Top 10 Most Difficult Actors to Work With

Let's face it: even in the glamorous world of Hollywood, not everyone is easy to get along with. While the silver screen often showcases picture-perfect performances, the behind-the-scenes realities can be much more complex. We're diving into the intriguing and sometimes murky world of the most difficult actors to work with.

These actors are not necessarily those who lack talent. On the contrary, many of them are award-winning performers who have delivered some truly iconic roles. But it's also true that their off-screen behavior and on-set antics have earned them quite a reputation. They are the ones known for throwing tantrums, causing delays, or being overly particular about every minute detail, making life on set a bit more complicated than it needs to be.

Some may have a reputation for being overly method in their approach, staying in character even when the cameras stop rolling. Others might have demanding personality traits or specific working styles that clash with co-stars, directors, and crew members. Then there are those who have gained a reputation for their diva-like demands or for creating tense atmospheres on set.

Being difficult to work with doesn't always mean these actors are unprofessional or even unkind. In fact, many of these individuals are simply deeply committed to their craft and have a unique approach to creating the best possible performance. Yet, their methods often mean that co-stars, directors, and crews must navigate a fine line to keep the peace and ensure that the show goes on.
The Top Ten
1 Charlie Sheen Carlos Irwin Estévez, known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League, Hot Shots!, and The Three Musketeers.

Poor Charlie...aliens sucked out his brain.

2 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. He died on July 1, 2004 at the age of 80.

I am shocked at how difficult he is despite being in the best movies of all time.

His arrogance and his voice make me ill...

3 Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.

Considering he played an actor who's hard to work with in the movie Birdman, I think he knows he's difficult to work with.

An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure! Who does this guy think he is? I can't STAND actors like this! Hey Ed, you're playing dress up, not curing cancer!

Why do you think Mark Ruffalo is now the Hulk?

4 Mike Myers Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer, who also holds British and American citizenship.
5 Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, model, writer, businesswoman, singer, and author. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

What a twit. Keep your pompous arrogant mouth shut for once in your privileged life.

She thinks she's brilliant but most of what spews from her mouth is ignorant drivel.

6 Shannen Doherty

Anger issues, control-freak... If she really never made it big ( she was even kicked out of the " Charmed " series after the third season because of her bad attitude ) it's herself who's to blame.

7 Sharon Stone Sharon Vonne Stone is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as having received nominations for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
8 Val Kilmer Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret!
9 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

Pretty much an idiot

10 Katherine Heigl Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting, making her film debut in That Night and later appearing in My Father the Hero as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.

Who publicly puts down the people writing a show that made you a star! Really!

The Contenders
11 Steven Segal Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, Aikido instructor, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur.

He's unfunny un talented, a bully (example: he likes to kick stuntmen in their privates if they do a stunt he can't do). He's a lire, a sexiest, he has a habit of founding and harrasing the females on the sets. If you prove to be be better or to laugh at him you get bullied or fired (a stunt man (who was at least twice Seagals age) choked him out causing him to crap his pants after Seagal challenged him, he fired the entire crew that saw this, and had a gag order placed on the crew).

12 Joan Crawford Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay LeSueur (March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. The American Film Institute ranked Crawford 10th on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema .
13 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

I know someone who worked with her and said she was absolutely the worst person to work with. Total diva and rude to the staff. You weren't even allowed to look in her direction when she walked by.

She is a backup dancer gone Actor. The worst Actress in Hollywood. It proves that talent is not a requirement to be a Actress or Singer. She sucks as a mother too!

It's not that hard to work with Megan Fox, but working with J. Lo is the hardest thing to do because one time she stole one the producer's wallet! Better hold on to my pockets!

14 Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is a retired American actor, producer, and singer.
15 Casey Affleck Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and director. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in the PBS television film Lemon Sky and the miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts.
16 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine ranked him as one of the highest-paid actors in 2014... read more

Bale is an arrogant, talentless clown. If I were the grip that he yelled at, I would have called his punk-ass out and physically destroyed him. In fact, I would have taken great satisfaction in making him apologize. His movies suck, his attitude sucks, and he sucks. Two words: Terminator Salvation! He couldn't even act a part that was specifically created for him. In summary: huge ego-small acting ability!

I can't get over what he did on the set of Terminator: Salvation. TNZ got a tape showing in audio how hard he was to work with. I can't see him the same way again.

he always must have his way even though the director is the one who makes the choices and his attitude SUCKS! Listen to what he said to a staff member in the film of Terminator Salvation on Youtube.

17 Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

The way she literally bullied her half sister to death is disgusting, fat shaming her!

18 Megan Fox Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.

Don't invite her to your party. Her ego won't fit through your front door.

May be difficult to work with but at least she is pretty (Meryl Streep ew! Snap).

19 Mel Gibson Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

Has a hot temper and likes to smoke and drink...

Needs to be medicated.

20 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. ...read more.

Has been actress. Stick to adopting kids, everyone is tired of you.

21 Sean Young Mary Sean Young (born November 20, 1959) is an American actress. Her film appearances include Stripes, Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective among many others.

She'll be the least-known actress on the list, but she can only thank herself for that. After starring in "No Way Out" and "Stripes", apparently Young thought she was the second coming of Bette Davis. She walked off sets, threw tantrums, yelled at co-stars, grips, assistants, make-up artists, extras, (you get the picture). Apparently she pissed off the wrong person and was never heard from again.

She had an affair with james woods, and after it ended she would NOT LET GO, stalked him, THAT'S the wrong person she pissed off.

She dressed up as Catwoman and forced Tim Burton to give her the part. She still didn't get it.

22 Chevy Chase
23 Kirk Cameron
24 Dustin Hoffman Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.

He didn't like Meryl because she turned him down.

Would not spend my last dime to see him... But he is OK. One of the better actors from the 70's.

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