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02.02.09 57 Comments

Listen to Christian Bale yelling at a Cinematographer: Christian Bale’s Meltdown here.

Christian Bale was recently captured on audio tape (recorded in July) throwing a major tantrum on the set of Terminator Salvation, because of what sounds like Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (ha, Hurl. Butt.) wandering in Bale’s eyeline and distracting him during a shot.  Bale spends the next three minutes or so swearing at the guy, threatening to kick his ass, threatening not to work if Hurlbut’s not fired – pretty much the whole prima donna nine yards. And so typical of a talent tirade, he doesn’t make any new points, just keeps shouting the same thing over and over while everyone placates him and says, “Yes, so very sorry, Mr. Bale, I’ll never duck when you throw a shoe at me ever again.”  TMZ claims the tape was recorded by execs to send to the insurance company in case Bale walked off.

Now, if you were a rich, handsome, famous movie star like Christian Bale, wouldn’t you be aware of the fact that people already expect you to act like a spoiled asshole baby who’d throw a fit if his soy chai had too much Splenda?  And wouldn’t you consciously try not to play into that stereotype?   Like if you were a plumber, wouldn’t you go out of your way to make sure your asscrack wasn’t hanging out?  Or if you were a Catholic priest, try really hard not to molest kids?  Christian Bale wouldn’t.  In fact, I think it’s pretty clear that Christian Bale is a Catholic priest who molests kids.

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