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(Cracked)   So Marlon Brando wanted a personal dwarf and a bucket hat in "The Island of Dr. Moreau"? It is among the 5 funniest actor meltdowns behind famous movies   (cracked.com) divider line 45
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2013-06-23 12:43:27 PM  
To be fair, who doesn't want a personal dwarf?
 
2013-06-23 01:00:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, who doesn't want a personal dwarf?


Peter Dinklage?
 
2013-06-23 01:27:41 PM  
Sean Young was so hot. I'd have hit it. But I wouldn't have told her my real name or address....
 
2013-06-23 02:28:36 PM  
The anecdote I'd always remembered about Sean Young and Charlie Sheen during "Wall Street" was this one:

Unhappy that Daryl Hannah had a bigger role than her, Young campaigned to get their roles swapped mid-filming. Charlie Sheen in typical Charlie Sheen fashion thought the best way to resolve things was affixing a post it on Young's back that read, "I'm the biggest coont in the world".
 
2013-06-23 02:33:17 PM  
list fails without Bale.
 
2013-06-23 03:13:32 PM  
The whole mess around Linday Lohan and the movie "The Canyons" was just depressing.

Plus, I'd argue that Paul Schrader is far more insane than Lindsay Lohan has ever been.  There's a great making-of doc on the Taxi Driver DVD I have where Albert Brooks talks about how Paul Schrader told him that his character was the one he had the hardest time understanding and relating to.

Think about that.  This is a movie with a psychopathic cab driver who plots to assassinate a Presidential candidate, a violent pimp, and a 14 year old prostitute, amongst other characters.  And the one Schrader doesn't get is just a dude who works in an office.
 
2013-06-23 03:42:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, who doesn't want a personal dwarf?


To be fair, who doesn't want to stab Jerry Seinfeld?
 
2013-06-23 03:47:34 PM  

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, who doesn't want a personal dwarf?

To be fair, who doesn't want to stab Jerry Seinfeld?


...his personal dwarf?
 
2013-06-23 04:14:32 PM  
So Joe from Reservoir Dogs got into a fist fight with Tarantino and almost stabbed Seinfeld. He attacked two of the most obnoxious motherfarkers from the 1990s and he dies? Suck a dick, cosmic justice. Suck a big fat barrel of dicks.
 
2013-06-23 04:29:47 PM  
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You call those meltdowns?
 
2013-06-23 04:54:57 PM  

jake_lex: The whole mess around Linday Lohan and the movie "The Canyons" was just depressing.


James Deen, the guy who farks strange for a living seemed to be about the only sane one on set.
 
2013-06-23 05:02:35 PM  

sno man: list fails without Bale.


Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?
 
2013-06-23 05:09:29 PM  
I always thought the guy who plays the Nazi scientist in Raiders had one of the worst meltdowns...
 
2013-06-23 05:15:57 PM  

John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.

Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?


I don't agree.  The list is mostly people with a consistent history of batshiat, highlighting the moment they really went coco loco.  Bale snapped once, arguably understandably.

I agree with Kinski being forgotten, though.  I would have loved to watch the filming of Aguirre - preferably through a telescope and audio monitoring equipment, in another country, while eating popcorn.
 
2013-06-23 05:19:27 PM  
I actually like Island of Dr Moreau.  Brando's character was so farking crazy it's what made the movie for me.
 
2013-06-23 05:20:36 PM  

John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.

Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?


Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.
 
2013-06-23 05:21:08 PM  

KhamanV: John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.

Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?

I don't agree.  The list is mostly people with a consistent history of batshiat, highlighting the moment they really went coco loco.  Bale snapped once, arguably understandably.

I agree with Kinski being forgotten, though.  I would have loved to watch the filming of Aguirre - preferably through a telescope and audio monitoring equipment, in another country, while eating popcorn.


When I heard why he yelled, I completely understood. What he did was rational IMO.

Cool cracked article
 
2013-06-23 06:55:28 PM  
List fails without I Heart Huckabees.
 
2013-06-23 07:21:17 PM  
I had heard a story long ago that Marlon Brando had a collection of shiat, gathered from his celebrity friends, but this information seems to defy the internets (or at least my Googling skillz.)
 
