What’s Christian Bale most famous for? (Apart from being Batman in this week’s Film Club movie The Dark Knight Rises, obviously.) We’d say it’s that hissy fit he once threw on the set of Terminator: Salvation. And he’s not the only one rubbing crew members up the wrong way…
CHRISTIAN BALE Never, ever piss Christian Bale off. He will rip you a new one…case in point, the aforementioned temper tantrum he threw on the set of Terminator: Salvation back in 2009. The crew member who offended Senor Bale? Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, who was apparently ‘distracted’ him during a shot by being in his eyeline. Yep, you read that right. Just for being there. Bale then spent three minutes or so shouting the same thing over and over, using ever more colourful terminology to hammer his point home. Well we’re sure he would have, if he had had one.
Listen to Bale having an actual meltdown here. We bet Bruce Wayne would never pull anything like that.
RUSSELL CROWE Russell Crowe storms out of inteviews a lot. Ask him about an accent he’s doing, for example, and you’re guaranteed a shot of his retreating back. He also apparently called up one of the producers of Gladiator, just to let him know that he would ‘kill him with his bare hands.’ (Crowe was Oscar-nominated for that particular flick. Talk about ungrateful!)
However, Crowe’s most famous tantrum came back in 2006 and wasn’t actually related to moviemaking at all – unless you count the fact that it was during a press tour for Cinderella Man. Instead, it involved him beating one of the concierge staff at his New York hotel. With a PHONE. Want to hear something funny? Crowe played a boxer in that movie. Talk about art imitating life…
LINDSAY LOHAN Oh, LiLo. You can blather on all you want about how professional you are, and how soon everyone will see it and be forced to stop criticising you, but if you don’t actually prove it they’re just going to carry on. And on.
Case in point: don’t turn up three hours late to the set of a TV show on which you’re shooting a cameo. Apparently Linds went out on the lash the night before her big TV comeback (Glee) and rocked up waaaay late, irritating basically everyone in the world in the process and forcing the producers to go pick her up from her hotel. According to Lohan’s peeps, the whole thing was total BS and there was just ‘a mix-up with the call times.’ Riiiiiiight.
JULIA ROBERTS Not an on-set tantrum, but still pretty out there. The smiliest lady in Hollywood once spat her dummy out backstage at the Oscars because she didn’t like her autocued speech and would ‘rather just announce the nominees.’ Apparently Meryl Streep was having a ciggy backstage with Colin Farrell and wasn’t too impressed…(can you believe this is actually a true story? So amaze.)
Apparently the guys running the show attempted a compromise but J-Rob was just too used to getting her own way. So they changed the speech. Turns out stamping your feet and raging DOES, in fact, work! Noted.
The Dark Knight Rises is out now. Gratuitous trailer time!
But just what is this Film Club malarkey all about? It’s simples, really. Each week we send a pair of cinema tix (ODEON or Cineworld, whichever is best) to 10 of our most active Facebook/Twitter followers. We put the film we’re going to see to the vote, and the winning film is the one we all go to see. Then we all sit around on Facebook on the Sunday night (6.30) and chat about it. Magic. Sound like something you want to get involved with? Drop us a line at twitter.com/f_t_r_c or on Facebook at on.fb.me/d4dMv8
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