Steven Colbert and James Lipton reenact Christian Bale’s rant

Steven Colbert did a parody of the Christian Bale rant on his Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report” last night. Colbert went off on Steve Martin, telling him he was distracting him from his talking. It was a loose interpretation of Bale’s tirade, with Colbert repeating the famous line “We are done professionally.”

James Lipton from The Actor’s Studio played both Bale and the subject of his ire in a brilliant word for word reenactment on Conan last night. You can tell what a great actor Lipton is just from this brief performance.

There’s buzz that Bale’s leaked outburst may cost him an Oscar next year. He’s slated to star in Public Enemies with Johnny Depp, which comes out this summer. It’s not likely people are going to forget Bale’s rant, whatever the circumstances that prompted it.

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13 Responses to “Steven Colbert and James Lipton reenact Christian Bale’s rant”

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  1. Ash says:

    I prefer Stephen Colbert’s reinactment, personally. hahaha that guy…

  2. sandy says:

    both were hilarious-thanks for posting!
    james lipton wearing the machine gun bullet sling is pure gold
    i hope these c.bale parodies keep on coming

  3. Sauronsarmy says:

    This whole thing has jumped the shark and it hasn’t even been a week.

  4. Orangejulius says:

    Meh. My dad did that every day of his life…at least once.

  5. Chiara says:

    Humorous clips, and truly NBD.

  6. hater from siloam springs says:

    What the Lipton clip says to me, then, is that the way he acts when he’s /not/ acting? He really means to act like a pompous ass. If he can act like that for a bit, you’d think he’d be more accessible as a personality.

  7. elisha says:

    Sauran, you’re using the term “Jumped the Shark: incorrectly. I believe you mean “this whole thing is played out“.

  8. elisha says:

    Also, it broke my heart to see Lipton look so sad!!

  9. Kathy says:

    What the Lipton thing says to me is, the man is not an actor, and I wouldn’t want to take one class from him.

  10. gg says:

    Lipton is a highly respected and honored man academically and acting wise. His style is just a little Shakespearean, that’s all. He is not a pompous ass – if anything, he underplays his giant status in his milieu.

    I think he rocks bigtime.

  11. Ling says:

    I thought James Lipton’s was rawther boring. I was shocked, frankly, by how closely Colbert imitated Bale’s voice.

  12. Sarah says:

    I totally second Ling! Colbert was hilarious! And Steve too!

  13. Autumm Leaves says:

    Loved both clips!!! Still LOL!!