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Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This Christian Bale thing that's everywhere!

Published at: Feb. 3, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... I'm getting slammed with assloads of people angry at me for not posting the Bale explosion from the set of McG's TERMINATOR: SALVATION. Well, first off - there's a real simple reason. It isn't news. And it certainly isn't cool news. It is a moment in a man's life taken completely out of context and most likely leaked to personally embarrass Christian Bale. Now, I know what a lot of you are thinking... There's no excuse for a temper tantrum like that to ever occur and if you are going to act that way, you deserve to be embarrassed by your own actions. Except, you want to hear the REALITY behind that clip? I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is. And this person isn't a publicist, nor are they invested in Bale's career. They're just someone that thinks it is absolute bullshit that this moment in Bale's life is being aired and that the real story should get out there. The DP on TERMINATOR SALVATION, Shane Hurlbut, is a apparently a light tweaker. He's a fairly young DP and likes to fiddle with his lights on set during action, which is a big "NO NO" on most productions unless worked out in advance with performers. But apparently Shane was a pretty unrepentant light tweaker. The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration. The sort of scene where everyone on set knows not to get in anyone's eye lines, and definitely not to move lights around while FILMING. You lock that shit down before the scene starts. Bale had indeed warned the DP on multiple occasions about messing with lights while the cameras were rolling, and Bale was in the midst of a painful scene with Bryce, what was described to me as being the emotional center of the film and his character for the film. Now, the reason I know all of this is because the person that was there, felt that it should be made perfectly clear that Christian Bale was the utmost gentleman and cool guy on set. And the DP really was doing something that professional DPs with experience just don't do. Not during a performance. You don't need me to give you a link, it's all over the internet, I just felt that you should know what really went down - and that this particular outburst did indeed modify the DP's behavior - and for future DPs. Fuck with the lights before and after your actors are acting. Not during.

I stay out of the 'personal gossip' arena because frankly... can you imagine your personal shit aired for all to see. None of us are perfect, and certainly we have all sinned to some degree. Actors, Actresses, Celebrities and the people exploited on sites like TMZ. They're human beings that I personally feel are owed the same inalienable rights that the rest of us hold dear. Can you imagine cameras documenting your every attempted private moment. This moment was something that occurred in the heat of a moment on set between professionals. The audio is so clear on Christian, that it's obvious a mike was on him or a foot and a half above him. These are the sorts of moments that are private affairs. Yet somehow, because he's an actor. We feel it's permissable to air his dirty laundry. It isn't our business. It isn't anybody's fucking business. Will this affect TERMINATOR SALVATION? Will this give us insight into his character? Only because I found some details out, do we know it was in the midst of a scene between him and Bryce Howard. But that's accidental... and certainly hasn't been revealed by CNN or any other media, because they just run the clip with BEEPS. Is it funny? I suppose it may be. It allows regular people to laugh, point fingers and call someone other than themselves an ASSHOLE. But frankly, I find it disgusting. It's the exact thing that I made AICN to not be about. I wrote this, not to create an endless TALKBACK, but to express my opinion on the spreading of stories like this and making Christian look bad, when he isn't.

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  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    CHRISTIAN BALE! AWESOME!

    by thebearovingian

    FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    No Way I'll be First

    by HapaPapa72

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    First?

    by Mostholy

    I'm with Bale also.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    plus, AICN only posts stuff taken off..

    by Aeghast

    ..Spielberg's laptop. Yeah.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Not as bad as I thought it would be.

    by thebearovingian

    Good audio. Listen for the plane flying overhead.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Yup...

    by HapaPapa72

    Thought so! Go Christian.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Harry.

    by DivisionPost

    Very well said.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by Sam_Keith_Wannabe

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." Come again...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    You want me to trash this talkback??

    by zyuray2

    You trash my scene, and I WILL trash your talkback, asshole!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by Nickn328

    If you don't post a link, I'M GONNA COME OVER THERE, AND I'M GONNA KICK YOUR FUCKIN' ASS! DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    When Harry said a light tweaker...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...I thought he was a dabbler in methamphetamines.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Whatever...

    by HulkSmashNow

    The guy's a "light tweaker," so that's an adequate reason to be cussed out in front of dozens of people? Total B.S. Christian Bale is awesome, and is Batman as far as I'm concerned, but he made a jackass out of himself this time.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    "Because We're Industry Suckups"

    by Aquatarkusman

    Is shorter.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    So why didn't the director lay into Shane instead of Bale?

    by SpyGuy

    Why? Because Bale's a hothead that beat his mom and sister. Or was that "absolute bullshit" as well?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Harry Dude

    by eric haislar

    It's does not matter dude. No one should yell at anyone like that. Bale talks about being professional. he so was not doing that when going off on that guy,

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Also, why did Bale have to yell at this dude?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Shouldn't that be McG's job?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Mc G control your set.

    by Jersquall

    It's audio. We do not know exactly what went down. 115 degree weather, long day trying to get the shot and a guy is walking around while your reaching for your character.. I would be mad too. But he handled it all wrong. Mc G should be running a tight ship on set. I mean ''Quiet on the set'' means?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    "I know this because..."

    by frankenfickle

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." love that.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Anyone who's been yelled at during work or school

    by terry1978

    You know how that shit feels when they just tear you down in front of all your peers...it doesn't feel good at all. If the guy just wasn't listening from previous events, I could see, but if it was an accident or it was something he needed to do to make the scene better, Bale was wrong.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Can someone create some animation to go along with the audio?

    by thebearovingian

    That would be great, really great. Really, really great.<p>Maybe use the Bill O'Reilly Inside Edition blowup footage with this audio? "We'll do it live!! Fuck!! We'll do it live!!"

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Oh please...

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    the emotional core? Bale has rage issues. We've known this for years. It's part of why he played Patrick Bateman so well. Don't excuse it. He's a perfect gentleman? Yeah, just like that boyfriend who's the best guy ever, except when he gives you a black eye twice a year. That said, it's a shitty thing to do to leak this tape and it ISN'T news and shouldn't be reported as such.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I totally understand Bale

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    I talk like that when people don't move out of the way in NYC trains. totally acceptable.

  • Thanks for clearing that up, Harry.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Spy Guy

    by Six Demon Bag

    Becaude McG should feel honored to be in Bales presence, thats why. Let Bale do his thing--he was in EMPIRE OF THE GODDAMNED SUN!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

    by D.Vader

    We all know AICN doesn't post gossip when it comes to actors' behavior. Only relevant if its gossip regarding film.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Bale can afford it. A young DP can not.

    by ForkTongue

    How do we know that your source is reliable? I understand you were inundated with emails from angry talkbackers but this is your response? That's a joke Harry. If you have such a major problem with Bale's outburst getting attention than don't shine a light on it even more by saying you know someone on the set that knows this and that. <p> We heard him freaking out and going way over the top on trashing the DP. A professional way to handle it would have been to go straight to McG and have him put an end to it. Not a tirade on a locked down set. We don't know the context at all, so how do you know McG didn't want the lighting tweaked. You just bashed this "young DP" by making it look like it's his fault. Just because you have some insider knowledge doesn't make it the truth.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    "We are tools"

    by lb

    That is basically what your whole post says. You contradict yourself by saying you wont post about the audio clip but go and do it anyway. Than make a very lame excuse. So what if he is a light tweaker that does not give anyone the right to talk to anyone like that. The DP actually came off really well by apologizing straight away, Bale came off like a total prick.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    It sounds like everyone was unprofessional.

    by LesterGroans

    McG, the DP and Bale were all obviously unprofessional, but ultimately McG should have pulled that shit aside.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Was he a perfect gentleman when he beat up his mother, too?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Did he warn her several times in advance? <p> <p> From distance, it all actually seems far simpler than a "he's not a bad guy" tale. In fact, it seems more like this: skinny Machinist --> swollen Batman --> 'roid rage!

  • ...is ok because it was really hot outside. Got it. AICN doesn't post gossip, we just perform damage control on it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "What don't you fucking understand?"

    by Zardoz

    Check out the youtube dance remix version. Freaking hysterical! I love near the end when he says "I'm gonna kick your fucking ass!", and it sounds like there's a brief scuffle as Bale rushes towards the DP. I wish there was video, as well. Who was holding Bale back? McG? Un-Mc-Fucking-likely!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    by Doctor Land

    Mom & sis Bale were prolly behind it like the last anger management incident. But I worry not 'cause even mushface Rourke got a comeback.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    by darklament

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene"

    by Garbageman33

    Um, Harry, it's A FUCKING TERMINATOR MOVIE!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "You and me are done, professionally"

    by terry1978

    That is the new catchphrase of 2009. Dudes are going to be using that to breakup with their girlfriends and shit, kids will be saying it to their parents....hilarious.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Darth Busey

    If you're not going to post links because its "not news", perhaps you should have refrained from your subsequent editorializing. If you want to take the high road, that's cool, but stick to it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    good for you, harry

    by darklament

    it's good to see someone bring the truth out. Based on this account, I don't blame him for blowing up. He's fucking human!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Rev...

    by HEADGEEK

    Bale yelled, because talking CALMLY to this DP didn't seem to sink in. He had told him MULTIPLE TIMES. Told his director MULTIPLE TIMES. And the putz kept tweaking the lights during action, and in this case during the peak moment of what he felt was the character's key scene. <BR><BR>As for "HITTING HIS MOTHER" - that's disproven gossip. His mother and sister, who he is estranged from, showed up at his hotel room drunk and screaming about wanting money. He was verbally abusive, never laying a hand on them, wanting them to leave him and his child in peace. <BR><BR>Folks - think about this. Think about Bale as one of us. Do you have a family member that's a fucking embarrassment? Have you ever screamed at a parent, a friend, someone you know who is being fucking obnoxious? That's what happened between Bale and his Mother/Sister. And in this situation, I personally hold McG responsible for not having his crew locked down during a very emotionally tough scene, where a very serious actor was doing very serious work.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Of course Bale gets a free pass

    by Liberty Valance

    He's Batman and everyone adores him, ergo he must be a perfect human being without a hint of ego or malice in him. If this was Tom Cruise, George Lucas, ANYONE affiliated with Fox or someone else out of favor with the geek community, AICN would eviscerate them for being a colossal douchebag. But not your beloved Dark Knight, for he can do no wrong. Bale threatens to harm this guy physically and wants to fuck his career over because of one mistake and you defend him. Bale is just another egomaniac taking his "art" way too seriously. It's a fuckin ACTION movie dude. You're not making Schindler's List here. I'm glad he's passionate about his craft but he's not negotiating a cease-fire in the Middle East or sending troops into battle to die. It's a dumb, loud, fun action movie and nothing more. His rant is deplorable and you should be ashamed for defending it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    oh Harry

    by bfiasco

    Get Bale's cock out of your mouth. There is no excuse, in any industry, for that type of outburst. Bale physically threatened the man. A big no no. He's a humorless, too-wound tight prick that makes Terminator and Batman movies. He's not saving the fucking world. I don't care what the DPs actions were, there is a right way and wrong way to deal with such things on set (or in life for that matter). His was the wrong way.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Hurlbut has 14 feature films to his credit

    by Garbageman33

    So it's not like he's fresh out of film school.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    You're defening him?!?!?

    by BrainFart

    his behaviour was beyond childish

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Bale As O'Reilly Producer

    by Aquatarkusman

    http://balevsoreilly.ytmnd.com/

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    exactly

    by zom-bot.com

    the actor is doing his job, the DP should be doing theirs.<P> you don't go up to a golfer in mid swing and change their club. you don't run out and tap on the mic when a lead singer is singing.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    It's a reality on sets people, deal with it...

    by moto

    People in the industry won't even blink an eye to this stupid media "headline". <p> People, this happens every day on any given set, especially with such actors as Christian Bale. We are blessed with their amazing performances because of the mind set they take on when they hear "Action", and with method actors like Bale, Day-Lewis, De Niro, Pacino, Nicholson, etc. this happens before and after the cameras role. <P> Imagine trying to engage yourself into the reality of a scene only to see a DP or crew member walk in the line of sight without any consideration. And by the sound of it, this happened more than once. <P> Bale shouldn't be singled out because I promise you that a majority of the best actors out there had a few moments like this. Heck, he even pointed out that the DP was a nice guy, but professionally... <P> People in the industry won't even blink an eye because they know the realities of filmmaking. <P> Leave it to the media to blow this out of proportion. <P> Acting isn't fucking easy. I'm not an actor and even I know that. People think it's all just pretending like frackin' children. It's not. Actors dig deep down and it's hard to emote those emotions and truly nail it. So then comes some young DP with no consideration and distracts you while you're trying your best to sell the moment. He had every right. Sure, for the general public it might seem a little too much as far as his reaction goes, but the general public doesn't understand how damn hard it is to make films. To say Bale is an asshole or whatever is to say the same to nearly every acclaimed director, producer, and especially actor.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Still doesn't really give Bale a pass...

    by Ronald Raygun

    I used to be a line cook in a four star kitchen and the head chef did shit like this all the time to cooks who inadvertanly messed things up. Rather they took it as a learning experience or not, it was totally uncalled for. I know acting is an intense thing to the actor in question, but Bale still should have been (or possibly was) sorry for the outburst.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The biggest difference between Bale and the DP?

    by Boo Cocky

    HE'S NOT WEARIN' HOCKEY PADS!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Insurance reasons..

    by Jersquall

    I read that this tape was saved in case Bale quit the movie. Anyone else hear this? TMZ site says Christian Bale was one giant raw nerve days before he allegedly pushed his mother. TMZ spies tell us Bale was on the set last Friday shooting "Terminator 4" at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. During a scene, Shane Hurlbut (seriously), director of cinematography, screwed up a shot -- at least in Christian's mind. We're told Bale went wild, screaming "I will kick your ass" along with some other choice remarks. Several hundred people -- including Military Police -- heard the outburst, which was described as "intense." We're told Bale was "extremely tired and having a bad day."

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by Pr_Frink

    If the guy was messing with lights he made a mistake. Bale's reaction was a mistake. Just like we all make. Everybody seems to forget that. Nobody's perfect in anyway. In the end, it affects nothing in your lives. Move the fuck on.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    "That's what happened between Bale and his sister"

    by jj9126

    Headgeek: "His mother and sister, who he is estranged from, showed up at his hotel room drunk and screaming about wanting money." Really? When was that proven? Or is that gossip that you're chosing to believe because it excuses the behavior of the actor in question?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Bales an asswipe....

    by Modtel

    Harrys licking ass, bale threatened the guy with violence & humiliated him in front of god knows how many people,please dont condone this.....bale was bang out of order, if this was a scorcese or speilberg film i'm sure bale wouldn't have acted this way....as for the director what a coward!! Nobody likes a bully!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Emotional Center of the film...

    by aleeminator

    They are not filming motherfucking There Will be Blood or Shawshank Redemption. Theyre making a damned action movie, meaning any scene where two people are talking without explosions simultaneously occurring in the background counts as its emotional center. Its like saying Bill Pullman would be justified in cussing out and embarrassing a set worker on ID4 if they distracted him during his "this isn't just independence day for america, its independence day for the world speech" beacuse its so darn emotional.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Good post. Not news.

    by jimmy_009

    Christian Bale can yell at incompetent DP's all he likes. I couldn't give a rat's ass.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    We don't live the life, moto

    by terry1978

    So we're not going to come at it from a Hollywood standpoint. That goes for everyone that does something wrong though..."walk a mile in my shoes", but it still doesn't always fly.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I'm not surprised.

    by JDanielP

    I'm thinking that...they will BOTH learn something from this.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Hey! There's some twat asking to be called McG...

    by NeilF

    ...that's enough to annoy anyone! Use your proper name TWAT!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    So really Harry, you're taking Bale's side on this...

    by thecomedian

    Don't be a tool. You've been on enough real sets to know that what Christian Bale did was completely unprofessional. Ten times more unprofessional than what the DP was doing. This could have been taken care of in a meeting at wrap between shots. He bitched him out like he was a nobody, a PA or an extra. He's the head of the freekin' Camera Department. Behind the camera the Director, the DP and the AD are like the holy trinity of Production. Fuck that, McG should have rained Bale in especially since he then went on to tell the 1st AD to shut the fuck up. I don't care who you are. On most sets this would pretty much end with the actor being socially cast into the dog house for the rest of the production. Come on Knowles, I thought you were smarter than that. People give you crap for being a hopeless, suck up, know nothing, wannabee, sell out but I thought after almost 14 years of experience in this industry at some capacity you'd be a bit wiser than your take on this makes you come off.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    No no no no no no no no no no no...

    by spooky2k

    Not a single actor worth time or money acts like this. It doesn't matter if it was taken out of context - the fact that you had to post an explanation and beg for our forgiveness and understanding on behalf of Bale tells me that he did something wrong. He should apologise. End of. The DP apologised and so should Bale. Also...Where the hell was McG? Apparently this is Bale's movie (that's the understanding I get from the clip). Thank god Cameron wasn't directing - there would have been riot vans on set!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    The biggest no no in any job is....

    by BrainFart

    is to threaten violence on a co worker. youre supposed to be a team

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "I personally hold McG responsible"

    by SpyGuy

    McG IS responsible, which again proves that Bale shouldn't have been the one who ripped the DP a new asshole. <p>Bale took it too far. End of story.</p>

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    a very emotionally tough scene, where a very serious actor was d

    by ALLENGUINDON

    Primadonnas in a world of make believe for millions of dollars. You all need to gain some perspective.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    the black male Art S. Buck model....

    by zom-bot.com

    STILL looks like Val Kilmer.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that

    by mindgrapes

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." this sentence twists my brain into a doughnut. i feel my perception of reality stripping away as i begin hurtling through the barriers of all space and time.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    If He Doesn't Like The Lighting Tweaks He Should Bale...

    by Read and Shut Up

    Oh, will everybody lighten up? Hey-Zeus D Jay Sauce!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Harry, keep proving yourself

    by King_In_Yellow

    to be a complete suckass.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Can't believe anyone would defend this....

    by UndeadXeke

    Threatening to attack the guy? What a fucking prick. Boo hoo, so the DP interrupted his chi. Deal with it and talk to the director about it. Use the multi-million dollar paycheck to buy some therapy/hookers/crack, but don't throw a temper tantrum like a spoilt little girl. Love McG's complete refusal to take any responsibility though...and now I want to see how emotionally intense this scene is.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    by Saltoner

    Bale is a great actor, no doubt about it, but no one should have an outburst like that for anything, especially when getting paid millions of dollars for a sci-fi movie. I don't care if the DP was beating off on Bryce during the scene, that's just an idiotic way to behave in front of dozens of people. But whatever, people do make mistakes, but let's not make excuses for them please. Bush was just tired and hot the day he lied about WMD's in Iraq, who cares if it killed hundreds of Americans, give him a break. This was all McG's fault anyway, it's his movie, his set, control your talent dude!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by Jimmy_73

    Will everyone please just shut up?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    question who leaked it

    by aestheticity

    cui bono. Listening to the audio, this DP sounds like even under the verbal assault, for as we're being told behaving dickishly again and again, he is still muttering and talking shit back when he should really sit down and shut up. Bale wouldve shouted himself out in 20 seconds if the guy wasnt back there wheedling. Probably found the whole thing embarassing, especially if he is young. Seems to me it would be a man like that who would leak the recording out of spite. Considering how much damage to Bale's career and worldwide embarrassment it could cause, as payback for momentary embarrassment on set limited to a handful of people.<p><p>Unlike many people here I don't believe violence is a 'no no'. Once someones been told repeatedly and isn't responding, then shouting starts, and once shouting starts the end point is a fist. The unreasonable one is he who causes provocation. You can all argue about professionalism and so forth. He could just have walked away. Maybe raising it at wrap would have been the more civilised method. I won't judge a man for losing his temper at an asshole.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    "regular people"

    by Smashing

    Tells you all you need to know about the guy defending these awful actions, sure acting is tough, I mean pretending to be someone else for millions of dollars must be emotionally draining and an awful life to have.<P>Absolutely he should be allowed to loose it with whomever he likes, because they are just regular people remember.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    It Wasn't Like He Was Disarming A Nuclear Bomb!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Christian Bale was/is wrong...there is no excuse. I don't care if the DP knocked over a damn camera, or danced through the scene naked. This was just plain wrong.<BR><BR>I grew-up in a show business family, and my aunt, not a nice person BTW, could, and still can...out act Christian Bale, hands down...with no effort...so you can imagine her abilities if she puts effort to it? As actors go, she is among the elite in her ability--Bale is not. Technically, he gets the job done, but the guy is banal...and fails to provoke empathy...even when his characters are in pain...even in tears??? I have never seen my aunt act like this on stage, or anywhere else, at least, out in public; behind closed doors, is another matter...but Bale's on-set behavior certainly gives one pause in regard to the inccident in which he was accused of acting when he supposedly assailed his mother and sister. This tape, goes a long way in clearing their names, that being his relatives. All this time, I wanted to assume that they were just jealous blackmailing family members with an extortion scheme, but this tape has now exposed the truth...Bale appears to be suffering from bi-polar issues and needs serious help.<BR><BR>No excuses, saying that somebody is just a misunderstood brilliant actor/artist is nothing but a red- herring. Like I have always said to my family, Hollywood is the greatest place a crazy person can hide out in the open, and accidentally be accused of being a great actor who's roguishishly eccentric in a charming sort of way, instead of being called on just what they really are, disturbed, freakish, and violent individuals, who need to be hospitalized. Bale was showing off for Brice, and it got out of hand. He wasn't interrupted while trying to disarm a nuclear bomb or trying to save a life or lives, in such a case, his anger would be undestandable, no...this was just a scene that got accidentally interrupted...and it happens all the time in Hollywood. No harm, no foul, you just do another take, that is all. If he had anything to say to this young man, he should have pulled him to the side, behind closed doors and calmly voiced his concerns...or challenged him to a fight, man to man. The fact that Bale did this in front of a crowd, and threatened violence, says that he is a coward who was just bluffing, afraid that the kid would kick his ass if not for all of those people standing around poised to prevent the fight from happening in the first place. Christian Bale, what a wimp???

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    yeah, acting's a tough job...

    by theBigE

    Must be challenging to do all that stuff for millions. I can respect that it takes talent, but that doesn't give you license to be a jerk. He can take my job any day - teaching public school. See what happens when he goes off on someone like that!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "Have you ever screamed at a parent, a friend,..."

    by Blanket-Man

    No. Honestly. Not like that. Not in front of CO-WORKERS and fellow PROFESSIONALS. I've only worked with one a-hole like that in my 20 years in gov't contracting (a field crawling with Bale power-loving types, from what I've been told). It's just not cool to speak to another human being like that in a professional environment for a stupid mistake, even if it's the 12th time he's done it. Did it really require a 4-minute parade of demeaning F-bombs from The Big Movie Star on set? And, yeah, McG certainly deserves his share of the McBlame...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Who CARES if he's an @$$hole?

    by 3D-Man

    Seriously. As long as he turns in a good performance, I don't give a flying f*ck whether he's a nice guy or not. Some of the world's most talented people are also some of the world's biggest jerks. But again, so what??

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    So this talkback is open again?

    by theBigE

    What gives?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    McG's fault, real simple.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He should have shut Bale the fuck up, or reigned his DP in to suit his actors demands. If this was an ongoing problem, that makes it even worse. If this was a James Cameron film, Bale wouldn't have been yelling like this, Cameron would have. And you would expect, not condone it per se, but he is the boss. Bale is just an actor. On a film like Terminator he's less important than the DP.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I'll I can say is

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Fuck a motherfucking cunt rat bastard who can't keep his fucking bullshit meddeling ass of of my goddamned frame! You fucking pussies, why don't you move your ass over to the mess tent and eat all my goddamned shrimp. If it wasn't for me you fucks would be on the second unit of a fucking Checkers ad shooting scenes of pissant bitches eating batshit fries. Son of a Bitch! Fuck all of you, I'm taking my jet back to Brighton and you can lick the sweat from my limey ballsack. Motherfuckers! (((throw glass to the ground, shattering it))) You call this fucking tea? Tastes more like you mom's cunt drippings! FUCK! <p> I hear you Chris. Let them eat shit. YOU are THE MAN!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    McG is a fucking RETARD who should stick to music videos

    by Stengah

    You hear me McG? I am the voice coming from nothing, the opinion that counts. FUCK YOU.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    How is Twilight cool news?

    by Gungan Slayer

    just wondering...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    i love how divisive this is...

    by thecrimsoncurse

    i thought this talkback was locked?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    It makes sense to me...

    by Jimbo08lak

    I'm an actor, nothing big like Bale or small like for that matter, but I've done my fair share of plays. I had a guy once while I was doing Arthur Miller's The Crucible. He was a complete fuck up. I'm in the middle of the climax of the whole play, puring my heart into my lines and the guy fucking smiles at me. I lost it similar to Bale. It's bullshit. The director can direct all he wants, but it takes more than good direction to make legitimate emotions come to the table, and when you have said emotions, you don't want them to go away. So when some fuck smiles at you, or in Bales case walks through your scene when he shouldn't, you get kinda unhappy. So give the guy a break. Acting isn't paychecks and fame, it's deep.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Sorry, that's considered workplace harassment...

    by Alfie Boy

    ...and should not be tolerated anywhere. Especially from pretty boy prima donnas making tens of millions of dollars for a "temp" job.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Harry, love your site... but you have become a massive tool

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    I always laugh at these stories. With people's reactions being "Oh My God, that's not Christian Bale, he must have been having a really bad day - Wasn't this right after he was arrested for assaulting his mother, that must have really been weighing on him." etc. Here's the terrible truth kids, the vast VAST majority of your favorite actors are monsters. Your favorite actor on your favorite TV show - they're a monster. Producer's, directors and even DP's can be monsters too - a film set is basically a dozen massive ego's fighting to prove their the most important person on set - actors are generally the worst though. But it's not entirely their fault. Once an actor makes it big, or even semi big, everyone begins telling them that they are great. kids run up to them on the street just to tell them how awesome they are. Producers, agents, directors are always telling them how great they are in hopes of building a relationship and using them later. Most actors have a entourage, not the fun kind you see on TV's Entourage, but a group of five or six leeches who laugh at every joke they tell, explain to them how great they are in every scene they're in, and how nothing they do is ever wrong, all in hopes of continuing to shine in the afterglow of that actors celebrity. If you get surrounded by that for too long, you start to lose touch completely with reality and begin to feel you are the most important person in the universe as apposed to just a guy who's real good at pretending to be Batman. A guy who is really talented, but also lucky as shit to find a really good script, get a really good director and a really good DP doing everything they can to make that talented actor look even better. It's funny, "you're in my line of sight" is basically a litmus test on set for how much of an ego maniacal asshole an actor is going to be. Sure, there are times when it is justified for an actor to not want people in his eye line. if you are doing an intimate scene about the loss of your family, that takes concentration, focus - if a big burly grip is walking around with a hoagie and you can see them - yeah that could be distracting and take away from your performance. But the DP is the guy responsible for making sure the actors look as good as possible in every shot of film they are in. DP's don't normally adjust lights on their own, on a movie like terminator salvation they have about a hundred guys waiting to do that, so if the DP IS adjusting a light, you can bet that take aint gonna be used, if anything he is simply trying to correct the problem as quickly as possible so maybe some of that take can be salvaged. Actors use the you're in my line of sight line most of the time just to show how important they are. I worked with one guy who would always show up late, usually hung over and wouldn't have his lines memorized. When he couldn't think of the next line he would freak out on anyone he could find and say they were in his line of sight and that's why he flubbed the line. Then run off to his trailer for an hour. Bale has been acting since he was a kid, but only got real big recently. I have heard some really terrible things about him from the low level people on set and somebody must have really hated his guts to leak something like that. that being said, this is not a rare accurance, just a hollywood actor who never learned how to act like a decent human being.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Way to stay classy AICN!

    by rbatty024

    You just post important stuff like Script Girl's cleavage. <p> Actually, I think it would have been better to not even address this issue. I don't come to AICN for celebrity gossip, I come for the creative or business aspects of the industry.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Too bad nobody will read that

    by Stengah

    It's good material for taking a shit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    No its not.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It's not deep at all. Sorry, but it's fucking make believe. If you can't get past a smile or some douche bag walking around on the set you're a fucking untalented lazy shit. That said, your first AD (who I notice is sucking bales cock in the press right now) is a useless piece of shit who can't do his job. He probably should have been yelling at him. Oh wait, he did.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    "Amazing"

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Somebody referred to acting performances being "amazing". Nope...amazing is that pilot landing the plane safely in the Hudson River. This is play acting...which all kids do...on a bigger scale, that's it. There is nothing amazing about acting. And there is no mystery here. Bale is a jerk, plain and simple. I don't care if the DP was in his sightline. Just refuse to go on until the DP gets out of the way. Bale just wanted to be the bully.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Honestly, who cares. He's a great actor. He didn't beat an inf

    by dr sauch

    I fly off the handle all the time. It happens. Chill the fuck out.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    it's acting

    by Xiphos_2

    give me fucking break. Don't make it into anything more difficullt then getting paid to pretend.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Liberty Valance

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    You are so right, dude. Imagine if Uwe Boll blew up on set, or Paul Anderson. Harry would be loving it AND posting it!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I'm posting here anyway

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    :P

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    The guy may have deserved a tongue lashing . . .

    by Coenbro

    But not like that. And not in front of everyone. I work in the movie world. Talk to me like that and I quit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    So what?

    by daveyf

    People lose their temper everyday.. sure.. the women show will ask for a boycott of Bale while the fanboy will applaud his badassery.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Please leave the talkback open

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    It kinda goes against your professed beliefs Harry. I know this is YOUR site, but WE also make some pretty noteworthy contributions. Don't silence us.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    oh and I cant wait to see some of those Rush Hour...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Outtakes where when Chris Tuckers phone rings during a take the DP storms onto set and calls him a worthless piece of shit mongoloid cunt for fucking up his shot.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    someone should start a christian bale charity fund

    by crazybubba

    obviously the guy has been persecuted enough by the mainstream media. talented, good-looking, filthy rich celebrities just can't catch a break.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Coenbro maybe that was the point

    by daveyf

    And the DP still didn't quit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman miniatures are news but this isn't?

    by geraldbeans

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    "It isn't news. And it certainly isn't cool news."

    by Mockingbird Girl

    Baaaaaaaaah ha ha! Considering some of the shit that *has* been passed off here as "news," this statement has hilarious. I hope Christian Bale appreciates your attempts to metaphorically blow him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    The Terminator 4.....Serious Business

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    lol

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    AND YET YOU POST TOPLESS PICS OF MEAGAN FOX

    by SomaShine

    and talk about jizzing all over them. You are such a fucking hypocrite..

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    At least he didn't call the DP "sugartits!"

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    this talk back's going places...

    by Gungan Slayer

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Plus the DP sounds like he has a smart mouth

    by Power_Girl

    You could hear him egging bale on by talking back to him in immature quips.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by IGoToCollege

    If you have ever talked to "a family member" or anyone else like that, you should have your ass beat.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I can testify to not changing the light during filming

    by kbarber29

    HUGE NO-NO. I did it once while a friend filmed a college short. The actor saw me doing it and went frickin' ballistic, screaming stuff like, "Sh3t" and "F0cking hold the light steady" and "Are you an idiot!". Don't fuck with an actor's light. Ruins their mojo.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Disgusting all round

    by Mister McClane

    A disgusting outburst from a so-called professional actor. If he had a issue with the DP, why didn't he take it up with McG? And Harry, by defending Bale because of having to act out a tough scene - holy fuck! We all have pressure moments in our life and careers, but we don't explode like a supernova, not if we're mature adults anyway. So it's not cool news, but you thought you'd have your say anyway? Good. Next time you're in town, I'll come and shout at you Bale-style, see how you like it!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Of course the DP egged him on

    by Shivv

    That's what you do to dicks like Bale who think that they're better and more important than you. You expose them for the assholes they are. I hope he's the one who leaked it. <p>After seeing Harry's take, I'm curious, what is the next movie Christian Bale is shooting and when can we expect a set report? Also, does Bale taste salty or sweet?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    You're a nice guy, Christian Bale Talkback.

    by Flummage

    But me and you are over, digitally speaking.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    DP DESERVED IT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Don't make excuses for fucking amateurs like that. He's lucky to be breathing because if he had got in my sightline the fucker woulda been whacked.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    No worries Harry.

    by Pompoulus

    If you posted it people would slam you for turning into a fluff site. I'm actually surprised you're catching flak for that, I never expected to see that clip here.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Actually it IS news and should be posted on any movie websites

    by DarthBakpao

    The fact is, Bale is still an arrogant prick, he pulled a diva on the set that day. I can understand if someone get mad over something, but seriously, do you have to keep yelling and trashing someone for more than 3 minutes, and physically treating the guy?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    MONSTER MONSTER MONSTER

    by Pompoulus

    Whiny Hollywood people are MONSTERS. Jesus, it's like the lot of you never saw a jerkoff before.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Yea but is it rated R?

