30 Actors That Trashed Their Own Films

George Clooney on "Batman and Robin"

“With hindsight it’s easy to look back and go ‘Whoa, that was really shit and I was really bad in it.’ In a weird way I was. Batman is still the biggest break I ever had and it completely changed my career, even if it was weak and I was weak in it. It was a difficult film to be good in. I don’t know what I could have done differently.”

George Clooney, again, on "Oceans 12"

“It wasn’t as good [as the first one], and that was our fault. So when we started working on this one, we thought, ‘The secret is to get it back to just the guys doing what they do.’ Steven said we should call it ‘Ocean’s: The One We Should Have Made Last Time.’” 

Sylvester Stallone on "Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot"

“The worst film I’ve ever made by far, maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen. A flatworm could write a better script than Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. In some countries – China, I believe – running Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot once a week on government television has lowered the birth rate to zero.”

Mark Whalberg on "The Happening"

“It is what it is. Fucking trees, man. The plants. Fuck it. You can’t blame me for not wanting to play a science teacher. At least I wasn’t playing a cop or a crook.”

Vincent Gallo on "The Brown Bunny"

“It is a disaster and a waste of time. If no one wants to see it, they are right. I apologize to the financiers of the film, but I must assure you it was never my intention to make a pretentious film, a self-indulgent film, a useless film, an unengaging film.”

Ben Affleck on "Daredevil"
“I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result [of ‘Batman v Superman’] would be another ‘Daredevil,’ I’d be out there picketing myself. Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it? The only movie I actually regret is ‘Daredevil.’ It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do ‘Batman.'”

James Franco on "Your Highness"

“That movie sucks. You can’t get around that.”

James Franco, again, on "Annapolis"

“It didn’t turn out very well. […] I ended up not liking the experience and not liking the movie.”

Carol Burnett on "The Front Page"

“This is Carol Burnett, and I want to take this opportunity to apologize to each and everyoneof you for my performance in the film you just saw.”

Paul Newman on "The Silver Chalice" (took out ad space in newspapers)

“Paul Newman apologizes every night this week—Channel 9.”

Tom Hardy on "This Means War"

“I love to do things I hadn’t done before. I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it. I probably won’t do a romantic comedy again.”

Katherine Heigl on “Knocked Up”

“[It was] a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.” 

Will Smith on "Wild Wild West"

“Smoke and mirrors in marketing and sales is over. People are going to know really quickly and globally whether a product keeps its promises. I consider myself a marketer. My career has been strictly being able to sell my products globally, and it’s now in the hand of fans. I have to be in tune with their needs and not trick them into going to see Wild Wild West,”

Halle Berry on "Catwoman"
“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh–, god-awful movie.”

Michelle Pfeiffer on "Grease 2"

“I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time was young and didn’t know better.”

Brad Pitt on "The Devil's Own"

‘’[Not having a finished script before filming was] the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking — if you can even call it that — that I’ve ever seen.”

Mickey Rourke on "Passion Play"

“Terrible. Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones.”

Jamie Lee Curtis on "Virus"

“That’s a piece of shit movie. It's an unbelievably bad movie; just bad from the bottom. It was maybe the only time I've known something was just bad and there was nothing I could do about it.”

Shia LaBoeuf on "Indiana Jones 4"

“You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on the director. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple.

Shia LaBoeuf, again, on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

“[Oliver Stone was] trying to play nice. But for a movie like ‘Wall Street’ that had so much bite the first time around to come out without fangs and preach a message of hope wasn’t what people were looking for.” 

Shia LaBoeuf, again, on “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

"When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.” 

Megan Fox on “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

“I’m in the movie and I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn’t know what was happening. I think if you haven’t read the script and you go and see it and understand it, you may be a genius. This is a movie for geniuses.”

Channing Tatum on "G.I. Joe"

“Look, I’ll be honest. fucking hate that movie!”

Michael Caine on "Jaws 2"

“I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. Howeverhave seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.”

Charlize Theron on "Reindeer Games"
“‘Reindeer Games’ was not a good movie.”

Arnold Schwarznegger on "Sonja"
“It’s the worst film I have ever made. Now, when my kids get out of line, they’re sent to their room and forced to watch ‘Red Sonja’ 10 times. I never have too much trouble with them.”

Christopher Plummer on "The Sound of Music"
"Sentimental and Gooey"

Collin Farrell on "Miami Vice"
"Miami Vice? I didn't like it so much"

Jason Bateman on "Horrible Bosses 2"
"The second one was garbage"

Alec Guiness on "Star Wars"
"Apart from the money, I regret having embarked on the film. I like them well enough, but it's not an acting job, the dialog - which is lamentable - keeps being changed and only slightly improved, and I find myself old and out of touch with the young."
Bob Hoskins on "Super Mario Bros"
"It was a f**kin' nightmare. [The directors'] own agent told them to get off the set! F**kin' nightmare. F**kin' idiots."
[Huffington Post]