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2009 Biggest Headline: Christian Bale's Expletive-Filled Rant Leaks

We've been counting down the biggest headlines of 2009, and we'll be revealing more throughout the month of December. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that created the most buzz throughout the year.

It was the leaked recording heard around the world — Christian Bale's explicit outburst on the set of Terminator: Salvation emerged in February, setting off a PR nightmare for the actor. It all started when a crew member walked into a intense scene and supposedly ruined a shot for Christian, who then start spewing profanity that was all caught on tape.

Christian decided to apologize for his actions, calling into a radio show a few days after the tape leaked to take full responsibility for his actions. He kept an intentionally low profile for a while following the incident, before publicly showing his support for the crew a few months later. He received a lot of criticism at the time, but by Summer everyone seemed to have moved on and Christian was about to attend the film's premiere with a smile. The incident resulted in one funny upside — Christian Bale's Rant: The Remix.

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fifi8 fifi8 7 years
Don't get me wrong. CBale is an awesome actor and the devotion to his family is beautiful. But, is it just me, or does the Sibster (his wife), when not on the red carpet, always look like someone just lit the fuse on her tampon?
blue78 blue78 7 years
The people that continue to bash this man for 1: something that didn't happen to them and 2: something they weren't there to witness 1st hand, really need to shut up. There is not one person on this Earth that has not yelled, cussed and made a butt out of themselves with someone at one point in their lives. It may have been a family member, a friend, a co-worker, husband/wife or a complete stranger on the street that just happened to be in the wrong place on one of your worst days. We are all guilty of this kind of behavior and if anyone says their not is full of sh**. I like Bale, I think he's a great actor. However he is in his personal life doesn't change the fact that he's a great actor and is very devoted to his work. I and the rest of the world that doesn't have their head up their pompous holier than thou back sides will continue to watch his movies and enjoy them.
bazookasam bazookasam 7 years
I still love him
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
that rant was hilarious...especially the part where he says "oh really!?! I bet that was exciting" lmfaooo
Akasha Akasha 7 years
He was in the studio next to ours one day right after the incident and a bunch of us had gone out to smoke right when he was walking out and you have never seen so many people scattering to run back in the building till he was gone. He took it in stride though and said to us don't worry I'm not planning on yelling at anyone today feel free to continue what you were doing. We all a good laugh about it.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Whatever. He's just an actor. And he's still looney.
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