This week, Christian Bale's outburst on the set of Terminator: Salvation has taken the Internet by storm. But where does it rank among the all-time celebrity meltdowns?
We offer a list of our favorites -- from the naked contempt Quentin Tarantino displays an entertainment reporter to director David O. Russell's return attack on Lily Tomlin on the overheated set of I Heart Huckabees to a classy, monumentally devastating takedown by Orson Welles.
To hear them all, see When Actors Attack: Top 10 Celebrity Outbursts. Posted 02.05.09 by reelz
With footage of David O. Russell's monumental freakout on the set of I Heart Huckabees all the rage on Youtube, Ice Cube, who worked with Russell on Three Kings, had his own take on the mercurial director:
"David is a dude who knows what he wants and you'd better give it to him," said Cube. "He loves to give direction while you shootin' a scene. He'll tell you, 'Put the glass down! Now pick it up again! All right, continue!' I mean, the camera's rollin'. You're like, ok. 'No no no! With the other hand!' You're like, ok. 'No no wait! Hold on! Pick it up!' He likes to keep the camera rollin' and show you f*cking up the whole time, tryin' to get it right. And I guess by the thirtieth, fortieth day, enough is enough."
Cube noted that Russell never screamed at him -- proof that Russell might be crazy, but he's not stupid. Posted 03.27.07 by reelz
A clip giving movie fans a distinct perspective on the real behind-the-scenes antics during the filming of 2004 indie flick I Heart Huckabees is making the rounds on the internet.
The clip, which shows director David O. Russell throwing a rather spectacular tantrum when actress Lily Tomlin is frustrated with a scene, recently cropped up on YouTube. In it, he bursts out screaming, swearing, and throwing things. Things get so heated that you can clearly see the entire crew scamper off set.
By this morning, it had been picked up and played in its entirety on the Howard Stern show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Posted 03.21.07 by reelz