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Robert Pattinson (Twilight)

For those who dislike “Twilight,” but admire Robert Pattinson as an actor, it comes as a sort of relief that the actor hates the films probably more than anyone else. He played Edward Cullen “as a manic-depressive who hates himself,” and has called the author “completely mad.” Pattinson has been very vocal about his distaste for the franchise, even as they were still being filmed.

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Kate Winslet (Titanic)

Kate Winslet now regrets starring as Rose DeWitt-Bukater in “Titanic,” but not for the usual reasons actors give when they regret being in a film. Often actors are unsatisfied by the experience or feel that the final product was terrible.

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Kate Winslet (Titanic)

Winslet is now extremely critical of her performance in the film and is embarrassed to watch it. Her regrets stem from her acting choices and the fact that she felt her American accent at the time wasn’t strong enough.

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Sean Connery (James Bond)

Overall, Sean Connery enjoyed the role of James Bond in the iconic films. However, by the end of his tenure, he felt that there was too little character development and that the stories were too formulaic. Connery quit the Bond franchise in 1967. George Lazenby then played Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” but quit after the one film. Connery then returned to reprise the role once in “Diamonds Are Forever,” in 1971 then quit for the second and final time.

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George Reeves (Superman)

Decades before Christopher Reeve played Superman, the first Superman was George Reeves. (no relation). Reeves though his part was beneath him and felt his costume was a monkey suit. It was gray and brown to better show up on the black and white screens.

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Before starring as Superman, Reeves was in “Gone With The Wind.” However, after Superman that was all he was known for. He had a hard time getting roles and became very depressed and eventually committed suicide.

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Matt Damon (The Bourne Trilogy)

Matt Damon is famous for his acting skills around the world. From drama, to comedy, to action, he is terrific in all his roles. He is also a superb writer and an intellectual. It is therefore no wonder that when the second and third Bourne films moved further into gratuitous violence, Damon became especially unhappy with the role. He has turned down the starring role in the fourth film, “The Bourne Legacy.”

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Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music)

Over fifty years of other films, Plummer is still best known for his role as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Plummer always wanted to do a musical, but thought Captain von Trapp was boring. He was frustrated over playing a character that was so humorless. He has been known to make jokes like calling it “The Sound of Mucus” and “S&M.” You can’t please them all!

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Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club)

Ally Sheedy’s “Breakfast Club” regrets seem to come not from the 1985 film itself, but to the turn her life took after the film came out. She dated Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, got hooked on drugs, and developed bulimia. It took her years to recover and she never landed another highly desirable role, instead acting in third-rate films.

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Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Of Kowalski, Marlon Brando’s character from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the actor has said, “He had the kind of brutal aggressiveness that I hate… I detest the character.” Brando had a rough childhood starved of affection, which helped him develop empathy for others. As a child he used to bring home starving animals to take care of them. This meant he hated playing Kowalski, a character so full of the “brutal aggressiveness” that he saw in some adults.

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Carrie Fisher (Star Wars)

Carrie Fisher grew up with fame around her, and when she was a young child her father married Elizabeth Taylor. This gave her a negative impression of great fame, and though she wanted to be an actress, she never wanted to be a big star. She has said that if she had known “Star Wars” was going to be a blockbuster, she never would have accepted the role of Princess Leia.

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Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)

Jessica Alba was so upset with the direction of her character Sue Storm in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” that she considered quitting acting and went so far as to say, “I don’t care about this business anymore.” During a scene where she cried, she was told not to look so real and to look prettier. This and other experiences during the making of the film led her to a career crisis.

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Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Shia LeBeouf has two regrets concerning “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” The first relates to what many fans thought about the movie. LeBeouf said publicly that Stephen Spielberg “dropped the ball” on the film and that it lacked the gravitas of the franchise’s other productions.

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Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

He also had to apologize to Spielberg for this statement and regretted making it in the first place. Although LeBeouf regrets the film that “Crystal Skull” turned out to be, he also regrets speaking his opinion on it.

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Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up)

Proving that people can enjoy the process of creating something but hate the result is Katherine Heigl. This actress loved working on “Knocked Up,” but felt the film was misogynistic. She has pointed out that the female characters, her own especially, were portrayed as uptight while the men are free-spirited and fun.

 

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