Directors gone wild
The feud: Clerks director
The accusation: On the New York Posts Page Six, Smith accused Burton of ripping off one of his comic books with his ending to Planet of the Apes.
Back story: Smith had written a script for a Superman project that Burton had planned to direct. But rather than work with Smith, Burton immediately tossed his script out in favor of other ideas, angering Smith.
Trash talking: Burtons statement to Page Six read: Anyone who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I would especially never read anything created by Kevin Smith. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The accusation: Lee told the press at Cannes that Eastwood used too few black actors in his World War II film Flags of Our Fathers.
Back story: Eastwoods film depicted the story behind the famed flag-raising photo taken at the battle of Iwo Jima. Lee has a forthcoming film, The Miracle at St. Anna, which shows black troops in Italy during World War II.
Trash talking: Talking to the Guardian, Eastwood responded to Lees accusation by saying Lee should shut his face and that his films were historically accurate. On his upcoming film on post-apartheid South Africa, Eastwood said, Im not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
The feud: Postal director
The accusation: Self-promoting machine Boll challenged Bay to a round of fisticuffs last month to clear up who is the better director.
The back story: After an online petition to send Boll to directors jail launched earlier this year, Boll responded by mouthing off on Michael Bay and Eli Roth for making bad movies. Bay responded on his websites official message boards by calling Boll an obviously sad being. Shortly after, Boll challenged him to a duel.
The trash talking: With the money [Bay] has for his movies, he sucks big time. And I think its time to meet in the ring. Michael, in between your pool parties in L.A. or your casting sessions with strippers, you should start training now. You look good, you look thin . I think youre a fit guy . So lets meet in the ring in September or October. Pay-per-view. Mandalay, Las Vegas. Twelve rounds of round of boxing . Well clear it up who is not only the better director, but who is able to fight more for what he wants . Boll against Bay. Its on.
Watch the video here. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
The accusation: Boll claimed his terrorism satire Postal would “go out and destroy
The back story: Boll fired off the missive trashing Spielberg to movie website Bloody Disgusting and it gets picked up everywhere -- but were 99.9% sure no one saw Postal, which didnt report any box office results for the 13 theaters that released the film last month.
The trash talking: All Boll, all the time: Spielberg gets sloppy. We saw that with War of the Worlds, and also in parts of Jaws, E.T., ‘Munich, etc. My performance in Postal as Nazi Theme Park Owner outperforms easily