Actor Christian Bale took a professional hit when he was overheard berating a crew member on the set of Terminator Salvation. Apparently, Bale lost it when the film’s director of photography, Shane Hurlbut, walked in his line of vision during filming.
“I want you off the f***ing set, you pr**k …,” Bale tells Hurlbut in a recording released by TMZ in February 2009. Hurlbut tries to apologize, but Bale is on a roll: “No, don’t just be sorry. Think for one f***ing second. What the f**k are you doing? Are you a professional or not? Am I going to walk around and rip your f***ing lights down, in the middle of a scene?” Bale goes on and on.
To Bale’s credit, he later took responsibility for his actions. “I was out of order beyond belief. I acted like a punk,” he told the Kevin & Bean show (via Today). “There is nobody who heard the tape who is hit harder than me. I make no excuses for it. It is inexcusable.”