20 notoriously troubled movie sets
'Cop Out' (2010)
Notable participants: Bruce Willis, Kevin Smith
What happened: Bruce Willis is not the sort of person who likes unprofessional behavior, and he has an infamously short fuse if he thinks someone is unprepared. On the first day of shooting this film, Kevin Smith tried to describe a shot to his cinematographer, and Willis realized that Smith didn't know which lens he was asking for. That fundamental lack of knowledge on Smith's part defined their relationship, and while Smith tried to put a brave face on things while they were promoting the movie, he's since started telling a more honest version of the story. I'll say this for him... considering how bad Smith comes off in the story, he sure seems willing to tell it. One thing is clear: if you're going to work with Willis, you'd better be prepared.
- Drew McWeeny