Listen to Christian Bale chew out the director of photography on the set of Terminator: Salvation. In Bale’s defense, he HAS spent several months under the direction of that crown prince of Hollywood douchebaggery, McG.
Bale: I want you off the fucking set, you prick!
DP: I’m sorry. . .
Bale: No, don’t just be sorry. Think for one fucking second! What the fuck are you doing? Are you a professional or not?
DP: Yes, I am.
Bale: No, no. Am I gonna fucking rip your lights down in the middle of the scene? Then why the fuck are you walking right through, ‘Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh,’ in the background? What the fuck is it with you? What the fuck don’t you understand?
Unknown male: Take a minute. . .
Bale: You got any fucking idea about. . . Hey, it’s fucking distracting having somebody walking up behind Bryce [Dallas Howard] in the middle of the fucking scene. Give me a fucking answer. What don’t you get about it? Look G. . . You got fucking something to say to this prick?
McG: I didn’t see it happen.
Bale: Well, somebody should be fucking watching him and keeping an eye on him! I’m trying to do a fucking scene here and I’m going, why the fuck is Shane walking in there? What’s he doing there? Do you understand my mind is not in the scene if you’re doing that?
DP: I absolutely apologize. I did not mean anything by it.
Bale: I’m gonna fucking kick your fucking ass! I’m gonna, 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?
DP: I’m not trying to trash your. . .
Bale: You are trashing my scene. You do it one more fucking time and I ain’t walking on the set if you’re still hired. I’m serious. I’m fucking serious. You’re a nice guy, you’re a nice guy, but that won’t fucking cut it when you’re bullshitting and fucking around like this on set. Seriously, you and me man, we’re fucking done professionally.
He sounds like Joe Pesci in full Goodfellas rant mode. Makes me wonder about that alleged assault against his mother and sister from last year. . .