It might not seem like it, but movie sets are just like regular offices and workspace. And, just like in real life, some co-workers get along better than others. Over the years, we’ve seen some fantastic cinematic pairings. From early duos like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to Paul Newman and Robert Redford through to modern partnerships like Seth Rogen and James Franco, some co-stars just get along. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, two actors can end up hating each other.
There are plenty of reasons that certain co-stars hated each other. Paychecks, work style, past relationships, among other things, can all result in two actors butting heads while filming. From Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey to Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, let’s take a look at some of Hollywood’s biggest rivalries and how they got started!
1. Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey
One of the most common causes of co-star hatred is a difference in work styles. So, when old-school worker Tommy Lee Jones had to work with prankster Jim Carrey on the 1995 film Batman Forever, they clashed.
Years later, Carrey revealed that Jones said to him “I hate you. I really don’t like you…I cannot sanction your buffoonery.” However, Carrey seems to have director Joel Schumacher on his side. “Jim Carrey was a gentleman, and Tommy Lee was threatened by him,” the director said. He finished by saying, “I’m tired of defending overpaid, overprivileged actors. I pray I don’t work with them again.” Yikes.