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4 Notorious Hollywood Fights Involving Jews

Big egos lead to big fights, which sometimes lead to urine being thrown.
By: David Shear
Published: June 30th, 2011 in Culture » Film » News
Dunaway and Polanski on the set of
Spielberg and Fox
Fincher and Gyllenhaal
Norton and Kaye

Hollywood is filled with Jews. This is no secret. Hollywood is filled with actors, directors and producers whose egos are grandiose. No secret either. But when you put these people in a room together you are bound to get some serious clashes, many involving Jews. 

So in honour of July 4th and Canada Day, here are four of the largest firework displays in the history of movie making involving Jews.


Steven Spielberg vs Megan Fox

The most recent of clash on the list was also a great marketing tool for the just released Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  Megan Fox, the queen of the toe thumbs, was fired from the franchise after the second movie for calling director Michael Bay “Hitler”. 

When Executive Producer Steven Spielberg heard that, he called Bay and ordered him to fire Fox immediately.

Bay, however, didn’t take offense to the name calling, but did respond. “I wasn’t hurt, because I know that’s just Megan. Megan loves to get a response. And she does it in kind of the wrong way. I’m sorry, Megan. I’m sorry I made you work twelve hours. I’m sorry that I’m making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy.”

Fox was replaced by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who even though has never acted before, already has a much more promising career than Fox seeing as two of the largest producers and directors are actually willing to hire her.


Jake Gyllenhaal vs. David Fincher

Everyone loves Gyllenhaal, except for maybe Fincher.

Gyllenhaal claims that Fincher’s directing techniques for Zodiac were absurd, forcing the actors to do over 90 takes on some scenes. Fincher, on the other hand, claims that his approach to directing was, according to Gawker, “a Pavlovian experiment in talent manipulation”. So absurd then. Glad they are in agreement.

“We’d do a lot of takes, and he’d turn, and he would say, because he had a computer there, ‘Delete the last 10 takes,’ according to the actor. “And as an actor, that’s very hard to hear.”

Luckily for Gyllenhaal, Fincher wasn’t the one directing his Shalom Sesame Afikomen piece. It’s doubtful Gyllenhaal could carry the same enthusiasm over finding his Afikomen on his 90th take.


Tony Kaye vs Edward Norton

Edward Norton seems like a nice guy. A nice guy with a massive ego. Tony Kaye considers himself “the greatest English filmmaker since Alfard Hitchcock,” so yes, the ego is there as well. Put these two together on the set of American History X and you’re sure to get some fights.

Kaye shot over 200 hours of film, from which he produce a cut that New Line cinema loved. He however hated it, and decided to cut it down to a Disney short 87 minutes. New Line then placed Norton as editor, forcing Kaye to quit production and demanding that his name be removed from the film.

After the release of the movie, Kaye called Norton “a narcissistic dilenttante,” who along with New Line, “raped” his film. Kaye said that he never wanted to give the “privileged, educated” Norton the part to begin with but didn’t have time to recast. 

Norton’s ego replied “If Tony Kaye hadn’t wanted to make the movie with me, the studio wouldn’t have made the movie with Tony Kaye.”

Based on their careers following American History X, Norton seems about right.


Roman Polanski vs. Faye Dunaway

Before Roman Polanski became “that” Roman Polanski, he was still an a-hole.

During the filming of the 1974 classic “Chinatown”, Dunaway and Polanski got into the greatest fight in filmmaking history. 

According to the book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, when Dunaway asked for her character’s motivation during a shoot, Polanski shouted, “Say the f*cking words. Your salary is your motivation.”

During another scene Polanski was getting annoyed by Dunaway’s loose hair which was ruining the shot. So instead of having Dunaway tuck the hair back, he decided to pluck it from her head.

All the built up animosity finally exploded when Dunaway was filming a scene in her car and asked for a break to go to the washroom. Polanski refused and gave her a cup to pee in. Dunaway then threw the cup, filled with urine, in Polanski’s face.

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