It's a given that when you're a successful actor with a long list of cinematic achievements, there will always be a couple of projects that you wish you could erase from your hefty resume.
Let's take a peek at Hollywood's most famous stars and which decisions they wished they could take back:
1. Alec Guinness on Star Wars
By the time he stepped into the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1977, Guinness had already starred in numerous classics such as Great Expectations and Lawrence of Arabia.
However, whilst he spoke highly of those projects, he didn't have that many good things to say about his role in Star Wars: A New Hope, saying:
Apart from the money, I regret having embarked on the film. I like them well enough, but it's not an acting job, the dialogue - which is lamentable - keeps being changed and only slightly improved, and I find myself old and out of touch with the young.
2. Charlize Theron on Reindeer Games
For Charlize, Reindeer Games was a car-crash disaster of a movie. And the critics agreed, slamming it in every ranking, echoing the actress's own words:
Reindeer Games was not a good movie.
Thing is, the trailer looks pretty good:
3. Brad Pitt on The Devil's Own
It seems that Brad Pitt had quite a shitty time on the set of The Devil's Own, notoriously clashing with Harrison Ford and threatening to quit, only to be stopped by the danger of a multi-million dollar lawsuit by the producers.
In response, Pitt called the movie:
The most irresponsible bit of filmmaking – if you can even call it that – that I’ve ever seen.
4. George Clooney on Batman
Clooney has openly embraced the colossal flop that was his attempt at being the Dark Knight, repeatedly apologizing over the years. One time, he said:
With hindsight it’s easy to look back at this and go, ‘Woah, that was really s*** and I was really bad in it [...] It was a difficult film to be good in.
Thankfully his other projects were so terrible.
5. Shia LaBeouf on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Shia is a man who isn't afraid to offend with his words. And when it came to talking about his latest Transformers movie, he was ready to slam down on it from every angle:
When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did… Michael [Bay] went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn’t matter. Then it’s just a bunch of robots fighting each other.
6. Jessica Alba on Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
It was the fourth installment of Fantastic 4 that made Jessica Alba realize how nasty Hollywood could be sometimes. She famously referred to the time the director told her they would just CGI tears into her scene because her crying "wasn't pretty enough" as one of the "low points" of her career." Following that, she simply said:
F*ck it. I don't care about this business anymore.
7. Colin Farell on Miami Vice
Colin put it simply when asked about the movie adaptation of the classic 80s show:
Miami Vice?' I didn't like it much.
8. James Franco on Your Highness
James Franco tends to have his fingers in numerous pies at one time when it comes to movie projects. And whilst he's proud of some, others he downright regrets - Your Highness being one of them. Speaking about the medieval parody to GQ magazine, he once said:
Your Highness? That movie sucks [...] You can't get around that.
Do you agree?