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Poll: Frightening Filmmakers

Some directors bring with them not only extraordinary talent, but also cruelty towards the people they work with.

Which director would you have been most afraid to collaborate with?

Discuss here

Results of 1,343 votes:

  1. 1.

    Stanley Kubrick

     
    Kubrick was notorious for demanding multiple takes during filming to perfect his art, and his relentless approach was often extremely demanding for his actors. On The Shining: Shelley Duvall received …
  2. 2.

    Alfred Hitchcock

     
    Hitchcock became known for his alleged observation, "Actors are cattle". He was infamous with cast and crews for his practical jokes. [...] Usually, he found out about somebody's phobias, su…
  3. 3.

    Lars von Trier

     
    Paul Bettany, who only took the part of Tom Edison after being convinced by friend Stellan Skarsgård, later called the making of [Dogville] "hideous" and "a peculiarly unsatisfying expe…

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