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Photos of Christian Bale's 2009 Rant and Best of Coverage of His Year

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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