25 actors who regretted the movies they starred in, from Oscar Isaac to Sandra Bullock

“What is your biggest regret?” This may be one of the most obvious questions a journalist can ask an actor, but the answer is often overwhelmingly revealing.

Many actors have spoken negatively about their time spent as superheroes, playing a teenage heartthrob or starring in films they thought were written by someone else (see: Bill Murray).

Others, including Charlize Theron, said that they only got a job because of the director’s filmography – only then did they let down the end results of their collaboration.

less, independent Takes a look at 25 actors who admitted they didn’t like the films they starred in.

George Clooney – Batman & Robin (1997)

Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck – Some of the most famous actors in Hollywood have played Caped Crusader on screen. However, only one wore a suit with the Batnipples – and that was George Clooney. He once said of the role, “Let me say I actually thought I ruined the franchise until someone else brought it back years later and changed it.” “I thought at the time that this would be a very good career move. It wasn’t.”

Halle Berry – Catwoman (2004)

Halle Berry remains one of the few actors to accept a Razzie Award in person. “Thank you very much. I never in my life thought I would be here,” she told the audience, before plagiarizing her Oscar acceptance speech and thanking her director. “He loves me so much that he convinces me to take on projects even when he knows they’re great.” She recently said that she was “carrying the weight” of the film’s failure, telling Jimmy Kimmel, “Whatever success it had or not somehow seemed like it was entirely my fault. But it really wasn’t my fault.”

Ben Affleck – Daredevil (2003)

If you hate recklessBen Affleck hates her more. “reckless The actor said Entertainment Weekly in 2007. “If I wanted to become a go-getter, I’d be less polite.” He would have given the superhero genre another step, accepting the role of Bruce Wayne suicide squad And Batman vs Supermanwith better results, albeit disappointing.

Ben Affleck, like most of us, was not a fan of the Daredevil movie

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Brad Pitt – The Devil Himself (1997)

There are many films Brad Pitt can regret making (The Horrible 1992 movie wonderful world comes to mind), but speak to NEWSWEEK In 1997, the actor called his worst character: devil king. He called Alan J Pakula’s movie a “disaster” and “the most irresponsible part of filmmaking, if you can call it that, that I’ve ever seen”.

Jessica Alba – Fantastic Four (2005)

While superhero films may now be contenders for the Best Picture Oscar (Black Panther), there was a time when the spandex-clad champ played only a venerable prestige. Jessica Alba was one of the first people to jump on the superhero boom in the mid-2000s, playing the role of Invisible Woman in The Fantastic Four. But the experience left her wanting to stop acting entirely. “I hated it. I really hated it,” she said. deer. “I remember when I was dying Silver Surfer. The director was like, ‘It looks so real. It looks very painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry, Jessica.”

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Bill Murray – Garfield: The Movie (2004)

Bill Murray voiced Garfield’s moving car only because of a misunderstanding: he thought Joel Coen, of the Coen brothers’ fame, had written the script. In fact, it was written by Joel Cohen (cheaper by the dozen,Monster Mash: The Movie). “I was exhausted, drenched in sweat, and the lines worsened. And I said, ‘Well, you’d better show me the whole rest of the movie, so we can see what we’re dealing with,'” he said GQ. “So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, ‘Who the hell cut that thing off?'” who did this? What was Quinn thinking? Then they explained to me: It wasn’t written by Joel Coen.”

Channing Tatum – Ji Jo: Rise of the Cobra (2009)

“I’ll be honest, I hate this movie,” Channing Tatum said. ji jo. “I got paid to do it. The script wasn’t good. And I didn’t want to do anything – I’ve been a fan of it since I was a kid and watched every morning growing up – and I didn’t want to do something that was bad. And secondly, I didn’t know if I wanted to.” in becoming a GI Joe.”

Channing Tatum Says He Was “Pushed To” Star In ‘GI Joe’

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Michelle Pfeiffer – Grease 2 (1982)

Michelle Pfeiffer said about the sequel fat. “At the time I was young and didn’t know anything better.” Fortunately, Pfeiffer’s nose improved on a good script quickly, as her next movie was the Brian De Palma classic. Scarface.

Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern (2011)

Never seen Ryan Reynolds green lantern all the way through. However, we had seen enough of him to know it was a disaster. He allowed his feelings to be known 2016 movie Deadpool, where the character shoots a fictional version of herself in the head to take on the role. ouch.

Viola Davis – The Help (2011)

Viola Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for Help. However, the actress deeply regretted playing the maid Aibileen Clarke, saying that her character’s voice wasn’t heard enough in the final film. “Have I ever had roles that I regretted? I have and Help on that list,” she said New York times From the movie Tate Taylor. “I want to know what it feels like to work with white people and raise kids in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that before through the movie.”

Josh Brolin – Jonah Hicks (2010)

Before he played Thanos in Avengers, Josh Brolin portrayed another comic book character on screen: Jonah Hex. Unlike the Avengers films, Hex wasn’t well received by critics – or indeed Brolin himself. “I think he deserved to be attacked for reasons these critics will never know,” he said. movie total In 2014. “We were about to leave [the film] When this child [director Jimmy Hayward] came up. He was an interesting young man full of energy who was obsessed with Jonah Hicks. I thought, “This is either a really bad decision or a great decision.” [It was] Really bad.”

