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The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With 

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Updated November 22, 2019 4.9M views 45 items

This list of the most notoriously difficult actors to work with is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Making movies sounds like a fun career, unless you get stuck working with talent who is a real pain. Some of these public figures and famous actors are difficult to work with because they are so serious, some have a reputation for being divas, and some have terrible tempers..

Who is the most notoriously difficult actor to work with? Megan Fox tops our list. She was allegedly a diva on the set of Transformers and was fired after she called director Michael Bay "Hitler." Gwyneth Paltrow has a reputation of being cold to anyone she sees as competition and refused to speak to her Iron Man 2 co-star Scarlett Johansson.
 

Bruce Willis has a reputation of being unapproachable on a film set. Cop Out director Kevin Smith stated that Willis was "soul crushing" to work with. Christian Bale is a very serious actor and demands perfection from everyone around him.

Who do you think of these celebrities and public figures are the most difficult to work with? Go ahead and vote up the most difficult!

Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With
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Lindsay Lohan is known to be extremely difficult to work with because of her constant partying and inability to get to the set on time. Her Canyons co-star James Deen referred to Lohan as a "child lashing out."

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Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With
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Lea Michele has a reputation for being a diva on the set of "Glee." Rumor has it that guest star Kate Hudson even called Michele a "nightmare."

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Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With
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Bruce Willis has a reputation for being unapproachable on a film set. Cop Out director Kevin Smith stated that Willis was "soul crushing" to work with.

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With
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Easily one of the most notoriously difficult people to work with, Chase, who got his start in Saturday Night Live, has actually been banned from appearing on the show. 

After verbally abusing all the cast members from his seasons and any time he hosted from there on out, in 1997 Chevy Chase slapped Chery Oteri in the back of the head during a rehearsal, infuriating Will Ferrel, who then complained to Lorne Michaels, executive producer and creator of the show. 

Chase is the only cast member to have ever been banned from SNL. 

He's also been known to throw around racial slurs on the set of Community and has been factored out of the show after repeatedly getting into public fights with series creator Dan Harmon. 

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Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Lower Manhattan

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