25 Actors Who Were Feuding Behind-The-Scenes Of These Famous Films

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When we watch relationships unfold on screen, the chemistry between actors can sometimes make us wonder if there’s something more going on behind the scenes. Occasionally, our suspicions are confirmed, with actors revealing that they’ve formed real-life connections off-camera. 

However, not all co-star relationships are as harmonious as they appear. Just like in our own lives, actors encounter people they don’t get along with. Sometimes, these individuals happen to be their co-stars, who they share on-screen friendships or romances with. What seems like undeniable chemistry on screen can turn out to be just skilful acting. Below, let’s explore some of the rumours or confirmed stories about actors who apparently dislike working together.

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#1 Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey in Batman Forever.

Image source: superman-64, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

Editor’s note:
Jim Carrey has said: “He must have been in a mid-kill-me fantasy or something like that. And he went to hug me, and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’”

#2 Sharon Stone and William Baldwin did not get along while making Sliver.

Image source: Varekai79, Boxoffice Movie Scenes

Editor’s note: 
Sharon Stone and William Baldwin have been beefing for a while now, with each of them making serious allegations against each other.

Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel couldn’t even be filmed together in Fast & Furious 8.

Editor’s note: 
Dwayne has said that it came down to them having different approaches to how they do the job.

Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer during Magic Mike. There’s a reason why Pettyfer was a one and done in the franchise.

Editor’s note: 
Channing Tatum thought casting Alex was a big risk and on set Alex could feel the dislike.

William Shatner and everyone who isn’t Leonard Nimoy on Star Trek. Those feuds went on for decades and into the grave for many of them.

Editor’s note: 
William Shatner has a decades-long feud with George Takei, who revealed that William didn’t get along with anyone on the Star Trek set.

#3 Abbott and Costello hated each other. But they were very successful, so they put up with each other.

Image source: Eroe777, Universal Pictures

Editor’s note: 
In 1945 Abbott hired a maid who had previously worked for Costello, starting a feud in a duo.

Not a movie, but Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were not friendly off the Mythbusters set. They had (and still have) what they both describe as immense professional respect for each other’s work, but they have never been friends.

#4 No one really remembers the movie, but Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts hated each other in I Love Trouble.

Image source: bluejester12, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon didn’t get along in Four Christmases. Vaughn prefers to improv while Reese wanted to stick to the script so she could prepare her reactions.

#5 Harrison Ford and Sean Young in Blade Runner.

Image source: dohrk, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

Editor’s note:
Some believe the mutual dislike came from actors having different acting methods.

#6 Clark Gable would eat onions before his kissing scenes with Vivian Lee in Gone With the Wind.

Image source: OrangeBird077, Movieclips

#7 R2D2 and C-3PO. Anthony Daniels was apparently a massive d**k to Kenny Baker, but from what I’ve heard he’s that way to most people.

Image source: CadetJR, Oscars

#8 Bea Arthur couldn’t stand Betty White on The Golden Girls.

Image source: ms5h, Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, Touchstone Television

Editor’s note:
Bea thought Betty’s behavior was unkind to Estelle Getty, who played Sophia on the same show.

#9 Dirty Dancing. They were sick of each other’s s**t since Red Dawn.

Image source: mechabeast, Movieclips

Editor’s note:
Patrick Swayze in his memoir wrote: “We did have a few moments of friction”, “She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her.”
They made up over the years, and Jennifer Grey even fondly reminisced about working with Swayze.

#10 Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde in Don’t Worry Darling.

Image source: Final-Natural-8290, Fandango at Home

Editor’s note:
Florence Pugh said that she believed that Olivia Wilde reduced the movie to only its intimate scenes, which caused a strain to their relationship.

#11 My uncle was a grip on the set of Roseanne during the time Tom Arnold joined the cast (he was a writer and wrote himself into the show) he said it was pandemonium anytime he was on set and did not get along with anyone in the cast including his wife. He left and joined the show “Dinosaurs” as a grip which he said was a breeze compared.

Image source: hightimesinaz, Gage Skidmore

#12 Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Romeo+Juliet.

