20 notoriously troubled movie sets
'Alien 3' (1992)
Notable participants: David Fincher, 20th Century Fox
What happened: Director David Fincher thought he was going to get to make the "Alien" movie he pitched the studio. Instead, as production drew near the budget was cut, the studio mandated changes and both Fincher and Fox fought over what the ending should be (poor Sigourney Weaver, she shaved her head because she thought she was making an existential "Alien" movie). Eventually, things got so bad that the studio re-cut the film without Fincher's involvement. Almost 20 years later Fincher publicly stated "No one hated it more than me; to this day no one hates it more than me." Ouch. Surprisingly, he did go on to eventually make another movie at Fox, "Fight Club."
- Gregory Ellwood