Actors don’t always like their own movies.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” made Marlon Brando a star, but he said he “detested the character.” “Boogie Nights” earned Burt Reynolds his only Oscar nomination, but he said it “just wasn’t my kind of film.” And although Sean Connery played the famous spy in seven movies, he admitted he had “always hated that damned James Bond.”
Here are 10 films that their stars regretted making:
10) Matt Damon, “The Bourne Ultimatum” — While Damon enjoyed the first two movies in the “Bourne” trilogy, but he absolutely hated the last one, calling it “really embarrassing.” Damon considered the film so bad that he worried it would be a career-ender for him.
9) Halle Berry, “Catwoman” — During her acceptance speech at the Razzie Awards, she said, “I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece of s, god-awful movie. It was just what my career needed.”
8) Michelle Pfeiffer, “Grease 2” (1978) — Michelle says, “I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time I was young and didn’t know any better.”
7) Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Red Sonja” — The Governator called it “the worst film I have ever made.”
6) Sylvester Stallone, “Stop! Or my Mother Will Shoot” — Sly described it as “maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen and in some countries — China, I believe — running it once a week on government television has lowered the birth rate to zero.”
5) Kate Winslet, “Titanic” — Despite starring in one of the most successful movies of all time, she complained. “My American accent was awful in every single scene.” She also regretted her nude scene.
4) Carrie Fisher, “Star Wars” — Carrie claimed she would have turned down the role of Princess Leia if she had known she would have to wear the infamous metal bikini, what she called “that slave outfit.”.
3) Viola Davis, “The Help” — Even though it earned her an Oscar nod, Viola says she regrets the role. “There’s a part of me that feels like I betrayed myself, and my people, because I was in a movie that wasn’t ready to [tell the whole truth].
2) George Clooney, “Batman and Robin” — Clooney hated the film. He says it was “really sand I was really bad in it. It was a difficult film to be good in.”
1) Alec Guinness, “Star Wars” — Despite being the biggest movie of all time, Guinness said the only thing he didn’t regret about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi was the huge paycheck. Calling it “fairytale rubbish,” he tossed out unopened mail from “Star Wars” fans.
Harrison Ford begged director George Lucas to kill off his Hans Solo character. George Reeves felt the Superman role was “beneath his dignity.” Woody Allen called “Manhattan” (a movie he wrote, directed, and starred in) “too preachy” and wished he could rewrite it. And Sharon Stone had second thoughts about her revealing role in “Basic Instinct.”