Actors That Directors Refused To Work With Again
"You'll never work in this town again." It's a popular saying in Hollywood...where egos routinely clash. These A-list stars seriously upset their directors for one reason or another. Let's take a peek.
The 1991 movie Hook was a new take on the Peter Pan story. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it starred Robin Williams as Peter Pan and Julia Roberts as mischievous fairy Tinkerbell. Well, America's Sweetheart was reportedly so difficult to work with, the crew nicknamed her "Tinkerhell."
"Every time someone says they do not believe in fairies, somewhere there's a fairy that falls down dead."
"I do not believe in fairies!"
According to Premiere magazine, Roberts acted rather strangely on set. The article alleges that,
"[She was] sometimes somber, sometimes at the near edge of hysteria."
People magazine reports that she'd lock herself in her trailer for hours. According to Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Roberts indulged in some truly diva-licious behavior, too. One day, she reportedly showed up late and grandly announced,
"I'm ready now."
Spielberg reportedly replied,
"We're ready when I say we're ready, Julia."
The director later told 60 Minutes that
"It was an unfortunate time for us to work together."
And, it's worth noting, they have not worked together since.
Any future Roman Polanski film is unlikely to star Faye Dunaway, the Oscar-nominated star of his 1974 film Chinatown. According to the book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Dunaway once asked Polanski to help her figure out her character.
On another occasion, Polanski was reportedly so annoyed by a stray hair on Dunaway's head that he yanked it out. Dunaway screamed in protest and walked off the set…and Polanski did the same. Keep watching the video to see all the actors that directors refused to work with again!
Julia Roberts | 0:14
Faye Dunaway | 1:22
Bruce Willis | 2:26
George Clooney | 3:41
Edward Norton | 5:05
Gene Hackman | 6:26
Val Kilmer | 7:54
Bill Murray | 9:07
Chevy Chase | 10:30
Keira Knightley | 11:52
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