We all have those things that we tend to obsess over. Whether it's our bodies, our skin, or even our hair, there are just some things we are sensitive about. The thing is, actors have enough money and power to make those little concerns disappear, at least according to the rumors.
There is a really prominent rumor that is pretty hilarious about Bruce Willis and his hairline, which caused quite the fuss.
The movie in question was called Hudson Hawk and while it was a critical flop that no one seems to remember, it is still the basis for this rumor. The film came out in 1991 and starred Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, and Andie MacDowell.
The general plot is that a reformed burglar is forced to steal some pieces of art but it doesn't go as planned. The movie itself didn't go as planned, it only has a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it didn't even make back half of its budget.
Willis was the star of the movie but people who worked on the set have said that he was more than that. One crew member said that "I think everyone knew that Bruce was in charge. There was no mistaking it. Michael [director] might suggest a dolly shot, for instance, and Bruce would say, 'That's no good; let's do this.' And we'd have to make the adjustment and do it Bruce's way. In the beginning, Michael fought it very heavily."
When asked about the movie, Willis disagreed with any statements about him taking control, saying that "All films are made by intense collaboration, and this wasn't anything different. Everyone thinks there's a hidden dark story about how this film was shot, but there weren't any incredible screaming matches. There really isn't a story there."
The fact is, the making of this movie did spawn a lot of rumors, including one particularly bizarre one about Bruce Willis and his insecurities.
The fact of the matter was that the movie went over budget (by a lot) and people started to wonder why. Time Magazine was apparently the first to report the rumor, by claiming that was that Bruce Willis asked the special effects team to retouch the frames where his thinning hair could be seen.
Apparently the movie originally had a budget of $40 million which ballooned up to $65 million without a sufficient explanation. While the team who made the movie (including Willis) claimed that it was just because of regular issues in scheduling, the rumor mill was already churning out this outrageous story that Bruce Willis didn't like how his hair looked so he got them to fix it.
Seems ridiculous right? The story says that while Willis was sitting in the editing room to get an idea of the final product, he became upset with how thin his hair was starting to look and demanded that it was altered.
The movie became this crazy and outlandish bomb that no one seems to love, and then with this big rumor on top of that it's just a big mess.