Holy Sh*t, Batman ...

By: Gay.com

Quick: what do hunky "Dark Knight" actor Christian Bale and Broadway queen Patti Lupon have in common?

Bale's recent meltdown on the set of the new "Terminator" movie makes LuPone's show-stopping rant seem tame by comparison ... and she's not an easy one to top.

When the audio first hit the Internet, practically everyone scoffed at Bale's diva behavior.  His profanity-laced diatribe against a Director of Photography who interrupted his scene is so off the scale it's almost comical (except, I'm sure, for the DP).

Of course, it doesn't help that Bale was recently "arrested" for some verbal altercation with his own mother. But now that the tirade has had a couple of days to seep into the collective unconscious, it seems more and more people are, well, kind of on Bale's side. I mean, I don't know what it's like to be an actor, especially a good one, and his point is that this guy, this DP, completely undermined what he was doing. I think of it this way: imagine you are at work, nearing the end of some laborious project, and some jerk comes up and unplugs your computer. And he's done it before. Might you go a little "bale-istic" on him?  (Getty Image)