5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Gandalf let Ian McKellen pass
Ian McKellen had to work alone on the green screen in the film. He had a nervous breakdown because he was so lonely. Director Peter Jackson, on the opposite hand, was quick to step in and make sure that assistance was available. To entice him to remain, the crew planned a “Gandalf Appreciation Day” and adorned his tent with Lord of the Rings mementos.
6. The Godfather: an offer Al Pacino would have easily refused
For the sequel, Al Pacino was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor. However, the directors were dealing with a totally different situation at the time of filming. Al Pacino could sense their reluctance to work with him while on set. They were so harsh with him that he was on the verge of quitting. However, director Francis Ford Coppola stepped in and backed him up, telling the producers to backtrack.