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Published:February 5th, 2009 11:43 EST
Christian Bale (Batman) Goes Ballistic

Christian Bale (Batman) Goes Ballistic

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Just a few months ago, Christian Bale was accused of assaulting his mother. Now he`s caught on tape hurling a tirade of verbal abuse at "Terminator Salvation" director of photography Shane Hurlbut.

Is Christian Bale throwing away his Oscars hopes? Bad boys don`t win Academy Awards. It`s no coincidence that the Oscars` two biggest losers - Peter O`Toole (eight defeats) and Richard Burton (seven) - have been Hollywood`s biggest hell-raisers."

I know some people who boycott Sean Penn`s movies because they can`t stand his liberal political views. That`s their loss, Penn is one of the most gifted actors and directors of our generation.

I don`t give a hoot about the politics of an actor or a director, I`m concerned only about their artistic vision. But I do care about an actor`s professionalism and personality, if a movie star is a real arsehole I`ll think twice before going to any of his films. I`d rather give my hard-earned money to a thespian who isn`t a complete jerk.

Now that I know what a mean twit Bale is, I probably won`t see the next Batman movie. I hope Bale never wins an Oscar, he`s not that great an actor, and he`s a pitiful human being.

Bale was a real tough guy with a member of the film crew, but does he have the guts to act the same way towards the director or a fellow actor of equal stature, say Sean Penn? I think not!