Film is an amazing medium because of all the emotional journeys characters go through in such a short period of time. To achieve this, directors often have to rely on interesting and sometimes extreme measures to get amazing performances from their actors and actresses.
Unfortunately, that means some directors have done awful things, especially to actresses. There are all sorts of horror stories out there, from being verbally harassed to getting physically injured to being completely traumatized. It can be quite disturbing to see what many acclaimed directors have reportedly done, but tormenting actresses - whether over a personal beef or to get the perfect frame for their film - appears to be a sadly common occurrence.