Method actors can be a paragon of commitment. But they can also be unbelievable douchebags. While his method has won him three Oscar winners, it probably hasn’t won Daniel Day-Lewis many friends.
The actor has played a wheelchair-bound character for “For My Left Foot” and refused to walk on his own two legs even when the cameras weren’t rolling. How did he get around the set? He forced some crew members to wheel him around. People also got a taste of his bad temper on the set of “There Will Be Blood,” where he drove his co-star, Kel O’Neill, off the production, being unable to act alongside his antics. O’Neill was eventually replaced by Paul Dano.
Chevy Chase Had to Get Thrown Out of SNL
Not many people know that, but Chevy Chase had a pretty early start in comedy in one season of "Saturday Night Live." Why just one? Well, because he was unbearable to work with.
He didn't get along with many of the other cast and crew members. His poor people skills followed him years later into the TV show "Community." It took him no time to get into a feud with the creators of the show, call it "mediocre," and leave the show altogether.
Someone's Been Sleeping In My Bed!
Okay, this may be a little unfair because he has since changed his ways, but for a long period of time in the 90s, Robert Downey Jr. was completely different. With his substance abuse problems, it's no wonder he's rubbed some people off the wrong way.
The highlight of it was one night in July 1996 when he wandered into his neighbor's house by mistake, took off his clothes, and got into their kid's bed. Police were called, and the actor was handcuffed and taken to his actual home, where he proceeded to make funny faces at the neighbors' kids. Downey Jr. has since sought help and apologized.
Sean Connery Made the Wrong Kind of Noise
When you think of the late Sean Connery, you think of elegance and grace and definitely imagine him as being one of those incredibly nice neighbors who would bring you a basket of scones to welcome you to the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it appears that his neighbors didn't think so.
Back in 2005, Connery's neighbors sued him for $30 million. Why? Well, apparently, his downstairs Townhouse neighbors weren't happy with him renovating and the subsequent noise. Connery countersued, but the litigious game was brought to an end when the judge issued a ruling preventing either party from filing any more lawsuits.
Christian Bale Is a Ticking Timebomb
Christian Bale is a devoted actor. A little too devoted if you ask us. It appears that he takes his craft so seriously to the point people might not want to work with him anymore.
Meltdowns on set are pretty frequent when he is around. The most high-profile one was when he was filming "Terminator Salvation." He kept dropping F-bombs as if he was getting paid for them and wouldn't stop shouting at the director of photography after he accidentally stepped into his line of vision while shooting one of the scenes. How about some anger management, Christian?