10 ACTORS Who HATED THEIR OWN MOVIES
It's always a shame to work so hard on something, put in countless hours of work only to wind up completely hating it. Imagine it being something that's immortalized forever in film. Something that you're constantly reminded of because people keep… well… putting it on lists like this. For the following ten actors and actresses, this installment brings facepalms - dredging up the movies in their filmography that they blatantly hated.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - (Red Sonja)
There is no denying that Arnold has had his fair share of terrible movies - heck, he played opposite Clooney in Batman & Robin, but the one he pinpoints as his worst was the 1985 adaptation of the Marvel comic Red Sonja. The Conan the Barbarian vixen had a steady stand-alone run until 2015, with a critically panned movie thrown into the mix in 1985. Though Conan was absent from the film, Arnold was given the role of Lord Kalidor - and he's regretted his decision to sign on ever since. He finds the movie so deplorable that he's claimed to use it as a threat of punishment against his children. Apparently, they've only seen the movie once.
George Clooney - (Batman & Robin)
Remember when George Clooney lost his mind for a minute and thought it would be a fantastic career choice to don the bat-cowl in the 2nd Joel Schumacher-directed Batman movie? He remembers it, too; but instead of being able to shrug it off like the many bat-fans that hated it, Clooney has to live with his decision and continues to apologize for it. During the New York Comic-Con panel for Tomorrowland, Clooney recalls apologizing to Adam West, specifically for the suits infamous nipples and the pun-tastic Mr. Freeze. In an interview on The Graham Norton Show, the suave actor called the movie a disaster, confirmed that he will always "apologize for Batman & Robin", and even admitted that he feared the film had put an end to the Batman franchise entirely.
Robert Pattinson - (Twilight)
When you get a chance, Google the phrase "Robert Pattinson hates Twilight" and you'll get a surprisingly high amount of very accurate results. There is even a Tumblr page dedicated to Robert Pattinson hating on Twilight, but where would people get the notion that the pasty-faced actor hated the popular film series? Oh, just from Pattinson himself! Over the course of many Twilight-centric interviews, the actor mentioned how much he hated his character, Edward, and has thrown many snide comments around about the books, the series' author, Stephanie Meyer, and the ridiculous situations that the characters continuously find themselves in.
Halle Berry - (Catwoman)
At MTV's 2005 Razzie Awards, Oscar winner Halle Berry lifted her newly acquired trophy in the air and gave Warner Bros. the best thank you one could give after starring in the production company's bombshell, Catwoman. "I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this god-awful movie.” Berry serenaded the audience with a bitter acceptance of the movie's overall panned status, ignoring entirely her own part in the film's negative reception. Poll 100 people on the streets on whether or not they liked Catwoman and you'll likely find that Berry's opinion matches the general consensus. The movie earned 4 Razzies, including Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay.
Michelle Pfeiffer - (Grease 2)
When she first took on the role of Stephanie Zinone in the ill-fated 1982 sequel to the classic musical, Grease, Michelle Pfeiffer was far from the household name she is today. "[I] was young and didn't know better," she had stated, justifying why she starred in a movie that she would later claim that she hated so much. Speaking to Hollywood.com, Pfeiffer exclaims that she "hated [Grease 2] with a vengeance" and "could not believe how bad" it had wound up being. Despite the actress’ own views and the overall failure of Grease 2, the movie still went on to earn a cult following.
Channing Tatum - (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra)
On some rare occasions, critics, movie-goers, and actors all find harmony in their collective hatred for a movie. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra brought the trio together in 2009, receiving disdain and groans of disappointment from all around. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, even Duke himself, known in the real world as Channing Tatum, spoke out against the movie. Forced into the role of G.I. Joe's First Sergeant by a three-picture deal he had signed with Paramount Pictures, Tatum is not shy in saying that the script wasn't any good and that he effin' hated the movie.
Christopher Plummer - (Sound of Music)
"Awful." "Gooey." "The Sound of Mucus." These may not be words you expect to be used to describe the 1965 classic The Sound of Music, a movie that currently holds a fresh rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8/10 rating on IMDB, but they were, spoken by the film's leading male, Christopher Plummer. During a roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Plummer revealed that his most challenging role was his portrayal of Captain von Trapp in the "sentimental" Robert Wise film. On why it was so difficult, Plummer labeled the movie as awful, sentimental, and gooey, stating the difficulty in adding humor to it.
Bill Murray - (Ghostbusters 2)
Sequels are a hit or miss scenario, and Ghostbusters 2 happened to be among the few that mostly hit. (Or, at least that's what our writer, Mark, is telling me to say.) Though fans may always have a place in their hearts for the 1989 follow-up to the successful supernatural comedy, Bill Murray can't quite say the same thing. The curmudgeonly actor has spoken out against Ghostbusters 2 on several occasions, referring to it as "rather unsatisfying" and "disappointing." His disdain for the sequel, which ended up being a different movie than the continuation he thought he agreed to, mainly stems from the amped up special-effects, which Murray claims pushed the Ghostbusters and the film's story to the backburner.
Bob Hoskins - (Super Mario Bros.)
Video game movies typically go one of two ways - incredibly awful or mildly bad. While the film adaptation to Super Mario Bros. is universally known for being really imperfect, it still has a cult following. One person not among the film's supporters happened to be one of the two starring actors, the late Bob Hoskins. In two separate interviews with The Guardian, Hoskins showed no restraint in telling exactly how he felt about the disastrous production. When asked what the worst job he's done was, what his biggest disappointment was, and what he would change about his past, all three answers pointed right back to Super Mario Bros. In 2007, Hoskins recalled just how terrible making the movie was, calling it a "nightmare" and blaming the arrogance of the married directorial team.
Katherine Heigl - (Knocked Up)
Not every actress’ opinion about their own movie matches up with the popular one, and when Katherine Heigl spoke ill about the 2007 Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up, she was standing relatively alone. While the movie can be credited with helping her achieve A-list status, Heigl has spoken about how she felt it was "a little sexist" and paints women as humorless, uptight shrews. While she later backtracked a little and called it the "best filming experience" of her career, her words, "It's hard for me to love this movie," were already out in the open, impossible to retract.