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15th Aug '16 5:31:34 AM LondonKdS
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** Creator/JonPertwee's run had a mild (and positive) example, in that he was a fan of action movies, which reflected in his Doctor becoming more of a hands-on action oriented figure than his predecessors. He also was fond of gadgets and incorporated them into the show, notably the Whomobile, which Pertwee personally owned. His final story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiers Planet of the Spiders]]" featured an extended chase scene involving the Whomobile, his old car Bessie and a gyrocopter, possibly as a farewell gift to Pertwee.
** Creator/WilliamHartnell demanded that dialogue implying BrotherSisterIncest in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]], as he felt it was inappropriate for a family series.

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** Creator/JonPertwee's run had a mild (and positive) example, in that he was a fan of action movies, which reflected in his Doctor becoming more of a hands-on action oriented figure than his predecessors. He also was fond of gadgets and incorporated them into the show, notably the Whomobile, which Pertwee personally owned. His final story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiers "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]" featured an extended chase scene involving the Whomobile, his old car Bessie and a gyrocopter, possibly as a farewell gift to Pertwee.
** Creator/WilliamHartnell demanded that dialogue implying BrotherSisterIncest between UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart and his sister Joanna in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]], Crusade]] be removed, as he felt it was inappropriate for a family series.series. The IncestSubtext was still implied in the performances.
8th Aug '16 7:53:47 AM DracoKanji
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:'''Reynold''': " It's too bad Gunhaver's on a secret mission to the moon for an undisclosed period of time, and that when he gets back his voice might have changed."

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8th Aug '16 7:52:48 AM DracoKanji
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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ccdo6.html "The Next Epi-Snowed!"]] parodies this phenomenon. Crack Stuntman, the voice actor for Gunhaver from the ''Cheat Commandos'' ShowWithinAShow, disrupts recording by making a series of increasingly ridiculous demands.

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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ccdo6.html "The Next Epi-Snowed!"]] parodies this phenomenon. Crack Stuntman, the voice actor for Gunhaver from the ''Cheat Commandos'' ShowWithinAShow, disrupts recording by making a series of increasingly ridiculous demands. In the end though...
:'''Reynold''': " It's too bad Gunhaver's on a secret mission to the moon for an undisclosed period of time, and that when he gets back his voice might have changed."
6th Aug '16 4:49:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens on ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'' quite a bit, particularly whenever Geoffrey ends up with some hugely famous and award-winning stage actor on hand to play a leading role (e.g. Henry Breedlove, an {{Expy}} of KennethBranagh, defying all of his direction as the title character in ''{{Macbeth}}'').
* In an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'', Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme (appearing AsHimself in a cameo) is shooting an action movie in Las Vegas. He demands to do a motorcycle stunt where the character drives off the casino's roof himself and goes around the director's back to do so. Van Damme's agent tells him that he was right when he said who would really be in charge. [[spoiler:Van Damme subsequently dies in the rigged stunt.]]

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* Happens on ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'' quite a bit, particularly whenever Geoffrey ends up with some hugely famous and award-winning stage actor on hand to play a leading role (e.g. Henry Breedlove, an {{Expy}} of KennethBranagh, defying all of his direction as the title character in ''{{Macbeth}}'').
''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'').
* In an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'', Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme (appearing AsHimself in a cameo) AsHimself) is shooting an action movie in Las Vegas. He demands to do [[NoStuntDouble perform a motorcycle dangerous stunt himself]] where the his character drives a motorcycle off the casino's roof himself of the casino and goes around the director's back to do so. Van Damme's agent tells him that he was right when he said who would really be in charge. [[spoiler:Van Damme subsequently dies in because the stunt was rigged stunt.for failure.]]
3rd Aug '16 11:53:02 AM tyrekecorrea
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* The disability fakeout / somersault scene in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' was Gene Wilder's idea, and he only agreed to take the title role on the condition that it was used. Director Mel Stuart had been so eager to give Gene the part that he didn't make him audition in the first place.

