5 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

Channing Tatum is the latest to weigh in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2015 8:00 PM CDT
5 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films
This publicity photo shows Channing Tatum, left, as Duke and Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in a scene from the film, "GI Joe: Retaliation," from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Skydance Productions.   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaimie Trueblood)

Tell us how you really feel, Channing Tatum. The actor went on Howard Stern's show today and said of 2009's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in which he played Duke, "I f---ing hate that movie. I hate that movie." He explained that as a young actor, he signed a three-movie deal with the studio, and ended up being "pushed" into doing GI Joe, Us reports. "The script wasn't any good. I didn't want to do something that I thought was 1) bad, and 2) I just didn't know if I wanted to be GI Joe. ... [But you have] no option. 'You're doing this or we're gonna sue you.'" The Chive rounds up 10 more actors and directors who've admitted to hating their own projects, and what they had to say about them:

  • George Clooney, Batman & Robin: "Let me just say that I'd actually thought I'd destroyed the franchise. I thought at the time that it was going to be a very good career move. Um, it wasn't."
  • Alec Guinness, Star Wars: "New rubbish dialogue reach[ed] me every other day on wadges of pink paper—and none of it [made] my character clear or even bearable."
  • Halle Berry, Catwoman: "Thank you Warner Bros. for putting me in a piece of s---, godawful movie."
  • Bruce Willis, Striking Distance: "It sucked."
Click for the complete list, including a movie whose star says that comparing it to a train wreck "isn't really fair to train wrecks." (More Channing Tatum stories.)

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