3. Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine
The two sisters, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine shared a great level of animosity throughout their lives.
The feud started when both were nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 1941 for the roles of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone with the Wind and Rebecca Weldon. This was in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion respectively. Eventually, Joan won the award.
Subsequently, the rivalry between them only intensified over time as they were often pitted against each other by Hollywood studios. They remained estranged until Joan’s death in 2013.
2. Sean Young and James Woods
This long-running feud began when Sean Young was cast opposite James Woods in the movie The Boost. According to Woods, Young was difficult to work with and kept making inappropriate jokes on set.
However, the rivalry between them intensified when Young sued Woods for publicly calling her “crazy”. The lawsuit was eventually dropped and the two have since called a truce.
1. Raquel Welch and MGM
The feud between Raquel Welch and MGM began when she refused to sign a long-term contract with the studio after completing One Million Years B.C. She wanted more control over her career, which MGM was not willing to give her.
As a result, they stopped casting her in major projects and their relationship continued to deteriorate until 1970 when it finally ended with Welch’s departure from the studio.
The feud between Welch and MGM lasted for almost two decades, but it’s had a lasting legacy in Hollywood. It proved to other actors that they can take control of their careers and refuse offers if they did not feel comfortable with them. This has paved the way for more independent-minded actors in the industry today.
Thus, these are some of the most famous Hollywood Feuds in history, each leaving an indelible mark on popular culture and entertainment. Though these feuds lasted many years, each settled into a truce or resolution of some kind. And this is proving that even after long battles, peace is possible!
Will the “Don’t Worry Darling” drama Join the Rank?
The Hollywood Feuds have become part of the culture and entertainment industry, and even with new controversies that arise, most eventually find a resolution. One such ongoing feud concerns the drama movie, “Don’t Worry Darling.”
This project has been surrounded by controversy since director Olivia Wilde replaced original director Catherine Hardwicke due to creative differences. This created tension between both sides, as well as with some of the cast members including Harry Styles who voiced his opinion on the switch.
This feud gained more traction when Florence Pugh publicly spoke out against her co-star Chris Pine for an alleged pay gap disparity. Both Pine and Pugh were open about the situation. And it was eventually revealed that Pine had requested a pay cut to ensure that all actors on set were paid equally.
Despite these issues, filming for this movie is still underway. Whether or not this drama will join the ranks of historic Hollywood Feuds remains to be seen. However, it is clear that this controversy has ruffled many feathers.