Not every Hollywood film can be a huge hit, and we all have our favorites and those we wish that we hadn’t spent any time on. But even the stars of some films came to regret appearing in them. Whatever the reason they had for agreeing to feature in the movies that they now hate, they wish they hadn’t.
4. Alec Guinness, Star Wars
It’s no lie to say that Alec Guinness was not the greatest fan of Star Wars. Indeed, he said that he “shriveled” every time that the film was even mentioned to him. He hated the dialog particularly, calling it “mumbo jumbo,” and in the end, he would bin fan mail that came from Star Wars devotees without looking at it.
3. George Clooney, Batman & Robin
Lots of stars have taken on the role of Batman over the years, but one who wishes that he never had is George Clooney. Critics and fans alike have put the boot into Batman & Robin, and even Clooney has joined in. Not only has he said that it was “a difficult film to be good in,” but he told TV chat show host Graham Norton, “I always apologize for Batman & Robin.”
2. Mark Wahlberg, Boogie Nights
Contrariwise, Boogie Nights is a much-loved movie, considered a breakthrough for star Mark Wahlberg. However, one person who doesn’t agree is Wahlberg himself. The film features among the greatest regrets of the strict Catholic’s life. 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.”
1. Charlize Theron, Reindeer Games
Charlize Theron has enjoyed success in some big movies, but one that didn’t gain her or anyone else much acclaim was Reindeer Games. She took a part because she very much wanted to star in a John Frankenheimer film. However, the film bombed, and Theron’s judgment is echoed by many critics. She said, “That was a bad, bad, bad movie.”