No Fake Punches Or Dramatic Monologues Were Used In The Making Of These Set Fights

Take the typical workplace and multiply it by a billion, and you have the chaos that is a Hollywood set. With actors’ egos, petty feuds, and creative differences, it’s safe to say that not all sets are created equal. Some are actually downright toxic!

From Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher calling title actor Val Kilmer psychotic to Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise getting physically violent on the set of The Outsiders, here are some of the craziest set fights.

Tootsie: Dustin Hoffman Vs. Sydney Pollack

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The 1982 film Tootsie is light, playful, and full of laughing moments. Somehow, a story about a cross-dressing down-on-his-luck actor doesn’t make for a playful behind-the-scenes experience, with star Dustin Hoffman and director Sydney Pollack were at each other’s throats.

Their arguments were primarily over creative differences with the script. Each of them even took it upon themselves to rewrite it over a weekend! In the end, Pollack thought the film was going to be a universal failure. Boy, was she wrong!