20 Actors That Dislike Their Iconic Roles, And The Reason

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Actors, just like any of us, don't always love everything about their jobs. While some keep this dislike to themselves, others like Brad Pitt and Megan Fox simply open up. Take a look at these actors who regret playing their iconic roles, and their reasons will surprise you!

1. Brad Pitt - The Devil's Own

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In 1997, Brad Pitt, a rising star of Hollywood, wasn't afraid to vent his frustration with the film The Devil's Own. He said the movie didn't have a complete script, which was "the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking" he'd ever seen.

2. Mischa Barton - The O.C.

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When The O.C. premiered in 2003, the tragic role of Marissa Cooper earned Mischa Barton recognition in the television industry, but it was a lot at the time for a 17-year-old teenager to handle. Barton quit the show after 3 seasons, later confessing that she was "in a machine and couldn't really get off."

3. Nicole Kidman - Australia

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Everyone goes through highs and lows in their career, even an A-list actress like Nicole Kidman. She opened up about her performance in Australia, admitting that she just "couldn't connect to the film emotionally at all."

4. Mark Wahlberg - Boogie Nights

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Now as a father of four, Mark Wahlberg regrets starring in Boogie Nights as it goes against his family values. The actor even said, "I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past. Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list."

5. Megan Fox - Transformers

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Megan Fox feels bittersweet about Transformers. Grateful as she was for the franchise, she didn't feel appreciated as a legitimate actress. In her words, there was just a lot of "running and screaming" on set.

6. Robert Reed - The Brady Bunch

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Surprisingly, the hit sitcom wasn't Robert Reed's dream job. Influenced by his dramatic training in England, Reed preferred a more serious role than Mike Brady and found TV acting to be "beneath" him. If it hadn't been for the money and the loving cast members, he would've quit the show.

7. George Clooney - Batman And Robin

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Released in 1997, Batman And Robin is the lowest-grossing Batman movie. Clooney expressed a dislike for his lousy performance as a young and inexperienced actor. "At that point, I was just an actor getting an acting job. I wasn't the guy that could greenlight a movie."

8. Matt Damon - The Bourne Ultimatum

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Like any movie franchise, the Bourne series comes with its own flaws. Matt Damon revealed his dissatisfaction with the terrible writing in The Bourne Ultimatum. "It's really embarrassing," he said in a GQ interview.

9. Robert Pattinson - Twilight

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In a 2011 interview, Pattinson made little secret of his dislike for the strange plot of the vampire saga. He found his own character Edward Cullen "ridiculous" and couldn't make sense of his behavior.

10. Halle Berry - Catwoman

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Catwoman was a low point in Halle Berry's acting career. When receiving the Razzie award for Worst Actress, she ironically thanked Warner Bros. for casting her in this poorly scripted film. After all, even a wonderful actress can't save the day if the script is terrible.

11. Jason Segel - How I Met Your Mother

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Much as we may have loved How I Met Your Mother, Jason Segal felt different about the long-running series. He admitted that playing the same role for a decade went against his expectations as an actor. As the show went on, he felt he didn't have "much to offer" with his character Marshall.

12. Katherine Heigl - Knocked Up

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Looking back on her comedy Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl regretted starring in this movie as it played up typical gender stereotypes. She was unhappy about how director Judd Apatow portrayed her character as "shrewd, humorless and uptight."

13. Blake Lively - Gossip Girl

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Blake Lively was very popular for portraying Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. However, the actress opened up about her dismay at the mean and manipulative character, expecting the show to put out "a better message" to younger viewers.

14. Daniel Craig - James Bond

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Having played James Bond for a decade, David Craig is ready to move on. He stated he was "physically not capable" of doing another 007 film. We'll see him one last time as Bond this September in No Time To Die.

15. Angus T. Jones - Two And A Half Men

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Child actors are often forced to adapt to the adult world, and Angus T. Jones is no exception. After departing from the long-running series Two And A Half Men, Jones, a devout Christian, revealed in a YouTube video that he felt morally conflicted about appearing in the show.

16. Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana

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Spending her teenage years on the set of Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus regrets missing out on normal childhood experiences. Besides, she admits that entering the entertainment industry at a very young age did have a harmful effect on her physical and mental health, which has extended into her adult life.

17. Alec Guinness - Star Wars

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The accomplished actor wasn't a fan of the iconic franchise. He expressed his dismay at George Lucas's mediocre writing, which he felt made his character Obi-Wan Kenobi both unclear and unbearable.

18. Mandy Patinkin - Criminal Minds

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When landing the lead role of Criminal Minds, Patinkin had no idea that the show would be too dark for his liking. He abruptly left after two seasons because it was "too destructive" to his soul and personality.

19. Isaac Hayes - South Park

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South Park made a name for its satirical humor, but Isaac Hayes believed that it went too far sometimes. He was offended by the way the show attacked his religious beliefs.

20. Channing Tatum - G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

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Channing Tatum, a die-hard G.I. Joe fan, wasn't pleased with the script of the film. He should've thought twice before agreeing to join the movie years before it eventually entered production.

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