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Nobody Tells Jimmy Caan How To Choke

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • That wacky David O. Russell is at it again! This time the director got into it with actor James Caan, who decided to quit Russell's comedy Nailed. What was the reason for the dispute? "The trouble started Wednesday on the first of Caan's two days of shooting the role of a U.S. speaker of the house who chokes to death on a cookie. Russell asked him to cough as he choked, but Caan argued that the character couldn't cough and choke to death at the same time. Russell suggested that they shoot it both ways, but the actor expressed distrust that his version would be considered and left the South Carolina set." THR, via

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