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"T4" Producer -- Bale's Tantrum Was No Biggie

"It turns out Christian Bale's expletive-filled, volcanic explosion on the set of "Terminator Salvation" was a "non-event"... according to a guy who wasn't the brunt of Bale's tirade.

Bruce Franklin -- assistant director and associate producer on the film -- told us "Christian is a method actor and was completely immersed in his scene ... his reaction was from the heat of the moment." More..

The target of Bale's attack -- a director of photography named Shane Hurlbut -- was not fired from the movie, despite Christian's threat that if Shane screwed up one more time, he should be kicked to the curb.

Franklin said Bale was under a lot of pressure because of his crazy "Dark Knight" promotion schedule, and that the crew -- Hurlbut included -- ended up shooting for another seven hours."


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Added: Feb-3-2009 
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Tags: Bale, Christian Bale, T4, T4 Salvage, Terminator, terminator 4, Terminator 4 Salvage
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  • What Bale did was justified I listened to the entire recording the guy walked onto his scene twice thus screwing the shot up. We all know actors get into a zone and mindset for ttheir characters and we all know if your there giving a speech or whatever it may be and someone does something to disrupt it it screws up your mindset etc.. Worst off the guy says to Bale I was checking the lights!!! I mean cmon wheres the director who should have been the one to go off wh wants to keep doing a shot ove More..

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  • Please. These things are all staged. The producers need peripheral promotion for this and they used some dumb audio footage of this guy freaking out - a thing he probably does all day long normally. The fame machine at work again...

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  • Bales a class actor, I know they earn big bucks and so on, but Bale is a method actor and having some dick walk through your scene on more than one occasion would anoy the shit out of anyone. If it were me I would have said nothing and somply king-hit him then had him fired.

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  • If it was a nonevent then why did they send the tape to the insurance company?

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  • The update is just an extended pole from 3 to 14 days.

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  • I care about Bale, as much as he cares about me. That goes for ALL "celebrities".

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  • Wow a guy lost his temper at work ... how novel !

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  • Yelling and screaming belittling is so dark ages. Doing it at someone in the company of other people is completely juvenile and unprofessional. Take it private or STFU.

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  • By the way, what I find funny is that you can get glimpses of his Welsh in his psychotic episode. For parts his American accent is pretty normal then he says "for fuck sake" or something and you can tell he's British by the way he says it. Hehe.

    It reminds me of a Russian I know whose American accent is basically perfect, but then when he gets pissed off he'll start swearing in Russian, or in English but with a Russian accent.

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  • Nothing I do not see everyday. Passionate people really do act this way all the time...They are perfectionists and wonder why other people are not.

    Look at Gordon Ramsay and he is a chef...I have an idea next time you are at any golf game right before a guy is about to putt whistle real loud or make a loud comment and see what happens. Focused people act this way all the time. It is nothing new at all.

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  • if I was the light guy, id say back to Bale, screw you man, bring it onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Your nothing Bale, ur a bad actor and ur movies suck.

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  • I've worked with actors in TV, some taketheir job VERY seriously, and deserve the respect, and forgiveness for acting up when things go wrong, they are actually the hardest working people on the set.

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    • I've done 12 hours in a meat refer at -20 F handleing Hams for Christmas I didn't have the luxury of being able to launch a tirade and hissy fit.
      screw this little dick asswhole.

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  • a nose full of coke will get ya that way

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  • Without reading the previous comments, I'm going to comment.

    Seriously, if my job was to be an actor, as in to act on stage, (I did it for 15 years since High School) that kind of behavior coming from anybody (except the director) is irrehensible. These guys the actors are talking shit to are underpaid men/women with actual degrees and have actual skill in what they do.

    This actor can take shitloads of takes, this man that screwed up apparently had so twice, enough to enrage the lead-role ac More..

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  • This happened when he was doing publicity for Dark Knight... in other words, he was supposed to be the star of the movie but he was getting upstaged by a dead guy.

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  • REPOST I just posted this yesterday...http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c3_1233611484

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    • I typed the title in to see if it was posted already, and for some reason your post must not have shown up.

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    • I don't know, but your post is almost identical to mine same exact link and almost identical poll, identical tags.........kind of shitty

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  • the mother fucker beat up his mother dont believe the propaganda lol.

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  • Yeah, you really have to be "into" that character. T4 was serious acting....

    Bale is a loudmouthed prick.

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