50 Actors Who Distanced Themselves From Their Movies

Unprofessional, or just honest?

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 4th 2013, 6:13

      This is great I enjoyed reading each page.

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    • Bandit1

      Jul 4th 2013, 6:36

      This list was very interesting to read! This shows me that many young actors didn't understand that the movies they acted in made them famous (LaBoeuf, Fox, Heigl), some show no respect or appreciation. You gonna act in a Michael Bay movie...you'll know what to expect. OK, Megan Fox is obviously not the smartest person on the planet (but....Transformers not being realistic....didn't understand the script?????). And H. Ford being mad at LaBoeuf....no surprise. Can't stand Shia....fame got over his head. It's ok if some veteran actor makes a c**p movie once in a while and being honest about it. But if a movie makes you a star, you'd better be a bit thankful. The sad thing on this list is Sean Connery. I wish there would've been a better goodybe from the big screen.

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    • StevePotter

      Jul 4th 2013, 8:59

      The Hugo Weaving bit really p**ses me off, honestly. Say what you will about the Transformers films, but if Hugo Weaving didn't care, he shouldn't have done it. It's really obvious that he didn't care, because the fact that Hugo Weaving plays him adds nothing to the role; it's just a generic "evil" voice with very little personality or wit. What an a*****e. There are hundreds of voice actors that would kill for that kind of exposure, and he just slummed it for a paycheck. Michael Bay was wrong for casting him, but Weaving was far worse for not giving a s**t. A real shame, because I generally love the man.

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    • garyu2

      Jul 4th 2013, 9:09

      Never thought I'd say this but... I agree with Megan Fox!

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    • garyu2

      Jul 4th 2013, 9:11

      Also the moral here is... DIRECTORS - DO NOT CAST SHIA LE BEOUF OR MEGAN FOX!

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    • garyu2

      Jul 4th 2013, 9:15

      "He hasn't worked for McG since, though…" Oh, now THERE'S a punishment!

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    • Toursiveu

      Jul 4th 2013, 11:00

      Halle Berry's appearance at the Razzie Awards made me think about what an hypocrit she is. She blamed Warner Bros. for putting her in this c**p film. She also said something along the lines of "I thank my agent for giving me this piece of c**p script..." So what? Did she shoot Catwoman at gunpoint? Couldn't she read the script, see how bad it was and have an opinion for herself? A lot of people saw her appearance at the Razzies as brave, but basically she was there to blame other people and say "hey, it wasn't my fault, I was forced to do it..." I've never liked Halle Berry very much, and while I agree that she can be very good (Monster's Ball), I think she's made terrible career choices, before (The Flintstones, Die Another Day, Swordfish, Gothika) or even after Catwoman : Perfect Stranger, Frankie & Alice, New Year's Eve, Dark Tide, Movie 43... I had heard about Michelle Pfeiffer's comments about Grease 2. So how unconfortable was she when, just a few years ago, at her "Inside the Actors Studio" episode, James Lipton introduced Patricia Birch in the audience... the director of Grease 2!

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    • FBSJohnson19

      Jul 4th 2013, 12:16

      I recall hearing a story where somebody mentioned this myth about Christopher Plummer hating 'The Sound of Music', but the person telling the story (can't remember where I heard it) went on to say that they were at a party or in a hotel somewhere and Christopher Plummer was at a piano singing 'Edelweiss'. I might have got some details wrong, but that was he gist of the story.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 4th 2013, 12:26

      Great list. Enjoyed the one the other day about franchise killing moveis, I'd love TF to give us a list of movies that killed sctors' careers as well. I reckon that would be interesting.

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    • liamscott

      Jul 4th 2013, 12:28

      The majority of these actors are either washed up has beens or just not that good in the first place. Take Megan Fox and Jessica Alba for example......newsflash girls you've been hired as eye candy and not your acting skills so get over it

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    • FBPBoland

      Jul 4th 2013, 14:23

      So it's not just me that hates the Transformer and last Indiana Jones movies. The actors do too! :)

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    • LSJShez

      Jul 4th 2013, 15:00

      Does Labeouf think he's making high art? It's Transformers, you prick. Work with Terence Malick, and then you can talk that s**te. I'm a Connery fan; but the guy has never been good a picking the movies he should make.

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    • jorgemora4

      Jul 4th 2013, 15:31

      What about Bill Murray's self joke about Garfield in Zombieland? I thought it would appear in the list. In Zombieland, when he's dying, he said that he regrets his participation in Garfield.

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    • danlloyd

      Jul 4th 2013, 15:32

      More of total films articles need to be like this. I was starting to lose respect.

