10 Actors/Actresses No One Wants To Work With
Event though the glamorous actors of Hollywood are out there living our dreams of fame and fortune, they cannot always be counted on to pull through for the directors and producers who are depending on them. When you make millions of dollars, you’d think some of these actors and actresses would want to make things easy and get along. But, alas! This list takes a look at certain Hollywood stars who notoriously difficult to work with!
10. Shia LeBeouf
Oh Shia LeBeouf! You could have had it all! But instead your erratic behavior is the interest of the tabloids, not A-list producers! The Transformers star has been arrested for public intoxication, allegedly head-butted a man in a London pub, chased a homeless man for his McDonald’s, and has taken to streaming videos of himself watching his own movies. Fascinating! The straw that broke the camel’s back and reputation was when he showed up to the premiere of Nymphomaniac with a paper bag on his head that said, “I’m not famous anymore.” While he’s fun to watch on the pages of the magazines, he’s earned himself a reputation that has brought his career almost to a standstill. He only has one project coming out in 2016 called American Honey and only time will tell if he’s able to get his career back on track!
9. Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty is a notoriously demanding actor, and basically single-handedly ruined her career by being her awful self. You’d think Aaron Spelling would have learned his lesson after Beverly Hills 90210, but he made the epic mistake of also casting her in Charmed. Her departure from the show has become something of legend. Spelling is said to have banned her from all future projects, and this diva reputation has stuck with her. The difficult actress has only appeared in B-films and television pilots since. Karma’s a b*tch!
8. Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe’s reputation was solidified by his behavior off set in a $3,000 a night room in SoHo. The Australian actor was trying to get a hold of his wife and, when he couldn’t get through, he threw the phone in the hotel clerk’s face! Obviously the injured employee called the cops and the actor was charged with two felonies! But this wasn’t the first brawl the actor gained a reputation for. The Gladiator star went full on psycho on a man in a bar fight, biting a chunk out of the guy’s cheek and spitting it back in his face! This fiery reputation has certainly not made the film-roles pour in and Crowe’s appearance in A-list flicks has diminished substantially!
7. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan had a successful acting and music career before she took a plunge off the deep end! After starring in flicks like Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, Lohan’s drinking and drug use created a media frenzy with several public arrests and rehab stints. Her behavior got her kicked off various sets and fired from numerous projects, and when she failed to launch a career in reality television, it seemed all was lost. Lohan’s only appearances have been on the small screen as a guest star on a couple of sitcoms, with the exception of an upcoming flick The Shadow Within.
6. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen’s super public meltdown did not make him many friends in Hollywood! His incomprehensible rants included a direct slamming of Two and a Half Men creator, chuck Lorre. This ridiculous behavior got him fired from the successful show, but not all was lost for Sheen. He made a relatively successful transition to Anger Management, although his co-star, Selma Blair, was quite vocal about Sheen’s unprofessionalism. She was fired and he kept his job but his announcement that he is HIV positive has caused his past of drugs, pornography and prostitutes to resurface. His erratic behavior has crushed his public image and only time will tell if he’s able to procure A-list roles!
5. Christian Bale
“Difficult” may be a kind adjective to describe working with this actor whose tantrums are legendary! A leaked rant from the set of Terminator: Salvation, revealed The Dark Night star going ballistic on an assistant that had walked into the scene while filing. He went so far as to insist the poor crew member be fired! Between this incident and an arrest for assaulting his mother and sister in a hotel, Bale’s reputation as an a**hole was sealed. If he wasn’t so damn talented, it’s hard to imagine anyone would put up with him!
4. Amanda Bynes
Unfortunately for Amanda Bynes’ fans, this leading lady has had her fair of troubles in Hollywood land. After legal issues ensued in 2012-2013, the She’s the Man starlet spiraled down an ugly path. After several arrests, jail, rehab and being placed on psychiatric hold, Bynes has been forced to retire from acting not once but twice! The real kicker was when she took to Twitter to accuse her father of molesting her when she was a child. She quickly tweeted that he had not in fact sexually abused her, but had implanted a microchip in her brain that forced her to make the accusation. This year, it’s rumored that Bynes will appear in All That 22nd Anniversary Reunion Special, but who knows what we’re going to get!
3. Katherine Heigl
How could someone so beautiful be so mean? This gorgeous Knocked Up star has earned quite the reputation for herself for being downright dreadful to work with! Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes actually turned Katherine’s last name into an adjective when explaining why her new show Scandal is running so smoothly: “There are no Heigls in this situation.” Heigl has been questioned about her behavior on set and she explained, “I would never go out of my way or consciously try to hurt anyone’s feelings or make them feel bad or uncomfortable or not be my professional, do my job, I like my job.” But we’re not entirely convinced that this is the case. After starring in Knocked Up, Heigl made negative remarks about the final edit of the film and its portrayal of women. Not exactly the way to make friends with directors!
2. Bruce Willis
It’s such a disappointment to learn that this Die Hard star has been anything shy of awesome, but Bruce Willis has been publicaly dissed by Cop Out director, Kevin Smith. Smith described working with Willis as “soul crushing” and the leading man himself as “unhappy,” “mean,” and “bitter.” Ouch! Smith was so perturbed by his experience with Willis that he used every means necessary to make his feelings known. An entire chapter of his memoir Tough Sh*t is dedicated to explaining where his bitterness for Willis comes from. He stated that Willis “fostered an unpleasant and unproductive working environment whenever on set.” Does not play nice with others never looks good on a resume!
1. Edward Norton
Edward Norton may be responsible for bringing down The Incredible Hulk, and that is no small feat! Super hero movies are normally successful blockbuster hits, but Norton’s insistence on script re-writes and fights with producers over the film’s running time and end product, wreaked havoc on the production. The feud was very public and Universal’s Adam Fogleson was forced to plan a promotional tour that avoided awkward media interviews regarding the feud. For all the extra leg-work, the film was a flop and Edward Norton’s projects have been limited ever since. Guess people in the industry talk! Pays to be nice!