10 Actors Who Despised Their Own Movies

3) Alec Guinness – Star Wars

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“Star Wars AGAIN?!” I hear you scream in high pitched astonishment. It’s true. Apparently, playing iconic roles in the most popular movies of all-time isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Perhaps Alec Guinness was just jaded by the time he took on the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the thespian had already made a name for himself in such classics as The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia. Many performers would be overjoyed to play a widely loved part such as Kenobi, even with the ridiculous name, but Guinness admitted that he regretted taking on the role even during production, stating that, “it’s not an acting job, the dialogue – which is lamentable – keeps being changed and only slightly improved, and I find myself old and out of touch with the young.”

While this may be understandable to a point, Guinness’s hatred of the role reached new heights when the actor infamously met a hardcore fan who bragged that he had watched Star Wars over 100 times. Guinness signed his autograph, but on the condition that the boy promised to never watch the film again. This story illustrates two important points. 1) Guinness has no shame in telling the world how shitty he can be to his fans and 2) Some movie fans need to be told by their idols how lame they’re being in order to rejoin the rest of us in the real world.

2) Sean Connery – James Bond

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James Bond. Women want him. Men want to be him. But Sean Connery wishes to god that he had never been him in the first place.

After the release of each Bond movie, Connery became more and more reluctant to sign up again and was only persuaded to do so by the sheer amount of money thrown his way. I know what you’re thinking… Poor bastard.

Now at 84 years old, the aging actor still refuses to record DVD commentaries for his iconic films or participate in any form of promotion for Bond. The snub arises from a decades long feud Connery has held with Bond producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, who he felt cheated him out of a small fortune after continuing to use his image for promotional purposes after he had left the franchise.

Connery probably couldn’t afford that nineteenth house because of those money grabbing producers. The charity for ‘Poor Rich People’ starts here, folks. Tell your friends.