No matter who invests money in the movie and who visualizes the story, it’s the actors who sit on the throne. A famous actor is basically the face of a movie or franchise. That gives them the liberty to behave like divas on the set and make outrageous and bizarre requests which have to be fulfilled at any cost. They are princes and princesses of the movie sets who must be kept happy, fed, and comfortable all the time. Whether a crew member ever spits in their drinks or not is something we will never know. But here are the 10 most shocking demands made by actors in movies. We have another article talking about insane demands made by other celebrities. Some of them don’t even make any sense and rise straight out of ego and spite.
Before signing up for “The Departed”, Jack Nicholson added two conditions to his contract. According to reports, he demanded that his character snorted cocaine off an actress’ bare buttcheeks and that a dildo is shown in one of the scenes where he appears.
Samuel L. Jackson
A lot of big companies like Google and Marriott have recreational rooms at workplaces as a non-monetary incentive to keep the employees motivated, happy, and creative. But Samuel L. Jackson had always paid attention to recreational activities. The A-list actor from “Pulp Fiction”, “Django Unchained” and MCU made sure that all his movie contracts allowed him to golf at least thrice a week.
Ben Affleck grew up in Massachusetts, making him a die-hard loyal fan of Red Sox. His loyalty was put to a test when his character was supposed to wear a Yankees cap in “Gone Girl”. But the actor refused it straight away even though it was just a fictional role.
Most of the time, Tom Cruise was mentioned in the tabloids, it was for either “Mission: Impossible” or his belief in Scientology that ended his marriages. By now the entire world knows that he is a Scientologist. According to reports, during the shoot of “War of the Worlds”, Cruise demanded a tent completely dedicated to Scientology with all the requirements available.
Eastwood made such an outrageous demand that it forced the directors to introduce “The Eastwood rule” so no other actor makes that demand. We are talking about the time Eastwood demanded to get the director of “The Outlaw Josey Wales” removed and replace himself with him. According to sources, Clint also asked the producers to cast one of his crushes once.
Directors often end up casting actors for the characters they are the most similar to. Something like that happened with “Bon. James Bond” actor, Sean Connery who was strongly in love with his name. As mentioned before, some demands were purely based on ego and diva moments. During the filming and promotions of “Goldfinger”, the James Bond actor made sure that his name appeared bigger in size than other cast members of the movie.
Jennifer is one of the most talented and highest-paid actresses of today. She is young but she workforces everyone in the industry to take her seriously. So, what demand could the Oscar-winning actress have that brings us to this prestigious list? The “Hunger Games” star has a separate tent dedicated to the Kardashians on the sets of “Mother!”. It featured all the episodes of the TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and was filled with their pictures.
According to reports, Will once asked for a Janet-Jackson style mic, three-wheeled scooter, artificial tree, and more bizarre things on the set. Do these actors even need these things or do they exploit their influence to feel important?
Sam Worthington is a well-known actor who rose to promise from Avatar According to the source, the script of “Clash of the Titans” included a mechanical owl that functioned on a remote. But Sam got so miffed with it that he screamed at the soulless owl and at the director until the owl got removed.
McQueen had to share the screen with his rival Paul Newman, reportedly, in “The Towering Inferno”. And as any human being would think of doing, McQueen made the writers rewrite the script so both the actors got an equal amount of dialogues and screen time.