A movie is as good as the chemistry between the actors. Several actors are known for taking their roles so emotionally that the viewers are convinced that the performers might be good friends or lovers in real life. However, looks can be deceiving as the following list gives us 15 pairs of co-stars who hate each other and they keep their relationship limited to a professional level despite hating each other:
15. Nick Nolte & Julia Roberts
Destined to doom, I Love Trouble was one of the most negatively received movies of the year and a terrible experience for co-stars Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts. Both hated each other intensely as Nolte referred her as “not a nice person” while Roberts described him as “disgusting”.
According to the actor, I Love Trouble was the worst movie he ever appeared in and admitted that he only did it for the money. The bad working relationship with Roberts only added fuel to the fire. The actress felt the same way as she hated working with Nolte and called him the worst actor she has ever worked with.
14. Bill Murray & Harold Ramis
Good friends in real-life, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis have worked side by side in multiple projects most notably Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. However, it was the latter film in which tensions raised as the two friends could not stand each other.
Once the animosity between the former friends grew, it became harder for both men to shoot almost all the scenes ahead including the epic final scene. The strained friendship did not properly heal until a few years before the death of Ramis.
13. Tom Hardy & Shia LaBeouf
Directed by John Hillcoat, the 2012 crime drama film Lawless featured two unlikely actors Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf as brothers. However, the professional relationship between the two actors was anything but brotherly as both occasionally fought off-screen.
The environment became so hostile that blows were traded which resulted in LeBeouf getting the upper hand. Hardy stated in an interview that his co-star once knocked him out behind the scenes while LeBeouf insisted that it was just part of the “brotherly bond” they had.
12. Shannen Doherty & Jennie Garth
Believe it or not, Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth despised each other and it is amazing how they were able to maintain a professional relationship by portraying best friends in Beverly Hills, 90210.
“We were throwing F-bombs and insults at each other like it was World War III,” Garth recalls her time working with Doherty. The duo fought endlessly off-screen but always gave hell of a performance as besties on-screen.
11. Harrison Ford & Josh Hartnett
Once the cast of Hollywood Homicide was finalized, everyone thought that the rising star Josh Hartnett was getting his chance to polish his acting skills by co-starring with none other than Harrison Ford. However, that was not the case as the actors never got along.
In fact, the two actors kept on fighting throughout the production and shooting was one hell of a task for director Ron Shelton. Both actors refused to make eye contact off-screen and even kept on arguing during the promotional tours.
10. Bill Murray & Lucy Liu
Starring Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, Charlie’s Angels was a unique female-lead action movie. When the sequel was released, the fans could not help notice the fact that the character of John Bosley was portrayed by Bernie Mac instead of Bill Murray.
The replacement occurred for a good reason since Murray kept poking fun at Liu by saying that she could not act. Liu, being more important to the movie, remained with the project while Murray was replaced.
9. Charlie Sheen & Chuck Lorre
Not a stranger to controversies, it would be a surprise if Charlie Sheen did not appear in such lists. Despite being the highest-paid television actor by starring in Two and a Half Men, Sheen felt underpaid and would often quarrel with creator Chuck Lorre and cause scheduling conflicts due to his frequent rehabs.
Things got so heated up that Sheen resorted to abuse Lorre in many interviews. Sheen stated in an interview with TMZ:
“He’s a stupid, stupid little man and a pussy punk that I’d never want to be like. That’s me being polite.”
Lorre could not take it anymore and fired Sheen. To top it all, Lorre dropped a piano on a stand-in for Sheen in the series’ finale.
8. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Often described as a “love/hate” friendship, The Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger and lead guitarist Keith Richards are the band’s only original members since its formation in 1963. One might think that the rock and roll duo are best friends but that is not the case.
The two hardly see eye to eye each other personally but strictly maintain their professional relationship as musicians. The two often scream and shout at each other to the point of Richards referring Jagger as “unbearable” since his friendship has been strained “for decades”.