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* The disability fakeout fake out / somersault scene in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' was Gene Wilder's idea, and he only agreed to take the title role on the condition that it was used. Director Mel Stuart had been so eager to give Gene the part that he didn't make him audition in the first place.
3rd Aug '16 11:33:12 AM tyrekecorrea
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* The disability fakeout / somersault scene in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' was Gene Wilder's idea, and he only agreed to take the title role on the condition that it was used. Director Mel Stuart had been so eager to give Gene the part that he didn't make him audition in the first place.
31st Jul '16 7:10:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** His character in ''Film/CharliesAngels'' was supposed to have dialogue, but he elected to play him as a mute.



** His character in ''Film/CharliesAngels'' was supposed to have dialogue, but he elected to play him as a mute.



** Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films. Under his contract with First Artists, {{=McQueen=}} had final cut on and when Creator/SamPeckinpah found out, he was upset. Richard Bright said that McQueen chose takes that "made him look good" and Peckinpah felt that the actor played it safe: "He chose all these Playboy shots of himself. He's playing it safe with these pretty-boy shots."

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** Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films. Under his contract with First Artists, {{=McQueen=}} had final cut on and when Creator/SamPeckinpah found out, he was upset. Richard Bright said that McQueen chose takes that "made him look good" and Peckinpah felt that the actor played it safe: "He chose all these Playboy shots of himself. He's playing it safe with these pretty-boy shots."



** On ''FilmTheGetaway'', {{=McQueen=}} had Creator/JerryGoldsmith's score replaced with Creator/QuincyJones.

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** On ''FilmTheGetaway'', {{=McQueen=}} ''Film/TheGetaway'', [=McQueen=] had Creator/JerryGoldsmith's score replaced with Creator/QuincyJones.Music/QuincyJones. Under his contract with First Artists, McQueen had final cut on the film and when Creator/SamPeckinpah found out, he was upset. Richard Bright said that McQueen chose takes that "made him look good" and Peckinpah felt that the actor played it safe: "He chose all these Playboy shots of himself. He's playing it safe with these pretty-boy shots."



** On ''Film/BonnieAndClye'', he and Arthur Penn quarreled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast often spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead. Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Robert Towne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity - he couldn't admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn's confidence, Towne was sure he'd drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.

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** On ''Film/BonnieAndClye'', ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', he and Arthur Penn quarreled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast often spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead. Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Robert Towne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity - he couldn't admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn's confidence, Towne was sure he'd drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.
31st Jul '16 7:03:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Ceator/CrispinGlover tried to do this in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', but didn't have enough enough sway to get away with it. His "unreasonable demands" for the sequels may have been creative control, but this cannot be proven. Just as likely would be a paycheck equal to Creator/MichaelJFox's, despite being a tertiary character.

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* Ceator/CrispinGlover Creator/CrispinGlover tried to do this in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', but didn't have enough enough sway to get away with it. His "unreasonable demands" for the sequels may have been creative control, but this cannot be proven. Just as likely would be a paycheck equal to Creator/MichaelJFox's, despite being a tertiary character.character.
** His character in ''Film/CharliesAngels'' was supposed to have dialogue, but he elected to play him as a mute.



* MarlonBrando became perhaps the most legendary example of the trope after his 1972 work in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/LastTangoInParis'',
** He refused to memorize lines for anyone, insisting that they be held off-camera on cue cards or, when technology allowed, to be fed via radio into an earpiece. For ''Last Tango in Paris'', he asked Benardo Bertolucci if he could write his lines on co-star Maria Schneider's ass. Bertolucci refused to let him do it.

