John Buck 41: sno man: list fails without Bale.Beat me to it.//maybe too obvious and/or well-known?
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).
omeganuepsilon: Sellers was pretty insane period, was a pain in the ass on Dr. Strangelove iirc.
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.
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.
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.
FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, who doesn't want a personal dwarf?
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