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20 Feuds That Changed The Direction Of Movies And TV

Sometimes a finished movie might look fantastic, but that in no way means that the journey to getting there was easy.

There can be production issues, people getting injured on set, or worst of all: celebrity feuds.

In fact, sometimes the feuds were so bad that it completely changed the direction of the film!

1. Chevy Chase Vs. The World


TV Show: Community

There was a reason his character was abruptly taken off the show. He was abusive, he was inappropriate and just generally a terrible guy to be around.

Dan Harmon has talked about these actions on many different occasions.

2. Meryl Streep vs. Dustin Hoffman

Columbia Pictures

Movie: Kramer Vs Kramer

Apparently, Hoffman was pretty inappropriate on set. He touched her breast the first time they met.

He even slapped her in real life, and it made it into the movie! So his changes to the movie were improvised, and they were all terrible.

3. Vin Diesel vs. Dwayne Johnson


Movie: The Fate Of The Furious

The Rock seems like a cool guy, but he and Vin Diesel just could not get along while filming The Fate Of The Furious.

So The Rock went his own way in his spin-off movie.

4. Val Kilmer vs. Richard Stanley

New Line Cinema

Movie: The Island of Dr. Moreau

Turns out that Val Kilmer was being a very bad boy on set and the director didn't take it too well.

However, shockingly, Richard Stanley, the director, was the one who was fired from the set!

5. Megan Fox vs. Michael Bay


Movie: Transformers

We all know about this one. Megan Fox compared Michael Bay to a Nazi, saying he was a man who made his actors work pretty darn hard.

She was booted out of the series after that.

6. Harrison Ford vs. Ridley Scott

Warner Bros.

Movie: Blade Runner

Yes, even some of the best Sci-Fis of all time can have some bad behind-the-scenes feuds.

Like the one with Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott, who both disagreed about the plot of the film.

And it all came down to one important question...

Warner Bros.

Is Rick Deckard a replicant?

Ridley Scott wanted it to be yes, Harrison Ford wanted it to be no.

Even when Ridley Scott put in hints to make it his way, Ford got pissed off.

7. Sylvester Stallone vs. Bruce Willis


Movie: The Expendables 2

I guess we should expect this much testosterone in a movie like The Expendables. Stallone wanted Willis in the third installment, but Bruce Willis wanted more money.

So, he was written out and replaced by Harrison Ford.

8. Terrence Howard vs. Robert Downey Jr.


Movie: Iron Man (and possibly Iron Man 2)

The story of Terrence Howard in the MCU goes as such:

Marvel wanted to give more money to RDJ, so according to Howard...

They cut some of his.


He made a fuss, and in the next movie, he was replaced by Don Cheadle.

He's been pretty angry about it as well and hasn't worked with Marvel or Robert Downey Jr. since.

9. Bill Murray vs. Lucy Liu

Columbia Pictures

Movie: Charlie's Angels

Originally, Murray played Bosley in the 2000s remake of Charlie's Angels.

But once he told Lucy Liu she couldn't act, he was replaced by Bernie Mac in the sequel.

10. Crispin Glover Vs. The Producers

Universal Pictures

Movie: Back To The Future Part II

This was one of those times an actor was unsuccessful at changing their movie due to their different tastes. But something still changed.

Crispin Glover (young George McFly) didn't like the direction the Back To The Future movies were taking.

He went on the 'Opie and Anthony Show' and he had something to say about the movie.

Universal Pictures

“I was asking questions that the producers, director didn’t like. There was a different end…I had questions about it."

In the end, Glover was replaced by Jeffrey Weissman, who didn't ask too many questions.

11. Val Kilmer vs. Joel Schumacher


Movie: Batman Forever.

Ever wonder why Clooney replaced Kilmer in the Schumacher Batman series?

Well, as it turns out that the director found Kilmer to be “childish and impossible," so he was booted off.

