Actors are artists who have mastered a major style of the art form and excel in that particular forte. But many times, even these actors kind of ditch their own performance premiere, afraid of the fact that they would not be good. The basic human sentiment entails criticizing one’s work and deeming it below the required standards. Something similar happens with the actors and many of them are even known to ditch the platform that often premieres their work on the big silver screen. Actors are often subjected to this kind of self-discrimination and often avoid such confrontations. And those who do not avoid it, are the ones who look at their performance and start criticizing it. Here is a list of actors who hated their work and we could not have had second thoughts about it.
Sam Worthington – Clash Of The Titans
Sam Worthington’s 2010 release was a fun movie to watch with several action scenes. But Sam was heard apologizing to the viewers and audience, for putting up such actions in the movie. He also promised that he would do a much better job in the upcoming sequel of the movie in 2012. Which was never really the case.
Kate Winslet – Titanic
The movie took away the hearts of a million viewers and broke the hearts of all the Leonardo DiCaprio fans. But Kate Winslet was not very happy with her portrayal of the American teenager in the movie. She blamed it on her bad American accent and was quoted saying that she could have done that part a lot better.
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince
The Harry Potter franchise revolved around 3 main characters of the movie and was majorly based on the decisions they made in the movie depending on the different situations. The start of the 8-movie sequel saw Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint work out in the biggest franchise of the industry, with zero knowledge about the industry. So somewhere down the line, the acting had to take a hit. Even Daniel himself has agreed to it, claiming that in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince’ his work was mediocre and he wished strongly if he could improve himself then.
Megan Fox – Transformers
Megan Fox brought to the Transformers that extra quotient of oomph, in tandem with the action sequences. However, Meghan has claimed that her performance in both 2007’s Transformers and 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was not substantial and is not proud of it. She even added that director Michael Bay may be a great director for action movies, but is not an excellent coach when it comes to acting tips.
George Clooney – Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin is most probably one of the movies from the batman franchise which has often been remembered for all the wrong reasons. From fans to critics, to producers, to studios, and even George Clooney himself have known about this for a long time. George in a recent interview in November 2020 had openly admitted being bad while performing in the movie. And has even apologized for single-handedly almost destroying the Batman franchise.
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Trilogy
Christian Bale finds himself guilty of sabotaging the film franchise in the last 3 Batman films in which he had premiered. Bale has agreed that in all the three movies he was way below his expectations and kind of ruined the whole trilogy with his mediocre acting.
Ewan McGregor – Emma
Ewan McGregor has always considered one particular movie as the worst project that he ever was in. He is often glad that the film is overlooked by several viewers. Which he believes to be a good thing, as he is not proud of his performance and claims it to be the “worst things” that he has ever done.
Josh Brolin – Deadpool 2
Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the futuristic time-traveling cop named ‘Cable’ in the movie Deadpool 2 was highly looked after. But Josh has had a different outlook on the entire project and has claimed that he could have done a lot better with the character. Although he is proud of the connection that he built with co-star Ryan Reynolds over the course of making the movie.
Halle Berry – Catwoman
Possibly the only actor on this list who has accepted a Razzie award for the film and made it into an epic sarcastic trip of the decade. She tore down everyone connected to the movie, right from Warner Bros., to the cast, to the writers, and even roasting her manager on stage.
Probably the first actor in a decade for having called his work trash, even before the movie had released. Tom Holland is part of Sony’s adaptation of ‘Uncharted’ and has called the career choice a mistake. Perhaps not something you ought to be doing before the release of a movie.