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Hollywood Feuds: Actors vs. Directors

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Jake Gyllenhaal vs. David Fincher

Throwing an Academy Award-nominated actor in a room with an Academy Award-nominated director doesn’t always result in movie gold. Just ask Jake Gyllenhaal and David Fincher. The pair duked it out during the 2007 filming of "Zodiac" over the number of takes Fincher required per scene.

"David knows what he wants, and he's very clear about what he wants, and he's very, very, very smart. But sometimes we'd do a lot of takes, and he'd turn, and he would say, because he had a computer there, 'Delete the last 10 takes.' And as an actor that's very hard to hear," Gyllenhaal told the NY times. Fincher shot back at Jake’s remarks, stating "When you go to your job, is it supposed to be fun, or are you supposed to get stuff done?" Fincher later conceded, admitting that he had been a little too hard on the actor during filming. Both guys skipped out on the film’s premiere. - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

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