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10+ Celebs Who Trash Talked Their Own Movies

Jake Bean 24 Mar 2020

You'd think that as an actor, you'd want people to come and see your movie.

And most of the time, that's the case... Most of the time.

But sometimes celebrities know that they've done a really bad movie, and just have to talk about it in a ranting session!

1. Shia LaBeouf

Paramount Pictures

Movie: Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull

“I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made [a bad movie]. And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie.”

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2. George Clooney

Warner Bros.

Movie: Ocean's 12

“It wasn’t as good [as the first one], and that was our fault. So when we started working on this one, we thought, ‘The secret is to get it back to just the guys doing what they do.’ Steven said we should call it ‘Ocean’s: The One We Should Have Made Last Time.’”

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3. Katherine Heigl

Universal Pictures

Movie: Knocked Up

“[The movie was] a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”

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4. Mark Wahlberg

20th Century Studios

Movie: The Happening

It was a bad movie that I did. [Expletive] it. It is what it is. [Expletive-ing] trees, man. The plants. [Expletive] it. You can’t blame me for not wanting to try to play a science teacher. At least I wasn’t playing a cop or a crook.”

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5. Jim Carrey

Universal Pictures

Movie: Kick Ass 2

"I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

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6. Christopher Plummer

20th Century Studios

Movie: The Sound of Music

"[I]t was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it."

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7. Megan Fox

DreamWorks Pictures

Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

“I’m in the movie and I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn’t know what was happening. I think if you haven’t read the script and you go and see it and understand it, you may be a genius. This is a movie for geniuses.”

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8. Jamie Lee Curtis

Mutual Film Company

Movie: Virus

"Virus is the worst movie I've ever been in and it wasn't that I thought a lot about it except that is was a piece of [expletive] as I was making it and I kept on asking myself: How could I get out of it, how long was it going to be and how bad was it going to be? It was just dreadful."

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9. Brad Pitt

Columbia Pictures

Movie: The Devil's Own

"We had a great script, but it got tossed. I couldn't believe it ... The movie was the complete victim of this drowning studio head [Mark Canton] who said, 'I don't care. We're making it. I don't care what you have. Shoot something.'"

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10. Sally Field


Movie: The Amazing Spider-Man

"It's not my kind of movie. It's really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it. You work it as much as you can, but you can't put 10 pounds of [expletive] in a five-pound bag"

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11. Channing Tatum

Paramount Pictures

Movie: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

"I'll be honest, I [expletive] hate that movie. I hate that movie. I was pushed into doing it. [After] Coach Carter, they signed me for a three-picture deal […] And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!'"

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12. Matt Damon

Universal Pictures

Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum

"This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."

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13. Charlize Theron


Movie: Reindeer Games

"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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14. Halle Berry


Movie: Catwoman

"I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of [expletive], god-awful movie. It was just what my career needed — I was at the top, now I'm at the bottom."

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