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If you guys haven’t heard it already, there is an audio track going around of Christian Bale losing his temper on the set of Terminator Salvation. I’m sure you can google it and find it pretty quick if you’re really interested. For your sake, here’s a link. It does have some graphic language, so be warned.

I’ve read a lot of comments that people have made about Bale being unprofessional for blowing up like that. From what I understand, the Director of Photography walked in front of a light for the second time. A lot of people are against Bale’s losing his temper, but I find it understandable.

DP is a very respected position on the set. I’m surprised that anyone would walk onto a set during the filming of a scene. For a DP, that’s unacceptable. I’m not surprised that Bale blew up when it happened for the second time. Actors are trained to pull out whatever emotion they need at the right moment. For a movie like Terminator, you need that adrenaline to get the scene just right. If that scene is ruined, it takes time to get that adrenaline pumping again. Blow ups like this happen all the time on movie sets, people just don’t know about it as much. Also, film costs money. Film is a very expensive necessity on the set. In the movie industry, time really is money because the more time (aka film) you waste of ruined shots, that’s more money that has to be spent.

All I can say is that people need to lay off of Christian Bale. He is an amazing actor, one of the best. He truly is passionate about his job and it shouldn’t be a big huge suprise when he gets angry over it once in a while.

Just thought I’d give my two cents.

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