Christian Bale apologizes for bringing world a week’s worth of entertainment. You bastard!

February 6th, 2009 // 66 Comments

Christian Bale called into Kevin and Bean on KROQ this morning to apologize for a leaked audio tape of him going batshit on the set of Terminator Salvation. According to E! News:

“It’s been a miserable week for me,” Bale told hosts Kevin Ryder and Gene “Bean” Baxter. “Listen, I know I have a potty mouth; everybody knows this now.
“The thing that I really want to stress is I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order beyond belief. I was way out of order. I acted like a punk. I regret that.
“There is nobody that has heard that tape that’s been hit harder by it than me. I make no excuses for it. It is unexcusable. I hope that that is absolutely clear.”
As for what brought on the much-played rant, Bale said that the day’s shooting was particularly intense and that “I put so much into what I do and care so much about it and sometimes the enthusiasm just goes awry.
“I’m embarrassed by it. I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely.”
Not that he doesn’t understand the public’s insatiable desire to hear–and mock and remix–the audio.
“Feel free to make fun of me at my expense; I deserve it completely.”

Christian also says the matter was resolved almost immediately after the incident:

As for any residual hard feelings between Bale and the object of his on-set rant, the actor said it ceased being an issue shortly after the outburst.
“We have resolved this completely…I have no intention of getting anyone fired. There is no problem whatsoever.”

And Christian Bale is right, there’s no longer a problem between him and Shane Hurlbert – because dead man can’t start shit.

NOTE: I have absolutely no facts to back that up, so it must be true.

Photos: Getty
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  1. beep beep

    Splah!

  2. first?

    i wish i could tell him how much MORE i like him after I heard the audio

  3. GREAT FUCKING MARKETING SCHEME IDIOTS.

    Like I didn’t see that coming from a mile away.

    http://symbolicclothing.com/wordpress/2009/02/04/reality-showned/

  4. p0nk

    dude, you’re a fucking actor, not a brain surgeon. “intense” acting doesn’t give you the right to be a douchebag.

  5. edamame

    NOOOOO! Don’t apologize!!!! For Fuck’s sake, that guy was a total douche and he deserved it!

  6. Liz

    This poor guy keeps getting the shit end of the stick, I think. His mom gets him arrested for swearing at her and now this? It must be to balance out the hotness factor..

  7. Elmo

    from what I get from this dude’s personality, he shouldn’t have apologized at all! He had every right to say “Fuck you” when he made that little I’m Sorry speech

  8. Miggo

    Yeah, poor guy… first his mom, then this guy… it’s not like there’s a pattern forming or anything. He just seems like a teddy bear with no anger issues whatsoever. I’m sure this will be the last we’ll ever hear of him losing his cool and being abusive.

    Seriously, losing your cool is something we’ve all experienced, but Bale went on for three minutes totally berating the poor guy and even threatening him with violence. There’s no excuse for that.

  9. jrz

    wah. wah. wah. Why the fuck do they always apologize? For once I would like to hear one of them say, Yeah, I fuckin said that shit….problem? Yeah. I didn’t fuckin think so….mothuh fuckers………….

    If I had to publically apologize everytime I said fuck……Jesus……could you all imagine that? Fuck. I wouldn’t get anything else done.

  10. The remix for this is even more fun than the various Wilford Brimley masterpieces. Christian Bale’s still and angry face flying at your screen saying “what don’t you fucking understand” is amazing.

    You know who we should really be feeling sorry for this week? Michael Phelps.

  11. Jai

    please check out a remix of Bale’s hysteria on YouTube (it’s become a big hit now with almost 2 million views!!!!!!!!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48

  12. Jeremy

    I have no idea, but I feel this director of photography had it coming. The only thing Bale did wrong was not actually beat his ass.

  13. Ein

    He should get a prize for that, not having to apologize lol!

  14. kipsy

    you mean Shane Hurlbut, not Bruce Franklin, whow as Bale’s defender.

  15. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    Why did he issue a public apology? Was he cussing out the general public? It’s fun to spy on your neighbors, but it doesn’t give you any right to judge them for what they say to each other. If you hear someone call their wife a bitch, do you expect an apology too? Fuck you ya fuckin amateurs!