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* MarlonBrando became perhaps the most legendary example of the trope after trope:
** On ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'', he constantly undermined the authority of director Lewis Milestone, and got the crew to obey
his 1972 work in ''Film/TheGodfather'' every whim. Brando had so much clout by this point that he got MGM to green-light virtually every outrageous idea he had. At one point, he pulled people off the film crew to decorate and ''Film/LastTangoInParis'',
design a friend's wedding in Tahiti. Another time he had airplanes filled with cases of champagne, turkeys and hams flown to Tahiti for parties. He also threatened to quit the film if the Bounty ship was burnt and demanded repeated re-writes to meet his ever-changing vision of the film..
** He refused to memorize lines for anyone, insisting that they be held off-camera on cue cards or, when technology allowed, to be fed via radio into an earpiece. For ''Last Tango in Paris'', ''Film/LastTangoInParis'', he asked Benardo Bertolucci if he could write his lines on co-star Maria Schneider's ass. Bertolucci refused to let him do it.



** On the set of ''Film/TheScore'', he constantly called director Frank Oz "[[Franchise/TheMuppets Miss Piggy]]". Pretty soon Oz refused to speak to Brando, and co-star Robert de Niro had to step in and direct all of the scenes with Brando. Like ''Apocalypse Now'' and various other examples of this trope, it might have improved the film.

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** On the set of ''Film/TheScore'', he constantly called director Frank Oz "[[Franchise/TheMuppets Miss Piggy]]". Pretty soon Oz refused to speak to Brando, and co-star Robert de Niro Creator/RobertDeNiro had to step in and direct all of the scenes with Brando. Like ''Apocalypse Now'' and various other examples of this trope, it might have improved the film.



** Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films.

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** Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films. Under his contract with First Artists, {{=McQueen=}} had final cut on and when Creator/SamPeckinpah found out, he was upset. Richard Bright said that McQueen chose takes that "made him look good" and Peckinpah felt that the actor played it safe: "He chose all these Playboy shots of himself. He's playing it safe with these pretty-boy shots."



** On ''FilmTheGetaway'', {{=McQueen=}} had Creator/JerryGoldsmith's score replaced with Creator/QuincyJones.



* According to Creator/JossWhedon, Creator/DonaldSutherland was under the impression that he was the star of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. And rewrote all of his dialogue, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick.".

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* According to Creator/JossWhedon, Creator/DonaldSutherland was under the impression that he was the star of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. And rewrote all of his dialogue, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick."."
* Creator/HarrisonFord constantly argued with Creator/RidleyScott during ''Film/BladeRunner'' over whether or not Deckard was a Replicant.
* Combined with ContractualPurity, Creator/MichaelDouglas refused to either go full frontal or be bisexual for ''Film/BasicInstinct''.
* Creator/WarrenBeatty often did this.
** On ''Film/BonnieAndClye'', he and Arthur Penn quarreled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast often spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead. Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Robert Towne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity - he couldn't admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn's confidence, Towne was sure he'd drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.
** On ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'', he constantly asked for multiple takes, which annoyed Creator/RobertAltman greatly. One scene where Beatty catches a bottle after it falls and pours another drink required twenty takes and he still wanted more. Altman stormed off the set and let an assistant director handle it. And it took twenty more takes. Altman got his revenge by making Betty do twenty-five takes of a scene in the cold snowdrift.
** On ''Film/{{Ishtar}}, he spent a lot of time arguing with Elaine May, getting to the point where they went for days without speaking to each other. Eventually they compromised by shooting every scene twice, one her way and one his. During postproduction, May and Beatty fought frequently in the editing room, and May often left it to Beatty to direct the actors during looping sessions. The joke was (and some people say it was not a joke) that Bert Fields, their mutual agent, was the one with the real final cut on the film.
** On ''Film/TownAndCountry'', he clashed with the director and demanded numerous script changes and retakes. This led to the film being shelved for three years.



