The Director: A British director who started out making acclaimed music videos and adverts, whose eye-catching work led to him receiving the script for American History X. He seemed to be on the cusp of greatness, though his well-earned reputation for being hot-heated got him into deep trouble. The Crime: This might be most bizarre entry on the list, as American History X was a great film and a financial success. The issue is that he delivered a version of the film that Ed Norton and the studio hated, so they took it away from him to re-edit. Kaye accused Norton of raping his film, and tried to get his name removed and replaced with Humpty Dumpty. He took out full-page ads complaining about his treatment, and he did interviews where he called himself better than Hitchcock and maybe the best filmmaker in the world. Needless to say, he didnt make many friends doing this. The Sentence: Kaye soon went bankrupt after the American History X fiasco, and hes spoken of how his actions permanently damaged his career. Hes only made a couple of films since; one of which wasnt even finished as the company making it went bust.