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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 14
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2013-06-23 05:15:57 PM  
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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 04:29:47 PM  
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You call those meltdowns?
2013-06-24 06:50:36 AM  
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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 06:17:03 AM  
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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 12:35:11 AM  
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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.
2013-06-23 09:41:22 PM  
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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 08:16:20 PM  
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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 06:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
List fails without I Heart Huckabees.
2013-06-23 05:21:08 PM  
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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 05:09:29 PM  
1 votes:
I always thought the guy who plays the Nazi scientist in Raiders had one of the worst meltdowns...
2013-06-23 03:42:47 PM  
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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 03:13:32 PM  
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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 02:33:17 PM  
1 votes:
list fails without Bale.
2013-06-23 01:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
Sean Young was so hot. I'd have hit it. But I wouldn't have told her my real name or address....
 
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