15 Marvel Actors Who Were Total Bullies On Set (5 Who Were Sweethearts)

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but some of the adorable superheroes we have watched over the last few years aren’t really heroes. In fact, some of them are straight-up jerks and are known to be total divas to work with.

Most of the time, when an actor or actress makes working with them stressful, they get the boot and are replaced, but there are some A-listers who people cater to and allow to be jerks to those around them so they stay and boost the movie or show more.

Not all of them are big jerks though, there are some that are total sweethearts. They make working on set a breeze and everyone loves them.

Here are 15 Marvel actors/actresses that are bullies on set, and 5 that are absolute sweethearts.

20 Bully: Terrence Howard (Colonel James Rhodes)


Before we had Don Cheadle as the role of Colonel James Rhodes in the Iron Man series, we had Terrance Howard.

According to thetalko.com though, Terrance was a bit obnoxious, didn't treat women too kindly, and when he was given a pay cut in the second film, he bailed and then took it out on Robert Downey Jr. for not sticking up for him.

19 Bully: Josh Brolin (Thanos)

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Everyone was super ecstatic when A-list actor Josh Brolin joined the cast of Avengers as Thanos.

Apparently though, according to thetalko.com, he is a completely different person when the cameras aren’t rolling. In fact, he is actually a huge jerk to work with and doesn’t treat women very well like Terrance Howard, making it hard to work with him.

18 Bully: Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts)

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Gwyneth Paltrow has a long history of feuds with other actors.

According to thetalko.com, she is not only hard to work with, but conceited, cold and distant to her costars and is just an all-around huge dive on set. In fact, she only agreed to do the Iron Man series if all her very expensive, very ridiculous, demands were met.

17 Bully: Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon)


On camera, Bradley Cooper is an amazing actor, off-camera though, he is pretty shady.

According to thetalko.com, Brad has a habit of dating costars while filming is going on and then dumping them as soon as their roles are complete. He has done this to a few women including Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, and Zoe Saldana.

16 Bully: Vin Diesel (Groot)

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Vin Diesel is another actor who has a long history of feuds with other actors.

According to thetalko.com, Vin has also been known to be a bit of a creep towards women during interviews. For example, during an interview with YouTuber Carol Moreira, Vin was constantly asking her out, calling her beautiful, and telling her how he couldn’t concentrate because of how hot she was.

15 Bully: Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)


Jeremy is not a hated guy. He is actually loved by many people, but there are times where he can get disrespectful.

According to thetalko.com, stars sometimes participate in gifting parties, which is where fans give stars gift baskets in exchange for interviews and pics. Unfortunately, Jeremy tends to not participate and will straight up refuse to do pics or interviews.

14 Bully: James Spader (Ultron)

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James Spader is another actor with some big acting talent, and an ego to match.

According to thetalko.com, the biggest reason as to why he is no longer in a lot of films now days is because he is super difficult to work with. He is known to embody his character, become it almost, and that eventually turns into him becoming obsessed and wanting to control the entire project.

13 Bully: Natalie Portman (Jane Foster)


Natalie Portman is an amazing actress in the film industry. She has some serious talent and a lot of big blockbusters under her belt.

According to thetalko.com though, she is also known to have a bit of a temper. She supposedly is a bit conceited, is known to think very highly of herself, takes everything very seriously, and is very distant to her coworkers.

12 Bully: Edward Norton (The Hulk)

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One of the biggest reasons we don’t see Edward Norton anymore is because of his horrible reputation when it comes to working with others and how much of a diva he is on set.

According to thetalko.com, Edward straight-up ruined The Incredible Hulk in 2008 because he demanded that creators rewrite certain parts of the script and redo shootings his way.

11 Bully: Mickey Rourke (Ivan Vanko)

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Mickey Rourke made himself public enemy number one when he publicly bragged about “hacking off” many of his fellow coworkers.

According to cbr.com, Mickey has a history of being a jerk to work with. In fact, his part in Iron Man 2 was significantly reduced because of his attitude and his need to improvise and change things during filming.

10 Bully: Tommy Lee Jones (Colonel Phillips)


Tommy Lee Jones is such an amazing actor due to his charismatic screen presence.

According to cbr.com though, he is known to be a diva and could care less about other’s feelings, or their safety. In fact, while filming Batman Forever, he verbally threatened Jim Carrey and Barry Sonnenfeld used the plot of Men in Black 3, so he didn’t have to work with him as much.

9 Bully: Idris Elba (Heimdall)


This one is a mix entry. See, Idris Elba is not only an amazing actor but also a great guy to work with, that is unless it’s for an MCU film.

According to cbr.com, when Idris first started playing Heimdall for the Thor movies, he was thrilled, but his excitement dwindled quickly and he started to complain about his costume, the script, and how he was being disrespected.

8 Bully: Anthony Hopkins (Odin)

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Anthony Hopkins is an absolute legend who has been wowing fans for over fifty years with his amazing performances.

According to cbr.com though, off set he is known to be a bit distant and aloof with his costars. In fact, he has admitted during interviews that he has difficulty connecting with others and has a great disdain for actors and the acting business.

7 Bully: Stellan Skarsgard (Erik Selvig)


Stellan Skarsgard is one of the most famous actors in the world today, yet not many like to work with him due to his on-set pranks his wild antics, and his dramatic flair to frighten his costars.

In fact, according to cbr.com, Stellan talked Paul Bettany into taking a part in the film Dogville, an experience that Paul would later admit was “disgusting” and he even compared it to being tortured.

6 Bully: Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue)


Over the years, Andy Serkis has done quite a few interviews where he gives himself all the credit for the rise in mo-cap technology.

According to cbr.com, this arrogance has landed him quite a few enemies in the graphic design business. In fact, quite a few animators have made claims that he belittles their profession.

5 Sweetheart: Anthony Mackie (Falcon)


Anthony Mackie is one actor who has a spotless reputation.

According to thetalko.com, Anthony first appeared in the MCU in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and all though he plays a minor role, he is still grateful to be given this chance.

He is a great sport, loves to make everyone on the set laugh, doesn’t take things too seriously, and loves to interact with fans.

4 Sweetheart: Chris Evans (Captain America)


Was there any doubt in fans' minds that Chris Evans would be on the sweetheart list? He is Captain America after all.

According to thetalko.com, Chris is just an all-around great guy to work with on set. He is friendly, easy-going, and down to earth. When it comes to fans, he loves to interact with them and even shows up at hospitals to surprise the kids as Captain America.

3 Sweetheart: Tom Holland (Spider-Man)


As any fan might have guessed, Tom Holland is also a sweetheart to work with.

According to thetalko.com, Tom is amazing with interviewers, fans and just people in general. He may be one of the youngest stars in the MCU, but he is one of the most respectful.

Like Chris, he also loves to visit fans in the hospital dressed as Spider-Man.

2 Sweetheart: Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)


Paul Rudd is one of the most wanted actors in Hollywood because of how sweet he is.

According to thetalko.com, Paul is a huge comedian on set. He is constantly making his costars laugh on set, and even off, and there have been numerous reports of how amazing he is to work with.

1 Sweetheart: Chris Pratt (Star-Lord)


Chris Pratt isn’t perfect. No star is. He has had a few mishaps off set, but for the most part, he is an amazing person to work with and makes everyone laugh.

According to thetalko.com, Chris always finds time to interact with his fans, especially the kids that are in the hospitals, which he tries to visit at least once a week.

Sources: thetalko.com, cbr.com

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