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Despite the relentless efforts of skilled public relations people, the truth is that celebrities oftentimes don't get along. Smiling stars on their latest press junket will gush that working on their new movie was tons of fun and praise their co-stars, but realistically, it's not always sunshine and rainbows.
In fact, some actors have had some legendary feuds — with the media happy as a pig in slop to give us the play-by-play! These grudges, while entertaining to watch from the sidelines, can get genuinely personal and deliciously nasty.
So in the spirit of frustration and petty disagreement, here's 19 crazy instances where costars refused to even act in the same scene with each other...
It's no secret that, just like their characters Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have no love for each other IRL. Their animosity was so intense that the macho men refused to appear in the same scene of 2017's The Fate of the Furious.
The bad blood between the A-listers went viral last year when Johnson took to his Instagram account, berating his "candy ass" co-star for his "bad attitude and habitual lateness."
Terrence Howard claimed during a 2013 interview that Robert Downey Jr. "pushed him out" of Iron Man 2 and "took his money." Howard's part was given to actor Don Cheadle, who also appeared in the followup, Iron Man 3. Howard has since made it clear that he will never work with Downey again in the future.
"It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out," Howard said. "He's a greedy chump."
After Selma Blair's sudden departure from the FX sitcom Anger Management, the rumor was that Charlie Sheen fired his onscreen girlfriend via text message, calling the actress a four letter curse word.
Blair responded to being terminated by threatening a lawsuit. The actress believed that she was canned from the show because she criticized Sheen for being a slacker and having "a poor work ethic." At any rate, you won't see them running lines together anytime soon.
And next, James Franco takes things way too far with Tyrese in their boxing movie Annapolis...
In the movie, Franco plays a new naval recruit who enters a boxing tournament, eventually facing his commanding officer. In a later interview, Gibson said, “Whenever we'd have to get in the ring for boxing scenes, and even during practice, the dude was full-on hitting me. I was always like, 'James, lighten up, man. We're just practicing.' He never lightened up.”
In a 2007 interview with Playboy, Gibson further commented on the situation, saying “I never want to work with him again, and I’m sure he feels the same way. It felt very personal. It was f*cked up.”
This rivalry stands out from the crowd as it's the only entry on our list where the police were actually called! LL Cool J and Jamie Foxx played rivals in Oliver Stone's football drama Any Given Sunday, but the tension between the two actors rapidly escalated on set and things took a violent left turn.
Although reports vary, it's generally agreed that LL Cool J punched Foxx in his helmeted face without warning and struck him on the back of the head when he began walking away. Foxx then turned around and socked his costar in his face. Local law enforcement were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.
After Magic Mike wrapped, Alex Pettyfer went on author Bret Easton Ellis's podcast and admitted that Tatum didn't like him. The British actor explained that he had a bad reputation for being difficult to work with, and for that reason, Tatum didn't want to hire him for the lead role.
Tatum was eventually coaxed into bringing Pettyfer onboard by the film's director, Steven Soderbergh. Pettyfer went on to explain that his team told him to be on his best behavior, so he stayed mostly to himself onset for fear of causing any tension. Tatum interpreted this as Pettyfer being aloof and he was not asked to return for the film's sequel.
And next, Julia Roberts has some choice words for one of her "disgusting" costars...
It was the mid-1990s and both Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte were at the pinnacle of their Hollywood success and power. When they joined forces for the regrettable romantic comedy I Love Trouble in 1994, the duo reportedly hated each other so much that they had to film their scenes separately.
After Roberts called her costar "disgusting" in an interview with the New York Times, Nolte retorted, "She's not a nice person and everyone knows that."
For several seasons, Margulies and Panjabi's characters were close friends and worked together at the same law firm. However starting in Season 4, the actresses did not appear together in a single scene for the remainder of the series, which ran for seven seasons.
Fans of the show were disappointed when the long-anticipated reunion between characters Alicia and Kalinda during the series finale turned out to be nothing more than hype. The actresses filmed the scene in different locations using a green screen, and it was then edited together in post production.
And up next, Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf trade some pretty nasty insults...
Alec Baldwin discussed his feud with former Broadway costar Shia LaBeouf in a telling article he wrote for New York Magazine in 2014. In the piece, Baldwin made it clear that he was personally involved with the firing of the Transformers star from the revival production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans.