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    • FBLVenegas

      Jul 4th 2013, 17:15

      I can't believe you left out Bill Murray on Charlie's Angels.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 4th 2013, 17:33

      Connery turned down The Matrix for TLOEG, because he didn't understand it. This is the same guy who wore a giant orange nappy and floated around in a giant stone head for Zardoz. Sorely missed out on : "Welcome to the Desshert of the real"

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    • crowjane29

      Jul 4th 2013, 18:08

      Apart from Woody Allen, I agree with everyone quoted. Michael Bay... when everyone in your films starts saying they're meaningless, it's not THEM that's the problem, it's YOU. (Yes, Shia LeBeouf is a terrible actor, but he happens to be right about the Transformer films and the fourth Indy Jones movie.) In many cases, these actors were quoted long after the films in question were released, and were simply being honest about what the public at large already knew. If it's "unprofessional" to be honest about taking a job only for the money, most of us are probably guilty at some point. And it's foolish to judge the worth of films and performances purely by box office earnings. I still roll my eyes at all the whiny, disgruntled-fanboy comments about Hugo Weaving's disinterest in the Transformers franchise. He wasn't GIVEN a script, only his own nonsensical dialogue, and his "participation" in those films consisted of an afternoon in a sound studio for each. He happens to care a lot more about films that involved much more work for less pay and publicity, but every time he's trying to promote those films (like Last Ride, the film he was actually being interviewed about when the comments in question were made) he's asked about Transformers as if it's a major part of his acting career. Sorry, but it isn't. And mature fans understand that an actor isn't always going to share their quasi-religious zeal for certain franchise films. Weaving's career has hardly suffered since these comments-- he has five films and a play coming out in the next twelve months alone.

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    • cepewell32

      Jul 4th 2013, 18:31

      upto I saw the bank draft 4 $9286, I didn't believe that...my... friend actualie earning money parttime from their laptop.. there neighbour has done this for only about 1 year and recently paid the loans on there condo and bourt Peugeot 205 GTi. we looked here, ======WEP6.ℂOM======

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    • zachjansen

      Jul 4th 2013, 19:41

      The funny (and hypocritical) thing with Jim Carrey is that he accepted the role a couple months after the Colorado theater shooting. And, of course, after too numerous other mass shootings in the US.

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    • meestersicko

      Jul 4th 2013, 20:47

      What about Robert Pattinson? I've never seen him miss an opportunity to openly mock 'Twilight' and its fans. He winks at people and says he understands how bad the films are, and then gladly takes the fat paycheck. What a puke.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 5th 2013, 1:56

      I hate Shia as much as the next person but at least he's honest enough to admit some of his movies are giant turds.

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    • srstephen234

      Jul 5th 2013, 11:12

      Shouldn't this be called list of 50 hypocrites?

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    • jramjee

      Jul 5th 2013, 12:53

      So, Bruce Willis blamed his anti-promotional comments on jet-lag? Man, he just never learns from his movies., does he? Bruce, all you need to do is take off your shoes and makes fists with your toes. Easy.

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    • LSJShez

      Jul 5th 2013, 14:18

      I agree with crowjane's box office comment. The few times I've watched Avatar, it's taken me about 10 minutes to adjust to the amazing effects, the rest of the film is spent wincing at the terrible script and performances.

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    • Ichi1

      Jul 5th 2013, 14:36

      zachjansen is absolutely correct and this is the reason I call BC on Jim Carrey's decision. The horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook was hardly the first mass shooting like this in the US. The Auroa theater shootings happened right before Kick a*s 2 started shooting. And there have already been multiple mass shootings in the US since Sandy Hook. This whole thing just smells of BS. If he really wants to appear sincere, then he should donate the money he made on the movie to the victims of Sandy Hook or victims of gun violence in general.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 6th 2013, 13:38

      Amanda Seyfried distance herself from Jennifers Body because there was the constant smell of sh/t on the set. Only later did she find out it was the script.

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      Jul 7th 2013, 4:24

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    • TheDRQ

      Jul 7th 2013, 6:59

      There are two instances of actors "distancing" themselves from their bad work I really love. They aren't on this list because they are probably not so well known. Both was on Conan O'Brien's show with the first being LLCoolJ promoting some random film he was in as a great film!! Conan then asks him something like, "But don't you actors have to like all your films?" CoolJ responds with a loud "NO! ROLLERBALL SUCKED!!!" -- The second was Conan saying to Paul Rudd, "You know I saw Halloween 6..." Paul asks, "oh you did? I'm sorry" and then proceeds open his wallet to pay Conan back for the ticket. Very Funny Stuff.

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