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Hollywood Feuds: Actors vs. Directors

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Ewan McGregor vs. Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor has beef with director Danny Boyle... and for good reason. The two collaborated on the 1996 movie "Trainspotting," forming a close friendship and professional bond. Boyle promised McGregor the lead in an upcoming project called “The Beach,” but decided at the last minute to go with Leonardo DiCaprio.

McGregor spoke with Britain’s The Time magazine about the incident, saying, “You just don't treat your friends like that. They absolutely made me think that I was playing the character in 'The Beach' and we talked about dates and moving dates and so on, and all the while they were keeping me there just in case Leonardo pulled out - which is really nasty,” the actor revealed. “And then afterwards, I just didn't hear from Danny for years. When he told me, he was very conflicted and he was very upset, and I spent a lot of time making him feel better and saying, 'No, it's alright, I understand'. And when I went home, I thought [expletive]! That doesn't feel very nice.' And my wife was furious.” - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

(Photos: Alberto E. Rodriguez, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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