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Why is that such a hard question to get a concrete answer from? And Bale was totally in the right if the DP was being a fucking moron that wouldn't stop after repeatedly being told to.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    That's exactly what I described yesterday

    by drturing

    The DP comes from music videos and works at a Michael Bay pace. The director didn't create an atmosphere conducive to acting, priortizing how cool his film stock processing was.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Emotional scene?

    by DarthBakpao

    Kate Connor dies!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    To: HEADGEEK

    by Media Messiah

    The best way to handle this kind of situation, unless the DP was endangering lives, or acting in a crazed fashion on-set, was to call a meeting and handle this issue with the executives, producers, and the director in attendance, and behind closed doors...and have it out there...even voices raised, and cursing, if need be, but Bale crossed the line here. I can understand...maybe a few sentences of verbal attack, but to continue...and to lash out, not only at the offending party, but anyone who attempted to interceed and calm the situation down, was his ultimate undoing. Bale made everyone on-set uncomfortable with his spiteful and threatening efforts, and made the working environment...a hostile one, the DP and others, have a legal...and rather meaty, claim against him, and others, should they wish to file it. He, Bale, should apologize...and move on, instead of staying silent on the issue, or using others to defend him...or even allowing others to defend him, with, or without, his permission, such as an actor who plays the father on "Everybody Hates Chris", now, a Bale co-worker on Terminator 4, who is attempting to do just that, defend Bale, as a nice guy. Trust me, from my experience in the business, you can say a person is nice all you want, because they have been nice to you, though you know that they are a snake, and you might excuse the nasty way they treat others, but if you are dealing with a snake, sooner or later, that snake who has bitten everyone else, will get around to biting, you...it is just a matter of time. This actor defending Bale, is shameless in his brown nosing!!!<BR><BR>This story would have had a 24 cycle, maybe 48, if Bale had put out a two-line statement, apologizing for his actions.<BR><BR> Lastly, this, Bale's actions, couldn't have impressed Ron Howard, or his daughter. Now...although Ron Howard wasn't on the set, you can be sure his daughter told him all about the incident.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Is this talkback reopened? Thanks Harry, but...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...it really wasn't neccessary. The Bale-Haters just went to the Terminator talkback. The guy is an major asshole, true, but now I would rather bash him over there. But, thanks anyway.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    My line of sight must never be crossed.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Even when I'm asleep, or I will kick your fucking ass.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Hilarious Lunatic Remix.

    by BoneisKing

    http://www.idontlikeyouinthatway.com/2009/02/lunatic-remix-dance-party.html

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ATTN: Headgeek

    by Marv Spaulding

    It's not the director's job to keep the crew in check on set. That's the job of the Assistant Director. As much as I'd like to blame McG, it's not his fault. Everyone has had their ass chewed by someone on set at one point or another, it's part of the game. You just take it like a man and move on, or you don't learn from your mistake and you never set foot on a set again. The DP should have known better, Bale was spot on about the guy being an amateur. If you make it all the way to being a cinematographer and you don't have a basic grasp of set etiquette, you deserve to have your ass chewed out. While the camera is rolling is not the time to tweak your lighting, it's too damn late. The fact is, actors throw tantrums. This one was warranted, though it was still a tantrum. Shit happens on set, people get their asses chewed out all the time. It's usually the DP's and AD's doing the ass chewing though.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Riley Martin

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The AD called him a putz too. But it was hard to understand him because of all the Bale cock in his mouth.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Luckily Bale isn't a Republican or Fox Newscaster

    by catlettuce4

    Then he'd frontpage the shit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Oh yes, his ultimate undoing.

    by Pompoulus

    I'm sure this is the last we'll hear of Christian Bale, right.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    What happened to Bale - McG is a TOOL

    by drturing

    the police didn't press charges. they brought in on grounds of "verbal assault". not physical.<p> and i said it yesterday, i want my brain surgeon to be emotionless, and my actors full of emotion and passion. and for those of you who think the actors aren't important in movies, then you deserve movies like kingdom of the crystal skull or hitman.<p> And I've been saying it for six months now. McG is a phony, passive aggressive, soul patch wearing fraud who went from producing Sugar Ray albums to trying to earn geek cred by using buzzwords he doesn't understand. He is the most cowardly fucking director I've ever heard - letting his AD take all the hits so he doesn't have to be the bad guy. Leaders are willing to be disliked to keep shit running, douchebag.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    All of you taking this seriously and judging him

    by karmattack

    should be ashamed of yourselves -- gravid with shame. I'm not even going to make a lengthy argument as to why because, deep down, you know why. It doesn't matter WHO he is.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    "It isn't news. And it certainly isn't cool news"

    by themasterofnonsense

    But your wife's amateur music column is.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    No Sympathy....

    by westie

    I love Bale's work, but the Light Tweaker should've yelled back. Screw that. The only reason not too would've been that he was afraid of incurring Bale or McG's wrath and getting fired, in which case he shouldn't have been fucking around with the lights after being warned in the first place. A dick is only a dick as long as he gets away with it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Emmanuel Lubezki

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Tweaks during takes. Big whoop. And Marv, the DP AND AD got chewed out by Bale in the clip. Because Bale is the boss of the set, because he is John Connor, saviour of the world. How many Terminators did BRUUUUUCCCEEEE or The Putz take out that day? None.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    karmattack

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It doesn't matter who who is with what...who?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    This isn't "Cool News"..But Script Girl is?

    by conspiracy

    I'm jus saying..;)

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah and McG, who supposedly reads AICN

    by drturing

    If you're reading this, good job coming out today and protecting your star with a definitive statement. Wuss. Thank fuck they're gonna kick you off of this franchise, go make your Evel Kenievel movie or another shitty tv show about rich shits in the OC. Right now the only thing I've seen you bring to the Terminator is some processing technique to your film stock and robot motorcycles.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    i blame McG - its HIS set - he is the director

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    what a fuck up - he couldnt control his novice anal retentive dp enough to keep the shoot from imploding - its the directors fault, period

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I knew a "light tweaker" once

    by jimmay

    Methamphetamine only in moderation for him, thank you very much!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Four things Harry!

    by Continentalop

    A. Bale should not rip this guy a new asshole (as someone above mentioned). I don’t care how emotional of scene it is, you do not publicly display bad blood on a set because that just creates disharmony. The DP might not be as important as Bale for the success of the movie, but he has something that Bale doesn’t have: a bunch of guys loyal to him. The Camera Assistants, the Grips and the Electrics will all back this guy up – Bale doesn’t get them work, this guy does. So now you have a set where you have Bale, your star, feuding with half of the crew. I would love to work on that set. <p> B. Same way, the fucking DP should not be tinkering with the lights during a scene. Talk about fucking unprofessional. I know many DPs and everyone of them knows that tinkering with lights while a scene is shooting is what low-budget filmmakers do, not big budget. This guy sounds like a dumbshit. <p> C. In the end the person who holds the most blame is McG. It is his set, his movie. He should have took both guys aside and made them work this out. If Bale does a hissy fit, he should take him aside and telling him he won’t stand for that behavior on his set. If the DP won’t stop tinkering with the lights, he should let him know that he better or else he’ll be fired. This problem is something that never should have happened on a real movie set (when is the last time you heard of a problem like this on a Scorsese, Spielberg or Rob Howard set?). You are the damn director, God on set, not a fucking milquetoast. If anyone is yelling on set it should be you (or even better your First AD). <p> D. Harry, don’t pick sides. Just say either you aren’t going to play or talk about the set episode because you don’t have enough facts in yet; just don’t try to rationalize it or take one persons side over another’s. That is just as unprofessional as they have been.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The Machinist isn't even The Machinist.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I still think David O Russells were waaay better. Sorry Bale, the lack of video makes it way less cool. Also you should be more subtle. Pull a Brando, "I swallowed a fly. That is all I can think of today."

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Tweaking lights during takes is ok if

    by drturing

    IF you have cleared it with everyone, IF the shot calls for it, IF you've politely said to the actor "it would make our shot amazing and work better for your performance if we could have this gaffer here in your eyeline." And if the actor says that will mess with their performance they feel, you compromise. McG is letting his AD do all the heavy lifiting.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Harry..

    by themasterofnonsense

    ... how does Mr. Bales dick taste?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    McG Is To Blame!!!

    by Media Messiah

    He is big enough in the business at this point, that he could have and should have, stood-up to Bale and told him to shut up!!! Given his position, if I was in McG's shoes...I certainly would have.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight...

    by alynch3

    Harry thinks it's "disgusting" to call Bale an asshole over this outburst, and then he goes on to basically say the DP is a moron? How is that not hypocritical?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Just a tad bit Self Righteous, Harry

    by toadkillerdog

    This is not a minor story, not when CNN's, as well as all the major news outlets have it on their sites. I would argue about the importance of the story and whether or not it deserves the play it is getting, but that is a moot point, because it is getting air time. But the most important point is your assertion via the headline, as to why AICN does not provide links. As others have documented, this site has gleefully posted links to far worse and embarrassing events than Bales rant. As the owner of the site, you have every right to publish or not publish what you deem fit, but you can not suddenly take a stance that is counter to what has historically and recently been this sites penchant for reporting salacious and titllating events, with, in some instances, juvenile glee, and expect to be patted on the back, with a 'well done Harry'.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    LOL, NY Magazine makes Harry look like an even bigger tool

    by Mockingbird Girl

    http://tinyurl.com/bk6qra

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    i love Rob Howard

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The AD is in charge on set.

    by Marv Spaulding

    They are the timekeeper, the one that keeps the gears working in proper order. They are the ones who are responsible for the crew, they keep everyone on task so that the shots can get done in the time alloted. The Assistant Director does all the bullshit the Director doesn't have time to deal with. They make the shooting schedule, they pretty much determine how the film actually gets shot. When the AD is getting the crew to set up for the next shot, the Director is off in the trailer bullshitting with the talent about their character's motivations and shit like that. The AD is the one responsible for the crew though, and the DP should've known better. I am by no means part of any guilds or unions but I've been on enough sets in menial jobs to know that no one moves or talks when the cameras are rolling. It is very very basic set etiquette, one that even DP's and AD's need to follow. The only people that should be saying anything are the Director calling cut or maybe the cam op calling cut if there is a boom in the shot or some shit like that. Anyone who has set experience knows that it is the DP's fault for this shit, not Bales. He was just being an actor.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    No Excuse for Bale's Behavior

    by indivisibleman

    None.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    You got me JimmyJoe RedSky

    by Continentalop

    I meant RON Howard. Damn guy I was on the phone with is named ROB. Fucking up my day.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Except the AD and the director didn't seem...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...to have an issue with the Dp's behaviour. Only Bale. Since the AD on this film is also one of the producers, and got the job because of Bale, you can see how it would be awkward for him to intervene. Especially after your meal ticket told you to shut the fuck up.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    i agree 100% with harry

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    bale is a class act and a good parent - as ugly as his rant sounds out of context, it was a normal reaction from a serious pro who was getting disrespected by 3 3rd stringers (the director and 2 other fuckups) - even i like to say id never react that way, but i wasnt there

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Marv Spaulding

    by Continentalop

    I agree with you to a point, but the thing is it is up to McG to establish control of the above the line talent. The First AD keeps all of the other people in line and makes sure the film keeps moving, but the Director has a relationship with the DP and the main actors. It is his job to keep them in line. <p> Once again, the DP shouldn't be tinkering with lights or be in an actors eyeline, very unprofessional, but it is up to McG to make sure they don't do that and if that can't follow those simple rules, it is up to McG to get rid of them. <p>

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I thought this site was called Aint it COOL News?

    by EllisStephens

    That's some pretty fucking COOL news! Pretty cool MOVIE news to be exact. Shame on you Harry, sounds to me like you were not on the ball with the story and now you are trying to make it sound like you are better then that sort of thing. When actuality you are just trying to stay in Bale's good graces in hopes for a shot at getting a meet and greet with him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Is Christian Bale going to have to choke a bitch???

    by topfivevideo

    Ok so he freaked out on a douche of a DP so what? Bale is an intense actor who totally immerses himself in a role. The problem is that the DP is probably one of McG's fucking butt-buddies from back in his music video making days and has no clue how to act on a big budget movie set around legit fucking actors... guy needs to get a clue.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    He should have punched the DP.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Fucking low life. He's almost as bad as those fucking maids and gardners. Why can't these fuckers learn their place in the food chain? Its a a goddamn Terminator movie. I know when I think Terminator I think B grade mumbling brit actors. Not cool explosions, FX, stunts and Arnie.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    thats the problem exactly - the director and ad should have had a problem with the dp - bale is right on this - his name will sell tickets for this turkey - he is coming off tdk - people have expectations - the pressure is on bale to carry this - why would anyone on this set do anything that might fuck up a shoot? - very unprofessional

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    no laws against threats of violence in the workplace?

    by Maniaq

    maybe not in Hollywood eh? <p> your "explanation" doesn't cut it Harry - Bale should be ACTOR enough to justify the massive paycheck he's getting and be able to do a simple INSERT, no matter if some guy is walking around in the background or not - shit, he should still be able to act his little heart out even there are people NAKED and doing UNNATURAL things to CIRCUS ANIMALS in the fucking background! <p> I've heard plenty of stories of actors in similar situations, where the person who is out of shot, or being shot over-the-shoulder for their eyeline in a scene is pulling all kinds of strange faces or winking at them or whatever - but a PROFESSIONAL will still pull a great fucking "emotional" scene out their fucking arse regardless... <p> as for the DP being a "tweaker" - well shit I'm not somewhere when someone who was somewhere on some day when something happened aso I haven't got the inside scoop, but Bale was going off at this guy for TWEAKING the lights during the shot - merely WALKING AROUND - and you know what? <p> maybe that "young" guy saw something Bale could not possibly have and McG obviously did not either? <p> you can put in the greatest fucking performance of your entire career but it doesn't mean DICK if YOU ARE IN DARKNESS... <p> ok I get that he might have been under stress that day and all that - which excuses the FIRST minute or so... but then he fucking UNDERMINES the director, REFUSING TO TAKE HIS DIRECTION and apparently decides HE is the director now and begins ISSUING FREAKIN ORDERS to the crew and his director - that right there is fucking INEXCUSABLE, Harry <p> and I haven't even got to the part where he threatens to beat his co-worker up! <p> if I was that DP, I would take this recording to my lawyer and see how much of a chunk of Bale's big fat paycheck I can make my own over that threat

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    what a dick.

    by Nizzuts

    I like Bale's movies for the most part. I think he probably got a bit on an unfair shake here, but I don't condone speaking to other people the way he did. What ever happened to treating others with respect? Furthermore, where the hell is the director and the producers? If they are aware the DP is "tweaking" the lights and they know that Bale is getting agitated by it why didn't they do something?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    topfivevideo

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The DP is a working professional. Shit films, sure, and I think his work is crap, but he's been about. You actually got it kind of backwards. The AD is one of Bales butt buddies. Hence the reason he can't run a fucking set properly.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Have anyone of you been on a set? Didn't think so.

    by Sicco

    Look, I don't think you really understand what's going on in this clip. Bale's behavior in this clip is COMPLETELY and UTTERLY understandable. The idiot DP goddamn walks in his line of sight on a live set. That shit doesn't even pass on the sets I work, and we run pretty goddamn loose sets (not to mention they're small, and with close to no budget -- this is happening on a huge Hollywood production, it's ridiculous). What I really don't understand is why the AD or McG hasn't bitchslapped this idiot DP way earlier the OTHER TIMES he walked around on a live set. Seriously, even on the smallest of sets you goddamn lock it down before a take. There isn't going to be any unannounced walking around on ANY SET, much less in SOMEONES LINE OF SIGHT. End of story. And that this is happening in a big movie like this is, to be honest, very strange. ... and when that rat DP talks back, my god, personally I want to slap him myself at about the same time Bale wants to. What an utter tool! If he doesn't understand that strolling around on a live set isn't acceptable, then he should go back to taking family photos.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Bullshit Harry

    by BobParr

    You didn't give Mel Gibson the same pass for his personal fuckups and you bring up other actor's politics, etc. when you don't agree with them. It's your page so you can publish what you want but your excuse is hypocritical. Bale is a great actor but his vocabulary could use a little tweaking.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    It's funny...

    by ELGordo

    how most of you assholes had your lips puckered around Bales sphincter since he became a geek idol and now all of a sudden he's a prick for yelling at a dude who clearly wasn't doing his job. Imagine for a moment if this talkback was real life and you would talk to people the way you spout your fucking drivel on here. Who'd be the prick then?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by Marv Spaulding

    I think McG made the right choice by staying out of it. If he sided with his DP he risks having his main talent walk off set. Hell, Bale probably has the clout to get McG fired. If he sided with Bale it would undermine the relationship he has with his DP. It shouldn't be McG's problem that his DP fucked up on set. The DP fucked up and he paid for it in the form of public humiliation, something that goes on all the time on set. The only reason it's a big deal is because it's Christian Bale that did it. I've gotten my ass chewed on set and I've seen others get their asses chewed and Bale's chewing of ass was pretty standard. I've heard much much worse on set, it really shouldn't be that big of a deal. I think it looks worse to the average joe that has no idea what goes on behind the scenes, but working in the industry it's a high-stress environment where people get called out on their mistakes and there are consequences for them.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe RedSky

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Actually, nobody gives a fuck about Bale. It's a Terminator movie. Bale could be in it, he could not be in it. No one cares, just like No one shows up for his non Batman movies. He's not a fucking super duper established actor. He's turned in one really great performance so far. When someone like Brando or Norton pulls shit like this, you cut them slack since the results tend to be great. Bale on the other hand isn't worth it. Especially when he obviously contributes to the problem. Why isn't he yelling at the AD for running such a shitty set? Oh, thats right, because the guy is a friend. If this was a repeated occurance, maybe its because McG, who knows exactly what this DP works like, wants. He's the director, yell at him. Oh, thats right, your too much of a pussy. It's like a douchebag pissed at his boss taking it out on his secretary.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Harry's as objective as ever

    by NidiaFan2002

    If Bale pulled this shit at a regular job, he'd be fired or the schmuck he berated would sue his ass (if he was the boss) or his employer for allowing it to happen. I think Harry's defense of Bale is so transparent. What a fucking joke.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Sicco

    by Continentalop

    I have worked on set many times (now I am in post-production sitting on my fat ass) and I understand what you are saying, My point is that A) as much as this guy is annoying the fuck out of you Bale, you can't start an arguing match because it will create turmoil on the set (something a pro like Bale knows) and B) that the blame falls squarely on McG and the producers. If this guy is constantly annoying Bale then they should have done something about it now, and if Bale is completely in the wrong about this they should step in immediately. Talk about passive leaders (reminds me of Bush on 9-11 with those kids reading a book).

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Best Line Ever...

    by XoanonTORN

    http://tinyurl.com/avhf9z

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Nizzuts

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The producer is at the beginning of the rant, being told to shut up.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    CB still was nice enough to call the DP a nice guy....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    That DP must be a fracking douche of epic proportions.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Sicco

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Because thats not how it works on all movies. Especially if its a giant ass action movie shooting at a pace. Just picking up an issue of AC will enlighten you to that fact. This is apparently how this DP works. This is how the director, the ultimate voice on the set, wants it to work. Bale should do as he's told, or direct his own damn films.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Dp is a idiot!

    by aPo

    Bale had all the right to rip this guy to pieces. I'm sure bale was nice to him the first time he did it but if he kept on doing it over and over, he deserved to be blasted on. For all we know, MCG probably did told this guy to get his shit together but he probably kept on doing it. I hope that guy doesn't get hired ever again, that idiot.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah had it right...

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Dude is just trying to impress Bryce Dallas Howard. Hands down the most plausible, believable answer. Maybe it's to get a performance or reaction out of her that he wasn't getting, maybe he just wants to get on that, but that's the easiest thing about this for me to believe.<P>Either that or Christian Bale is just another megastar who takes himself and his 'work' far too seriously, which is also pretty fucking easy to believe. "Think of him as one of us," asks Harry. L O Fuckin L.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Marv Spaulding

    by Continentalop

    My only complaint with you assessment is now McG has displayed no control or power on his own set. Someone has a problem with a scene, they might as well as go to Bale because he seems to be the one in command. <p> As for not confronting the DP, you can easily take the two aside and discuss it like professionals. I have noticed the times that I have been on set the least experienced and professional Directors are the ones with the most anarchy and disruptions on their sets. Like I mentioned earlier, you don't see trouble like this on established, confident directors sets (even Chris Nolan has control of his set, and he is about the same age as McG).

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    NidiaFan2002

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Actually Nidia, if you've worked in retail...or construction...or a bar...or a hospital...or a restraunt...Um, pretty much anywhere, this behaviour is an everyday occurance.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    aportee

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    For all we know, McG told the Dp to tweak the lights. Especially if its happening time and time again it would seem clear that the only one who had an issue with it was Bale.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Funny stuff, Bale certainly isn‘t Klaus Kinski

    by quintana007

    And all that rant is probably because he wasn‘t oscarnominated. "Goddam im working on my goldboy again and you keep messing up!!!"

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Worried about WB Exclusives, Harry?

    by CadderlySoaring

    Because that's the only reason you're not posting this and your "reasoning" above smells like exactly that. <p> AICN has always posted creative difference stories on the sets of numerous movies since you began. In the beginning, you were never worried about "upsetting" people by a particular news story. <p> Yet, right here. You're trying to say you're too classy for this one? <p> Right. Keep saying that to the mirror but in the end game, you've become nothing but a corporate suit now. Which is everything that this website was against back when it was launched.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Who is this person on set with this info?

    by SamLowry27

    Seems more likely someone is getting paid off by the studio to write this whole story off.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by kaspianwithak

    This wasn't posted because it's too new. There will be a link to some AP news report up tomorrow.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    ...and THAT is a proper rant

    by quintana007

    http://tinyurl.com/23v6pw lol

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Bale was right

    by Powerring

    I'd have done the same thing. You get a crew member that acts like an amateur, and a very dense one at that. You as an actor prepare yourself and attempt to provide the best performance and some moron keeps ruining your efforts. No one should be shocked by Bale's reaction, it was proportionate and the lighting drone deserved to be called out.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Joe Pesci called

    by BobParr

    He thinks Bale says "Fuck" way too m much.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Also..

    by CadderlySoaring

    You could have given the whole Bale tirade some context and posted in that style. <p> The week that this rant took place from Bale was the same week that The Dark Knight was coming into theaters. And the same week that he was charged with assaulting his sister and mother. Charges that were later dropped. <p> But you could have posted this AND given the above context in the article. <p> That would have made your excuses for some poor set behavior at least somewhat believable. <p> Better than looking like the exact opposite of the Harry who created AICN so long ago..in a galaxy far, far away.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Fuck this

    by technotranceporter

    I don't care about his tirade. What I do care about is that it's turning into another outlet for everyone to bash McG and that's not fair. It's the DPs fault. McG shouldn't have to babysit a 12 year professional. I really think this sucks for him because I really believe he is setting out to make a film to impress the FANS and I hope he succeeds beyond any expectations I have set for this movie. Sure he made some pretty mediocre films but I think he believes that this is his chance. He doesn't need shit like this to happen, and no one should blame him for his DPs mistake and for Bale freaking the fuck out like that. But I do agree that it is no ones buisness and this should not have been made public. Bale is too fucking cool for this. It's only funny when David O'Russell does it. Fuck Lily Tomlin!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Despite the fact that I like Christian Bale....

    by Han Cholo

    I think it was with the MOST unprofessional thing I've ever heard on a movie set ever. Sorry, being a method actor is not an excuse. One should be able to contain their emotions no matter what and the fact is Bale berated the fucking guy. Yeah I know that you don't mess with the lighting nor get into an actor's eyeline while he's doing the scene as it breaks concentration but fuck man, you don't go off on the guy in what I would describe as being a lawsuit-worthy piece of audio. <p> I've never said anything like that to anyone's face and if someone disrespected me like that to my face you better fucking believe I'll fuck you up, movie star or no movie star, trained or not trained. <p> Again, the DP shouldn't have been in the background but shit, you don't tear the guy a new asshole for it and try to get him fired. No one's perfect. Have I lost respect for Bale? I'm not sure. Maybe a bit perhaps. Will I see T4? Fuckin' A!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch, Film set is actually like the army...

    by Continentalop

    And yes, in the army you are yelled at (especially when going through basic training, I know I was) but after that you are not yelled at as much, You are ordered around by superiors, yes, but they only yell at you in extreme circumstances. <p> And people of similar rank never yell at each other. The DP and Bale are above the line talent, basically officers. Officers might debate, but not yell at each other. If they did it would give the impression to the enlisted men that they had no idea what they are doing and make them lose confidence. Same with on a film set. <p> And once again the fault lies with the commanding officer, McG. It is his job to establish discipline on his set. Once again it is like the army; if the men under you are constantly breaking rules and acting disruptive, it is your fault for not reeling them in or establishing disciple, or because they don’t respect you. McG is the Lt. Colonel Henry Blake of directors, the only problem is he doesn't have Radar to help him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Are you sure that's Christian Bale?

    by BobParr

    It sounds like Alec Baldwin talking to his daughter.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Bunch of sanctimonious fat fucks in this forum

    by dr sauch

    INTERNET WHITE KNIGHTS ASSEMBLE!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Equal blame for all!!!

    by Liberty Valance

    The DP's a fuck-up, Bale's an egomaniacal prick and McG and his AD are pussies for letting this disgrace go on for 4 minutes. The only lesson here is that Hollywood is full of despicable fucks. Face the hard truth: Paul Newman was the last decent human being left in that shitpool of an industry. The age of admirable actors died with him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    No excuse.....

    by Quake II

    Let the director handle it. Bale can be pissed, but tha rant was absurd. I don't care how "emotional" the scene was. Actors love to pretend that what they do is deep and important. The "I was in character" excuse is weak as well. I've acted myself. You're repeating lines that someone ELSE wrote. It's not as important as a scientist in a lab splitting the Atom or a doctor performing surgery. I like Bale, but his diva like outburst is fucking silly.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    errr.. typo on the above post

    by Maniaq

    should have read "Bale was NOT going off at this guy for TWEAKING the lights during the shot - merely WALKING AROUND" <p> and yes I have been on plenty of film sets in my time, including my OWN films as producer (yes I'm THAT kind of producer) so - again, I'm only going off what I've heard with my own ears here, not what some guy who knows some guy tells me, but Bale's issue was NOT about him playing with the lights, it was about him WALKING AROUND... <p> like I said above, he should earn his friggin paycheck and DEAL WITH THAT SHIT - the man was not walking over to get a coffee or have a chat about the weather, he saw a PROBLEM with the lights and was INVESTIGATING - WHO do you suppose would be in the shit if it was not discovered until the RUSHES come in that Bale did the whole thing IN DARKNESS or with the light just hitting the top of his head instead of his face? <p> you cannot trust the video monitor when it comes to that kind of thing because video does not have the same light-sensitivity as film so McG could well have not seen it on his screen - and NEITHER CAN THE ACTOR - which is why you TRUST your DP when he says he sees a PROBLEM with the friggin lights! <p> and again, you should be able to do your scene while looking at performing fucking monkeys - what the fuck kind of actor are you if you can't even handle some guy WALKING AROUND??

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    By the way

    by technotranceporter

    Fuck carrots

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Liberty Valance

    by Continentalop

    I heard Clint Eastwood is pretty cool to work with.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    with great power comes great responsibility

    by carneguisada

    Thanks for using your vast power for good! I agree wholeheartedly with the airing-other-peoples' -privacy thing. Thank you, Harry. You're a good person. Have fun in Germany!!!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Good point. Klaus Kinski...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...would have hired one of the locals to assassinate the DP. That's what he did to Herzog on the set of Fitzcarraldo. The lunacy of Kinski can put anything in perspective.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Sorry dude

    by Daniel Caputi

    But the "serious actor doing serious work" argument doesn't fly. I don't give a fuck if you were acting out the final scene of Hamlet with a knife in your gut and Shakespeare's corpse sitting in the wings. There's no excuse for talking to a co-worker like that. Plus...it's TERMINATOR!! What, he was in the middle of the "Chill out, dickwad" scene? Did he have to find his motivation to say "Talk to the hand" for the 10th time? Have a Coke and a smile, Bale. It's not Beckett, m'man. Plus, I don't care if Bale did tell the DP 100 times to not fuck with the lights. Then make it 101, man. Or better yet, get your fucking director to do HIS job and make sure the set is running tightly so slip-ups like this don't happen. Did you hear what a backpedaling DOUCHE McG sounds like? "I didn't see it!" You didn't see it, McGinty? Were you too busy lubing your meat to a Peter Facinelli headshot? How the FUCK does the director of a $100 million franchise movie not know what his DP is doing when you're rolling? In my opinion, everyone's at fault here. Bale for being a hotheaded mental patient with rage issues, Hurlbut for being a dummy and McG for being a Hollywood ass who thinks that distressed jeans and a tattered microbrew baseball cap are all you need to make it in movies. That said, I'll still probably go see this fucker, which, in the end, means I'm the biggest ass of all.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Scratch that...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...it was an offer by one of the natives to kill Kinski, not Herzog. And Herzog turned him down. So everything was hunky dory on that set.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Dr. Sauch: You're Chtristian Bale, Aren't You???

    by Media Messiah

    I'd recognize you anywhere!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    So, this isn't news, but your dad's birthday is?

    by shaneo632

    You guys go on at great length about your personal lives, yet we all have to suffer that. How is Bale's freak-out NOT news-worthy by comparison? Pfft.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    DP, AD and Director are above Bale.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I keep hearing from all these experts about film set etiquette. A film set is not like the Army. It's a fucking film set. If the DP fucks up a scene where all Bale has to do is spit out some lines, big whoop. If the DP fucks up a scene involving massive amounts of explosions and FX, then chew him out. If Bale is too shit to act around distractions, maybe its the DP who should be yealling at him. Lets see, this particular DP, who according to people who have worked with him is a constant light tweaker, has worked with REAL actors like Strathairn, bigger stars like Mcconaughey, and bigger ego maniacs like Costner, without complaint, or at least, still getting hired for gigs. This is his SECOND film with McG, so McG knew exactly what he was getting. It seems Bale is a fucking prima donna who needs to be handled with kid gloves. What did he expect signing on to Terminator 4? No one gives a fuck about his blubbering between action scenes.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Director needs to step up and take action...

    by samuraiyao

    Keep your crew on a leash at all times please...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    technotranceporter

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Um, McG brought this DP on knowing how he works. So yeah, if its true that hes unprofessional or a bad DP, then it IS his fault. Thing is, I don't think McG has an issue with the DP. I think Bale does, and Bale alone. Which is why it probably happened repeatedly.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    My only question is....

    by Mr.Krinkle

    why does Bale have to go off on the stupid DP and set him straight? Where the F is McG at? Shouldn't he be in control of the set? I think Bale's the only pro on this movie. He's got the most experience. Remember he worked with Speilberg when he was 10.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Shane!

    by BobParr

    BINGO! An A-list actor going berzerk on the set isn't cool news but Harry getting laser eye surgery is sooo cool.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    WHINY - YOU'RE IN MY FUCKING SIGHTLINE

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's strike one.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    What the world needs now is Bale and Oliver Stone...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...To work together. Lets see how Bale deals with a random shotgun blast mid take.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    You don't know what happened on set unless you were there.

    by Amy Chasing

    You can make what you will from the audio (just google for it). As for decent actors to work with, people have mentioned Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood - has anyone worked with Hugh Jackman? Viggo Mortensen? Kate Winslet? Cate Blanchett? I haven't but they come across as pretty down to earth.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    It's not news??? So what is Script Girl????

    by brock landers baby

    Except a weekly dose of tits.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    DP Means Director Of Photography

    by Media Messiah

    It also means Double Penetration, and Bale is certainly getting his fair share of both right now.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    zero respect

    by BBSloth

    what a princess

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    wait- ScriptGirl gets her tits out?

    by Maniaq

    now THAT'S news!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    "McG, COME SCRATCH ME BOLLOCKS YOU WANKER!!"

    by BringingSexyBack

    "McG: Fair enough!"

