Actors Who Trashed Their Own Movies, From Shia LaBeouf To George Clooney To Shia LaBeouf

05/31/2013 12:58 pm ET

Actors don't often trash their own movies, but when they do, it's usually a cathartic experience for film goers. After all, it's one thing to think "The Happening" was a bad movie; it's quite another to have those thoughts confirmed by the film's star, Mark Wahlberg. ("It was a bad movie that I did.") Ahead, 10 instances of actors bashing their films, from Wahlberg and Shia LaBeouf to Katherine Heigl and Shia LaBeouf. (Shia does this a lot.)

Shia LaBeouf on "Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of 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. […] We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn't happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn't universally accepted." (via LAT)
actors trashed their movies

George Clooney on "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.'" (via EW)
actors trashed their movies

Shia LaBeouf on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps": "[Oliver Stone was] trying to play nice. But for a movie like 'Wall Street' that had so much bite the first time around to come out without fangs and preach a message of hope wasn't what people were looking for." (via Details)
actors trashed their movies

James Franco on "Annapolis": "It didn't turn out very well. […] I ended up not liking the experience and not liking the movie." (via Badass Digest)
actors trashed their movies

Brad Pitt on "The Devil's Own": ''[Not having a finished script before filming was] the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking -- if you can even call it that -- that I've ever seen." (via NYT)
actors trashed their movies

Katherine Heigl on "Knocked Up": "[It 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. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I'm playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie." (via Vanity Fair)
actors trashed their movies

James Franco on "Your Highness": "'Your Highness'? That movie sucks. You can't get around that." (via GQ)
actors trashed their movies

Mark Wahlberg on "The Happening": "[I]t was a bad movie that I did. […] F--k it. It is what it is. F--king trees, man. The plants. F--k 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." (via Collider)
actors trashed their movies

Shia LaBeouf on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen": "When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone." (via AP)
actors trashed their movies

Megan Fox on "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." (via CBS)
actors trashed their movies

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