Often, when making a movie, people hope for everyone to get along for the sake of a nice working environment. But sometimes co-workers just don’t get along. Celebrity egos get in the way, or people have different visions and so they butt heads.
Once things get to a boiling point, it has some surprising outcomes. Some actors end up storming off set, others get fired and recast, or storylines are changed in order to explain why someone is no longer around. So when has this happened? Here are 15 celebrity feuds that changed the direction of popular movies. Two celebs fought so much, they never even shared a scene (page 9)!
1. Crispin Glover vs. producers — Back to the Future Part II
The conflict: Crispin wanted to see a different ending for the franchise
The actor played young George McFly in Back to the Future. But he couldn’t see eye to eye with the producers of how to move forward with the franchise in the sequel. “I was asking questions that the producers, director didn’t like,” Crispin Glover said on the Opie and Anthony Show. “There was a different end … I had questions about it, and it did get changed.”
So Glover was replaced by Jeffrey Weissman for the movie. To add insult to injury, they tried to make Weissman look like Glover. “They had taken the moulds of my face from the old age make-up from the original movie,” said Glover, “and put another actor into prosthetics that were made from my face, and interspliced with a very small amount of footage of me from the original movie in order to fool audiences into thinking I was in the movie.”
The actor sued Universal Pictures for using his likeness, and they ended up settling, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The amount that was given to Glover was reported to be $760,000.
Next: This comedian was recast in the sequel because he didn’t along with his co-star.