10 Favorite Movie Stars Who in Real Life are Jerks

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Some Hollywood actors are recognized for being great in person, including Hugh Jackman, Matthew McConaughey, and Kristen Wiig. With all that being said, it’s not like every actor or actress will be the same. Some of them aren’t so sweet in person. In reality, they’ve developed a reputation for being some of the rudest people you could encounter despite their on-screen personality being so much different.

You heard that right: never meet your idol in person. In certain instances, we’d have to agree. We’ve created a list of 10 people who are deeply loved but are big jerks behind the camera. If you stumble across these people, it’s always safer to keep walking and stop asking them for their autograph. You never know exactly what will happen! Some will disregard you and others will berate you with bad language.

Are there any celebrities that you felt were extremely sweet but turned out to be incredibly rude? Let us know!

William Shatner

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William Shatner’s Comedy Central Roast was so perfect because it allowed stars to vent their pent-up frustration for years. While on Star Trek’s set, most co-stars disliked him because he was such a jerk. He earned the nickname “Captain Jerk” for not being at Leonard Nimoy’s funeral.


When at gatherings, he has a big attitude that fans and co-stars are expected to cope with. He shouted at Denise Crosby (Star Trek’s Tasha Yar) as she tried to answer a question. After seeing how he behaves towards his co-stars, it’s difficult to admire the guy.

Paltrow Gwyneth

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Gwyneth Paltrow gave up the hope of being seen as an average person. Since stunts including removing “coffee, alcohol, dairy, eggs, sugar, corn, shellfish, fish, wheat, meat and soy” from her diet, Paltrow branded herself a lifestyle expert. An actress friend said she is a “rich white woman with an eating disorder transformed into a branding opportunity.”

It doesn’t matter if her latest Goop Netflix series reveals how out of sync she’s with people. She traveled to a Michelin-starred restaurant in London and mocked the chef by saying, “I can’t eat this sh*t. Let’s just go up to my suite and order room service?” She’d probably eat “Moondust” and seaweed.

Kiefer Sutherland

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We liked Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, but he has issues. Along with a DUI and stories of drunken wrongdoings, other stars despised working with him. Freddie Prinze, Jr., said Sutherland was disrespectful and “hated every moment” of collaborating with Sutherland.


Filming Kiefer was extremely unprofessional. Freddie says, “That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that It also made Freddie want to leave afterward!

Jesse James

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Jesse James is reputed to mistreat women in his life. In 2010, it was reported he had cheated with several partners on Sandra Bullock when the couple sought to adopt a child together. An image surfaced where James doing a Nazi salute.

He and Bullock divorced in June 2010. One of James’ wives had an affair with him, Kat Von D, was later engaged to him but she ended the relationship because he was disloyal throughout their relationship.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon—American Sweetheart? No, obviously! Some claim she’s very self-titled, which surfaced after she and her spouse had been stopped for moving in and out of lanes. When the officer arrived, she said, “Know my name? You’re just about to know who I’m.” Shortly afterward, she was charged for disorderly behavior.

Star Magazine source says, “Reese is far from sweet. Staff is afraid of rubbing her the wrong way, so they lean back to satisfy her! She will never remove her sunglasses because she doesn’t want someone to make eye contact. 

Katherine Heigl

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In a very short period, in both television and film, Katherine Heigl became immensely popular. However, her popularity quickly stopped her career. Heigl is notorious for criticizing her ventures and speaking negatively about fellow celebrities.

She once declined an Emmy nomination because she felt the show’s writing (Grey’s Anatomy) undeserved praise. Heigl also blamed Knocked Up for hating women. And in 2010, she pleaded for $3 million to star on Valentine’s Day which was crazy because it was an ensemble film she wouldn’t be on set long.

Edward Norton’s

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Edward Norton’s popularity is incredibly rude. Indeed, reports say that’s why Marvel chose to replace his role as The Hulk in The Avengers. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told HitFlix.com that Norton wasn’t a “team player” and that the studio was “looking for an actor prepared to work side by side with a star-studded cast.”

He also said he wrote Frida’s movie and refused credit to those who wrote it in the Writer’s Guild. That’s what we call plagiarism.

Christian Bale

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Christian Bale was more than once in the news because of his high-maintenance tantrums on set. Before Terminator: Redemption was released, Bale’s audio freakouts received more popularity than the movie did.

In the recording, Bale can be noticed physically threatening photographer Shane Hurlbut as Hurlbut attempts to apologize for ruining a take. Bale is known to manipulate others to give him what he needs. That’s exactly why the Batman trilogy had no official Robin.

Tommy Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones isn’t just an irritable guy; he’s grumpy. Indeed, finding him writing an autograph or speaking to journalists is uncommon. Although that’s all well and nice, most journalists don’t want a second film-promoting interview with him because he’s known to cut them off and walk out. Indeed, during an interview with GQ magazine, he made a reporter weep once when literally smashing whole walnuts with his bare fists.

He also said famously, “I hate you. I just don’t like you…I cannot sanction your buffoonery on Batman Forever’s set.

Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard may look fine, but he has a dark history. He beat his former wife, Lori McCommas in 2001 because she talked to him strongly.” In 2005, he beat his second wife, Michelle Ghent. Another incident occurred in 2010 when Ghent alleged Howard hurled her around a hotel room before picking her up, bringing her to the balcony and attempting to throw her over the balcony.

Howard’s mentality also extends into his professional life. Reportedly, that’s why he got removed from Iron Man, and Don Cheadle got his chance. Howard asked for more money and quit when he couldn’t get it. Then he regretted this “injustice” for years later, accusing Robert Downey, Jr. You remember the guy who fought for fair pay for all on the Avengers set.

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