They say if you're from New Jersey, you are born with an attitude. And apparently, you don't lose it even when you become a big movie star.

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Photo by Zachary Kadolph on Unsplash

It seems that just about every movie star has a tendency to become a diva, and when you combine that with a dose of New Jersey oxygen in your blood, that combination can be lethal.

And it turns out that some of the biggest actors with roots in the Garden State have grown up to be real pains in the ass to work with. And I bet you can guess who they are.

The website Stars Insider compiled a list of the hardest people to work with in all of Hollywood, and the New Jersey attitude shows up not once, but twice on the list.

I'd be surprised if you were surprised by the two Jersey guys who made the list, but here they are.

First on the list is Tom Cruise, who has had his wacky moments in front of a camera many times (who could forget the couch dancing he did for Oprah). But it was the behind-the-scenes stuff that this website focused on.

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Not only did Cruise flip out over the staff not following COVID-19 regulations on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, he allegedly had a second meltdown when he heard the audio of the first meltdown got released. Hey Tom. Meltdown much?

But, Tom Cruise isn't the only actor from New Jersey who has a little trouble making nice on the set. It turns out another Garden State heartthrob gives Tom a run for his moody money.

The great Bruce Willis seems to keep making 'tough to work with' lists including this one. They say he is grumpy on the set and unapproachable.

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There was even one director, according to the article, that called working with Bruce Willis "soul-crushing". Ouch, that doesn't sound like a nice Jersey boy to me.

If that really is the way Bruce behaves on set, he should probably take a breath, count his blessings, and sign up for a yoga class. Things, I would imagine, are pretty good in his $10 million L.A. home.


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