We're all human. We have our good days and bad days. And then there are days where we can't hold everything back, and so we therefore explode.
While celebrities are clearly under so much scrutiny, they are still human. However, when an actor is having a truly horrendous day, we judge him or her so quickly for their unruly behavior.
In reality we should just shut up, because I know everybody has had a complete burst of a shouting match at least once in their lives. Below is a list of celebrities who have had some not-so-pretty meltdowns, but we still love them anyway.
1. Christian Bale in 'Terminator Salvation'
Bale is known for being rather temperamental as it is, but he is also a crazy talented actor. You name it, the man can play it.
On this particular day, Bale had gone through an incredibly difficult two days of filming in horrible weather. It was also the day they were filming one of the most intense scenes in the film.
On one particular take, a camera man walked directly onto set and into the shot, not only ruining the take, but completely derailing Bale from being able to concentrate.
2. George Clooney in 'Three Kings'
On set of David O. Russell's The Three Kings, Clooney admits he had a very trying time with the director:
For me, it came to a head a couple of times. Once, he [David O. Russell] went after a camera-car driver who I knew from high school. I had nothing to do with his getting his job, but David began yelling and screaming at him and embarrassing him in front of everybody. I told him, "You can yell and scream and even fire him, but what you can't do is humiliate him in front of people. Not on my set, if I have any say about it."
Another time, he screamed at the script supervisor and made her cry. I wrote him a letter and said, "Look, I don't know why you do this. You've written a brilliant script, and I think you're a good director. Let's not have a set like this. I don't like it and I don't work well like this." I'm not one of those actors who likes things in disarray. He read the letter and we started all over again.
But later, we were three weeks behind schedule, which puts some pressure on you, and he was in a bad mood. These army kids, who were working as extras, were supposed to tackle us. There were three helicopters in the air and 300 extras on the set. It was a tense time, and a little dangerous, too.
David wanted one of the extras to grab me and throw me down. This kid was a little nervous about it, and David walked up to him and grabbed him. He pushed him onto the ground. He kicked him and screamed, "Do you want to be in this fucking movie? Then throw him to the fucking ground!" The second assistant director came up and said, "You don't do that, David. You want them to do something, you tell me".
David grabbed his walkie-talkie and threw it on the ground. He screamed, "Shut the fuck up! Fuck you", and the AD goes, "Fuck you! I quit". He walked off. It was a dangerous time. I'd sent him this letter. I was trying to make things work, so I went over and put my arm around him. I said, "David, it's a big day. But you can't shove, push or humiliate people who aren't allowed to defend themselves". He turned on me and said, "Why don't you just worry about your fucked-up act? You're being a dick. You want to hit me? You want to hit me? Come on, pussy, hit me".
I'm looking at him like he's out of his mind. Then, he started banging me on the head with his head. He goes, "Hit me, you pussy. Hit me". Then, he got me by the throat and I went nuts. Waldo, my buddy, one of the boys, grabbed me by the waist to get me to let go of him. I had him by the throat. I was going to kill him. Kill him. Finally, he apologized, but I walked away. By then, the Warner Bros. guys were freaking out. David sort of pouted through the rest of the shoot and we finished the movie, but it was truly, without exception, the worst experience of my life.
I have no words, but I suppose I can't be too surprised that in an industry filled with egos that a physical altercation could happen. I still think Clooney handled this scary situation better than anybody else would have.
3. Christian Bale Again During 'The Dark Knight' UK Premiere
A premiere is supposed to be the night you celebrate the fact that an entire film was put together, a truly difficult and time-consuming feat, that usually tends to be worth it in the end.
Apparently, Bale had verbally assaulted his mother and sister while still in the hotel, as his sister had asked him for $200,000 dollars to help with raising her kids, with his mother pushing this request along as well.
Bale denied the free and easy handout, already feeling strained from having just lost Heath Ledger and was experiencing tension with his wife.
His sister made an unruly comment about Bale's wife, and he tried to push them out of the room so that things wouldn't escalate even more. His mother and sister decided to make the situation worse by reporting him to the police and spilling the details to the tabloid.
They sound like really crappy, unsupportive family members.
4. Jennifer Aniston
While Jennifer Aniston won't disclose exactly which set she was on and which director she became furious with, Aniston does admit that she once threw a chair at a director.
While Aniston thankfully missed, she had good reason to.
"He was treating a script supervisor horribly… When the director walked in, I threw a chair at him. I missed, of course. I was like, 'You can't speak to people like that.' I can't tolerate it.
I think this one can be excused, as this altercation had absolutely nothing to do with her ego.
As a naturally, slightly temperamental person who can get fired up pretty quick, I understand that sometimes you can't help but release some steam in a pretty ugly way.
While it may not be their best moment, we have to remember that they are still humans with emotions, both good and bad.
If we expect celebrities to always keep a cool head and behave well, then we should hold ourselves to the same standard. Otherwise, just admit that we're all humans and call it a day.