Hollywood Pariahs: 12 Actors So Notoriously Difficult To Work With Hollywood Won’t Hire Them


While they may be seasoned actors, they are no team players. Some of them do get projects every now and then but most of Hollywood has distanced themselves from these actors.

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Lindsay Lohan

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The Mean Girls star apparently has a hard time adhering to a schedule. Her Canyons co-star James Deen termed Lohan’s personality as a “child lashing out”. Lohan is also notorious for her constant partying and goofiness.

Jennifer Lopez

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Lopez has a long list of demands that need to be met if she is to appear in a movie. The demands include a helicopter on stand-by, a speedboat, and diamond encrusted headphones to drown out the sound of the boat. She also demands an entire hotel floor be booked for her and lashes out at hotel employees for not having her favorite grapefruit and lime blossom candles by Jo Malone, costing 500 dollars each. She does not even talk to her attendants directly, asking her assistant to speak on her behalf despite her being face to face with them.

Thomas Gibson

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Gibson has some serious anger management issues. The Criminal Minds star was fired after he kicked a writer on the shin because of creative differences. In 2010, he shoved an assistant director according to a TMZ report.

Katherine Heigl

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Undoubtedly Heigl is a wonderful actor. But she is a little to demanding on set, more so than the crew could handle. She also bad mouths the projects during promotions if she does not like her character in the script. She called Knocked Up “sexist” and Grey’s Anatomy as “unworthy” of award nominations.

Charlie Sheen

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Sheen’s legendary fall from grace was once the talk of H-Town. He had massive creative differences with the writers of Two And a Half Men. He also allegedly forced the show-runner to fire Selma Blair because she called him out as a “menace” on sets.

Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis makes it look like he is a pretty chill dude. But the guy can be a pain in the butt at times. Kevin Smith, said that working with Willis was “soul-crushing” on the sets of Cop Out. Many other directors have given similar statements regarding the actor in the past.

Sharon Stone

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Stone is known to throw fits like a 12 year old girl if she does not get what she wants on film sets. During the filming of A Golden Boy, she repeatedly left the shoot to go on shopping trips using the production credit card. Her violent feud with William Baldwin led to the former biting the latter’s tongue so hard during a scene that Baldwin couldn’t speak for weeks.

Shia Labeouf

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Apparently Labeouf’s method acting gets under everyone’s skin. During the sets of Fury, Brad Pitt, who was actually very excited for working with LaBeuof, quickly lost interest. The former Transformers star’s acting techniques do not bode well with many. His recent racist and sexual assault allegations have only escalated the case.

Mel Gibson

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A screenwriter who wished to remain anonymous said Gibson was openly anti-Semitic to Jewish crew members. He would go on long racist tirades and threats about killing his ex-girlfriend. Everyone from Walter Cronkite to John Lennon, Gibson abused them all on sets and he was vocally unapologetic.

Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe has reportedly a legendarily bad temper. he would regularly shout at his scrip-writers, abusing them in phone calls while discussing the story. While filming Gladiator, Crowe allegedly threatened a seasoned producer and said that he would kill him with his bare hands because he is annoying the hell out of him.

Edward Norton

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Norton has a habit of hindering the movie’s creative process. He regularly asks the Directors to have final say in post production. It was his insistence on editing The Incredible Hulk that led to Marvel Studios distancing themselves from The Fight Club star.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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It seems like Paltrow suffers from a massive inferiority complex. Any actor who threatens her monopoly in a film or even slightly overshadows her character, Gwyneth Paltrow goes out of her way to avoid and ridicule them. During the filming of Iron Man 2, Paltrow never ever spoke to Scarlett Johansson. She did that in a lot of other movie projects. Most actors in the industry hate her and refuse to work with her.


Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.