2013-06-23 07:29:30 PM  

AeAe: I actually like Island of Dr Moreau.  Brando's character was so farking crazy it's what made the movie for me.


That character made the first season of "South Park".

MagSeven: List fails without I Heart Huckabees.


THAT is the two hours I want back from my life.

/watched that over the US remake of "The Grudge"
 
2013-06-23 07:38:11 PM  
I want a personal dwarf and a bucket hat on days ending with a 'y'
 
2013-06-23 07:38:43 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: AeAe: I actually like Island of Dr Moreau.  Brando's character was so farking crazy it's what made the movie for me.

That character made the first season of "South Park".


My God... I never saw the movie, but now all the Dr. Mephisto and Kevin quirks make even more sense.  Remember how Mephisto is in NAMBLA- North American Marlon Brando Look Alikes?
 
2013-06-23 07:54:52 PM  

sno man: list fails without Bale.


WHAT DON'T YOU farkING UNDERSTAND
 
2013-06-23 08:13:38 PM  

jake_lex: The whole mess around Linday Lohan and the movie "The Canyons" was just depressing.

Plus, I'd argue that Paul Schrader is far more insane than Lindsay Lohan has ever been.  There's a great making-of doc on the Taxi Driver DVD I have where Albert Brooks talks about how Paul Schrader told him that his character was the one he had the hardest time understanding and relating to.

Think about that.  This is a movie with a psychopathic cab driver who plots to assassinate a Presidential candidate, a violent pimp, and a 14 year old prostitute, amongst other characters.  And the one Schrader doesn't get is just a dude who works in an office.


Before he wrote it, Schrader worked as a graveyard shift cab driver, and given that it was New York in the 70s, he likely interacted with pimps, prostitutes, unstable Vietnam vets, and other assorted lowlifes on a daily basis.  His interaction with 9-5 office schlubs was probably much less.
That's not insanity, it's just familiarity.
 
2013-06-23 08:16:20 PM  
How was Brando a "meltdown?" He owned. That's all there was to it - if they wanted Brando in the movie, they were going to do their bum-kissing best to keep him, and he damned well knew it because the only draw for that flick was Brando.

That's not a "meltdown", that's aggressive renegotiation.
 
2013-06-23 08:27:14 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: THAT is the two hours I want back from my life.


Weird, that is one of my favourite movies.
 
2013-06-23 08:52:38 PM  

sno man: John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.

Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?

Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.


master of the house.....
 
2013-06-23 08:57:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: AeAe: I actually like Island of Dr Moreau.  Brando's character was so farking crazy it's what made the movie for me.

That character made the first season of "South Park".

MagSeven: List fails without I Heart Huckabees.

THAT is the two hours I want back from my life.

/watched that over the US remake of "The Grudge"


I feel sorry for you. I tried to watch it and made it about 45 min in before shutting it off. But we have to thank it for Lily Tomlin's awesome meltdown.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Qls1rAfYs  NSFW language. Apparently the director was a real asshole.
 
2013-06-23 08:59:58 PM  

MagSeven: OtherLittleGuy: AeAe: I actually like Island of Dr Moreau.  Brando's character was so farking crazy it's what made the movie for me.

That character made the first season of "South Park".

MagSeven: List fails without I Heart Huckabees.

THAT is the two hours I want back from my life.

/watched that over the US remake of "The Grudge"

I feel sorry for you. I tried to watch it and made it about 45 min in before shutting it off. But we have to thank it for Lily Tomlin's awesome meltdown.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Qls1rAfYs  NSFW language. Apparently the director was a real asshole.


Whoops This one is Tomlin's Meltdown.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4uTGvTFzyQ The other was the director's. Also NSFW language.
 
2013-06-23 09:08:34 PM  

phedex: Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.

master of the house.....


Pipe down, chorus boy.
 
2013-06-23 09:20:09 PM  

jake_lex: Plus, I'd argue that Paul Schrader is far more insane than Lindsay Lohan has ever been. There's a great making-of doc on the Taxi Driver DVD I have where Albert Brooks talks about how Paul Schrader told him that his character was the one he had the hardest time understanding and relating to.


