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Dramatic actor meltdown: From Christian Bale to Orson Welles

Tom Cruise has shocked fans after he gave an explicit rant on the set of Mission: Impossible, yelling at crew members about coronavirus measures.

The actor screamed at the crew after they broke social distancing measures while filming the seventh instalment of the franchise at the Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

In an audio recording obtained by The Sun, Cruise said: ‘We are the gold standard.

‘They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us, because they believe in us and what we’re doing.

‘I’m on the phone with every f**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies.

‘We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**kers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!’

However, it’s not the first time an actor has blown up on set, with the likes of Christian Bale, David O. Russell, and even Orson Welles having moments to vent their frustration.

Christian Bale vs Director of Photography

The Batman actor is surely the most widely-known example of a celeb blowing a fuse on set, after his shocking rant during the filming of Terminator: Salvation, originally obtained by TMZ.

The Director of Photography, Shane Hurlbut, had walked in front of Bale’s eye-line, which he says distracted him.

During an explicit rant, Bale called him a ‘p**ck’ and demanded he leave the set.

‘Am I gonna walk around and rip your f**king lights down in the middle of the scene…?’ he screamed. ‘Then why the f**k are you walking right through? Ah da da da da, like this in the background. What the f**k is it with you? What don’t you f**king understand?’

Bale later issued a lengthy apology, saying: ‘I was out of order beyond belief. I make no excuses for it.’

He added: ‘There is nobody who has heard that tape who has been hit harder than me. The one thing that disturbs me so much is that I’ve heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think that I’m better than anybody else.

‘Nothing could be farther from the truth. I am a lucky man, I never forget that and that is why I put so much into what I do, and why I care so much about it and why sometimes that enthusiasm just goes awry.’

Orson Welles and his frozen peas

Despite being one of the most famous filmmakers of all time, Welles still lent his voice to adverts on occasion – although one infamous commercial involving frozen peas seemed to get the better of him.

After being asked to recite his lines again, Welles asked: ‘Why? I just did it right.’

‘I’m not used to having more than one person in there,’ he continued. ‘One more word out of you, and you go, is that clear? I take directions from one person, under protest. But from two, I don’t sit still. Who are you, anyway?’

After a back-and-forth with one of the directors, Welles gave us one of the best insults of all time by questioning: ‘In the depths of your ignorance, what is it you want?!’

Lily Tomlin vs David O. Russell

While some meltdowns have seen actors blowing up at members of crew, Lily Tomlin and director David O. Russell had a to-do on the set of 2004 film I Heart Huckabees.

Unimpressed with the direction she was being given in a video obtained by TMZ, Lily sighed: ‘Okay for Christ’s sake, let’s just take it one f**king line at a time, instead of changing everything.

‘It’s very difficult to even create what you’re gonna do when it’s a constant barrage of, “Change this, change this, do this, do this, no, wait, wait, do it a different way, do it a different way.” Don’t get me started.’

Russell is later seen kicking pieces of the set, screaming: ‘F**k you! I’m just trying to f**king help, you understand me? I’m being a f**king collaborator.’

‘I worked on this f**king thing for three f**king years not to have some f**king c**t yell at me in front of the crew when I’m trying to f**king help!’ he continued.

Despite the fierce exchange, the pair seemed to later settle their differences.

Reflecting on their arguments, Tomlin said in 2011 that there were ‘no hard feelings’ between them.

‘You just didn’t think about it because it was nothing anyway, it was just temper. We just both had a bad temper fit,’ she told Movieline.

Russell added to Vulture in 2013: ‘It’s old news! What are you going to do? I take it in good fun. You have to laugh at your mistakes.’

William Shatner’s passive aggressive row

The Star Trek actor didn’t quite blow up on set while recording some adverts, but became the king of passive aggression when he appeared to mock one of the directors in the recording studio.

Asking the director to give him an example of how he wanted the line done, Shatner copied him exactly.

‘I think that came pretty close,’ Shatner asserted, with the director asking: ‘Are you making fun of me?’

‘Do the next paragraph for me, so I can get an idea of how you want it,’ Shatner continued, before insisting: ‘I would like to hear you read the second paragraph so I can do it that way.’

Cue a very awkward and passive aggressive argument.

Lindsay Lohan vs James Deen

Lindsay Lohan starred alongside James Deen (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Mean Girls actress Lohan was heard losing her temper with her co-star James Deen on the set of 2013 erotic-thriller The Canyons.

In one clip she’s heard pleading with him to ‘please do your f**king job.’

She says: ‘No, can you do it … Please James, say your line as you’re walking over … cause we’re doing rehearsal … do your f**king job.’

However, speaking afterwards, Deen admitted he wasn’t fazed.

Asked if he was upset at the time, he told TMZ: ‘Not at all. You didn’t hear me laughing on that clip?’


Credit: Original article published here.

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