While so many kids grow up wanting to be rich and famous, there are definitely downsides to fame. Perhaps the most notable is the lack of privacy, especially when it comes to both romantic relationships and conflicts with fellow celebs. Celebrity feuds have fascinated the public as long stars have existed-- Ryan Murphy even managed to make a successful TV drama about it. While millennials may be familiar with beef between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, there are plenty of juicy fights from decades before. Case in point: the long standing feud between actors Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone.

Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone's contentious relationship began years ago, when the two actors were set to star in 1974's The Lords of Flatbush. Gere was set to play protagonist Chico Tyrell-- a part eventually played by actor Perry King. But Stallone and Gere didn't get off well, with one onset incident resulting in Gere getting fired from the movie.

Sylvester Stallone actually opened up about the Lord of Flatbush drama in an interview with Aint It Cool, revealing that the incident actually involved Richard Gere's lunch, and one particular moment that royally pissed off Sly. As he told it,

He would strut around in his oversized motorcycle jacket like he was the baddest knight at the round table. One day, during an improv, he grabbed me (we were simulating a fight scene) and got a little carried away. I told him in a gentle fashion to lighten up, but he was completely in character and impossible to deal with. Then we were rehearsing at Coney Island and it was lunchtime, so we decided to take a break, and the only place that was warm was in the backseat of a Toyota. I was eating a hotdog and he climbs in with a half a chicken covered in mustard with grease nearly dripping out of the aluminum wrapper. I said, 'That thing is going to drip all over the place.' He said, 'Don't worry about it.' I said, 'If it gets on my pants you're gonna know about it.' He proceeds to bite into the chicken and a small, greasy river of mustard lands on my thigh. I elbowed him in the side of the head and basically pushed him out of the car. The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go, one of us had to stay. Richard was given his walking papers and to this day seriously dislikes me.

While it may seem a bit silly that Richard Gere's departure from the movie was about a mustard stain, it seems it was the principle of it all that really bothered Sylvester Stallone. While Gere would ultimately have a long and prosperous career in Hollywood, it doesn't look like he and Stallone ever made up.

In fact, the feud goes a step further, as some have speculated that Sylvester Stallone may have been responsible for the infamous Richard Gere gerbil rumor.

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