If you've seen Schrader's other work (Hardocre, Mishima), or know anything about his background, there's no question that he's the most bonkers writer/director working today who can keep it together enough to finish a film.  He's the first to admit that sometimes his movies work, and sometimes they don't.  But that's what makes him intersting: it's a high-wire act.

And Brando wore the earpiece through most of his last films.  He claimed it was so that every line would sound fresh and unrehearsed, but I suspect that it was really that he couldn't be bothered to learn them.
 
2013-06-23 09:41:22 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: jake_lex: Plus, I'd argue that Paul Schrader is far more insane than Lindsay Lohan has ever been. There's a great making-of doc on the Taxi Driver DVD I have where Albert Brooks talks about how Paul Schrader told him that his character was the one he had the hardest time understanding and relating to.

If you've seen Schrader's other work (Hardocre, Mishima), or know anything about his background, there's no question that he's the most bonkers writer/director working today who can keep it together enough to finish a film.  He's the first to admit that sometimes his movies work, and sometimes they don't.  But that's what makes him intersting: it's a high-wire act.

And Brando wore the earpiece through most of his last films.  He claimed it was so that every line would sound fresh and unrehearsed, but I suspect that it was really that he couldn't be bothered to learn them.


He never learned his lines. The documentary on Apocalypse Now showed them using cue cards and whatever they could find out of frame to keep him on script, even though most of the time, he'd go on bizarre rants anyway.

It's well documented that Brando hated acting in his later years and only did it because after the Godfather, studios were willing to throw obscene amounts of money at him. The first Superman, he made 10 times more than the guy actually playing Superman, and he only worked for 2 weeks.
 
2013-06-23 09:43:26 PM  

sno man: Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.


You should read up on Tierney, he had decades of crazy under his belt way before Tarantino.
 
2013-06-23 11:01:31 PM  

Dr.Zom: sno man: Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.

You should read up on Tierney, he had decades of crazy under his belt way before Tarantino.


too late.
 
2013-06-24 12:09:41 AM  

phedex: sno man: John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.

Beat me to it.

//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?

Compared to the rest of the list?  The only one I hadn't heard was Lawrence Tierney...  AND I actively avoid Hollywood gossip.

master of the house.....


Pipe down, chorus boy.
 
2013-06-24 12:23:29 AM  
List fails without Peter Sellers going bugfark insane on Casino Royale.
 
2013-06-24 12:25:26 AM  
Also:

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Sees nothing wrong with Mr. Brando's demands.
 
2013-06-24 12:35:11 AM  

stoli n coke: He never learned his lines. The documentary on Apocalypse Now showed them using cue cards and whatever they could find out of frame to keep him on script, even though most of the time, he'd go on bizarre rants anyway.

It's well documented that Brando hated acting in his later years and only did it because after the Godfather, studios were willing to throw obscene amounts of money at him. The first Superman, he made 10 times more than the guy actually playing Superman, and he only worked for 2 weeks.


That was the point when it started.  Watch Streetcar (which he actually did on stage) or Julius Caesar and you can see he knew his lines back when he was young and hungry.  I'm actually watching a film right now where he's doing a pretty good Swiss/German accent.

But yeah, from Apocalypse Now on, it was all downhill.  When he showed up in the Philipies, no one had any idea what to expect, and no one knew he'd put on 150 lbs.  Much of the best Kurtz stuff was ad libbed.

The reason he kept on working wasn't just that the money was stupid (He got close to a million for Apocalypse Now, and he got a million for a few days on Superman), but also the fact that he was perpetually broke.  He spent it (supporting wives and girlfriends, bailing out kids, etc) faster than he made it.
 
2013-06-24 12:39:16 AM  

Here Comes Everybody: List fails without Peter Sellers going bugfark insane on Casino Royale.


Everyone was bugfark insane on that film.  It had something like six directors and more than a dozen writers.  When they hired John Huston, he moved the entire production to Ireland from France, for no other reason than that he didn't want to miss the shooting season.
 
