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Eman
02-03-2009, 12:22 AM
Man he went off on that Director of photography. I know acting is tough but dam, the DP has a pretty important job and if he is checking the lights then he is checking the lights. Get over it, its part of the filmaking process. Dont u wanna look nice and highligheted on screen? dont u want ur image to pop off the background and into the camera? lighting is important. I dont know what he did that could piss him off so bad. Now if the DP did something like Cut his eye line by walking around then that can be a problem but a 3 minute tirade is uncalled for.

redqueenar
02-03-2009, 01:52 AM
That was some pretty unenthusiastic yelling. And so close to the mic, too...

Trailbreaker
02-03-2009, 06:41 AM
Now it's on the Today show!

Chip
02-03-2009, 09:23 AM
Ha! Just heard it on headline news. What a toolbox. He should have used his idiot Batman voice.

I love important people...

fu2kimus_prime
02-03-2009, 09:44 AM
Over rated douche who gave batman a silly voice. Sums up my feelings on the guy in general, this little misdemeanour comes as no suprise.

TIMtationX
02-03-2009, 11:02 AM
Ha! Just heard it on headline news. What a toolbox. He should have used his idiot Batman voice.

I love important people...


I'm GLAD i'm not the only one who HATED that damn voice.....Took me completely out of the movie everytime he spoke...

Chip
02-03-2009, 11:22 AM
I'm GLAD i'm not the only one who HATED that damn voice.....Took me completely out of the movie everytime he spoke...

Other than a touching final performance by a talented actor who died too early...I really didn't care for the movie. I can't stand Bale.

r-type
02-03-2009, 01:37 PM
Reeeeeeemix! (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-03-bale-out) (nsfw)

Eman
02-03-2009, 01:39 PM
LOL that Remix is Hilarious.

Beej
02-03-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm the last person to defend bad behavior, but as I was discussing with others, A) Bale was in character, B) since there is no context to this we have no idea what was going on -- perhaps the scene was of such an intense nature that the director was doing things to get the performance out of the talent that he wanted.

Bale is passionate about his work which is preferable to someone who is just phoning it in. But he also isn't the only person to go off on those around him. It's more norm than not, and as for the Today Show anchors pulling in the staff and crew saying they don't treat them that way or they'd be tossed out a window... well I should hope not, and hey, they aren't in character (or are they?) and yes, there is known past bad behavior by talking heads (e.g., Bryant Gumble).

I've been ripped a brand new a-hole by a variety of people and not for anything I'd done, but as I'm told so very often, because I was there to protect someone from the raging person, and then fixing whenever possible, what was causing the situation. Not always are the raging personnel totally whacked for acting out, although this is a less desired form of conduct, sometimes people push other people and they can only go so far. Not that the behavior is to be condoned, but until you've walked a mile in a person's shoes, or at least know the whole story, we should reserve judgment.

What I find disturbing is that this tape was leaked -- by whomever -- that's a legal breach and somebody is in trouble and should be made to pay.

As for the voice in Batman -- that was a creative choice and it was approved by the execs, director, etc. They wanted a growl apparently. If everyone liked the same thing then we'd all be eating one flavor 24/7... you don't have to like what I like -- it's okay (and vice-versa). You cannot please all the people all the time. All you can do at any given moment is to do your best. That's it, that's all.

Chip
02-03-2009, 03:06 PM
I'm the last person to defend bad behavior, but as I was discussing with others, A) Bale was in character, B) since there is no context to this we have no idea what was going on -- perhaps the scene was of such an intense nature that the director was doing things to get the performance out of the talent that he wanted.

Bale is passionate about his work which is preferable to someone who is just phoning it in. But he also isn't the only person to go off on those around him. It's more norm than not, and as for the Today Show anchors pulling in the staff and crew saying they don't treat them that way or they'd be tossed out a window... well I should hope not, and hey, they aren't in character (or are they?) and yes, there is known past bad behavior by talking heads (e.g., Bryant Gumble).

I've been ripped a brand new a-hole by a variety of people and not for anything I'd done, but as I'm told so very often, because I was there to protect someone from the raging person, and then fixing whenever possible, what was causing the situation. Not always are the raging personnel totally whacked for acting out, although this is a less desired form of conduct, sometimes people push other people and they can only go so far. Not that the behavior is to be condoned, but until you've walked a mile in a person's shoes, or at least know the whole story, we should reserve judgment.

What I find disturbing is that this tape was leaked -- by whomever -- that's a legal breach and somebody is in trouble and should be made to pay.

As for the voice in Batman -- that was a creative choice and it was approved by the execs, director, etc. They wanted a growl apparently. If everyone liked the same thing then we'd all be eating one flavor 24/7... you don't have to like what I like -- it's okay (and vice-versa). You cannot please all the people all the time. All you can do at any given moment is to do your best. That's it, that's all.

Beej...do you really think he was 'in character'? Was he 'in character' last year when he went off on his mom in a London hotel room? Thats one heated character.

