15 Most Difficult Actors to Work With Ever

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15 Most Difficult Actors to Work With Ever

Hollywood actors really are a master of deception because the characters they portray on camera are totally different from their real-life personas. While die-hard fans will do anything to hang out or even have a date with them, it will really be shocking for them to know how those stars behave off-screen. Take a look at the 15 most difficult actors to work with ever:


15. Bruce Willis

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The Die Hard star has starred in many action comedy movies but in real-life, Bruce Willis spends more time on action than comedy. The actor has constantly been a jerk off-screen during the shoots of his own movies and to several journalists. Willis refused to stand with director Kevin Smith while promoting their film Cop Out.

Recently, the actor had shared strong words with none other than the legendary actor Sylvester Stallone. Willis was extremely difficult to negotiate during his contract discussions for Expendables which prompted him not to appear in the third installment.

In fact, Stallone took his frustrations out on Twitter and called him “greedy and lazy” his attitude “a sure formula for career failure.”


14. Teri Hatcher

Beautiful Actress Teri Hatcher

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Being the female lead of Desperate Housewives came with a heavy price as creator Marc Cherry called Teri Hatcher “the meanest woman anywhere in the world.”

When the main cast of the show were called for a shoot for the cover of Vanity Fair, the ABC executives warned them about Hatcher who, expectedly, made the experience really uncomfortable for everyone.


13. Mike Myers

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Best known for comedy movies such as Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers has proved that funny people may not be the best people to work with. The actor is a temperamental control freak and even got someone fired for looking him in the eye. The actor once walked off the set of Wayne’s World because there was no margarine in his bagel.

The biggest fiasco Myers got himself stuck in was when he kept on refusing to shoot the Saturday Night Live film adaptation during its mid-production because he did not like the script. Ironically, the script was written by Myers himself and was sued for costing millions of dollars. The lawsuit even stated that the actor practices:

“Breaking his promises, betraying the trust of others and causing serious damage to those with whom he deals through selfish, egomaniacal and irresponsible conduct.”


12. Charlie Sheen

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There are many words that can describe Charlie Sheen but hardly any of them can be positive. Once an actor of great potential and reputation, Sheen flushed it all down the toilet and is known as a loose cannon in the business.

At the height of his career, the actor was not only the star of the critically acclaimed show Two and a Half Men but was also the highest paid television actor. Due to his demands for a further raise, partying ways and causing several shooting delays because of his frequent rehabs, the studio had no choice to fire their biggest star.

The actor soon found work in Anger Management but his antics did not stop there. After finding out that his co-star Selma Blair complained that he was a “menace”, Sheen became so angry that he refused to show up for work unless she was fired. He surely stands among the most difficult people in Hollywood.


11. Shia LaBeouf

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The 29-year old actor was fired from the Broadway play Orphans because he got in a fight with director Daniel Sullivan and co-star Alec Baldwin.

Shia LaBeouf is well-known for being brutally honest in his interviews as he says pretty mean stuff about the studios he has worked in.


10. Katherine Heigl

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Exceptionally vocal against her co-workers and own projects, Katherine Heigl could have been one of the big leagues but her attitude got the best of her. The actress called Knocked Up – the movie that made her a star – “sexist” and once decided not to accept her possible Emmy Award victory for Grey’s Anatomy because she felt its writing weak.

Because of her rude behavior, refusing to come out of her trailer, spending too much time on makeup, high salary demands, insisting to change the script, the actress has found her career in a declining state.


9. Russell Crowe

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Drunken fights, insulting people on Twitter and walking off the set are just part of the day job of Russell Crowe. The actor certainly made a big name for himself and even earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Gladiator but it was not such a great experience for his co-workers.

Feeling that his assistants were not getting enough pay, the actor threatened to kill producer Branko Lustig with his bare hands. Crowe made the production of Gladiator immensely difficult as once angrily stated:

“I’m the greatest actor in the world and I can make even (bleep) sound good.”