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Bale: I Was a Punk on 'Terminator' Set

Christian Bale admits tirade was inappropriate

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    Bale: I Was a Punk on 'Terminator' Set
    "It's been a miserable week for me. 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 is hit harder by it than me. I make no excuses for it. It is inexcusable. I hope that that is absolutely clear." -- Christian Bale on his potty mouth tirade from the set of his new movie that leaked on the internet this week.

    Christian Bale admitted he acted like a "punk" and that his profane tongue-lashing on the set of "Terminator Salvation" was inexcusable.

    In remarks on a Los Angeles radio show Friday morning, Bale said he never intended to get physical with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut. He also said he was likely channeling too much of his character, John Conner.

    "I acted like a punk," Bale told  the "Kevin and Bean" show on KROQ 106.7. "I regret that. There is nobody that has heard that tape that is hit harder by it than me."

    Bale also said that he and Hurlbut reconciled and worked together for another month following the tirade.

    The outburst, which occurred last year on the set in New Mexico, was posted this week on the celebrity gossip site TMZ. It has become an Internet sensation, inspiring a music remix, spoofs, and punch lines for the "Kevin and Bean" show.

    Bale's out-of-control rant was leaked earlier this week and a transcript shows the actor rebuffing an apology from Hurlbut for distracting him during a scene:

    “No, don’t just be sorry. Think for one f***king second,” Bale reportedly shouts. “What the f*** are you doing? Are you a professional or not?”

     Bale's outburst made him the fodder for much televised comedy: Stephen Colbert gave the Bale treatment to Steve Martin on "The Colbert Report."

     

     

     

     

     

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    James Lipton also re-enacted Bale's blistering tirade on Late Night with Conan O'Brien:

     

     
    And there's a YouTube mashup of Bale's rant with one of the more famous viral ranters online: Bill O'Reilly. Warning--the link goes to an un-bleeped YouTube clip with very profane language.
     
    Bale may want to dial down his method acting in the future.