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9th Jun '16 5:51:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In an example of an actor's demands affecting multiple films, Creator/ClarkGable had George Cuckor fired from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and replaced with Victor Fleming, who had to be dragged off ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' with a quarter of it's scenes left to be shot. The rest of those were handled by King Vidor instead.

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* In an example of an actor's demands affecting multiple films, Creator/ClarkGable had George Cuckor fired from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and replaced with Victor Fleming, who had to be dragged off ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' with a quarter of it's its scenes left to be shot. The rest of those were handled by King Vidor instead.
2nd Jun '16 3:06:53 PM Omegatron
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* Another incident with Creator/CaseyKasem involved an episode of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' set in the middle-eastern "[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of]] [[http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Federated_Republic_of_Carbombya Carbombya]]" (population: 4000 people, 10000 camels). Kasem (who is of Lebanese descent) demanded a change in the stereotypical portrayal of Arab characters in that episode. When no changes were made, he quit the show.

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* Another incident with Creator/CaseyKasem involved an episode of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' set in the middle-eastern "[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of]] [[http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Federated_Republic_of_Carbombya [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Federated_Republic_of_Carbombya Carbombya]]" (population: 4000 people, 10000 camels). Kasem (who is of Lebanese descent) demanded a change in the stereotypical portrayal of Arab characters in that episode. When no changes were made, he quit the show.
13th May '16 2:36:38 AM KlawKalash
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* In an example of an actor's demands affecting multiple films, Creator/ClarkGable had Creator/GeorgeCuckor fired from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and replaced with Victor Fleming, who had to be dragged off ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' with a quarter of it's scenes left to be shot. The rest of those were handled by King Vidor instead.

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* In an example of an actor's demands affecting multiple films, Creator/ClarkGable had Creator/GeorgeCuckor George Cuckor fired from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and replaced with Victor Fleming, who had to be dragged off ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' with a quarter of it's scenes left to be shot. The rest of those were handled by King Vidor instead.
30th Mar '16 11:03:48 PM NoxSky12599
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* Another incident with Creator/CaseyKasem involved an episode of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' set in the middle-eastern "[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of]] [[http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Federated_Republic_of_Carbombya Carbombya]]" (population: 4000 people, 10000 camels). Kasem (who is of Lebanese descent) demanded a change in the stereotypical portrayal of Arab characters in that episode. When no changes were made, he quit the show.
26th Mar '16 9:11:26 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* 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 after her failed marriage with Lyle Lovett.

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* 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 after from her failed marriage with Lyle Lovett.relationship problems off-set.



** Willis wanted an inordinate sum of money for about four days' work on ''Film/TheExpendables3''. 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''.''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.
26th Feb '16 8:41:48 PM jormis29
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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Norton is [[OneOfUs a fan of the Hulk]], and did a rewrite that brought the film closer in line to the comics. The film was better received than the first film. However, Norton's reputation as being difficult to work with was allegedly one of the reasons he was not asked to reprise his role for ''Film/TheAvengers''. Though the more commonly known and accepted one was simply a conflicting work schedule - couple that with how well [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ruffalo his replacement]] was received, and Norton's chances of reprising the role are slim-to-none.

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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Norton is [[OneOfUs a fan of the Hulk]], and did a rewrite that brought the film closer in line to the comics. The film was better received than the first film. However, Norton's reputation as being difficult to work with was allegedly one of the reasons he was not asked to reprise his role for ''Film/TheAvengers''. ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Though the more commonly known and accepted one was simply a conflicting work schedule - couple that with how well [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ruffalo [[Creator/MarkRuffalo his replacement]] was received, and Norton's chances of reprising the role are slim-to-none.
21st Feb '16 2:03:04 PM MCanter89
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This trope is when actors, likely those whose salary accounts for a significant portion of the budget, ''impose'' their ideas on the director. Maybe they want more screen time, a [[WriterRevolt major rewrite]] of the plot, or some other concession that would get any smaller actor fired, like refusing any and all direction on their acting and filling their performances with HamAndCheese or [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously being overly serious.]]

The result may not harm the film overall (or it may well be so extensive [[VanityProject it becomes a vehicle for them to showboat in]]) but it is usually noticeable to viewers and [[UnexpectedReactionsToThisIndex may cause]] [[{{Narm}} laughter]], [[CollectiveGroan groans]], or head scratching. It's most typically parodied by the famous Diva line "Shoot my good side please!"