  16. Tinf

    #15 – Well, you know what they say: “As an actor who spouts lines and plays make believe, he’s a role model for all of humanity!” The general public feels they somehow personally own these celebs merely because they appear on the cover of magazines, therefore, these celeb slaves are obligated to “report to” the public and “be held accountable” for every single thing they ever do, to anybody, anytime, anywhere. Ever. F*****, fighting, wiping their ass the wrong way, you name it, “THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!!! THEY ARE OUR HERO ROLE MODELS!!!!!!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! THE CHILDREN!!!!!”

  17. meow

    Douche bag apologize for being a douche bag only because audio clip was recording making people know hes a douche bag. Otherwise said douche bag would not have said sorry for his douche bag manner.

  18. The new bat signal is gonna be the Summer’s Eve logo. What a bat bitch.

  19. Eyedoughnt Gitit

    ….Uhhhh, Wait a second, Superficial.

    Bruce Franklin is the Assistant Director/Associate Producer.
    And he defended Bale.

    Shane Hurlbert (Director of Photography) was the recipient of Bale’s verbal outrage.

    So….why would Bruce Franklin…be…a..dead…man?

    Joke: FAILED.

  20. Harvey Goldstein

    What Christian is saying is that he realized that he doesn’t have the clout to get anyone fired and will now kiss any and all asses necessary to keep working. Doubtful that he will be successful but enjoyable to watch nonetheless.

  21. guest

    @18 — Well in.

  22. Candy O

    What an ass-wipe!

  23. Jai

    Am I the only thinking how hot and passionate Christian Bale must be in bed?!! ROFL!!! ;-)

  24. Mrs Bale

    this isn’t the only time my son has lost his temper. he also hit me. how dare he try to turn it around and say that it was because of his intense acting. but if he was still in character i can’t wait to see the movie. he is an idiot tho there is no excuse for trying to belittle a beautiful man. i never brought him up that way. i can’t believe shane hurlbert defended him how will people learn that this behaviour is unacceptable if nobody has the balls to stand up for him. fuck christian bale anyway he’s no arnie.

    yours faithfully

    Mrs Bale

  25. Mrs Bale

    this isn’t the only time my son has lost his temper. he also hit me. how dare he try to turn it around and say that it was because of his intense acting. but if he was still in character i can’t wait to see the movie. he is an idiot tho there is no excuse for trying to belittle a beautiful man. i never brought him up that way. i can’t believe shane hurlbert defended him how will people learn that this behaviour is unacceptable if nobody has the balls to stand up for him. fuck christian bale anyway he’s no arnie.

    yours faithfully

    Mrs Bale

  26. Zandiman

    Having been an actor myself, I completely understood why Bale lost his temper. It was during a pivotal emotional scene which required tremendous focus and concentration.

    To have some douchbag walking around while you’re stripping yourself naked emotionally is unprofessional and the height of disrespect. Like Bale said they guy “just didn’t get it.” He was treating the set like a construction site where carpenters hammer and saw without a care in the world.

    Bale has nothing to apologize for.

  27. Mrs Bale

    course he does you dumb fuck if he can’t handle it he can fuck off and get stress-free job like a window cleaner. you think how he behaved was acceptable? i’m gonna go wild when i see you! so what tv shows/movies are you on?

  28. #19s a dick

    #19, you are a dick. Think about why he named Bruce Franklin. You mope.

    Your past: FAILED.

    You: DOUCHEBAG.

  29. Eyedoughnt Gitit

    ….Nice quick fix, Superficial.

    You got mad cat-like-reflexes.
    But….you should probably change:

    “- because dead man can’t start shit.”

    ..to..

    “- because a dead man can’t start shit.”

    P.S. – Everyone hated me in 3rd grade.

  30. bop

    I absolutely understand you know sometimes I lose my temper and have to apologize after…its just usually not recorded and funny…..can I mention how much I love this man…..sigh

  31. bop

    I absolutely understand you know sometimes I lose my temper and have to apologize after…its just usually not recorded and funny…..can I mention how much I love this man…..sigh

  32. oneelusivegal

    If any of you “pro Bale hysterics” idiots think that the way he behaved is even remotely acceptable, I can only assume you have the IQ of kumquat. I think his rant want bordering on insane., and screw this “I am an actor” bullshit. What a crock. There is no, absolutely NO excuse for his behavior, and the ONLY reason he is apologizing is because the backers of the move are worried the people like ME will not go see the movie because of this, and I, for one, won’t. I implore every person who thinks no human being should be lambasted the way this poor man was, to BOYCOTT the movie.

