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2013-01-30 12:13:05 AM
mom needs to throw out the gum before recording.....
 
2013-01-30 12:36:13 AM
That is so damn boss.

Good on you, Christian Bale, for doing that for Zach.
 
2013-01-30 01:54:16 AM
How many dead hookers/puppies does he have in his closet that pushes him to try to regain this many Karma points?
 
2013-01-30 01:58:02 AM
That's all fine and dandy, but given enough time, the kid is bound to get in his sight line.
 
HBK
2013-01-30 01:59:12 AM
sure is dusty in here.

Good job Christian Bale!
 
2013-01-30 02:00:50 AM

Wolf892: How many dead hookers/puppies does he have in his closet that pushes him to try to regain this many Karma points?


12. The answer is 12.
 
2013-01-30 02:07:09 AM
that one like snot needs to keep his hands out of the poor kids stuff,if i was mom that crap would have stopped fast.
 
2013-01-30 02:07:52 AM
The first video got me to following this kid (Link), and I feel invested now. Thinking of sending him a donation (Link 2).

Kid's had some scary ups and downs. I can't imagine losing a child or their other children losing a brother.
 
2013-01-30 02:14:12 AM

jamiekate: that one like snot needs to keep his hands out of the poor kids stuff,if i was mom that crap would have stopped fast.


That's his little brother, who dresses up like Robin and plays with him. Somehow I think it's okay.
 
2013-01-30 02:33:13 AM
I can just imagine the next time this kid goes to the playground - "Guess who gave me this backpack? You won't believe who!".

Christian Bale is one cool dude. Hope the kid gets well soon.
 
2013-01-30 02:39:04 AM
OHHHHH, GOOOOD FOR YOUUUUU!!!
 
2013-01-30 03:07:31 AM
I've given people way better gifts than that, and no one even gave a shiat about the signed 8x10s I sent with them :(
 
2013-01-30 03:16:08 AM

Wayne 985: jamiekate: that one like snot needs to keep his hands out of the poor kids stuff,if i was mom that crap would have stopped fast.

That's his little brother, who dresses up like Robin and plays with him. Somehow I think it's okay.


still, let the kid discover and open his own stuff, his brother just kept going to the next thing before he could even really look at it.
 
2013-01-30 03:18:08 AM
Man, I hate to be snarky in a kid-has-cancer thread, but that mom was getting on my nerves.
 
2013-01-30 03:25:51 AM

jamiekate: Wayne 985: jamiekate: that one like snot needs to keep his hands out of the poor kids stuff,if i was mom that crap would have stopped fast.

That's his little brother, who dresses up like Robin and plays with him. Somehow I think it's okay.

still, let the kid discover and open his own stuff, his brother just kept going to the next thing before he could even really look at it.


You really don't know how siblings work do you?
 
2013-01-30 04:03:15 AM
I find it really weird to hear a little kid refer to Batman as "The Dark Knight." I mean, obviously its because of the movies, but still. Weirds me out. I'm like "No, no, he's way too young to be reading Frank Miller!"
 
2013-01-30 04:29:57 AM
It saddens me that there's not one piece of shark merchandise in there at all.
 
2013-01-30 04:54:44 AM
I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.
 
2013-01-30 05:24:44 AM

fusillade762: OHHHHH, GOOOOD FOR YOUUUUU!!!


Came for this, leaving satisfied.

/Fark's sake man, you're amateur.
 
2013-01-30 05:59:41 AM

daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.


Who cares how much he spent. The guy did a really nice thing. That he didn't have to. You've gotta give him points for that.
 
2013-01-30 06:20:35 AM
Stuff like this is another reason why Christian Bale is one of my favorite actors. He does a lot of cool stuff
like this for people under the radar - the only reason we ever hear about it is because the recipients of
his generosity themselves go public about it.

Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he
is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or
whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the
major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and
mocking that he was getting.

All that's left now is for him to add "vampire" to his list of acting roles and my little fangirl self can retire to
her bunk a happy camper.
 
2013-01-30 06:26:59 AM

daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.


He's getting the kid things that the kid will enjoy, not collectors items his family will keep in the box and sell after he dies.
 
2013-01-30 06:44:06 AM

stoli n coke: daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.

He's getting the kid things that the kid will enjoy, not collectors items his family will keep in the box and sell after he dies.


Well.... now that just got sad...
 
2013-01-30 06:44:39 AM

Relatively Obscure: I've given people way better gifts than that, and no one even gave a shiat about the signed 8x10s I sent with them :(


That's because you're relatively obscure.
 
