Oscars: Christian Bale Jokes About 'F-Bomb' Tirade While Accepting Supporting Actor Trophy

He pokes fun at his past scandal while teasing "Fighter" co-star Melissa Leo for her crass language at the Academy Awards.

Christian Bale poked fun at his 2009 F-bomb tirade while accepting the best supporting actor award for The Fighter at Sunday's 83rd annual Academy Awards.

When he got onstage, he said he wasn't going to "drop the F-bomb" like his co-star Melissa Leo did while accepting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

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He then quipped, "I've done that plenty before."

Bale was forced to publicly apologize in 2009 after dropping the F-bomb 36 times during a meltdown on the set of Terminator Salvation.

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"I was out of order, beyond belief," he said after an audiotape of his tirade hit the Internet. "I acted like a punk. I regret that. ... It is inexcusable."