17 times an actor hated or loved a director he worked with


Difficult experience on set: James Cameron

Cameron may be known for directing iconic films like Titanic, Terminator, When Avatar, but he also has quite the reputation for his demanding behavior on set. Kate Winslet famously shared her experience on set. titanic, This included a long and demanding filming schedule, nearly drowning and even suffering from hypothermia from being submerged in cold water.


Amazing On-Set Experience: Jordan Peele

of Get out When we The director gets a lot of accolades from the people he works with. In an interview with The Washington Post, Keke Palmer described what it was like to work with Peele on the set of their latest film. No: “He’s very thoughtful and has something to say,” she said. “He empowers other people on set. He has a clear vision, but the people he hires I trust in….it’s a really cool and truly collaborative process.”


Also a great on-set experience: Sofia Coppola

Sophia, the daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola, lost in translation, Marie AntoinetteWhen bling ring. In an interview shared by Netflix, Kirsten Dunst shared how she worked with Coppola in the ’90s. Virgin Suicides Especially when Hollywood producers tried to “cure” her teeth as a young actor, “empowering” her.


A Challenging On-Set Experience: Michael Bay

Megan Fox didn’t hold back when it came to criticizing her allegedly demanding transformers Director: “He’s like Napoleon and wants to create a reputation for this insane, notorious madman. He wants to be like Hitler on set,” she told Wonderland Magazine.


Amazing On-Set Experience: Tim Burton

Working at Burton Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, “It’s a happy set,” star Eva Green told Parade. Ella Purnell also added how fun and spontaneous it was to work with Burton — like when he once brought a squirt gun to the set.

and Danny DeVito, who worked with Burton on movies like dumbo When batman returns shared a deep appreciation and admiration for Burton and his work. “It’s emotional when you think about how much you care about him.”


Difficult experience on set: David Fincher

The director, known for his “perfectionist” tendencies, was tense with Jake Gyllenhaal on set. Zodiacincluding the time he had Gyllenhaal do over 30 three-second scenes. Robert Downey Jr. apparently called Fincher a “disciplinary.”


Amazing on-set experience: Chloé Zhao

Cho revealed that he only had Harry Styles in mind when it came to casting him as Eros/Starfox. Eternals After they heard about his casting, they cast him at a Harry Styles concert in London. And I was like, “Is that even a question?!” It is interesting. He had his own little private room in London and had a front row seat in the lounge. Some Eternals went and it was great.”


A Challenging On-Set Experience: Oliver Stone

While promoting the George W. Bush biopic, W.upon view, Richard Dreyfuss, who played Dick Cheney, criticized the film, calling Stone a “fascist”. Stone referred to Dreyfus’ comments, claiming that working with the actor was “the single worst experience” he had ever had. “I took him outside and read the Riot Act. I was like, ‘You’re going to read these f-ing cue cards. Read them, this scene is over.’ Yes, I was a fascist.”


Great Set Experience: Steven Spielberg

In his memoir, independent edEdward Burns shared his experience working with the Academy Award-winning director Private Ryan, He focused on how he allowed actors to make mistakes to work out their own processes, rather than pressure them to get right right away.Burnes, according to Business Insider “He allowed us a few takes to figure things out for ourselves,” he wrote.The actor said he learned that being a director is ‘to know’ through his work with Spielberg when give direction. ”


Difficult experience on set: Terrence Malick

rear new worldChristopher Plummer vowed never to work with Malick again. At Newsweek’s annual Oscar roundtable in 2012, Plummer criticized Malick for his dominant methods during filmmaking, including rewriting the script. “Until it sounds terribly pretentious,” he said.


Amazing on-set experience: Ryan Coogler

of black panther The director, who had a team of women on set in a leading role, was well received by the crew. In an interview with The New York Times, costume his designer Ruth E. Carter praised Coogler’s collaborative stance. “We cut out all the usual male-dominated bureaucracy that might require you to outrun the conversation or be the leader of an idea,” she said. You don’t have to be intimidating to tell.

and before that black panther At the 2018 premiere, director Ava DuVernay praised Coogler and shared what it’s like to work so close to each other. “We talked on many walks, in editing bay. About our films, our dreams. Tonight, he comes true. On the way to the #BlackPanther premiere, my family, extraordinary director. My heart goes out to #RyanCoogler!”

We spent eight months editing the film across the hall. We talked on many walks, at Edit Bay. About our movies, about our dreams. Tonight he will come true. On the way to the #BlackPanther premiere, my heart goes out to my family, the extraordinary director #RyanCoogler!

Twitter: @ava


A difficult experience on set: Ridley Scott

A self-proclaimed ‘tough nut’, Scott famously got nervous with Harrison Ford during filming blade runnerAdditionally, the director’s perfectionist ways meant long and tiring filming days, with the cast and crew working over 50 nights. “It took weeks to get into full vampire mode,” Ford said, according to Vanity Fair.


Amazing On-Set Experience: Joel and Ethan Coen (AKA The Coen Brothers)

from brother, where are you? To Good luck, Caesar! George Clooney has worked with the famous brothers on several projects and has many positive things to say about them. Yes, and most of all, I enjoy working with them.Whenever they call, I just say,” he told Variety.


A Challenging On-Set Experience: Stanley Kubrick

Scatman Crothers’ famous “Shining” speech to a young Danny Torrance was shot miserably because of Kubrick. The director had Crothers do over 100 takes before he was satisfied.


Amazing on-set experience: JJ Abrams

In an interview with Cinemablend, Daisy Ridley spoke about how supportive Abrams is as a director. As for Rei’s storyline, he was even open to her opinion. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. “The great thing about JJ is that I felt such authority from the beginning….he always listened to me, even when it was mostly wrong.” We tried things out, different lines and whatever it was, it always felt new, and it felt like everyone was really involved in the collaboration process.


Difficult experience on set: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Inaritus ghost It may have won multiple Oscars, but filming the film was brutal.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew suffered a lot, including shooting in freezing temperatures, firing crews and ending production prematurely. had to deal with the challenges of One crew member called the making of the film a “living hell.”


Amazing on-set experience: Ava DuVernay

Storm Reid said of her experience working with her mentor, DuVernay, wrinkles of time While chatting with Bustle. “…we had the most amazing days together,” she said. I could see that they had great love and passion.”

the cast of queen sugar She also expressed her endless appreciation for DuVernay in an interview with OWN, highlighting her passion for her work and her attentiveness to the needs of the cast and crew on set. Nicholas Ash, who plays Micah West, said, “She’s sensitive to actors, but she’s also sensitive to what production assistants need in a DP. She’s everywhere at once and being part of it is magical.” It’s like.”

Did any of these on-set experiences blow your mind? Who are your favorite or least favorite directors to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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