8 Directors Who Admitted They Pushed Their Stars Too Far

These directors didn't know when to stop.

Quentin Tarantino Uma Thurman

With the recent success of the #MeToo movement, it's fair to say that there's a brighter spotlight being shone on the entertainment industry - and Hollywood in particular - than ever before.

Directors are being rightly taken to task left and right for their abuses of power - be they sexual in nature or otherwise - though the majority of the accused filmmakers have unsurprisingly lawyered-up rather than admit any wrongdoing.

Refreshing it is, then, when a director throws their hands up in the air and cops to the suffering they've put cast members through, whether it's merely an unpleasant time on a movie set, or something closer to the boundaries of consent and legality.

These 8 filmmakers, largely some of the most acclaimed and celebrated in the history of cinema, put their actors through hell for various reasons, and in spite of how it tarnished their own reputations in Hollywood, they at least didn't lie about it...


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