Michael Do
02-03-2009, 03:07 PM
Reeeeeeemix! (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-03-bale-out) (nsfw)

lol

Beej
02-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Beej...do you really think he was 'in character'? Was he 'in character' last year when he went off on his mom in a London hotel room? Thats one heated character.

He was in character on the set and they were filming...

Years ago there was one director who was nicknamed "40 takes" because he'd not tell the talent what it was he wanted, just made them do the scene over and over and over until he got what he wanted (think it was Wyler).

As for his family, I wasn't there, don't know what took place. I know I have a couple family members (not under my roof or even in the same town) that would drive me to drink at the very least after 30 minutes of togetherness, so I certainly can't comment on that sort of thing. But I got heated people all around me and depending on what shit is hitting the fan on what day, they can be wonderful or they can be hell on wheels. I got another who has dementia and gets emotional without warning. It is what it is.

I didn't say it was right, just that shouldn't be judged... and that is the measure we should use on each other as well. That's all.

"Believe only half of what you see and nothing you hear" -- Edgar Allen Poe

http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2009/02/bale-has-a-temper.html

Trailbreaker
02-03-2009, 04:38 PM
What drives me nuts even more about this is that McG didn't even bother to step in and do something about it.

r-type
02-03-2009, 05:00 PM
"Believe only half of what you see and nothing you hear" -- Edgar Allen Poe

Or read.... let's dance!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g300/autobot314/christianbale.gif

Beej
02-03-2009, 06:04 PM
Reeeeeeemix! (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-03-bale-out) (nsfw)

In another life I actually used that word as a verb, a noun, and an adjective. Most favored phrase (over used) was "not f-ing acceptable." It took me a few years to detox and stop with that word/phrase, and now I am far more eloquent about such responses/remarks when required...unless texting and then it's like "FO"... progress.

megatron42
02-03-2009, 06:36 PM
i miss the good stuff oh well

Trailbreaker
02-03-2009, 06:41 PM
You know, now that we saw that remix, this tirade is bound to become internet meme like the "THIS IS SPARTAAA!!!" fiasco.

TIMtationX
02-03-2009, 09:57 PM
This was posted at Aint It Cool.. Interesting...I still think the guy has an anger problem though.
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39984

The Great
02-04-2009, 12:19 AM
FUCKING EPIC! I feel bad for the guy he was yelling at but, damn that was entertaining. i really like bale as an actor i think the fame is getting to him. actors like him never do well when the lights are on them. True artist never want to be in the spotlight that's why most of the time the are only recognized when they are dead. An artist natural state is to live in misery to constantly suffer they are just naturally self destructive

uraydo
02-04-2009, 12:30 AM
This was posted at Aint It Cool.. Interesting...I still think the guy has an anger problem though.
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39984
enjoyed the link.

Beej
02-04-2009, 01:52 AM
FUCKING EPIC! I feel bad for the guy he was yelling at but, damn that was entertaining. i really like bale as an actor i think the fame is getting to him. actors like him never do well when the lights are on them. True artist never want to be in the spotlight that's why most of the time the are only recognized when they are dead. An artist natural state is to live in misery to constantly suffer they are just naturally self destructive


True. Actors, musicians, then writers... social rejects. So pathtic. Just stick us in a room with a bottle of booze, where we can drool and bump into the walls. lol. Tortured souls the lot of us. ;)

Ury, that Panda, man, just the damn cutest thing... what a subliminal screwball message -- it's you, but it's the panda... seriously too cute... but it needs a hat.

redqueenar
02-04-2009, 01:58 AM
Or read.... let's dance!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g300/autobot314/christianbale.gif

I *heart* you.

:files this away for later use:

Bale sounds completely exhausted in the clip. People are coming down on him way too hard about this. People have fits in the workplace all the time. Bale's workplace just happens to have a lot of microphones and cameras nearby. There's an unbelievable amount of pressure on that guy. Believe me, I have balled people out and I get huffy and throw boxes and crates all the time. A stack of big yellow crates hits the floor, I have my people's attention. It's not just your job, it's your life. You take the work seriously, you want it be of good quality and when people fuck off and wreck stuff there is an issue. McG apparently wasn't on the problem, which makes him part of the problem.

redqueenar
02-04-2009, 02:15 AM
Or read.... let's dance!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g300/autobot314/christianbale.gif

Soundboard! (http://www.ugo.com/movies/christian-bale-soundboard/)

And, also me wanting to quote the pic again. :D

redqueenar
02-04-2009, 02:19 AM
What drives me nuts even more about this is that McG didn't even bother to step in and do something about it.

Oh, he couldn't. Once a person's gone off, they've gone off. It's best to just let him get it out and move on. McG *is* responsible for not canning the DP, though...

rumblebee505
02-04-2009, 06:53 AM
I LOVE THE REMIX!You can play this at a stop light in your car!it works!the light becomes so scared it starts changing and blinking!

