A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:Some Magnificent 7 trivia.
Steve McQueen was well known for his oneupmanship, and in scenes he shared with Yul Bryner he would make faces and expressions that would divert attention away from Bryner and on to himself. It's not done in an acting-like-a-twat way, but in a more actorly way, but designed to draw attention away from Bryner.
This, as you can imagine, pissed off Yul Bryner.
I heard a more detailed version where Yul, who is shorter, started preparing little mounds of dirt he could stand on it shot so he was taller than Steve, like a sort of heterosexual Tom Cruise. When Steve found out, he was going round kicking the mounds down again - so it ended up with the two of them sneaking round the set building, and kicking down, piles of dirt
Also allegedly the film was so huge in Russia that it is partly to blame for the 'shaven head = tough guy' thing you find in the FSU