15 Bizarro Things That Very Nearly Made Actors Quit Their Iconic Roles

Everyone has their breaking point. For some of us, it's one too many emails before we've had our coffee. For actors, it may be one too many broken bones, concussions, or insults from JJ Abrams. We are the same.

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Tippi Hedren THE BIRDS CRACKED.COM Visionary director and huge assh*le AIfred Hitchcock promised her they would use mechanical birds... before subject

Source: People

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lan McKellen THE HOBBIT When he agreed to reprise his role as Gandalf, he didn't realize he'd be doing most of his work in front of a green screen. He

Source: The Guardian

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Al Pacino THE GODFATHER Paramount execs made no attempt to hide their displeasure at having Pacino (a nobody, in their eyes) in their film. Had Franci

Source: Toronto Sun

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Daisy Ridley THE FORCE AWAKENS CRACKED CON She almost walked away from her big break on day one, saying  honestly wanted to die. What was the big de

Source: Tribute

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Daniel Franzese BULLY Franzese was brutally harassed on the set of this aptly-named film, being cruelly outed over a decade before he publicly came ou

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Jim Carrey THE GRINCH CRACKED COM His Grinch makeup took over 8 hours a day to apply, and the famously animated actor said he didn't think he could go

Source: The Graham Norton Show

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Robert Pattinson LITTLE ASHES CRACKEDEOM In one scene, he had to straight-up i*ck **ff on camera, because pretending to tug it wasn't convincing enoug

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Jeremy Renner THE AVENGERS He initially liked the idea that Hawkeye wasn't really a superhero; he's just a guy, but later grew to hate being merely

Source: Independent

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Dylan 'Brien MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE O'Brien got absolutely jacked up in a stunt gone wrong, suffering a concussion and several fractures. Product

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Gene Hackman THE FRENCH CONNECTION From the start, the director was pretty clear that he didn't particularly want to work with Hackman. He hit his bre

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Carl Weathers ROCKY IV CRACKED COM After Dolph Lundgren tossed him one too many times, Weathers walked off set and fully intended to quit altogether.

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio THE ABYSS After getting slapped, screamed at, and hest-compressed by Ed Harris for the big CPR scene, she was notified tha

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Lily Tomlin NINE TO FIVE CRACKED COM Someone showed her a cut of Violet's fantasy scene before the animated animals were added. She was sO mortified b

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Mike Myers WAYNE'S WORLD Myers specifically wrote the Bohemian Rhapsody scene around that particular song, but the director lobbied hard to change i

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Clark Gable THE MISFITS The last straw for Gable, in a notoriously frought production, was when his stunt double was thrice kicked in the head by a ho