6. RICHARD GERE AND SYLVESTER STALLONE
It has been fairly obvious to everyone that there’s heated behind-the-scenes feud between Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone. Stallone opened up about the beef between the stars during an Ain’t It Cool interview in 2006. Stallone said that Gere was the one originally cast as the lead actor, Chico, in the popular 1974 drama, The Lords of Flatbush. Even though the drama was a hit, the co-stars failed to hit it off as Stallone and Gere clashed on the set, which led to Gere being replaced by Perry King.
Stallone said that he remembers Gere being a real jerk on the set, including getting rough during fight scene rehearsals, and even spilling food on Stallone’s pants; “The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go, one of us had to stay. Richard was given his walking papers and to this day seriously dislikes me. He even thinks I’m the individual responsible for the gerbil rumor. Not true… but that’s the rumor.”
7. ROBERT DOWNEY JR. AND TERRENCE HOWARD
Terrence Howard definitely has no reservations about speaking up against his former co-star, Robert Downey Jr. In 2013, Howard made an appearance on watch What Happens Life, and said the studio had initially signed him to a three-movie deal, “they came to me with the second and said ‘Look, we will pay you one-eighth of what we contractually had for you, because we think the second one will be successful with or without you’. I called my friend that I helped get the first job, and he didn’t call me back for three months.” For another three years, the pair did not manage to settle their differences, but they eventually came together again at the wedding of director Brian Grazer, in 2016.
8. KEVIN SMITH AND BRUCE WILLIS
Live Free or Die Hard found Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis working together with little or no qualms, the two actors found it harder to share the set of their 2010 police comedy, Cop Out, where Smith was a director and Willis starred. Before working together on the not so great movie, Smith was vocal about his admiration for the Die Hard superstar and even took a pay cut just to work with Willis. Unfortunately, the dreams of meeting/working with your heroes are often overrated, as the two superstars came with their massive egos.
Smith has described his experience while directing Willis as ‘’soul-crushing’’ and gives all of the credit to Willis’s co-star Tracy Morgan, for helping him get through the filming process… “Were it not for Tracy, I might’ve killed myself or someone else in the making of that movie.” Smith released a memoir in 2012, Tough Shit and went further into the details of the experience, saying that Willis was the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-b*tch I’ve ever met at any job I’ve held down. And mind you, I’ve worked at Domino’s Pizza.” Harsh.
9. WESLEY SNIPES AND RYAN REYNOLDS
Blade Trinity is probably more famous for its lack of excitement than the excitement from actually watching the movie, and readers would probably having a better time reading Patton Oswalt’s account of his experience on the set of the movie. The first two films in the trilogy may have been huge. But the third was a complete let-down and left fans groaning. Oswalt says that director David S. Goyer should be devoid of any blame concerning how the movie turned out, mostly because the director was too occupied handling the erratic behavior or his lead man, Wesley Snipes.
Wesley was just f****** crazy in a hilarious way,” the actor and comedian told A.V. Club. “He wouldn’t come out of his trailer, and he would smoke weed all day.” Oswalt claimed Snipes “tried to strangle the director” at one point, which led to Goyer hiring a bunch of bikers as bodyguards. “And that freaked Wesley out so much that, for the rest of the production, he would only communicate with the director through Post-It notes. And he would sign each Post-It note ‘From Blade.’”
The feud did not just end with Goyer though. The star reportedly also failed to get along with his co-star, Ryan Reynolds, going so far as refusing to call the actor by his name. “He refers to Ryan Reynolds as ‘that cracker,’” one executive crew member told writer Chris Parry on condition of anonymity. “‘Tell that cracker to get out of my eye line,’ and ‘tell that cracker to get his lines right.’” Reynolds laughed off the comments when he was once asked about working with Snipes again, and he gave an emphatic ‘no’’.
10. TONY CURTIS AND MARILYN MONROE
Some might consider Some Like It Hot as one of the greatest comedies of all time, but filming and set conditions were not the most fun thing; most especially for co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Monroe was notoriously trouble causing the person on set, making the producers lose money and time to keep up with her erratic behaviors. Curtis apparently had the last straw when he had to re-film a kissing scene with Monroe. Later, when he was asked what it felt like to kiss Monroe, Tony replied, ‘’it was like kissing Hitler!’’