Lord, Christian Bale has some rage in him - and one bastardised accent; when irate it morphs into a public school boy in hot pursuit of a geezah in a New Yorkian taxi.

TMZ have gotten their mitts on a recorded rant which reportedly took place on the set of Bale's latest film, Terminator: Salvation, back in July. The event allegedly sparked as the director of photography, Shane Hurlbut, interrupted the filming of a scene. Be warned, it's frightfully riddled with expletives, so if you don't want your ears to seal over in self-preservation, here's a transcribed snippet: "I want you off the set! You p***k!... No, don't just be sorry! Think for one f**king second! What the f**k are you doing? Are you professional or not?... Am I gonna f**king rip your lights down in the middle of the scene? Then why the f**k are you walking right through, *sings* 'Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh,' in the background...What the f**k is it with you? What the f**k don't you understand?!"

Assistant director of the film, Bruce Franklin (who's ordered to "Shut the f*** up, Bruce!" at one point of the audio - just in case you thought Christian got confused and was unleashing a tirade against himself in what he believed to be a Batman related scenario… or something *shuffles feet*) has leapt to the actor's defense, saying: "This was my second movie with Christian and it has always been a good experience with him... It was the most emotional scene in the movie...and for him to get stopped in the middle of it... He is very intensely involved in his character. He didn't walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed." Straight into the hands of TMZ; thus marking the start of all the Terminator: Salvation related 'hype' we'll no doubt experience in the run up to the film's projected release date.

UPDATE: Some dude called RevoLucian has only come across with a catchy dance mix of Christian going Balelistic (apologies). Again, your ears might seal over in self-preservation, etc.