** Creator/JonPertwee's run had a mild (and positive) example, in that he was a fan of action movies, which reflected in his Doctor becoming more of a hands-on action oriented figure than his predecessors. He also was fond of gadgets and incorporated them into the show, notably the Whomobile, which Pertwee personally owned. His final arc, "Planet of the Spiders" featured an extended chase scene involving the Whomobile, his old car Bessie and a gyrocopter, possibly as a farewell gift to Pertwee.

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** Creator/JonPertwee's run had a mild (and positive) example, in that he was a fan of action movies, which reflected in his Doctor becoming more of a hands-on action oriented figure than his predecessors. He also was fond of gadgets and incorporated them into the show, notably the Whomobile, which Pertwee personally owned. His final arc, "Planet story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiers Planet of the Spiders" Spiders]]" featured an extended chase scene involving the Whomobile, his old car Bessie and a gyrocopter, possibly as a farewell gift to Pertwee.Pertwee.
** Creator/WilliamHartnell demanded that dialogue implying BrotherSisterIncest in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]], as he felt it was inappropriate for a family series.
30th Jul '16 1:39:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* This is how Neville Sinclair, the self-important actor played by Timothy Dalton, treats the director of his "Laughing Bandit" movie in ''Film/TheRocketeer'': the scene where Sinclair's ordering him to ban an actress from the lot (because her boyfriend had showed up and ruined a take) makes it clear this is just the director's latest round of being shouted at.

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* This is how Neville Sinclair, the self-important actor played by Timothy Dalton, Creator/TimothyDalton, treats the director of his "Laughing Bandit" movie in ''Film/TheRocketeer'': the scene where Sinclair's ordering him to ban an actress from the lot (because her boyfriend had showed up and ruined a take) makes it clear this is just the director's latest round of being shouted at.



* Creator/KirkDouglas got rid of the first director for ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' and brought in (then-)little-known Stanley Kubrick. Though directing the film made Kubrick famous, he later claimed that almost everything was really controlled by Kirk Douglas. It might have helped that, in addition to the lead, Douglas was also the producer. It's worth noting that the two of them were very good friends; Kubrick did it as a favor to Douglas.
* Crispin Glover tried to do this in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', but didn't have enough enough sway to get away with it. His "unreasonable demands" for the sequels may have been creative control, but this cannot be proven. Just as likely would be a paycheck equal to Creator/MichaelJFox's, despite being a tertiary character.

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* Creator/KirkDouglas got rid of the first director for ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' and brought in (then-)little-known Stanley Kubrick. Creator/StanleyKubrick. Though directing the film made Kubrick famous, he later claimed that almost everything was really controlled by Kirk Douglas. It might have helped that, in addition to the lead, Douglas was also the producer. It's worth noting that the two of them were very good friends; Kubrick did it as a favor to Douglas.
* Crispin Glover Ceator/CrispinGlover tried to do this in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', but didn't have enough enough sway to get away with it. His "unreasonable demands" for the sequels may have been creative control, but this cannot be proven. Just as likely would be a paycheck equal to Creator/MichaelJFox's, despite being a tertiary character.



* In ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'', Clint was often in dispute with the director, James Fargo. The first assistant sarcastically commented that this was because Fargo "had the notion that he was directing the movie." Note that Eastwood and Fargo had been long-time collaborators, with Fargo having handled second unit duties on films that Eastwood had directed, and working smoothly with him during Fargo's directorial bow on ''Film/TheEnforcer''. On that occasion they worked well together since it had been agreed that Eastwood was really in charge, but Fargo expected more control on ''Every Which Way''. Their friendship survived the film's production, but afterwards they agreed that it'd probably be best for the sake of their sanity if they didn't work on the same film again.

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* ** In ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'', Clint was often in dispute with the director, James Fargo. The first assistant sarcastically commented that this was because Fargo "had the notion that he was directing the movie." Note that Eastwood and Fargo had been long-time collaborators, with Fargo having handled second unit duties on films that Eastwood had directed, and working smoothly with him during Fargo's directorial bow on ''Film/TheEnforcer''. On that occasion they worked well together since it had been agreed that Eastwood was really in charge, but Fargo expected more control on ''Every Which Way''. Their friendship survived the film's production, but afterwards they agreed that it'd probably be best for the sake of their sanity if they didn't work on the same film again.