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Just don't rip my lights down Sexy...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I've been tweaking them all morning. Anyway, I'm gonna go and stroll around over here for awhile.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    WHAT A LAME ASS EXCUSE!

    by RedHHades

    For real! people, get a grip. Harry's story is ridiculous! What a stupid excuse. Ohhh!!! Emotional scene? In Termination Salvation, directed by McG? We will get to see the movie and I doubt we will have a SO emotional moment that could justify Bale's lame ass atittude. And what a coincidence, someone who was JUST on THAT SCENE gets to talk with Harry? Right now? When the talk over the web is that Bale is an ass? Awwww!!! Coincidences uh? This site became a joke. Probably afraid won't get excluvies on TS and Watchmen. what a fucking joke...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    a-tada-tada

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It's like some Manchurian Candidate code word people use to flip Bales switch. I hope some entertainment reporter/whore gives it a try on the press junket. Fuck that would be funny.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    oh jeeze

    by wash

    So many people pretending to be offended at this. I love to give Harry a hard time as much as anyone but I think this is one of the instances where he is on the side of being correct. Unless you actually witnessed the event in question, your opinion doesn't really mean dick. Plus as others have suggested, there are much more important things to worry about than big bad mean movie star making crew members cry.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    WhyNegativeBitch

    by Continentalop

    Yes a film set isn't the Army, but it is like the Army in how it functions. And the bigger a movie, the better to have it function like a military outfit. That is why they have separate crews with well-defined jobs and tasks - just like the Army (and like the Army, a film crew travels on its stomach). <p> But my argument was in defense of Bale, it was to point out that discipline and order has to be maintained on a Hollywood movie set for it to work properly. Unlike other jobs, a movie set as only an X number of days (the duration of the shoot) to get the material it needs to make a movie. Because of that you can’t afford waste, inefficiency and incompetence to creep in because they all rob you of usable footage. . McG obviously doesn’t have any control of his set; he might be a nice guy but no one respects him as a director, apparently even himself. <p> I will say one thing in defense of Bale. Yes, this isn’t Hamlet but instead just T4, but at least he is such a hard worker that even for schlock like this he wants to put forth his best work. His temper tantrum might have been a bad idea, but I for one admire his drive to put forth his best work no matter what type of movie it is.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    He should have used his Batman voice

    by BobParr

    Then there would be no controversy because no one could understand him- just like the movie.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Also in Bales Defense

    by Continentalop

    While we haven't heard of this director having trouble with actors before, we also haven't heard many stories of Bale having trouble of set before. So once again, this could be just a fluke occurrence.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    The root of the problem is indeed McG

    by Prossor

    What a fucking apathetic dumbsnatch. He should be in complete control, what we get "i didnt see anything" is just...... mesmerizing. He might as well be serving craft services, but even then he might miss a piece of poop in the coffee thermos.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    BALE HAD THE CURE FOR CANCER...

    by SpreadLegsNotWar

    ...and this asshole spilled his coffee in Dr. Bale's test tube, I'd be pissed too if I was him.<br><br>No wait, he's pretending to be a soldier in a movie about time traveling robots.<br><br>Give me a break Harry, it's a dick move by Bale. Maybe if you could dislodge his cock from your mouth for a second you can see that.<br><br>"I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." - FUCKING LOL.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by NidiaFan2002

    Yeah, I know it happens in retail, etc. (really, all over the place) but if you can document it you can sue. Problem is most people don't want to rock the boat. Either way, Bale acted like a douche.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Conti...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...It was Bales retarded outburts that brought the set to a standstill for 4 minutes, created friction and tension and fucked a scene. Like I said, McG is happy with the way this guy works. But wasn't this always going to be an odd match? McG, who is capable of making diverting goofy fluff, working with Bale who seems to take everything extremely serious. I mean, wouldn't the producers have seen shit like this coming from a mile off? It's like asking Daniel Day Lewis to work with Brett Ratner.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    EVERYBODY CALL YOUR GRANDMAS RIGHT NOW

    by BringingSexyBack

    and play her the Bale Rant. Because what good are grandparents if not to tweak them from time to time?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by gringostar

    I have to agree with Bfiasco and Liberty Valance, whatever the situation is that type of reaction is unnecessary in the workplace or otherwise. I have worked with some real douches in my time, but I would never have gone off like that (I may have called them a cunt under my breath though...) Now I really enjoy Bale's work and I can understand that he was frustrated and angry, but I can't believe that he was that angry just because a DP was in his line of sight in a "emotional" scene and that he fiddled with his lights during a shoot. Maybe he was angry about something else and this was the trigger that set him off, or perhaps it was the scene that put him in a very intense place and he lost it momentarily... who know and who cares - you just don't need react like that to get your point across. Look, he is an actor in movie, he is not really saving the world, curing cancer or anything of real importance - He is starring in the 4th Terminator movie. No need to get so worked up. That said because of this I am sure that no DP will ever touch lights or move a muscle during a shoot again. Everyone makes mistakes, lets move on.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Its ok to threaten to beat up the DP

    by Bong

    Thats real professional

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    And Herzog also

    by quintana007

    took his gun out and said Kinski should finish the movie or he'll shoot him (Aquirre i guess). aww the good ole times...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Actually, the one time Ratner did...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Work with a huge cast of top shelf actors and A list material he completely and utterly fucked it up. So perhaps Bale is pissed that hes trapped with C list creative people and knows what kind of product he's gonna end up with. We know the writers on board have worked with Bale before and done good work. Maybe he wasn't expecting such dodgy shit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I will say this to Bale...

    by Continentalop

    ...someone has to buy him a copy of "How to Win Friends and Influence People." He obviously never has read it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I don't know, endearing lines like...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ..."You're a nice guy. BUT I WILL FUCKING RAPE YOUR CHILDREN YOU PIECE OF SHIT CUNT!" Help you cultivate friendships while also getting your point across.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    acting iz srs bsns

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Did anyone ever hear about Daniel Day Lewis

    by RedHHades

    being that jerk while doing REAL emotional scenes and not fake emotional bling-blings on action movies? Uh, nope! If Bale was having a bad day, even so, he had no right to act like that. He is just a brat who now considers himself bigger than the universe because of TDK. Let Terminator 3 suck and people - aside AICN gushers - taking a look at his 'voice' and lack of any REAL talent that's not the Christian Bale face school of acting, then maybe things change. Anyway, this AICN "defense" was the most lame ass piece of ass licking I ever saw on a movie site. period.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Terminator whatever, I don't even remember

    by RedHHades

    the number anymore. Emotional scene... yep! Sure. let's all get angry and fuck with everyone on sets.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis

    by BobParr

    By all accounts he is an extremely humble, gentle man. People that know him are freaked out that he can do roles like "Bill the Butcher". They have no idea where it comes from.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    BobParr

    by celebritydave

    HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA funny! ___________________________________ i love the pricks on here that tell us how it really is on movie sets... im sure the T4 production is a touch more expansive than the set you created to shoot your piece of shit mini dv movie..which starred you and 4 of your mates.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    BALE SHOULDA DONE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD INSTEAD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Winslet was begging for a bitch choke the entire movie and Bale woulda given her one too. Leo's too much of a sweetheart to pull off the bad guy.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Was Bale's scene with Kirk Lazarus?

    by ribbitking

    I think bale blew up because he couldn't cry as well as Kirk Lazarus in his pg-13 Mcg Terminator movie.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Celebritydave

    by BobParr

    Should I know what you are talking about?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I'm with Bale on this one.

    by Rakafraker

    I've seen worse freak-outs on-set. I was working boom with a tape-op who, despite having a $15k JL Cooper w/compression, kept cutting because the actress had to whisper a line then start screaming (it was a horror movie). After the 3rd take, the actress was emotionally spent and had to retire to her trailer to recouperate. <p>The director flipped on the tape-op much worse than Bale did to the DP. Though we did finish the shoot without incident (in the sound dept. anyways), I haven't heard of that tape-op since (granted I'm in post now too, so I'm not on-set much anymore).

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I just keep thinking of that SNL skit...

    by Continentalop

    Where Dan Akroyd is Dick Nixon and explaining to his daughter and son-in-law that everything on the Nixon tapes was just him and John Dean (Buck Henry) screwing around, playing to the microphone.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Continentalop, WhinyNegativeBitch, Maniaq

    by Sicco

    Continentalop: I agree, the problem was that it hadn't been caught earlier. Yes, this is a clip of someone loosing his temper (and that's never any fun, really), but the final responsibility is not on the actor. He had good reason to loose his temper, by the sound of it. WhinyNegativeBitch: Well, to be fair, the director that wants the DP to walk in the line of sight of an actor is an idiot. Listen to the clip, McG didn't even see that the DP was doing it. It's not like it was a creative choice, it was just the DP not using his brain (multiple times), while the people who should have been addressing the issue wasn't paying attention (yes, I'm looking at you, McG). You simply can't work in a way that makes acting for one of the actors impossible. That isn't a creative choice you have. It's as simple as that. Sure, Bale blew up, I'm not debating that. And I'm not saying it hadn't been better if he hadn't yelled, but if you can't take people yelling, don't get into the movie business. People do loose their temper once in a while (to put it mildly), and yelling when the set isn't in working condition is the norm. That's just the way it is. Maniaq: What you do if you see something to tweak in the lights? You wait until the shot is over and do another take (if you have to). What you certainly don't do is walk right in the line of sight of one of the actors. Especially when it has already been expressed that the actor minds it while in character. There isn't any excuse for that.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    WHO LEAKED THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    by medicinaluser

    Reposting here now this talkback has been opened back up <BR><BR> Noone seems to know or is unwilling to say?<BR><BR>Was it leaked because Bale refused/was unable to payup to keep it all quiet?<BR><BR>Not defending the guys actions but an incident that according to the Dp has already been forgotten about months ago resurfacing in this manner...something just isnt right.<BR><BR>Someone (rival studio maybe?) has some big balls to have done this, dick move or not.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I forgot to mention...

    by Rakafraker

    That the audio was clipping from the scream, which is why the tape-op had to cut.<p>Aren't I the greatest storyteller, ever?<p>~dork~

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    The O'Reilly thing

    by FastEddie8139

    Whoever put that together is a freaking genius. Well done.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    the leak.. from what i heard...

    by ribbitking

    This is just info i randomly heard today, but the audio was leaked because it had been sent to the insurance bonding company as evidence in case Bale actually walked off the movie. I'm guessing someone from the bond company leaked it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    He's a damn walking Mt. Vesuvius ready to go off

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Excuses are just that...fucking excuses. I bet Tom Hanks wouldn't have gone ape-shit if someone did some light tinkering. He would quietly walk off the set, let the director intervene, and then return to the set for another take. Now that's calm under fire.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Ooooooh....Gooooooooood,,, for you, Harry

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    "And how was it? I hope it was fucking good for you Harry, because it's fucking useless now!!!" <p> <p> That is all

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    terminator movies are no longer automatic BO gold - the last one proved this - bale's attachment will do nothing but help this movie - its a big reason im interested in seeing it - i was shocked to hear he was even doing it - especially considering the director

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Personally...

    by Seany-Wan

    I think Bale is getting a bad rap. Why are people making a big deal about this?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    The only asshat here is the bitch-panties..

    by gotilk

    that leaked this. Wuss move.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Bale is a whining litttle baby

    by everlong205

    Hasn't Bale heard of doing multiple scenes? So one scene has a mistake on it. That's why you do multiple takes. Imagine if the camera operators were as big divas as the actors and as soon as they flubbed lines started screaming and ranting the same way Bale did. Don't those dumb acors realize that operating a camera requires extreme concentration. Who are thes e dumb actors to break the cameramans concentration with their mistakes. Whatever his faults the lighting guy who was getting reamed should have hauled off and socked him in the face.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    watch lily tomlins freakout on "i love huckabbes"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    on youtube - it makes bale's look downright gentlemenly

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Seany-Wan, because humans love killing their idols

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Who DID leak this?

    by antonphd

    That is the most interesting question in this. There's a lot to lose for 2 major studios if Bale's popularity declines. I am surprised this saw the light of day. Somebody is playing something here. As for Bale... I don't blame him for losing his cool under pressure... everyone loses their cool... especially when there's half a billion on the line... nobody who has ever achieved anything has kept their cool thru it all... nobody... only idiots who haven't done a thing think you don't lose your cool and yell once in a while... the pressure builds and sometimes it comes out in the wrong way... Bale most certainly apologized later... I am a producer and I don't know an artist who hasn't lost their shit at one time or another... that just comes with the game.... this isn't flipping burgers or accounting... it's risk venture art and it isn't for the weak of heart.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles Is Firmly 'Team Bale,' Former Assistant 'Team Peop

    by EllisStephens

    Unlike Harry knowing a friend of a friend's cousin's, girlfriends, grandfathers step sister's husband who just happened to be on set for the tantrum.Defamer.com has word from Bale's old assistant.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    krack, "conversation"?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    it sounds to me like harry did indeed give behind the scenes info on what was (really) going on - but youd rather believe what you see & here on gossip tv shows - you sound like the asshole

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by Xiphos_2

    Your movie shoot is like an Army idea is bollocks on every single level. They have absolutely nothing in common.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    concentration is key to bale's job performance

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    how many inept amateurs do you work with - the kind that make your job harder to perform

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    PAUL RUDD FREAKOUT!

    by dr sauch

    http://tinyurl.com/b5s5vk

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    McG's track records with actors

    by drturing

    Someone ask him about Bill Murray during the Terminator Salvation junket. If WB even lets him out.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Lets take a vote

    by technotranceporter

    And be serious now. I mean it. Who in here is going to see this movie? I know I am, even if all the movie is is Bale whining and crying about his sight line. I should try that at work sometime and see what happens..

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    BTW

    by technotranceporter

    Fuck carrots

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    One more thing

    by technotranceporter

    this is probably the worst place to post this since everyone here is pissed but I need to. http://youtube.com/watch?v=SgDB6Ac2rSc&feature=channel_page After all the hoopla about fucking transformers and the gi Joe trailer

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    try again techno..

    by ribbitking

    bad link

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    this talkback and the other T4 one

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    are some of the funniest AICN talkbacks since the "I ran into Christian Bale at the airport" ones.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    i also applaud russell crowe beaning that clerk...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... with a phone - i can almost guarantee he was provoked - i saw him about 9 years ago (after gladiator was a hit) in tower video in nyc shopping by himself - people were approaching him and he was totally cool - i even said hi to him - seemed like a nice regular guy - no star pretense

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    The AD should've handled the situation before it came to this.

    by flickchick85

    OBVIOUSLY, this wasn't the first time, so while yes, Bale's language was certainly inappropriate, he's not really in the wrong. My cinematography professor, who was a pro DP in the business ever since the "Taxi" days, would have TOTALLY sided with Bale in this situation. He always drilled it into our heads - you mess up once, shame on you, mess up twice, you're fired. Clearly, Bale must've addressed this situation before, and it's the AD's job to relay Bale's concerns to the DP and make sure it doesn't happen again, b/c YES, the lead actor trumps the DP in a project this big. McG should've obviously backed up his AD if the DP took it this far. But the DP REGULARLY interrupting a performance, not because something's wrong with the shot, but because he just likes to constantly be walking around the actors and adjusting the lights during a scene is just plain inexcusable. If Emmanuel Lubezki does it then you can bet he clears it with the right people first. And this guy had the balls to fight back and refuse to change his ways? Yeah, he's lucky he got to stick around after that. The only aspect where Bale is to blame here is the language, which is regrettable, but hey, this is Hollywood after all.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    krack not too much truth all at once plz...

    by ribbitking

    my fragile little mind!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, tis true that Murray was no fan of McG's.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Still, Bale is a cry baby prima donna. He should have just taken his pants off like Brando, or firebombed the DP's house like Kinski. Except Bale will never deliver a performance as good as either of those two.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    by Continentalop

    I guess you haven't talked to many people in the film profession. It is one of the oldest analogies around, hence expressions like "a film crew is like an army, they travel on their stomachs"

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Overreactions beget overreactions.

    by Anti-fanboy

    I'd imagine intense actors like Bale are prone to this sort of thing. You guys that are prone to overreacting to people that overreact are kinda ridiculous yourselves. But, hey, that's emotions for you -- can't all be perfectly placid sheople.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    That was a reply to Xiphos_2

    by Continentalop

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Bale NEVER "beat" his mother and sister, people.

    by flickchick85

    He was only arrested for "verbal assault" to begin with, so a "beating" was never even in question. And the BS charges were dropped anyway. Wow, some folks just love to eat up the bullshit the media likes to feed you.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    If it was Rothman or Peters AICN would post it in a heartbeat

    by JuanSanchez

    Way to be a hypocrite, Harry.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    A bad rap, my ass

    by MonkeyLord

    Bale acted like a complete asshat. Short of kidnapping his daughter, and/or taking a shit in his coffee, there's nothing the DP could have possibly done to warrant that kind of shitty behavior. Bale has no place what so ever criticizing anyone else's professionalism after that little performance. Now, should the DP have been tinkering with the lights? Probably not. And if he'd been told before not to do it, fine. Bale should have brought the issue to McG's attention, and McG should have handled it. McG needs to man up and take control of his set. But let's not pretend this kind of behavior is EVER ok in a professional setting, even if it’s behind closed doors and a part of his “private life”. That’s just pathetic ass kissing. Hell, a short outburst would have been understandable. I've worked under extreme pressure when emotions are running high. I understand what it's like to explode at someone, and to have someone explode at me. We're all human. But Bale marched on with this tirade for several minutes, cursing at the DP, his director, and the assistant director for minutes on end. There isn’t much ambiguity here. It's unacceptable, and unprofessional. Being famous and being good at what you do doesn’t except anyone from ethical behavior. I think Bale is a fantastic actor. But he deserves any shit he's getting for this. My hope is that he'll come out the other side a better person for it, and be more mindful of his actions in the future.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    krack

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    you werent there - and youll never have the success or failure of a summer tent pole movie sitting on your shoulders - and you can tell me with a straight face you never talked like that to a coworker, friend or family member? - i have - im not proud of it, but im human - are you a professional in a field that depends heavily on your job performance? - bale shows up on time prepared and ready to work into the night - he is dedicated to making any movie hes in a success - this was just another gig for the dp - honestly, adjusting the lights during a scene in the stars eye line? - was the dp testing bale's resolve? - thats community college film class work ethic - but again, i blame the director

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    flickchick85

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Except he didn't mess up. I've read on various sites now that the DP tweaks and wanders during takes all the time. McG knew this when he brough him onboard. He's been warned several times, and the director doesn't tell him to stop. The AD doesn't tell him to stop. It's only in Bales eyes that he screwed up. Also, why was someone passing the audio on for insuranc purposes. It sounds like more than just the DP had issues with Bale. Not to mention people who have actually worked with him, not faceless friends of friends of a guy who knows a guy who heard about it have said he's an angry jerk with a short fuse. I actually think its unfair how everyone is jumping on the DP's back based on the word of an internet gossip columnist.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Harry, here is the reason why it is "newsworthy"

    by Continentalop

    You have a story about how the star actor on a big budget Hollywood movie is not getting along with an important crew member. It shows that the star is upset, maybe even dissatisfied with the film and it could be a troubled set. That is movie news. <p>

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    The leak...

    by ribbitking

    If you are a smart producer you walk to your audio guys after a stunt like Bale pulled and ask for a copy. What happened after that... who knows.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    as they say in the theatre...

    by boba_fun

    kiss the seamstress, sweep the stage. I'd like to get behind Batman, I would, but you don't shit on the people who make you look good - even if they are screw ups. He's a bigger star, he should be a bigger man. And none of this "doing serious work," a real "soulful" moment malarcky. Ask anyone at a real job right now who's worried every day they are going to walk into work to find out their company's making lay-offs. Nothing Bale's doing can come close to the stress of his audience. That tirade just made we want to think twice about giving him my money.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    so i guess when tom cruises character in tropic thunder

    by crazybubba

    told the grip to punch the director in the face that was an exaggeration? Damn i was hoping that was based on a real incident. Movies sets are a lot tamer than i expected. After hearing all the Apocalypse Now set rumors i guess i had a warped view of how things worked.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Should be called.....

    by EllisStephens

    First off, who cares if Bale was right or the Dp was right the real issue is this site.Aintitcool.com more like Aintsocool.com Seriously what happened to you Harry?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Harry vs The Talkbacks

    by LordAcoustic

    I know this has been said before, but this website is his website. Talkbacks are just how we get involved, and I feel that they are a privilege. I really hope that Harry doesn't take any of these attack personally. As for this little incident. McG wasn't even watching this emotional scene.... That is all

  • Cause he actually gives a damn about the movies he makes and the performances he gives (even for a TERMINATOR sequel)... I actually respect him MORE as an actor now because of this story than I did before... Cant wait to see T4, Batman 3, and whatever other movies the guys got lined up... I would see Marley and Me 2 if he was in it...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    LEAVE CHRISTIAN BALE ALONE!!!!

    by Quartermass-87

    You gotta leave him alone!!!!!!!! WHAAAAA WHAAAAAA BOO HOO!! HAHAHAHA......And Harry saying its ok because like us regular people sometimes he yells too don't ya know...he's just like us..only richer and well...richer. And yeah I yell at shit too but that was a little out there...and Terminator?...lol umm its not Oscar bait, I think it shows the days of men like Pacino, DeNiro and such are fading. Those are fuckin' actors, they were intense and worked on great shit....oh and they were smart enough to realize that a movie is a team game....otherwise Mr. Bale is just another douche playing make believe....but he is a guy reading a writer's lines, following a directors direction, and being captured on film by a DP. And Harry is it ok to verbally abuse and threaten another human being because they adjusted a light? really? Ok.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    a dp isnt supposed to tweak and wander through a scene during a shoot - this is the fucking point - because this guy does it all the time its ok? - so his amateurish habits trump everything else?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    privilege?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You mean the only reason to visit the site?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Mrhazard, well said - i agree

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I Agree With Harry

    by kevinwillis.net

    Bale, frankly, is in a position to yell at a DP who won't listen and won't do what he's told.<br><br>The DP is not in the position to do whatever he thinks is best, no matter what the lead actor or the director think he should be doing.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I read the first paragraph....

    by Loosejerk

    So called me unenlightened, but FUUUUUUUUUUCK! This story on Bale and the subsequent audio is so much more "cooler" news than over half the shit that's posted nowadays. Where are the early script reviews...hell, where are the MOVIE REVIEWS NOT DONE BY THIRD TIER HACKS!?!!? USA's POP CANDY Blog has the same news bullets culled from the same resources.....but EARLIER! The only reason I come here is for the talkbacks. Harry, cut the talkback boards.....I dare ya! Watch this fucking ship sink!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I totally see where Bale is coming from

    by mraig

    I work at Subway and there are always these FUCKING AMATEURS who come and and break my fucking concentration while I'm trying to make a fucking sandwich. They'll start listing the fucking meats and toppings they want before they even tell me WHAT FUCKING BREAD they want it on and whether it's FUCKING SIX INCHES OR A FOOTLONG. FUCK! <P> I'm a sandwich artist. And my coworkers will just leave the fucking sandwich papers in the microwave--so fucking unprofessional. It breaks my fucking concentration when fucking assholes are giving me their order wrong, and fucking amateurs are leaving their fucking sandwich papers lying around, and not fucking wiping the mustard off the knives. I'M GOING TO KICK THEIR ASSES. I mean, Karl at the cash register, he's a nice guy, but me and him are fucking done. Professionally.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Please, when did this country decide...

    by w_woody

    ..to become emotionless drones? Let's just let all the people who have never in their life lost their temper, never been so frustrated at something that they have blown their top, let them line up and start chucking rocks at Bale. Come on people. This country has become so wound up with celebrities and idolizing them we no longer look at them like Human beings. The next time any of you fucks are in a car and get cut off, have a waitress drop her snot in your food because she was too lazy to wipe her nose, or get kicked in the balls...remember what you've said about Bale before you open your mouth. Self righteousness has apparently become a fucking religion in this country. Grow up, and remember that we're all the fn' same. Stop putting people on a pedistal and expecting them to be better than yourselves just because they make a lot of money for putting their faces on our TV and movie screens. If you pricks would quit jearking up every People, Us Weekly, and tuning in to see Showbiz tonight...these people might actually get to live a bit more of a normal life. If you have a problem with their choices...then stop buying their shit..but keep it to yourself, and shut the fuck up.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "ACTION!" doesnt mean fuck around with the lights

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    This is the first time I agree with Harry...

    by Fah-Cue

    ...wholeheartedly. Well-put Harry, you fat bastid.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by flickchick85

    But as you said, he's been warned several times. Who did the warning? Certainly the AD? If he's been warned, and he does it anyway, that's messing up. I mean, in the traditional hierarchy of a film set, if you've been warned several times that you are disturbing the actors and affecting the scene, then you are most certainly the one messing up. And I've heard just as many reports from both sides of the fence on Bale's typical behavior. Some say he's gentlemanly and cool, and others say he's quiet or rude or something. Sounds to me like he's perhaps a (too?)serious actor who's nice to you as long as you act professional or respectful, but certainly has a temper. I don't really care one way or another, but in this situation, it really sounds to me like the DP was very much the one in the wrong. Except the language, which isn't all that surprising. <p>And I'm not trying to attack the DP or anything. I mean, surely the guy seems talented, and I don't think he's a moron or anything. Maybe just inexperienced. Whatever the case, it SOUNDS to me like he was the one in the wrong here, but of course, none of us were there, so we'll never really know.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    a set should be fully prepped when the cameras roll

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    mraig

    by boba_fun

    HAHAHHAHAHA... perf.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Unprofessional, yes. Unacceptable?

    by Pompoulus

    Not hardly. Whatever few meager dollars this film makes will in large part be on account of Bale's presence, so this little tantrum is perfectly acceptable to everybody involved. It's almost as though life isn't always fair.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Jimmy...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...A DP is supposed to do whatever it is his director wants. A DP isn't meant to run himself and his camera headfirst into an actress' face, but Richardson did it. You have no idea what was, or wasn't supposed to be happening on that set. This isn't a fucking Fast Food restraunt where everything is automated. Different DP's, directors and other assorted people have different ways of doing things. Bales lucky it wasn't Chris Doyle, who would be adjusting lights, fucking around with the camera and drunkenly hitting on Howard during the take. Like I said, maybe its not the way it supposed to be for Bale, but if this is the DP's working method, and it's really "wrong" why is he still getting work, and even working with McG for a second time on one of the biggest releases of the year?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Bale will never work with McG again...

    by mansuper

    ...once Terminator Salvation is complete. It sounds as though he was hesitant to begin with.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    so Oj Simpson was emotional?

    by ribbitking

    No excuse for Bale's actions...stop trying.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Aquatarkusman!

    by thebearovingian

    For posting that link OR creating the Bill O'/Bale mashup and then linking to it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    mraig, your sandwiches must be fucking awesome

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    fuck

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Quartermass-87

    by Pompoulus

    I can honestly say I don't give two shits who you yell at. I don't care who my neighbor yells at, I don't care who my plumber yells at, I don't care who the bag boy at the store yells at, and I surely do not care who Christian Bale yells at. You're right, he doesn't get any special rights and privaleges just because he's rich -- which means I don't care about his work-related tantrums, just like I don't care about yours.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    exactly - the guys a music video dp and he works with mac jee - (fart noise) - and like you said, "whatever the director wants" - again, the director - its his movie and his set - he needs to control it

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    flickchick85

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    No. Not the AD. By Bale. Thats the point, the AD and Director, the DP's boss (not bale) didn't warn him, and as evidenced by the tape, still didn't have an issue with the DP, instead telling bale to walk it off. "Bale, frankly, is in a position to yell at a DP who won't listen and won't do what he's told." No he's not. Hes a fucking actor. He's a position to read his lines and do what hes told. Unless hes Tom Hanks or Will Smith, who make or break films. This guy got lucky and fell into Batman. Lets see how many people were ling up around the block to check out Rescue Dawn (where got fucking out acted by Steve Zahn of all people). Again, MAYBE Bale is right, maybe hes not. We weren't there, and people who were there aren't gossiping about it, so who knows what went down. Besides, if you could tape every outburst on a film set, you'd no doubt get a hell of alot worse than this. But everyone bagging on the DP is just talking shit trying to defend obnoxious behaviour. "ITS OKAY TO YELL AT PEOPLE BECAUSE HE IS RICH AND FAMOUS OKAY!".

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I'm with Bale

    by Stefano

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    And, People Get Pissed Off

    by kevinwillis.net

    And wasn't it the DP recording this tirade? Um, was he trying to piss Bale off?<br><Br> This doesn't make me think less of Bale. And doesn't make me feel sorry for the DP. Don't like getting yelled at? Do what you are told or don't take the job.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    "Shane was a pretty unrepentant light tweaker"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Personally, I don't think Bale should have lost it THAT much. A far cooler and more professional thing to do would have been to simply stop with the scene (if he truly felt it was now ruined)... pull the core necessary people aside... and then say "What the fuck is going on here? Seriously, we need to work this out NOW."<p>Which brings me to the quote I cited above. If this Shane guy was an "unrepentant light tweaker" -- which by pure definition means it had ALREADY BEEN GOING ON AGAIN AND AGAIN -- they why the hell wasn't this issue ALREADY addressed? Or this guy fired? Seems to me that's the larger question. Why was this guy CONTINUALLY...or should I say "unrepentantly"...allowed to continue with his practices?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Very very unprofessional people..

    by conspiracy

    Look...I've been part of very tense negotiations, I've managed dozens of people, and I'll tell you as a business professional...I'd have fired the lot of them for such behavior. Where is the manager (director)? Why is he not 1.Telling DP to stop fucking around and 2. Telling Bale to know his place (he is talent..not management) and shut the fuck up. When your employees begin running the show, taking disciplinary action into their own hands, and you don't have the balls or skill to grab the reigns and bring things under control...you are doomed to make a shitty product. Honestly...I now believe Hollywood is run by out of control, ego driven children with no people or management skills. No wonder 75% of the movies released each year are horrid...if these are the kinds of people running the place it is amazing, and probably pure fucking luck, anything of worth gets made at all.

  • ...he was working, I would be pissed too.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Jimmy, hes an ex music video DP.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He's done several features since then. They all look like shit though, by the way. Did anyone see this link? At least McG finds its funny. http://www.defamer.com.au/2009/02/more_christian_bale_fun_mcg_prophesies_fliphop_remixes_and_a_soundboard.html#more

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I <3 Bale and he was right

    by heyscot

    right on!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    WNB

    by flickchick85

    Bale's been working in this industry since he was like 10-years-old. He knows the proper channels. There's NO WAY he would confront the DP personally FIRST. He would simply tell the AD he doesn't like it, and the AD would relay that to the DP. It's no coincidence that the first person to speak out publicly in Bale's defense was the AD, b/c frankly, he knows this was his responsibility, and he'd like to work again.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    RE: so Oj Simpson was emotional?

    by w_woody

    You have to be kidding me right? The guy cusses out a co-worker and you call him a murderer and a theif? WTF? So you must be one of those kinds of people who have never in your life gotten angry and did something you shouldn't have done in the heat of the moment? Bull-shit. You're right about making excuses but the fact is the guy is a human being, we all make mistakes. Why in the hell is it being broadcast all over the internet, and what business is it of anybody's?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy, I totally agree!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    We posted at the same time, but your post basically raises the same issue I was trying to bring up, but you did it far better. So kudos to you.<p>And you're right -- where the fuck is any sense of professionalism taking place here, amongst all parties involved? Where is any sense of PROPER business and set management occurring versus a bunch of egotistical, overpaid Hollywood crybabies running wild? Conspiracy is right again -- this is why 75% (if not more) of the movies released each year are utter shit. It's because utter loons like this are the ones working behind the scenes.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/d8eljp

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Kevinwillis...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...And wasn't it the DP recording this tirade? Um, was he trying to piss Bale off? Um. No. You know DP stands for Director of Photography right. They actually have guys who record sound on movie sets now. It's not like your camcorder or mobile phone, where the sound and picture are all in one. I dont think he likes getting yelled at by a douche bag whose not in the professional position to yell at him. If it was the director or producers, that would expected. By a fucking actor? Big Dumb Ape; My guess is because no one else had an issue with him except Bale, who probably had more issues going on which made him explode like a retard.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    We're talking about the guy

    by ChanceMinter

    Who slapped his own mom and sister. I'm not surprised, granted I think the DP fucked this one up, but at the same time, YOU KNOW you're on camera. You're an actor. So act. Don't go ape shit. Be kind, courteous, then get that son of a bitch somewhere private and explode.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    flickchick85

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Unless hes an arrogant asshole who doesn't give a fuck about proper channels. Which seems likely from the tape. Also seems likely from his ex personal assistant verifying that behaviour. The AD is speaking out because he is a friend of Bales who was brought on as a producer too. Strange that.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Bale goes bat-shit?

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    But was he bat-shittier than Tom Cruise? Didn't think so.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    flickchick85

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    But you're right about it being the AD's fault. Although, from the tape, it seems Bale's way of bringing an issue to the AD is "SHUT THE FUCK UP BRUCE, FUCK OFF!". And when your meal ticket tells you to shut the fuck up, I guess you just do what you are told by your boss.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    CLOSE THIS THREAD AT ONCE

    by geek molester

    OR WE ARE DONE PROFESSIONALLY. CAPICHE?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    no one is saying its ok to yell at someone if youre rich and famous - im saying its ok to yell at someone if theyre fucking up your work (out of inconsideration) after theyve been told repeatedly to try and not to

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    by ribbitking

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    oh - "ex"video dp who now does shitty features - are you arguing my point or defending it? - so finally the guys working on a big show with a big star and he brings his c-game - nice

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    The real question is

    by Mr. Lahey

    Why so serious?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Fair enough.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I don't think its fair though. I think he should talk to his boss about his co-worker. Let his manager do his job. Otherwise you just come across as an amateurish fuckwit. Which is exactly why this tape is being played everywhere on the net, because everyone else but the completely blind can see how inappropriate and ridiculous and indefensible Bales behaviour is.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Jimmy....

