Thursday, November 03, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks: Movies in Which Actors Didn't Like Each Other


For the 43rd week of 2022 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We go into the subject of films in which the actors in the film didn’t like each other. Egos often come into play during production where in some cases. It helps the performances while other times it can be disruptive and chaotic leading to all sorts of problems. Here are my three picks:

1. Bette Davis & Celeste Holm-All About Eve
Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s film about an aging actress who takes a fan into her inner circle as an assistant only to then upstage her leading to tension. The film marked a major comeback for Bette Davis yet the production was a major headache for many involved as there was tension between Davis and co-star Celeste Holm who played the role of Davis’ best friend. The two reportedly didn’t like each other as they barely said a word to each other except on set. Still, whatever tension and chaos that was going on in the film did at least result in a great movie.

2. Nick Nolte & Julia Roberts-I Love Trouble
Charles Shyer’s 1994 rom-com about two rival newspaper reporters who reluctantly work together to uncover a mysterious train derailment where so much more is going on. It is a film that obviously isn’t very good as it tried to be outlandish and zany but it felt forced while Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts obviously didn’t have any chemistry. Out of the set, the two clearly didn’t like each other as it added to the chaotic production behind the scenes.

3. Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron-Mad Max: Fury Road
One of the great films of the 21st Century so far marked a major return for George Miller who hadn’t done a live-action feature film in more than 15 years having spent much of the 2000s doing the Happy Feet films. A film that had been in development since 1987 and went through many trials and tribulations until shooting finally began in 2012. Yet, shooting in Namibia with re-shoots a year later in Australia didn’t make things easy for its two leads in Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron due to different acting styles and personalities. Hardy and Theron in a recent interview for Vanity Fair did talk about the tension between the two though both admitted that the intense production added to their issues with one another as both of them admitted faults from each other as they were able to work things out in the end.

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Brittani Burnham said...

I can't believe I didn't think of All About Eve. Such a great movie that I really need to watch again.

ThePunkTheory said...

Oooooh I didn't know about I love Trouble!