Emma Thompson is drawing raves for her turn in "Saving Mr. Banks" as the notoriously prickly author P.L. Travers, who gave Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) the devil of a time in handing over her prized creation, Mary Poppins. How demanding is she? At one point, she insists that he remove the color red from his film adaptation!
Thompson's Oscar competition this year will surely include Cate Blanchett as another extremely high-maintenance character in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Awards groups tends to love these kinds of bigger-than-life roles, so our list of some of the most ridiculously hard to please film characters of the past three decades includes several memorable, Oscar-winning roles.