The Most Notorious Actor/Director Feuds in Movie History

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A couple of weeks back, we spotlighted a few of the most fruitful and (presumably) harmonious filmmaker/actor collaborations in moviedom. But filmmakers can also be a prickly lot, and the recent (mostly tabloid) coverage of director Kevin Smith's recent swipes at his Cop Out star Bruce Willis (more on that below) got us thinking about some of the less cordial actor/director relationships. We've assembled some of the more contentious ones here:

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Jason Bailey is the film editor at Flavorwire, and has also written for Slate, Salon, and the Village Voice.

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