1 of 25 Universal Pictures
Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2
Jim Carrey didn't even wait to see the final cut of Kick-Ass 2 before he turned against it. "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," Carrey, an anti-gun activist, tweeted. "My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it, but recent events have caused a change in my heart." Mark Millar, one of the film's writers, responded to Carrey's criticism on his website. "I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I'm baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay 18 months ago. Yes, the body count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin," Millar explained.
2 of 25 Marvel/20th Century Fox
Jennifer Garner, Elektra
Garner didn't voice her dislike for Elektra personally. Michael Vartan did it for her! What are boyfriends for, right?. "I heard Elektra was awful. Jennifer called me and told me it was awful," he said. The actor explained that Garner was forced to do the film as part of her Daredevil contract. Shortly after Vartan's admission, Garner ended their relationship.
3 of 25 Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox/The Kobal Collection
Alec Guinness, Star Wars
Obi Wan Kenobi, say it ain't so! The classically trained Guinness immediately regretted accepting the role of the Jedi sensei, scoffing at the alleged subpar writing. In letters Guinness wrote published in Alec Guinness: The Official Biography, the actor called the franchise "fairy-tale rubbish" and complained that "new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper — and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."
4 of 25 New Line/Kobal Collection
Wesley Snipes, Blade: Trinity
Snipes hated Blade: Trinity so much that simply trash-talking it wasn't enough. The actor actually sued director David Goyer and New Line Cinema because he claimed he was not paid his full salary and that the editing of the film focused too much on co-stars Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds. Snipes claimed the film's producers' choices and their refusal to include him in the decision-making process harmed the box-office take and that a portion of his salary was withheld as punishment.
5 of 25 Jaimie Trueblood/DW Studios
Megan Fox, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Megan Fox hated every second of working with Michael Bay. In addition to her claims of misogynistic treatment and comparisons to Hilter, Fox didn't mince her words regarding the quality of the film either. "I mean, I can't sh-- on this movie because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don't want to blow smoke up people's ass," Fox said. "People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting. And once you realize that, it becomes almost fun because you can be in the moment and go, 'All right, I know that when he calls, 'Action!' I'm either going to be running or screaming, or both.'"
6 of 25 DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures
Shia LaBeouf, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
While LaBeouf has nothing against the first Transformers, he said the sequel had no "heart" and was too confusing. "I couldn’t see what the f--- was going on, you know, with certain robots. ... I couldn't decipher what was happening. There were story line paths that I just wouldn’t have gone down." However, when it came to the universally panned Crystal Skull, LaBeouf didn't hesitate to accept his share of the responsibility. "You can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg], but the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple."
7 of 25 20th Century Fox/Marvel Studios
Jessica Alba, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Alba called the comic book film a "low point" in her career. In fact, she had such a bad experience on set, she considered quitting acting all together. "I said, 'F--- it. I don't care about this business anymore," Alba said. Maybe Alba could have saved the film if she had taken her own advice. "Good actors never use the script unless it's amazing writing. All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say," she said, drawing flak from screenwriters everywhere.
8 of 25 Warner Bros./Kobal Collection
Halle Berry, Catwoman
During Berry's acceptance speech for a Razzie award, the actress didn't shy away from the stain Catwoman left on her resume. "First of all, I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in this … God-awful movie. It was just what my career needed."
9 of 25 Zade Rosenthal/20th Century Fox/Kobal Collection
Mark Wahlberg, The Happening
Wahlberg admitted that Amy Adams "dodged a bullet" when she didn't get Zooey Deschanel's role in The Happening. His main issue with the film: "F---ing trees, man." Though, he was quick to point out that at least the role showed some range. "You can't blame me for wanting to try to play a science teacher. At least I wasn't playing a cop or a crook," Wahlberg said.
10 of 25 Columbia Pictures
Jamie Foxx, Stealth
While promoting Kingdom of Heaven, Foxx expressed how relieved he was to not have to lie like he did each time he told the public that Stealth was "the greatest."
11 of 25 The Halcyon Company, Legendary Pictures
Sam Worthington, Clash of the Titans and Terminator Salvation
Worthington was the first to admit that Titans was a bit of a disappointment. "I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I think I can f---ing act better, to be honest," Worthington said. The actor also admitted that Terminator taught him an important life lesson regarding his role selection: "I gotta be a bit better when I'm looking through my script."
12 of 25 Merie W. Wallace/20th Century Fox/Paramount/The Kobal Collection
Kate Winslet, Titanic
Winslet may have starred in one of the biggest box office successes of all time, but that doesn't mean she likes it! "Every single scene, I'm like, 'Really, really? You did it like that? Oh, my God. ... Even my American accent, I can't listen to it. It's awful. Hopefully it's so much better now. It sounds terribly self-indulgent, but actors do tend to be very self-critical. I have a hard time watching any of my performances, but watching Titanic I was just like, 'Oh, God, I want to do that again.'" To make matters worse, she said she feels like "throwing up" whenever she hears "My Heart Will Go On."
