Directors fired during filming
Directing movies might seem like a glamorous career, but underneath all the glamorous trappings of the gig, it's still a job—and like any occupation, it comes with a certain number of professional risks, including the chance that you might annoy the wrong people at the office and end up being shown the door.
Hollywood is driven largely by appearances, and the folks in charge of the studios tend to have a ton of experience dealing with temperamental creative types, so disputes are often ironed out behind the scenes. Sometimes, however, those efforts end up being for naught and everything boils over into the type of PR disaster every company would like to avoid at all costs: the public firing and replacement of a film's director. The next time you find yourself staring at a pink slip, think about these filmmakers, and count yourself lucky that your firing didn't unravel in the press.