Christian Bale seems to regretting calling out fellow Hollywood star George Clooney for moaning about being hounded by the paparazzi and tabloid stories as he only has admiration for the 53-year-old actor.

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Bale "never meant any disrespect" to Clooney

Late last week Bale made headlines while being interview by WSJ. Magazine, in which he admitted he finds Clooney's constant complaining about the negative aspects of fame "boring."

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"It doesn't matter that he talks about it. It's like, 'Come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it,'" the 40-year-old actor told the mag. "I prefer not to whine about it."

"Some people poke you like you're an animal in a zoo, looking for a response," he added. "If you're smart, you don't give it to them. If you're dumb, occasionally, like me, you give it to them. And then they've basically got what they wanted. I usually regret it afterwards."

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However, while walking the red carpet on Monday (Dec 7th) alongside his wife Sibi Blazic at the premiere of his latest film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' Bale addressed the controversial comments and apologized to Clooney.

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Clooney was called out by the British actor for moaning about fame

"I was scratching my head when I heard that," he told E! News. "I said, 'When on earth would I have said that?'"

"I've got immense respect for him and I can't even begin to imagine the invasion of his privacy," he continued of the 'Monuments Men' actor/director. "Our lives don't even begin to compare. He's a true movie star. I'm just somebody who was lucky to get a job."

Bale implied his comments were "possibly just a well-intentioned edit. But certainly, I never meant any disrespect whatsoever."