7. Gaspar Noe
Gaspar Noe loves to push the envelope, even when it means putting his own body in the way. To counter criticisms that his 2002 film Irreversible was homophobic, he cast himself in a gay club scene masturbating in the background.
8. David Fincher
On set, a director is basically God, and that power can go to somebody’s head. The Se7en and Zodiac director is notorious for actor abuse, including deleting hours of takes in front of Jake Gyllenhaal.
9. Ruggero Deodato
Italian goremeister Deodato stands out from his contemporaries for his gleeful sadism on the set of Cannibal Holocaust, including forcing his actors to tear apart and eat a giant sea turtle on camera.
10. Alfred Hitchcock
The rotund master of suspense worked out his personal issues on the screen, most notably his obsession with Birds star Tippi Hedren, who he repeatedly put in unsafe situations through the course of filming.