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Actors And Directors Who Truly Loathed Each Other By The End Of The Movie

Updated March 31, 2020 128.3k views14 items

Cinema history is filled with cases where actors and directors had very fruitful collaborations: James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese, Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino, and so on. There have also been cases of actors and directors who ended up hating each other. This should come as no surprise; filmmaking is all about passion and creativity, and when you combine those two things, personalities and visions can easily clash. 

It stands to reason that actor/director feuds can lead to bad or underwhelming movies its participants regret, such as Super Mario Bros. and Blade: Trinity. Sometimes, however, great films happen in spite of - or maybe even because of - behind-the-scenes drama. Watching Chinatown, you would never guess that Faye Dunaway and Roman Polanski hated each other. While laughing at Groundhog Day, you might be stunned to learn that it kicked off a 21-year stretch of Bill Murray and Harold Ramis not speaking to one another.  

The stories of the most turbulent productions where actors and directors stopped speaking to each other - or worse - reveal how fragile egos, creative ambitions, and intense pressures can bring out the worst in people.