Celebs Who Can’t Stand Steven Seagal
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Seagal’s skills in martial arts helped him have a successful career as a big screen action star, but he’s also been famous for offensive and bizarre behavior. With that in mind, here are the celebs who just can’t stand Steven Seagal.
For John Leguizamo, an ugly on-set encounter with Steven Seagal was so memorable that it became part of his 2011 one-man Broadway show, Ghetto Klown. As he recalled in an interview with the AV Club, during the first day of rehearsals for the 1996 thriller Executive Decision, he witnessed Seagal declaring to his co-stars, “I’m in command. What I say is law.”
Leguizamo found this hilarious. As he put it, “I started laughing and he slammed me with an aikido elbow against a brick wall and knocked all the air out of me. I dropped to the ground, and all I could say was, ‘Why? Why?’”
Leguizamo later re-enacted the story in Ghetto Klown, and when Seagal caught wind of this mockery, he reportedly threatened to punch out Leguizamo if he ever encountered him on a red carpet. As Leguizamo summed it up to the Observer,
“I don’t think he’s invited to a lot of red carpets.” He then added, “How’d you become such a putz? How’d you become such an egomaniacal diva?”
Watch this video for more celebs who can’t stand Steven Seagal.
John Leguizamo | 0:00
The cast of Saturday Night Live | 1:12
Julianna Margulies | 2:45
Portia de Rossi | 3:43
Jenny McCarthy | 4:25
Ronda Rousey | 5:30
Jean-Claude Van Damme | 6:22
George Foreman | 7:32
Stephen Tobolowsky | 8:35
Liam Neeson | 10:06