10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles

When watching their favorite
movies like the Star Wars series, the James Bond films or the Jason Bourne
trilogy, many people have no idea that the actors absolutely hated the
characters they portrayed. There are different reasons for this: some actors
trusted their agents and were disappointed in the project while others thought
they simply did a bad job. Some actors just decided to do a certain film for
the sole purpose of earning money and becoming famous.
Bright Side found out which
actors feel ashamed of their iconic roles.
1.
Harrison Ford — Star Wars
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Out of the 2 iconic characters
that Harrison Ford has portrayed, he values Indiana Jones more. Believe it or
not, he doesn’t have much love for Han Solo, the role that made him famous. The
actor thinks the character is dumb and is only a secondary character.
After the film The Empire
Strikes Back, he begged Geroge Lucas to kill Han Solo (and his wish finally
came true in episode VII). During the press tour of Star Wars: Episode VI —
Return of the Jedi, Ford said that he was ready to put on the costume one last
time.
2.
Matt Damon — The Bourne Ultimatum
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Matt Damon did a really great
job in the Jason Bourne trilogy but he didn’t really enjoy The Bourne
Ultimatum. He thinks that scriptwriter Tony Gilroy is responsible for the bad
quality of the final film. The actor once said, “It’s just that it was
unreadable. This is a career-ender. It’s terrible. It’s really embarrassing.”
IMDb
rating — 8
3.
Halle Berry — Catwoman
 10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
  
When Halle Berry got the
chance to play a part in Catwoman, the whole world was happy about it. But in
the end, the viewers were disappointed. However, Halle Berry was strong and
when she was receiving her Golden Raspberry award for her role, she said, “I
wanna thank Warner Bros. for giving me the opportunity to take part in this
terrible film. This is what my career needed: going from the top to the very
bottom.”
IMDb
rating — 3.3
4.
George Clooney — Batman & Robin
 10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
  
Even superstar George Clooney
doesn’t like all of his roles and keeps on apologizing for his part in Batman.
He thinks that he was the worst Batman in the entire history of the franchise
and critics agree with him. He said, “Let me just say that I actually thought
that I destroyed the franchise. At the time, I thought this role would help my
career. But everything turned out to be completely different.” This failure
helped Clooney choose better roles in the future which led to several Oscar
nominations.
IMDb
rating — 3.7
5.
Sarah Jessica Parker — Sex in the City 2
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Despite the fact that this
film starred actresses like Penélope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, and Liza
Minnelli, critics didn’t receive the film well — and neither did fans. Sarah
Jessica Parker said, “There was not a single day when I didn’t want to take
part in the shooting. I understand that we failed. But I also understand how
much money this film earned us.”
IMDb
rating — 4.4
6.
Robert Pattinson — Twilight
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Robert Pattinson doesn’t like
Twilight — he doesn’t like Edward and he doesn’t understand why so many people
like both the film and the character. In one of his interviews, he said, “The
more attentively I read the script, the more I hated this guy. Besides, he is a
108-year-old virgin, so he probably has some problems.”
IMDb
rating — 5.2
7.
Cher — Burlesque
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
In Burlesque, Cher plays a
strong-willed leader of dancers that hires a talented new girl and teaches her
everything she knows. Cher had high hopes for Burlesque and later she said that
she thought the director Steve Antin was the reason why the film was so bad.
She thinks that her character is boring, underdeveloped, and is disappointed
that she didn’t have a romantic plot in the film. She said, “This movie could
have been much better. I feel really sad that it is what it is.”
IMDb
rating — 6.4
8.
Ben Affleck — Daredevil
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Ben Affleck is really ashamed
of his role in Daredevil. He thinks that his acting was bad and he was not able
to develop the character enough. At the same time, Ben thinks that he reduced
the damage by portraying Bruce Wayne. He said, “I wanted to work on another
film from this universe and make things right thing time. I hate Daredevil.”
But not everything about the film was bad: while working on it, he met his
future wife Jennifer Garner. Their marriage lasted for 13 years and they have 2
children.
IMDb
rating — 5.3
9.
Will Smith — After Earth
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
Will Smith called his part in
After Earth “the most painful failure” of his career. He admitted that the
failure he had in Wild Wild West was less difficult for him to deal with
because this time, his son Jaden was involved and Will was the one who invited
him onto the project.
IMDb
rating — 4.8
10.
Sean Connery — James Bond
  10 Actors Who Are Ashamed of Their Iconic Roles
A lot of fans of the franchise
think that Sean Connery was the best James Bond in history. The actor portrayed
him in 7 films and he always gave 100%. He made the character iconic. But
Connery himself doesn’t like the super agent. In one of his interviews, he
said, “I have always hated that d**n James Bond. I’d like to kill him.”
Do you also think that these
films were terrible failures or do you believe the actors overexaggerated
things?
BRIGHTSIDE

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.