It’s easy to believe that all is well in the careers of celebrities, all the time. However, actors have to look back on the films that got them to where they are with respect. For some it seems, that’s a tougher challenge than others.
It would be easy to assume that many actors hate their roles in low budget B-movies from the start of their career (is Jennifer Aniston fond to remember this classic?). However, it’s often the more recent roles that stick in memory, or even those that earned their fame to begin with.
Poor old Gwyneth. She’s one of those celebrities that have become something of a meme lately with her forgetting which Marvel Universe movies she’d appeared in and her promotion of questionable feminine hygiene products. However, before all this she starred in comedy Shallow Hal alongside Jack Black.
Speaking of the experience in an interview with Netflix, Paltrow called the movie a ‘disaster’.
“The first day I tried the fat suit on, I was in the Tribeca Grand and I walked through the lobby. It was so sad. It was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese,” stated Paltrow. “For some reason the clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive.”
At the time of its release Boogie Nights was hailed as an innovative piece of cinematography. However, Wahlberg seems to disagree. When speaking about it to the Chicago Tribune, he said, “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.” He added, “Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list.”
Wahlberg played Dirk Diggler, an A-list porn star, in the film. Sins aplenty, then.
No, not Batman. That one’s still to come (although you have to hope it’s on Ben Affleck’s list). Instead, Pattinson hates the role that has literally defined his career.
There’s a Tumblr devoted to his commentary on the Twilight series. Perhaps the best quote of him talking about his character, Edward Cullen: “He’s the most ridiculous person… the more I read the script, the more I hated this guy… Plus, he’s a 108 year-old virgin so he’s obviously got some issues there.”
Surprisingly observant of her career thus far, Megan Fox suggests that Transformers may have been bad, but not for her.
Fox appeared in the first two of the recent Transformers live-action film series. When asked whether she’d star in a third film, Fox told Entertainment Weekly, “Sure. I mean, I can’t shit 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. 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.'”
Jim Carrey has had a career with many ups-and-downs, and numerous curveballs thrown-in for good measure. Starring in the 2013 action movie Kick-Ass 2, released less than a year following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He tweeted, “I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.”
Carrey has since commented on the level of violence in Hollywood movies several times. It’s clear that the actor wants to work with more approachable material in the future.
Here’s a pretty obvious one. And the first actual Batman we can judge on this list. Clooney continuously apologises for his role in Batman & Robin years later.
“Let me just say that I’d actually thought I’d destroyed the franchise until somebody else brought it back years later and changed it. I thought at the time that this was going to be a very good career move. It wasn’t.”
One of the most celebrated movie franchises of all time. But not by everyone, it seems. Crispin Glover, who played George McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, didn’t approve of the final film’s ending. He even discussed it with the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis: “I said, ‘I think if the characters have money, if our characters are rich, it’s a bad message. That reward should not be in there,'” he told AV Club.
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