Being a world-famous Hollywood actor has to be one of the most pressurised jobs on the entire planet. Riches and fame may be nice, but living your life under intensive media scrutiny must take its toll.

No wonder some actors wind up having major meltdowns on the job – and here are some of the most infamous instances of movie stars having a total meltdown on-set.

40. Christian Bale: Terminator Salvation

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On the set of Terminator Salvation, Christian Bale launched into an expletive-filled tirade at director of photography Shane Hurlbut. The cinematographer incurred this abuse after walking into Bale’s line of sight. As Bale raged on for almost four minutes, Hurlbut and the film’s director McG failed to calm the actor down, with the highly-strung actor ending his rant by claiming that he and Hurlbut were “f***ing done professionally.”

The whole incident was made all the more bizarre by the British Bale continuing to speak in the American accent he was using for the role of John Connor, even whilst losing his temper. The recording went viral, and Bale later apologised by saying that he and Hurlbut had resolved their differences.

39. Lucy Liu: Charlie’s Angels

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Landing the third lead alongside Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore in 2000’s Charlie’s Angels was a major career step for Lucy Liu, best known at the time for TV’s Ally McBeal. However, Liu quickly became notorious in Hollywood following a well-publicised spat with co-star Bill Murray. Accounts vary as to just what went down between the two of them, but it’s widely reported that Murray upset Liu by suggesting that she couldn’t act and shouldn’t even be in the film.

Rather than dealing with Murray’s comment calmly, Liu is said to have physically attacked the actor whilst screaming at him. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the incident led to Murray being replaced by Bernie Mac for sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

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