Image source: merkur, Movieclips

Editor’s note:
Claire Danes thought of Leo as a little immature, while he thought she was uptight.

#13 In Caddyshack, Ty and Carl’s scene together is remarkably chill considering how much Chevy Chase and Bill Murray despised one another.

Image source: SmoreOfBabylon, Movieclips

Editor’s note:
The feud started when Bill Murray made a rude comment about Chevy Chase’s marriage to Jacqueline Carlin, Chase bashed Murray’s physical appearance and they got into a brawl.

#14 I know this is movies but in GoT Leana headey, (Cersei) and the actor who plays Bron, previously dated and f*****g despised each other. The had to do some rewrites and in one of the final episodes, in the dragon pit, Brons character sees Cersei walk in and sit down and he just goes, “come on pod, let’s go have a drink.” And walks off.

Image source: CO_PC_Parts, GameofThrones

#15 Julia Roberts and [take your pick].

Image source: The_Mr_Wilson, British Vogue

Editor’s note:
Julia Roberts had a reputation for being a little bit difficult to work with, especially during her early career. There are rumors that she clashed with nearly all of her co-stars.

#16 Not a movie, but on the show I Love Lucy, William Frawley and Vivian Vance played a married couple and absolutely loathed each other IRL.

Image source: Fox0r, Desilu Productions

Editor’s note:
A feud started with Vivian being unhappy with the age difference between them, which turned into mutual dislike.

#17 I completely believe that Hill and Mintz-Plasse didn’t like each other. Did we see the same movie? Seth Rogen said that their irl tension is part of why they cast the guy as McLovin.

Image source: whitepangolin, Movieclips

#18 You wouldn’t know it from the onscreen results, but Richard Gere and Debra Winger apparently didn’t get along at all filming “An Officer and a Gentleman.”.

Image source: Mst3Kgf, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

#19 Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep’s Kramer Vs Kramer feud is legendary.

Image source: Internal-Mud-3311, Movieclips

Editor’s note:
While filming one of the argument scenes Dustin slapped Meryl, which was improvised. Later, Meryl voiced that she believes that Dustin overstepped the line with his violent behavior.

#20 Depp/Angelina Jolie in The Tourist.

Image source: jgpalanca, moviemaniacsDE

Editor’s note: Both of the actors were annoyed by each other due to various reasons.

Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot Johnny

Editor’s note:
Tony Curtis has made a derogatory comment about kissing Marilyn.

#21 Bill Murray and Lucy Liu supposedly hate each other, after he played her mentor in the *Charlie’s Angels* movies.

Image source: Xeynon, Movieclips

Editor’s note:
There’s gossip that Bill Murray told Lucy Liu “You can’t act!”

Brent Spiner said that the cat who played Data’s pet Spot on *Star Trek: The Next Generation* was “the worst actor he ever worked with”.

#22 Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in the Wrestler. They would have people stand in for each other whenever possible during dialogue scenes so that they didn’t have to be around each other for a moment longer than necessary.

Image source: rodentius, KinoCheck Archive

#23 Susan Sarandon hated Tim Curry on the set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can see the moment during “You Better Wise Up, Janet Weiss” where she legit knees him in the balls when running away from him on the stairs. She saw her chance and took it. They definitely weren’t friends on camera either but they do qualify as lovers in that movie.

Image source: MrPresident2020, Movieclips

#24 Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny definitely have had tense periods. They seemed friendly a while back (Gillian joining him on stage on his tour) but apparently they are ‘feuding’ again. During the X-Files years they were definitely not friendly and it came out in interviews. .

Image source: mablegrable, The X-Files

#25 During filming of The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did not get along. Ironic enough, they ended up dating each other after filming.

Image source: TheCosmicFailure, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Mad Max Fury Road: Not necessarily best friends in the film. But Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron did not get along in the beginning of filming. Charlize said that she was frustrated with how cold and stand offish Tom was BTS.

Edit: I was wrong for the reason between Charlize and Tom. Please look at Stinkycheese response to my comment.

Stinkycheese clarified in the comments that: “That’s not at all what Charlize said.  And “cold and standoffish” is definitely not how Hardy was described.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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