Most of us recall a different Reeve(s) as the big blue boy scout, but George appeared in “Adventures of Superman,” a TV show running from 1952 to 1958. Apparently, this strong actor felt that the role was silly and beneath him.
However, it wasn’t because of the subject material – it was because of the format. He thought that TV was unimportant and that few people would see his work. In just a few years, every home had a television, but since he was hired in 1950, he didn’t have that knowledge. He did get the chance to appear as the Last Son of Krypton in a few feature films, too.
Harrison Ford — “Blade Runner”
It's common that big, famous movies had contentious sets or tough productions, and the neo-noir science-fiction film “Blade Runner” is no exception. Harrison Ford, who has been in dozens of movies and is on this list more than once, said that it was rough working on this famous film.
He and director Ridley Scott butted heads during the filming. Ford was confused by a lot of the choices for the film, primarily the voice narration. He was taken aback by the narration and quality of it. It turns out that financiers rewrote the narration so that nobody got lost.
Alec Guinness — the “Star Wars” Series
Alec Guinness didn't have many good things to say about the big sci-fi series he was a part of near the end of his life. He not only called it rubbish – fairytale rubbish – but also said that the writing and lines were so bad that he could barely go on acting with them.
He tossed out fan mail from fans of the series unopened. He was tired of being known as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Once when a young fan asked him for an autograph, he gave it on the condition that the young fan never watch the movies again.
Sharon Stone — “Basic Instinct”
We're going to be talking about a specific scene from this tense thriller. Really, a specific shot. Even if you haven't seen the movie, you know which one it is. If you don't know which one it is, go finish your homework. The shot angered Stone, who thought it would be unseen or just innuendo.
When she watched it at the premiere, however, she found herself revealed without her knowledge or consent. After the showing was over, she went over and slapped the director, who had pushed for the scene to be shot that way.
John Cusack — “Better Off Dead”
“Better Off Dead” wasn't a critical or commercial success when it came out in 1985, but it's since reached a cult-like status. The surrealist teen black comedy genre isn't exactly bursting with choices, so there are some people out there that really appreciate it. John Cusack, the lead actor, isn't one of them.
During the first screening, he stood up and walked out, but not before confronting the director. He told the director, Savage Steve Holland, that it was definitely the worst thing he had ever seen, that he will never trust the director with another project, and that the director should never try to speak with him again.