Christian Bale detonates some major F-bombs on the set of 'Terminator: Salvation'

Christianbableterminator_lMovie sets can be seriously tense places, no more so than those of mega-budget, action-franchise flicks like this May’s Terminator: Salvation. Filled with unimaginable pressures, they’re pretty much a breeding ground for the occasional heated outburst. But it’s pretty darn rare that we get a sense of just how tense they can be. TMZ.com just posted (some very NSFW) audio of Christian "the third John Connor" Bale ripping into T4 director of photography Shane Hurlbut on the set in a three-minute-and-45-second profanity-filled rant, after Hurlbut apparently distracted Bale during a take.

Alternatively hilarious, frightening, and shocking, I can’t decide what’s the most memorable part: That by my count Bale drops 35 F-bombs, or roughly one every six seconds; that director McG pipes up only after Bale calls him out by name, and then just seems to shrug, "I didn’t see it happen"; that things seem to (relatively) calm down after the two-minute mark, only to flare up again with Bale bellowing "I’m going to f—ing kick your f—ing a– if you don’t shut up for a second, okay?!"; that Bale can make screaming "You’re a nice guy! You’re a nice guy!" into some kind of veiled threat; or that Bale drops in and out of his American accent (or in and out of his British accent) throughout the whole ordeal.

Click on over to TMZ to listen to it, PopWatchers, and then come back here and tell me what you think (and I daresay y’all are gonna have a lot to say about it).

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  • MrFord

    Wow, he sounds angry. I mean it’s kind of funny in an awkward way but I do not want to be on Christian Bale’s bad side. And I did notice the switch between british and american accents.

  • Mark

    Christian Bale is not English, he is of Welsh descent. Get your facts right Entertainment Weekly!

  • Anonymous

    holy chill pill, batman

  • lawyergirl77

    This is NOT going to help his PR campaign against his family members for the assault charges. I thought those charges were bunk before hearing this, but now I’m not so sure…
    Sure, the Director of Photography may have been incompetent and “provoked” him, but that tirade is just WAY over the top.

  • Reese

    Brilliant!! I love Christian Bale! Love Him !!!

  • mark

    I love him even more now! what a great frickin rant! Go CB!!!

  • Set PA

    Fair dues to Bale, it drives most actors nuts but that’s no reason to be so profane but its typical of the sort of conditions film crews have to work under sometimes; afraid to speak up for themselves because the star or a director calls the shots.

  • Tamra

    Suddenly the idea of him beating up his mother and sister doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

  • anna

    Dude, relax and who was all ready to record this anyway? I hope there were no kids around:(

  • Lia

    Bale sounds like he’s never heard of manners. I don’t care who you are you don’t speak to people like that. Ugh Bale is such an a$$

  • Craig

    Wow, that rant was so uncalled for. Shame on you, Batman.

  • Jessica

    Much as I admire Bale as an actor, and love his American Psycho abs, I can’t help but wonder if steroids could be to blame?

  • Barry

    He sounds like a temperamental prima donna – I suppose that’s what it’s like to be a “star”.

  • mdford

    Wow. What a perfect example of an actor with an ego bigger than he is. Right, you’re Batman, we get it. But it doesn’t give you the right to go off on people like that. What a jerk!

  • T-888

    This isn’t the (f’n) future my mother warned me about…
    Intense… Director needs to regain some control of the situation.

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