A continuación, dejo una transcripción del enfado de Bale. Se trata del inglés de Norteamérica. Muestro un poco de su vocabulario: Fucking ass (jodido culo; jodido asno), prick (gilipollas), What the fuck (qué coño), shut the fuck up! (¡cierra la jodida boca!), ass (además de culo es un insulto como: asno, burro), for fuck's sake (hay que joderse), I'm gonna fuckin' kick your fuckin' ass (voy darte una jodida patada en tu jodido culo), bulshitting (cagándola), trashing my scene (destrozando mi escena). En general, todos los fucking (que aquí se ven como fuckin') son como decir jodido esto, jodido lo otro: fuckin' set, fuckin' second, fuckin' light, fuckin' scene...
BALE: ... kick your fuckin' ass! I want you off the fuckin' set, you prick!
HURLBUT: I'm sorry.
BALE: No, don't just be sorry! Think for one fuckin' second! What the fuck are you doing? Are you professional or not?
HURLBUT: Yes, I am.
BALE: Do I fuckin' walk around and rip down - no, shut the fuck up, Bruce! Do I walk - no! Nnno! Don't shut me up!
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR BRUCE FRANKLIN: I'm not shutting you up.
BALE: Am I gonna walk around and rip your fuckin' lights down? In the middle of a scene? Then why the fuck are you walkin' right through? 'Oh, dah-dah, dah-dah,' like this in the background. What the fuck is it with you? What don't you fuckin' understand? You got any fuckin' idea about, hey, it's fuckin' distracting having somebody walkin' up behind Bryce in the middle of the fuckin' scene? Gimme a fuckin' answer! What don't you get about it?
HURLBUT: I was looking at the light.
BALE: Ohhhhh, goooood for you! And how was it? I hope it was fuckin' good, because it's useless now, isn't it?
BALE: Fuck's sake, man, you're amateur. McG, you have fuckin' somethin' to say to this prick?
DIRECTOR JOSEPH 'McG' McGINTY NICHOL: I didn't see it happen.
BALE: Well, somebody should be fuckin' watchin' him and keepin' an eye on him.
McG: Fair enough.
BALE: It's the second time that he doesn't give a fuck about what is goin' on in front of the camera. All right? I'm tryin' to fuckin' do a scene here and I'm goin': 'Why the fuck is Shane walkin' in there? What is he doin' there?' Do you understand, my mind is not in the scene if you're doin' that.
HURLBUT: I absolutely apologise. I'm sorry, I did not mean anything by it.
BALE: Stay off the fuckin' set, man. For fuck's sake. Right, let's go again. No, let's not take a fuckin' minute, let's go again! And let's not have you fuckin' walkin' in! Can I have Tom put this on, please?
McG: Tom, wardrobe, please. Can I have Tom, wardrobe?
BALE: You're unbelievable, man. You're un-fuckin'-believable. Number of times you're strollin' around in the background. I've never had a DP behave like this. Ahhhhh, you don't fuckin' understand what it's like workin' with actors, that's what that is.
HURLBUT: No, that's not.
BALE: That's what that is, man, I'm tellin' you! I'm not askin', I'm tellin' you. You wouldn't have done that otherwise.
HURLBUT: No, what it is, is looking at the light, and making sure that you were. . .
BALE: [sound of something being knocked over] I'm gonna fuckin' kick your fuckin' ass if you don't shut up for a second, alright?
VARIOUS VOICES: Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, it's cool, it's cool.
BALE: I'm gonna go, you want me to fuckin' trash your lights? Do you want me to fuckin' trash 'em? Then why are you trashin' my scene?
HURLBUT: I'm not tryin' to trash.
BALE: You are trashin' my scene! You do it one more fuckin' time, and I ain't walkin' on this set if you're still hired. I'm fuckin' serious. You're a nice guy! You're a nice guy! But that don't fuckin' cut it when you're bulshittin' and fuckin' around like this on set!
McG: I got it, I know, I get it.
BALE: Yeah, you might get it, he doesn't fuckin' get it! You might. He! Does! Not! Get it!
McG: I know. Good adjustments, OK? For real. Honestly. I get it. Just walk for five seconds, just for five seconds.
BALE: No, I don't need any fuckin' walkin'! He needs to stop walkin'!
McG: I get that!
BALE: I ain't the one walkin'! Let's get Tom and put this back on, let's go again. Seriously, man, you and me, we're fuckin' done professionally. Fuckin' ass.
Algunas de las películas en que el excelente actor Christian Bale ha destacado con una soberbia actuación son: American Psycho (2000), El maquinista (2004), The Fighter (2010) y La gran estafa americana (2013). En todas ellas ha dado muestras de lo que debería ser un actor sin tics que se amolda perfectamente a cada uno de los diferentes papeles que interpreta.