  33. Mrs Bale

    oh my god oneevilveggie i totally agree. wait a minute i already said it and you copied me.

  34. Massa'

    Speaking of porch monkey’s:

    Most white people hate coons. It’s only natural. To see every major urban setting completely overrun and destroyed by the apes is reason enough, but then throw in their only contributions to society: rap music, gang rapes, crack rock cocaine, drive-by shootings, ebonix, and the fashion sense of 3-year old retards, and you see they make it quite easy to despise them, especially since the white man has to pay for their gold teeth, housing, food, etc….

    The problem is, nobody wants to admit it. It’s sad to ask farm animals to behave like humans, to put that kind of pressure on an animal really isn’t fair. They need to be kept in a controlled environment. But first their population has got to be thinned out. They shoud make every even numbered day “kill a porch monkey” day, until their herd is manageable, and then we can keep them in zoo’s, and in military testing and research facilities where they can be ultimately useful.

  35. g

    you idiot they have ip tracking on this website as if you won’t get investigated for that massa

  36. Massa'

    So what, I’m on a computer in a public library….

  37. Try getting a table at Dorsia now you fucking asshole!!!

  38. greygoose

    @34: “Most white people hate coons” – Yea, I guess that’s why the majority of Americans voted for one as the PRESIDENT, with the current white population being around 75% of the total population. Your argument is flawed but I would expect such poor resoning from someone such as yourself.

  39. Prof

    An by “apologize” what Bale really means is- I wished all of you judgmental nobodies hadn’t heard me act like myself and chew out a some miserable peon that was fucking up “my” movie! Then he screams to the NOT the FACE you bitch, not the face… runs back in trailer naked with a chainsaw.

  40. Hey director of photography, so I heard you got an apology from Christian Bale…

    OOOOH WELLL GOOOD FOOR YOOOOOOUUU!!!! YOU STUPID FUCKIN’ PRICK!!!

    …just saw a hilarious video about Larry Flint’s PORNO BAILOUT:

    http://blog.digitalfuntown.com/dft-blog/2009/2/6/larry-flints-porno-bailout.html?lastPage=true&SSScrollPosition=1191

  41. Anexio

    I splashed a duce this morning that has more importance than Christian Bale.

  42. I love Bale and he is a phenomally passionate actor. He was undergoing a very stressful time with the Batman promotional tour and shooting a multi-million dollar speciall effects movie. Plus Heath Ledger had died and he has to do press about Heath. It was perfectly okay to go off like that as every adult has. Its dissappointing for the kids but then why release this audio to the public, there is no need for this, its something all adults do, but it may be harmful to little kids who don’t understand what it is like to have a full-time job and lots of responsibilities.

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  43. Fuzzy Tingle Times

    Christian, it you are still the shit. Even after the audio… and dude probably did deserve it. It’s all good. It has provided some fun time in a boring week. I mean if you call my cell and get my voice mail it is simply you saying “seriously man you and me are fucking done professionally”. If any of my outbursts ever got caught on audio or video i would probably be locked up. Much love Christian.

  44. Anexio_loves_Christian Bale

    Apparently you think Christian Bale is pretty important if you took the time out if your day to make a comment on some gossip blog about him..Have fun with your poopy!

  45. Phil says, "huh?"

    I just lost a bit of respect for Bat-Bale after this apology. Fuck the other guy, he should’ve been more professional. Bale was a bit overdoing it in his rant, but still, nothing to apologize for.

    I still have a man-crush on the Bat-Bale.

  46. ghost

    Christian Bale can go fuck himself.

  47. jane

    i’ve lost any respect i had for him. christian, you’re just an actor, get over yourself!! it’s going to be a horrible movie, anyway. such a lowlife.

  48. jane

    i’ve lost any respect i had for him. christian, you’re just an actor, get over yourself!! it’s going to be a horrible movie, anyway. such a lowlife.

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