Over the years, it has become clear that some stars in Hollywood are the most highly sought after, but being one of the top stars doesn’t always translate to being one of the most popular to work with. Bad behavior on-set has caused major feuds between costars and between stars and their directors, and has even gotten some stars fired from big roles. When the behavior happens enough times it isn’t surprising that word starts to get around, and a bad reputation begins to define them. On the flip side, there are always stars that costars can’t stop gushing about because of their work ethic and how easy it is to work with them. Here are some of the easiest and most difficult actors to work with according to their co-stars:
16. Difficult: Johnny Depp
For a very long time in his career, Johnny Depp was one of the most revered actors in the industry. He took on any eccentric role and brought it to life with such talent that he truly seemed to be everywhere. Unfortunately for the beloved star, more recent years haven’t been so kind to him and as his personal turmoil has been dragged through the spotlight, it seems he has changed quite a bit from the actor many were used to working with. After it was reported that Depp was in financial ruin, it was added that he no longer had a choice but to continue portraying Captain Jack Sparrow because he needed the paycheck seemingly suggesting he no longer enjoyed being there. In 2018 Depp was actually sued after a crew member on his film City of Lies alleged that Depp punched him. The man, Gregg Brooks, claimed that Depp reeked of alcohol and became angry when Brooks told him that they only had one more attempt at a shot after many failed attempts by the actor. As the star became angry, Brooks sought out an LAPD officer for protection but Depp followed him and then allegedly punched him twice in the ribs while yelling, “Who the f— are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.” After Depp hit him, Brooks says that Depp then said he would give him “$100,000 to punch me in the face right now” and Brooks refused to engage in the fight. He added that Depp eventually had to be removed from the set by bodyguards. Meanwhile Depp claimed self-defense. More reports of Depp not learning scripts and needing an earpiece to be fed lines have also surfaced, and it seems he is not someone that many want to work with anymore.