Last month, Bradley Cooper starred in "The Words," a box office flop about an author who stumbles upon an old manuscript and claims it as his own. We found this behavior to be pretty douchey, but then we got to thinking: Deplorable actions are almost expected from fictional writers in films.
Novelists and poets are consistently portrayed as snobby, outlandish, mawkish, or untrustworthy. They lie, cry, brag and steal their way to fame. Is this a cinematic shot at the written word, or are writers actually as ridiculous as they appear on screen? Let us know what you think in the comments, and check out our list of the 11 douchiest authors in film: