Christian Bale has already apologized about his outburst on the "Terminator Salvation" set, but director McG is still defending the actor. [listen to Bale's rant]
"The film set is a passionate place, and it happens," McG told fans at New York Comic-Con. "There was no version of, 'Oh, Christian is going to whip his ass.' It was just sort of a blowup. We let it run its course, and it did. You obviously only get to hear the explicit parts."
Bale went on a four-minute rant targeted at director of photography Shane Hurlbut, who accidentally got in the way of a scene.
"Christian has taken responsibility for the way he acted," said McG. "It's a matter of fact that he and Shane are buddies. We finished the movie together. We did some additional photography about a month ago."
He continued: "It was just one of those moments. I think I can speak on all of our behalf that we've all gotten a little fired up. And if anybody would take that moment and take it out of context, it would seem very, very strange."
If you just can't get enough of Bale's ranting, check out "The Soup" clip below. And if you watched "SNL" yesterday, you might have caught Bradley Cooper spoofing Bale as well.
My gosh, he gave an appology! What more do you people want? You dont even know Bale, so why judge him. I respect him a great deal, for he is a highly dedicated actor.
minkowskiwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 6:21:17 AM
you respect him because he's a 'dedicated actor'??? I respect people that respect their parents and coworkers. I don't care if they are janitors and garbagemen. Character. C H A R A C T E R. Bale has none, and no class. And I know Bale's a d*ck. He's made that abundantly clear, dontcha think? If the DP guy had started the fight, or had maliciously wronged Bale, I'd agree Bale was in the right. If his mother was abusive, or tried to hit him with her cane or shoe, fine, he fought back and I's say they're both asses. But he's just a f*cking bully, and by his actions he tells me who the hell he is, and that gives me all the right to judge him. He's given me that power.
minkowski, did you even listen to Bale's apology or was the rant more than enough for u?
minkowskiwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 7:21:33 AM
minkowskiwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 7:25:08 AM
He apologized. Look, if I came over and pushed your father and then cursed you out for several minutes, and then only later, under the heat of media scrutiny, offered an apology, would you say "oh that Bale, he's really a nice guy, just a bad day for him. It's cool."? If I was Bale, I'd offer an apology too. And quick. Words are cheap after the deed is done. But whatever. I don't give a sh*t really. Like I said, tired of hearing about this crap. Let him get back to making movies so people can idolize him, that's the only important thing here.
Pepemanwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 8:08:42 AM
Can we just let it go. Jeesus christ, i mean it happened over six months ago and everybody involved in it are ok. Even the DP. Minkowski seems to be the only one still loosing sleep over this matter. Please, let's just move on and with OUR lives.
bale publicly apologized "under the heat of the media", because it was the PUBLIC who blew the whole thing up, apparently the whole thing was resolved on the same day it happened...if u cursed somebody out for several minutes, u'd probably feel obligated to apologize to that person first at not the MEDIA right? but u're totally right bale has given YOU the power to JUDGE HIM. you are that important.
Pepemanwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 8:19:46 AM
And also do you really think that this is the FIST time he apologized to that DP?- Oh i see, just because it was the first time YOU heard the apology it automatically means it's the one and only time he apologized.- That just proofs that people see celebrities only as one-dimensional puppets who appear in "sound bites" and interviews. Like THAT'S all there is to them.
Pepemanwrites: on February 8th, 2009 at 9:06:55 AM
FIST time...oh, boy...*runs*
Post_Man_87writes: on February 8th, 2009 at 11:21:59 AM
minkowski - I suppose Bale has given you the power to judge the guy however you want - no matter how misguided it is. You're all over the map dude. First off, no one knows what happened w/ his mom awhile back, but you are quick to snap to your own wild conclusion there (as posted above). Second, this happened back in July and it's abundantly clear to everyone else that Bale had apologized and made-up with the DP some time ago, before this was a "media issue". But hey, continue on with your "not caring" about this - yet continuing to post comments time and time again.
Minowski, this rant happened last year in july when they were still filming, straight after this rant Bale apologised to the cast and crew and all was forgiven, the film was made with no more rants, and Shane and Bale got along well afterwards. Bale had apologize publicly because it jsut got leaked now...and heaps of people think this just happened!! If you think he is a douche, fine you ahve the right to feel that way about him
mcg, what a f*ckin p*ssy. did you hear him just wimp out completely on the clip? if he is to be taken seriously, which is pretty hard considering he calls himslf MCG, then he needs to grow some f*cking balls on a film set and put bale in his place. yeah, the dp shouldnt have gotten in the way, but that is NO excuse for his outburst. f*ckin dark sh*te has gotten to his head.