There's nothing more grimly satisfying than hearing about on-set strifes and struggles.

Why? Because so often movie press interviews talk about how everyone was so nice and everyone got on so well, when the reality is that people are people and, sure enough, people fight.

Nobody can be so nice and warm ALL the time, right? It just doesn't happen.

Here's seven films and seven intense, on-set rivalries that made the film all the better - or worse, as the case may be.


7. Charlie Sheen Vs. Sean Young on the set of 'Wall Street'

Yes, it's hard to believe there once was a time when Charlie Sheen was a relatively respected actor who starred in films directed by Oliver Stone that made lots of money. Wall Street, arguably Stone's best work outside of 'Platoon' and 'JFK', starred Sheen, his dad Martin, Daryl Hannah, Michael Douglas and Sean Young.

It's understood, however, that Sean Young felt she was utterly miscast in the role of Michael Douglas' wife and felt that she should change roles with Daryl Hannah. As the legend goes, Stone refused to change Young and Hannah's role, which lead Young to become increasingly difficult on set - turning up late, not rehearsing her lines and just flat-out making life difficult for everyone.

So, how did Charlie Sheen respond? He allegedly taped a note to Young's back that called her the C-word. Young apparently walked around on set with this note for hours before she clocked it. The crew, who were equally angry with her, didn't alert her to said note.


6. Ridley Scott Vs. The Entire Crew on the set of 'Blade Runner'

This one's pretty well documented, but it's worth mentioning nonetheless. The story goes that Ridley Scott was interviewed by a British tabloid during the production of Blade Runner. The question of which set crews he preferred to work with - American or British - came up in discussion and Scott, seeing as he was speaking to a British tabloid, said that he preferred British crews.

'Blade Runner' was a notoriously difficult shoot for both Ford, Scott and the crew as it was filmed largely at night and often with lots of smoke, rain and various other difficulties. When the crew saw the article, they flipped. The next day, the crew turned up wearing T-shirts saying "Yes Guvnor My Ass!" in reference to a quote from the article. How did Ridley Scott respond? He got a T-shirt with the slogan "Xenophobia Sucks!" on it. Aww.


5. George Clooney Vs. David O. Russell on the set of 'Three Kings'

George Clooney seems like a nice sort, right? You couldn't imagine him coming to blows with anyone, right? Not so. Apparently, Clooney had a scuffle with director David O. Russell on the set of Gulf War heist caper 'Three Kings' when the director screamed obscenities at a small child - that's right, a CHILD - which was the last straw for Clooney.

As he tells it, Russell squared up to him and told him to hit him - which Clooney happily did. Clooney said that he was prepared to actually kill him. That's not the only time Russell has had bust-ups on set, either.


4. Lily Tomlin Vs. David O. Russell on the set of 'I Heart Huckabees'

There's video evidence of this one. Russell launched into a huge, expletive-laden tirade against veteran actress Tomlin on the set of his quirky drama that's since become legend. Tomlin was having major problems with Russell which came to a head one fateful day. Take a look, but be warned - it's VERY NSFW.



3. Werner Herzog Vs. Klaus Kinski Vs. Mother Nature Itself on the set of 'Fitzcarraldo'

The volatile relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski is the subject of a documentary that Herzog made, imaginatively titled 'My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski'. Basically, Herzog was slightly unhinged and had some demanding shoots, but Kinski on the other hand was utterly deranged. Utterly, utterly deranged.

In fact, the on-set screaming matches - which were daily - reached such a point that local police on the set of Fitzcarraldo offered to have Kinski shot and dumped in a ditch if it made life easier for Herzog.


2. Kenny Baker Vs. Anthony Daniels after 'Star Wars'

This one shocked us to the core, quite frankly. R2D2 and C3PO, as it turns out, HATED one another. Madness. It's liking saying Starsky & Hutch hated each other or that Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey didn't get on, either. Kenny Baker, who played R2D2, attempted to get Anthony Daniels, who played C3PO, to come onboard with him for personal appearances in their characters. Daniels, who is a classically-trained actor, is notoriously rude to fans and fellow actors alike.

No doubt Daniels felt that C3PO was something of an albatross around his neck for his year whilst Baker, on the other hand, was a cabaret actor who got little money from being in one of the most iconic films of all time. So when Baker attempted to bridge the gap with Daniels, the thespian refused. "He’s been such an awkward person over the years. If he just calmed down and socialised with everyone, we could make a fortune touring around making personal appearances. I’ve asked him four times now but, the last time, he looked down his nose at me like I was a piece of shit," said Baker in an interview with Metro in 2009.


1. Wesley Snipes Vs. David Goyer on the set of 'Blade: Trinity'

Wesley Snipes may have been in trouble with the law recently, but he's known for being perilously difficult on-set. None more notorious than Blade: Trinity. As Patton Oswalt tells it, Snipes would regularly smoke dope - copious amounts, in fact - and wasn't all that present on set.

It reached a critical point when Goyer was "almost strangled" by Snipes. In response, Goyer hired ACTUAL bikers to act as security. The next day, Snipes tried to get Goyer to quit his job. Goyer then fired back, saying that Snipes wasn't really needed on the set anymore. He then only communicated with Goyer via Post-It Notes which were signed 'From Blade'.