Your Anger Can Hurt You...

Christian Bale featuring as Jesus in
UP TV's Mary Mother of Jesus

"I was out of order beyond belief. I make no excuses for it."

Christian Bale: 
Am I going to walk around and rip your ------- lights down,
in the middle of a scene?
Then why the ---- are you walking right through?
Ah-da-da-dah, like this in the background.
What the ---- is it with you?
What don't you ------- understand?
You got any ------- idea about,
hey, it's ------- distracting having somebody walking up behind Bryce
in the middle of the ------- scene?
Give me a ------- answer!
What don't you get about it?
Shane Hurlbut: I was looking at the light.
Bale: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it?
I hope it was ------- good,
because it's useless now, isn't it?
Hurlbut: OK.
Bale: ----- sake man, you're amateur.
McG, you got ------- something to say to this prick?

Director Joseph 'McG' McGinty Nichol: I didn't see it happen.

Bale: Well, somebody should be ------- watching
and keeping an eye on him.
McG: Fair enough.

Bale: It's the second time that he doesn't give a ---- about
what is going on in front of the camera, all right?
I'm trying to ------- do a scene here,
and I am going "Why the ---- 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?

Hurlbut: I absolutely apologise. I'm sorry, I did not mean anything by it.

Bale: Stay off the ------- set man. For ----- sake.
Alright, let's go again.

McG: Let's just take a minute.

Bale: Let's not take a ------- minute, let's go again.

Bale: I'm going to ------- kick your ------- ass
if you don't shut up for a second! All right?

Unknown voices: Christian, Christian. It's cool.

Bale: I'm going to go... Do you want me to ------- go trash your lights?
Do you want me to ------- trash 'em? Then why are you trashing my scene?

Hurlbut: I'm not trying to trash your scene.

Bale: You are trashing my scene!

Hurlbut: Christian, I was only...

Bale: You do it one more ------- time
and I ain't walking on this set if you're still hired.
I'm ------- serious.
You're a nice guy.
You're a nice guy, but that don't ------- cut it
when you're ------- around like this on set.

According to TMZ,
executives on the film sent a copy of the tape
to their insurers as evidence in case Bale did walk out.
Bale has not commented on the clip, recorded last July.
However, Bruce Franklin, associate producer on the film, defended the actor.
"If you are working in a very intense scene
and someone takes you out of your groove...
it was the most emotional scene in the movie," he told E!
"He is very intensely involved in his character.
He didn't walk around like that all day long.
It was just a moment and it passed.
He is so dedicated to the craft.
The art of acting is not paint by numbers,
it's an art form."
Bale, 35, plays John Connor in the fourth film of the Terminator franchise,
 which is set to be one of the summer's biggest blockbusters.
His on-set outburst occurred days before he was arrested in London
for an alleged assault on his mother and sister in a London hotel room
on the eve of The Dark Knight premiere.
 He did not face charges after the Crown Prosecution Service advised
that no further action should be taken.

'I acted like a punk' ... Christian Bale. 

Christian Bale has apologised unreservedly for his widely-reported rant on the set of the new Terminator movie, calling it "inexcusable" and admitting "I acted like a punk".
The actor spoke to Los Angeles radio station KROQ on Friday after a tape of his foul-mouthed tirade at Terminator Salvation director of photography Shane Hurlbut was released onto the internet. Hurlbut had made the mistake of walking into Bale's eyeline during a take on last July's shoot.
In a lengthy apology, Bale, who admitted the past week had been "miserable" for him, told presenters Kevin Ryder and Gene "Bean" Baxter:
"I was out of order beyond belief. I make no excuses for it."

He added:
"There is nobody who has heard that tape who has been hit harder than me.
The one thing that disturbs me so much is that I've heard a lot of people saying that
I seem to think that I'm better than anybody else.
"Nothing could be farther from the truth.
 I am a lucky man,
I never forget that and that is why I put so much into what I do,
and why I care so much about it
and why sometimes that enthusiasm just goes awry."
Bale said he had been trying to express the "craziness" of his character John Connor,
leader of the human resistance against their machine overlords,
but mixed up fact and fiction when he launched his attack on Hurlbut.
"I'm half John Connor, I'm half Christian there," 
he said.

The Dark Knight star insisted that he and Hurlbut had resolved their differences
on the very day that the verbal attack took place.
"When I say 'I'm not coming back on this set unless he's fired', it's hot air,"
he said.
"I don't want anyone to misunderstand this:
I've seen a rough cut of the movie
and he has done a really wonderful, professional job on this."

Bale added:
"I know some people are thinking, 'I'm not going to see this movie'
because they think I'm a prima donna.
Everybody worked so hard on this movie.
Please, don't allow my incredibly embarrassing meltdown
to overshadow this movie and to have all of those people's hard work go to waste."

The actor's estranged mother, Jenny, has already waded into the affair, suggesting the incident might help people understand why she reported Bale to the police for an alleged assault last summer at London's Dorchester hotel, before The Dark Knight's UK premiere.
At the weekend, his sister, Sharon, told the Daily Telegraph she felt her sibling "might need help". The driving instructor, who lives in Poole, Dorset, said: "He verbally attacked us. He spoke in the same aggressive way he did to that lighting engineer. I wouldn't have minded so much but it was in front of my family and three children.
"He's normally a placid guy but he has done film after film and he really gets into character. I think he just needs time out."

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