Actors Who Say These Starring Turns Ruined Their Careers

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Famous actors can be an ungrateful bunch. Despite wealth, success and fame, they sometimes have a tendency to whine about their fate. Perhaps the worst case scenarios concern actors who hate the role that launched their careers. Considering 95% of all union card carrying actors are permanently unemployed, it seems there would be plenty of worse things to complain about. Still, with some of these characters, it may make sense. A few of these roles were complete train wrecks. Awww… Somebody call a Wahmbulance!

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg was already famous as a singer before he starred in The Happening, one of M. Night Shyamalan’s post-Sixth Sense turkey shoots. He is on the record saying he’ll never play a scientist again. But, we thought he was the best thing about that movie. Go figure…
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Megan Fox

Megan Fox is on record saying her role in Transformers “wasn’t really about acting” and that it was more about screaming in terror and running for dear life. We feel ya Megan. It’s kind of how the world has reacted to your movie career ever since…
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Angus T. Jones

Jones is best known for playing Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men and… wait. He’s ONLY known for playing that role. Still, after scoring a multi-million dollar contract for riding Charlie Sheen’s tiger coattails, he’s done nothing but complain, find religion and totally wig out. Maybe he wasn’t acting after all…
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Kate Winslet

Winslet exploded in the consciousness of the world playing Rose from Titanic and has had a hard time escaping from that fame. But, her roles since have been every bit as dynamic and show her skill as a fine actress. Perhaps what she’s really annoyed at is the THEME SONG. Now there is something to be pissed at…
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Christian Bale

Bale, who literally slayed everyone starring in American Psycho, and who killed as Batman, says it’s his debut role in the musical Newsies he regrets for making him famous. Huh? Has anyone ever seen that movie? Maybe Christian Bale truly is nuts…
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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher blames Star Wars for making her famous and for “turning her into a sex symbol.” Considering the movie itself and the franchise it spawned is one of the most lucrative business deals ever, it’s weird that she’s not alone. For instance, there’s…
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Alec Guinness

Guinness starred in dozens of movies prior to Star Wars. But, seriously, does anybody remember him as any character other than Obi-Wan Kenobi? Funny thing is, when George Lucas debated killing off the character, Guinness was all for it, he hated it that much. The Force was not strong with that one…
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Ally Sheedy

While there doesn’t seem to be a direct quote from Ally Sheedy regretting taking the role of Allyson Reynolds in her star making turn in The Breakfast Club, her actions speak louder than words. After parlaying her fame from the movie into a brief string of other starring roles, she sank into some really bad acting that truly deserved detention, including alcoholism, drug abuse and the worst choice of all: dating Richie Sambora….
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Sean Connery

Before becoming THE James Bond for the ages, Sean Connery struggled to get noticed in much lesser roles. And, since he shook 007 off his back, he’s played plenty of other iconic characters as well. But it hasn’t stopped him from publicly stating, “I have always hated James Bond. I’d like to kill him.” Where’s M when you need him/her?
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