This permanent A list mostly movie actor who was a multiple Oscar nominee/winner also had his own production company back in the day.
That in of itself was kind of unusual during the studio system.
The actor made a movie about the gossip industry.
A movie that you should watch if you haven’t. Anyway, there was a messed up relationship on screen and the actor told the actress involved in that relationship on screen that they needed to consummate their relationship to make it even more real.
The actress refused so the married actor raped her and told her the look on her face after is what he wanted for the entire movie.
She barely worked again after the movie and was out of acting within a couple years.
Actor: Burt Lancaster
Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was a production company formed by the actor Burt Lancaster in association with his agent, Harold Hecht, and James Hill. In 1948 Lancaster and Hecht formed Norma Productions, which later became Hecht-Lancaster.
Actress: Susan Harrison
Movie: Sweet Smell of Success