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You haven't seen the film. You have no idea if he brought his C game. His work doesn't look any worse than Fiore's, and people seem to love that bitch. He's worked with MUCH bigger stars than Bale. Thats the thing, the is his first big film, because its not a smaller piece being generated by star power, like Semi-Pro, its a giant visual action film, in which his contribution is vastly more important than Bales.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, a dp is not "management"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Somebody translate this for me

    by Geekgasm

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." What kind of pig latin double talk is that?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Jimmy, a DP is EXACTLY that.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He runs the entire fucking camera department.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Krack is Correct, Harry Sold His Soul A Long Time Ago

    by CadderlySoaring

    I see so much back and forth about whether Bale was correct in waylaying Shane above in the feedback here. <p> But a lot of points still stand. <p> Harry WOULD have posted this as news back in the beginning of AICN. Not only for the hits/traffic but also because it was a site that catered to being a FAN, first and foremost. <p> Now, AICN has become a coporation and all Harry cares about is a freaking buck and those exclusives that he may miss out of from WB, Christian Bale and director McG (who does read this website.). <p> That pretty much says it all. <p> This is reminding me of the ethics debate of 99-00 in which Harry also came under fire. Ironically, it's for difference circumstances here. <p> Normally, in ethics, this wouldn't matter. It's all about Christian's performance, whether he was right or wrong, in addressing a fellow crew member in public in such a fashion. <p> But we frequently have to cover news that has "creative differences" on the set of movies and this is one right here. <p> Instead of covering the story in a legit fashion (with some context to Christian's very bad/stress ful week), Harry puts up a story that will feed hits/traffic to his website but also makes it sound like this above his notice. <p> He gets the best of both worlds here. <p> Play to WB, AICN fan McG and Christian Bale by feigning indignity but also posting it so the people have a feedback frenzy. It works for both. <p> It's been long accused that Harry sold out. People have been talking about it for years but here's one more example of it. <p> When did Harry stop really caring about providing content for FANS (the whole reason behind the launch of AICN) and start caring about STUDIOS?? <p> Don't try passing excuses for selling out, Harry. The occasional 3rd grade humor aside, your readers are intelligent enough to read between the lines and that line is "Corporate Suit Harry." while the "AICN Harry" sold out a long time ago.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Big Emotional Scene...

    by ribbitking

    ...And the director didn't even notice that the DP was bothering Bale. 'I didn't notice it'.. McG says on tape. McG is totally at fault... but for allowing Bale to go on more than 10 seconds or so. I'd like to see Bale on Jim Cameron's set.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Why even tweak?

    by T$$$$$

    When just about everything can be fixed in post in this day and age? Why? Even? Bother?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by aPo

    This Dp is a douche and should be fired. Obviously, this guy worked on amateur films which nobody cared what he did around the set and nobody told him that he sucks. It took Bale, a professional, to tell this guy that he sucks at his job. I would have told this guy off also if he kept on interrupting my scene. I'm sure you won't see this DP on a Martin Scorsese film set.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I learned about this from AICN btw...

    by ribbitking

    Harry you informed me of the damn video, yet you think you are taking some sort of stand by saying you aren't posting it. Are you fucking nuts?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch, his work ethic is "C"...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... if he allows his time tested bad habits to blow the stars performance during a scene - and if this guys contribution is vastly more important than batmans, as you say, why did they hire batman to star in it - they couldve gotten all unknowns to star - and just let the dp's invaluable vision carry the movie all the way to the bank

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    ribbitking

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    cameron would hire a first string dp and this shit would never happen

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Okay Aportee...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Only problem is he didn't work on Amateur films that no one cared about. He worked on mid sized commercial hollywood productions with MUCH bigger stars than Bale. It took Bale, a guy doing a bad Eastwood impersonation on the set of the 3rd sequal to a time travelling killer robot movie to drag his personal issues onto a set and scream and yell like a baby because someone was interfering with his minor contribution to the film. So minor in fact that the director, you know, the guy who actually runs the set, wasn't even paying attention. Thats the reason this tape is such big laughs and getting so much play, because its a hollywood cliche. An average actor who lucks into a big role, and then proceeds to act out the biggest, dumbest cliche imaginable, yelling at a crew member for fucking with his "eye line" on a fucking junk action picture in which his performance means exactly NIL.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    so does SAG have blowups like this allowed in contracts?

    by ribbitking

    .. I mean.. apparently it's neccesary for actors to have the ability to berate a fellow crew member cause they are having trouble making their little Terminator movie make sense.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch, a dp does not run the set

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the camera dept. maybe - dp does not = management on a film or set

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe RedSky

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Why did they pay Nicole Kidman 15 million dollars to star in The Invasion. Because hollywood is full of retards. You could have cast any reasonable actor in the role. I guess they wanted to lend the project some legitimacy, considering the pedigree of director and the fact that its another shitty sequal. But that doesn't change the fact that you could have dumped Bale and brought in Shia Lebouf and no one would have given a shit if the film looked like crap. Lets remove all the pretty shots of explosions and car wrecks and leave in all the emotional scens of Bale crying and see which cut does better.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Lmao - jimmyjoe

    by ribbitking

    the camera department is higher than the DP? wow... interesting... okay thx for that info

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Time tested bad habits...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...to blow a scene. Um, did you listen to the tape. He's not the one halting a scene to scream and yell like a child.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    George Clooney got into a fight with director David Russell

    by Chris38

    Not all male and female A list film actors are egomaniacs (although I'm sure many are). There's some who are respectful and professional towards their crew. George Clooney apparently got into a fight (that I believe turned physical) when he took offence at director David Russell verbally attacking a crew member on the Three Kings film, then someone leaked footage on You Tube (that should still be up on there to see) of egomaniac Russell verbally attacking a crew member on his I Heart Huckabees film.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    WNB

    by flickchick85

    An EX-anything doesn't exactly make a great character witness. Especially if they've been fired, as Bale's was. I'm not gonna speculate on Bale's character, since I feel that would only be based on hearsay which is kinda pointless. I'm just speculating on this situation, and based on what we know (this has been a repetitive problem on set and disturbed the lead actor more than once), the DP, AD, and Director all screwed up, and Bale seriously lost his temper about it when trying to deliver an emotional scene with his co-star. No one's innocent certainly, but the DP's gotta learn his place in the machine. Bale's the one getting the big paycheck and getting asses in seats, not the DP, so Bale's happiness in doing his job comes before the DP's happiness doing his job. And when he's told (by whoever) that he's interfering with that, it's his job to fix it, period. And I know my professor (who is a DP, remember) would certainly agree, and his language was only slightly better than Bale's. That's Hollywood for ya, I guess.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Just listened to the audio and...

    by bee152

    I actually think he was a lot calmer than i would have been. If you're a carpenter how would you feel about someone constantly sticking your hand where you're about to nail. How would you feel if someone kept interrupting you on a business meeting. If you're a photographer and someone kept cleaning you're lens while shooting. Fuck that guy! He should have smacked him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Righteous Indignation

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Some of you guys are hilarious. Please continue to enjoy casting judgment from on high regarding a situation (and a profession) you don't know shit about.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    So, according to Harry it's a big no-no for Mel Gibson...

    by SnatchVagina

    ...to verbally assault someone, but with Bale it's okay? I mean, what? Talk about bias, man. Just because Gibson is a conservative and Bale is the Dark Knight doesn't make one right and one wrong. If you have a moral stand, great, but it has to be applied consistently and without bias...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Actually, the real question is

    by Mr. Lahey

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." What the fuck does that even mean? Regardless, it is the new AICN catchphrase. So, that's awesome.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    no - he is the guy that kept distracting the star of the movie while cameras were rolling - because he didnt notice they were filming, he was too busy adjusting and readjusting his lights - which shouldve been locked by the time the actors hit their marks - very professional

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Jimmy just stop....

    by ribbitking

    go look up what DP means then figure it out

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Fuck this Talkback

    by D.Vader

    Nothing will rival what went on in the Terminator Salvation TB. Harry only reopened this TB to compete with the awesomeness that is the other. Don't give in! Talkbackers, if you want the real gold, go to the Terminator Salvation TB and read up on all things Bale and White Darth Vader.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by Continentalop

    I have to respectfully disagree about people going to see T4 despite who is in it. One thing Hollywood knows is that you need to have a star of a certain caliber to be in a movie for people to take it serious. Christian Bale is much more respected by the mainstream audience than Shia Labouf is, especially regarding blockbusters (of course, it helps to be cast as the lead and main star in the Batman franchise verus playing sidekick to Harrison Ford and giant robots). <p> Think, would Armageddon really have made all that money if they didn't have a star like Bruce Willis to make it look respectable, and would the Matrix have been as big of hit (despite how well it was made) if that didn't have Keanu Reeves in it to make it look like a legitimate Hollywood movie?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    ribbitking, i know what it means - i know a few

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    none that work at this level - just tv spots and shit - why would you assume i dont know what a director of photography is - because im siding with bale?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Silence would have been better...

    by Dasinfogod

    Harry, you should have stuck to your first inclination and just remained silent on this story (and, yes, it IS an appropriate AICN story involving several key production personnel on the set of a major studio flick; just because it may be unflattering to some does not mean it is irrelevant). Your reporting of additional facts to the background of the incident was good - it help provide perspective on what may have happened - but to editorialize and denigrate the DP opens you up for even more attacks of cronyism, which I would hope you'd have learned to dodge after all these years.<p>Hurlbut acted inappropriately and unprofessionally on repeated occasions. Does this merit assault (not battery, just the threat of physical violence demonstrated by Bale in the recording)? No thinking person would agree, and to speculate about the actor's ego is just as pointless; it's is best left as dispassionately labeled "unprofessional".<p>But who is truly at fault here? As has been voice many times on this thread, clearly Joseph McGinty Nichol did not run a tight set. To allow his star to rant unprofessionally and his DP to tweak/meander repeatedly is far more damning than anything Bale said.<p>...except, perhaps, Harry's one-sided defense of Bale. Perspective, man. You almost had it, but had to just wade in the shallow end of the pool. This is really one of the most compromising postings I've seen on AICN since the blubbering at the studio-screening of ARMAGEDDON. I know you need to maintain your contacts and sources, but you undermine any semblance of professionalism by referring to unattributed sources and mawkish rationalizations of rude behavior. It makes you comes across as a shill, whether or not that is accurate.<p>This "story" will be forgotten within a week's time, but I think many of the readers who've taken the time to respond in this talkback will have come to realize where Knowles' loyalties lie, and it's not necessarily in objective reportage. I think it's pretty safe to say that as May 22nd approaches, Warner Bros. will smile kindly at Ain't It Cool News...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Jimmy

    by ribbitking

    I assume you don't know what a director of photography is because you said the camera department ranks higher than a DP.. That statement is fucked up beyond all recognition.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    EVERYONE here should have Bale's back on this

    by antonphd

    He lost his cool on set... big fucking deal... he's got the weight of his second billion dollar franchise that he's supposed to resurrect on his shoulders and he lost it and yelled for a few minutes... people who have billions on their shouldn't are allowed to have the occasional fuck up. We ALL know that he's the last person who deserves to be called a prima-dona. We all have flipped out innumerable times under far less pressure ourselves. There is a real fucker here though... the person who sold this tape to TMZ. That worm should be fucking black listed from the film industry. He didn't reveal some abuse being suffered by some poor smuck at some shitty job. This was shit between two equal professionals. If someone fucking sold a tape of me yelling at someone for fucking up their job while I was trying to do mine... there is nothing worse than a fucking backstabbing worm who takes other people's conflict and uses it to make money. Disgusting. And anyone here who is giving Bale shit while dismissing what this person did is a fuckiing piece of shit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Once again, Hollywood has "special" rules...

    by Odkin

    Why aren't they covered by the same real world laws as any other workplace? All their crony union rules, yet people are allowed to engage in screaming matches and threaten violence with no intercession whatsoever? It isn't just an employee thing, I can't go around threatening independent contractors at work, either. Isn't anyone with liability or responsibility actually in charge on a set? Funny how they want to enforce politically correct "tolerant" brainwashed workplaces on the rest of us though...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    he didn't commit some unspeakable act, he had a freakout

    by ironic_name

    harry, its no biggy. <P> as soon as ET says "will this affect the movie?" they need to peddle out a PR guy to say "no, he's human. he was being asked for money by his estranged family, his marriage was going through something and his friend and coworker had just died" No big deal.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Look, the DP screwed up- plain and simple

    by D.Vader

    One of the biggest rules of the set: STAY OUT OF THE ACTORS' EYELINES. EVERYONE knows this. The DP obviously knew, bc it sounds like the issue was brought up before, so he's the jerk for treating the actors like their job is unimportant. <p> Think of it another way: Say the DP and the Gaffer are trying to set up their lights and they're under pressure bc the crew is behind schedule, so they're working their asses off for this very complex lighting scheme. And everytime they take a look at the stand-ins to see how their light is hitting their faces, the fucking BOOM OPERATOR with that giant boom mic is standing in front of the lights chatting up a PA, casting shadows all over the set. Now how can the DP and Gaffer do their jobs when the sound guy is fucking things up by getting in the way? <p> Its the same fucking principle. When you're on set, stay out of the other departments' way when they're trying to get things done. You don't sit on grip equipment, you don't stand in front of lights, and you sure as shit don't continue to work while the actors are acting, ESPECIALLY NOT IN THEIR EYELINES.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I just like that everyone agrees that job pressure...

    by ribbitking

    ...Is okay to relieve by threatening people with physical violence.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Would Gary Cooper act this way?

    by GunRunner

    I remember a story that my Dad said he heard about Gary Cooper on the set of High Noon, and years later I've found it documented on the IMDB. Gary Cooper was suffering from a bleeding ulcer during the shoot and was in immense pain during the making of the entire film. During Cooper's fight scene with Lloyd Bridges, his son Beau Bridges, who was only a kid at the time, made some noises off camera that ruined the whole take. Bridges apologized to Cooper, who was in horrible pain and obviously wasn't looking forward to shooting the scene again. Did he scream and yell and berate people for having a kid on the set? No, he accepted Bridges apology and quietly said, "Let's do it again." That's real class; Bale could learn something from Gary Cooper.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I don't give a crap

    by aversiontherapy2

    What kind of person Bale is - and this whole thing says nothing about that - has nothing to do with his work, that's all I care about. <br /><br />I don't think about Woody Allen shafting his foster-daughter when I'm watching his films.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Can Gunrunner's comment be first one in talkback?

    by ribbitking

    Well done sir. I'm suprised more people didn't learn from Tropic Thunder.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    continentalop

    by crazybubba

    batman begins disproves your argument. Bale was a nobody before that movie.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    by Gilkuliehe

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    ribbitking, i never said that...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i said a dp is not "management" in terms of film set in response to a statement someone else made - then someone, whinyneg i think, said the dp runs the camera dept. - i responded, maybe he does but he still doesnt run the set - reread higher up - ive been on sets - for crap mind you - but the dps, mixers, lsr's grips etc ive been around all knew enough not to fuck up a scene by distracting the actors - all of which were no bales

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    What would Lazarus Do?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    That is what Bale should have asked....

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    The Real Problem

    by Tigger11

    The Real Problem is that Shane Hurlbut is a much better DP then Bale is an actor. Why exactly is the (best case) 6th best actor in The Dark Knight and soon to be 4th best John Conner incarnation deserve to be protected by Harry I have no idea. Noone went to see The Dark Knight because of Bale's performance, they went to see the Joker, they went to see Heath's madness, the story and the effects, Keaton, Clooney, Kilmer even probably West could have given us "the acting" we got from Bale as Batman. I dont expect we are going to think he is any better in the Salvation, the movie will do good if it has good effects and a good story, noone is going to go see it because it has Christian Bale as the 4th guy to play John Connor.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    The Death of Cool

    by William Munny

    One does not measure someone's coolness factor when things are going well. It's only times are difficult, or when the situation is going badly - do we get to see who is cool - and who is jerk. I'm afraid the world is running out of cool people.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    its not like bale was working on something important

    by alice 13

    like INSIDE EDITION.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    IT'S FUCKING DISTRACTING! OOH GOOD !IT'S FUCKING DISTRACTING! OO

    by Mr Incredible

    DANCE EVERYBODY! Seriously, I had to listen to that rant remix again. Better than that little rumble between David Russell and Lily Tomlin.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    ribbitking, you read my post out of context

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    and assumed i said something that is incorrect and uninformed - just like this recording of bale having a fit has been heard out of context and so many are assuming he overreacted and was out of line

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    crazybubba

    by Continentalop

    Yes he was a nobody, which is why he was cast as Batman. I admit, their are exceptions to the rule (such as when you have such a name character you don't need to cast such a big star) but the fact that they had to cast a star like Bale shows how much faith they have in McG. They have a recognizable name franchise but feel compelled to cast a star it in. Obviously they don't think the quality of the film alone will get people to buy a ticket; they feel the need a name actor to make this film feel legitimate and somehow worthwhile.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Here is Ed Harris having a mini break down:

    by GQtaste

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOWjmfUqVw

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    It's painfully obvious that Bale is a MAJOR asshole

    by smackfu

    not from the fact that he wigged out at someone, but from the content, duration and sustained intensity of his wigout. And the fact that he pulled some retarded highschool jock bullshit where his buddies have to hold him back 'Christian man, he's not worth it....think of the BAND!!!' He took it way to far and personal. Personally, I'm an escalator, I don't respond well to being yelled at. If I was the DP, when Bale lunged I would have told him to go punch his mom if he needs to blow off some steam. Then he would have probably hospitalized me. Then I would have sued him, just because of how much it would piss him off to not be able to win.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    aversiontherapy2

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "I don't think about Woody Allen shafting his foster-daughter when I'm watching his films." I do, and it makes me feel good. antonphd, I should have his back why? Because he's a fucking ego maniac psycho? He's a fucking actor. A dancing monkey, and he's acting like hes working in an ER. How about a reality check once in awhile. bee152, he's not a carpenter. He's an adult playing make believe. Hes a stand in so we can see shit go boom around a story. Conti, yes, those films would have been hits. Will Smith. Thats it. Thats the only actor who is worth his bank in Hollywood. You think people line up to see Batman because its the latest Bale movie? Funny thing is, Shia can open a piece of shit sci fi action movie like Eagle Eye, but Bale wouldn't be able to. Thats why he has to attatch himself to franchises like this. One thing people have gotten right is this though, it's not a fucking story. Its an amusing viral video distraction, like fucking spaghetti cat or boxxy. It's funny because Bales reaction is so far out of whack with his profession. He's behaving like he's workng a real job, instead of playing dress ups, which is why everyone is laughing at him. Plus it's extremely cliched to see a big head actor ranting and raving about "emotionality" in a cheesy summer action film. Thew crew were probably walking around bored waiting for the next explosion, just like the audience will be in the cinema.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

    by scottishnutjob

    Wow, I wish I could talk to people like that with impunity. Except even for Hollwood megastars there isn't really such a thing as impunity. Tom Cruise got dumped by his studio for being a cultist weirdo. Russell Crowe didn't get to finish a poem in a Baftas speech and put the producer up against the wall. Then he threw a phone at a hotel worker. Now his number is pretty much up. Sean Connery has consistently refused to do a biography since all biographers have wanted to ask him about beating women. He even cancelled a much hyped public interview in Edinburgh because Sir David Steel confirmed he was going to ask him about the Playboy interview in which he'd said it was ok to slap women if they were being bloody minded. Mel Gibson - need I go on? All you have to do to stay at the top of the pile is be a decent human being - it's amazing how hard people find it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Bale was about the kick the guys ass. Let's not make light of i

    by HappyHamster

    Bale wasn't just sake "fuck". He was about the punch this guy's lights out, no pun intended. That said, some people need to be punched and or yelled at. I really believe that. So for that reason alone, I won't rip on Bale.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    WHO GIVES A FUCK!?

    by Darkplanet

    I like many others don't really care what Bale is like in person, so long as he keeps delivering amazing performances. MANY of Hollywood's finest are complete assholes...WHO CARES!? All you blowhards getting worked up over the Hollywood gossip machine can lick sack!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    The Bale Defenders

    by BobParr

    The main issue of this TB isn't Bale. It's Harry's ignoring of the story and later explanation. The guy is a major kiss ass insider of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and PEOPLE Magazine proportions. If he just linked the audio clip it would have been good for a chuckle and that's it. But Harry had to once again let us know where his bread is buttered.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    WHO CARES????

    by geek molester

    THIS IS 10X WORSE THAN CRUISE HOPPING ON OPRAHS COUCH!!! WHAT DON'T YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND!? FUCKKIN ASS

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    BALE WAS WRONG, PERIOD! HARRY DON'T MAKE EXCUSES FOR HIM!

    by Darth_Kaos

    I won't go into a big BULLSHIT argument with HARRY on what's considered 'Cool News' of not. There's been tons of unnecessary bullshit (aka Script Girl) on this site that isn't cool, no matter how you put it. But in regards to the Bale thing, I see both sides. as a filmmaker myself, indeed you don't mess with light during shooting, that's just plain stupid for all kinds of reason. But Bale should have handle it a little better. He should have lead by example, and took the DP in a private area, then tear him a new asshole. You don't do that shit on set. Be professional.<br><br> But, I understand(wink, wink), Harry doesn't want to fuck up any future opportunities with Mr. Bale and his sort. Come on, you know and I know if it was someone like Brett Ratner yelling and screaming, it would be front page on this site. <br><br> Hypocrite.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Now we have gay fan fic...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...About Bale sodomising the DP.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    bale could have saved 3 1/2 minutes and just

    by irrelevntelefant

    called the guy a fucking douchebag. <p> it's right to the point, everyone knows what it means, people will chuckle and it's all over. <P>

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    As long as the performance is good, I don't give a fuck

    by most excellent ninja

    Honestly, the nicest straight forward actors are usually shit actors. Even if this was out of context, even if Bale was 100% asshole all the time it wouldn't make a difference. If Bale wasn't this intense he'd just be another actor. You can think of guys like Theirry Henry, the reason why he's such a good footballer and why he was probably the best player England's seen this decade is because he's so competetive. The dude gets angry playing with family, but who cares? If this is what makes him that good then whatever.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    BALE IS A MUTHAFUCKING MANGOD NOW. and i applaud him

    by BMacSmith

    verbally assaulting punk ass scrub amateurs is pure gold in my book.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I almost got on fight on set once

    by Continentalop

    When I first got to LA I worked on an ultra low-budget b-movie with a real asshole of a first AD. The guy was a complete dick and he used to play games on PAs like tell the us to find someone who doesn't actually exist or make insane runs for stuff people didn't really need. He would also be telling the grips and the electrics this by going to their frequency on the walkie-talkies and laughing about how miserable he is making the PAs lives. <p> Problem was I had no patience for that shit at that time. I was young, broke and living in my car and not getting paid for this job, just like all the other PAs weren't (it was treated like an internship). So when I finally found out about what he was doing I blew my lid during lunch, front of the director and the actors. I told this guy he ever did this again I was going to fucking kick his ass and I meant it. <p> I will say the difference between McG and the director of this flick is that my director had it under control. He didn't fire me, but took me aside and explained that wasn't appropriate behavior on set; he said if I was having problems with the first AD I should have approached him or the Producer or even the 2nd AD and explained the situation. He also took the 1st AD aside and gave him the riot act about how he treated the PAs, telling him that was unprofessional to treat unpaid people that way. He then made us shake hands in public in front of the rest of the crew and told us he didn't want any problems from now on. <p> This was an ultra low-budget movie, and this guy showed more leadership skills than McG. The director is supposed to make sure the set runs smoothly.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I'm glad aintitcool isn't linking.

    by most excellent ninja

    at least in principle. This is gossip. this aint no gossip site. And comparing this to scriptgirl doesn't cut it. Plus she has titties.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Harry has always kissed ass. i just let it go now

    by BMacSmith

    it wouldnt be the same site if he wasn't. this shouldnt come as a big suprise here, folks.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    McG is a frakking pussy-ass pussy...

    by irrelevntelefant

    (that's right, I called him out using a BSG reference)<p> if McG, in fact, had been told by Bale even only ONCE before this, he should have handled it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Why the hell...

    by ReignOfFire

    is a young DP with little experience heading up a BIG BUDGET tent-pole film with exhaustive special effects work? Just the idea of it seems fishy to me. More to the story, don't buy this crap at all. Also - I don't know of any DPs young or not, that mess with shit (unless they've planned moving or fluttering lights) when the cameras are rolling? Way to make usable takes unusable...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Bale should have used his ' I'm Batman' voice...

    by irrelevntelefant

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    ReignO- I'm guessing there was ass play involved in the decision

    by irrelevntelefant

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    DP

    by SanityKaos

    The DP should be behind a camera or monitor, NOT out in the set messing with the lights during shooting! Normally a DP should have very little or no contact with an actor! Every communication should go through the director! No wonder Bale said, "Are you gonna say something to this prick!" McG Should of had things more under control! I hope everyone learns something from this. I want this movie to be damn good!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I almost got beat up by Micky Rourke in a parking lot...

    by irrelevntelefant

    he didn't say a word... scary ass shit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    best idea ever

    by geraldbeans

    http://site.despair.com/christianbale/

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    The old "out of context" defense...

    by cinemixtape.com

    There is no excuse to ever treat any human being that poorly short of some egregious violent crime. It's not an actor's job to deal with a DP, period. All he had to do was tell someone his grievance and immediately go back to his trailer. He obviously got off on abusing this poor guy, whether he was acting like a moron or not. Unacceptable. And I've been a fan of Bale's for years. I saw through the family drama bullshit. But I could hear clear as day, and it's not OK no matter what the context.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    The difference between this and other jobs...

    by RetroActive

    is that no one's recording your rants. In every profession I've been a part of, someone's lost it over something legitimate (or not) on more than one occasion. Even eye witnesses take things out of context. That's why they usually lose credibility in court. Bottom line? This crap happens all of the time, in every profession. Get over it. It's nothing. Actually, it's pretty funny. That's about it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Poor fucking millionaire.

    by Pagliacci

    Waaaah! I love Bale, but give me a break. A douchebag is a douchebag.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Whiny negative bitch

    by bee152

    You don't get in the way of someone doing their job. It's rude. Pure and simple. He addressed the situation politely on several occasions and the dumb fuck refused to listen. Some people don't get it until you smack them over their head with a 2x4, metaphorically speaking. You tell someone once, twice, three times maybe but it takes a harsh burst to get it through their thick skulls. Besides, it is unprofessional for the DP not to be ready when the actor is working, I don't care if it's Marlon Brando, Christian Bale or even PAris Hilton. Rude and unprofessional. Scumbag.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Oh no, the wealthy actor was distracted by lights.

    by Pagliacci

    What is he, a fucking cat?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque...

    by RetroActive

    The guy getting paid $10+ million usually has a say in just about everything. His name's on the picture. When we see a bad movie, we don't curse the lighting. I think it's more than OK. We also don't know what was said before the beginning of the recording. Maybe the guy told Bale to piss off. Was it over the top? Yes. But maybe that's what needed to be done to get through to the guy. I don't stand in judgement.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    i can think of a few excuses to curse out an idiot.

    by BMacSmith

    not that the DP was one, but sometimes its good to tear into the occasional dumbass who doesnt get it the first time.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    KODAK MOMENT

    by AMAZING_BIZARRO

    Have you guys seen the trailer?? The cinematography looks GREAT!! Shane obviously knows what he is doing and McG obviously continued to let him 'walk around tweaking the lights' to get the effect/mood he wanted.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Revisiting the past...

    by Dasinfogod

    Hey, since I badmouthed Harry's sycophantic brown-nosing of ARMAGEDDON earlier, Bob Parr's TB made me think I should revisit it to see the side the bread is buttered on. Sherman, set the Way-Back™:<p> http://tinyurl.com/armageddontears <p>Pretty fucking amazing stuff, especially the last couple of lines. There are only 20 talkbacks in there, so it'd be fun to boost it back up - if you're up to it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Our troops abroad are distracted by bullets whizzing by them.

    by Pagliacci

    The President and Congress are distracted by an economic catastrophe. Bale is distracted by lights. And he's the only one that throws a fit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    RetroActive, you have it backwards...

    by cinemixtape.com

    Being paid $10 million means that if someone tells you to don ballet shoes, a Smurf costume, and sing "Dancing in the Dark" acapella, you fucking do it. Being paid that much means others are controlling your every move, not vice versa. But for someone to take a fucking TERMINATOR movie this seriously is hilarious to me. "Oh my God, but he was doing such an emotionally powerful scene!!!!" Fucking ahahaha.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    LOL, Pagliacci!

    by Darth_Kaos

    Listen, I was on the set of Transformers 2 in Philly, and Micheal Bay was the biggest douche on set. he yells, he screams, but I guess his abuse is fine as long as the job gets done. The same goes for Bale I guess. but it's still wrong. I've worked on low and high budget sets, and there is a ton more of stress on the big ones.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    I can only hope...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ...that on the day any one of you snap with some uncalled for outburst -- and there will be that day -- the same rule is applied to you you're applying to Bale. Remember that, my fellow Armchair Moralists. Rude and unprofessional behavior cannot readily be defended, but it sure can be understood -- unless you're perfect, like so many of you here are implying you are. Cast the first stone, indeed.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    AICN, seriously,

    by Thrillho77

    You and me are fuckin' done...professionally

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Harry, your defense of Bale is really depressing.

    by MattFini

    And I honestly take no issue with the way you run your site. But there's just no excuse for this. I know there are three sides to every story ... Bale's side, the DP's side and then the truth. But whatever that may be there is NO reason to berate another human being like that ... especially NOT with a fucking audience around. I've had people in my line of work that I'd love to berate like that, but you just don't do it. No matter how frustrating it can get. And that fact that you're so staunchly defending him tells me that you're more concerned with being a kissass than anything else. Too bad.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Kind of feel bad for the DP

    by samuraiyao

    I mean the guy does like 18 hr a shift and puts more work than some pissy fit Tantrum actor???

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I'm really over this celebrity gossip stuff

    by hallmitchell

    Paris had a drink last night, Lindsay fell over. When will this please go away? Hopefully people will start buying less of these magazines once the recession kicks in. If you listen to that rant. Christian says " I've told you before." The DP screwed up.

  • I'll say it one time, if you people are freaking out against Bale because of this, then prepare to disown neearly every favorite actor and director of yours because THEY'VE ALL HAD FREAK OUTS, especially the directors. Been there, seen it, on and off the set even. <p> Damn this talkback 100% represents how our society is beyond fucking media crazed, judgemental, ignorant, cynical, etc. Arm chair fucking Monday morning quarterbacks. <p> LOL!!! Damn people. It's the nature of the business. Film sets are high pressure atmosphere's and EVERYONE is on edge. Someone from every fucking department has a meltdown in any given 3 month or more shoot. Damn you better not like James Cameron, then. You better not like Scorsese. You better not like Day-Lewis. You better not like Ed Harris. Just a few examples. Important thing is they get the work done and hands are usually shook soon afterwards. <P> It doesn't make it right, but damn people, get off your high horses. If you're going to call out Bale, then you call out pretty much all of Hollywood at one time or another. Shit happens. And yes, the context does matter. <P> In the end, who cares. As long as Bale delivers like he arguably has been these last many years in hte context of the films I'm watching, it's all good. Some of my favorite filmmakers have proven to be assholes, or at least that is the perception that I've received for whatever reason. <p> Adam Sandler, his guys, and myself were playing b-ball at the Sony lot. Sandler and I were covering each other and my knee popped. One guy not with Sandler said, "Hey, you should sue him bro." Fucking tool dumb ass thing to say right? And you know what Sandler's reaction was? "How about I punch you in your fucking face." Taken out of context, Sandler comes off as an asshole. BUT, it was a logical and understandable reaction to some idiot suggesting that I take advantage of Sandler's fame... even if it was a joke. And for anyone who knows Sandler, he's not an asshole. THAT is why context is so important.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    You're an idiot if you DON'T find this incident funny!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    First of all, the screaming is way out of proportion to what actually happened. Secondly, a guy in a bad mood or with a bad temper WOULD scream about something like this, especially if the "offender" had been warned several times but just didn't care (or, more accurately, COULD NOT STOP HIMSELF from mucking about with the lights). Thirdly, Bale walking away from this would not result in calming down--the dude had to vent! And, finally, the amount of the usage of "fuck" and the way he says it...that is all hilarious. That's one of the reasons that Vern's writing is funny...overuse of "fuck."

