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13 Famous Actors Embarrassed By A Movie They Were In


Unfortunately for these actors, you can’t erase the past.

1.

Ben Affleck, Daredevil


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In a 2016 interview with TimesTalks, Ben Affleck said he “hated” Daredevil.  It drove him to do Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because he “wanted, for once, to get one of these movies and do it right — to do a good version.”

2.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Grease 2


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Michelle Pfeiffer told Hollywood.com in 2007, “I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time, was young and didn’t know better…I hear it’s a cult movie now.”

3.

Halle Berry, Catwoman


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When Halle Berry accepted her Razzie Award for Worst Actress in the film, 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.”

4.

Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed Me


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When a fan tweeted at Lindsay Lohan about watching the film twice in one night, she responded, “Two times too many!”

5.

Nicole Kidman, Australia


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When Nicole Kidman was talking to a Sydney radio station about the romance film, she said, “I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done.”

6.

Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra


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In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Channing Tatum said, “I fucking hate that movie. I hate that movie. I was pushed into doing that movie.” He also added that “the script wasn’t any good.”

7.

Will Smith, After Earth


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In a 2015 interview with Esquire, Will Smith said After Earth “was the most painful failure” in his career. He noted that it was extra “excruciating” because he led his son, Jaden, into the project with him.

8.

Cher, Burlesque


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Cher told The Guardian in 2013 that director Steve Antin was “a really terrible director” and said “It could have been a much better film. It was always sad that it was not a good film.”

9.

Kelly Clarkson, From Justin to Kelly


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In 2015, Kelly Clarkson told Us Weekly, “I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly.”

10.

Bill Murray, Garfield


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In a Reddit interview, Bill Murray said the only reason he signed on to Garfield was because he thought the director — Joel Cohen — was one of the Coen brothers. “I wasn’t thinking clearly, but it was spelled Cohen, not Coen. I love the Coen brothers’ movies. I think that Joel Coen is a wonderful comedic mind,” he wrote. “So I didn’t really bother to finish the script. I thought, ‘He’s great, I’ll do it.'”

11.

Jaime Lee Curtis, Virus


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Jaime Lee Curtis called Virus a “piece of shit” in a 2018 interview for her film Halloween. “It is so bad that it’s shocking,” she said. “That’s the only good reason to be in bad movies. Then, when your friends have [bad] movies, you can say ‘Ahhhh, I’ve got the best one.’ I’m bringing Virus.”

12.

Charlize Theron, Reindeer Games


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“That was a bad, bad, bad movie,” Charlize Theron told Esquire in 2008. “But even though the movie might suck, I got to work with John Frankenheimer,” she said. “I wasn’t lying to myself — that’s why I did it. I mean, he directed The Manchurian Candidate, which is like the movie of all movies.”

13.

And finally, Zac Efron, High School Musical


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Zac Efron told Men’s Journal that when he thinks about the period where he was in HSM, “I step back and look at myself and I still want to kick that guy’s ass sometimes.”

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Ben Stiller Nepotism Backlash


You know Ben Stiller. He’s a super-famous actor, who’s starred in blockbusters like Meet the Fockers, There’s Something About Mary, Night at the Museum, and more.


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Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Hopper Penn and Brian d’Arcy James are set to star in a short film, which is directed and written by Destry Spielberg and Owen King, respectively.

Let’s just break that alllll down. Hopper Penn is the son of famous actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright; Destry Spielberg is obviously the daughter of acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg; and Owen King is the son of horror author Stephen King.


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So, basically, this film stars and is created by the kids of super-rich and famous Hollywood people.


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Shortly after, film producer Franklin Leonard pointed out how this sums up the nepotistic nature of Hollywood, saying, “Hollywood’s a meritocracy, right?”


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Meritocracy basically means you succeed based on how “good” you are at something.

Ben Stiller — who is the child of famous actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara — tweeted back at Franklin, saying, “Too easy. People, working, creating. Everyone has their path. Wish them all the best.”

@franklinleonard Too easy @franklinleonard. People, working, creating. Everyone has their path. Wish them all the best.

Franklin replied, saying it’s still “important to acknowledge those paths.”

