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Just listening to Christian Bale berate director of photography Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation makes you shrink in your seat. Hurlbut, who had apparently entered the shot while trying to attend to a wayward light, gets a severe tongue lashing from Bale (a hilarious YouTube musical remix has already appeared). At one point it even sounds as if he is going to physically attack Hurlbut, scuffling around and screaming, "I'm gonna f---ing kick your f---ing a--!"

While most people decried Bale's behavior as ridiculous, actors such as Whoopi Goldberg came to his defense. On The View she explained that long hours and prior instances where crew members lacked professionalism could have spurred the Dark Knight's rage. Or maybe his demonstrated history of anger management issues (see assault on sister and mom, alleged) had something to do with it. Bale does in fact call Hulbert's professionalism into question, saying, "You don't f--kin' understand what it's like working with actors." I guess he does now.

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