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07/10/2011 12:01 BST | Updated 07/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Jennifer Aniston Throws Chair At Director - We Celebrate With The Top 10 On-Set Strops And Meltdowns

We’re more accustomed to hearing about Jennifer Aniston’s romantic tiffs and failed relationships than her on-set attacks on directors.

However, the Horrible Bosses star has proved she’s not afraid to have a diva moment when the occasion demands.

Speaking to Elle magazine, Aniston revealed: "I threw a chair at a director. It wasn't my proudest moment. He was treating a script supervisor horribly.

"When the director walked in, I threw a chair at him. I missed, of course. I was like, 'You can't speak to people like that.' I can't tolerate it."

Of course the former Friends star isn’t the only thespian to flip out during filming. Here, we give you the top 10 on-strop sets and meltdowns…

10. Samuel Preston

Ordinary Boys frontman Samuel Preston walked out of a recording of BBC Two pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, after host Simon Amstell read extracts from an autobiography written by his wife, Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat after the incident in 2007, Preston said: "If that was in any other situation, I would have hit him."

He added: "I just had to remove myself from the situation, so I just got up and left."

Team captain Bill Bailey picked a member of the audience to take Preston's place for the remainder of the recording.

9. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks lost her cool with a contestant on America’s Next Top Model, changing from slightly annoyed mentor to a full on screaming monster. It’s a battle of the sob stories…

8. Marlon Brando

Over the years Marlon Brando developed a reputation for being difficult on set. He famously snapped upon leaving a studio in 1973, when he broke paparazzo Ron Galella’s jaw. Galella had followed Brando, who was accompanied by talk show host Dick Cavett, after a taping of The Dick Cavett Show in New York City. He reportedly paid a $40,000 out-of-court settlement and suffered an infected hand as a result. Galella wore a football helmet the next time he photographed Brando.

7. Martin Sheen

Like father, like son. Martin Sheen had a drunken meltdown while starring in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now in 1979 as Captain Willard.

During the unscripted scene, Sheen told the shooting crew to just let the cameras roll as he punched a mirror, sobbed and tried to attack Coppola. The crew were so disturbed by his actions that they wanted to stop shooting, but Sheen wanted to keep the cameras going. Watch the disturbing sequence below...

6. Alexander Lebedev

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of The Independent and the Evening Standard newspapers, sensationally punched ex-property developer baron Sergei Polonsky in the face on a TV show recently, after a debate on Russia and the global financial crisis became heated.

5. Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin stormed off Channel 4's After Dark programme in 1997 while discussing the Turner Prize. She eloquently explained, as much as a drunken woman can: “There's no way I want this f***ing mic on me now. I want to f***ing pull it off, I want to be f***ing free, don't you understand? Bye everyone. I've had a really good night out. “

4. Nicolas Cage

In 2010 Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage was filmed in an angry rant outside a nightclub in Romania, after making his new film, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.

He screamed: “Get in that car and walk away. I'll f*****g die because of honour. I'll f*****g die right now.”

What set off his rage is unknown, but he went on to point two fingers in his own eyes and yelled: “See my eyes - respect them as you'd respect me."

3. Megan Fox and Michael Bay

Although we never got to see their on-set arguments in video format, both Fox and Bay have spoken publicly about their divisive relationship during the filming of the Transformers franchise.

In an interview with Wonderland magazine, Fox compared Bay to Hitler.

Fox said of their relationship: “God, I really wish I could go loose on this one. He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”

In response to the interview, three anonymous and “loyal” members of Bay’s crew blasted Fox in an open letter, accusing her of being, among other things, “dumb-as-a-rock”, “the queen of talking trailer trash” and “about ungracious a person as you can ever fathom”.

Strangely, Bay failed to cast Fox in Transformers 3.

2. Christian Bale

Christian Bale famously delivered an expletive-laden rant at director of photography Shane Hurbult in 2009, during the filming of the new Terminator movie. For our amusement it was leaked onto the Internet. Here’s a snippet of the transcript from his explosion:

Bale: It's the second time that he doesn't give a ---- about what is going on in front of the camera, all right? I'm trying to ------- do a scene here, and I am going "Why the ---- is Shane walking in there? What is he doing there?" Do you understand my mind is not in the scene if you're doing that?

Hurlbut: I absolutely apologise. I'm sorry, I did not mean anything by it.

Bale: Stay off the ------- set man. For ----- sake. All right, let's go again.

McG: Let's just take a minute.

Bale: Let's not take a ------- minute, let's go again.

Bale: I'm going to ------- kick your ------- ass if you don't shut up for a second! All right?

Unknown voices: Christian, Christian. It's cool.

1. David Russell

Director David Russell (The Fighter, Three Kings) completely lost it with actress Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees. Tomlin remained surprisingly calm as Russell ranted, swore, slammed doors and kicked over any object within reach. There are no more words for this, the video says it all…