** He showed up for the filming of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' drunk and fat, though Coppola had been specified a wiry, muscular character. He hadn't read the book upon which it was based, instead insisting that Coppola ''read it to him'' on the set. He demanded changes to the script, only allowed himself to be filmed in shadows, and ultimately improvised most of his own rambling lines. All this '''after''' receiving his $1 million advance.
** While filming ''The Missouri Breaks'', he threw out all his character's dialogue and improvised instead. He also "re-imagined" his experienced gunfighter character as a flamboyant half-Indian with a cheerful Irish accent and a feathered earring.

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** He showed up for the filming of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' drunk and fat, though Coppola had been specified a wiry, muscular character. He hadn't read the book upon which it was based, instead insisting that Coppola Creator/FrancisFordCoppola ''read it to him'' on the set. He demanded changes to the script, only allowed himself to be filmed in shadows, and ultimately improvised most of his own rambling lines. All this '''after''' receiving his $1 million advance.
** While filming ''The Missouri Breaks'', ''Film/TheMissouriBreaks'', he threw out all his character's dialogue and improvised instead. He also "re-imagined" his experienced gunfighter character as a flamboyant half-Indian with a cheerful Irish accent and a feathered earring.



*** Which is what is rumored to have inspired the scene where ValKilmer wears one and does a not-at-all AffectionateParody of Brando after his character has gone insane. It was a TakeThat by the rest of the cast and crew.[[note]] Ironic, since by most accounts, Kilmer was just as bad on set, if not worse.[[/note]]

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*** Which is what is rumored to have inspired the scene where ValKilmer Creator/ValKilmer wears one and does a not-at-all AffectionateParody of Brando after his character has gone insane. It was a TakeThat by the rest of the cast and crew.[[note]] Ironic, since by most accounts, Kilmer was just as bad on set, if not worse.[[/note]]



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', JohnnyDepp infamously decided to act like he was drunk the entire movie instead of trying to act like a more traditional pirate {{badass}} like the directors wanted. He became the BreakoutCharacter of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean the franchise]].

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp infamously decided to act like he was drunk the entire movie instead of trying to act like a more traditional pirate {{badass}} like the directors wanted. He became the BreakoutCharacter of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean the franchise]].



** There were a few lines that Nichelle Nichols refused to say, given [[UnfortunateImplications their racist nature]] (said about Klingons in the movie, but they could easily have applied to African Americans). Some were cut, others were given to other characters. She also disagreed with the scene about needing to race through books to find the translation for Klingon, stating that as the Communications Officer she should be able to speak Klingon. She was overruled.
** William Shatner ''tried'' it when it came to the line "Let [the Klingons] die!" Every take, he immediately recoiled as if in horror at what he'd just said. Director Nicholas Meyer promised Shatner they wouldn't cut the recoil. Guess what got cut.

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** There were a few lines that Nichelle Nichols Creator/NichelleNichols refused to say, given [[UnfortunateImplications their racist nature]] (said about Klingons in the movie, but they could easily have applied to African Americans). Some were cut, others were given to other characters. She also disagreed with the scene about needing to race through books to find the translation for Klingon, stating that as the Communications Officer she should be able to speak Klingon. She was overruled.
** William Shatner Creator/WilliamShatner ''tried'' it when it came to the line "Let [the Klingons] die!" Every take, he immediately recoiled as if in horror at what he'd just said. Director Nicholas Meyer promised Shatner they wouldn't cut the recoil. Guess what got cut.