12. Norman Mailer vs. Rip Torn


Movie: Maidstone

These two literally fought on screen.

The two of them hated each other so much that when it came time for their fight scene, Norman Mailer actually ended up biting Torn on the ear (which wasn't in the script).

13. Sean Young vs. Warren Beatty


Movie: Dick Tracy

We know now that Tess Trueheart is played by Glenne Headly, but apparently Sean Young was supposed to play that role.

Trouble is, she was fired before she could take the role.

Apparently, she didn't get along that well with Warren Beatty.


In fact, she said she was fired because she rejected Beatty's sexual advances.

He, of course, has denied this.

14. Steve McQueen vs. Paul Newman


Movie: The Towering Inferno

This legendary duo feuded for one reason and one reason only: Screen time.

It seems that Steve McQueen actually had a lot of respect for his co-star...

But refused to have fewer lines than him.


In fact, McQueen even demanded that his role in the movie be expanded.

Unfortunately, this tends to be an issue with actors. The movie was pretty good though, so there's that.

15. Wesley Snipes vs. The World


Movie: Blade: Trinity

It was the third installment of the Blade series, and our boy Wesley Snipes was not making friends anytime soon.

He was literally feuding with anyone who would listen.

Apparently, there were times when he wouldn't even say the lines. According to Patton Oswalt:


“A lot of the lines that Ryan Reynolds has were just a result of Wesley not being there. We would all just think of things for him to say and then cut to Wesley’s face not doing anything because that’s all we could get from him.”

So the movie was not as expressive as they wanted it to be.

16. Richard Gere vs. Sylvester Stallone


Movie: The Lords of Flatbush

Yes, Richard Gere was supposed to be in The Lords Of Flatbush, and we can blame Sylvester Stallone for why he isn't in it.

Stallone and Gere fought, and it got so bad that at one point, Stallone pushed Gere out of a moving car.


That's when Sylvester went up to the director and said: "it's either me or Gere."

The director replaced Chico with Perry King.

17. Al Franken vs. Fred Silverman


TV Show: Saturday Night Live

Lorne Micheals was set to take a break from running SNL back in the day.

He thought that the best person to take over in his absence would be Al Franken.

After all, Franken was one of the lead writers on the show, and he knew the whole cast as well.


But then came the segment: "A Limo for a Lame-o."

This sketch eviscerated NBC head, Fred Silverman, showing that the network had some of the worst ratings on TV, etc, etc.

So, needless to say, Franken was chewed out and fired.


The producer position was taken over by Jean Doumanian, a whole new cast was brought on, and SNL proceeded to have one of its worst years ever.

Lorne Michaels was back the next year with a new cast.

18. Charlie Sheen vs. Chuck Lorre


TV Show: Two and A Half Men.

We all remember this one, right?

Remember when Charlie Sheen was going on about "winning" and "tiger blood" while on a ridiculous amount of illegal substances?

Well, while he was doing all that, he also insulted showrunner Chuck Lorre, which meant he had to be fired.


As we all know, his character was killed off and replaced with Ashton Kutcher.

19. Dan Harmon Vs. The Network


TV Show: Community

First, he feuded with Chevy Chase. He actually got everyone at a wrap party to chant "F you Chevy" and Chase responded by sending him a very nasty voicemail!

A very nasty voicemail that Harmon played live on his podcast.

Not only that, but Harmon was also notorious for arguing with the Network at every chance he got. He eventually was canned, and we were subjected to the worst season of Community of all time: season 4.

He then came back for Season 5.

20. Francis Ford Coppola Vs. Robert Duvall


Movie: The Godfather Part III

As per usual, this disagreement came down to money.

Robert Duvall knew that the only reason they were making Godfather Part 3 was for the money.

And at first, he was okay with that.


Until he realized that he was going to make four times less than Al Pacino.

That's when negotiations started and failed, which is why his character, Tom Hagen, was killed off between films.