13 of 25 Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images
Katherine Heigl, Grey’s Anatomy and Knocked Up
After winning the Emmy the previous year, Heigl pulled herself out of the race in 2008, saying she wasn't given good enough material to produce an award-worthy performance. But this wasn't the first time Heigl bit the hand that fed her. After her celebrated performance in the hit film Knocked Up, Heigl said the film is "a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight. ... I had a hard time with it on some days. I'm playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy?" Heigl said. However, she later added that it was also the "best filming experience of my career."
14 of 25 Dimension Films/Everett Collection
Charlize Theron, Reindeer Games
Theron got right to the point when asked about Reindeer Games. "That was a bad, bad, bad movie," she said. "But I got to work with John Frankenheimer. I wasn't lying to myself — that's why I did it."
15 of 25 United Artists/Everett Collection
Woody Allen, Manhattan
In Woody Allen: A Documentary, Allen revealed that he hated Manhattan so much, he begged the studio not to release it. "I didn't like the film at all," Allen said. "I spoke to United Artists at the time and offered to make a film for them for nothing if they would not put it out."
16 of 25 20th Century Fox/The Kobal Collection
Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music might be a beloved classic, but for Plummer, it was simply "awkward and sentimental and gooey." Plummer said, "I had to work terribly hard to try to infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it." He even admitted he had his own nickname for the film: "The Sound of Mucus."
17 of 25 20th Century Fox, Joe Scarnici/Getty Images
Bill Murray, Garfield
In a story that would fit right in on Three's Company, Murray suffered from a case of mistaken identity when he signed onto Garfield — and he paid the price. Murray thought that the film was written by Joel Coen of the Coen brothers instead of Joel Cohen. "I was exhausted, soaked with sweat, and the lines got worse and worse," Murray said of recording his lines. "And I said, 'OK, you better show me the whole rest of the movie, so we can see what we're dealing with.' So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, 'Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the f--- was Coen thinking?' And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by that Joel Coen."
18 of 25 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection
James Franco, Tristan & Isolde
Franco had a hard time working with the film's director Kevin Reynolds. ''I think our personalities just didn't jibe. [Kevin] had the idea that my character would be more jovial, and I thought he was tragic. ... He said, 'James, you can't keep playing James Dean,' and I replied, 'Kevin, you can't keep making Robin Hood.'" Though Franco hated filming, he looks at the movie as a learning experience. "I learned a lot from doing the film" Franco said. "It was a big mistake. I was an overzealous young actor and wanted to make great movies."
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Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men
Jones had a religious awakening in 2012 and released a video in which he admitted he no longer wanted to be on the series that launched his career. Jones begged viewers to "stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth." This came a year after Jones' co-star Sheen publicly attacked the show's creator and producer Chuck Lorre, saying, "I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels, especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists." Sheen was fired and Jones role has been reduced in the upcoming season.
20 of 25 20th Century Fox
David Cross, Alvin and the Chimpmunks: Chipwrecked
During an appearance on Conan, Cross went all out in his criticism of the Chipmunks film. "In all honesty, it was the most miserable experience I've ever had in my professional life." He complained that he was held "at legal gunpoint" to spend a week on a cruise ship and described the executive behind the film as "the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews."
21 of 25 Buena Vista Pictures/Everett Collection
Christian Bale, Newsies
Since its 1992 release, the Disney flop has become a cult classic, even inspiring a Broadway musical. But the film's newfound success doesn't mean Bale has changed his tune. He still looks at the film as his most "embarrassing" role. "At 17, you want to be taken very seriously. ... You don't want to be doing a musical," Bale said.
22 of 25 MCA/Universal Pictures/Everett Collection
Crispin Glover, Back to the Future
Glover had an issue with the message of the first film's ending, which showed George McFly and his family now living the life of luxury. "It's not that I dislike the entire film," he said. "There are things about the structure that are very solid, and there’s good writing behind it. But ... I think [equating their new riches with moral success] is a bad message." When Glover didn't return to reprise his role in the sequel, producers used prosthetic makeup on another actor and footage from the first film to replace him. Glover then filed suit against Universal and producer Bob Gale and settled out of court.
23 of 25 Paramount/Everett Collection
Jude Law, Alfie
Three years after Alfie was released, Law finally said what we all were thinking. "From my point of view, it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to," he said. "But part of the reason you embark on a creative journey is to sometimes fall flat. It can also sometimes lead to triumph." Unfortunately, that last part was just not true this time around.
24 of 25 Universal/Everett Collection
Colin Farrell, Miami Vice
Miami Vice was all style and no substance — and Farrell knows it. When asked about the film, the actor responded, "Miami Vice? I didn't like it so much. I understood that we were trying to paint a relationship with Tubbs and Crockett that was so grounded and familiar that there was no need for them to incessantly talk to each other — or look at each other — over two and a half hours."
25 of 25 Paramount/Everett Collection
Michelle Pfeiffer, Grease 2
If Grease 2 is Pfeiffer's biggest regret, she has lived a pretty good life. "I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was," she said. "At the time, I was young and didn't know any better."