    • I think it’s pretty obvious that the guy was fighting back every step of the way, and that’s why Bale kept going. Bale was miked, the guy wasn’t. But hearing that he is potentially a king-sized douchebag makes it even more evident that he was goading Bale on.

  • I still love you Christian! He is an intense person, and intensity makes him an amazing actor. You have to take the good with the bad.

  • I have a pretty bad temper, and I say “fuck” a whole lot. However, if I ever lose my temper and scream “fuck” in the tone of voice Christian Bale is using in that audio, I sincerely hope someone encourages me to get some sort of counseling. He sounds like an insane person.

  • Well, at least he didn’t pawn off his behavior on people picking on him because Britney Spears is back on top.

  • AWWW. Christian. I used to love you!
    you hav an amazing voice and are a great actor.
    what happened to you?
    you were amazing in newsies.
    jack kelly forever!

  • Acting puts tremendous pressures on people. When things are interfering with my ability to do my job, I have found myself having less patience with things that I would normally ignore. Working on a production is all about consideration for others, keeping the process moving, ensure everyone is in the right place at the right time.

    The lighting guy was unprofessional.

    Christian Bale was unprofessional in response.

    Bale honestly apologized.