Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Leaked footage of David O. Russell throwing major tantrum on set of "Huckabees"

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Leaked footage of David O. Russell throwing major tantrum on set of "Huckabees"

Old 03-20-07, 05:14 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,664
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Leaked footage of David O. Russell throwing major tantrum on set of "Huckabees"

Jesus, I've read articles of Russell being a total asshole, but never actually saw it in the flesh until now (I still like Huckabees though):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djT-R...elated&search=

Another brief clip of Tomlin yelling at Russell (she can hear him in her earpiece):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDO9...elated&search=

These clips have already gotten pulled a couple of times, so if you can't see it, I can transcribe them.
Old 03-20-07, 05:19 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
unfuckingbelievable. I like David O. Russell's movies, but he seems like a total jerkoff.
Old 03-20-07, 05:22 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
The Antipodean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 6,144
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Yikes
Old 03-20-07, 05:30 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 7,937
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Holy crap that was awesome. I thought Tomlin was being a bit bitchy, but that guy went flipping insane. I almost lost my drink when he walked out the back and came through the side door... WHY DON'T YOU ACT LIKE A GROWN UP!!!!

Probably the greatest on-set rant I've ever seen, I loved watching the other actors and crew just act like nothing was going on, then leave in a big group at the end. I actually want to see what this movie turned out to be after that, that was fantastic. Thanks OP.
Old 03-20-07, 05:37 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 893
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That is absolutely hilarious. I heard a story about him George Clooney getting into a fight on Three Kings. I never really put that much stock in it until now.
Old 03-20-07, 05:43 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 14,196
Likes: 0
Received 17 Likes on 14 Posts
Tomlin actually did a pretty good job of keeping her composure during that rant, I would have gone off on him something terrible if I were her, if he had called me a ****!
Old 03-20-07, 05:53 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MN
Posts: 23,936
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bravesmg
Holy crap that was awesome. I thought Tomlin was being a bit bitchy...

Thats what I was thinking too, and then WHAMMMY... IM INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 03-20-07, 05:53 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 893
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Tomlin actually did a pretty good job of keeping her composure during that rant, I would have gone off on him something terrible if I were her, if he had called me a ****!
I'd suggest that you never play poker with Larry David.
Old 03-20-07, 06:01 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The same thing happened on the set of Three Kings. He got in a fist fight with George Clooney. Russell has some major issues.
Old 03-20-07, 06:01 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rampaging across DVDTalk.
Posts: 4,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I like the description of the clip: "See?-Famous people are just like "regular" people, they are all assholes."
Old 03-20-07, 06:03 PM
  #11  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I had heard the story about Clooney as well, but because he kinda downplayed it in an interview, I never put much stock in it. But wow.......I can't believe that guy.
Old 03-20-07, 06:13 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 14,196
Likes: 0
Received 17 Likes on 14 Posts
Originally Posted by Robert
The same thing happened on the set of Three Kings. He got in a fist fight with George Clooney. Russell has some major issues.
Now THAT would be some leaked footage I'd like to see!
Old 03-20-07, 06:31 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,133
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
AM I FUCKING YELLING!!!!! I'VE NEVER FUCKING YELLED AT YOU!!!!!! I'd hate to hear him when he's yelling.

Taken alone, it's hard to tell who's the asshole: Russell or Tomlin. But with the Clooney incident, I think I'd have to side with Tomlin on this one. Hoffman is so calm and cool though
Old 03-20-07, 06:37 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 893
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here are a couple more of Lily in the car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iASkg0ZrnDI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-4_OsaA3pE
Old 03-20-07, 07:12 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 1,195
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pretty good stuff. While Tomlin did seem to start it with her cursing streak on the set, he certainly had more anger and passion behind his attack. Then there's the altercation with George Clooney in which he apparently tried to strangle him plus this that I got off of Wikipedia:

"Not long after this, an altercation occurred at a Hollywood party between Russell and Christopher Nolan (Director of Batman Begins). During preproduction for Russell's film I ♥ Huckabees, Jude Law abandoned his commitment to the project to instead take the lead role in Nolan's film Memento. Russell was so infuriated that he had lost the star of his upcoming project that he retaliated at a Hollywood party by placing Christopher Nolan into a headlock. Russell refused to release the headlock until Nolan released Jude Law from the lead role of his film. Almost immediately afterward, Jude Law left the Memento project and returned to Russell's film."

At the very least he's certainly passionate about what he does. I hate reality shows but one centered on him snapping at people might actually be worth my time.


Edit: Heres a longer version of Lilly flipping out in the car which is apparently what set him off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z-qOKF0jmg
Old 03-20-07, 07:17 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 7,337
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So, in what order did these happen?
Old 03-20-07, 07:22 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 820
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Now these are the sort of things that should be replacing the dull beind-the-scene features on DVD.
Old 03-20-07, 07:23 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,899
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Neither seem like pleasant individuals.
Old 03-20-07, 07:30 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DarthMarino

"Not long after this, an altercation occurred at a Hollywood party between Russell and Christopher Nolan (Director of Batman Begins). During preproduction for Russell's film I ♥ Huckabees, Jude Law abandoned his commitment to the project to instead take the lead role in Nolan's film Memento. Russell was so infuriated that he had lost the star of his upcoming project that he retaliated at a Hollywood party by placing Christopher Nolan into a headlock. Russell refused to release the headlock until Nolan released Jude Law from the lead role of his film. Almost immediately afterward, Jude Law left the Memento project and returned to Russell's film."
That is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read.
Old 03-20-07, 07:40 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,664
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Neither seem like pleasant individuals.
From the clips, I think Tomlin is clearly frustrated with Russell and his way of directing. Not that I'm saying she's innocent, but the footage seem to point out that Russell likes to approach and shoot scenes in several different ways, which can throw some actors off.

So, in what order did these happen?
Most movies tend to be shot out of order, so it would be hard to tell. But if the movie was done chronologically, the car clip would be towards the end of the shoot, since you can see Mark Wahlberg in the corner, and you can hear Naomi Watts saying "I'm sorry" to Tomlin.
Old 03-20-07, 07:53 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 24,880
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I can't believe that no one has ever bitch-slapped the shit out of this chicken neck goat fucker before.



In my world, there's pencil necked coward, and then there's David O. Russell.
Old 03-20-07, 08:12 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,876
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That's too bad. I really like his movies. Now I see why there's not more of them.
Old 03-20-07, 08:50 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: maryland
Posts: 1,859
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
that's pretty insane. talk about a rant!
Old 03-20-07, 09:26 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 40,354
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
It's funny how in the one with Tomlin in the car, she even snaps at Naomi Watts and Dustin Hoffman. And Hoffman, being the pro he is, tries to diffuse it as best he can.

All the while, Whalberg and Hupperrt are just smirking at it all.

Russell is just not good with people, it seems.
Old 03-20-07, 09:32 PM
  #25  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Posts: 5,628
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Tomlin seems to come off like a real Cu*t with a capital C...
I'm sorry but i don't think Russell is to blame here...
I also feel bad for Dustin Hoffman cause he seems to be just stunned by this chick screaming in his ear...
They must have made up though considering the participation of all of them on the fantastic 2-disk Huckabees DVD...

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.