I love Christian Bale and not just for The Prestige, Newsies and Empire of the Sun.
This is why: http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/020209_christianbale.mp3
And here's the amazing remix:
Two things I wish Christian Bale would've said:
"WHY???" (in the Batman voice) and "You'll never work in this town again."
Some people think this guy is nuts ... but think about it. This is a guy who quite literally portrayed an American Psycho. This is a guy who dropped, like, a thousand pounds for The Machinst and then gained that back and then some so he could revive the Batman franchise. It would be an understatement to say that Bale is pretty into his roles.
Meanwhile, that poor ol' director of photography has done stuff like Mr. 3000, Semi-Pro, Crazy/Beautiful, Drumline. What was he going to say to Christian Bale? "Hey, shut the fuck up, I shot Semi-Pro?"
According to Wikipedia:
Assistant director and producer of Terminator: Salvation Bruce Franklin said it was an isolated incident.
"If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove...It was the most emotional scene in the movie," said Franklin. "And for him to get stopped in the middle of it. He is very intensely involved in his character. He didn't walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed."
CHRISTIAN. BALE. IS. INTENSE.
And that's why he rules.