2013-06-24 03:26:28 AM  

Flint Ironstag: Sean Young was so hot. I'd have hit it. But I wouldn't have told her my real name or address....


This.

Dwight_Yeast: Here Comes Everybody: List fails without Peter Sellers going bugfark insane on Casino Royale.

Everyone was bugfark insane on that film.  It had something like six directors and more than a dozen writers.  When they hired John Huston, he moved the entire production to Ireland from France, for no other reason than that he didn't want to miss the shooting season.


Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.

FormlessOne: How was Brando a "meltdown?" He owned. That's all there was to it - if they wanted Brando in the movie, they were going to do their bum-kissing best to keep him, and he damned well knew it because the only draw for that flick was Brando.

That's not a "meltdown", that's aggressive renegotiation.


This.  Some of the others weren't very interesting to begin with.  Lohan being a problem?  OMG NO!
 
2013-06-24 06:17:03 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.


Actually, Stangelove was the one movie he was well-behaved on (aside from the early Ealing comedies).  He was scared shiatless of Kubrick.  Sellers was supposed to play Cpt. Kong as well, but he "hurt" his leg and couldn't get into the bomber set (he also struggled to do the Texas accent needed for the role, and the injury was an easy way out).
 
2013-06-24 06:50:36 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: omeganuepsilon: Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.

Actually, Stangelove was the one movie he was well-behaved on (aside from the early Ealing comedies).  He was scared shiatless of Kubrick.  Sellers was supposed to play Cpt. Kong as well, but he "hurt" his leg and couldn't get into the bomber set (he also struggled to do the Texas accent needed for the role, and the injury was an easy way out).



I think the only people Kubrick ever worked with who weren't intimidated by him were Nicholson and Lee Ermey. Of course, they were hardly ever subjected to the Kubrick water torture of doing 90 takes.
 
2013-06-24 11:09:02 AM  

stoli n coke: Dwight_Yeast: omeganuepsilon: Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.

Actually, Stangelove was the one movie he was well-behaved on (aside from the early Ealing comedies).  He was scared shiatless of Kubrick.  Sellers was supposed to play Cpt. Kong as well, but he "hurt" his leg and couldn't get into the bomber set (he also struggled to do the Texas accent needed for the role, and the injury was an easy way out).


I think the only people Kubrick ever worked with who weren't intimidated by him were Nicholson and Lee Ermey. Of course, they were hardly ever subjected to the Kubrick water torture of doing 90 takes.


The only guy I know of who scared Kubrick was the "Squeal like a pig!" guy from Deliverance. He was supposed to play Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, but Kubrick was too farking scared to meet with him.
 
2013-06-24 01:00:59 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: stoli n coke: Dwight_Yeast: omeganuepsilon: Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.

Actually, Stangelove was the one movie he was well-behaved on (aside from the early Ealing comedies).  He was scared shiatless of Kubrick.  Sellers was supposed to play Cpt. Kong as well, but he "hurt" his leg and couldn't get into the bomber set (he also struggled to do the Texas accent needed for the role, and the injury was an easy way out).


I think the only people Kubrick ever worked with who weren't intimidated by him were Nicholson and Lee Ermey. Of course, they were hardly ever subjected to the Kubrick water torture of doing 90 takes.

The only guy I know of who scared Kubrick was the "Squeal like a pig!" guy from Deliverance. He was supposed to play Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, but Kubrick was too farking scared to meet with him.


Apparently David Prowse wasn't scared of him, he apparently told Kubrick during Clockwork he was only going to do one take for the scene.
 
2013-06-24 07:44:26 PM  
Peaceboy:
The anecdote I'd always remembered about Sean Young and Charlie Sheen during "Wall Street" was this one:

Unhappy that Daryl Hannah had a bigger role than her, Young campaigned to get their roles swapped mid-filming. Charlie Sheen in typical Charlie Sheen fashion thought the best way to resolve things was affixing a post it on Young's back that read, "I'm the biggest coont in the world".

Ironically, Stone has since admitted that Young was right, mainly because Daryl Hannah had such an issue with her character.
 
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