Stanley Kubrick was known to be especially harsh to Shelley Duvall on the set of The Shining. He would really lose his temper with her, even going so far as to say that she was wasting the time of everyone on the set. The stress caused Duvall's hair to start falling out, and other physical illnesses.
She later reflected that he was probably pushing her to her limits to get the best out of her, and that she wouldn't trade the experience for anything - but it was not something she ever wished to repeat. Jack Nicholson noticed how hard it was on Duvall, calling Duvall's role the most difficult role he's seen an actress take on.
Pierce Brosnan and had a temporary feud with co-star Teri Hatcher on the set of the Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.
Hatcher showed up on-set a couple hours late one day, and Brosnan was none too pleased, later admitting he used some choice words that he wish he hadn't.
Brosnan apologized almost immediately, however, when he found out that Hatcher was late because she was pregnant.
In 2004, during the filming of I Heart Huckabees, there was one of the more infamous feuds in recent history, between Lily Tomlin and David O. Russell. It all came to a head during a recorded video of David O. Russell saying some unsavoury things to Lily Tomlin between takes one day. When the footage was leaked, Tomlin came to his defense, saying Russell was under tremendous amounts of pressure, and Russell has since said the two "love each other, and would work together tomorrow", thus putting an end to the feud.
Kramer vs. Kramer stars Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep had a bit of a rough patch at the beginning of the film, which Hoffman admits was on him. Hoffman was hearing lots of advance publicity about newcomer Streep and how she was mastering the role and Hoffman felt like he was being upstaged. When Streep wanted to change around the dialogue in the restaurant meeting scene, Hoffman became furious. As Hoffman recalled, "I hated her guts. Yes, I hated her guts."
After reflecting on it, Hoffman realized he was pretty rash, and understood that she was doing it for the benefit of the whole movie. He said afterwards that he had immense respect for her.
Streep also said there were times she was none too pleased with Hoffman. Hoffman improvised the scene in the restaurant where he throws his wine glass against a wall, and didn't tell anyone. Streep's shocked reaction is real, but she stayed in character long enough for the director to yell cut. She recalls yelling at Hoffman as soon as the shot was over for scaring her so badly.
Tensions were high on the set of _Annapolis _between Tyrese Gibson and James Franco. During boxing scenes, Franco (being a method actor) would hit Gibson hard, causing Gibson to get upset with him. Franco denied it at the time, causing a rift in the relationship for the whole filming of the movie.
While they both said they never wanted to work with one another again, they have since made up, chalking up their bad blood to a bunch of misunderstandings during the making of Annapolis.
The making of _Chinatown _was a rough one, with Faye Dunaway and Roman Polanski having frequent on-set arguments, with Polanski almost stopping production due to Dunaway's attitude. In one famous incident Polanski pulled out some strands of Dunaway's hair that was messing with the lighting of a shot. On another occasion, when she asked him what her character's motivation was, he exploded, "Just say the f**king words, your salary is your motivation".
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron did not get along during the entire filming of Mad Max: Fury Road. Theron felt that Tom Hardy was difficult to work with, and the director George Miller echoed that sentiment.
Tom Hardy apologized profusely after seeing the finished movie, stating his behaviour during filming was because he didn't understand where the movie was going.
In arguably the most infamous on-set outburst ever recorded, Shane Hurlbut, the director of photography, continually walked into Christian Bale's line of sight while he was filming a difficult scene during _Terminator: Salvation. _Bale finally had enough and snapped at Hurlbut, launching into a tirade of explitives, threats, and even mocking Hurlbut at times. The audio from the incident quickly went viral, and inspired many memes/reactions.
Bale called a radio station days later, stating his regret in acting like 'a punk', and that he already apologized to Hurlbut for his outburst. He later sang Hurlbut's praises when he saw a rough cut of the movie.
Patrick Swayze had to beg Jennifer Grey to be his co-star in Dirty Dancing, because they had a falling out while filming the movie Red Dawn.
This backfired a bit when they didn't exactly get along with filming Dirty Dancing. Despite a good screen-test, they became competitive and would constantly 'face-off' before every take. The director was worried it could ruin the movie, so he showed them their screen-test again to remind them of the chemistry they had. This worked well, as they came back with renewed energy, although some scenes in the movie still show their resentment for one another.
For example, in the scene where Grey has her back to him and put her arm up behind his head while he trailed his fingers down her arm, though it was written as a serious and tender moment, Grey was exhausted, found the move ticklish, and could not stop giggling every take they did. Swayze was impatient to finish the scene and found Grey's behavior annoying. However, the producers decided the scene worked as it was and put it into the film, complete with Grey's giggling and Swayze's annoyed expression.
Patton Oswalt told the story of the troubled production of Blade: Trinity. He believed that the studio's interference contributed to a sort of 'mental breakdown' from Wesley Snipes. He refused to speak to David S. Goyer and often would not come out of his trailer, he would only respond to the name 'Blade', and if he communicated with anyone, it would be via post-it notes.
