15 Biggest Overreactions In The History Of Actor-Director Feuds

It's better to be pissed off, than to be... Roman Polanski.
15 Biggest Overreactions In The History Of Actor-Director Feuds

Tensions run high when actors and directors clash over how to create the best end product for you, the viewer. You try spending six hours in a makeup chair and then work 16 hours with a collection of egotistical jerks—often including your own boss. On top of that, you have no chemistry with the love interest, the bad guy keeps goading you on in real life, and the director is moodier than a Byronic poem.

Things are bound to boil over. Fistfights, stormouts, and chair-throwings are bound to happen. Art is a passionate place, and sometimes crazy things happen. And hey, on the bright side? Not many jobs exist where you can throw a chair at your boss and then have them sing your presses in the press. See, ultimately, it's all in service of the art. That precious, precious art.

So believe us! All the stuff on this list? They did it for YOU. 

I hope you're happy.

David O. Russell threw a violent temper tantrum. / HEART HUCKABEES After Lily Tomlin expressed frustration with his notes and revisions, he freaked out and started throwing and kicking props all over the set. The whole thing was caught on camera! It's wild!
Sean Connery straight-up retired. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Stephen Norrington was a relatively inexperienced director, and he rubbed lots of his actors the wrong way. Connery had such an awful time on set, it took the steam out of his decades-long career. His only work post-League was a
Meghan Fox called her boss Hitler for... making her work. TRANSFORMERS CRACKED.COM Michael Bay isn't the easiest director to work with, but publicly calling him Hitler and insulting his social skills was probably a bad idea. Bay made a public faux-pology: I'm sorry I made you work twelve hours. I'm
Alfred Hitchcock installed a sexual harassment door. THE BIRDS CRACKED COM Hitchcock was a horrible creep to Tippi Hedren, stalking her and making shameless, aggressive sexual advances. The worst thing he did was threaten to ruin her if she wouldn't boink him; the dumbest was installing a door between her dressing
Brigitte Bardot had to get her stomach pumped. LA VERITE CRACKED COM Horrible monster and occasional director Henri-Georges Clouzot thought Bardot couldn't act asleep, sO he dosed her with sleeping pills (telling her they were painkillers).
Tony Kaye shattered his own hand. AMERICAN HISTORY X CRACKED COM Norton was an incredible pest during production and While editing, Kaye got so fed up that he offered to replace his name with Humpty Dumpty in the credits, then punched a wall sO hard he broke his hand.
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