11Gene Hackman and Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums)

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Wes Anderson is known for having an easy going demeanor and an uproarious sense of humor. He’s so likable that over the years he’s become good friends with many of the actors he’s worked alongside, including icons like Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. So who would hate this guy?

Gene Hackman, that’s who.

While Mr. Hackman might frequently play a dour curmudgeon in many of his roles, his actual demeanor may not be too far off from the characters he plays. Apparently the actor tried like hell to get out of starring in Wes Anderson’s film The Royal Tenenbaums from the very beginning, when he found out his salary was would be substantially less than other movies he’s been a part in.

From day 1, Hackman set out to make Anderson’s life a living hell on the set of Tenenbaums. He constantly gave the director a stubborn and hostile attitude, even going so far as to tell Anderson at one point to "pull up his pants and act like a man." Harsh words, Mr. Hackman.

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