The night before last Rescue Dawn producer Harry Knapp posted a somewhat raggedly composed but convincing defense of Christian Bale — a once-famous and respected actor, now an internet legend for his screaming madman volcano rant on the set of McG’s Terminator film last summer.

Key passage: “Think about it…why don’t you see photos of Christian at the clubs or TMZ video of him dining at Nobu or walking the red carpet pimping himself? I’ll tell you why — he’s about the work, period. He’s a family man living a modest life knowing it could all end tomorrow, and one gets the feeling he would be okay with that.”

If it’s mainly about the work, then why is Bale starring in a friggin’ Terminator film under McG, one of the genuine demonic forces working today? That isn’t about the work — it’s about the paycheck.