Richard Gere And Sylvester Stallone's Feud Goes Back Decades. Why Did It Start?

Date May 3, 2018

At some point in our lives, we all have to deal with co-workers, neighbors, classmates, and people we don’t like. And those working in the show business are not the exception. What’s even worse, their conflicts always become public due to the lack of privacy.

Celebrity feuds have existed for a long time, and there are plenty of juicy stories from decades before, including the infamous feud between Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere.

© Oscar (1991) / Joseph S. Vecchio Entertainment

The conflict between the two began in 1974 when the actors were cast to star in The Lords of Flatbush. Gere was expected to play Chico Tyrell. But one incident involving both Gere and Stallone resulted in the former getting fired.

So, what was it all about?

© The Lords of Flatbush (1974) / Ebbets Field

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As Sylvester opened up in an interview with Aint It Cool, he was first irritated when Gere got carried away while shooting a fight scene:

I told him in a gentle fashion to lighten up, but he was completely in character and impossible to deal with.

© The Honorary Consul (1983) / Parsons & Whittemore Lyddon Ltd.

But it was another incident that became the last straw. During a lunchtime break, Stallone was sitting in the Toyota backseat and eating a hotdog when Gere climbed in.

© Primal Fear (1996) / Paramount Pictures

Richard brought some chicken covered in mustard. Stallone was not happy about it, so he warned the co-star not to get the sauce all over the place. But when Gere took a bite, it was completely the opposite:

He proceeds to bite into the chicken and a small, greasy river of mustard lands on my thigh.

© Creed (2015) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Sylvester got mad and pushed Gere out of the car. And since the conflict didn’t let the two work together, one of them had to go, and it was Richard.

While both actors have a prosperous career in Hollywood, it looks like they will never make up. But this is not the only infamous drama in Hollywood.


Surprisingly, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling could not get along on set while shooting the iconic movie The Notebook.


And let’s not forget the feud between two Sex and the City actresses – Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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