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    The reason this upsets MOST of you is:

    by Bob Cryptonight

    You have all been screamed at by your supervisors at work for doing equally dickish behavior! Don't deny it!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    all i know is you dont fuck with the BALE!

    by BMacSmith

    you here that, you whiny crybaby peaceloving hippy bastards!? The BALE will eat your soul and humiliate you in the process!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    Not me, but swiped from Reddit:<p> I remember this - I was there as an extra. We were way in the background in the middle of a scene when Christian Bale started this tirade. Those in charge hid us out of sight during most of it, and I was far enough away that I couldn't hear exactly what he was saying. It's entertaining to hear this and finally understand completely. <p> Apparently Christian Bale is a true method actor, and has to get into his role pretty heavily. I pity the fool (like this guy) who breaks his concentration. <p> I wish I had gotten a chance to shake his hand or something, but I'll just have to wait until sometime when he's not on set. <p> EDIT: Also of note, this took place only a couple of days before his "verbal assault" on his mother and sister.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    DICAPRIO

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    Also swiped from Reddit:<p> I've worked with a number of people who have worked with Leonardo DiCaprio. I've heard nothing but good from every single one of them. Yet I know a boom guy who worked on GANGS OF NEW YORK and in a street scene, Mr. DiCaprio was walking on set, smoking a cig, being all tough, and he flicks it away. <p> It lands on my buddy. Burns him. My buddy says "hey!" Mr. D looks back at him, keeps walking. My buddy says "well, you gonna say sorry?" <p> Leonardo DiCaprio turns around, says "I can't act any more today" and walks off the set. That's a wrap, folx. <p> And memos were exchanged, and phone calls were made, and my buddy didn't lose his job and the show went on... long story short, Leonardo DiCaprio, general all-around nice guy, was likely horrified that he'd flicked a cigarette butt onto a crewmember. Amsterdam Vallon, street thug, on the other hand, would likely have put it out in his eye. And when Mr. D had to reconcile those two people in his mind, he sorta popped out of gear and had to quit for the day. <p> Sets are emotionally supercharged. What happens there should not be mistaken for real life for a single minute. <p> (and yes - Christian Bale is a bit of a method actor)

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque...

    by RetroActive

    Of course! Because you were there, right?! Bale gets paid 10 million because he's the star. Because they want him in the picture. I know it seems easy, or unfathomable to most of us, but guess what? Get over it. He's the star. I don't have it backwards. And regardless of the context, or what was said, it's his picture. The DP was wrong. And to get our facts straight, he's an assistant DP. The DP is behind the camera, or at the very least behind the monitor with the director. Actors put in a crap load of work, just like everybody else on the set. They all do it in pre and post production. The difference is, nobody gives a crap about the assistant DP except the people directly affected by his mucking up the scene. When you work for so many hours, and you've done 48 takes...you get pretty pissed when someone screws it up. There are also times where everyone's doing their job, and the actor , out of exhaustion or whatever, gets the giggles. Shit happens. It's annoying, it's inappropriate...whatever! Bottom line, the big name actor trumps the grunt. Just like my boss screams a lot louder at my reports than I might. He's calling the shots. Like it or not, Bale calls some of the shots. That's the business. Deal with it.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    And, at least that DP

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    didn't ask what Bale thought of Huey Lewis and the News.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Why I say this is GREAT

    by Dark Knight Lite

    We've got an actor with substance abuse problems playing Iron Man, and another with anger control issues playing Batman. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. Bale is the first guy to play Batman that I've ever believed could kick my ass. Dark Knight Out.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    re: My DP comments

    by RetroActive

    I actually don't know if he's the DP or assistant DP. Either way, why would he mess with lights during a scene? It would just waste the film. dummy either way.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    PLANT

    by DeweyOxburger

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Smoke Monster...

    by RetroActive

    Your story doesn't make any sense, because this happened a few months ago, but the incident with Bale's mom happened back in July, didn't it? You weren't there, fibber.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    D Knight Light...

    by RetroActive

    I accept your high five and return the favor. Hilarious! Nighty night, all!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    This is funny but come on

    by TheMark

    Who's shocked that the DP fucked up? I remember freaking out worse than this on our shoots in college...can you imagine working with talent?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by aPo

    Oh yeah, he was on bigger sets with bigger stars. Let's see, he did "Swing Vote, with kevin costner. Yeah, u know how big a star he is. He also did a great movie like "Semi-pro" with such great actors as Will Ferrell and Andre 3000. He did other classics as "into the blue", "waistdeep", and "mr. 3000". I think this proves that this DP was on terrible movies and movies with terrible actors where they didn't care what people were doing in the background. Oh yeah, MCG. I'm sure that Hack didn't care what was going on with his film set. Fact is, this DP is very bad at his job and shouldn't be allowed on a film set. Let's cross that, he can continue doing films with big stars like Kevin costner and Jessica Alba.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Script girl isn't news

    by Kovac

    and she certainly isnt cool. No, she reads off script sales information which has a good chance of not amounting to anything and still manages to be on the front page with every video that she posts.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    To all you non-film industry people...

    by Nonononstop

    First of all, I want to state that I’m a working director and have insights on all sorts of set behavior, from TV shows to feature films. One thing that’s not only implicit but also strongly explicit is that once the camera is rolling, NO ONE moves or makes a sound. That goes from the production assistant taking out the trash to the producer watching on the sidelines. 1 ruined take can cost thousands of dollars so it’s in production’s best interest to limit the number of takes (if possible). If it’s an emotionally charged scene, an actor can get physically and emotional exhausted during multiple takes. There are only a few really good ones in the best of them. After that, they’re faking it and it shows. So, from a production standpoint, EVERYTHING is locked down before the director or 1st AD yells “action”. Every professional in the industry knows this. Everyone in film school knows this too. For the DP to go wandering about and tweaking lights is a HUGE mistake and completely disrespectful to the actors AND towards production as a whole. He’s clearly inexperienced. If this has been an ongoing issue, then Mc G and the 1st AD should’ve addressed this problem a long time ago. It’s Mc G’s fault for not caring enough towards the film’s best interest as a director and the DP’s fault for his inexplicable and inexcusable behavior on set. There is a certain standard and etiquette when working on a professional set that everyone is aware of. I’m not condoning Christian Bale’s actions but I do understand why he might feel justified in his outburst. It’s a tough call. Christian Bale must feel so frustrated, especially coming off of a more competent set run by Chris Nolan.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    HARRY IS TRYING TO KILL THE OTHER TERMINATOR TB WITH THIS ONE!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Stop fucking posting here. He opened this one up for comments to kill the other one and make all our amazing material go bye bye. He wants us out of the Top 10. <P>FUCK BALE AND FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS HORSESHIT!! JOIN US!! JOIN US OR SUCK THE DICK OF A DEAD DOG YOU MOTHERFUCKING RATS!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    "I'm a working director" WELL LET ME SUCK YOUR FUCKING COCK.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Oh come on Danny...

    by Continentalop

    What Nonononstop said wasn't that bad. Its not like he was really trying to rub our noses in it or brag, just stating a simple fact that in his eyes gives him some added insight into this situation.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Whatever

    by TheOriginalBubblehead

    "Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This Christian Bale thing that's everywhere": Because Happy Harry Hard-on DOESN'T TRUST "other" sources to give us the "real" story. Must be nice, having the market cornered on truth and objectivity and all. How fortunate we unwashed messes are to have an intercessor, an interpreter, an emissary of truth, justice and the Obamacan Way to lead us all down the shining path of righteousness and to the promised land of unbiased, unvarnished, unexpurgated Truth With a Capital 'T'! Whatever. I've been coming here since the beginning, was one of the original couple dozen can't-miss Forumers, and I've seen it all. Harry creaming all over his Original Recipe-stained thighs for 'Godzilla'. Harry being named to the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood List and then grousing about being a perennial "outsider". Harry first BEGGING for birthday gifts, then DEMANDING them, then outright EXTORTING them from well-mannered prospective BNATers. Harry deigning to actually post a review every other month or so on a site initially conceived and advertised as having The Harry Knowles Film Experience as its raison d'etre. Harry pimping Barack Hussein Messiah Jehova Jumping Jeebus Jitterbug Hallejulah Obamarama. I've become used to seeing people I genuinely like and admire turn out to be total fucking whore tool bitches. Warren Moon. Roger Clemens. Jimmy Carter. Michael Phelps. And, now, ladies and gentlemen, someone who needs no introduction: Today's Biggest Douche in the Universe, Harry Fucking I Am the Great I Am Listen To Me You Heathen Ingrate Bitches Can I Please Have a Set Pass to Your Next Film I Can Pimp I Suck Big Fat Harry Dead Diseased Donkey Balls Knowles, Cockmaster, Esq., who actually has the brass ones to title a thread, "Why I'm Too Awesome to Mention This Piece of Shit Story," before spending three thousand words not only talking about it, but advocating one of its sides and frankly throwing one of its participants under the bus, sitting his fat ass down behind the wheel, putting said bus in gear, backing it up and then running back over the poor unemployable sonofabitch a second time before racing down the road to give Christian Bale a blowjob. And I LIKE Christian Bale. And I actually think Harry makes good points about the sort of chaos that can ensue on-set when everyone's singing from a different hymnal. But to bleat, "I Refuse to Discuss This!", then go off on some poor bastard DP who you've now rendered a eunuch in front of the entire world, is a particularly brutal and craven form of hypocrisy. All this journalistic fucking abortion proves is that the only difference between you and TMZ, Harry, that site you think you're so very much better than, is that [1] They go after the big fish, not the little guys; and [2] They make no apologies, offer no excuses, and in no way attempt to sidestep responsibility for what they do. You, my friend, are no different from the guy in the wife beater and the La-Z-Boy who watches someone get hauled off on 'Cops' for beating the shit out of his girlfriend, clucks disapprovingly and announces, "That's fucked up!", then cuffs his dog in the ear because the sorry sack of shit chewed on your shoes again. Being a dick is fine. It's a free country (for now). Just don't think for a moment you're any better than the scum you take such great pains to judge and deride and distance yourself from. You're the same. You just have the temerity, the audacity, the sheer brazenness to take a shit on someone and tell them, it's cool, it's actually hazelnut sorbet. My advice: Grow the fuck up and stop reading your own press, and stick to what you're good at, if you can even remember what that was anymore.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Harry, This is bullshit....

    by GoodTimeBobby

    First, "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is"....is that even English? wtf? Bale had a tantrum and your too scared to bash him because it will shut down the pipeline of free shit to your house....you are totally without a shred of journalistic dignity.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Reply to Dannyglovers_Dickblood

    by Nonononstop

    You're argument is unabashedly valid. People must listen to you all the time. How's that going for you?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...this is not news, it's a private moment and Harry doesn't want any attention drawn to it? Ah, so that's why he created a whole article and then, for a time, banned anyone from posting on it.<p>I don't know the whole story and, frankly, I don't really give a shit, but let's face it, acting is not a real job, is it? It's dressing up and playing make-believe for huge sums of money. Being able to act for a living should be regarded a privilege. It certainly isn't a grind like the poor sap above who's slogging his guts out in 'Subway'. <p>Grow up, Christian, you spoilt little tit.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale = Greg Geraldo

    by DeweyOxburger

    Ladies and Gentlemen, this man is for the the birds!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I cannot wait for South Park to rip on this!!

    by themasterofnonsense

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Plus....

    by GoodTimeBobby

    "The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration" .....Umm, this movie is about robot motorcycles taking over the future still right? yes? ok, just checking.....

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Reply to Continentalop

    by Nonononstop

    Thank you for seeing what I wrote for what it is. You're probably among the few critical readers out there.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS

    by DeweyOxburger

    Straight from Hollywood: Christian Bale has been replaced by fellow British action star, Bob Hoskins. For more "news that really isn't news but will be posted as non-news news" go to AICN...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    No excuse...

    by pantera777

    I'm an actor, almost 25 years of theatre and film and I would never act like that, and I've had many fucked up things go on during emotional scenes. What i have in incredible concentration, which any pro should have. IF something you don't like happens, you talk CALMLY to the producer or director and not act like a prick. All of our lives can be taken out of context...he doesn't get a pass because he's Christian Bale. I'm not a fan of that behavior, nor of him.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    KurtLockwood

    by themasterofnonsense

    Their classic Russel Crowe episode is one of my faves. Can't wait to see what they do with this!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    i cant wait til Bale rips on this on SNL

    by BMacSmith

    you know its coming.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    ReignOfFire

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Because he's NOT young and inexperienced. Harry is just flat out talking shit and feeding you junk from Bale's publicist, or desperately sucking cock to stay in someones good books. "The DP should be behind a camera or monitor, NOT out in the set messing with the lights during shooting! Normally a DP should have very little or no contact with an actor!" And you officially have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. Congratulations.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    FUCK IT YOU FUCKING HYPOCRITS, WE'LL DO IT LIVE!

    by Chutch

    Funny how when O'Rielly did this, every liberal fuckbag and news outlet that could, smeared the shit out of him, but when Batman does it, it's the other guys fault. For the record I don't think either man was wrong to give shit to the people fucking them up, but man there is some serious hypocrisy with some of you AICN shitbags.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    DEPT. OF LABOR REPORTS FIRST LAYOFF OF FEBRUARY 2009

    by BringingSexyBack

    That would be Shane Hurlbut. It didn't have to be this way, if he woulda just stay out of the man's fucking sightline. I mean, is it that hard to fucking hold still during a scene or is this fucker braindead?

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Harry...

    by BiggusDickus

    "A very serious actor was doing very serious work."<p>Erm, no. Not really. Not when you think about it. My missus is a casualty nurse. I'm a forensic photographer. That's 'serious work'. Christian Bale is a bloody actor. He's playing dress-up and make-believe in the third sequel to a low budget film about robots for more money than the wife and I will ever see in our entire lives and you regard that as 'serious' work?<p>Sorry fella, but what little credibility you still had just evaporated with this post...

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    BOB HOSKINS: MALL COP

    by DeweyOxburger

    I remember when he cussed out Roger Rabbit for walking around off set, and needless to say they have never held a professional relationship since

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    DEFENDING BILL O'REILLY WILL NOT MAKE YOU ANY FRIENDS, CHUTCH

    by BringingSexyBack

    At least the kind worth having. And double-shitbag on you.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale doesn't care about black people.

    by DeweyOxburger

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Here's The Truth

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    The DP was an idiot for tinkering with the lights during a scene. McG was an idiot for letting him. Bale was an idiot for blowing up the way he did. McG was an idiot for not having more control of the set. The guy who leaked this is an idiot. McG is an idiot if he thinks James Cameron's going to give Terminator Salvation a passing grade. So in conclusion: 1 idiot point for the DP. 1 for Christian Bale. 1 for the guy who leaked the story. And 3 for McG... Isn't it amazing that even during a profanity laced, assholey, pretentious flavored tirade, by a guy who beats his wife and sister, McG still comes out as the biggest idiot?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    What I am curious about is...

    by ChezKing

    How did this all leak to begin with? ....Someone clearly wanted to retaliate and screw Bale over so they leaked the audio....Why?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    It's like

    by BurntRectum

    Someone fucking with your tuning on your guitar while your on stage.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    And Harry

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    We all know you shill for WB so this latest "gramatical" attempt at spin control is more than pointless. YOU DONT HOLD NEAR AS MANY IF ANY OF THE SMALL AMOUNT OF CARDS OR CRED YOU USED TO. Now go back to your laser gun and "serious" work, fuckhead.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Go read CHUD's take (far better than Harry's cocksucking!)

    by standundermyumbrella

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I don't care about celebrities' personal lives.

    by F-18

    If there wasn't any bullshit like TMZ, E!, Access Hollywood and all the other "media" that's celebrity-obsessed, no one would ever hear much about their personal ives.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Nonononstop

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You talk shit. You mean you are a working director on infomercials or something? Theres plenty of sets where plenty of shit happens once the director calls action, but you wouldn't know, because you are talking out of your ass, Mr. Industry Type. "He’s clearly inexperienced." Except, uh, he's not. And hes actually worked on real movies, unlike you. To bee52 "He addressed the situation politely on several occasions and the dumb fuck refused to listen." No, no he didn't. Maybe you should listen to the tape. He made one previous mention, ONCE, to the DP, and then exploded like a juvenile prat. To the other turd, whats your name, aportee, you're gonna sit there and claim that Bale's standing in cinema history in anyway compares to Costners? If you are, then you are a fucking idiot. Ferrell is a bigger star than Bale, Mocgheheuhgheewhatever the fuck is a bigger star than Bale. You know why? People go to see THEIR movies. They don't even have to be in good movies or get cast as Batman. " Fact is, this DP is very bad at his job and shouldn't be allowed on a film set." I wont disagree with you, because I thought Marshall was a shitty looking film. That said, you have no idea if he is or bad or good at his job, because you fucking haven't seen T4 yet. I can point to some shitty films Chapman has shot over the years too, but he's still got Raging Fucking Bull behind him. Yeah, lets all rag on this guy but give Christian Bale a free pass for piles of shit like Equilibrium or The Machinist then?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Mr Spork

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    This isn't a celebrities personal life you halfwit. It's his professional life.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Why was no one trying to de-fuse the situation?

    by Amy Chasing

    Listening to the audio it seems like Bale was left to get hotter and hotter under the collar and just keep yelling and yelling. <P> I think if I had been there I would have been asking him to calm down, it's not worth going ballistic over it, and just getting the other guy out of the room. Just keep trying to de-fuse the situation until cooler heads can prevail. <P> Of course if after all that Bale still wanted to go nuts it's two warnings and then "say hello to Mr Mace" time. Is reasonable, no?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You mean like how the AD stepped in to calm him down and talk sense to him and bale calmy responded with "SHUT THE FUCK UP BRUCE!" or the numerous times they ask him to cool down and take a minute or walk it off and he starts telling them hes going to fucking kick their fucking ass across the fucking room. Ass Fuck!. Okay Kurt, Equilibrium was okay as far as poorly shot, derivative, lazy low budget Paul W.S. Anderson wannabe show reels go. I'll give you that.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    By the way, CHUD is right...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...This might finally make Bale a movie star. Sort of like the anti crowe. What does this teach those ADD riddled children though, that poor behaviour is rewarded with attention. Naughty Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    you didn't like The Machinist WNB?

    by Amy Chasing

    Didn't think it was that bad. It's not Memento but very few films are.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    THE MACHINIST IS BALE'S RAGING BULL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Seriously that movie is unbelievable. And Equilibrium is his King of Comedy - not his best, but still a brilliant performance. Gun. Kata. Win.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Check out the REMIXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by standundermyumbrella

    http://weblogs.variety.com/hal/2009/02/christian-bale-the-remix-all-of-them.html

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Was Hurlbut a Stage Tech?

    by Playhouse

    This sounds like something that occurs often during teching for a stage production. If that's where his experience is from, that makes sense to me. Doesn't excuse it in the slightest. But it wouldn't surprise me for that type of behavior. <p></p> Still, no one - stage, film or television - would do anything of that sort during a performance. <p></p> And while I think Bale is somewhat of a putz for blowing up in such a fashion, I can certainly appreciate where he's coming from. I know he's an intense actor, so hearing this doesn't surprise me much either. There's nothing worse than having something external fuck up a scene or a moment you're working in. <p></p> Sounds like one of those things that occurs during a production that you usually don't hear about. Someone in the crew is just being petty by releasing this.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    WNB

    by Amy Chasing

    The AD was trying to calm him down very early on in the situation, like the first 30 seconds. Very brave of him since Bale was obviously still in mid-explosion. But they let it continue for over 3 minutes. Sure there was the occasional "you want a minute?", "you want to take a walk?", but that just came across as patronising, further fueling Bale's anger. It seemed like everyone was too stunned to act on the situation, get the DP out of there and seriously get Bale to calm down. Is just how I hear it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I thought it was weak sauce.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It's a short film stretched painfully out to feature running time. coupled with a truly bizare performance by Bale. Not a bad performance, just one completely alien to the film he is in. Equilibrium made fantastic use of Bales cheek bones in a shitty film. I think he peaked with American Pscyho, which is a weak adaptation (although that material is...troublesome...to adapt) but a fantastic, star making performance. I also think Rescue Dawn had the misfortune of being an exellent film released in a year with too many great films, but again he was great. I love his Batman flicks and I think the dude is 100 per cent genuine leading man material, although it'd be nice to see more range from him. I kind of hope Batman/Terminator and getting some tabloid exposure opens up the choices for him a bit more to pick from. It'd be nice to see big movies being offered to someone other than Will Smith or George Clooney (or, if god is smiling on us, he can replace Brad 'I cant fucking act for shit' Pitt on the rosters of good flicks. Imagine Fight Club with Bale instead of Pitt).

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    NO! ... NO FUCK NO!! NO! ... NO FUCK NO!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I think the RevoLucian Remix needs to be our national anthem.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    You should have just given Bale a BJ in person instead of making

    by happybunni

    Bale is a fantastic actor in my opinion. But there is no excuse for not controlling yourself. Bale should not have blown up no matter what, he should not have threatened the guy no matter what, and he should not have created a toxic work environment. You know what happens on normal jobs when you freak out like this in front of tons of people, and make the work environment toxic? You get fired.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Sorry BSB

    by Continentalop

    While physically Bale went to even more extremes than De Niro did in Raging Bull, emotionally and internal acting-wise Bale doesn't approach what De Niro did IMHO.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    MRS. DP WAS CLEANING THE WEAK SAUCE OUT OF DP'S UNDERWEAR

    by BringingSexyBack

    right after that shoot. Seriously he musta peed and shat his pants after the Bale out.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    this post. Bale didn't have to do what he did.

    by happybunni

    He ripped into the guy for 4 minutes, in front of everyone, screaming like a lunatic. Come on, that is just not defendable.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It's because Bale is the fucking man. The big dog on set. Thats why everyone is calling him a douchebag. Because a) He doesn't really deserve to be the A list star yet, and b) thats exactly the cliched way people expect self centered stars to behave. People are right when they say he's probably more important than McG on the set. The producers would rater lose McG than Bale. Kurt, yeah, there were some cool ideas in Equilibrium. Too bad they were put to better use in their original incarnations in the likes of 1984, A Brave New World, The Matrix and Farenheit 415. Gotta agree with you on one part though, I never would have imagined the drop off from (to me) a lazy, dull yet very professional flick like Equilibrium to the shampoo commercial style hysteria of Ultraviolet. I wonder how that happened.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    But seriously...

    by Continentalop

    I know other people have mentioned it, but "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." What the Fuck does that mean?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Indefensible

    by thot

    I realize that the antics of many a movie star rival what we've recently heard from Bale, but it nonetheless remains inexcusable and dispicable. Sure, the DP was apparently out of line but Bale's crazed, vicious and aggressive rant was even more so. I guess the rumors were true. He's a great actor, but seems like he's got some anger issues.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    CONTINENTALOP

    by BringingSexyBack

    Oh no - I ain't saying Raging Bull and The Machinist are on equal footing (it was Scorcese's height of brilliance IMO) ... but I'd say they're comparable in the scope of DeNiro and Bale's respective careers.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    When will Bale deliver us his...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Righteous Kill or Rocky and Bullwinkle?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch you fuckhead

    by F-18

    First of all, I wasn't referring specifically to Christian Bale. <p> Secondly, when I said "personal lives", I meant what celebrities do when I don't see them on tv or movies. Whether it's filming a movie or walking down the street, I don't give a shit. <p> Pull your head out of your ass. Get some fresh air.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    THE ONLY WEAK POINT IN EQUILIBRIUM WAS THE CAR

    by BringingSexyBack

    They could't have gotten even a Toyota Celica?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I like Bale as an actor...

    by Continentalop

    ...BUT I am not always happy with some of his acting choices, especially his performances as Bruce Wayne/Batman and in 3:10 to Yuma. Good performances, but I believe they could have been better.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    After reading through both talkbacks

    by CherryValance

    I have to assume about half of you are still in high school. Because anyone who has had any job and lived in the real world for about 5 minutes knows that people lose their shit all the time. I haven't had a job where someone didn't meltdown at least once a month and I mean in like museums and import/export companies where the amount of money involved is minuscule in comparison. The worst thing you will find in the workplace is when someone not only can't do their job, but fucks with your ability to do yours. And when that happens you get pretty pissed off. Some people are aggressive and some people are passive-aggressive. I'm willing to bet that Mr. DP here is the passive-aggressive type and does his tweaking to piss off his more aggressive coworkers. That's how some cowards get off, by pushing other people's buttons, because their buttons don't work. I'm so with Bale on this one. Because I've dealt with enough incompetent and careless morons in my time to know that they need to be removed from earth. So a little shouting is nothing.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Spork.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Maybe you should make that distinction if you are posting in a thread related very specifically to Christian Bale. I'm sorry I also didn't understand your very incorrect use of the world "personal". Next time you deliberately mangle the english language, you should give us a heads up, so we know what the fuck you are talking about.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    CherryValance

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    WELL SAID CHERRY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I am totally pro-Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Also McG is a bad director

    by happybunni

    Definitely seems like Bale is running the show from this. What sort of a boss lets one employee go nuts at another employee like that? Within 10 seconds I would have told him to shut the fuck up and get off set to cool down and to deal with it after.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    CherryValance

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I have had several real jobs. I've had several bosses behave like that. Not to me though. If they did I'd break their fucking jaw.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "I have to return some video tapes"

    by darwinmayflower

    ...that should be all he says when someone asks him about this. and they should feel lucky that he has not chosen to kill them.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    You know whats funny?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Everyone is ragging on McG, but after the shit and ego's he would have dealt with on the charlies angels sets, he probably doesn't understand what the big deal is.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    3:10 TO MELTDOWN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Another moving performance from Christian.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Cherry Valance

    by JoseJones

    agreed... this kind of stuff happens all the time. also, if any of you has spent much time on film sets, most of the time it is the director or dp or AD or producer who go ape shit on the lower guys like the grips and pa's and whatnot. What Bale did was fine with me. Each shot is thousands of dollars, and Bale, being paid what he is, will be held responsible for how the movie performs. ALL people on set know to stay out of an actors way when they are doing their thing. great actors are often intense... he didn't personally destroy this guy. even said that he was a "nice guy but..." the dp is a wang and should not be anywhere near a set. everyone's work is relative. i don't see why a forensic photographer is more important than an actor. and if a nurse is important, well a doctor is much more important than her, so can a doctor shit on a nurse by this logic? the last few lines were for the hero who posted before that he and his wife are monumentally important because they do whatever they do. nurse and photographer. i hope detectives shit on this faggot photographer. you are just taking pictures, they are actually solving crimes. anyone can take a fucking picture... what makes you so fucking special?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Also the DP wasn't being "smart". transcript:

    by happybunni

    Here is everything the DP said. Christian, Christian... Christian I'm sorry... Yes I am (a professional)... I was looking at the light. I absolutely apologize. I'm sorry, I did not mean anything by it. No, what it is, is looking at the light and making sure, that you are...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    You should have heard what happened on 'Newsies'...

    by ribbitking

    An extra was walking in Bale's eyeline while he was dancing in Newsies. You can imagine the rest.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Is there a link to the audio of Bale's apology to the DP?

    by Amy Chasing

    Just so we all have closure.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    amy chasing i'd say that'd make a great project for someone to e

    by ribbitking

    All Bale's movies..there has to be a great apology scene someone could edit together.. i'm too lazy.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    CLOSURE WILL COME FROM PUBLIC STONING OF THE DP

    by BringingSexyBack

    One less fuckin' ass among us, the better.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Remember Kurzinski Valentine

    by Amy Chasing

    you can only go by what you've heard. If you weren't there you don't know what truly happened. I don't think anyone here knows the full story. Harry included.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    BSB, one less ass in the world...

    by Amy Chasing

    will immediately be replaced with another. They are legion.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Bale was right in this

    by killianx

    Not because he is Batman or John Connor or some other Dumb shit like like that. he is Right because there are certain professional standards that ought to be adhered to and this Douche DP thought he was to cool to respect them. On top of that you have a man who has to push himself emotionally for this scene so he might not be as congenial as he usually is. Professional techs understand these dynamics and this guy was just taking a huge dump on them. F-this dude he deserves to only work on B-movies until he learns to be a trues Professional!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    HEY MORI IS BACK IN OTHER BALE RANT TB

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Not news, not cool news

    by catlettuce4

    Let's apply that criterion to the rest of AICN's output, shall we? ScriptGirl - not news, not cool news AICN Tabletop - not news (to anyone who looks for half a second), not cool news.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    The idea of Harry selling out

    by Dancingforever

    Is a topic for 5 years ago, it's not really a secret anymore. Anyone who visits movie sets and flaunts his friendship with directors is beyond objective. The greatest irony of AiCN is Harry is the biggest Plant of them all.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Harry = disgustingly shameless starfucker that defends Bale

    by TallBoy66

    Ick. I like the site alot but somehow trying to justify someone's actions like that is just ick. You're also the one who defended Polanski. Jesus Christ, Knowles, just because they're in Hollywood doesn't make them fucking untouchable. You get so gat-damn righteous about Bush constantly, but the second a left-Hollywierd douche goes off you rush to defend them? Shamless sucking up. That's real sad.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    A bit unfair Harry?

    by The Dark Shite

    I'm a big Christian Bale fan, but the fact is he lives in the public eye, this DP guy doesn't. He probably makes a living (earning considerably less than Bale) by going from film to film, based on his previous job. Counter-acting bad publicity for Bale, by printing something that you heard from somebody else, but also may not be true (as you weren't there) is just as bad. Look, some people argue, some get stressed out & argue in an overly heated way. That's life. But nobody deserves to be ranted at in a half British, half American accent for that long!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way, this O' Reilly shit

    by Pompoulus

    is weak. The obvious difference is that Ooooh Reilly owes his (relative) popularity to his righteous rage, his 'culture warrior' status. Which kind of implies that he only gets angry at people who deserve it, you know, DIRTY LIBERAL PINKO HIPPIES -- not some working slob. Righteous fury, not pitching a fit because his latte is too cold, that's the kind of image he pretends to despise. Bale, on the other hand, is an actor. His career is built not one bit on what he's really like as a person, he never pretended to be some shining paragon of justice or morality. So the fact that he's a douchebag means little. Unlike our smarmy Fox friend. Simple difference. And I knew people would draw the line as if they're exactly the same thing.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    sounded like Bale was the ONLY ONE with a problem here

    by the power of GREYSKULL

    did the director have a problem with the DP walking around? <p> no <p> did the 1st AD have a problem with the DP walking around? <p> no <p> did Bale suddenly decide this was HIS movie and his movie ALONE and that HE was in charge, not the director, not the AD - and take matters into his OWN hands? <p> yes <p> Harry, I can think of at least one scenario where the lights would need to be constantly be tweaked and the DP could well be the only one who can see it (ok maybe the camera op, too - unless they're one in the same on this set) - <p> let's say you are doing a REVERSE (do I need to explain what kind of shot that is to people?) and you are reasonably CLOSE on your actor's face - and it's an "emotional" scene where he tends to move his head around a fair bit... <p> sometimes you can light a shot like that so the actor can move their head all they want and it's no problem, but sometimes you just can't - sometimes you need to get in there and adjust that shit - course you do that IN BETWEEN takes and who knows? maybe the DP was completely unprofessional and needed to be talked to? <p> that's not the problem - the problem is it's NOT HIS PLACE to do that and THAT is completely unprofessional! <p> did BALE threaten physical violence on the DP? <p> yes <p> did BALE tell the AD to "shut the fuck up"? <p> yes <p> did BALE contradict and UNDERMINE the director in front of the whole crew?? <p> yes <p> so tell me Harry, who exactly was behaving unprofessionally here?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    PLEASE! Let's stop calling him McG...

    by NeilF

    This twat is called Joseph Nichol...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I'll rephrase..

    by The Dark Shite

    To rephrase what I said, which maybe didn't get my point across well..isn't it unfair to essentially lable this guy as unprofessional? Bearing in mind the fact that you don't know him & he probably depends on his reputation to earn a living? Bale could never work again & he'd still be rich. This guy works a real day job.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    "IT'S FUCK-ING DIS-TRACT-ING!!!" That's a good guy, Harry?

    by TallBoy66

    Ugh. Just ugh.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    JoseJones

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "i don't see why a forensic photographer is more important than an actor. and if a nurse is important, well a doctor is much more important than her, so can a doctor shit on a nurse by this logic?" If you don't see why a forensic photographer is more important than an actor, that speaks to you being a useless moron, not the important of a given job. Guess what dude, Doctors chew out nurses all the fucking time, because...they are more important. Thats how it works. "i hope detectives shit on this faggot photographer. you are just taking pictures, they are actually solving crimes. anyone can take a fucking picture... what makes you so fucking special?" Guess what would happen if he did that? His peers and co-workes would think he's a totall fucking faggot idiot. Which is what people currently think of Bale. " push himself emotionally for this scene" You mean scowl and talk in a low grunt? Yeah, fuck me, I can imagine how horrible and stressful it must be to visit such dark corners of the human soul. "F-this dude he deserves to only work on B-movies until he learns to be a trues Professional!". The quote speaks for itself. This is no different from O'Rielly, only Bale thought he had a legitimate reason for being angry, whereas O'Rielly was freaking out because he is too retarded to understand simple English. O'Rielly also pretends on a daily basis to be an educated and informed individual, thus it was waaaaaay funnier. Bales just rules because it's Batman shitting on some meek crew member.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    My point Kurzinski Valentine is

    by Amy Chasing

    if you're not actually there, you can't know the whole story. That goes for everything. I'm not defending Bale, but who knows what's going on in his life, or what the DP's body language was like, or what their history is. There's plenty of reasons why you can't just say "this guy was right, this guy was wrong" here.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Except for the whole tape of him screaming like a lunatic Amy.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    If he spoke to me like that..

    by The Dark Shite

    I'd knock the cunt out. Simple as that. I think the DP came off as polite & calm in comparison. McGimp came off as a weak little shit, scared to step in, just in case Bale walked.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    oh ok fine

    by Amy Chasing

    you wanna slam someone completely based on an audio recording, go ahead. I guess that's justice for ya.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    CherryValance

    by the power of GREYSKULL

    yes it's true people lose it all the time in every profession - especially when there is big money riding on the project - but you know what separates the true professional from the dumb shit who has been promoted to the level of their incompetency? <p> WHERE they do it - if you do that shit in front of everyone, especially if you single someone out in front of everyone - MOST especially if you disrespect those who are trying to help you by telling you to take that shit some place else - you fall into the dumb shit category. <p> I have seen plenty of blow-ups in my time but the people whom I still respect afterwards are the ones understand you do that shit in private

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    I think we basically all agree.

    by Pompoulus

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    But

    by Pompoulus

    We are seperated into "bad things happen" and "people should be nice and good and dispense lollipops to each other all the time" camps.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    zzzzzzzzzzzz...sorry, I tuned out there

    by Brody77

    who cares? I doubt he's the first actor to throw down and certainly not the last. I've not listened to the clip, but did he use his dodgy Batman voice? Anyone consider this was leaked to generate more publicity for the flick? People will be watching this film's progress more closely now for sure. I do agree though that Mr Knowles is being every so slightly hypocritical & biased towards Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Hurlbut deserved His Spanking

    by misterk360

    Because he's a big weeny. I've worked with ultra peevish DP's in the past and they just piss everyone off. They never know how to talk with people and are always changing their minds over and over and have to personally adjusting every light bulb on set. Also, he's not entirely new and has been working for over 20 years in the Industry and should of known better. I bet every G&E in the world is laughing their combined asses off at him. I know I am.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    CHRISTIAN BALE IS A GOD

    by SomaShine

    Only he could come out of this looking better than before..and oh yeah..Harry, yer still a fucking tool..you said "why arent we posting this" by POSTING IT..dumb ass..coming from the same site that posted topless Meagan Fox pics from Jennifers Body..you are or you arent Harry..TOOL

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by SomaShine

    WHAT DONT YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by SomaShine

    WHAT DONT YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by SomaShine

    WHAT DONT YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by SomaShine

    WHAT DONT YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Brody77

    by The Dark Shite

    Nah, he didn't use his dodgy Batman voice, but I'm not sure which accent he was doing. It was pretty fucked up! Not a mixture of British & American, it was like British one minute, American the next, then back. Bizarre.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    McG ... Fuckin McG?

    by eyeball22

    His name is Joe Nichol.... Fucks sake! I could understand it if his surname was McGuff or something else kinda Farty... But Joe Nichol... Jeez.. "I called myself McG because all my brothers had the same name.. sob sob". I dont know if thats true, eitherway... CLASS WANKER!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Bale is the same age as me. Both 34 yrs young.

    by GQtaste

    He's not 22 anymore so for him to act out like that like a diva,ala, Diana Ross, Maria Carrey, Cher, Madonna, Jolie, etc. is being a fucking pussy.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Bale was channeling Princess Leia.

    by Amy Chasing

    Hence the British one minute & American the next. Princess Leia could rip Bale a new one, hands down.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by The Dark Shite

    When Leia's done with Bale, she can rip me a new one too. I'm oiled & waiting.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Hypocrisy

    by bollocks

    So, let me get this straight...some of the biggest assholes on the internet post on AICN talkbacks, and then poke insults at Christian Bale claiming he's an asshole. Well, I guess you guys know your own. Maybe he'll sign up and join us?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    SHOULD'VE GUNKATA'D THAT BITCH!