Beej
02-04-2009, 08:51 PM
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/warner-bros-flack-is-back-about-bale/

The Great
02-04-2009, 09:00 PM
True. Actors, musicians, then writers... social rejects. So pathtic. Just stick us in a room with a bottle of booze, where we can drool and bump into the walls. lol. Tortured souls the lot of us. ;)

Ury, that Panda, man, just the damn cutest thing... what a subliminal screwball message -- it's you, but it's the panda... seriously too cute... but it needs a hat.
i hate you!!!

Michael Do
02-04-2009, 09:21 PM
i hate you!!!
http://img223.imagevenue.com/loc94/th_00393_rage3dq7_122_94lo.jpg

Beej
02-04-2009, 11:57 PM
i hate you!!!

Yeah, I know.

Xsubs
02-05-2009, 03:07 AM
He maybe a psycho but hes a good actor LOL.

Na i like him.

For Terminator and non terminator fans, if you havent seen the Terminator salvation trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg9ooaozu-8

I LOVE TERMINATOR AS MUCH AS TRANSFORMERS!

redqueenar
02-05-2009, 03:09 AM
Bay weighs in on The Billy Bush radio show.
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29017195/)

Xsubs
02-05-2009, 03:14 AM
Bay weighs in on The Billy Bush radio show.
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29017195/)

Bay is right. Working on an emotional scene is very intense and stressful especially when theres somebody in the background tweaking a light.

r-type
02-05-2009, 11:00 AM
Bay weighs in on The Billy Bush radio show.
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29017195/)

Audio of Michael's interview:

Click to listen or Right click and"Save As" (http://fetch.noxsolutions.com/billybush/mp3/020309_MichaelBay.mp3)

TIMtationX
02-05-2009, 12:48 PM
Bay is right. Working on an emotional scene is very intense and stressful especially when theres somebody in the background tweaking a light.


That may be true, and I could certainly see why he got upset, but Bale made his point at the :20 mark. THat should have been it. He went on and on for 10 minutes

raddimus
02-06-2009, 01:06 AM
Reeeeeeemix! (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-03-bale-out) (nsfw)

I normally hate techno but that was great...lmao.:wtflol

r-type
02-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Audio of Christian manning up and clarifying things. (real & SFW)

Link (http://kroq-data.com/wah/wah/audio/defaultkbsounds.aspx?a=1129&c=4&k=)

raddimus
02-06-2009, 05:05 PM
uuummmm your link only goes to kroq. do you need to look for the audio clip?...well if you want to you can go to you tube and get the christianbale outburst there in it's entirety,along with the response the dp is givving,it's barely audable... All I can say is Ive lost jobs before good ones. bale as much as I like his acting is lucky I wasnt the dp you can clearly hear bale attempt to go after the guy and crew stepping in to stop him. I'm all for being upset that someone's work is being messed up by another... but at the same time this guy might have awife and kids, this is now all over the net. Did that richboy think about that. Accidents happen...if they continue to happen then you take appropriate actions go to the director or producer explain that this isn't working and ask that he be replaced or given the day off.
The way the rich boy handled it was way outta line bet if he was a third string actor he wouldn't yell like that. explainb to the guy the prob. but to just start going on a tirade is nutts, and unproffesional. I can respect bale taking what he does serious, however there is no reason to personally start insulting the guy. If I was the guy I would sue the hell out of bale. there are many grounds on which to sue bale, for his subsequent unprofessional behavior... It's one thing if you know the guy in that way where you could joke around or express your anger as freind to him, but bale says your a nice guy...but fuck you don't know what the fuck your doing. when the guy attempts to explain himself, bale interrupts him, tells him to shut the fuk up then goes after him physically.

Westbound
02-06-2009, 05:07 PM
I don't know man, i suppose you have a right to be pissed off if your bale trying to act, but still he took it out on the director of photography pretty bad and didn't leave it to rest. Makes you think that maybe he did go nuts on his mum back in the summer

raddimus
02-06-2009, 05:27 PM
Bay weighs in on The Billy Bush radio show.
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29017195/)

I agree with bay on this ...I can only imagine how intense certain sets are... Three minutes is quite awhile... On the other hand I didn't know that this light tweeker had kept doing this.bale shoulda blew up on the director and told him to do something bout the guy. Also the guy was noted as being young... the director should explain to him like the actors what he expects for the scene and if persists in pissing off his leading actor he will be forced to fire him... not really sure how this firing and whos in charge thing works concerning movies. but the guy was out of line, but so was bale in my opinion.

xXRavenXx
02-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Reeeeeeemix! (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-03-bale-out) (nsfw)

I hate perez Hilton... But DAMN that was the $#!^ :lol

TIMtationX
03-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Now THIS is funny!!
http://www.hulu.com/watch/58008/family-guy-yelled-at-by-christian-bale#s-p1-st-i1