Monday, July 22, 2013

Blind Item #5

This A+ list mostly movie actor has been in this space for being difficult. He is a great comic actor but his people skills suck. Even if he is standing right next to someone he will not speak to them directly unless he feels they are his equal. The only people he considers his equals are fellow actors who make as much as him or the director of his movie. There are times where he does not even speak to his wife directly but makes his assistant speak to her. He is in the top 5 most difficult actors to work with.

63 comments:

PixieStar said...

Ben stiller?

Tyger Lilly said...

Is Jim Carrey married? Not sure if he is (don't care enough to look it up) but he's an ass.

stigs84 said...

I was gonna guess Ben. I hope not, though, I love his wife

Kat said...

Ben Stiller is my guess, too. What a nasy, self-important little bastard.

Rebecca said...

Will Ferrell, is he mostly movie at this point?

trainrides said...

How about the dirty talk during sexy toymz? Does the assistant have to do it for him too?

Ruby Soho said...

For some reason, I always picture Ben Stiller to be just like his character in Happy Gilmore

Jeneral said...

Eddie Murphy

sandybrook said...

I don't think Ben Stiller rates this high and his wife was too beautiful to put up with that crap. I think its Eddie Murphy.

Chris said...

Eddie Murphy isn't married.

Sarah said...

Gotta be Ben, those Napolean complexes are a motherfucker.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Ben Stiller, He seems like a cuntykarl dude. Attitude and agressive.

Ja'mie King said...

I always wonder why Ben Stiller is purportedly such a jerk with parents as cool as Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller.

sandybrook said...

Because he was born into money and grew up entitled in NYC.

Count Jerkula said...

Ja'ime King: Life long sense of entitlement, like Goop.

I hope the next dozen posts got some meat to em, cause this is a pretty boring day so far. Enty better have a juicy reveal in the chamber.

Ruby Soho said...

agreed. Today has been boring as hell

Karen said...

I think that "There are times where he does not even speak to his wife directly but makes his assistant speak to her" is an exaggerated form of "Ben's assistant answers Christine's questions because Ben doesn't keep track of his own schedule" or "Ben's assistant answers his phone for him even if it's his wife calling."

I sincerely doubt that she asks something and he tells his assistant "tell her that I said...." Besides--why would he even talk to his assistant if he won't talk to people he considers his subordinates?

I have no doubt that he's a difficult person, but this seems a little OTT.

parissucksliterally said...

Ben Stiller is a total douchebag. I know people who have worked with him.

sarah.estell said...

A+ comic actors to me implies a comic actor who can open a movie on his own. That list would include:

Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
Robin Williams
Kevin James
Will Ferrell
Steve Carrell

Who else these days? Jim Carrey isn't married and has not had a successful movie in some time.

I have no clue on this one.

Isa said...

Ben Stiller. My husband works in the theater, and has met him. Wife was lovely, Ben wouldn't look or speak to anyone.

libby said...

Totally Ben Stiller's m.o.

Also, he may make the assistant talk to his wife when they're doing a film together. Like maybe he's a method-douche who can't break character...haha.

Krissie said...

My brother did work as a movie extra in the past and a bunch of other extras told him the meanest actor they'd ever worked with was Stiller.

Marieeee said...

Hahaha

greenmountaingal said...

It's Ben Stiller. I know his assistant pretty well & this is exactly how Ben operates.

Ja'mie King said...

I (Tony) wonder if his sister is as bitchy as he seems to be? I would hope nurture would override nature in his case, because if he sucks this bad with good (albeit rich & connected) parents, there's not much hope for all the celeb spawns made famous via the celebrity baby obsession of the past couple decades.

I've also heard Christine Taylor is super-nice.

crila16 said...

Ben Stiller was my first guess too!!!!

Renoblondee said...

That is so disappointing to learn people you used to like are awful people. Good to know though.

tina said...

Mike Myers

Vera L- said...

I read somewhere (Here?) that Ben hires female assistants and expects oral servicing as part of their job. ~shudder~

Jennifer H. said...

Steve Martin. He'll even snub other celebs sitting next to him on the "Tonight Show" couch. He is a snob and, for a comedian, has very little humor.

Sandy said...

Yeah, Stiller - a well-known asshole (I think he even parodied himself on Gervais's Extras, although self-parody obviously didn't make him change his ways).

It's that Napoleon-complex thing - he's a wee, tiny little man (I mean, shorter than Cruise, even) and obviously feels he has to overcompensate big time for it.

Sandy said...

But Steve Martin is a good guess, too, although I don't know how "difficult" he is. He's definitely cold, humorless and stand-offish in RL, though. His on-screen persona of geniality and niceness is just that - a persona.