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale can do whatever the fuck he wants-

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    The DP is lucky he didn't get his lights shoved up his ass. Seriously- if Terminator Salvation does not suck- it will be because of Christian Bale. He's fucking Batman- and nobody gives batman shit. Seriously- Bale is a great actor, and Mr. DP should STFU. Go Batman! And one more thing Bale- you're only cool if you do Batman 3!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by The Dark Shite

    2 words. Fuck. That.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    If he spoke to me like that...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I'd tape it and sell it to TMZ.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    DID I FUCKIN STUTTER...?

    by eyeball22

    Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol (born August 9, 1968) is an American film and television producer and director. He was nicknamed McG from birth to differentiate him from his uncle and grandfather, both of whom are also named Joe Jerk.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    But really what saddens me the most is Harry's

    by GQtaste

    excuses for this kind of behavior. It's like when we were in jr. high and everybody took the side of the popular kid and dogged the nerd. Well, I got some news for you guys, most of you are fucking nerds so remember that when you're taking up for Bale and his temper tantrum. After all, Harry took pussy way out putting ALL the blame on an anonymous face compared to the famous dude. It's beyond sickening! And this is coming from a person that loves Bale as an actor but I'm not deaf or blind. Harry should be a pr crisis person or a publicist because he's has no fucking shame w/ what he contends. I thought it was bad when Capone went gaga over Paris a few months back when he got to interview her and the way he went on and on about how great she was and how they "touched" under the table. Another truly sickening ass-kissing 1000%. But Harry has definitely topped Capones pussiness w/ his blind or undying support for the head movie star. Which he'll do 9 times out of ten sadly! Shame on you for being two-faced and I don't know how the hell you could have taken that stance. And I don't give a fuck about how many times these divas act out like this b/c their backers always end up throwing them under the carpet.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Bale must be experimenting with the HGH again.

    by Its a LION

    Don't make me angry: You wouldn't like me when I'm angry! And God help you if you cut me off in traffic... rrrrrrrrRAAAAAAAAW, I'll fuckin' kill you, you bloody cunt!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    I walked behind the shot and all I got was this lousy...

    by Amy Chasing

    http://site.despair.com/christianbale/

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by Continentalop

    Great. Now I got to be thinking of that before I go to bed.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Why doesn't McG go by his other name?

    by Continentalop

    You know, Dickwad.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    At home with the Bales

    by The Dark Shite

    "What do you want for dinner Darling?" Shut the fack up. It's fahking distracting. I want Spaghetti. What don't you fahcking Anderrrstand?"

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    DP: "I thought we we're supposed to be a team, a unit?"

    by Guitar Heroine

    Christian Bale: "Suck my unit!"

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Lets see PETA spin this.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    This is what happens when humans don't eat meat. They get skinny, pale, and really fucking uptight.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by The Dark Shite

    Humans are supposed to eat animals. That's why cows are made out of steak.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Even if he shit on his foot....

    by RosebudsStarfish

    ...Bale should have never reacted that way. Amateur move or not Bale did not need to dress down the DP in that matter for any reason whatsoever. I want to know what magic serum is inside Bale's Ballbag that Harry sucks his dick so much. What are you expecting to be rewarded with fat man....gooey ropes of dexatrim? What a hypocritical hunk of horseshit this all is. Bale is a dickhead no matter the context of this childish outburst. And yes I said childish even after posting what I did.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    550+ posts later...

    by Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Harry being a fucking apologist? What else is new. You know that he won't be slobbing on your knob no matter how hard you defend him, right? Why should we care if Bale's a dick? I'm sure that your average AICN talkbacker would consider most of these pampered motherfuckers we call "artists" to be dicks, but we watch the movies anyways. Harry, just forget this shit and start preparing to pimp out the inevitable Hostel 3. At least Eli Roth might actually lick your nuts.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    gooey ropes of dexatrim

    by Super Nintendo Chalmers

    ewwwww

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    I do have a question for those chowing on Bales cock...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...If a DP, any DP, had taken half a day to wait for light, and Bale had fluffed his lines, and the DP had run in screaming "YOU WORTHLESS FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT, I'LL BREAK YOUR FUCKING FACE! YOU RUINED THE FUCKING SHOT YOU MAGGOT CUNT!" do you think it would be"acceptable" behaviour and understandable given the circumstances, blah blah blah. Fuck no. They would sack his ass.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Here's a pic of the guy Bale yelled at:

    by Dingbatty

    http://www.shanehurlbut.com/bio.html

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    WNB

    by Continentalop

    The answer is simply no because life is unfair. While a DP's job is hard and takes a lot of skill, it isn't a performance job, and by that I mean he is not suddenly put on the spot and expected to perform something flawless right then and there. He has the "luxury" of not being judged by his work while he is working but by how it looks after it is shot. <p> Actors, however, are judged by their performance which they have to do while the cameras are running. They are put on the spot and expected to hit a mark or perform flawlessly each take, and if they don't get it people will look down upon their work. <p> The second thing is that DPs also are lower on the totem pole than most major stars and as such are not given as much preferential treatment. Producers and studios pay way more for a major actor than they do for a star, plus if a star pulls out of a picture halfway it cost shitloads to reshoot, but you can always replace a DP in hopes no one notices. Stars are simply more important than DPs and as such you have to take their belief that their craft is more important to the success of the film than a DPs. It isn't fair, but life isn't fair. Soldier's actually do all the fighting, but they have to salute some dick with stripes who usually never sees the frontline. That is how life operates.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Whoops

    by Continentalop

    "Producers and studios pay way more for a major actor than they do for a STARr" I meant to say "than they do a DP". Getting late.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Your right, and thats why people hate dicks like Bale.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "The second thing is that DPs also are lower on the totem pole than most major stars and as such are not given as much preferential treatment. " Thats the ONLY thing. And Bale knows that, as do all other major stars. The difference is it takes a real fuck head (Bale in this case) to act on it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    FUCK WITH MY LIGHTS AND YOUR DEAD

    by alucardvsdracula

    FUCK WITH MY LIGHTS WILL YOU HUH? DO YOU HEAR ME, HUH? I SAID DO YOU HEAR ME? I WILL RIP OUT YOUR ASSHOLE AND PUKE INTO YOUR INTESTINES, DO YOU UNDERSTAND? YOU, YOU, MOTHERFUCKER, YOU PIECE OF SHIT. WHAT, WHAT WAS THAT? I'M A BITCH, NO, YOU'RE THE FUCKIN BITCH. YOU KNOW WHAT, WE'RE DONE, PROFESSIONALLY. FUCK YOU, YOU ASSHOLE. I'M GONNA KICK YOUR ASS, YOU FUCK........... NOW I'M READY, LET'S DO THIS. FUCK YOU. And, boys and girls, that was Christian Bale talking to his mom. What a potty mouth.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I am not forgiving how Bale acted...

    by Continentalop

    ...but I do believe that the DP does have some responsibility for this by acting unprofessionally (You don't keep walking in an actors eye-line) but like I wrote earlier, I put the majority of the blame on McG's lap. As director he should control his set and realize if their is a problem. <p> I will admit, if more info comes out showing that this isn't an isolated incident (that maybe this was Bale finally loosing his cool after constantly trying to be calm about a problem) but instead a pattern by him or verbally abusing people, I will agree that he is a fuck head.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    bobparr

    by celebritydave

    "It sounds like Alec Baldwin talking to his daughter." thats some funny shit man

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Come on, who out there DIDN'T think this was funny?

    by alucardvsdracula

    I Absoloutely pissed myself. I just wish Bale had pulled out a gun... or an axe... now that would have been really cool.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "You don't keep walking in an actors eye-line" Are you people fucking serious with this shit. It's almost as funny as Bales outburts. Again, he's not a fucking brain surgeon. He's pulling a funny face and talking in a funny voice. If he can't handle some dork in peripheral vision, how about he take up something more suited to his abilities, like toilet cleaning. It's funny because its a retarded overreaction and signifies mind boggling self importance. Again, all he has to do is remember the lines and not walk into the furniture. He's swapping out a heart or defusing a bomb. He's acting like a tool, and as a result he's got several months of youtube remix's and late night talk show jokes at his expense. It's better than a punch in the mouth, which is probably what he would have got if he'd been around actual men, not film set fairies.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    alucardvsdracula

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The best bit is when you could hear him scuffle in the dirt as he did the quasi tough guy hold-me-back charge. Thats right, motherfucker, I'm gonna pretend like I'm gonna get in your face.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Why we don't talk about stories like this.

    by Lashlarue

    Harry, psst, you're talking about it now. <p>"You and me, we're done professionally. No Fuckin eh, Harry. I mean it. You're a nice guy, but you don't know shit about talkbackers!"

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Look...

    by SunTzu77

    Yes, tweaking with lights during filming is unprofessional... but also shouting and spewing a string of profanities for 5 - 10 minutes is a sign of weak character... and is just as unprofessional.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    sigh.....

    by The Amazing G

    just.....sigh

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    The Amazing G

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "Sigh.....just.....sigh". Thats really gay. Are you practicing what you're going to say to Hugh Jackman when you get him to sign your Wolverine poster at his next comic con?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Look you fucking dorks

    by C0ns

    Every single human being has had a "balegate" moment. I don't mean we've all went overboard it response to a mistake of a peer, but we've all done something in our lives that for one reason or another would have people thinking less of us, and that we regret. We didn't get our shit broadcast to the world, so why should Bale?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    He's an angry fuckin guy..

    by Ironthorman

    Bale is just a fuckin rage head. Everyone flies off the handle now and again, but everything I read from the guy that's candid and not blatantly endorsing his shit, he seem like he's just about to snap any moment. Im not even gonna say he shouldn't have freaked out, that's just human nature. but i hope the lousy bastard apologizes too.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    "We're done.......

    by The Dark Shite

    ...........professionally. I'm not gay everybody, honestly. I mean when I said that him & I are done..which we are..professionally.. Look I'm NOT GAY ok?"

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    There's an old saying...

    by SunTzu77

    Praise in public...reprimand in private. McG should have reigned Bale in quick. The DP answers to the Director. Yeah, I heard Bale tell the AD to shut-up... seriously... I would have been all over Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Retroactive:

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    I was quoting a post from Reddit.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    "We didn't get our shit broadcast to the world, so why should Ba

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Because he's a giant fucking movie star who was stupid enough to do in public. Why the fuck should be treat him like a fucking princess? If he was a fat mall security guard screaming at a kid on a skateboard it would be all over youtube too. Seriously, the line for people to feel sorry for in this life is really, really long and I'm not sure Bale, a millionaire asshole deserves a place on it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    I wanna nip that fucker who recored&leaked this mp3 in the bud!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And shame on all of you FUCKING MONKEYS that are crying about how oh-so-bad Mr. Bale is.<p>Shut the fuck up and move along. Thanks.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch, re=Eye-lines.

    by Continentalop

    Yes, I take that shit serious. Why? Because I like to think I am a serious editor and filmmaker and I like to think I work on serious movies, not a bunch of guys fucking around with the camcorder on the weekend. I like to make movies as good as they possibly can be, even if they are b-movies or low-budget independents. You obviously don't think it is a job that should be treated that seriously, which is fine, but don't try and act like us who do work in this profession are nuts or overreacting. This is our profession and something we are passionate about. <p> Serious, talented filmmakers take making movies seriously. You walk on a Scorsese’s set, you know not to walk in front of the actor's eye line. You come on a Spielberg’s set, you don't walk in front of the actor's eye line. You walk on Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Chris Nolan, Tarantino or even Wes Craven’s sets, and you don't walk in front of an actor's eye-line. The reason why is because you do not want to disrupt and actors performance, even for a moment, and take the audience out of the film. It is rude and disrespectful to an actor, and shows that you are not serious about the film or your craft. <p> And I know that Bale and McG are only making a film about robots that take over the world, not King Leer. But guys who are the big shots, the top guys in this town, treat everything they work on seriously and try to do their best work, and guys who hope to be big someday also take making films seriously, even if they are about ridiculous subject matter. That is how you get to the top, but treating it more than just playing pretend. <p> It’s like being a fucking pro athlete and telling him to relax because it is just a game. Yeah, it’s just a game, but it is a game they have dedicated their life to playing and are now getting paid millions. It also takes more dedication and devotion than I think many of us can fathom. So you can understand why an athlete can get emotional during a game, just like I can understand how and actor can get emotional while on set. <p>

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Why AICN Doesn't Post Links To Stories Like This...

    by D o o d

    But is still happy to post stories about this..!! Oh the Irony!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch...

    by C0ns

    You mouth breathing Neanderthal. Tell me right now where i said we should treat him like a princess? You can't; because i didn't say it. He should get his shit straightened out just like anyone else who snaps and does something stupid. What shouldn't happen is the whole GD thing being playing out on gossip sites like some lowest common denominator reality show. The same goes for your hypothetical security guard. It's not a matter of me feeling sorry for Bale, it's a matter of shit not playing out the way it should. There's no need for any of this. Especially not here, on a news site/review site. If it gets to Youtube, so be it. That's an entirely different matter.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "It’s like being a fucking pro athlete and telling him to relax because it is just a game." Which is why I laugh at fucking idiots who cry when their sports team loses. The fact that these people take the third sequal in a series of films about time travelling killer robots this serious is EXACTLY why people are fucking laughing at them. I've seen mentally challenged homeless people intently playing with their feces. I don't care how seriously they take it, it's still ridiculous AND funny. "You walk on a Scorsese’s set, you know not to walk in front of the actor's eye line. You come on a Spielberg’s set, you don't walk in front of the actor's eye line. You walk on Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Chris Nolan, Tarantino or even Wes Craven’s sets, and you don't walk in front of an actor's eye-line." Only we are on a McG set. Yes, the auteur behind the remakes of shitty 70's tv shows and unwatchable schmaltzy low grade trash like We Are Marshall. If Bale took his fucking craft so seriously, he wouldn't be whoring himself out to giant piles of trash like this film.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    hey WhinyNegativeBitch

    by The Amazing G

    I'm sighing because I think the shitstorm this "incident" has caused is ridiculous and people need to move the fuck on

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    On a funny note though...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...One of the few things I actually dislike about the trailer is the shitty, bad Mauro Fiore imitation photography. I think Bales just shitty because he knows Worthington is going to be walking away from the film a star, while he will always be Batman and that guy who gets really skinny.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    The Amazing G

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Got anything funnier in the world of entertainment to link us to?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    WNB

    by Pompoulus

    If it was a mall security guard yelling at a kid, nobody would care. The presence of this thread IS Bale's preferential treatment. Just admit it's your evening's entertainment and move on.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    well yeah it's funny....

    by The Amazing G

    but people are still making WAAAAAAAAY too big of a deal out of this, I mean come on people....

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    the power of GREYSKULL

    by most excellent ninja

    The guy walking in between the shot is the unprofessional one. Fucking pussy fuck. Alex Ferguson has lost it heaps of times, threw a shoe once which was well documented. Anyone give a fuck? No, because he gets the job done.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by most excellent ninja

    are you fucking serious? "because he knows Worthington is going to be walking away from the film a star, while he will always be Batman and that guy who gets really skinny." you are a fucking idiot.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Pompoulus

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You must be new to the internet. Part time policeman yelling at skateboarding teenager in Baltimore was a meme sensation a year or so back, replete with remixes. "Just admit it's your evening's entertainment and move on"....Of course it's our evenings entertainment...What else would it be? I'm not the one crying about poor, poor Martyr Bales right to privacy. Amazing G, thats what happens on slow news days. Seen the main page lately? Some guy might be writing some film that might have Gyllenhall in it which could be about the moon or something...Not quite as diverting as nerd god movie star goes expletive crazy. Not to mention how fun these talkbacks are.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    most excellent ninja

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I suppose James Camerons an idiot then too? Ever seen Worthington at work? The guys gonna be huge. For a month or two.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    My two cents.

    by ricarleite

    First, the DP will probably be the one losing the most here. Bale's not gonna lose any roles because of this. The DP mght never work again in a major film (I guess he won't be the director of photography on Will Smith's 20000 leagues under the sea). Second, I understand that Bale has warned the DP not to do this, and it was a major, MAJOR faux pax on him, but you do not lose your temper and drop F bombs and threat to resort physical violence for five minutes. If I did this at my job, no matter what the other person did, I'd get my ass fired as well. If the CEO of the company, who gets as much $ as Bale does, did that, he WOULD be asked to leave the company. It does NOT justify his actions. You don't do this at other people. He should have spoken with McG and told him to fire the guy, and explained what happened. The delays alone would have the DP fired for SURE. Which brings us on the last subject, McG. This guy is pathetic. He is the FUCKING DIRECTOR! What did he mean, he didn't see it? He was somewhere else?! On the most important scene in the film?! Are you kidding me? This guy directs bullet time scenes and music videos. The fact Bale calls him McG on the set just show how little respect he has. It's like Marlon Brando calling Frank Oz Mrs Piggie. McG is the one to blame here, he should have put his DP under control, if he knows he does that. He worked with the guy before. McG and Shane are over. Bale should watch his step, next time, the DP might have a gun. And, as a public person, you do NOT go on insane rage periods when you know microphones are all around.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    "Alex Ferguson has lost it heaps of times...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Anyone give a fuck?" No. Because no one knows who the fuck he is.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Man you guys are a bunch of pussy ass cunts

    by most excellent ninja

    do you know Bale? Then how the fuck does it matter? Are you guys like those mainstream bitches who if they had enough culture to check out a Herzog film they'ed think Klaus Kinski is a maniac and no one would want to work with him again? Thing is they would want to work with him again. Bale is the same way but Bale was in the right. Fucking pussies. Klaus Kinski to all accounts was a right cunt, but people would still work with him. You think directors are going to go "ohh Christian Bale is so mean, I don't want to hire him because he might hurt my feelings" fuck off. This isn't a school playground. Good directors will take cunts, drug addicts, whatever, as long as the product works.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by most excellent ninja

    That's because you're a fucking idiotic american cunt. Hundreds of millions of people know who he is. Somehow you don't so apparently no one cares. You're looking like a complete fool so might aswell shut the fuck up.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    ricarleite

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You're taking Harrys word for it that this was the most important scene in the film. Which is definatly bullshit. I would wonder about CEO's getting called on Rages though. I doubt it. I've seen fucking supermarket managers raging at staff while I've been waiting in line, so I can't imagine the head of Walmart being reprimanded for this. Not to mention you have producers like Scott Rudin spitting on staff and tossing paper weights into their heads.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    let me put it to ya this way

    by The Amazing G

    unless you can honestly 100% say you've never lost your temper and shouted or cussed at someone then you're being a hypocrite if you think this is a big deal

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    sorry harry

    by Potatino

    but the thought of screaming at a parent gasp and recoil in shock... maybe I'm old fashioned and shit. Other than that I agree with some of what you said but yelling at your parents... Goddam!... Wrong!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    ricarleite

    by most excellent ninja

    Hollywood and movies don't work like this, Bale is intergral to this production and Warner Bros in exec's eyes. He could of beat the shit out of the guy and he'd still get to do the sequel. Don't confuse a standard company for the way film works. It's not just to say Hollywood lives in a different landscape, but sometimes you would let things go because the product and money matters in the end.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    most excellent ninja

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Except I'm not American. I'm British. But nice try. Just because I can't place the name of some obscure english man, I'm a complete fool? Who is he? What did he accomplish? What did he invent? Never heard of anything important related to him. " Klaus Kinski to all accounts was a right cunt, but people would still work with him." Actually, no, people didn't want to work with him, thats why he took on so many shitty roles over his career. Try reading his autobiography, you oh so cultured man. Also, you're going to compare Bale and McG to Kinski and Herzog? Why not just piss on his grave while you're at it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    The Amazing G

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Again G, I'm a fucking nobody. Me cussing and yelling and throwing a fit, unless spectacularly funny (like said security guard and skateboarder) is not lulz worthy. Major hollywood douche bag, on the other hand is. Bale is not like normal people. Thats why he gets paid millions of dollars to say shit on camera. This shit works both ways. You don't become a celebrity so you can have your right to privacy protected.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Yeah, you’re are right WhinyNEgativeBitch…

    by Continentalop

    It’s like that time Brando had to work on that gangster film in the 70’s that Paramount thought was going to be a dud. The one with a cast of no-names (well, the guy from TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD was in it, and so was b-actors Sterling Hayden and Richard Conte) and it was directed by this no name that used to work for Roger Corman and made that dud Finian’s Rainbow. No one should have taken the eye-line serious on that set. What was the name of that movie again? <p> Yes, people freaking out about there sports team losing is ridiculous, but an athlete getting paid millions upset about losing is another thing. They have spent years training themselves, pushing themselves and competing against other people who want their spot. It is completely understandable how they would look at it as more than a game. <p> Another thing is you can’t just turn on and off passion, as much as people like to think so. One of the traits that make the actors, writers and directors who reach the top get there and stay up there is their dedication and their consistency. You put out only 50% on a bad movie, than it is very unlikely you’ll put out 100% on a good movie. Its like working out or practicing before a sporting event. If you don’t push yourself during your practice or workouts, how are you going to push yourself during the big game? Well that also works for movies; you don’t push yourself even on the less important ones, how are you going to turn it up a notch on the big ones. Just magically flick a button. I am an editor now, and I am not going to pretend I am some big shot or claim I work on big movies - far from it. But I have worked on some very good projects, just like I have worked on some crappy features. And while I might not have put as much effort in the crappy ones as the ones I cared about, I treated both films seriously and tried to do the best job I could. And if someone broke one of the taboos of the editing room, even during the crappy movies, I let them know about it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    What the fuck are you talking about? The studio KNEW The Godfather was going to be a massive fucking hit, thats why they were nervous about Coppollas choices, and made Brando screen test so much. They also continually complained about his choice of DP. Again, thats Coppollas set, and people take it seriously because he demands it. Bale knew he was going to work on a McG film. A McG sequal to a sequal to a sequal. It's not even remotely comparable to a film featuring Brando and based on one of the best selling books of its time. Also your confusing passion with being a cock head. Thats not passion. Thats some arrogant wanker moaning and bitching because about his precious craft, and demanding attention because its clear his director doesn't give a fuck. Yes, I also laugh at sportsmen crying when they lose. If Bale wants professionalism, don't sign on for McG movies. Real fucking simple.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Continentalop - I make movies too

    by dark_mullet

    I also make independent low budget movies. I also take them very seriously. I've worked as a director on my own movies and as an actor on other movies. And I must say, if an actor can't handle someone passing his eye sight then he's in the wrong profession. "You never walk in their eye line"? Fucking please. Actors are the lowest on the totem poll if you ask me, they're/we're monkeys playing make beleive. It's not deep, it's not an art, it's pretending to be someone else. And if you can't handle that because you're actually on a set, then you're not an actor.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    And there is a reason why you are a nobody…

    by Continentalop

    I’m not trying to rip into you WhinyNegativeBitch, but one of the things that makes these guys successful is the fact they take it all very seriously. The don’t just flick a fucking “only a McG movie” switch and than flick it back when they are working with Herzog. They are CONSISTENTLY trying to do good work. That is why the eye-line in important, no matter which movie. I worked on a b-movie where they yelled at a member of the crew for constantly getting in a person’s eye-line. And when I was working on a b-movie, you can tell who is going to make it by watching how they acted on set. The actors who memorized all their lines and put a lot of thought in it despite the subject matter; the grips and electrics that didn’t talk when the camera was rolling just because it was only a b-movie; and the PAs who treated this as a learning experience and not a waste of time because it was going directly to video; these where the people you knew who were going to be working in the big studio films.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    By the way, you should have used Star Wars...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...As an example. A film where the on set crew fucked around and didn't give a shit about what they were shooting. Remember when the star of that flick, Ford, threw a hissy fit for the lack of professionalism? Oh...wait...No, because he thought it was a pile of shit too. He just did his job and read his fucking lines and didn't cry like a little girl when the crew laughed at chewbacca.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "The don’t just flick a fucking “only a McG movie” switch and than flick it back when they are working with Herzog." Except...when they do. You can watch Pacino and Deniro sleep walk through tons of junk if you'd like. Or Nicholson, phoning it in when he feels like it. Or Norton, who if someone irritates him, grows a silly moustache and sleeps through his lines. Again, if Bale was looking to do consistantly good work, he wouldn't sign on to a McG film. Thats the thing. If this was Daniel Day Lewis going ape shit bananas on There Will Be Blood, it would be funny, but people would cut him some slack. This is an actor whoring himself out to a killer robot movie, and as a result, everyone is laughing at him.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Dark-Mullet

    by Continentalop

    As I said before, I am not defending Bale actions here, but the idea that the eye-line is unimportant is just ludicrous. It is a sign of professionalism. I work as an editor now - if a director touches one of the buttons on my computer I basically slap his wrist. No one touches the editing counsel except for me or one of my assistance. Why? Because it is post-production etiquette. That is the same thing as crossing in front of someone’s eye-line. It might seem ridiculous and silly to those outside of the business, but it is one of the things I have discovered that separates the real professionals in this business from those who are not as serious about it as me. <p> Is there obvious exceptions to this rule? Yes, obviously with a place as chaotic as a film set there is going to be people crossing in front of the eye-line, no matter what, and you expect your actors to be able to handle that. But the question is it a rare occurrence or is it common occurrence. If it is common, I imagine that is not a very professional set and I doubt I would have much confidence in the film being made.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You're right about that, very, very few people have confidence in this film being of decent quality. Again, another reason this tape is so funny. Especially when you hear McG "Huh? What happened? I was counting my money, sorry."