Jim Carrey – Kick Ass 2 (2013)

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Jim Carrey distanced himself from the violent Kick-Ass sequel. “did kick ass A month before Sandy Hook and now in all conscience I cannot support this level of violence,” he wrote on Twitter, denouncing the film. “My apologies.”

Katherine Heigl – Knocked Up (2007)

knocked It’s still one of Katherine Heigl’s most popular roles, though the actress said she found the whole thing “a little sexist.” She said, “She paints women as shrews, humorless and narrow, and men as lovable, goofy, and fun-loving men.” Vanity Fair. “I exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with that some days.” She eventually issued a public apology to the film’s director, Judd Apatow, for her comments.

Katherine Heigl once criticized Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up

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Colin Farrell – Miami Vice (2006)

Few actors speak quite directly like Colin Farrell, who spoke about the 2006 movie Miami Vice: “Miami Vice? I didn’t like it very much. I thought it was more style than substance and I accepted a great deal of responsibility.” Fans have re-evaluated Michael Mann’s film in recent years, with many believing it didn’t get a fair ride upon its release. It is unknown if Farrell changed his mind.

Sarah Jessica Parker – Sex and the City 2 (2010)

Even though Sarah Jessica Parker will forever be famous for playing Carrie Bradshaw in it Sex and the City, This does not mean that he liked the second movie. “I can see where we’ve fallen short,” she told an audience at the Vulture Festival, addressing the criticism. “I get it, I got it already. I will say, I also understand how much funny money he made. I feel like this was forgotten in the discussion.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Sonia Red (1985)

“It’s the worst movie I’ve ever made,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said of the fantasy. red sonia. He revealed that he thought the movie was so bad that it inspired his favorite punishment. “When my kids go off line, they are sent to their rooms and forced to watch red sonia 10 times. I haven’t had much trouble with them.”

Charlize Theron – Reindeer Games (2000)

In Charlize Theron’s mind, her worst movie to date is reindeer games. She said, “It was a bad, bad, bad movie.” Respected in 2007. “But as bad as the movie might be, I worked with John Frankenheimer. I wasn’t lying to myself—that’s why I did it.”

Charlize Theron admitted that she only starred in “Reindeer Games” to work with director John Frankenheimer

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Alec Baldwin – The Rock of Ages (2012)

There are some actors who know they create disaster halfway through filming. “It was a complete disaster,” said Alec Baldwin. wrap When asked about rock of ages. “A week after it was released, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?'” ”

Paul Newman – Silver Cup (1954)

Paul Newman had such high standards, before the release silver cupThe Oscar-winning actor has placed advertisements in the trade press urging people not to watch the film’s telecast. He later called it “the worst movie made during the 1950s”.

Sylvester Stallone – Stop! Or My Mom Will Divorce (1992)

As one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone will always be loved for bringing the world Rocky and Rambo. His fans will try to forget Stop, or mom will shoot, the 1992 comedy Cop Boyfriend which Stallone collaborated with Estelle Getty. Foxy also hates it. Talking about the movie in 2006, he called it “probably one of the worst movies in the entire solar system, including space products we’ve never seen before.”

Megan Fox – Transformers (2007)

The Transformers franchise may have made billions of dollars at the box office, but critics haven’t looked kindly at the movies. Nor Megan Fox who said Entertainment Weekly “People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting.” She also previously targeted director Michael Bay, saying, “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is, so it’s a nightmare to work for.” Fox later withdrew the comment, calling it a “good anger” that should not be made public.

Robert Pattinson – Twilight (2008)

Most actors who regret their roles will wait a few years to publicly bemoan their experience on the set. Not Robert Pattinson. Ahead of the latest Twilight movie showing in cinemas, the Batman actor said of playing the vampire-loving Edward Cullen: “It’s a weird kind of acting out something you don’t particularly like.” A few weeks later, he said that he would have hated the series had he not appeared in it.

Robert Pattinson once admitted that ‘Twilight’ movies weren’t really his thing

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James Franco – Your Highness (2011)

Director David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and James Franco struck gold with their stoner-comedy Pineapple Express. Unfortunately, their attempt to make another laugh-out-loud film was a mess. “Your Highness? That movie sucks,” Franco told GQ, adding: “You can’t get around that.”

Sandra Bullock – Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Sandra Bullock singled out Speed 2 as the film she was “embarrassed” to have been a part of. Speaking alongside her The Lost City co-star Daniel Radcliffe for TooFab, Bullock said: “I have one [film that] Nobody came here and I still feel embarrassed that I was in it. Connected speed 2… Does not make sense. slow boat. Go slowly towards an island.”

She added, “This is something I wish I hadn’t done and no fans I knew had come.”

Oscar Isaac – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After refusing to “disavow” the film, Oscar Isaac spoke about his experience portraying Brian Singer’s superhero in The New York Times 2022 interview.

After the previous call to the “painful” experience, Isaac said, “I know exactly what I went for and want to do and the reasons for it. There were these wonderful actors that I really wanted to work with, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. I collected X-Men grown up, and loved Apocalypse, I just found him a creepy and weird character.

And then you get there and say, ‘Oh my God, I have all these prosthetics.’ I wore a suit. I can’t move, I can’t see anyone. All those actors I wanted to work with – I can’t even see who they are.”

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