CLAIRE DANES AND LEONARDO DICAPRIO – ROMEO + JULIET
They may have played star-crossed lovers on the big screen, but Romeo + Juliet stars Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly hated working with each other during the production of Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare epic. The reason: they were just two different types of people. DiCaprio allegedly hated Danes for being too uptight, while Danes apparently hated DiCaprio for being a cool-guy prankster. Coincidentally, this clash of personalities was basically the setup for every bad Katherine Heigl movie filmed between 2008 and present. Oh well—at least they were able to fake it.
BEA ARTHUR AND BETTY WHITE – THE GOLDEN GIRLS
NICK NOLTE AND JULIA ROBERTS – I LOVE TROUBLE
Rumors that I Love Trouble stars Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts hated each other began before the movie was even released. According to a July 3, 1994, piece in the LA Times, “tempers flared early on, peppered with a few Roberts tantrums along the way … The discord was so intense, the sources say, the two played more to stand-ins than to each other.” To make matters worse, Roberts and Nolte took their hate affair public by dropping one passive-aggressive insult after another in various interviews. With that kind of behavior, it’s no wonder the movie bombed at the box office.
TERI HATCHER AND THE REST OF THE CAST – DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
DEBRA WINGER AND SHIRLEY MACLAINE – TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Much like the mother-daughter characters they played on-screen, Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger reportedly had a very tough time getting along on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Terms of Endearment. Rumors of fighting, both verbally and physically, plagued production. Things eventually got so bad on set that co-star and noted wild man Jack Nicholson, of all people, had to step in and keep the peace. “He was the glue of the production,” Winger told PEOPLE in 1984. MacLaine and Winger’s feud continued after the movie was released thanks to a neck-and-neck Oscar race that MacLaine ultimately won. During her acceptance speech, MacLaine seemingly snuck in one last dig at Winger when she declared, “I deserve this!”
GILLIAN ANDERSON AND DAVID DUCHOVNY – THE X-FILES
DUSTIN HOFFMAN AND MERYL STREEP – KRAMER VS. KRAMER
Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep’s working relationship on the set of the Oscar-winning film Kramer vs. Kramer played out much like the divorced couple they were playing on-screen. Over the years, Streep has been vocal about the intensity that Hoffman brought to each scene, which often startled and upset her. “In [one] scene, he slapped me,” Streep told CBS News in 2012. “When I see the movie [now], I see the imprint of his hand on [my face]—not in the take that they used, but I still see the hand in the previous take…I think [Hoffman is] very, very gifted, [but] it wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had on film.” Hoffman later revealed that his rash behavior was likely due to the emotions stemming from his real-life divorce from actress Anne Byrne.
JAMES FRANCO AND TYRESE GIBSON – ANNAPOLIS
BILL MURRAY AND LUCY LIU – CHARLIE’S ANGELS
If rumors are to be believed, Lucy Liu physically went after Bill Murray on the set of Charlie’s Angels after he flat-out told her she couldn’t act. Though he never flat-out confirmed that particular incident, Murray did confirm rumors of a feud in a 2009 interview he gave to London’s Times. “Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me …” he said. “When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it.” In the end, it’s hard to tell who exactly came out of this feud on top. Bill Murray may have been replaced by Bernie Mac in Charlie’s Angels 2—but Lucy Liu still had to star in Charlie’s Angels 2.