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    "This is an actor whoring himself out to a killer robot movie"

    by Continentalop

    No, this is an actor still trying to establish himself as a major box-office star. He has yet to get himself cemented in the Nicholson, DeNiro, Pacino class. Maybe after he has established himself long enough and he feels safe in his career he will start to sleepwalk more. I mean, we are talking about Bale being a $20 a film star here. I can see why he is a little worried about his performance and how well he is received even in a silly movie about killer robots. <p>

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    "This is an actor whoring himself out to a killer robot movie"

    by Continentalop

    No, this is an actor still trying to establish himself as a major box-office star. He has yet to get himself cemented in the Nicholson, DeNiro, Pacino class. Maybe after he has established himself long enough and he feels safe in his career he will start to sleepwalk more. I mean, we are talking about Bale being a $20 a film star here. I can see why he is a little worried about his performance and how well he is received even in a silly movie about killer robots. <p>

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Won't post it?

    by Sonic Reducer

    Hey Harry weren't you the one that had the pictures of the candidates of who would be Batman and the copy of Bale's was shirtless and autographed? I'm sure it's coincidence.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    YOU'RE A NICE GUY, YOU'RE A NICE GUY!!

    by Sonic Reducer

    He could have at least used his Batman voice when having his menstral moment!!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    And WhinyNegativeBitch

    by Continentalop

    I am not disagreeing with you that it isn't funny, or that Bale doesn't look like an asshole. He very well could be but this could also be a one-time event. My disagreement with you is that A) What he is arguing over is not completely frivolous (he is a professional actor who takes his job serious); and B) that this makes McG look worse in my opinion than it does Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "No, this is an actor still trying to establish himself as a major box-office star." and yet he can't handle someone walking through his eye line. Maybe he just doesn't have what it takes. I wonder if anyone ever walked through Eastwoods eye line? Or how many times he went ape shit crazy at crews on spaghetti westerns...Probably never. Thats why he's a real movie star well into his 70's, while Bale will be forgotten.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Oh, and this HAS to be over the credits at the end

    by ricarleite

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    So many quotes from that recording alone

    by DarthBakpao

    ... Fuck! What the fuck is it with you? I was looking at the light. IT'S FUCKING DISTRACTING! No, no, fuck! What don't you fucking understand? Think for one fucking second! I'm gonna fuckin' kick your fuckin' ass! Seriously man, you and me, we're fuckin' done professionaly.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Par for the Course

    by The Angriest Planet

    While this sort of thing is shocking for people outside Tinseltown, it's pretty much standard operating procedure around these parts. I used to work for a guy who managed an actor who was getting a tad senile. He often ordered food, forgot what he ordered and then tore the wait staff a new one when they brought what he actually ordered instead of what he thought he ordered. He got really mean and everyone around just sat in terrified silence as the waitress was reduced to tears. As this actor is surrounded by yes men, nobody says anything. I was the only one who ever had the balls to stand up to him but eventually I gave up because the actor would FORGET that we talked or that the event even happened! Anway...my point is that while bad behavior is not the norm in Hollywood, it certainly is prevalent. People get away with it because the people around them are afraid of losing their jobs. As for this incident, Bale had a point but he shouldn't have been making it and not in such a harsh manner. It should have been the AD or McG. But I guess they were just too scared or tired or were just waiting for it to blow over. who knows? Who cares? Hope the movie turns out okay.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Re: WhinyNegativeBitch

    by ricarleite

    I have seen a project manager go on a bezerk rant like this, at about 5 PM. At 7 PM his manager asked him to come to his office. He was cleaning his desk 15 minutes later. He brought a LOT of $ into the company.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    You fraking hypocrites

    by ominus

    you are so perfect,so civilized,so out of human frailties,so comfortable with your big human selves,that you think that you have the absolute right to judge,criticize,characterize and condemn people because they have the bad luck to be celebrities?? <p>yes bale shouldnt have react like that,it isnt the most correct way to express your dissatisfaction with someone,BUT on the other do you know what really happened there and what caused his outburst? are you so sure you wouldnt have reacted like that? moreover does he do this all the time in all his films? was it a random bad moment of his life or is this a trademark of his character? how would you react in his place? or havent you ever reacted like that in your life,when an idiot whom you work with,is unprofessional and ruins your work? oh yes i forget you are all saints... <p>how the frak do you know that bale is a monster who beats his mother and sister, if you dont know him personally and havent ever work with him? how the frak can you judge him only by an mp3 file? oh yeah you are the audience,the people who send the artists,their idols,their gods to paradise,as easy as they send them to hell if they,god forbid,behave like humans... <p>frak you people and your fraking judgements.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Actors.

    by hoisin

    I can't stand his Welsh/American accent. He just made a Prima Donna twat of himself.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Ominus

    by The Dark Shite

    "how the frak do you know that bale is a monster who beats his mother and sister, if you dont know him personally and havent ever work with him? how the frak can you judge him only by an mp3 file?" We don't. We also don't know that the DP is fucking useless & that Bale had a right to act like a cunt. Which is what is being unfairly insinuated in the article.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    hoisin

    by The Dark Shite

    It gets worse! He doesn't have a Welsh accent. He has an English accent & refers to himself as English. He was just born in Wales 'cause his dad was stationed there in the RAF. I'm a fan of his, (hence my name) but he's weird. He doesn't stop people calling him Welsh because he thinks it "sounds poetic." So, he's an Englishman, who lets people call him Welsh & speaks with a fake American twang. That's pretty fucked up.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Why can't any of you frakkers take me seriously?

    by kungfuhustler84

    Can't all you frakking pieces of frak just see where I'm coming from? I demand respect while maintaining a non-swear word dialogue! Frak you people!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Well, if it was a FOX movie

    by RedHHades

    with some other actor and not the fanboys favorite "I have only one voice Bale", I BET hell would break here at AICN with Harry writting a bigger than life rant about how actors act like twats on sets and have no respect for the ones who work hard behind the scenes. But... you know, a WB movie, bringing the site to the sets, exclusives... what a sell out. No excuses for Bale acting like a twat. I will wait for another actor having a bust on the set, someone in a FOX movie... let's wait for the soulfull and so understanding defense...that will never come.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Frak

    by kungfuhustler84

    frak frak frak.<p>This is the worst, most embrassaing talkback ever.<p>I apologize to all that read this for having posted in this piece of shit.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Dark Shite

    by ominus

    if you listen to the mp3 carefully,you will hear bale yelling,that this guy,Bruce the DP,has interrupted the scene more than once. <p>frak harry's statement,just listen to what bale shouts in the mp3.he doesnt give me the impression of a primadona,but rather a processional actor who got fed up with an amateur DP. <p>i dont acclaim bales outbreak,but i wont say,like the other crybabies here, that his reaction was unjustified.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    I have never seen Battlestar Galactica

    by kungfuhustler84

    and I never will now.<p>Fucking nerds...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    You just dont get it

    by RosebudsStarfish

    I dont understand why so many of you cannot wrap your brains around the concept of being truly professional and even semi-tolerant of other peoples mistakes. Im talking about Bale totally losing his mind over something trivial. Thats right, in the scope of what was going on his reaction far outweighed what is trivial in comparison to real issues. Reasons to degrade and humiliate someone like Bale did: 1) You find them in bed with your wife. 2) Their incompetence results in your loss of a body part. 3) They have intentionally hurt a family member. Outside of these things there is NO REASON for Bale to have talked to this person in public like he did. Yes we all have bad days, yes there are times when most of us can be dicks but never have I heard something so grossly ridiculous as Bales rant over something so trivial. Yeah, trivial...the shot can be done 10000 times until he is happy.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    and agree with those who say

    by ominus

    that the real responsible for this unpleasant event,is MCG.if you call yourself a director and cant control your set and your cast/crew,then you dont deserve to work in a movie.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    My two euro cents on this

    by emeraldboy

    are what happens in the locker room stays in the locker room. what happens on the movie set should stay on the movie set. unless there is someone who really hates bale and thinks he is an asshole. that is why this thing got released. the stories about cameron were legendary. including the one where he blew his top when an accountant from fox with orders to get costs down on the movie was sent packing but not before Jim edged this guy on to the precipice of an empty water tank with a 100ft drop. cameron told this guy to fuck off off his film set and to never set foot on his film set again and called him a fucking jerk. disgruntled footballers use thier agents to write letters demanding transfers. Irish football legend Shay given used his agent Micheal Kennedy to release a letter demanding that his client Shay given be transfered from the shambollically run newscatle united to Manchester City football club. which is run by the Saudis. The Roy keane interview which hastened his departure from the club was a two hour interview. editied down on Alex fergusons orders. the club had just been bought by Malcolm glazer and his two sons. Keane in the interview had a go at everyone, players, supporters, the board and the manager. In english football. there is a golden rule. you do not cross sir alex ferguson. and keane did and he was sacked.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    One other reason.....

    by RosebudsStarfish

    ....to speak that way. You find Mutha F*cking Snakes on your Plane.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Yeah!

    by kungfuhustler84

    FRAK Harry's statement!<p>You hear that Harry. Frak you from the fans!<p>Boy am I bored.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    TRIVIAL!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!!!

    by ominus

    its trivial when someone ruins for the 10th time the most important scene of your movie?????? JESUS CHRIST

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Ominus

    by The Dark Shite

    I'm not saying it was unjustified either. Over the top? Absolutely. I just think it's unfair for Harry to back Bale, dragging the DP's name through the mud in the process, based on something he'd heard from an un-named source,not fact. Particularly as the source says nothing that can't be heard in the clip. It's biased & not cool. Nor is it news.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Since Bale is a method actor

    by smackfu

    Technically speaking, this guy is distracting Bale while he's trying to save the last remnants of humanity from total annihilation. He is dealing with FUCKING CYBORGS THAT LOOK LIKE PEOPLE walking into his camp and blowing people away, and this asshole is wandering around checking the lightbulbs.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    I have heard stories that...

    by emeraldboy

    atmosphere on clints movies is very relaxed.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    RosebudsStarfish

    by Continentalop

    If you were working in construction and every time one of your co-workers fucked something up, like say the way a wall is being constructed, so you had to keep redoing it over and over instead of moving on to another part of the project, I think you might finally lose your cool and freak out. <p> I am not saying that is what happened, but that is what could have happened. Right now we don't know if this DP just accidentally got in front of Bales eye-line on one or two occasions (which is a no-no but completely understandable mistake, and might even have been necessary if it was an important scene and he say something that had to be fixed quickly) or if he was constantly getting in Bale's eye-line despite Bale asking him not too. Either the DP or Bale could be at fault here, but one person certainly has some blame and that is McG.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Ominus

    by RosebudsStarfish

    Oh, now its 10 times. Im sure you can back that up. So, lets assume it was 10 or even 20. That deserves the tirade Bale unleashed? Something that can be done over and over and over until everyone feels that it is just right IS trivial. It wasnt something that had one chance to be done properly like a moon landing.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Trashomon...

    by AudaAbuTayi

    …Harry, you know what? That person who happened to be on set is just as trapped in her subjectivity as any listener of that audio. Sure, she knew the context, lalala, but her positive judgment on Bale, while steeped in actual contact and experience with the actor, is just as incomplete and untrue an opinion as anyone's. Only Bale can know Bale (even though anger can cloud judgment). Truth is: eye of the beholder. I find it sickening that a great number of people seem to think they can judge any stranger they see on a TV screen, even though I'm prone to the sickness. It's the old objectification principle of all other subjects but ourselves, well explored by Jean-Paul Sartre and vulgarized by Paul Auster. The cultural (or subcultural) roots of this phenomenon go deep, the result of a society obsessed and distracted by images (which makes neurological sense but still). And people in need of some existential grounding, even an illusionary one. A wardrobe malfunction, an on-set rant, a flying telephone, a shaven head, a lesbian affair... Same shit, different day. People should learn to judge themselves before they start trashing others but then again, if that moral principle where a law, we wouldn't have the plurality of democratic opinions or the First Amendment. In that spirit, it is entirely up to you if you choose to comment or not, release the story or axe it. Some better angels can become demons that bite you in the ass, as demons love to do. Still, people think they own celebrities' private lives and should have their voyeuristic access because those celebrities are paid so godamn much to just “act out.” An other corollary of modern objectification is a warped sense of property, through cash paid to see the artistic works. I find an artist's only valid expression is in her works, not her private life. Now we know why Kubrick went into hiding. Now Salinger doesn't seem so much like a crazed, paranoid ermit. Brangelina are moving to France for just that reason and Johnny Depp stays there for the vineyards... And just to disclose: I really don't get the credit/ admiration Christian Bale gets as an actor. He hasn't wowed me since American Psycho and that movie was unfortunately far below the level of his acting. That doesn't mean his private life should be dissected out of context and ignorance. I will say, however, that this rant made me laugh thoroughly, so I would like to thank all of those involved in creating it, even inadvertently so. Is McG short for McGuffin? Because it does sound like he's the BS pretext for a director... Shit... now I've just contradicted my whole rant. Only human. Terminator salivation is upon us. Let's drool in anticipation and cry after the fact. Tears of joy, tears of pain, we will only know later this year...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    most excellent ninja

    by Dingbatty

    Go fuck yourself with a Saya, and find another website, if you hate Americans so much.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    we can't judge Bale because we weren't there but we CAN

    by smackfu

    judge him for being Welsh. Let's be honest here, these people are spoken of in open conversation less often than the C.H.U.D.s. Seriously, think about it. When was the last time you used the word 'CHUD'? A year ago? 2 years ago? Now when was the last time you said the word 'Welsh'. When did Catherine Zeta Jones become famous? 1992? That was probably the last time anyone, including the Welsh, spoke the word out loud.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    The whole thing's hilarious

    by kungfuhustler84

    some little meak fellow stumbling around poking at lightbulbs while Christian Bale is getting all huffy and trying to maintain the utmost emotionality. It would make brilliant little comedy skit.<p>And you are all dumbasses for debating this shit that will definitely have no affect whatsoever on Christian Bale, the new Terminator movie, Harry Knowles, or me.<p>I personally have decided to post to tell you guys I hate you all.<p>Except Danny of course, who I believe has posted once above.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Continental

    by RosebudsStarfish

    Sure people get pissed and angry but there are ways of handling issues that are proper and professional. Hanging someone out to dry like Bale did is not one of them. Bale could have easily pulled McG or the DP aside and tore them a new A-hole in private without making himself look like a dick and embarrasing the DP in front of his peers. No excuse for it. I agree McG should have had a handle on this BEFORE it came to such a head but again....Bale went WAYYYYY overboard.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    WNB- The godfather

    by Lost Jarv

    no they didn't. They were seriously worried about it, because of a string of Mafia films tanking just before it. <P>It's in The Kid Stays In The Picture- if Evans can be trusted.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    What if Bale's reading this?

    by jpdisco

    You lot sure ain't getting an invite to the set of Terminator Salvation Part 2 The Revenge. Well played Harry.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    This is hypocrisy. Plain and Simple.

    by yodalovesyou

    If George Clooney was on the set at the time he would have gone straight for Bale and told him 'You do not talk to people like that'. Bale is no gentleman. It annoys the fuck out of me; all these people sticking up for him are probably the same people that said Tom Cruise 'overreacted' when that joker sprayed water in his eyes. These are the same people that think a mellow person like George Lucas is the very incarnation of Satan himself. Beyond pathetic. I'm offically done with AICN. Bye, fools!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Rosebudsstarfish

    by ominus

    didnt know we were in a court here,defending or proving bale's gult. its a figure of speech,but i ll rephrase my sentence so it will make you more happy: <he ruined,more than once,his scene during the filming of the movie> satisfied?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    another moron is gone

    by kungfuhustler84

    success.<p>And don't come back yodalovesyou.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    damn talkback system

    by ominus

    ...he ruined bale's scene more than once,during the filming of the movie..

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    KFH is right

    by Lost Jarv

    this is the worst fucking TB in a long time. On every side. <P>I also apologise for posting in it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv, WNB

    by Continentalop

    They also mention Paramount's nervousness in Easy Rider & Raging Bulls, The studio actually wanted it to be a contemporary movie, set in the 70s with hippies and such, and starring Ernest Borgnine as the Godfather.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    By that logic Ominus

    by The Dark Shite

    Everytime he fluffs his lines, he should threaten to kick his own ass.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise overreacted?

    by ominus

    he should have smashed the guy's head.i mean it was funny,but the victim of the joke,tom cruise in this instance,doesnt have to find it funny too,especially when he is with his girlfriend and is happily to answer questions to the so-called interviewer. <p>anyway the animated gif with the sperm shot and tom cruises face expression from that joke,is priceless.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    "Emotionality"

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Don't fuck with its creation. Bale was cooking up an emotional roller coaster, and this fucking jerk and his lamp poured in too much salt. - Lost Jarv I went with Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, but that could be just as much bullshit as Evan's account. "If George Clooney was on the set at the time he would have gone straight for Bale and told him 'You do not talk to people like that'." BULL FUCKING SHIT. Clooney would have gone straight to him and knocked him the fuck out. ominus - No, Bale being a douchebag ruined the take. Thats why he's never gonna be an A list star. Also this is the best talk back in ages. Accept it and move on.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Rosebudsstarfish

    by Continentalop

    Who says he didn't take McG aside? He might have but nothing ever happened. <p> Once again, I am not saying Bale isn't an asshole. He might very well be. Be I see two things here: <p> A) The DP has been constantly fucking up Bale's eyeline despite being told not and McG has done nothing to stop it or; <p> B) Bale freaks out for no reason at all and McG does not put a stop to that either. <p> The one who looks the worst in this to me is McG. If Bale is an asshole McG should have put his foot down and asserted command of his set once he started mouthing off, and if this DP has been fucking up constantly than McG should have either got him under control or canned him before Bale felt like he had to go into a hissy fit. <P>

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Dark Shite

    by ominus

    i believe he gets angry with himself. <p>dont u get angry with yourself, when u dont succeed at something important at repeated tries becayse of your own fault? i do when i cant get in my bed the super hot pussy i want,because i am not the super cool guy he wants. damn life.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    KFH

    by kungfuhustler84

    That stands for Kentucky Fried Hate people. Now stop fucking arguing over something that has no consequence in your lives and start doing something productive.<p>Like telling people how stupid they are like me! Yaaaaay!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    ominus

    by Continentalop

    You do realize you wrote "i do when i cant get in my bed the super hot pussy i want,because i am not the super cool guy HE wants." Emphasis on He wants. I imagine this is a typo, because if not I am afraid to see the type of pussy you want.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Either way, the DP just didn't handle it well

    by Gozu

    He just kept talking and feeding into Bale, who was obviously upset and at one point seemed to be calming down. The context doesn't really surprise me. At the same time, it is fascinating especially how Bale practically runs the set ("Lets go again!"). Still, I'm seeing "Terminator: Salvation," I think Bale's great, and the DP probably learned a thing a or two from the experience.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    ROFL

    by ominus

    yeah its a typo,i realised it when i posted the comment,but i cant reedit it.damn talkback system. ;)

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    ominus

    by Continentalop

    This might be a sign that I should go to bed. At least now I will not have images of strange hermaphrodites in my head. <p>As for the rest of you...You and me are done, professionally. Assholes.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Noone says

    by ominus

    that bale,harry,MCG,WB studio,even the movie,is going to be affected by this.Life just keeps moving on. <p>we are just bored and we dont have anything better to do (still searching for hot pussies,FEMALE ones),and this thing with bale is just too hilarious to ignore. <p>ps.ofc the only thing that is sure to happen,is that Bale is not ever going to work with this DP again in the future. <p>

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Might as well share my thoughts

    by Captain RawBeard

    I am not a Bale-Hater nor am I an apologist. I like the guy, think he has been great in everything I have seen him in. But I do think his reaction to the DP was over the top. <br> <br> Yes the DP might have fucked up, Yes this might have been X amount of times he has been told, but that does not excuse Bale's behavior. To be yelled at in front of Co-Workers is demeaning and insulting, Bale should have taken the guy to one side with the director and told him that way

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Oh, and KLAUS KINSKI did this every DAY on set

    by ricarleite

    He SHOT an extra because they were being noisy at a card game at night. Werner Herzog would direct him with a weapon pointed at his head. He would storm out of sets and abuse every single person on the set every day. And everyone consider him a genius.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Well you won't find much pussy here jackass

    by kungfuhustler84

    and stop giving the TBers a bad name. I'm sure there are plenty of frequenters of thee site that get loads of ass. I'm not even being sarcastic either. That stereotype of the nerds not getting tail is just fucking boring.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Frak you sir

    by ominus

    and thank you very much.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    again, coz the point seems to be lost on some people

    by the power of GREYSKULL

    Bale having a go at the DP, for whatever reason - right or wrong - unfortunate but ultimately forgivable, mostly coz it's so funny <p> the REAL problem here- <p> Bale telling off the AD and then proceeding to ignore direction and (rather theatrically) undermine the director ON SET in front of the ENTIRE CREW - that shit is not on <p> McG may or may not have been trying to defuse the situation at first, but if one of his actors suddenly decides he is running the show now, he fucking well better pull than cunt aside and remind him just exactly who's ACTUALLY in charge here! <p> ninja, whenever I hear someone invoke the "gets the job done" line, I'm always reminded of Homer Simpson yelling at his TV while watching McGarnagle- "it means he gets results you stupid chief!" <p> thanks - just when I thought I couldn't get any more laughs out of this!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Kinski was a sexist too

    by ominus

    he was always treating his female interviewers as whores. but i forgive him,for bringing to this world,his ultra hot daughter.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    EVERYTIME I SEE A LIGHT BULB I JUST WANNA CHOKE A BITCH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Too many light bulbs ... not enough bitches!!!!!!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    lol becasue AICN sucks

    by DigitalDong

    I'd expect this. This site has widdled down to name dropping and ego boasting. I think what Bale did was OK, I would've gone ape shit on that guy too. But fuck you Harry for looking after your cock cleaning list.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Bale should remember what happened to Val Kilmer.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I loved Bale's work in the 2 Batman films and thought he was damn fine as Bateman in American Psycho, but he ain't a BIG BIG star yet, so he ought to calm down a bit before he gets a reputation as a hissy-fit, prima-donna. Same thing happened to Val Kilmer who was on the verge of HUGENESS after Batman Forever & Heat, then annoyed EVERYONE in Hollywood. Now the only work he can get is as a talking car in a cruddy remake of Knight Rider. And he's fat. Bale beware.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    ricarleite

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    When Bale gives us an Aguire...Actually, I think Bales given us just as much good work as Kinski I guess. The only thing is Kinski knew that to be truly worthy of anecdote status you needed to take it that little bit further. If Bale had finished his rant with a Brandoesque "I just swallowed a fly. We are done for today", or had actually torn down the lights, I'd respect him more. Next time I suggest biting an extra. I still think McG's response is one of the funnier moments of BaleGate.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Val Kilmer was Doc Hollywood!

    by kungfuhustler84

    and in Willow!<p>and he was that gay P.I. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.<p>So you shut your damn mouth.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Whoever hasnt seen it yet

    by ominus

    Bale Out - RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix! http://tinyurl.com/agcqw4

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    c'mon, people!

    by OBSD

    Seriously? You people act like this is the only time a guy has flipped out on a movie set. Have you seen the David. o. Russell thing where he flipped out on Lilly Tomlin? Or how about James "I'm gonna fuck your eyeballs" Cameron? That guy's fucking notorious for flipping out on the crew. Same thing with Michael Bay and Brad Bird. On the set of Mel Gibson's new movie he went completely bugfuck apeshit because he didn't want to do any more takes of a scene. C'man! You guys are supposed to be movie geeks and you never heard of this before? Please stop acting shocked (shocked, I tell you!) because one guy got caught on tape. This Bale shit is no worse than Cameron flipping out on a studio exec and trying to kill him or Mel Gibson losing his shit because he didn't want to do another take because his ankle hurt. Buncha vultures.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    No studio will now touch with a

    by emeraldboy

    ten foot bat pole. Just like eddie muprhy. John landis was turned into a emotional wreck after working with Eddie Murphy.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    whats that about..

    by emeraldboy

    brad bird?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    What a fucking SHAMEFUL ASS KISS

    by quantize

    Harry you fucking suck ass

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    and of course blurry unfinished CGI is 'NEWS'

    by quantize

    enough of this long free lunch for Harry

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    NOTE everyone ELSE in the audio keeps their voice down

    by quantize

    but Mr Bale can shriek like a fucking baby..there aint no excuse Harry, you're a fucking fool if you think acting is brain surgery.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Isnt Bales salary at 20m $ right now?

    by ominus

    if yes,then that makes him,from a commercal perspective,a superstar in the AAA list. <p> but from an artistic point of view,he inst there yet,and he is not going to be if he keeps doing not very demanding,as leading role, movies like dark knight and terminator. <p>he should find a good director,with a mutual understanding and respect,a balanced chemistry and start doing movies with him if he wants an oscar.just take for example dicaprio and scorsese.anyway.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    He hasnt gotten over...

    by emeraldboy

    what happened to Heath Ledger. Bale needs to stop working for a while. He has been solidly working for the past two years. needs to take a break. Batman begins, the machinist, Hard times, and the herzog film plus The dark knight. all in the space of a couple years the terminator saga. he needs to take break.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    He needs to make another movie the

    by emeraldboy

    berg.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale just needs some chicken soup

    by kungfuhustler84

    and a nice slobbery blow job.<p>The po widdle fella's all tuckered out.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Been visiting this site for years

    by ballyhoo

    and I love that they always try to avoid this celebrity gossip BS.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by The Dark Shite

    In the time he's made those movies, I've been working every day. In a proper job. With 2 weeks off. For shit wages. If he's tired, I must be fucking exhausted.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Much to do about nothing.

    by vintagecrow

    It almost seems that people want to find a reason to hate Bale. Listen to the commentary on Se7en where Morgan Freeman admits to cussing out many a DP. This is mild stuff folks compare to tirads of other actors that not only still have careers but also went on to win Oscars. But for some reason Bale is a target. I find it somewhat laced with envy and actually pretty pathetic news. For those saying there is "no excuse", well there is no excuse for many things we do everyday. I guess we just don't want actors to be human.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    F*** TMZ and the little gossip eaters here!

    by Nivek666

    Wow, so many "Bales a bad man because he got angry and yelled at someone for a couple minutes". What the fuck is the matter with some of you? Damn, Eastwood is right, Generation Vagina...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST

    vintagecrow

    by The Dark Shite

    I don't see many people looking for a reason to hate Bale. Most of us are making fun of it, because it's funny. The odd serious comment against Bale isn't so much against him, but against the ridiculous article, telling us it's all the DP's fault for being shit at his job & not Bale's, because Harry's friend said so. It's wrong to drag a guy's name through the mud like that based on gossip & speculation.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    "Bale out" - I see what you did there ominus

    by the power of GREYSKULL

    funny!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Bale yelled at me in the theatre! True story!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    It was a school production of Cats. I was just a young kiddie watching the show. I was hungry so reached for my packet of wine-gums. I tried to be as quiet as possible and even choose wine-gums because once there in your mouth they don't make any noise. They were even in a paper bag so as not to rustle and distract the performers. But no sooner had I popped a soft candy into my mouth and all hell broke loose. The young actor playing Mcavity Cat suddenly leapt down from the stage and called me a c**k sucker. He screamed that he was going to kill me if I didn't stop being so goddamned disrespectful to the actors on stage. I tried to explain that it couldn't have been me who made any noise because they were only wine-gums, but then he went from cat to ape! He lost it completely and scratched out my eyes with the razors he put into his costume for realism (gotta love his dedication to the craft). I was only 8 years old at the time and the actor was 10, but no-one in the audience helped me. They all said I was the one in the wrong by making 'noises' during the play. Even though I'm now half blind, I now appreciate I was in the wrong because actors need to be respected at ALL times. Oh, and that 10 year old Mcavity Cat was played (at least the programme said ) by C. Bale.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    WTF? It's just a McG Terminator film so...

    by Shadow Warrior

    Bale should not take it too seriously and just phone it in since other actors do it too anyway, right? Are you fucking retards??? You're now complaining that an actor is taking his role too seriously? Really???

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Ray Dennis Steckler

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Can't believe you didn't honor the guy HARRY!! His movies are what this site used to be all about... always wanted to see "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo." Sorry for unrelated post everybody. :)

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    What is a wine-gum?

    by Dingbatty

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    For the record, gaffers and key lighting people suck...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    They think the set and the movie itself revolves around them and their stupid lights. They have no problem holding up a shoot for hours or apparently interrupting an actor's moment so they can get their precious lights looking so fantastic so as to actually steal the light from the actual stars. F*** them all to hades...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Dingbatty

    by The Dark Shite

    A wine gum is a special treat you get from a drunk, toothless gypsy. Or a fruit flavoured chewy confectionary. Depending on where you come from.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    It is done

    by douglaswaltz

    There have been many times in my visits to Ain't It Cool News that I have been disgusted with the goings on. This would have to be the final straw. Christina Bale was good in Batman Begins and American Psycho. His newest Batman flick was a farce and practically unwatchable. He doesn't sound all that professional to me and I haven't listened to the audio and won't. What worries me is that this site has become bias. I would just like the facts here. News about stuff I didn't know and have the cool stuff get the geek love that it so rightfully deserves. Apparently, that is no longer the case and that is a shame. Goodbye, Harry. I shall not be back. Guess I could read a book instead.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    OBSD

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The internet would be very grateful if you could obtain audio/visual of the above mentioned freak outs. "Eastwood is right, Generation Vagina..." Too true. Bale being a perfect whiny vagina example.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Only McG production worth covering is CHUCK

    by Razorback

    But AICN doesn't because they only like shit around here.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    When Bale can must half the class of Mark Gormley...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I'll let his bitch rants slide. Until then, enjoy a true entertainment professional. http://youtube.com/watch?v=87nkJquHnAU

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    another one down

    by kungfuhustler84

    WOO HOO!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    quit apologizing for the guy

    by blackshuck

    Sure context matters, Bale clearly crossed the line. I can practically see the spittle flecks and bulging eyeballs. Dude has issues. Threatening to kick his ass? The millionaire star threatening to kick the DP's ass? I really hope for his karma that he apologized or something. How could you not feel like a douche after that, even if the recipient was deserving of getting chewed out? Professional my ass.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I think he realised that..

    by The Dark Shite

    he looked like an idiot halfway through, hence going from threatening to kick his ass & have him fired, to saying "You're a nice guy" & saying we're done...professionally." Backing down. But for some reason STILL UNABLE TO STOP FUCKING SHOUTING!!!!!!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    its funny how people are suddenly swayed by harry's words

    by zapano

    Oh Bale is a good soul now, is he?! It should kept in mind Bale was being a major prick, no matter what the dp was tweaking. Harry, you seem to find this behaviiour acceptable. What if the DP acted like Bale did because Bale was doing something wrong? Would you find that acceptable? Of course not. What also should be kept in mind was that his own mother and sister brought charges against Bale during the time of the Dark Knight premiere in London, for alledgly assualting them. This guy obviously needs some help.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    He's not so bad..

    by The Dark Shite

    It's a hissy fit. Nothing more. Actually, it reminds me of my dad, who also has a pretty nasty temper. His bark's worse than his bite however,& maybe Christian Bale's the same. Some people just let off steam that way. The thing I find bad is Harry's biased & plainly unfair write up at the top, potentially fucking up a guy's professional reputation, based on nothing but conjecture & hearsay.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    it's ok Harry we know you love EVERYONE -except George Lucas

    by the power of GREYSKULL

    this sort of thing doesn't even come as a surprise anymore with this site - hate the game, not the player!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    You people are such little bitches

    by FluffyUnbound

    Maybe it's because the site is dominated by gutless California weasels. Anyone who says they've never yelled at someone like this ONCE in their life has no dick. If you don't occasionally get this angry, you must not care what you're doing, or you must have infinite patience for other people's stupidity making more work for you [which amounts to not caring about what you're doing in any event]. I know that Californian meetings resemble silent pilates workout sessions, and maybe that's why you're shocked, but in New York if someone fucks up badly enough they get yelled at. Those are the breaks. And btw, I also side with Harry on the mother/sister thing, because if a former child actor says, "I hate my family and want them to stay the fuck away from me," I assume the child actor is absolutely, positively in the right. Do I know every detail of that situation? Nope. Doesn't matter.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by Frat Boy

    I think this talkback is full of IRON MAN fans who didn't think that film got the respect it derserved. Otherwise, I don't understand all the anger. People explode on film sets ALL THE TIME. Sets can be extremely tense, especially multi-million dollar projects. It's just not always recorded and put on TMZ. That's it. Loosen up on Bale and on the DP. Nobody got killed.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    GIANT TIME TRAVELING ROBOTS...

    by SpreadLegsNotWar

    SERIOUS BUSINESS <br><br> "The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration." <br><br> lol, I wonder if you actually even listen to yourself sometimes Harry.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    From my perspective....

    by Mike Hunt

    I was fired from my job last November because someone complained to my boss about me concerning something that wasn't true.......so he fired me, rather than ask for my side of the story (which would have exonerated me, I'm sure). I learned a very valuable lesson from that.....ALWAYS get everyone's side of the story before taking action against someone!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I'm with Harry on this one.

    by Darth Fart

    The DP was warned multiple times about his actions. He didn't listen. Bale takes his work very seriously, if he didn't he'd be cheating the audience. Doesn't matter that the film features "Terminators", it's still serious business -- keeping it in context, after all, it's art -- and Bale is trying to do his best for the audience. Still, Bale should publically apologise to the DP. The threatening behaviour was uncalled for. Anyway, this happens all the time on film sets.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    GEE, SUCH INSIGHT FROM HARRY

    by Greendude

    WE ALL ALREADY KNEW WHAT HAPPENED...IT'S ALL VERY CLEAR ON THE RECORDING...MCG DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM, THE PRODUCERS DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM, THE STAR DID...AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT HIS COMMITMENT TO HIS ARTFORM, WHATEVER, IT'S FUCKING TERMINATOR NOT SHAKESPEARE...HE OVERREACTED, HE THREATENED TO QUIT THE FILM OVER A GUY WALKING AROUND IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE SET, IF THAT'S NOT DIVA BEHAVIOUR I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    It's important to remember

    by pravda

    He wasn't yelling at some poor old random extra or an assistant for bringing him cold coffee, but at the DP for being crap at a job he's paid very well to do. Who in case with a production as huge as this is supposed to be not only professional, but the BEST, and know his way around actors and let them do their job properly. DP is the third most important man on the set after the producer and the director, so he was very least a peer on the level of importance. Look at it this way: it's very assholish for a customer to yell at a waiter at a restaurant, but if Gordon Ramsay hires you over 100 applicants, and you repeatedly make the same mistake over and over, you can bet your ass you'd be yelled at, if not fired. Because you failed to live up to the expected standards, for not being professional and wasting the space of someone who wouldn't make those mistakes. In this case it's not just reputation on the line, but millions of dollars.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Bale's outburst

    by kwisatzhaderach

    will be far more entertaining than the actual film.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "Otherwise, I don't understand all the anger." The only anger is coming from the retards trying to defend Bale from being made a laughing stock of. " keeping it in context, after all, it's art" LOL. No, dude, no its not.

  • Stupid content-blocking software trying to make me actually do some work...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Was Bale's anger the reason Heath

    by Samuel Fulmer

    was on so many drugs?????

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    McG's fault

    by skoolbus

    When Bale asked McG "Hey, are you gonna say something to this prick?" McG was supposed to look at the DP and ask "Shane, did you get in the shot?" and when the DP answered "Yeah, I was moving the lights, but..." McG was supposed to say "Well, don't fucking do it again." That "I didn't see it happen" shit is totally fucked.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Is this the same DP who shot 75% blurry

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Phantom Menace footage???

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I'm guessing that would be...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...David Tattersall...? This guy shot swing vote and semi pro. Bizarely I saw both of them side by side at the video store today.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    After this verbal leak

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Does anyone still think he's totally innocent in whatever happened betwenn him and his mom/sister last summer?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Acting isn't exactly rocket surgery, people

    by HypeEndsHere

    no excuse for this. None. There's also no excuse for THIS: "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is." Harry, I had a seizure trying to make sense of that sentence. And, yes, it's cool news related to geekdom. i'm not sure why you like to place yourself above this stuff. you are not.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by The Dark Shite

    "his mom/sister ". Come on, he may have a temper on him, but there's no need to accuse him of being inbred:-).

