In Hollywood, a little self-confidence goes a long way and a lot goes even further. A huge ego is practically a job requirement in showbiz, and the industry is full of stars who could benefit from a generous slice of humble pie. So, here are our nominees for Hollywood’s Most Arrogant Celebrities.
Quentin Tarantino loves himself
Director Quentin Tarantino thinks that he, quote, “can do film criticism as good as anybody.” And the reviews are in. Quentin Tarantino simply loves a good old-fashioned Quentin Tarantino movie.
During a 2009 interview with Charlie Rose, Tarantino watched several key scenes from his own filmography and admitted : “ I was kind of getting off on my own work there.” Later, he goes on to call Reservoir Dogs “ kind of a perfect movie.”
However, that’s not to say Tarantino’s arrogance can’t be hugely entertaining. In 2013, an interviewer asked Tarantino whether movie violence could ever inspire real-life violence and the hot-headed director really wasn’t having it : in the end, the whole interview is about as brutal as that notorious ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs.
Adam Levine’s healthy self-esteem
Marron 5 frontman Adam Levine wants to set the record straight.
In 2014, the “Girls Like You” singer told GQ : “ I’m not arrogant. I’m cocky. It’s different. Cocky is playful.” He also told the men’s mag : “I’m confident. Some people don’t like confidence. They resent confidence.” Anyone who regularly watches The Voice gets to witness Levine’s wellspring of “confidence” rather often : Ultimately, Levine thinks his arrogance is just par for the course. In 2017, he even asked The Boston Globe : “ You wouldn’t be a complete band without a slightly cocky frontman, would you?” All of this is a lot to digest, isn’t it?
Ariana Grande : Oh baby
Well, here’s a new one. According to In Touch, pop star Ariana Grande reportedly “ has to be carried-literally carried like a baby-when she doesn’t feel like walking.” Grande’s rep reportedly told Gossip Cop that story is “fake”, but the New York Daily News pointed out some pretty persuasive photographic evidence on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Grande once reportedly licked the goods at a donut shop without paying, and she did it while declaring, “I hate America.”
No wonder Alexander DeLeon of rock band The Cab called her the “most stuck up, disrespectful person I’ve ever met in this industry.” That would explain why Grande’s life coach allegedly quit because of her attitude.
Bradley Cooper, is that you?
There are plenty of rumors out there that suggest Bradley Cooper can be a “diva.” And they’ve dogged the actor ever since a Brazilian newspaper claimed he ignored fans while shooting The Hangover 3. Cooper was reportedly “quite late” to set on the regular, and he allegedly wasn’t remotely friendly to fans or reporters, either.
Who knows if the story is true?
It certainly lines up with an except in Jennifer Espositio’s memoir Jennifer’s Way. The book includes a blind item that a lot of folks think is about cooper. In one section, Esposito describes a rocky relationship with a man who was “…funny, smart, cocky,arrogant, and a master manipulator.”
The New York Daily News points out this mystery man basically has to be Bradley Cooper. After all, the Star is Born director was briefly married to Esposito from December 2006 to May 2007. Well, if this tidbit really is about Cooper, it sounds like the relationship was a complete and utter disaster. Esposito says this foul fellow could “flip on a dime,” and had a “mean, cold side.”