* Shatner was quite reluctant to do the "getting old" theme in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. He was eventually talked into it, but did get his wish that they not include a line which mentioned how old Kirk was.
* Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films.
* Steve [=McQueen=] only accepted to be in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' on the condition that motorcycle stunts were added in just for him. The studio complied for the most part, but did not allow him to perform the iconic jump over the fences. A stunt double rode the bike during that shot for insurance reasons and because the studio did not want their big star to land in the hospital.
* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has a BigLippedAlligatorMoment where Tinkerbell (Creator/JuliaRoberts) inexplicably grows to normal size and has a semi-romantic scene with Peter Pan (Creator/RobinWilliams). Reportedly, this scene happened because Roberts demanded at least one scene in which she acted alongside Williams rather than a greenscreen. This, among other such tantrums and fits of diva behavior, inspired the crew to nickname Roberts "Tinkerhell". Steven Spielberg went on the record to say he'd never work with her again; to her credit, she owned up to her behavior later on, stating she wasn't right from her relationship problems off-set.

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* ** Shatner was quite reluctant to do the "getting old" theme in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. He was eventually talked into it, but did get his wish that they not include a line which mentioned how old Kirk was.
* ** Even when [[DirectedByCastMember the actors direct the movies]], they're not immune to this trope. Shatner's original draft for ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' involved Spock and [=McCoy=] betraying Kirk alongside the rest of the Enterprise. Naturally, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/DeForestKelley refused to go along with this, as it would be out-of-character for them, especially given the events of the previous three films.
* Steve [=McQueen=] *Creator/SteveMcQueen only accepted to be in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' on the condition that motorcycle stunts were added in just for him. The studio complied for the most part, but did not allow him to perform the iconic jump over the fences. A stunt double rode the bike during that shot for insurance reasons and because the studio did not want their big star to land in the hospital.
* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has a BigLippedAlligatorMoment where Tinkerbell (Creator/JuliaRoberts) inexplicably grows to normal size and has a semi-romantic scene with Peter Pan (Creator/RobinWilliams). Reportedly, this scene happened because Roberts demanded at least one scene in which she acted alongside Williams rather than a greenscreen. This, among other such tantrums and fits of diva behavior, inspired the crew to nickname Roberts "Tinkerhell". Steven Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg went on the record to say he'd never work with her again; to her credit, she owned up to her behavior later on, stating she wasn't right from her relationship problems off-set.



** Willis wanted an inordinate sum of money for about four days' work on ''Film/TheExpendables3''; he was initially offered $3 million for his services, and according to Sylvester Stallone, Willis arbitrarily asked for $4 million. This coupled with the fact that, as previously mentioned, Willis is very difficult to work with, led to Sylvester Stallone firing him outright and replacing him with the infinitely nicer and more preferable HarrisonFord.

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** Willis wanted an inordinate sum of money for about four days' work on ''Film/TheExpendables3''; he was initially offered $3 million for his services, and according to Sylvester Stallone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Willis arbitrarily asked for $4 million. This coupled with the fact that, as previously mentioned, Willis is very difficult to work with, led to Sylvester Stallone firing him outright and replacing him with the infinitely nicer and more preferable HarrisonFord.Creator/HarrisonFord.



* According toCreator/JossWhedon, Creator/DonaldSutherland was under the impression that he was the star of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. And rewrote all of his dialogue, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick.".

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* According toCreator/JossWhedon, to Creator/JossWhedon, Creator/DonaldSutherland was under the impression that he was the star of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. And rewrote all of his dialogue, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick.".
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* According toCreator/JossWhedon, Creator/DonaldSutherland was under the impression that he was the star of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. And rewrote all of his dialogue, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick.".



** Also, Richard Gere would only guest star in "She of Little Faith" if Lisa ''permanently'' converted to Buddhism, and said "Free Tibet".

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** Also, Richard Gere Creator/RichardGere would only guest star in "She of Little Faith" if Lisa ''permanently'' converted to Buddhism, and said "Free Tibet".
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