Top five tirades

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We all lose our temper from time to time but luckily, most of us don't have someone on hand to record it and post it on YouTube. In tribute to - and in solidarity with - our June cover star Christian Bale, we present five of our most memorable meltdowns.

David O Russell

Lily Tomlin is on set of I Heart Huckabees. For this scene she is sat at a desk with her feet up and is in discussion with director David O Russell about how to pick up a folder. Tension has clearly been simmering for a while.

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John McEnroe

Court Number One, All England Club, summer of 1981. Wearing an unruly brown pubic perm and classic red headband and Sergio Tacchini combo, the New York tennis ‘Superbrat’ blows a fuse at a well-spoken British umpire.

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Lee Elia

It’s April 1983 and the Chicago Cubs coach is in a conference with reporters after his side has suffered a one-run home defeat against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tirade has gone down in American sports folklore and we present a choice excerpt.

 

Noel Edmonds

The bearded one is on a sofa with Debbie Townsend, the wife of an injured British serviceman, and long-time cohort Keith Chegwin. ‘Cheggers’ reads out a statement about Wealdon District Council’s objections to building a new bungalow designed for the double amputee. Noel gets to his feet, barely containing his fury, and speaks directly into the camera. Hold on tight.

 

John Sweeney

The Church of Scientology released this 40-second clip of video footage showing Panorama reporter John Sweeney spectacularly losing his cool with Scientologist Tommy Davis at the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum. The row flared over Sweeney's use of the word "cult".