Being in front of the camera all day and every day must take its toll on a person (first world problems). Some handle the pressure well and others – not so much. We collected some of our favorite celebrity freaks out, meltdowns, and outbursts right here in this article. Cringe and enjoy.
1. BILL O’REILLY
One of the most epic freak outs of all time, so bad it inspired hundreds of memes. Before he was one of America’s most popular political pundits, Bill O’Reilly hosted Inside Edition and If you ever thought he could be a jerk on the O’Reilly Factor – you ain’t seen nothing yet.
2. CHRISTIAN BALE
Everyone’s favorite Batman (sorry Ben) had such an insane freak out, you don’t even need video to appreciate it. Captured on audio, Bale gives the DP of Terminator Salvation a tongue lashing so bad, he later publicly apologized for it.
3. SETH GREEN
There is a little speculation around whether this is real or not, regardless, it’s a meltdown fit for this list. Seth Green is best known as the voice of Chris on Family Guy or Dr. Evil’s son in Austin Powers, but the people in this video best remember him as that asshole who flipped the craft service table over.
4. KLAUS KINSKI
Klaus Kinski was notoriously difficult to work with and if anyone knows that fact to be true – it’s German filmmaker Werner Herzog. The two collaborated on 5 films together and their turbulent relationship was documented in My Best Fiend. Keep in mind, Werner Herzog claims this freak out was tame compared to others – if that’s tame I could only image how bad a real outburst was.
5. QUENTIN TARANTINO
Quentin is one of America’s greatest living directors and also one of America’s toughest directors. He has produced Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and this slap to a paparazzi’s face.
6. LILY TOMLIN VS DAVID O’RUSSELL
It’s well known that David O’Russell has had his share of difficulties directing certain actors, most famously with George Clooney on Three Kings and with Lily Tomlin on I Heart Huckabees. No videos exist of his battles with Clooney, but there’s plenty to see when it comes to Lily Tomlin. Besides the video above, there’s also this video below of Tomlin having a mega freakout on set.
7. MATT DAMON
This isn’t a freak out but more like a verbal beat down. Celebrities are meant to keep things cool and collected on camera so it’s awesome to see Damon break that mold and serve this reporter a bit of justice.
8. TOM CRUISE
Tom Cruise loses it on this “reporter” and for good reason. I’d be pissed if someone splashed water in my face, but then he starts to go a little crazy. I think it’s the scientology in him.
9. WILL SMITH
Will Smith just landed the bitch slap heard round the world. He later went on Letterman and had a hilarious conversation with Dave about the incident.
10. Alec Baldwin
This video makes me glad I’m not famous. I can only imagine having the news and paparazzi swarming around you 24/7, it’s no surprise Alec Baldwin flipped the script. I honestly thought he was going to smack that female reporter at the end.