2013-01-30 06:52:59 AM
Bale really did a good job of making people forget his meltdown on the Terminator 4 set.

He did handle that incident well though...
 
2013-01-30 07:06:44 AM

flamiard: Bale really did a good job of making people forget his meltdown on the Terminator 4 set.

He did handle that incident well though...


I didn't think it was a big deal, nor was it "bad." He's a pretty intense actor, and all reports were that it was a rough day of shooting, with one fark up after another. It's a wonder he didn't yell at people earlier.
 
2013-01-30 07:11:26 AM

Relatively Obscure: I've given people way better gifts than that, and no one even gave a shiat about the signed 8x10s I sent with them :(


I care dude. I care.
 
2013-01-30 07:58:36 AM
GOOD FOR YOU
 
2013-01-30 08:00:49 AM
Black Man Blanket?
 
2013-01-30 08:18:46 AM
Dear Christian Bale,

If I ever get some horrible illness please send me all the Dark Knight stuff these guys make. Yes, I realize I am in my mid-30's, but I'm pretty immature.

Your biggest fan,

poonesfarm
 
2013-01-30 08:40:17 AM
i49.tinypic.com
/oblig
 
2013-01-30 09:07:42 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: flamiard: Bale really did a good job of making people forget his meltdown on the Terminator 4 set.

He did handle that incident well though...

I didn't think it was a big deal, nor was it "bad." He's a pretty intense actor, and all reports were that it was a rough day of shooting, with one fark up after another. It's a wonder he didn't yell at people earlier.


And he was making Terminator 4. He must have known it was going to suck which probably didn't help his mood.
 
2013-01-30 09:12:56 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I didn't think it was a big deal, nor was it "bad." He's a pretty intense actor, and all reports were that it was a rough day of shooting, with one fark up after another. It's a wonder he didn't yell at people earlier.


I say fark that. No matter how bad a day is in the film industry, it's still a day in the film industry. If you have to tear a 5 min long bloody strip off of someone who's trying to also do their job on set, you're problem isn't that poor baby has to act all day under "trying" circumstances.
 
2013-01-30 09:14:15 AM
And feel free to mentally provide the correct your and you're for me in that last post.
 
2013-01-30 09:22:36 AM
I'm very surprised and stoked to learn that someone from Hollywood could be so considerate (show business is a f*cked up business). Good on him and I will watch 'American Psycho' all day in his honor.
 
2013-01-30 09:23:00 AM

digitalrain: Stuff like this is another reason why Christian Bale is one of my favorite actors. He does a lot of cool stuff
like this for people under the radar - the only reason we ever hear about it is because the recipients of
his generosity themselves go public about it.

Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he
is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or
whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the
major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and
mocking that he was getting.

All that's left now is for him to add "vampire" to his list of acting roles and my little fangirl self can retire to
her bunk a happy camper.



This. Except for the fangirl stuff. Dude here. Totally straight dude.

Anyway, there arent enough people out there that do this kind of stuff. Thank you, kind sir.
 
2013-01-30 09:30:24 AM

Mercutio74: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I didn't think it was a big deal, nor was it "bad." He's a pretty intense actor, and all reports were that it was a rough day of shooting, with one fark up after another. It's a wonder he didn't yell at people earlier.

I say fark that. No matter how bad a day is in the film industry, it's still a day in the film industry. If you have to tear a 5 min long bloody strip off of someone who's trying to also do their job on set, you're problem isn't that poor baby has to act all day under "trying" circumstances.


If you've never had a bad day and lost it on a coworker that is great. Many people have and are embarrassed about it later. It shouldn't stop him from being able to do good things later on.
 
2013-01-30 09:54:16 AM

Mercutio74: I say fark that. No matter how bad a day is in the film industry, it's still a day in the film industry. If you have to tear a 5 min long bloody strip off of someone who's trying to also do their job on set, you're problem isn't that poor baby has to act all day under "trying" circumstances.


I'm not one to coddle actors. I think pretty much anyone can do what those spoiled over-paid crybabys do. I'm not kidding. Having said that, however, I believe at the time they were actively filming a scene, when the (I believe he was a gaffer) walked across the set into Bale's line of vision. As I said, I think anyone can do what he does and it should not have bothered him, but at the same time, it is pretty SOP to not do that during filming, so the guy kinds deserved it.
 
