They are always smiling and in a very good mood in the spotlight. On the set they are under the influence of the characters they play. But, how do the actors behave when they are not in front of the camera ?
In this article we are going to talk about some of the most famous rivalries and conflicts in Hollywood, who’s motives, more or less justified, remained in Hollywood history.
Bette Davis – Joan Crawford
One of the most popular rivalries from Hollywood’s classic period, is the conflict between MGM “queen” and Warner Bros “golden girl”, Betty Davis, a conflict that spread over many decades. The conflict was triggered by Crawford’s wish to get Davis closer to her. She practically bombed her with gifts however her refusal offended her thus becoming enemies.
Although they stared together in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, and the movie was a big success, the two continued their fight for Hollywood supremacy. Their conflict grew so much that, in 1977, when Joan Crawford died, Bette Davis said that maybe Heaven really exists but if Joan Craword is there she refuses to go.
Charlie Sheen – Sean Young
The Blade Runner actress stared alongside Charlie Sheen in 1987 when they were Wall Street set partners. Unhappy that Darryl Hannah received a more important part in the movie, Young started a campaign to have producers switch roles between the two. Her initiatives was not liked by her set partners, and Charlie Sheen expressed this in … some not so nice words.
Werner Herzog – Klaus Kinski
Their movies are considered true masterpieces of European movie industry, but their partnership was not without incidents. It seems that the two have been friends ever since childhood, but their relationship was intense, according to Herzog’s documentary in 1999 named My Best Friend.
On the set of Aguirre, Herzog aimed his weapon on Kinski because he threatened to leave the production before the finish. Before this incident, the actor shot one of the extras.
The two worked together again in 1982 on a movie named Fitzcarraldo. Herzog tried to kill Kinski in his sleep, setting his house on fire! Just a regular day at the office for the two.
Spike Lee – Clint Eastwood
Eastwood’s reply to Spike Lee’s comments according to which Clint Eastwood should have used more black actors in his movies was pretty acid.
Eastwood said that Lee lost his minds and if he doesn’t know his U.S. history very well he should shut up.
This racial conflict caused quite a stir in the media in 2008.
Shannen Doherty – Alyssa Milano
For two seasons, two of Charmed protagonists, Milano and Doherty, got along just fine! But time has worked against them and Doherty became jealous that Milano’s popularity increases.
The situation got worse when the third season started and Paramount studios hired a mediator to calm the spirits between the two. As Doherty left the show after the third season, it’s clear that this attempt was useless however bad mouths are saying that Milano forced the producers to choose between her and Doherty.
Peter Sellers – Orson Welles
There was a fierce rivalry between these two titans, fueled by their volcanic tempers. It seems that one of the reason was pretty childish. It was about the fact that Queen Margaret paid more attention to wells during her Casino Royale ( 1967 ) set visit, although Sellers expected the Queen to pay more attention to him given that they were old friends.
Bill Murray – Lucy Liu McG director
McG ( Terminator Salvation, Charlie’s Angels ) will probably never want to work with Bill Murray again. The director revealed that during the shooting at Charlie’s Angels he was hit in the head by Bill.
Murray’s violence was not only physical but also verbal. He also commented on Lucy Liu’s acting skills however he did it in such a manner that he made Lucy cry.
Tony Curtis – Marilyn Monroe
Although they had an affair during the Some Like it Hot movie in 1959, the actor was not shy to say that when kissing Marilyn Monroe it was like kissing Hitler.
Tony Curtis had enough reasons to say this. Marilyn Monroe was often late at work and she always mixed her lines.
Angelina Jolie – Jennifer Aniston
If the fight for Brad Pitt’s heart was finally won by Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston tried to win professionally. In 2008, she made more money than Jolie and there was always a competition between the two on the red carpet.
The media speculated too much on the Jolie-Aniston rivalry however the dispute never escalated to comments between the two actresses.
However one thing is for sure. Jennifer Aniston hasn’t got over the fact that Angelina Jolie stole her husband.