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    The Phantom Menace thing

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That was a rumor that was presented on this site back in '98 as fact, when we know the problem with the film wasn't that they shot blurry footage, it was that they shot wooden footage.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    What bullshit

    by m_prevette

    Bale's reaction was wrong, no arguments about it. Harry, you're an ass for even trying to defend his actions. Pissed? Sure he can get pissed. But threats of violence, his 4 minute rant? Unacceptable in any professional environment. You just don't talk to people that way. End of discussion.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I got to lazy to put an and

    by Samuel Fulmer

    but now that I think of it, if your mom happens to be your sister, that can make you preaty loopy. Look at Jack Nicholson!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    What if Ebert treated Harry like that

    by Samuel Fulmer

    when he was on At the Movies? Who knows, maybe he did.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I agree 100%

    by Arcangel2020

    Thank you Haryy for posting this comment/statement/OP ED (if you will). First of all...look at this way.. those "Angry People" e-mailing you and berating you for NOT posting what happened to Christian Bale? Well...FUCK THEM!!! If those Assholes want gossip or want to hear the shit that was said by Bale when he was pissed off and ripping th DP a new asshole for what he did? Do to those online gossip sites (I am not going to name the sites...a majority of them are useless and stupid or a total guilty pleasure not to be taken seriously even int he remoteset of instances!!) Aint IT Cool is NOT a gossip rag site...tue there are often times that this site posts "rumors" or things that may or may not happen in a movie or tv show or on set..but it is never hurtful/malicious.career destroying or absolutely brainless spiteful shit! But, thank you for stating the obvious to all those fucking fucktard haters out there Funny how this event happened some many months ago during the initial filimg and it is JUST now coming to light...funny how there is only Christian Bales part of the tirade being aired about what transpired (what happened to the events leading UP to the explosion!?!?)...strange how Christian is being villified for blowing up at a person who fucked up what apparently was an important part of the movie and it is sad how certain people who apparently have an Axe to grind are trying to fuck a talented actor over (I wouldn't be surprised if it was the DP or a friend of the DP who realised this audio) Just remember a few things here people.... Everyone...and I DO MEAN EVERYONE...has a bad day, a time where they blow up at someone and unleash verbally explosive words to express how angry they are at what is happening NO ONE is perfect. Remember too...this audio is only part of what transpired..there was a before series of events that transpired to piss Mr Bale off Remember too...this happened to an Actor who is part of a VERY expensive and a HUGE summer movie event that has the potential to be a blockbuster too and from what Harry said this happened during a very key emotional part of the Movie that I for one am really looking forward to seeing Lets see the average and everyday Joe Schmoe-nonactor averyday guy/girl deal with all THAT pressure, staring in a major and highly anticipated summer movie and have someone fuck up an important part of THEIR work that they have been working hard on for what? 60/90 days of filming? Take it ALL into context before you judge a good actor like Mr. Bale and what you are hearing That's all that I am saying

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Government Bale-out

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Maybe he needs to go to Wall Street and talk like that.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Dude, I love Bale's actions

    by OfficerJunior

    no pussy footin' around, you fuck up my take I will end you, there is nothing more important than a grown man playing pretend in front of a green screen. The DP should have known he'd be im-BALE-d for it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Fans don't like Assholes. Bale may regret this.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Honestly, threats of violence can never, never be excused. How would Harry Knowles feel if Bale ragged on him and made him feel small and stupid in front of an ENTIRE film crew. Harry you're a stupid hypocrite for defending Bale on this. Bale was wrong, why can't you admit it instead of leaping to Bale's defence just because he godammed BATMAN.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Arcangel2020-Here's the problem

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Bale can say whatever he wants on a set and get away with it. I bet if the DP talked to him like that, he'd be fired and never get another job in Hollywood. I understand tempers flare, etc., so it's not entirely unusual for something like this to happen. The thing though is, it doesn't make him look like any less of a douche. It sounds like both him and the DP have "moved" past this, so really I do agree that it is kind of a non-issue at this point.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    While I agree

    by g-o-g

    This is an issue the director should've taken care of. If the DP was doing something interfering with the performers, his director should have had the balls to tell him to knock it off, or to explain to his performers what was going on. Personally, I find the idea of a DP changing lighting during shooting pretty exciting, possibly adding a spontaneity to the film. But in any case, settling creative disputes like this is the director's job, not the actor's or the dp's.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Bale is a jerk. Admit it and you'll feel better.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    And he hits girls. And people with glasses. And his Batman speaks with a lisp.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Hey ORIGINAL BUBBLEHEAD!!!

    by D.Vader

    Bubblehead! C'mere! Respond, bc I've got something to show you that might interest you...

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Fail to see what the fuss is about.

    by UltimaRex

    This kind of stuff happens on all kinds of sets, no all kinds of workplaces around the world but because it's "Batman star Christian Bale" everyone looses their minds!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Harry, everything you've said..

    by whofan71

    ..sounds reasonable and makes sense, but 5 MINUTES OF CONTINUAL VIOLENT VERBAL ABUSE AFTER THE POOR BASTARD SAID HE WAS SORRY? No fucking excuse for all of that out of Bale. You cannot justify what we have all heard with our own ears.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Mic check

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    123

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I call "BULLSHIT"

    by Drunken Rage

    Regardless of whether Bale is an ass or not, what kind of fucking idiot DP messes with the lights while the scene is being shot? Answer: NONE OF THEM DO.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    drama on a mcg set!!!!

    by OfficerJunior

    bill murray vs. lucy lu in charlies angles, bale vs d.p. on terminator. Dude needs to learn how to lock it down. LOCK IT DOWN.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Officejunior

    by The Dark Shite

    After the shitfests that were the 2 Charlies angels movies, we should be thankful that for once there's actually been some drama on a McG set.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Heath turned to drugs..

    by emeraldboy

    after working with Ang lee. Gilliam worked with Ledger on bros grimm. Gilliam didnt recognise Heath ledger. According to James Schamus, Lee has a very cuddly demeanour, but once he shouts action a more militaristic(less empathic director) emerges. Christina Ricci said that he was like an overly strict Headmaster. If she asked questions she felt like she was punished. by being told to read the script over and over. After working with ang lee. Heath ledger was reportedly shattered. dont just take my word for it. Gilliam and Schamus both say that Brokeback mountain took its toll.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Bale did nothing wrong......

    by bugkill

    Bale lost his cool and could have handled the situation more "professionally", but apparently, that way did not work the first couple of times. The DP screwed up again and Bale torched his ass for it, simple as that. I have went off on some of my soldiers before for making stupid mistakes after repeatedly being told not to do something. Could I have done it quietly? Yes, but that's just it, I did it that way the first couple of times, but it did not work. Sometimes you gotta snap on a muthafucka to get their attention and to make them think before they act. I support Bale on this one and plus I love his delivery, a classic ass-chewing! If I were Bale, I would not apologize for s**t!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    No! Shut the fuck up Bruce!

    by Bill Brasky

    Christian Bale: KICK YOUR FUCKING ASS!<p>Shane Hurlbut: Christian, Christian –<p>Bale: I want you off the fucking set you prick!<p>Shane: Christian, I'm sorry.<p>Bale: No, don't just be sorry, think for one fucking second. What the FUCK are you DOING ? Are you professional or not?<p>Shane: Yes I am.<p>Bale: Do I fucking walk around and rip down –<p>Bruce Franklin: Christian, Christian –<p>Bale: No, shut the fuck up Bruce! Do I want - no! No! Don't shut me up.<p>Franklin: I'm not shutting you up.<p>Bale: Am I going to walk around and rip your fucking lights down, in the middle of a scene? Then why the fuck are you walking right through? Ah da da dah, like this in the background. What the fuck is it with you? What don't you fucking understand?<p>Shane: (inaudible)<p>Bale: You got any fucking idea about, hey, it's fucking distracting having somebody walking up behind Bryce in the middle of the fucking scene? Give me a fucking answer! What don't you get about it?<p>Shane: I was looking at the light.<p>Bale: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was fucking good, because it's useless now, isn't it?<p>Shane: Ok.<p>Bale: Fuck-sake man, you're amateur. McG, you got fucking something to say to this prick?<p>McG: I didn't see it happen.<p>Bale: Well, somebody should be fucking watching and keeping an eye on him.<p>McG: Fair enough.<p>Bale: It's the second time that he doesn't give a FUCK about what is going on in front of the camera, alright? I'm trying to fucking do a scene here, and I am going "Why the fuck is Shane walking in there? What is he doing there?" Do you understand my mind is not in the scene if you're doing that?<p>Shane: I absolutely apologize. I'm sorry, I did not mean anything by it.<p>Bale: Stay off the fucking set man. For fuck-sake. Alright, let's go again.<p>McG: Let's just take a minute.<p>Bale: Let's not take a fucking minute, let's go again. And have YOU fucking walking in! Can I have Tom put this on please.<p>Franklin: Can I have Tom in wardrobe please? Can I have Tom in wardrobe?<p>Bale: You're unbelievable, you're un-fucking-believable. Number of times you're strolling-a-fucking around in the background. I've never had a DP behave like this. Ehhh…you don't fucking understand what it's like working with actors, that's what that is.<p>Shane: No, that's – Bale: That's what that is man, I'm telling you. I'm not asking, I'm telling you. You wouldn't have done that otherwise.<p>Shane: No, what it is, is looking at the light and making sure, that you are, ugh –<p>Bale: I'M GOING TO FUCKING KICK YOUR FUCKING ASS IF YOU DON'T SHUT FOR A SECOND! ALRIGHT?<p>Unknowns: Christian, Christian. It's cool.<p>Bale: I'm going to go…Do you want me to fucking go trash your lights? DO YOU WANT ME TO FUCKING TRASH YOUR? Then why are you trashing my scene?<p>Shane: I'm not trying to trash your scene.<p>Bale: You are trashing my scene!<p>Shane: Christian, I was only –<p>Bale: You do it one more fucking time and I ain't walking on this set if you're still hired. I'm fucking serious. You're a nice guy. You're a nice guy, but that don't fucking cut it when you're bullshitting and fucking around like this on set.<p>McG: Alright, I know, let's, let's — (inaudible) –<p>Bale: Yeah, you might get it. He doesn't fucking get it.<p>McG: I got it, I know. I get it. I get it. I know.<p>Bale: You might. He. Does. Not. Get It.<p>McG: We made good adjustments. For real, honestly. I get it. Just walk for five seconds.<p>Bale: No, I don't need any fucking walking. He needs to stop walking.<p>McG: I get that –<p>Bale: I ain't the one walking. Let's get Tom and put this back on and let's go again. Seriously man, you and me, we're fucking done professionally. Fucking ass.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Bale needs to work with clint...

    by emeraldboy

    clint comes up to Bale and say through gritted teeth. "get the fuck off my movie set or ill shove that boom mic up your ass". Bale calms down very quickly.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    This really HAS been blown out of proportion.

    by JDanielP

    <P>People see what they want to see. They can take something out of context and immediately make a judgment, without knowing the entire story. Bale vented his frustration with the DP and because his voice was recorded, here it is all over the internet. And because the internet is what it is, we can even DANCE to it. <P>Only two weekends ago, after watching REIGN OF FIRE with my wife (she hadn't seen it), I commented on Bale's smart career choices. Even REIGN OF FIRE seems better TODAY, in contrast to the disappointments that Hollywood has shoveled our way. You can see Bale's passion in his work...and as a movie fan, I sincerely appreciate that. There's just not enough passion in Hollywood. <P>I'm sure that both Christian Bale and the DP has learned a valuable lesson in all this. Same goes for McG. And so, they can ALL go back to concentrating on the work...and we will all be the better for it. <P>Now, if only they could all laugh at themselves and release a music video of the Remix. Bale acting tough as nails with the Remix pumpin' would be a hoot!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Primadonna's no matter how you spin it

    by Philvis

    I'm sorry but these actors/actresses are a bunch of primadonnas no matter how you spin it Harry. I like Christian Bale's work, but that doesn't mean he isn't guilty of being a cry baby. One thing I have never understood about film is how tantrums are tolerated, whether it be by the director, cast, or crew. I was on set of a Mike Nichols movie in London about 9 years ago and he pitched a fit because there was noise coming from an adjoining set and wrapped work for the day. I was thinking to myself, "what a bitch." In the real world, you pitch tantrums in the workplace, one of two things will happen. The first is you might get your teeth knocked out. The 2nd and most probable will be that you get fired or put on some severe disciplinary action. I'm sorry, just because you are an "artist" doesn't mean the world revolves around you. Mistakes happen. Man up and stop being a cry baby. My experiences with actors/directors has definitely left me not idolizing them.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I'm not choosing sides

    by Abominable Snowcone

    It's just funny as hell. Blown out of proportion? Yes. Is Bale nuts? Probably not. Temper problem? Maybe--but I'm guessing Harry is correct and Shane was doing stuff you probably shouldn't be doing at that time. Which is why they are now DONE professionally

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Optimus prime new T2 poster

    by Abominable Snowcone

    http://tinyurl.com/c5yvjw

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    While Bale could've been more professional

    by VAwitch

    It sounds like he was in a rough patch, and the DP should've known better. Was Bale excessive? Yes. But it also sounds like an incident that could've been avoided, and just wore on Bale's last nerve. Cuz other than this, which happened @ same time as the "incident" w/ his family, I can't recall hearing of less-than-courteous behavior from him on Batman or Terminator. Kinda like how Tom Cruise was "NUTZ" on Oprah, but numerous stories are that he will help "the common folk" when other "commoners" can't be bothered to stop to help change a tire.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I've lost ALL respect for Bale. What a complete tool.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    And his Batman speaks with a lisp!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Doesn't even touch David O'Russell

    by DirkD13"

    That man took it the the fucking EDGE! Maybe Russell and Bale should hook up for a project.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    BALE HAS SET A NEW TONE FOR DISCOURSE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

    by BringingSexyBack

    And if you ask me - as well you should - it's about time.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    OK look you guys

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    I think this link should clear up all the Bale bullshit: http://tinyurl.com/b7td53

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    THE DP IS STILL BREATHING AND WALKING, RIGHT?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Then what's the problem?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    It's pretty fucking funny how some morons around here...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...are flipping out just because an actor (sic!) flipped out on a movie set. I guess none of those fucking monkeys who are bitching about Bale's (mis)behaviour have the slightest idea what it is like behind the scenes of ANY movie production or of movie making in general.<p>Go back watching Speed Racer, you monkeys. And please shut the fuck up about Mr. Bale! Thanks.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    WHAT IS GEORGE LUCAS' OBSESSION WITH ARM CHOPPING?

    by BringingSexyBack

    If you ask me (and you eventually will) he's nuttier than a Balecake.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Bale IS unprofessional

    by jca666us

    Truthfully, if he had a bad day, those might be mitigating circumstances - if he had flipped out for 10 seconds, or 30 seconds. This moron freaks out for three minutes. Why do I call Christian Bale a moron, because he has no social skills and behaved unprofessionally. If he wants to yell, all he needs to do is say, "Shane, let's discuss this outside". Admittedly, he's not doing fifteen hours of brain surgery. He standing in a costume, wearing makeup, and ACTING! True, it might be his art, and he may take it seriously, but that gives him NO RIGHT to verbally abuse people and expose them to his insanity. Dude needs a few anger management classes and should take himself alot less seriously.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Assaulting His Mom Wasn't Embarrassing Enough?

    by Graphix67

    This man clearly has anger-issues.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Btw, Shane Hurlbut (hurl butt?) is the fucking prick here.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    That makes at least two amateurish hackmasters working on T4. Plus PG-13. Great. Just great.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Poor Christian Bale

    by Heresy

    Clearly his acting is akin to brain surgery and any disturbance of it deserves a tirade on the scale of an 8-year old who just learned the word 'fuck'.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I'M SURPRISED BY THE ANTI-BALE CONTINGENT AROUND HERE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Considering how any discussion of theater talkers and texters inspires some of the most violent tendencies in you people, you sure don't cut much slack for a guy with a more affecting grievance.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    This movie is so doomed. McG has no balls.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    If Bale had any respect for his director, he wouldn't have embarrassed him by verbally raping his DP. McG did NOTHING to help the situation. He was so out of his depth. This movie won't be any worse than T3, but it's still gonna suck.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Seriously guys.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    You need to read the brilliant "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" from Peter Biskind, then maybe you'll get how a movie is being made. Fucking morons.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    EVERYONE HERE MUST JOIN US IN TERMINATOR TB.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    .....FOR A GOOD TIME.<P> SAY NO TO ROMAN POLANSKI, CHRISTIAN BALE, AND HARVEY FIERSTEIN!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    CHRISTIAN BALE '16

    by BringingSexyBack

    Seriously, it's time to take fuckin' ass kickin' to a national level.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Harry is a complete asshole and here's why

    by ArcadianDS

    Armed with nothing more than THIRD HAND RUMOR, he calls out the Director of Photog to the carpet and accuses him of not knowing how to do his job - states that he has a record of being bad at his job. Then to top it all off, he insinuates that this guy is nothing more than a frustrated Director who is so angry that he's just the DP, that he's going to sabotage every movie he is on by 'tweaking' with lights.<p> Well done Harry - you dont even KNOW this guy, your 'super secret' source is probably full of shit, and based on nothing more than shadowy rumors, you're going to call out the DP as an amateur. and THEN have the audacity to say "Im above doing what I just did so that's why you wont see me do what I just did on this website."<p> idiot.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Buncha fuckin Red Yodas in here

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Fuck this TB.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Good job Bill Brasky

    by ricarleite

    But fix this: "And have YOU fucking walking in!" is actually "And lets not have YOU fucking walking in"

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Right, Harry. And Top Model got a nod...

    by necgray

    I seem to remember a certain Coax news item about America's Next Top Model getting a transgender cast member. I suppose THAT was "cool news" and totally worthy of creating a TB. Or how about that lovely review of Sex and the City done by Massawyrm? That was definitely a movie that the AICN crowd gave a shit about and the review was totally unbiased and professional. <p> Right.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Micheal gambon

    by emeraldboy

    was starring in a play in small theatre. One afternoon. when there was hardly anyone there. just two people. of them started to talk on his mobile phone. this incensed gambon to the point where gambon took a bucked threw it over this astonished audience member. Richard Griffths got so incensed at a man having a conversation on a mobile phone during a play one evening that Griffths roared at this guy to shut fuck up. a got a ten minute round of applause.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Man, I so hope South Park do a send up of Bale

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I can just see him bad-mouthing his way around South Park, p**sing everyone off. They gotta do this.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Bad Move, Harry

    by The Alienist

    You should have shut up, you only made it worse.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Shit...in LA

    by HapaPapa72

    People yell at each other like this when you cut them off on the freeway. Or sometimes even if they just THINK you cut them off. I can sympathize with Bale, but it DID seem to go on forever. And I don't think he was too outta line until he physically threatened the DP.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Shit...in LA

    by HapaPapa72

    People yell at each other like this when you cut them off on the freeway. Or sometimes even if they just THINK you cut them off. I can sympathize with Bale, but it DID seem to go on forever. And I don't think he was too outta line until he physically threatened the DP.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Why AICN Doesn't Post Links....etc, etc, etc

    by Bill Clay

    Because we don't want to embarrass our industry friends and lose our access. Remember all those stories about Robert Rodriguez losing the Barbarella remake? You didn't read them here, 'cause he's our buddy!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    MICHAEL KEATON RESPECTS HIS D.P.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    This story is at least one year old...

    by emeraldboy

    The incident took place last July and I remember tara brady from hot press magazine. saying what happens on a set should stay on the set. Why is it being released now. that is the question.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Harry seems to have problems with certain,,

    by emeraldboy

    film studios and certain directors.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    F*ck this. Bale can shoot my dog and I'll love him.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Will this be on DVD as a special edition?????

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I want to see the footage of Bale with veins in his neck and forehead as he's screaming abuse at the poor guy; with spit flying from his mouth and his face going redder, and redder with 'roid rage.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I love you Ribbitking

    by technotranceporter

    Here you go. Thanks for keeping the faith. http://youtube.com/watch?v=SgDB6Ac2rSc

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Harry, You and your daddy is wrong...

    by Big DM

    Unless someone is threatening you with bodily harm, there is NO REASON to verbally abuse someone who ultimately is striving for the same goal...a well made movie. As a mid level manager in a non glamourous job, if I or my boss displayed that kind of feedback, we'd be at least suspended for a few days to give us some time to think about how unprofessional we were. As one earlier talkbacker said, Bale was cussing out a guy over a SCENE IN A TERMINATOR MOVIE. I wish some guys at Bank of America or Citibank had went off of somebody before we got in this financial crisis... PS- McG needs to "man up" and take some control on that set. You think Scorsese, Chris Nolan or Fincher would have allowed that tirade?

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Bale doesn't have to deal with the mundane crap the rest of us d

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    And as such he should be thankful all the stresses that most of us go through in our mortal lives aren't on his plate every fucking day. I suck up a lot of rage in a year's time because I'm supposed to be professional. I think someone who earns more in a day than we do in a month ought to be able to cope. Personally I stress and freak out because the emotional domino theory dictates that every time something makes me unhappy I think about all the unhappy aspects of my life and how frustrating it is having to endure. This guy doesn't HAVE to do the 9-5, doesn't HAVE to deal with catching a bus every morning, doesn't HAVE to fret over his income tax, doesn't HAVE to concern himself with how he's going to finance the next dozen dates he goes on or whether he can afford to date period, etc, etc.... If we could remove those worries and concerns from our lives I know we'd sure as hell be happier people and no question! I certainly would. You live like a king, Bruce Wayne. Grow some restraint and cope like we all do.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Light tweaker???

    by DoctorWho?

    Seriously...I thought he meant he was 'mildly' into crystal meth. You know, just a light Tweaker.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    HarryBlackPotter....

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Probably the 100th anniversary Plutonium edition. By then maybe society will also get over itself with the "F" word issue, too. Eat your vegetables if you want to live to see.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Will this be on DVD as a special edition?????

    by smackfu

    That should be what happens when you click on the THX test icon. As far as why it's being released now...I would level a pretty reliable guess that it's happening because Bale pulled his BS on someone who had access to the footage and decided to give him some come comeuppance. What is far more telling about what kind of person he is, far more than the rant, is the fact that every person on the set, including the other actors and the director , was afraid to say *anything* to him. You know what their interactions with him reminded me of? The episode of Twilight Zone where the kid has supernatural powers and his whole family sits around the table wearing shit eating grins while he turns them into clowns and pops the postman into another dimension.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    its not the tirade....

    by emeraldboy

    thats the problem. Someone working on this production thinks this film is a load of shite. thinks the director is weak. thinks bale is a right royal pain in the ass. I have no idea why this is a big story no as the incident took place in june. Unless someone is trying undermine the movie. To trash a dp. might be part of it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    AICN is late on everything....

    by ls420

    /film owns your ass

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Bale was just as unprofessional

    by kriscole

    as the DP, who, granted shouldn't have been moving around. But look acting is hard for other reasons than it just being hard to act, it's hard BECAUSE there are distractions that come up and you HAVE to stay focused. I good solid actor, SHOULD be able to keep focus regardless of whats going on in the back ground (to a point of course) It's part of what professional acting training teaches you, and the whole thing shines a light on whether he's had any professional training at all. sounded more like a movie start running the show

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Bottom line is this...

    by Kid Z

    ...If I go off ballistic at anyone where I work, I mean anyone, even an administrative assistant, intern, mantainance worker, mail clerk, whatever, if I use the epithets Bale used, I'd be canned immediately. But, since Bale is a precious genius, multi-millionaire actor, everyone quivers and he gets a pass. Well, sorry, he doesn't get a pass because we have the internet now and it's a great leveling tool to put arrogant a-wipes like Bale in their respective places, from time to time, anyway.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Shane Hurlbut seems passive-aggressive...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    I mean he's obviously been asked (probably in a nicer way) to get the fuck out of the scene. That ticked him off, so he decided to play the "who me? - I'm innocent" angle and retaliate via passive aggressive interruptions on the set. He got more than he bargained for by pushing the buttons of a coked-up, roided-up, prima donna who just came off a billion dollar Batman gig.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I cut the guy some slack.

    by DoctorWho?

    I don't know him from Adam but I don't just casually trash the sum total of a human being based on an ugly incident.<p> Bale could quite possibly be a major asshole. My guess is dude has some underlying issues. But hell, Tom Cruise is despised for stupid things like jumping on couches and promoting Scientology.<p> Light tweaker probably deserved 1/4 of that rant but man...Bale just kept going and going.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Brain surgeons don't do it...

    by board shitlez

    if someone underperforms on a difficult operation. So forgive me for not praising Bale for an utter lack of class.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    KidZ don't even compare your 9-5 gig...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...to the rarefied air of a multimillion dollar movie set. Different rules. Different hierarchy. Different universe.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    When a cameo actor tried...

    by emeraldboy

    to post some footage of Indy 4 online his website, spielberg had him fired. he had to hand back the footage and he was erased from the movie and will never work for dreamwork again.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    "not news"

    by Philvis

    I think the biggest problem with this site is it has evolved into something mentioned earlier. Harry coddles certain studios, directors, etc., so he can remain in their good graces and receive perks(info, set invites, etc.). I prefer to click on an article here and read if the director is a scumbag or the studio is a bunch of wankers because of what is going on with a certain film. I also want to read an unbiased review. If a movie sucks, I want to know, so I don't waste money on it. Stop kissing so much ass Harry. At least I know now to scratch Bale from my xmas card list this year.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I'll still watch his movies though...

    by Philvis

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    WHO LEAKED THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    by medicinaluser

    I asked before most seem unsure but I am going with Fox they are dammed if Warners are going to have another franchise on top of the whole Watchmen debacle.<BR><BR> Releasing this for no other reason than to try and destroy Bale and with him the Terminator and Future Batman (there might be a 4th right after the 3rd according to some) Movies. <BR><BR> Fuck Rothman is all I have to say.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Chuck Heston / Sam Peckinpah

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Heston, was by all accounts an affable and thoroughly professional actor, who by the 1960's had a say in who directed his pictures. On MAJOR DUNDEE, the film was over budget and behind schedule to the point that Chuck had to give up his salary to keep the studio from firing Peckinpah. But Peckinpah being Peckinpah, kept up his self destructive bullshit. One day Heston had had enough, wheeled his horse around, and was in the process of running down the director with his steed, when he came to his senses and veered away. Shit happens, and tempers flare when careers and millions of dollars are on the line.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Just for future reference...

    by The Skeptical

    Just for future reference, how am I supposed to act if Christian Bale (or some other diva) tells me that they are going to kick my ass? Am I allowed knock him out? Or is there some special hollywood moral code which means I just need to sit it take it like a pussy because it's the "star". <br> Seriously, who is he threatening people like that. Does he actually beleive he is batman now? Russel Crowe is an ill tempered lout too, but he is a lot more honest and likeable about it.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    If Bale talking to me like that I'd f**kin' end him!!!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I would f**kin' rip his massive head and shove it up his a**. C**K!!!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    "I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that

    by jabbayoda

    That sentence absolutely made my head fucking explode.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The Skeptical

    by medicinaluser

    To be fair to Crowe it has almost ALWAYS been the drink more than anything else. <BR><BR> He does at least manage to have a laugh now and then but Bale is a different animal. <BR><BR> He really does seem to just be rage through and through, why do the good ones always have to be crazy. <BR><BR>I should point out my man crush on Bale prevents me from thinking of anything other than the hot fiery manlove to be had from such a distrubed soul and not see any of the bad shit you nerds have been discussing above over this mild outburst.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    And WhinyNegativeBitch nails it.

    by The Skeptical

    >>It's better than a punch in the mouth, which is probably what he would have got if he'd been around actual men, not film set fairies. <br> W.N.B. lives in the real world, like me and almost everyone else. The Bale rant (and worse, the AICN justification) comes from a make-believe world where oscars matter and ego's rule.<br> Anyone with that kind of attitude wouldn't last a week in the real world. In the real world, someone talks to you like that you clobber him. that's how we maintain a civil society. When people aren;t allowed to straighten out assholes, you get a culture like hollywood.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    FUCK CNN AND ALL THE NEWS OUTLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    I know for a fact that yelling like this is normal on a movie set when certain people want to get a realistic performance as apposed to a B Movie performance. I also, knew that Bryce Dallas Howard was doing an deep dramatic scene with Bale since he mentioned her name in the background. THE NEWS OUTLETS ARE FUCKING IDIOTS. They were asking there crew on the air if that was normal and they replied "No." How the fuck would a TV crew know about how shit is done on a movie. There is a huge difference between the news and Movies. One asshole from one of the news outlets who used to work on movies said it was not normal well, that idiot knows shit about movies and if he were so knowledgable about movies than he would still be working in them. As for the cinematographer. Well, he was also right since the best cinematographers alter the lighting and do tweek. It's just another day on a movie set when serious film makers and actors are getting shit done. I have way more respect more Christian Bale now.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Professionalism

    by Tripper

    Is expected within the film and TV community; I know, I was a part of it for years. You had good talent, you had bad talent, but they were the TALENT. You paid them to be there to give their best possible performance. To have a member of the crew (which the DP is) act UNPROFESSIONAL is unforgivable, especially since he had "Director" in his title. And I would also like to point out that McG didn't have full control over his crew because the DP kept on aggravating the talent and making changes while the camera was rolling. Once the camera rolls, you don't move unless you are supposed to. That's what a professional does.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    +

    by rickyroma

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    JAMES CAMERON WOULD NEVER DO THAT

    by Illuminate

    Also, were the fuck was McG during the start of that argument. A Director is supposed to be on set talking to the Cinematographer. Not Bale. Bale had no choice since his Director was fucking the crafts service bitch in the trailer. McG is supposed to be there during all the dialog scenes. James Cameron would never pull shit like that. James Cameron would blow his load of cum down the Crafts service bitch inbetween takes. : )

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    His *American* accent

    by rickyroma

    The most impressive thing about Christians rant is that he NEVER DROPS ACCENT. He is English, yet remains in full Mickey-Blue-Eyes American accent for the duration of the bollocking. Method!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    The Skeptical, real men dont act on empty threats

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    every time some fake tough guy (like bale) threatens to kick someones ass that doesnt mean they are going to actually try - so youre saying if someone says theyre going to kick your ass you come out swinging? - like a jerry springer guest? - i wait until the threat becomes real, like if the guy making threats comes at me offensively - that way you dont get sued for beating up a guy for something he just said to you - real men can take it if its just words, you pussy

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    i aslo applaud alec baldwin for chewing out his kid

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    McG=McPussy

    by THUNDAWOOKIE

    Look, The truth is that McG needed to get his people in line...both Bale and the D.P. were at fault and McG needed to get in the middle because his "In Charge" and he needed to tell bale to not calm the fuck down and he needed to tell the D.P. to stay the fuck still and get the ants out of his pants...He needs to take a cue from Michael Bay...Oh wait, he did...He's got giant fucken robots in T4 that don't belong there...And Harry, quit kissing ass after people people have the runs...What if someone talk to you like that?? If the people in charge isn't going to intervine, wouldn't you have to get your back...Or would you just stand there and take it?? I'm just waiting for the day where Bale does that "performance" to the wrong person?? I hope that person knocks him right the fuck out.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah Doc Who, but...

    by Kid Z

    ...being an a-hole is still being an a-hole. And, like I also said, we "mere mortals", who have to settle for mere oxygen rather than "rarified air" now have a great way (Youtube, et all) of putting our boots up the @$$es of overpaid d-bags like Bale. Payback indeed, reamains a bitch!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I was fine with Bale ranting in the first place

    by SexyBeast

    Bale lost his temper, he exploded. He's an actor tapping into his emotions. It's bound to happen. I'm sure Bale will probably apologize for his tone, but he shouldn't apologize for standing up for himself. the DP should apologize too.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Aint it bias...

    by glovedone

    Fucking site...I'm going over to Rotten tomatoes. this is "cool" news. Why wouldn't fans of film want to hear about an uppity actor losing his rabbits and going off on a DP? Fuck this site! Keep publishing album reviews of underground garbage and concept art of James Gandolfini's nut-sack and call it "news".

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    True, an A-hole is an A-hole

    by DoctorWho?

    But maybe he was channeling John Connor there. I imagine being the saviour of a cyborg dominated, post-apocalyptic world brings along a certain amount of stress.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    My Read on This

    by SamuelLappDance

    Bale was probably pissed off because he was having to act opposite Bryce Dallas Howard. That would cause any serious thespian to lose it in the course of a day. But agreed with the majority here. Bale behaved like a real douche, Harry's defense of him is a real disappointment, and a tirade like that is completely uncalled for. For the good of the film, Bale and Hurlbut need to come together, hold a press conference, and say, 'That was months ago. We're past it. We'll even work together again.'

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I would pay to see the look on Bryce Dallas Howard's face...

    by cinemixtape.com

    during all of this. And the absolute best part is that Bale actually refers to McG as McG! I thought that was just a silly stage name. Hahahaha.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    the power of GREYSKULL, as to your earlier post

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the fact that the films star did have a problem with the dp walking around (to the point he couldnt finish a take) trumps everyone elses tolerance of it - including the director and ad - its not about "whos movie is it" or majority rules - its about being considerate to all involved - its fine that all the lucky hacks behind the cameras are cool with a loose unrestrictive set, but if it effects the performance of the actors then its everyones problem - it then grinds the day to a halt - is the star of the fucking movie supposed to "play ball" and suck it up? - because everyone else doesnt mind the bullshit going on during a take? - remember your logic the next time youre