Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Christian Bale: Terminated!

The new terminator movie is out over here but you couldn’t PAY me enough to watch it—EVER! NEVER! No WAY!

Why? Because Christian Bale is in it.

There was a time when I was fascinated with that man’s work. As a child actor in Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, Bale was pure brilliance. In fact I thought he showed genius in just about everything I had seen him in, UNTIL I heard him ranting on the set of this movie.

My first thought, ‘What a jerk.’ But no, as he continued I realized that he’s not just a jerk, he’s a spoiled tyrant. In fact, I’m listening to him again right now and I feel absolute hatred for the man while I listen to his bullying profanity. He’s giving the lighting technician unbelievable hell for crossing into his field of vision during a take. I’m imagining that it is me on the receiving end and in response I also imagine kicking him in the “special place.” If any man ever deserved a well placed kick, or better yet, a bitch slap across his filth spewing mouth, it’s this miserable excuse for a human being. Any man that would speak to another like what I’m hearing right now deserves nothing but scorn.

From now on, whenever I see Christian Bale, I’ll hear this foul tirade against a man who seems to be trying to offer an apology in return; against a man who is attempting to be respectful in the face of Bale’s incessant viciousness.

Bale is a bully, and my life has been much defined by bullies like him. I hate them whenever I spot them, and Bale, YOU are a bully. Obviously if he tried that crap on any normal person that didn’t have to worry about keeping their job, at best, they’d tell this prima donna to kiss it, and better yet, knock him on his loud-mouthed butt.

It isn’t just the vile language that has me so pissed off, as I said; it’s the bullying behind the invective that I find so despicable. Clearly he is going after a man who cannot respond in kind without likely losing his job. It’s like stomping on a kitten.

I could even accept “a moment.” I mean everyone loses their temper, but in this case, Bale goes on and on and on. He doesn’t stop. He even baits the guy for crying out loud. He actually seems to be trying to create “something from nothing.” No, Bale in this horrible interminable screen rant shows not only unprofessionalism as an actor, he displays the very worst behavior that a human being can show—the man is a loathsome monster.

I saw a TV interview with the director, or maybe it was the producer of the movie and this sap was trying to take some of the pressure off Bale by claiming that the whole miserable affair is mostly his fault for not better controlling the set. By that, this director/producer fellow evidently means that he should have kept a better reign over the wayward set technicians, and even more importantly, better control over unauthorized recordings made on the set.

Maybe the director SHOULD take responsibility for this. After all, it is true that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. I mean If not for this ugly side of him on tape I would still be a Christian Bale fan, but dude, the cat’s out of the bag now—it’s too late pal. I’m one of those fans that cannot separate how I feel about the actor from what he does on the screen.

Some will say, “Hey, give the man a break; after all, he apologized and did so convincingly.” My answer: He’s a brilliant actor, of course he’s convincing, but if his repulsive outburst hadn’t been u-tubed throughout the entire world would he STILL have apologized? Probably not, and now that I’ve seen who this guy really is, as BB King sings, the thrill is gone baby, the thrill is gone.

In other words, there are a lot of movies to watch out there, and I will only see a fraction of them. And now, after this, Bale has made it that much easier to pick and choose from the movies I WON’T see—Terminator: Salvation is now first on my list of movies NOT to see.

I just listened to it one more time. Hearing it fresh, I will take great pleasure in NEVER seeing anything that jerk EVER does EVER again.



At 5:44 AM, Anonymous kat argonza said...

I honestly have not cared for Bale, but it had little to do with his tirade. I didn't care if he swore or not... I've said way worse. Screamed louder, with worse language --- I just didn't happen to get it recorded on youtube, and I'm not famous.

The guy walked into a scene - let's face it, the guy did something wrong. When filming, the guy shouldn't have been walking around or any of that.

At 6:35 AM, Blogger Ed Abbey said...

I'm guessing 75% of all Hollywood actors are this way in real life. Never heard about this incident until you pointed it out.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Hope said...

So ummm. You DON'T like Christian Bale. Is that what you are saying? hee

At 11:09 AM, Blogger PhilippinesPhil said...

I doubt you actually listened to the whole thing Kat. No way could you excuse it with a "I'd do the same thing," if you had. I lose my temper and its over at most in 10 seconds. As soon as I hear myself I'm ashamed. This guy goes on forever. I hope you wouldn't do something like this to someone who worked for you cos if you did, were through baby! grin...
No way are most actors like this, no way. People like Hitler are like this.
Yup, hate the bastiche! He's earned it...

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey and I went and saw Star Trek a couple weeks ago. I recommend you go. Write a review on that one....

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From kevin:
That's me up there. I can never remember my flipping passwords....

At 3:49 AM, Blogger PhilippinesPhil said...

Yeah, Lindsey was the tip off... figured it out.

I saw Star Trek two weeks ago. You are correct; I should review it a little. I am not without an opinion on that little piece of contemporary cinema.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Amadeo said...

Saw a couple of headlines in the Net about this Bale incident, but paid no mind enough to read it.

Never liked him as Batman, coming from one who as a kid was an avid comics reader and collector.

I do agree many Hollywood types act similarly based on some personal experiences.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger PhilippinesPhil said...

I don't know where you guys are getting all this stuff that hollywood types are typically all asses. I think thats myth. I've heard that most are regular folk that only tend to get "edgy" when fans and papparazi get in their face. This is different though. Bale displayed behavior here that is inexusable and for me, unforgivable.

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Amadeo said...


Not all, but many that I have encountered in my many years working in the SF hotel. So using many is even quite relative since limited only to my personal experiences and anecdotal hearsay from co-employees. And this includes the whole range of celebrities from movies to TV, sports, etc.

At 2:45 AM, Anonymous opass said...

Ugh! I did click on the link you gave at Youtube but could only handle about 40 seconds of it before I gave up and shut it down. The guy is an ass. I see that it goes on for another 3 minutes or so but that's just too much. Yeah, I lose it sometimes too, but maybe a couple of seconds and I've got it out of my system. Yup, you're right! He's a spoiled brat and I don't care to see his movies.


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