Actually, Will Arnett fits Martin's description with a little bit of Stiller's assholishness, but he's not A list.

Jade Knickerboxers said...

@jennifer, I heard he's a snob, but still love him, so many funny movies.

I think this is Ben.

Anna Nonymous said...

my abusive ex is extremely short, I absolutely believe in the Napoloeon complex thing, it's hard for a man to be always looking up at everyone, makes them very feisty, insecure, and controlling. Like a toddler, in my experience. Kind of like dogs, little dogs are yappy and snappy,big dogs are laid back and happy, friendly.

BobNYC said...

Denzel Washington

nudibelle said...

Ben? Russell if he wasnt getting a divorce

Oopsy_Daisy said...

OT, Napoleon was reported to be 5'7. That height was considered normal for the time period. A British writer came up with the idea that was was abnormally short in order to make him appear clownish. I am not a Napoleon defender or expert, I just happened to read trivia on this exact thing over the weekend!

Ben Stiller is known for treating Christine Taylor like garbage, always yelling at and belittling her in front of others.

Count Jerkula said...

@Anna: Did he start out as abusive, or just "standing up to you, keeping you inline" like you talked about desiring yesterday, and then it progressed into something bad?

I'm sure I'm not the only one curious after yesterday's comment, so I figured I'd ask.

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Count Jerkula said...

@Miss Mess: Shhhh. It was a legit question. I'm not trying to troll the broad.

Renoblondee said...

Okay, I draw the line at hearing bad things about Steve Martin! *lalalalaICantHearYou*

Angela said...

The BI may be Ben Stiller and it might be true but there's definitely some exaggeration in this.

Stiller definitely works with people that are below his pay rate. He has lately done two TV shows, Arrested Development and Eagleheart, most likely as a favor to Chris Elliott, while he could have passed on these projects. So, I'm sure he's difficult to work with, but I challenge the claim that he talks to people only on a money scale. The guy also knows what talent is.

kelly said...



Spent a fun evening with Ben once in Nantucket, laughing, nice, totally normal. My kids have met him also, in more of a fan mode, and he was completely gracious. Just want to balance out the negativity a bit.

junecartercash said...

I have a friend who worked with Steve Martin on his recent bluegrass record who says he was very nice to her and her co-workers. He is kind of reserved, it is not like he is going to break out and be all "I'm a wild and crazy guy", but was polite and gracious to those working with him.

Shinobi Jedi said...

This is Bill Murray. I'm super surprised no one here called it yet.

M. Brown said...

Not that anyone would even suspect it but Steve Carrell is authentically kind and down to earth. Saw him on the back lot of Chelsea Lately and he was chatting with the security guard.

M. Brown said...

Not that anyone would even suspect it but Steve Carrell is authentically kind and down to earth. Saw him on the back lot of Chelsea Lately and he was chatting with the security guard.

auntliddy said...

I could believe steve martin but murray is really an asshole so cld be him. He and stiller have a very nasty edge to their so called humor.

Sarah said...

Because he's a short, short man. Life is hard when your legs swing from the chairs at the grown up table!

Hegg said...

Gonna guess Robin Williams just cause I have been witness to his manic behaviour.

Charlotte. said...

I was thinking Steve Martin too, Jennifer. He's manic depressive, isn't he? I think he's also very shy and private when he isn't 'in character'.

SophiaB said...

Word re Murray. My mom knows his ex-wife really well. Wld NEVER wish to be in Murray's presence. He & Rosie O'D are on a par. Totally vicious adders.

Charlotte. said...

@SophiaB, but but but my beloved Bowie is BFFs with Rosie! He couldn't be BFFs with a nasty bitch! He even made her a cover China Girl and called it Rosie Girl for Christmas some years back. Just you hush your mouth ( keyboard-typing fingers).

Jenn said...

We call it Little Man Syndrome. Quite a few of my relatives are great big jackasses, in itty bitty packages.

What about Chevy The Asshole Chase?

Ruby said...

Ben Stiller or Bill Murray

Rach Around said...

Ruby - have you seen Ben Stiller in Extras? Fucking hilarious!

Rach Around said...

My husband is not permitted to speak to me directly. He speaks to my chesticles and no direct eye contact, unless it's my brown eye.

Rach Around said...

Vera: oral servicing? Like a book report?

Rach Around said...

Ruby : "you will go to sleep, or I will put you to sleep!"

Sarahlou said...

Definitely Ben.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3624589

Dingle Barry said...

Nice! Does he do laundry too?

iknowpeople said...

@Shinobi, except he's not married and isn't an ass.

iknowpeople said...

@auntliddy, and you know this from personal experience. I actually DO know Bill and you are incorrect.