10 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films So Much They Wish To Have Them Erased From History

No actors start a role thinking it will turn into something they truly hate. Of course. But the world of movies is sometimes hilarious, actors put their heart and soul into a project only to regret it later on. It's not uncommon for actors to look back at their past work and cringe. But some actors despite their movies so much that they wish they could slam the rewind button.
From big-budget blockbusters to indie films, whether it's because of the bad script, poor direction, or just a bad case of regret, these actors have made it clear that they want nothing to do with their past roles. You'll be surprised to see some of your favorites, or you might just find yourself agreeing with their brutal self-criticism. Either way, keep scrolling!
If you happen to like one of the movies mentioned in this list, don’t fret, you don’t have to tear down your Edward Cullen poster. Just maybe don’t show it to Robert Pattinson.

#1 George Clooney Regrets His Bat Nipples

Source: Batman & Robin / Warner Bros.

During a 2011 interview with Total Film, George Clooney confessed that his performance in the movie "Batman & Robin" was not up to par, describing the film as a mess that relied on his charm and Arnold Schwarzenegger's witty lines. He stated, "Looking back, it's easy to see how bad it was and how bad I was in it."

#2 Brad Pitt Despite 'The Devil's Own'

Source: The Devil's Own / Columbia Pictures

While filming "Seven Years in Tibet'' and listening to a lot of Dave Mathews Band, Brad Pitt spoke to Newsweek in 1997 about his experience making "The Devil's Own." He called the filmmaking process irresponsible. He even considered walking away when they were left with 20 pages of sh*tty script just a week before shooting.

#3 Robert Pattinson Reeeeeally Hates 'Twilight'

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Oh we have an exception here. Despite starring in four Twilight films, Robert Pattinson has expressed a strong dislike for the franchise and his character Edward Cullen. He has openly criticized both the series and author Stephanie Meyers during press junkets, which has been a source of entertainment for many.
Just, why did you play in a movie you hated so much in the first place though?

#4 Ben Affleck Wants Nothing To Do With 'Daredevil'

Source: Daredevil / 20th Century Fox

Ben Affleck regrets his involvement in the 2003 film Daredevil, as he revealed in a 2014 interview with Playboy. He expressed disappointment that the story and character he loved were not portrayed in the way he envisioned, and that the experience still bothers him. However, he did gain a wife from working on the film, which may be a silver lining.

#5 David Cross: Chip-wrecked

Source: 20th Century Fox

Despite earning a substantial amount of money from his role in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies, David Cross despised the experience so much, he referred to it as the most unpleasant of his professional career.

#6 Jamie Lee Curtis Calls 'Virus': "A Piece Of S***”

Source: Virus / Universal Pictures

Jamie Lee Curtis didn't hold back when expressing her opinion of the movie "Virus," referring to it as "a piece of s***." She further elaborated that the film was terrible from beginning to end, and had no redeeming qualities.

#7 The Film That Made Jessica Alba Wanted To Stop Acting

Source: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer / 20th Century Fox

Jessica Alba revealed in an interview that she hated her experience working on the film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer to the point where she considered quitting acting altogether. She claimed: "I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it...".
She recalled a particularly unpleasant experience where the director, Tim Story, criticized her crying and asked her to "cry pretty" and not make her face contort in a realistic manner, as he wanted to use CGI to create the tears.

#8 Mario Was No Super For Bob Hoskins

Source: Super Mario Bros. / Buena Vista Pictures

In a 2011 interview with The Guardian, Bob Hoskins expressed his dislike for the Super Mario Brothers movie when asked about his worst job, biggest disappointment, and what he would change about his past. He answered "Super Mario Brothers" for all three questions.

#9 Scooby-Doo' Really Wrecked Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Career

Source: Scooby-Doo / Warner Bros. Pictures

Freddie Prinze Jr. expressed regret about his role as Fred Jones in the 2002 live-action film Scooby-Doo in a 2023 interview. He explained that the studio was not honest with him about the final script, leading to disappointment. “I've been on two jobs where I had regret doing it and Scooby was one of them.”

#10 And Yes, Daniel Craig Hates Our Much-loved James Bond

Source: Casino Royale / Sony Pictures

In an interview around the release of Spectre, Daniel Craig made a dramatic statement, saying that he would rather "break this glass and slash [his] own wrists" than play James Bond in another film. He doesn't seem to care who takes over the role and wants to distance himself from the franchise.
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