Christian Bale: Goes profane with tirade on 'Batman' crew
Hollywood star Christian Bale can be heard in newly surfaced audio delivering a long, profanity-laced verbal thrashing to a cinematographer and anyone who tried to calm him down on the set of the upcoming movie "Terminator Salvation."
The clip is three-minute long and was posted on Monday on a popular site, and has become a viral sensation on the Internet it's even spawned a dance music remix of the audio tape.
In the clip, the actor who portrayed Batman in "The Dark Knight" rails against cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for apparently walking behind co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and through Bale's line of sight, considered a film-set foul.
"If you do it one more time I ain't walking on this set if you're still hired!" Bale howls in one of the few publishable moments from the clip.
Later, he screams: "Do you want me to go and trash your lights? Do you want me to go and trash them? ... Then why are you trashing my scene?"
The incident took place last July on the set at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, days before Bale would face assault allegations from his mother and sister in London. Charges were never filed because his family did not want to press the matter and because prosecutors said there was a lack of sufficient evidence.
Bale's is the only voice that is audible on the tape, though he's clearly responding to Hurlbut, the film's director McG, and others trying to persuade him to relax.
"Let's not take a (expletive) minute! Let's go again!" he yells at one point.
A phone message left early Tuesday with a publicist for the 35-year-old actor wasn't immediately returned.
Meanwhile, Bale has become an unwitting music sensation because of the incident.
Music producer Lucian Piane who goes by the name RevoLucian online remixed the verbal freak-out into a three-minute-long hypnotic dance track titled "Bale Out." Piane uploaded the beat-driven track Monday to MySpace and YouTube, where it's already received over 200,000 views.
He said he was drawn to the musicality of Bale's rage-filled voice. He previously released remixes online featuring Sarah Palin, a ranting Bill O'Reilly and Andrew "Don't Taze Me, Bro" Meyer. Piane said the satirical remixes are "just a hobby."
"I think most people are enjoying it," said Piane, who added that he created the pulsating tune in just three hours and is currently at work on RuPaul's next album. "I don't know if Christian Bale is enjoying it, but I hope he does. I think I've taken something that maybe made him look really bad and turned it into something that all these people are enjoying."