@RedHourBen I do, without fail, but I also think it’s important that we acknowledge those paths.

Ben then replied, asserting that Hollywood is “ultimately a meritocracy.”

@franklinleonard Yes. Just speaking from experience, and I don’t know any of them, I would bet they all have faced challenges. Different than those with no access to the industry. Show biz as we all know is pretty rough, and ultimately is a meritocracy.

They then went back and forth a few more times:

@franklinleonard @BillMurphyJr I guess you don’t want me to agree with you? I think I was acknowledging your point, after you responded. Not sure what you are inferring in terms of what people think of their own success. But thanks for illuminating a perspective that I truly had not viewed the issue through.

@franklinleonard @BillMurphyJr Your perspective illuminated a POV For me. We might not totally agree on the generalization that most Hollywood folks believe one thing or another. But that’s less important than what you are saying about the overall very tilted and uneven landscape of the business.


Twitter: @RedHourBen

People were not happy with Ben’s comments:

Ben Stiller deciding that Hollywood is “ultimately a meritocracy” is so funny to me

Not Ben Stiller trying to convince us that Stephen King’s son, Sean Penn’s son, and Stephen Spielberg’s daughter have not had an easier path into the industry 😂😂 https://t.co/eN3JuqMTJ0


Twitter: @ElTacoLuis

Another topic from today that has CLEARLY been handled…in which Franklin Leonard gently refers to Hollywood nepotism and then is challenged by Ben Stiller, the child of entertainment industry comedy royalty 🙃 https://t.co/6uX4aGR8hN


Twitter: @PiaGlenn

@RedHourBen @franklinleonard Incredibly talented people get limited opportunities while white men with box office bombs keep getting projects with big budgets.

Your insistence that it’s a “meritocracy” when reality too often shows otherwise is extremely frustrating, unless those merits = $$ relationships.

After that debate, Destry Spielberg tweeted that she acknowledges her privilege but wants to “bring new talent into the industry and give opportunities to artists of all backgrounds.”

I acknowledge that i was born with privilege! I own that through and through! I make it my mission to bring new talent into the industry & give opportunities to artists of all backgrounds. No one should be left out because of the connections they dont have.


Twitter: @destryallyn

Ben has not responded to the backlash, but he did reply to a fan, who observed the debate, with this tweet:

So, there’s that. We’ll keep you updated if anything else develops.

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SB19 On Their BBMA Nomination, Asian Racism, And More


Let’s talk about your music, though. You recently came back with a mini album, Pagsibol. The title track, “What?”, was very dark and hard-hitting. What was your favorite part of recording this project?

Pablo: When I first heard the songs with all the vocals and beats together. When I was composing the songs, I was just singing with the guitar and imagining what would happen when the group sang it fully. It’s amazing, I really get excited when I hear the dynamics in our voices on one song, all the variation.

Ken: We were covered in blankets to record some of the tracks!

Pablo: Yeah, we recorded two of the songs in my home, using blankets to control the reverberation in the room. When we recorded the chants, it was really fun. Once, when we were really loud, my neighbor shouted the lyrics of our song! [laughs] It’s really funny because they already got the melody and lyrics from us repeating and repeating and repeating.

A lot of your songs are very strong and dark. Will we ever see a cutesy concept from SB19?

Justin: We have some more bubbly concepts, and we are hoping our next song will be more cutesy and playful as well.

Stell: We’re open to doing that…

Writer’s note: I wondered if it might be a collaboration with Twice. They all cheered. “That would be a dream come true, wouldn’t it, Josh?” says Pablo. “I love them, especially Sana and Nayeon,” says Josh. To the camera, he gives a thumbs up. “See you soon, guys!” They all laugh.

There is an overwhelming amount of prejudice against Southeast Asian idols in the K-pop world, and in society at large. Do those instances affect you?

Pablo: Asian racism is present not just in other countries but in Asian countries as well. It’s really saddening. At first, we were really affected by the comments and hate speech, but we try to motivate each other that we’re doing the right thing, to keep pushing no matter what. We were actually able to make a song based off of [the hate]. As much as possible, we want to put lessons in our music and educate people with our music. So people can know racism and discrimination is a bad thing, and helping them realize those things are not okay.



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