The Most Difficult Actors To Work With


High-profile actors are paid millions of dollars per movie, travel around the world on private jets, dine on gourmet food and have personal assistants who cater to their every whim. So it’s no wonder that some actors develop egos to match their high-maintenance images.

Some actors gain a reputation for being extremely rude or demanding, while others are unreliable, failing to show up for scheduled shoots and there are those who have problems getting along with their fellow cast members, with rumors of feuds and brawls on set. Here are some of those Hollywood superstars whose names come up again and again on the list of difficult to work with.

Bruce Willis

Willis’ acting career took off after he starred in 1980s TV series Moonlighting

Cop Out director Kevin Smith called the Die Hard star unhappy, bitter and mean

His co-star in The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone, tweeted that Willis was greedy and lazy

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf is a method actor, and has avoided showering for weeks on set

His Lawless co-star Mia Wasikowska said that she was on the receiving end of the method

Brad Pitt said the younger actor took his method acting too seriously in WWII movie Fury

Lindsay Lohan

Child star Lindsay Lohan has earned a reputation for her drinking and bad behavior

The Canyons director Paul Schrader said he felt held hostage by Lohan on the set of the 2013 film

Even Oprah Winfrey lost her cool when the Mean Girl and backed out of an interview

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez lives up to her diva image

The 46-year-old’s rider includes demands that everything from linen to flowers are white

Her ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ co-star Cameron Diaz called her a nightmare to work with

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty was fired from TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 because of her bad behavior

Doherty herself admitted to People magazine that she wasn’t always diplomatic

Her Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano has said there were some rough days on set

Russell Crowe

The hunky Australian has a reputation for getting drunk and brawling

The 51-year-old was arrested for throwing a phone at a porter in a New York hotel in 2005

Crowe once threatened to kill Gladiator producer Branko Lustig with his bare hands