Ryan Reynolds also agreed on this, telling his own story of how Wesley Snipes said to him: "Keep your mouth shut. You'll live longer."
Before Shirley Maclaine won an Academy Award for his performance in Terms of Endearment, and Anthony Hopkins shot to fame as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, they co-starred together in the movie A Change of Seasons.
According to Hopkins, they despised each other during the whole shoot, with Hopkins later stating: "She was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with".
Two of the most incredible actresses to ever do it, they notoriously hated each other their whole careers, which was used as fuel for their pairing in the movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
There were many moments of shade tossed back and forth, with Bette Davis deliberately installing a Coke machine on set to provoke Joan Crawford, who's husband was the chairman of Pepsi, and Crawford sending gifts and letters to the crew to win over their affection over Davis.
Despite this, Davis praised Crawford for being a 'real pro' on the set.
Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe co-starred in the movie Some Like It Hot. While most male actors of the time would've loved to film a romantic scene with the sex symbol, Tony Curtis recalled nothing but nightmares about the yacht scene, saying after repeated takes: "It was like kissing Hitler. She'd gone funny, her mind was all over the place. It was awful. She nearly choked me to death by deliberately sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe."
While they scored rave reviews for their performances in the romance movie The Notebook, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling had an incredibly hostile relationship when they first started filming, with Gosling at one point demanding that McAdams be replaced.
To fix this feud, director Nick Cassavetes staged an 'intervention', where he brought Gosling and McAdams into a room where they could unleash all their grievances and problems with one another, and hopefully work something out.
It was a massive success, with them not only becoming good friends, but they also dated for two and a half years afterwards.
During the making of the movie I Love Trouble, trouble was certainly brewing on set. Co-stars Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte despited each other beyond comprehension.
Nolte would go on to say that this was the worst movie he had ever done while Roberts later said that Nolte was the worst actor she had ever worked with. Julia Roberts described Nick Nolte as "disgusting" whereas Nolte said of her as "not a nice person."
Roberts disliked Nolte's macho act, and was not shy or polite about letting him know. He responded by deliberately engaging in it to piss her off even further. They never reconciled after finishing the shoot.
_Cop Out _was a painful experience for both Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis, with the director and actor not getting along on any level. Bruce Willis thought Kevin Smith was a sloppy director who didn't interact with the cast enough, and didn't much care for Smith's usage of marijuana, while Smith thought Willis was combative and unpleasant on-set, describing the whole experience as 'soul-crushing'.
It was said that on one occasion, BruceWillis said to KevinSmith, "I'm BruceWillis! I've been BruceWillis successfully for 25 years! How long have you been Silent Bob, motherf_*_er?"
While R2-D2 and C-3PO were known for their playful bickering throughout the Star Wars movies, the actors who played them never got along weren't so 'playful'.
Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker were not too fond of each other, with Baker explaining his frustration: "Anthony doesn't mix at all-he keeps himself to himself. He never wants to have a drink with any of us. Once when I said hello to him he just turned his back on me and said, 'Can't you see I'm having a conversation?' I was blazing with rage. It was the rudest thing anyone had ever done to me. I was furious. It was unbelievable."
The Red Planet duo's feud began when Sizemore wanted an expensive exercise machine from England brought all the way to the filming location in Australia. Eventually the two hated each other so much, Kilmer would not come out of his trailer if Sizemore was on the set. Many of their scenes together were filmed over the shoulders of photo doubles.
Kilmer reportedly refused to say Sizemore's character's name, saying instead "Hey, you!"
The controversial Lars von Trier had a hard time dealing with Bjork during the filming of Dancer in the Dark. Each morning, Bjork would say: "Mr. von Trier, I despise you" and then spit on him.
The strange behavior continued after filming was complete, with Bjork apparently eating her own costume and also attacking an anchor for asking a question about working with Lars von Trier.
Despite their amazing performances in the movie Romeo + Juliet, co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes did not get along early on during filming.
Danes called DiCaprio 'immature', while DiCaprio referred to Danes as "way too uptight". DiCaprio had developed a reputation for pranking cast and crew members, while Danes was much more serious.
They would avoid speaking when the cameras weren't rolling, but reconciled during the shoot and became good friends.
Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones came together to star in the 1995 movie Batman Forever. Jim Carrey had skyrocketed to stardom in the previous year for his intense physical comedy in the movies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber. Tommy Lee Jones was having none of Carrey's wacky antics, and Carrey recalled their first real meeting on the Howard Stern show:
"The blood drained from his face in such a way that I realized that I had become the face of his pain or something. And he got up, kind of shaking, and hugged me and said, 'I hate you. I really don't like you.' And I was like, 'Wow, okay, what's going on, man?' And he said, 'I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'"
While filming Any Given Sunday, LL Cool J took a fight scene too far when he actually punched Jamie Foxx in the face. This led to a big altercation which ended with Foxx receiving a cut on his head before the crew broke up the fight. They were at odds for a while, but have since become friends.