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10 Actors Who Refused To Watch Their Movies And Their Reasons Might Shock You

Strange as it might sound, there were actors who refused to watch their movies. Crazy, right? Celebrities tend to be a little self-absorbed, don't they? Yet these famous stars just can’t enjoy watching themselves in Movies.or shows, no matter how iconic those movies or shows are. To them, it’s like the cringy feeling when you hear your voice on tape or in a home video but 10 times worse.
Scroll on and find out which actors are extremely self-conscious about their movie roles. You will be surprised at how many iconic names are on the list.

1. Johnny Depp

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With his reputation as one of the most successful actors, you would think Johnny Depp must watch his movies all the time. Well, the truth is far from that. The actor never watches his own films. Depp shared in an interview with Huffington Post: "In a way, once my job is done on a film, it’s really none of my business. I stay as far away as I possibly can … I don’t like watching myself.”

2. Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie doesn’t enjoy watching her own films either. In fact, she doesn’t enjoy watching movies in general. The actress shared that she usually fell asleep while watching them. Jolie admitted on "Good Morning America" that she didn't feel the need to watch any of her movies more than once. "I like the process of doing them more than watching them," Jolie explained in a 2009 interview.

3. Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks believes watching himself in movies is a "horrible mistake." He never watches his films, even the most iconic films of Hollywood such as Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, or Cast Away. The famous actor explained on ABC News, saying: "Because you never learn what to do. You only sort of learn what not to do. The thing about looking at the old movies is that they don't change."

4. Nicole Kidman

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Despite being featured in many iconic Hollywood movies, Nicole Kidman only ever watched Australia and Moulin Rouge. Watching her own movies makes her feel extremely uncomfortable. "I don't usually see my films, but because of Baz I had to see it," she admitted in a 2009 interview, "I saw 'Moulin Rouge.' I've really only seen that and this in my whole career."

5. Andrew Garfield

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Garfield explained that he would overthink and become more self-aware while acting if he saw himself from the outside. “I don’t want to be aware of what I’m doing. As soon as I am, I’m less open … I just want to be fully open to the story and what that subjective moment is,” he explained.

6. Emma Stone

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Emma Stone's first breakthrough role was Olive in Easy A, yet the actress only saw half of the movie. "I haven’t seen it. No, I’ve seen some scenes. But I went to a friends-and-family screening to see it, and I had to get up and walk out. Who wants to watch themselves for that long?" she said.

7. Joaquin Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix tries not to watch any of his films. Just like Angelina Jolie, the actor doesn’t like watching movies in general. He feels like a magician who already knows the secrets behind all the tricks.
Phoenix once said: “I don’t ever really want to see myself as the camera sees me…I don’t want to watch myself. Of course, there’s part of you that’s curious for a second, and I have to constantly tell myself, ‘No.’ Because I know it’s not going to be of any value to me, and in fact, it stands a greater chance of having a negative effect on future work.”

8. Jared Leto

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Jared Leto once told SyFy Wire that he had only ever watched Requiem for a Dream and Blade Runner 2049. In an interview at The Jess Cagle Show, the actor explained that he found it less stressful not to watch his movies and over-analyze everything.
"I just think with watching your own films can be too self-conscious of a process. You either like what you did and you're prone to repeat it, or you didn't like it, and it can make you self-conscious. I'm not sure how much win there is for me," Leto said.

9. Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep does watch her movies, but she avoids the older ones at all costs. The actress shared that her older movies reminded her of a difficult time in her life. I’ll come upon a movie I’m in, and I’m very young and very beautiful. But I was so unhappy. I thought my nose was too big, I thought I was fat. Because these are things that people tell you,” she further explained.
Meryl Streep also doesn’t see any of her films more than once. “I don’t do that,” she said. “I just look ahead.

10. Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter is an iconic actress. The secret behind her amazing performances? She doesn't watch her own movies. Helena explained to The Telegraph, saying that she didn’t believe she'd learn anything from it. The actress also didn’t have to reprise her roles in most cases. "I love acting because I love doing it," she said.
These actors who refused to watch their movies surely had weird reactions to their own roles. However, they weren’t the only ones. Check out these 8 Actors Who Absolutely Love Their Iconic Roles And 8 Who Really Hate Them.
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