10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn’t

It’s easy forget that to actors, acting in movies is ultimately a job. Sometimes that means you end up taking on a role that you’re not all that happy with because you need the money. We typically think of this happening with unknown actors, but it turns out plenty of the big ones have some regrets too. Here’s just a few of them!

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George Clooney – Batman & Robin

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Warner Bros.

“I always apologize for Batman & Robin. Let me just say that I’d actually thought I’d actually destroyed the franchise until somebody else brought it back years later and changed it. I thought at the time that this was going to be a very good career move. Um, it wasn’t.”

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Charlize Theron – Reindeer Games

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Dimension

“That was a bad, bad, bad movie. But… I got to work with John Frankenheimer. I wasn’t lying to myself — that’s why I did it.”

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Michelle Pfeiffer – Grease 2

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Paramount

“I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time I was young and didn’t know any better.

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Sylvester Stallone – Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Universal

“I made some truly awful movies. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.”

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Ben Affleck – Daredevil

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Marvel

“The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got ****ed up the way it did stays with me.”

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But just wait ’til you see who else regretted their biggest roles…

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Anthony Hopkins – Hannibal, Red Dragon

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
MGM / Universal

“I did it once, made the mistake of doing it twice — three times.”

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Halle Berry – Catwoman

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Warner Bros.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-****, god-awful movie.”

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Christopher Plummer – The Sound of Music

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Robert Wise Productions

“It was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it.”

Sean Connery – James Bond

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
Eon Productions

“I always hated that damned James Bond. I should like to kill him.”

Kate Winslet – Titanic

10 Actors Who Needed The Paycheck But Really Wish They Hadn't
FOX

“Every single scene, I’m like, ‘Really, really? You did it like that? Oh my God. My American accent, I can’t listen to it. It’s awful.”

Do you agree with any of these actors?

Emma C
Freelance Writer