Tuesday, 3 February 2009


It's now almost as famous as the Watergate tapes. The audio of American actor - born Welsh - Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) shouting after director of photography Shane Hurlbut, whom he accuses of ruining a scene by walking onto the set of Terminator Salvation, directed by McG (Charlie's Angels).

It rapidly spread on all the US blogs: TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2009/02/02/bale-went-ballistic/), Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily (http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/christian-bale-being-a-prick-to-a-dp/), Perez Hilton (http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-02-bales-verbal-barrage-christian-will-eff-a-bitch-up), The Wrap (http://www.thewrap.com/ - linking to Perez), etc... with the subsequent ton of comments and reactions (more than 300 comments on Nikki's blog).

Two readers on Nikki Finke's DHD called the whole thing "PR Stunt". It's up to you to judge (http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/020209_christianbale.mp3) but remember the proverb: « Any publicity is good publicity », and what we hear sounds a little On the Waterfront even for the actor of American Psycho. Five days ago, Wired revealed exclusive visuals of the movie (http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2009/01/terminator-dire.html).

Trailer here: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/terminator-salvation/trailer

Update: Christian Bale makes Pop culture... Please watch that hilarious Stephen Colbert video found on Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily (http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/stephen-colbert-bales-steve-martin/).

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