Hollywood Rivals

Hollywood Rivals

  • 2001
  • 1 Season

From the early, classic era of Karloff/Lugosi, Astaire/Kelly, and Sinatra/Crosby to more contemporary competitors such as Pacino/DeNiro, Clint/Burt, and Willis/Gibson, Hollywood Rivals tells of their colossal clashes through rare film clips, television appearances, photographs and interviews.

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Rita Hayworth vs Betty Grable
15. Rita Hayworth vs Betty Grable
January 1, 2001
With tremendous talent and on-camera sex appeal, both Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable thrived as triple threat stars and pinups during World War II. Their rivalry would become immortalized by their wartime photographs, as both women decked the walls of army barracks as the most popular pin-ups.
Olivia De Havilland vs Joan Fontaine
14. Olivia De Havilland vs Joan Fontaine
January 1, 2001
Silver screen stars Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine cultivated a toxic off-screen animosity that was well-known throughout Hollywood. But their rivalry began very early one in life, as the two actresses were real-life sisters.
Marlene Dietrich vs Greta Garbo
13. Marlene Dietrich vs Greta Garbo
January 1, 2001
Hooded eyelids and a sensual air are both defining characteristics of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, and the both became known as two of the most glamorous actresses of their time. But despite their shared history as foreign actresses, they often found themselves at odds with one another.
Fred Astaire vs Gene Kelly
12. Fred Astaire vs Gene Kelly
January 1, 2001
Where Astaire made himself known for his unique approach to tap and ballroom dance, Kelly struggled on the sidelines with his more athletic approach to ballet. Comparisons from critics caused the men to respond to one another's steps in new and ground-breaking ways.
Frankie Avalon vs Fabian
11. Frankie Avalon vs Fabian
January 1, 2001
Frankie Avalon and Fabian had remarkably similar careers from the start. After Avalon's own producers signed Fabian, both Philadelphia natives struggled not only for fame but for their own creative voice.
Frank Sinatra vs Bing Crosby
10. Frank Sinatra vs Bing Crosby
January 1, 2001
As a kid, Sinatra aspired to follow in Crosby's footsteps, but as he emerged from his shadow, Crosby's career begins to wane. Over the years, the two beloved crooners would both battle and collaborate as they vied for fame in the ever-fickle world of music, film, and television.
Clint Eastwood vs Burt Reynolds
9. Clint Eastwood vs Burt Reynolds
January 1, 2001
Both Reynolds and Eastwood received harsh criticism when they auditioned for the same role. Though they found individual opportunities to make their way in Hollywood, their rivalry would follow them for years.
Bela Lugosi vs Boris Karloff
8. Bela Lugosi vs Boris Karloff
January 1, 2001
After gaining notoriety as the man who played Dracula, Bela Lugosi turned down the role of Frankenstein's Monster. But when the part is turned over to rising star Boris Karloff, it seems that he may have created his own biggest rival.
Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Sylvester Stallone
7. Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Sylvester Stallone
January 1, 2001
While Schwarzenegger achieved renown as a bodybuilder, Stallone suffered rejection and homelessness as a struggling writer and actor. Though they lived worlds apart, both men would conquer the 80's action genre.
Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro
6. Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro
January 1, 2001
Native New Yorkers Al Pacino and Robert De Niro independently gained praise as being among the most talented actors of their time. However, their apparent similarities have created a Hollywood rivalry between these two masters of their craft.
Bruce Willis vs Mel Gibson
5. Bruce Willis vs Mel Gibson
January 1, 2001
Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson were similar in many ways as both were class clowns in school, hit it big early in their careers, and headlined successful move franchises that brought fresh concepts to action films. The popular male archetype portrayed on screen was revolutionized by Willis and Gibson as they had no problem taking on roles that tapped into their sensitive side.
Charlie Chaplin vs Buster Keaton
4. Charlie Chaplin vs Buster Keaton
January 1, 2001
Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were two of the most well known comedians in the silent film era, but their styles were drastically different. Chaplin's characters were often over sentimental and had a ballet-like fluidity, while Keaton's style favored outright falling and the use of complicated mechanics. Both men made a lasting impact on the motion picture industry.
James Cagney vs Humphrey Bogart
3. James Cagney vs Humphrey Bogart
January 1, 2001
James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart had drastically different upbringings, but once they entered the world of Hollywood their paths aligned similarly. Though willing to stretch the boundaries with acting, these men secured their legendary tough guy act throughout their extensive careers.
Bettie Davis vs Joan Crawford
2. Bettie Davis vs Joan Crawford
January 1, 2001
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis fought for the spotlight in Hollywood on and off screen. Both worked at the same studio for some time, and they eventually teamed for a gothic horror film that would vitalize their fating careers. Although they didn't get along, they had both achieved the highest possible stardom in Hollywood, becoming immortals of the silver screen.
Star Wars vs Star Trek
1. Star Wars vs Star Trek
January 1, 2001
The creative forces behind Star Wars and Star Trek are each unique, building entirely different universes that could be explored for decades. Despite differences in story and competitive fandoms, the two sci-fi sagas have each contributed to the other's popularity and success.
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From the early, classic era of Karloff/Lugosi, Astaire/Kelly, and Sinatra/Crosby to more contemporary competitors such as Pacino/DeNiro, Clint/Burt, and Willis/Gibson, Hollywood Rivals tells of their colossal clashes through rare film clips, television appearances, photographs and interviews.Hollywood Rivals is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2001.

Hollywood Rivals is available for streaming on the Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hollywood Rivals on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2001