In today’s day and age with social media and everyone having a camera in their pocket, it is more important than ever to keep your cool to avoid blowing up and looking like a complete fool. This piece of advice is even more appropriate for celebrities and actors. These people really need to make sure they keep on an even keel, after all, you never know who has a camera or audiotape just waiting to record their every move.
But every so often, these actors don’t heed these warnings and have huge freak outs that often make their way onto television and computer screens all over the world. Here are 10 of those freak outs.
**Warning**: the language in some of these videos are very much NSFW.
10. David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff is perhaps the most watched man in TV history, but is without a doubt best known for his roles in The Young and Restless and Baywatch. However, in 2007, something else happened that made headlines around the world and changed the public perception of “The Hoff” forever. In a video that was filmed by his daughter, Hasselhoff appeared to be severely intoxicated on the floor while eating a cheeseburger. He was slurring his words and arguing with his daughter, which was not a good look. Even almost a decade later, Hasselhoff is remembered more for this drunken video than his TV shows.
9. Tom Cruise
When you think of the biggest movie stars of all time, Tom Cruise is likely to appear on your list. He has been in some of the most memorable action films of all time and has made a TON of money in Hollywood. However, in 2005, the normally reserved and private Cruise had an interview on Oprah Winfrey’s show that would change the public perception of him forever. During the interview, Cruise could not contain his love for then-girlfriend Katie Holmes as he fist pumped, knelt on the floor and then famously jumped on Oprah’s couch while proclaiming his love for Holmes. This is one of the most viral scenes of all time and cemented Cruise’s reputation as a bit of a nut.
8. David O. Russell and Lily Tomlin
This little meltdown took place on the set of I Heart Huckabees between director David O. Russell and actress Lily Tomlin. There were two recorded confrontations between them that went viral and made their way across the internet. The first video showed Tomlin freaking out on Russell during a scene, complete with multiple F bombs and the second contains Russell being so upset with Tomlin’s inability to take direction that he knocks a stack of papers off of a table. Tomlin later laughed off the confrontation and blamed it on the stress and pressure of filming a movie, but who knows if that is really the reason behind their argument.
7. Bill O’Reilly
Bill O’Reilly is a political commentator and TV personality on Fox News. He is primarily a conservative commentator, but his ideologies sometimes divulge from conservative views. If you’re familiar with the man and his show, he makes a ton of explosive and passionate remarks in the heat of the moment and doesn’t have much of a filter. While on set of Inside Edition, he became visually distraught and had a major freak out on his producer for problems with the teleprompter which made headlines and soon went viral. Even though he is known for having the odd outburst and such, this was still very surprising to watch and shows that having a job on TV can be an extremely stressful career.
6. Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem was an American radio personality who is best known as the host of the American Top 40 and as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo. Despite being a great radio personality, Kasem was also known for his numerous outtakes on his shows that featured him blowing up and losing his cool. His most famous rant is likely one that took place in his studio during a radio show, in which he is upset at his producers. He was upset about an up-tempo record that took him into a segment talking about death, which led him to berate his producers verbally for not being able to see that the record should be different leading into a story about death.
5. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is a world renowned actor, but in 2007 we also learned he has an extremely bad temper. Baldwin made headlines all throughout the entertainment business when a voicemail recording of a call Baldwin made to his daughter was released and circulated through the internet. The call featured a clearly enraged Baldwin getting mad at his young daughter for not answering his call. In the voicemail, Baldwin does such things as threatening her with a brick, calling her a pig and calls her a daughter-of-a-bitch. The two have since reconciled, but this is without a doubt a black mark on the career of Baldwin.
4. Michael Richards
This man is without a doubt best known as playing Kramer on Seinfeld and had fans all over the world loving his silly antics on the show. What a lot of people didn’t know is that he was actually a stand-up comic. And it was actually during a stand-up routine when Richards basically put an end to his entertainment career in one fateful night. That night took place in late 2006 at the Laugh Factory. On this night, Richards got upset at two African-American hecklers in the crowd and began shouting the N-word at them, in front of the crowd and numerous cameras. He has had roles in Hollywood since this outburst, but they have been few and far between.
3. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is a Golden Globe winning actor and was once the highest paid actor on television when he made nearly $2 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. Since his role on that show, however, Sheen is best known for his numerous and very public train wrecks/meltdowns in 2010 and 2011. These include assaulting people, massive amounts of drug use, stints in rehab, being found naked in hotel rooms passed out and going on numerous other well-publicized benders. He has since seemed to slow down and stay out of the headlines, but for that year long-ish period, you couldn’t turn on an entertainment show or open a magazine without seeing Sheen’s face
2. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is one of the most dedicated and talented actors of our generation and is known for a multitude of different roles. He made headlines for another reason in 2009. While filming on set for the film, Terminator Salvation, Bale got extremely upset when the director of photography, Shane Hurlbut, made the mistake of walking in Bale’s line of sight during filming, which broke the actor’s concentration. This caused Bale to go on an absolute tirade directed at Hurlbut, who really didn’t do anything wrong. Soon after the outburst, Bale had apologized publically and said he was way out of line, but the damage had already been done, and his rep took a bit of a hit as a result.
1. Mel Gibson
And coming in as the biggest actor blowup of all time is none other than Mel Gibson. Gibson is best known for his movie Braveheart, but has appeared in numerous other successful films as well. However, in 2010, a phone call between Gibson and then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva surfaced that showed a very dark and horrible side of Gibson. The call featured a panting and obviously enraged Gibson berating her for apparently falling asleep the night before without giving him sex. The call is complete with numerous violent threats and expletives from Gibson directed at his girlfriend. This one would be very hard to live down for Mr. Gibson.