13 Popular Movies That Were Almost Ruined by Explosive On-Set Fights

Posted on May 11, 2016

During the making of these 13 classic movies, huge arguments erupted between actors, directors, and other staff. These feuds almost ruined the release of these 13 films. These movies would have never been released if the crew didn't reach a compromise.

1. Zodiac: A Classic Actor-Director Argument

Zodiac: A Classic Actor-Director Argument
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Jake Gyllenhaal had an extremely hard time during the filming of this movie. David Fincher, the director, made him perform exhausting, multiple takes of many scenes. As many as 10 takes were shot and discarded on purpose, and Gyllenhaal was humiliated by Fincher.

2. Gone Girl: Baseball Cap Logo

Gone Girl: Baseball Cap Logo
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David Fincher also had an argument with Ben Affleck in Gone Girl. In one scene, Affleck wore a cap to disguise himself. During the filming, he was given a Yankees cap, and he refused to do the scene with it since he supported the Red Sox. Fincher didn't want to make the compromise, and the production was delayed. As a solution, Affleck wore a Mets cap.

3. Napoleon Dynamite: The Title Sequence

Napoleon Dynamite: The Title Sequence
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Even though Napoleon Dynamite was filmed in just 22 days, Fox Searchlight, the distributor, pushed the release date because of a bizarre error. They ordered the crew to re-do the ID card shot in the title sequence because a hangnail was seen on Jon Heder's finger. They considered it to be unhygienic, and the release was delayed for two weeks.

4. The Shining: Stanley Kubrick vs. Shelley Duvall

The Shining: Stanley Kubrick vs. Shelley Duvall
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Kubrick put Duvall in a stressful position on purpose. She was horribly treated during the filming because Kubrick wanted her character to seem extremely hysteric. She had to shoot as many as 150 takes for several scenes, and Kubrick made her suffer. She broke down, but she stayed until the movie was completed.
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