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This trope is when actors, likely those whose salary accounts for a significant portion of the budget, ''impose'' their ideas on the director. Maybe they want more screen time, a [[WriterRevolt major rewrite]] of the plot, or some other concession that would get any smaller actor fired, like refusing any and all direction on their acting and filling their performances with HamAndCheese or [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously being overly serious.]]

serious]].

The result may not harm the film overall (or it may well be so extensive [[VanityProject it becomes a vehicle for them to showboat in]]) but it is usually noticeable to viewers and [[UnexpectedReactionsToThisIndex may cause]] [[{{Narm}} laughter]], [[CollectiveGroan groans]], or head scratching.head-scratching. It's most typically parodied by the famous Diva line "Shoot my good side please!"






** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Norton is [[OneOfUs a fan of the Hulk]], and did a rewrite that brought the film closer in line to the comics. The film was better received than the first film. However, Norton's repuation as being difficult to work with was allegedly one of the reasons he was not asked to reprise his role for ''Film/TheAvengers''. Though the more commonly known and accepted one was simply a conflicting work schedule - couple that with how well [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ruffalo his replacement]] was received, and Norton's chances of reprising the role are slim-to-none.
** Norton even engaged in this trope during the production of ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', in which he plays [[MetaCasting a brilliant but intense method actor who tries to wrestle control from the director of the play he was cast in]]. Supposedly he didn't even see the irony of the situation until it was explicitly pointed out to him.

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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Norton is [[OneOfUs a fan of the Hulk]], and did a rewrite that brought the film closer in line to the comics. The film was better received than the first film. However, Norton's repuation reputation as being difficult to work with was allegedly one of the reasons he was not asked to reprise his role for ''Film/TheAvengers''. Though the more commonly known and accepted one was simply a conflicting work schedule - couple that with how well [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ruffalo his replacement]] was received, and Norton's chances of reprising the role are slim-to-none.
** Norton even engaged in this trope during the production of ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', in which he plays [[MetaCasting a brilliant but intense method actor who tries to wrestle control from the director of the play he was cast in]]. Supposedly Supposedly, he didn't even see the irony of the situation until it was explicitly pointed out to him.



* ''Series/GrowingPains'' suffered badly from this after Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian. Cameron began demanding final say over any and all scripts, demanded his on-camera love-interest/co-star Julie [=McCullough=] be fired simply for appearing in Playboy, and threw tantrums whenever anything remotely sexual (be it something harmlessly non-verbal as his character having the keys to his girlfriend's apartment, which Kirk believed would imply that the two were fucking, or even a fake-out scene where Kirk is shown in bed with another woman, as part of a play he was doing). In 1991, the executive producers had finally had enough of Cameron, and quit the show, which was quietly cancelled a year later.

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* ''Series/GrowingPains'' suffered badly from this after Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian. Cameron began demanding final say over any and all scripts, demanded his on-camera love-interest/co-star Julie [=McCullough=] be fired simply for appearing in Playboy, and threw tantrums whenever anything remotely sexual (be it something harmlessly non-verbal as his character having the keys to his girlfriend's apartment, which Kirk believed would imply that the two were fucking, fornicating, or even a fake-out scene where Kirk is shown in bed with another woman, as part of a play he was doing). In 1991, the executive producers had finally had enough of Cameron, and quit the show, which was quietly cancelled a year later.
18th Feb '16 6:14:27 PM fenyx4
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* It's been rumored that the reason that ''The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest'' wasn't quite as good as the two previous ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy'' adaptations was that the director was basically letting Noomi Rapace call the shots when it came to her character - a character that she'd grown to resent so much that she's joked about spending the last day of filming vomiting every last trace of Lizbeth Salander out of her.

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* It's been rumored that the reason that ''The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest'' wasn't quite as good as the two previous ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' adaptations was that the director was basically letting Noomi Rapace call the shots when it came to her character - a character that she'd grown to resent so much that she's joked about spending the last day of filming vomiting every last trace of Lizbeth Salander out of her.
17th Feb '16 10:10:55 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* In an example of an actor's demands affecting multiple films, Creator/ClarkGable had Creator/GeorgeCuckor fired from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and replaced with Victor Fleming, who had to be dragged off ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' with a quarter of it's scenes left to be shot. The rest of those were handled by King Vidor instead.
8th Feb '16 11:25:31 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Creator/CaseyKasem refused to voice [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]] unless he was portrayed as a vegetarian.

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* From 2002 onwards, Creator/CaseyKasem refused to voice [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]] unless he Shaggy was portrayed as a vegetarian.vegetarian like Kasem himself [[note]]Kasem quit the role in 1997 due to being outraged at having to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial[[/note]]. However, now that Kasem is gone, Shaggy seems to have returned to eating meat.
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