Baldwin wrote that LaBeouf appeared "scattered" when he showed up for rehearsal, adding, "LaBeouf seems to carry with him, to put it mildly, a jailhouse mentality wherever he goes.”
During the course of filming Charlie's Angels, Bill Murray allegedly stopped in the middle of a scene and pointed to Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, saying in order, “I get why you’re here, and you’ve got talent... but what in the hell are you doing here. You can’t act!”
At that point, Liu allegedly got extremely upset and started throwing punches — to the point where the two had to be separated. Despite Murray's insistence that there is no bad blood between the fiery actors, he was replaced with Bernie Mac for the film's sequel.
And next, who doesn't like Jim Carrey? Well, this costar of his for starters...
While most people regard Joel Schumacher's campy Batman Forever as the worst installment in the franchise, it at least appeared that the actors were having a good time — but nothing could be further from the truth. When Jim Carrey appeared on The Howard Stern Show, he recounted an instance where he went to the same restaurant as Jones during filming. According to Carrey, when he went over to say hello, the blood drained from Jones' face.
"I hate you. I really don't like you," Jones allegedly said. "I cannot sanction your buffoonery."
Charmed underwent a drastic change at the end of its third season when it killed off Shannen Doherty's character and brought in new lead Rose McGowan. According to Doherty, her friction with Alyssa Milano was a major contributing factor to her leaving the show.
Milano and costar Holly Marie Combs had been friends for a long time prior to filming, and with their cliquey behavior, it was "too much like high school" for Doherty.
"I was happy to get the hell out of there," the 90210 alum said of her departure.
And next, our list wouldn't be complete without Aunt Viv versus the Fresh Prince himself...
You'd struggle to find many more beloved '90s sitcoms than The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The matriarch of the Banks family, Vivian, was originally played by Janet Hubert, who lasted for three seasons before being replaced by Daphne Maxwell-Reid.
According to the rest of the cast, Hubert was extremely difficult to work with on set. Will Smith commented on the issue back in 1993, saying, “I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be 'The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show' and I know she is going to dog me in the press. She's crazy."
Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith acted together in Live Free or Die Hard, and when the Clerks director did some impromptu work on the script — rewriting chunks of dialogue — this led to the pair working together again on Cop Out.
Apparently, things didn't go as smoothly as before. Smith criticized Willis' attitude and later called him “the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-bitch I’ve ever met at any job I’ve held down.” An unnamed representative for Willis retorted that Smith smoked too much pot on set and generally left the actors with little to work with.
Hot off the success of Basic Instinct, work soon began on Sliver, an erotic thriller that re-teamed Sharon Stone with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. The movie had a troubled production, including a protracted battle with the MPAA over the film's rating, but perhaps the biggest issue was the ceaseless tension between Sharon Stone and William Baldwin.
Stone reportedly bit Baldwin's tongue so hard during a love scene that it rendered him unable to speak properly for a week. And to cap it all off, the film was a commercial and critical failure!
One of Hollywood's most enduring urban legends has Richard Gere undergoing emergency surgery to remove a gerbil he stuffed up his butt. Well, we can most likely thank Sylvester Stallone for this long-standing piece of tabloid fodder. During the filming of their 1974 movie Lords of Flatbush, it's widely believed Sly started the rumor to get back at Gere for his cocky attitude on set.
Gere was ultimately fired from the production at the request of Stallone and replaced by Perry King. Stone, for his part, denied igniting the hoax in a 2006 interview with Ain't It Cool News.
Director Roman Polanski may have made some great movies, but reports about his personal life leave a lot to be desired. While filming Chinatown, Dunaway asked for clarification regarding her character's motivation, to which Polanski replied, “Say the f*cking words. Your salary is your motivation!”
Dunaway would later get her revenge when she was denied a request for a bathroom break. She confronted the director and allegedly threw a coffee cup of urine right in his face.
Debra Winger and Shirley MacLaine played a mother and daughter in the 1983 tearjerker Terms of Endearment, but in real life, they were anything but friendly towards each other.
Tired of MacLaine's stuffy attitude and admittedly high on cocaine, Winger lifted up her skirt and farted in the screen icon's face. Things reached a peak when both actresses were nominated for Best Actress at the 56th Academy Awards for their roles in the movie. MacLaine ended up walking away with the Oscar, smugly closing her hilarious acceptance speech with, “I deserve this, thank you!”