The A-list and egomaniacs go together like A-Rod and steroids – you can't have one without the other. Of course, it only makes sense that celebrities develop a high sense of self-worth - perhaps even an overinflated sense of self-worth. After all, they're not just fawned all over by the public, they're getting paid millions of dollars for their talents. It's quite likely any one of us would succumb to egotitis if we were in their shoes. Sure, many celebrities still appear down-to-earth and normal, stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley who are often praised for being humble. There are stars who give off the vibe that they're exactly like us – except that they have more money than we'll ever make.
And then there are the celebs who let the fame and fortune go straight to their heads. They sometimes act out, throwing hissy fits when things don't go their way. They might throw out the “Do you know who I am?” card to get out of traffic tickets. And heck, they may even bash the people who made them famous in the first place. We see this sort of behaviour from these spoiled stars time and time again and yet we never tire of anecdotes on their behaviour. Okay, in some cases we do – it just depends on who it is.
10 Jonah Hill
If there's one thing we can say about Jonah Hill, it's that at least he doesn't take himself so seriously that he wouldn't mock his own big ego on SNL. After he seemed standoffish in a Rolling Stone interview, and thanks to a few quotes attributed to him, this comedic actor is coming off a bit too serious and egotistical for some fans' liking. Some say it's just him growing up and transitioning, trying to move on from doing stupid comedies to more serious films. Others just think he's just a douchebag.
9 Katherine Heigl
7 Noel Gallagher
Okay, so maybe he's not exactly “Hollywood” since he's a British musician, but it's no secret that Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame thinks very highly of himself and his band – even if they've hardly been heard from in years (except, of course, when they make the news for something outrageous). You need confidence to survive in the music industry, but quotes like “We're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world,” might take things a bit too far. Then again, some of his cheeky quotes are entertaining like, “I'm not interested in making money. It's just that with my talent, I'm cursed with it.” That's a curse many of us would kill for, I'm sure.
6 Shia Labeouf
While some of the stars on this list are famous enough to justify their huge egos, Shia Labeouf isn't quite there yet. Not even his role in the blockbuster Transformers franchise was able to catapult him to the level of superstardom he obviously believes he exists in. To put it simply, most of his fame has come about because of utterly ridiculous stunts, accusations of plagiarism, and generally seeking attention any way he knows how.
Either he thought he was too big of a name to get caught, or maybe it was to put his name back in the news, but Shia assumed that he, of all people, could get away with plagiarizing and could pass it off as some meta experiment in performance art. That takes guts, we have to admit. For a minute there, people were talking about an actor best known for acting in kids' TV and alongside giant robots that weren't really there – though most of the commentary was on how big of a jerk he was, so it wasn't necessarily a good thing. Then again, they do have a saying in Hollywood about there being no such thing as bad publicity...
5 Justin Bieber
4 Michael Bay
Michael Bay likes things big – big explosions, big car chases, big robots, and of course, big boobs. And given the fact that his films, cumulatively speaking, have raked in billions upon billions of dollars, it's difficult to say that his formula doesn't work. And of course, with the seemingly unending stream of success – financially speaking, most definitely not critically – Transformers director Bay's ego has swelled to the size of Optimus Prime.
The notoriously temperamental director has famously clashed with his cast members, and has often made their time on set a living hell – though, we can't imagine having to share a set with Shia Labeouf was exactly paradise in any case. Bay's ego is so famous, GQ did an entire article on it titled, “Blow-Up: An Oral History of the Most Explosive Director of All Time,” And given some of the crazy directors that have populated Hollywood (Hitchcock, Kubrick...) being labeled the “most explosive director of all time,” takes a special kind of psycho.
3 Charlie Sheen
2 Quentin Tarantino
Perhaps it's not entirely Quentin Tarantino's fault that his ego ballooned to the size of the Goodyear Blimp. Most people would have a healthy dose of, “Hey, I really am that awesome” running through our own veins if they got the massive ego stroking Tarantino did after his very first film, Reservoir Dogs, was universally acclaimed and hailed as one of the most revolutionary works in cinematic history. Following that up with Pulp Fiction, which received almost the same heaping of praise and worship, certainly didn't help bring him down to earth any. In countless interviews, Tarantino has come off as smug and even arrogant at times. While promoting his film Django Unchained, Tarantino even had the nerve to explain his disdain for what really is a cinematic masterpiece – Roots. Tarantino said that the performances didn't ring true and that the film didn't move him – all the while, trying to subtly make the case that Django was more historically accurate and authentic in regard to slavery. Even the normally mild mannered Levar Burton – the star of Roots, by the way – called bulls*it on Tarantino, saying, "Too many people who look like me bled and died for you to have the opportunity to satirize the slave narrative". Suffice it to say, if you have Levar Burton saying you're a douchebag, you absolutely should end up on a list like this one.
1 Kanye West
Heck, even MJ and Jobs were known to pick up a book now and again. It almost seems like a publicity stunt, that he's actually trying to come off as the biggest egomaniac possible. And if so, it's a damn good act, albeit an annoying one, because the world loves to talk about his exploits.