2013-01-30 09:55:45 AM

Carth: If you've never had a bad day and lost it on a coworker that is great. Many people have and are embarrassed about it later. It shouldn't stop him from being able to do good things later on.


Have I snapped at a co-worker before? Yes, yes I have. Have I ever spewed an inappropriate, curse laden diatribe at a head of a department while his subordinates, peers and the rest of the crew stands by? He shouldn't have done it. A simple, "I can't rehearse while you're in my eyeline." Would have sufficed. And being a big time actor, he should have known that in between takes, sometimes even when rehearsing is going on... the DP will want to adjust the lighting so that the film... you know... looks good.

And I'm not saying that he can't do good things, it's just that "intensity" isn't an excuse to behave unprofessionally.
 
2013-01-30 09:56:17 AM

jdcgonzalez: Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he
is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or
whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the
major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and
mocking that he was getting.


Ya know, if you actually knew him, Batman would be a world-class farking asshole. Think about it.
 
2013-01-30 10:01:57 AM

Madbassist1: jdcgonzalez: Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and mocking that he was getting.

Ya know, if you actually knew him, Batman would be a world-class farking asshole. Think about it.


Batman is a total asshole. Even the farking Robins admit it. All of the superheroes are basically dicks.
 
2013-01-30 10:03:55 AM

Madbassist1: I'm not one to coddle actors. I think pretty much anyone can do what those spoiled over-paid crybabys do. I'm not kidding. Having said that, however, I believe at the time they were actively filming a scene, when the (I believe he was a gaffer) walked across the set into Bale's line of vision. As I said, I think anyone can do what he does and it should not have bothered him, but at the same time, it is pretty SOP to not do that during filming, so the guy kinds deserved it.


My understanding is that they were rehearsing (I may be wrong). And if the gaffer's farking about while a scene is being shot then a simple mention would have been enough for him to go back somewhere else if it's so egregious that you can't possibly continue. Otherwise, the AD would be on the guy and remind him that Bale's particularly sensitive to stuff going on when he's "creating" and to just wait for the take to be over before walking. And maybe the DP told the gaffer about a stray bit of light he wanted flagged for the next take or he had something important to get done so that they could continue shooting efficiently. Set is a chaotic cluster fark half the time as it's a race against time where you try to get 18 different things to happen at once. If you can't take that kind of activity level, perhaps you'd be better off acting on stage instead of on a big budget film set.

The other thing about actors is that there's going to be shiat in your eyeline a lot of the time you're acting. Sometimes, if you're acting with a CG creature, a farking tennis ball is your eyeline. Your job is to pretend that you're someone else, somewhere else and that the film crew doesn't exist.
 
2013-01-30 10:27:56 AM

Wolf892: How many dead hookers/puppies does he have in his closet that pushes him to try to regain this many Karma points?


t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-30 10:31:43 AM

Braindeath: Madbassist1: jdcgonzalez: Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and mocking that he was getting.

Ya know, if you actually knew him, Batman would be a world-class farking asshole. Think about it.

Batman is a total asshole. Even the farking Robins admit it. All of the superheroes are basically dicks.


All of them?

spinoff.comicbookresources.com
 
2013-01-30 10:50:55 AM
I'm going to see every single film he's in from now on. That bald kid can act!
 
2013-01-30 10:58:17 AM
No Frank Miller books in the bag? I'm disappointed...
 
2013-01-30 11:07:40 AM
Personally, I think if you're lucky enough to have an awesome career where you make big bucks, you SHOULD do stuff like this.
 
2013-01-30 11:07:54 AM
Bad - vertical video, mom's open-mouth chewing her gum, and the GOOD FOR YOUs

Good - Bale's gifts, the smile on that child's face, parents that love their kids, sunshine, and all that other stuff.

I give it a thumbs up.
 
2013-01-30 11:18:58 AM

Uncle_Slacker: Bad - vertical video, mom's open-mouth chewing her gum, and the GOOD FOR YOUs

Good - Bale's gifts, the smile on that child's face, parents that love their kids, sunshine, and all that other stuff.

I give it a thumbs up.



Just think of the "GOOD FOR YOUs" as shoutouts to the meltdown, and they get a lot better.
 
2013-01-30 11:27:18 AM

stoli n coke: daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.

He's getting the kid things that the kid will enjoy, not collectors items his family will keep in the box and sell after he dies.


It could have at least been Dark Knight stuff since that's the Batman the kid obviously loves. Plus- it wouldn't need to be screen used. Lots of awesome replica stuff like masks made out there that would make that kid's head assplode.
 
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