17 Awkward Interviews With Stars Even Before Robert De Niro’s Walkout (Videos)

Even before Robert De Niro, interviews have gone horribly wrong with awkward silences, walk outs, and insults

Jesse Eisenberg became such a jerk during a press junket for his 2013 film “Now You See Me” that the reporter wanted to rap it up as fast as possible. Eisenberg responded: “Hey, you’re on my time.”

Mary-Louise Parker steps in for “Red 2” co-star Bruce Willis during awkward exchange with Magic reporter Jamie Edwards in 2013.

Farrah Fawcett seemed to be under the influence of something during her on-camera appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” in 1997.

Cara Delevingne was mocked by the crew of “Good Morning Sacramento” after a brief but exceedingly uncomfortable exchange about her 2015 movie “Paper Towns.”

Justin Timberlake sat through over six awkward minutes with Brazilian comedienne Sabrian Sato who concluded the interview with the “Runner, Runner” star by offering him a very special gift: An autographed mold of her butt in a box.

Tom Cruise infamously jumped on Oprah’s couch and acted erratically when talking about his fiancee, Katie Holmes, during an interview in 2005.

Joaquin Phoenix was a dazed-and-confused guest on David Letterman’s “Late Show” in a 2009 stunt later revealed to be part of the faux documentary “I’m Still Here.”

Chris Stark went to interview Mila Kunis promoting 2013’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” but the Sam Raimi movie did not come up. Stark spent most of the time talking about how hot she is, how nervous he is, his boys and drinking Jägerbombs.

Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy pushed Quentin Tarrantino to defend his position that there is no link between movie violence and real-life violence during a press junket promoting “Django Unchained” in the U.K., and the director grew incredibly frustrated.

In 2012, Rihanna spoke to Natalie Barr about her movie ‘Battleship’ but the interview pivoted to other “controversial” topics, prompting the pop star to end the interview.

Denzel Washington was criticized for appearing arrogant and rude during a press junket for 2010’s “Unstoppable.” The interview only lasted four minutes.

Chris Stark returned to interview Jennifer Aniston for her movie “We’re the Millers” in 2013, and once again, he resorted to talking about strip clubs, testicles and a weird anagram of her name.

Paris Hilton walked out of an interview when a “GMA” reporter asked her whether she felt “her moment had passed.”

Robert Downey Jr. cut short an interview when asked about his past, leaving Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murth flabbergasted.

Chris Parente, reporter for Denver’s KWGN, interviewed Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader about 2014’s “The Skeleton Twins” — but asked about another Wiig movie altogether.

Things got awkward with Amy Schumer during an interview for 2015’s “Trainwreck” when reporters for a Melbourne-based radio station asked Schumer whether her character in the movie was skanky.

Mel Gibson called Dean Richards, a WGN-TV reporter, an asshole after Richards asked why he took a seven-year break from leading roles.