Megan Fox Vs Michael Bay
Battle of the ’bots became battle of theegos when Meg blabbed abouther director’s tyrannical tendencies: “He wants to be like Hitler on set.”
Bay shot back: “Nobody knew about Megan Fox until I put her in Transformers.”
They seemto have made up since (“Her crazy quips are part of her crazy charm,” Bay blogged) but looks like he’s treading carefully now T3 has started shooting, stating: “Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture.”
Bette Davis Vs Joan Crawford
It’s the Hiroshima of cat fights: two belles knocking seven bells out of each other.
It began with jealous sniping (Davis: “Crawford’s slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”) before onscreen bitch slaps in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Not even Crawford’s funeral could end the hostilities. “Well, the bitch is dead!” was Davis’ icy epitaph.
Marlon Brando vs Frank Sinatra
The singer called Brando “Mumbles”; the actor compared Sinatra’s crooning to a “castrated rooster”.
Things peaked on Guys And Dolls when Brando was jumped by two goons who threatened to carve up his face.
“I shit my pants, they put the fear of God in me.” Sinatra’s Mafia mates? Brando thought so. He never bad-mouthed him again.
ridley scott Vs the blade runner crew
Hard-nosed British director punishes American crew: Ridley Scott’s demanding shooting schedule and no-nonsense approach didn’t win friends on the Warner’s back-lot.
After Scott made an off-hand comment in the press about being called “Guv’nor” by respectful British crews, the Americans had T-shirts printed reading “Yes Guv’nor, kiss my ass”.
Scott responded with his own T-shirt slogan: “Xenophobia sucks”.
Werner Herzog vs Klaus Kinski
Maverick German filmmaker Herzog takes best mate turned arch-enemy Klaus Kinski into the Peruvian rainforest for Aguirre, Wrath Of God , the tempestuous duo’s first collaboration.
When Kinski tries todesert, Herzog threatens to shoot him before turning the gun on himself: “The bastard understood it was not a joke.”
Kinski snapped back: “Huge red ants should piss into his lying eyes, gobble uphis balls, penetrate his asshole and eat his guts.”
Walter Matthau vs Barbra Streisand
Hello, Dolly!, goodbye professionalism: Matthau and Streisand clashed on their musical after she offered him some unwelcome acting tips.
When she nudged one place above him in the top 10 of boxoffice, star Matthau was livid.
“Can you imagine being under Barbra Streisand?” he grumped. “Get me a bag. Imay throw up…”
Val Kilmer vs Marlon Brando
‘Difficult’ barely begins to describe The Island Of Dr Moreau ’s infamous production.
Rumours of Kilmer’s on-set strops (including waving a cigarette near acameraman’s sideburns) led to abust-up with Brando, who told him: “You confuse your talent with the sizeof your paycheque.”
James Cameron vs The Aliens Crew
Hard-nosed Canadian director punishes British crew…
Pissed off by the constant union-enforced breaks at Pinewood, Cameron had the crew’s beloved tea trolley mashed into a cube of twisted metal.
“If you don’t shape up, we’ll fire the whole crew,” he yelled.
It wasn’t until True Lies that he made going to the toilet a sackable offence…
Debra Winger vs Shirley Maclaine
“Did you just fart atme?” There was little endearing on Terms Of Endearment as Winger and MacLaine clashed while playing mother and daughter.
Winger’s erratic behaviour annoyed her co-star – especially when she allegedly lifted her skirt and let one rip in MacLaine’s direction. Classy.
When MacLaine won her Oscar for the role she told the Academy: “I deserve this!”
David O. Russell vs George Clooney
You’re making awar movie, you expect some conflict.
Clooney and Russell came toblows on Three Kings over the director’s temper.
Naturally the filmmaker went ballistic: “Why don’t you just worry about your fucked-up acting?! You’re being a dick.You want to hit me? You want to hit me? Come on, pussy, hit me.” Gentleman George smacked him.