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    Top 10 Actors Who Admitted Hating Their Own Movies

    Every now and then, actors face an unavoidable and dreadful question “What are your biggest career regrets?” Many actors have disclosed openly and few diplomatically go through with the question. But every now and then, actors have admitted disliking the role or regretting starring in a particular film.

    It is easy to speak about the role or a movie that has won many hearts or awards, but to speak about it when it has created a black mark on the actor’s career is a huge deal. But over the years there have been many actors who have openly admitted their hatred or regret of the particular role or their involvement in the film. From Robert Pattinson to George Clooney, here are the top 10 actors who admitted to hating their own movies.

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    10. Sylvester Stallone

    'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

    The actor who has delivered some jaw-dropping films like ‘Creed’, ‘Rocky’, and ‘The Expendables’, has also faced a huge blow in his career. Sylvester Stallone is known to be protective about his film choices and never pulls any punches, except for ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’ co-starring Estelle Getty. The actor said, “I made some truly awful movies. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.”

    9. Christopher Plummer

    The Sound of Music

    The film that gave recognition to Christopher Plummer, which made him a household name is the film Plummer regretted acting in the most: ‘The Sound of Music’. On multiple occasions, he referred the film to as ‘The Sound of Mucus’, ‘S&M’, or simply ‘that movie’. In 2010, during an interview with The Boston Globe, Plummer said. “I was a bit bored with the character. Although we worked hard enough to make him interesting, it was a bit like flogging a dead horse. And the subject matter is not mine. I mean it can’t appeal to every person in the world. It’s not my cup of tea.”

    8. Alec Guinness

    Star Wars

    Although he is known for cinematic classics like ‘Great Expectation’, ‘The Bridge on River Kwai’, and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, Alec Guinness is still known as the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. Except for the pay, Guinness absolutely despised the character and the film. He described George Lucas’ writing as being rubbish, further adding, “None of it makes my character clear or even bearable.” Guinness was also uncomfortable with the filming schedule calling it boring and indecisive. In his autobiography ‘A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal‘, Guinness expressed his hate for the film to the extent that he gave his autograph to a fan, only if he promised not to watch ‘Star Wars’ anymore.

    7. Viola Davis

    The Help

    Viola Davis who is famously known for the role of Annalise Keating in the legal thriller series ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ suffered a ‘case’ of regret in her career. Though she earned an Oscar nomination for the leading role in ‘The Help’, Davis expressed her regrets about being a part of the film. Davis said she betrayed herself and her people in doing ‘The Help’. She further also said that the film was, “created in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism.” Her character in the film was silenced and demeaned, which she did not approve of.

    6. Halle Berry


    Halle Berry is one of the few actresses who along with accepting the Oscar also had the guts to accept the Golden Raspberry Award for the worst actress in the film, ‘Catwomen‘. During her acceptance speech Berry mentioned, “You know, I’ve got so many people to thank, because you don’t win a Razzie without a lot of help from a lot of people … First of all, I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in a piece of sh*t, god-awful movie. You know, it was just what my career needed, you know? I was at the top, and then Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom.”

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    5. Katherine Heigl

    Knocked up

    ‘Knocked Up’ remains one of Katherine Heigl’s best-known roles, but Heigl disapproves of it. She found the entire film a little sexist, as it portrays women as shrewd, uptight and humorless and paints men on the other hand as goofy and lovable. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she also said, “It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days.” Heigl is known as one of the toughest actors to work with and later issued a public apology to the film’s director for being honest.

    4. Channing Tatum

    GI: Joe

    The ‘Magic Mike’ star was once a part of the action-packed film ‘GI Joe: Raise of Cobra‘. He landed on the role of his childhood dreams and instantly regretted being a part of it. During an interview when Channing was asked about his involvement in the film, the actor brutally said, “I’ll be honest, I f***ing hate that movie. I was pushed into doing it. The script wasn’t any good. And I didn’t want to do something that I – that I was a fan of since I was a kid and watched every morning growing up – and didn’t want to do something that was, one, bad. And two, I just didn’t know if I wanted to be GI Joe.”

    3. Brad Pitt

    The Devils Own

    With an extremely long list of movies, it is natural for the actors to hate a few of their own films. And Brad Pitt has a long list of movies that he hated, but in a 1997 interview with Newsweek, he expressed his personal worst to be ‘The Devil’s Own’. He called the Alan J Pakula film a “disaster”. He also added, “We had no script. Well, we had a great script but it got tossed for various reasons. To have to make something up as you go along—Jesus, what pressure! It was ridiculous. It was the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking—if you can even call it that—that I’ve ever seen.”

    2. George Clooney

    Return of the Killer Tomatoes

    Geroge Clooney warned the young actors about the consequences of acting exclusively for money, which he himself experienced and regrets. But Clooney is one such actor whose film choices improve as he ages like a fine wine. At Newsweek’s 2012 Oscar roundtable, Clooney talked about the dangers of acting for money: “As an actor all bets are off if you need money. I’ve done really crappy movies or crappy jobs when I was broke, and people go, ‘Why did you do Return of the Killer Tomatoes?’ Because I got the job!” Clooney also regrets playing the part of Batman in the 1997 film ‘Batman and Robin‘. He believed that he almost destroyed the franchise.

    1. Robert Pattinson


    Robert Pattinson has faced the worst luck in the book adaption of ‘Twilight’ saga. Despite delivering fantastic performances, the fans still won’t let go of the pale, blood-sucking creature Edward Cullen. Neither has Pattinson stayed quiet about his hatred towards the films. On every given occasion, he openly expresses hate for the film, which ironically labeled him as the Hollywood heartthrob. Pattison said, “It’s weird kind of representing something you don’t particularly like.”

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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