7 Pairs of Actors With Incredible Chemistry Onscreen Who Actually Couldn’t Stand Each Other in Real Life

What does it take to contribute to making a successful movie? A good script or actors’ skills? In fact, when looking at the screen, the audience doesn’t see years of hard work and hundreds of takes, but sometimes just polished actors with amazing chemistry.
No matter what the genre is, good chemistry in a movie is essential. But it’s so hard to come by. Some onscreen couples have the best chemistry, while others are struggling to make the audience believe in the relationship. From actors like Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger to Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, these couples brought out the most intense chemistry in their respective Movies.
However, many might not know that some acting duos looked so perfectly together but actually hated working with each other. Some of them even swore that they would never collaborate with each other onscreen.
Scroll down to see who they are.

#1 Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist

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“The Tourist” starred 2 A-list actors, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Despite their chemistry, they actually couldn’t stand each other in real life. While Depp thought Jolie was too full of herself, the actress was disappointed in his lack of commitment and scruffiness.

#2 Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

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Ryan Gosling admitted that he wished Rachel to be moved to the project, he even asked the director to bounce her from the set. Rachel recollects, “We weren’t throwing vases at each other. It wasn’t loathing, but our relationship wasn’t what you saw on the screen. I’d say we were both, well, professional.”

#3 Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing

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Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey couldn’t find any common. During the 8-week training course, Patrick was bossy while Grey really hated it. Moreover, because Patrick was a trained dancer, he got frustrated with Jennifer with no experience. They regularly had arguments. Patrick was fed up with Jennifer’s mood swings.

#4 Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet

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For Leonardo DiCaprio’s handsomeness, Claire still thought he was too immature. On the other side, the actor found her too uptight. He said, “She was the only girl that looked me in the eye in auditions”.

#5 Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic in Castle

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Despite 8 seasons, the two actors found any good feelings for each other. It had a rumor that this was the exact reason for the closure of the series. Nathan was mean to Stana that made her cry on set.

#6 Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in Four Christmases

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During the filmmaking, Vince’s laid-back attitude didn’t sacrifice Reese. While Reese wanted to stick to the movie, Vaughn preferred to play around and see where it would go. Someone said, “Sometimes Vince would be standing behind her, and he’d have this furious look on his face!”.

#7 Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X Files

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Sticking together made the actors so tired. David shared, “We don’t hang out. At any moment, one of us can turn into a psychotic human being because of the demands that are put on us, the 16-hour days”. Moreover, their working styles were so different - Gillian was a perfectionist, and David wanted to move faster.
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