After hearing the audio (Not safe for work unless you work at CAA. In this case your boss will consider Mr. Bale's tirade nothing more than a snit.), I felt compelled to send an open letter to Mr. Bale. Please enjoy.
[Note: For those who would like to listen to the audio, here 'tis.]
Dear Christian Bale-
On behalf of everyone who has ever worked in Hollywood, currently works in Hollywood or will ever work in Hollywood....Shut up! You're doing a movie about evil robots from the future. Your mind doesn't need to be (in your words) "In the scene." This isn't high art. It's not even low art. It's a movie -- repeat after me, "About evil robots from the future."
In the future, if a Director of Photography accidentally walks on set during the shoot may I recommend rather than yelling the F-word 30+ times and attempting to start a fight, try taking the following steps:
1. Wait for the director to yell "Cut."Oh, and if you ever do that to your assistant, I'll gladly beat the shit out of you.
2. Count the millions you're making to play a robot killer
3. Wait for the director to yell "Action."
King of Hollywood and Defender of the Underemployed