What do you get when one puts together a group of great actors and great writers and directors? New Movie? Certainly, this is certainly one possible outcome. But the other thing that emerges from the mix is a lot of drama. Sometimes, most professional actors and directors are able to ignore their differences and focus their energies on their projects. However, there are instances where the tension or silliness between the cast and/or crew is very apparent. Here are ten behind-the-scenes moments that were even more exciting than the actual movie.
10 Fight in the Jungle – Apocalypse Now (1979)
Based on Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novel Heart of DarknessAnd End of the world now It’s a very disturbing epic war movie. The behind-the-scenes events may not be as terrifying as the horror on screen, but they certainly left a scar on the cast and crew. Martin Sheen, who portrays Captain Willard, really threw himself into the role, with little regard for his health. For example, in one scene, he opens his hand after punching a mirror. In addition, shooting in the jungle is not easy; The actor even suffered a heart attack and a helicopter took him to the hospital. On the one hand, director Francis Ford Coppola had Sheen, who was extremely dedicated to his role. Whereas, on the other hand, the director had to deal with Marlon Brando, who plays Colonel Kurtz, who would show up on set without any of his lines being read. Coppola then dictates Brando through the scene.
9 Wild Behavior – Don’t Worry Baby (2022)
Contrary to what the title suggests, do not worry my love It brought with it a lot of worries. Those who have been active on social media may have gotten a few glimpses of the behind-the-scenes drama that went on with the movie. Starting with the love triangle between director Olivia Wilde, her former longtime partner Jason Sudeikis, and Harry Styles. There is speculation that Styles and Wilde had an on-set affair before the two revealed their relationship publicly. In addition, there was evident tension between Wilde and Florence Poe. Pugh and Wilde never seem to meet eye to eye when it comes to the movie. A video posted by former cast member Shia LaBeouf also revealed that Wilde refers to Pugh with an intense nickname in a caring tone. While Pugh has remained silent on her end about what really happened behind the scenes, she revealed in an interview that she didn’t like how her entire performance was reduced to sex scenes.
8 Jake Gyllenhaal Almost Played Spider-Man – Spider-Man 1 & 2 (2002, 2004)
From the beginning, it appears that the Spider Man The live-action trilogy was designed for the behind-the-scenes drama. For example, production and release of the first film were held up for about 25 years due to licensing and financial issues. For all its problems, it was a hit, leading to two more sequels. Spider-Man 2 It also had its fair share of roadblocks. Chief among them was Tobey Maguire’s back injury. The horrific back injury was so bad that the crew considered taking it Jake Gyllenhaal for the rest of the scenes. Fortunately, they were able to work something out and complete the shoot for it Spider-Man 2.
7 Spiked Clam Chowder – Titanic (1997)
Spiked clam chowder on the set of James Cameron Titanic It was the biggest scope within Hollywood in 1996. According to reports, the cast and crew (with the exception of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who didn’t have any scenes on the Canadian set) suffered a PCP overdose. The cast and crew were piled into pickup trucks and taken to the emergency room, where they spent most of the night. According to reports, when James Cameron revealed there was something in the food, he forced himself to vomit. During the investigation of the accident, the culprit was never really found. Talk about a wild night!
6 Wiseau’s One Man Crew – The Room (2003)
Once in a while, one will come across a film that makes one wonder how such a work got into production. Tommy Wiseau the room An example of this work. The movie was a bomb at the box office but has gained huge popularity over the years. Many called it a movie that’s so bad it’s good. It is also referred to as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” by a film studies professor. What makes the movie so weird is that Wiseau was the producer, director, writer, and actor of the movie. To add to the ridiculousness, Wiseau continually forgets his lines, despite him being the one who wrote them. Moreover, the crews were not only forced into their roles, but also had to work under harsh conditions.
5 Jared Leto, the real Joker – Suicide Squad (2016)
After the tragic death of Heath Ledger, Jared Leto He had big shoes to fill when he took on the role of the Joker in David Ayer suicide squad. With the release of the film, it became clear that Ayer made the right choice in casting Leto, who is known in the industry for his antics in acting. Apparently, Leto’s antics aren’t just limited to his acting. The actor himself has admitted that he sent bullets, dead rats, and used condoms to his fellow castmates as jokes, which certainly doesn’t rank as appropriate workplace behavior.
4 Lost Cause – The Island of Doctor Moreau (1996)
Based on the classic H.G. Wells novel of the same name, Doctor Moreau Island It was a nightmare to shoot. The film went through two different directors, Richard Stanley and then John Frankenheimer, multiple cast changes, and some rather rough weather.
The behind the scenes were so shocking that they led to a separate documentary, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of the Island of Doctor Moreau by Richard Stanleywhich highlights Stanley’s experience with film. It is revealed that Val Kilmer was primarily responsible for disobeying and undermining Stanley, which leads him to quit the project. Additionally, actor Marlon Brando, who was grieving his daughter’s suicide, had to cut his lines or feed him through an earpiece.
3 Snipes, Marijuana, and Post-Its – Blade: Trinity (2004)
Fans will unanimously agree Triple blade It’s the worst movie ever code Triple. From direction to acting to plot, it’s all about the third code The movie was a disappointment. The movie also had plenty of behind-the-scenes drama, most of which was created by lead actor Wesley Snipes. According to co-star Patton Oswalt, Snipes was high on marijuana during most of the time he was on it. Snipes also refused to communicate with director David S. Goyer, calling him a racist and only communicated with him through sticky notes or through his assistant. Snipes also referred to co-star Ryan Reynolds as a “cracker.” No wonder all these problems led to this mess Triple blade.
2 From Guillermo del Toro to Peter Jackson – The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel of the same name, The hobbit The trilogy went through a few changes before hitting the big screens. Many will be surprised to know that the franchise was initially only supposed to have two movies but it was then expanded into a trilogy. In addition, Guillermo del Toro was supposed to direct the trilogy. He joined in 2008 and was part of the development process until 2010, just months before filming began. Peter Jackson, who directed Lord of the rings The films were brought back into the project, and despite all the behind-the-scenes issues, the trilogy worked. It even won two awards including the Houston Film Critics Award for Outstanding Visual Cinematography and the Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
1 Not a Great Experience – Fantastic Four (2015)
Directed by Josh Trank, Fantastic Four is restarting The Magnificent Four franchise. Trank’s initial vision for the film was to create a mix of Sam Raimi’s and David Cronenberg’s styles, with a superhero drama sprinkled with horror. The idea sounded interesting in theory but fell flat when it came to practice. The movie also ran into some problems when plot and cast details were leaked onto the internet. By the time filming began, Trank continued to appear drunk. It was also alleged that the manager had a fight with Miles Teller. Later, Teller revealed his experience Fantastic FuR’s group left him deeply traumatized.