February 4th, 2009
05:53 PM ET

The Shot: Christian Bale

Christian Bale goes ballistic on set. Shades of Erica Hill?

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  1. Mark The Carpenter

    Sounds like his doctor forgot to tell him not to quit his "Lexapro" cold turkey.

    February 5, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  2. carol kesling

    this is just another sign of an overpaid CRY BABY actor on a rant, WHAT A JERK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he should apologize to that camera man and be suspended for about 30 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!! he clearly has an anger management problem, after all he attacked his mom and sister !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2009 at 2:44 am |
  3. Dana

    Someone needs to post a poll. The question of the poll would be: Will you ever attend a Christian Bale movie again.

    My answer; Not a chance.

    What a pompous arrogant @$$. Who does he think he is.

    February 4, 2009 at 11:07 pm |
  4. Jay

    During Dark Knight there were charges brought against him about hitting his mother or sister, the charges were dropped but after this it makes me wonder.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  5. Terry

    Again no hero worshiping here.....these actor millionaires .....not my cup of tea anymore....I think they are going to be surprised how many people turn off the Oscars and just don't spend their money on them.

    These millionaires need to pool their money and donate it to California...
    they are asking for a bailout too.

    February 4, 2009 at 9:28 pm |
  6. EJ (USA)

    Is this the same Christian Bale who got into a fight with his mom & sister that was so intense that the police had to be called?

    February 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  7. Cessy, Chicago

    So what if he went "Bale-listic " on the set? People shouldn't jump into conclusion when hearing stories about actors losing control while on the job. He was working and got distractred. Yes, he was screaming and cursing but you don't hear the other guy saying anything back, right? Did he even apologize for ruining Bale's scene? We wouldn't know that... cause the media only focuses on the well known guy. I've seen Christian a few times while filming Batman and The John Dillinger movie ( soon out with Johnny Depp). He's intense, yes, but a great guy, as well.

    February 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
  8. Amanda Walton-Ontario, Canada

    What does it mean shades of Erica Hill?

    February 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  9. Sheron

    Between the corrupt CEO's and politicians; America is also tired of the pampered Hollywood actors. Who does he think he is? Regardless of whether the DP was right or wrong, there is a more dignified way to take care of business. The choice that Bale made makes him look like the idiot. I understand he is one of the stars of the film, but the DP is extremely important to make the actors and the scenes look just right. Making movies is a collaborative effort. If Bale is such a professional then he should be able to deal with these minor interruptions, just like Anderson Cooper does, when his crew is doing Beyonce "Single Ladies" in his eye line.
    Suggestion, can we start a "Keeping them nice" segment with Hollywood prima donas?

    February 4, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  10. Todd

    This is just another case of real life finding it's way into the public domain. I feel for Christian. It sounds like he was having a difficult time with this guy. It seems that this was an issue that should have been taken care of by someone in charge on set. Who dropped the ball and let the situation get to the point that it did?

    From what I heard Christian said the guy was a nice guy, but he just kept messing up. His mess ups where ruining the scene.

    Who hasn't gotten really ticked off at some good intentioned slacker? I know that I have lost my temper with people who have ruined my hard work before. Its not like he threaten bodily harm to the guy. He just wanted to know why he couldn't respect the work being done around him. Would this even be a story if it weren't for the F word?

    February 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  11. Kimberly

    I am so sick of everybody giving Christian heat behind this...its so obvious that he is upset because this gentleman didn't seem to care about ruining the scene. As with anybody else when they are working, Christian became upset because someone hindered him in getting his 'job' done....Although he could have used some other language, I believe that we are crucifying him a little too much....Maybe I am a 'rage-aholoic'...or maybe I'm crazy...but if someone destroys something that I am working on...I am going to be pretty pisse...as would anybody.....
    Lay off 'em....
    One minute we're loving these stars..the next minute we wanna string up on and slaughter them....They're human like we are....Remember that!

    February 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  12. Michelle

    Aint It Cool News has a different take on the matter.
    There is a whole lot more to the story.

    February 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  13. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Oh, the sound of Bleep..It's usually used when the person shouting hasn't enough language skills to make a real argument.

    February 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  14. Anna, HK

    Roles I've seen him in have been pretty intense.... so not really surprising to hear about him going ballistic on set......probably still in character...(but ??? his true character.....???)

    February 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

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