Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Christian Bale Completely Loses It On Set

(Above: Director, McG, and actor, Christian Bale, from Terminator IV)

The gossip website TMZ just broke this story today about actor Christian Bale who went ballistic on the set of Director McG's Terminator IV when the D.P. apparently walked onto a shot (or possibly the rehearsal of a shot) onset. I'm gonna post this one and let the audio speak for itself. Click below to listen...


Was Christian Bale in the wrong here?
Was the D.P. at fault?

Should the director have stepped in?

Will this hurt his career?

Is this really enough context to form a judgment?
How would you handle this situation on your set?

Is it ever okay to talk to anyone this way on set?

I wanna know what you think. I believe this is a real Hollywood learning opportunity.

Leave your comments below, better yet, call in or hit the chat room live tomorrow (Weds.) night at 9pm to discuss more at the top of The Double Down Film Show. Tomorrow's special guest will be casting director, Sig De Miguel.

Date / Time: Wednesday February 4 - 9pm-10pm

Call-in Number: (646) 929-1956

Listen To The Show Here:


Casting Director Sig De Miguel on Double Down

Casting Director Sig De Miguel will be LIVE talking about how + who to cast in your projects and how to hire and work with a top casting director on your film.

Sig de Miguel is the rare casting director who works on huge studio projects and unique indie films.

Learn how to cast your film with realistic goals and the best style of hustle. Great actors make great films -- you just need to know how to get to them.

More "real talk" with myself and Pete Chatmon of Double 7 Film on the real issues you want to know about a career in film and tv. Not to be missed!

Why...cause it's the DOUBLE DOWN FILM SHOW!!!

Date / Time: Wednesday February 4 - 9pm-10pm

Call-in Number: (646) 929-1956

Listen To It Here:


Sig De Miguel's Bio:

SIG DE MIGUEL of S2 Entertainment worked alongside Amanda Mackey and Cathy Sandrich Gelfond for six years where they cast such feature films as the award winning, critically acclaimed “United 93” directed by Paul Greengrass; “The Good Shepherd”, Robert De Niro’s epic film starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, “The Lost City” starring and directed by Andy Garcia; “The Cooler” starring William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello; “A Love Song For Bobby Long” starring John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson; “The Matador” starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear and Hope Davis; “The Man” starring Samuel L. Jackson and “P.S.” starring Laura Linney and Topher Grace among others.

With Mackey Sandrich he also cast the upcoming releases “Chapter 27” starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan; “Fierce People” starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland and “Brooklyn Rules” starring Alec Baldwin and Freddie Prinze Jr. Sig’s other recently completed films include “Where God Left His Shoes” starring John Leguizamo and Leonor Varela, “A Crime” starring Harvey Keitel and Emmanuelle Beart and “Premium” starring Zoe Saldana and Dorian Missick.