Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
Anger Management
July 18, 2008, actor Christian Bale flew into a rage on the set of Terminator Salvation unleashing an angry obscenity-laced tirade against director of photography Shane Hurlbut who had distracted the star while adjusting a light. In his now-infamous invective, Bale threatened to stop production, "trash" the lights and "kick [Hurlbut's] a**." The full three-minute-49-second rant was audio taped and released on the Internet uncensored (WARNING: uncensored language). A stunned public that was left questioning Bale's emotional stability, but not for long. Four days later, the Dark Knight star again made headlines when his mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, filed assault charges against him for pushing and shoving them during a heated argument in his hotel room. Bale claimed Jenny insulted his wife Sandra "Sibi" Blazic. Prosecutors ultimately decided to drop the charges if Bale would admit to his guilt.
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