10 Famous Movies Where The Lead Star Hated Their Role

By Cara McWilliam-Richardson

Actors choose the roles they play on a multitude of criteria. Sometimes it is to work with a certain director or other actor, sometimes it is to play a particular character and other times it is for cold hard cash.

Most actors will admit to having favourite roles that they have played, or roles that they feel have been pivotal to their career. It is rarer for actors to speak negatively about the roles that they have portrayed or to deride films that they have starred in, and it is generally seen as bad practice to do so.

This list looks at some actors who did not like the lead role that they played in a film, or series of films. The reasons for their dislike or dissatisfaction vary, but it goes to show that no matter whether an actor has starred in a massively successful franchise or a box office flop, they can still be unsatisfied with their role.

1. Daniel Craig – Spectre (2015)


Originally, the casting of Daniel Craig as film’s most well-known spy was not a popular one. The announcement of Daniel Craig as the next James Bond in 2005, was met with much criticism and controversy. Many felt that he was not the right actor for the role, stating a variety of reasons from his lack of a debonair quality to his being too blonde. During production of Casino Royale, there was even a campaign to remove Daniel Craig from the role or fans would boycott the film.

However, his debut in 2006’s Casino Royale was met with much praise, and his grittier take on the character was lauded by both audiences and critics. Casino Royale subsequently became the highest grossing James Bond film of all time, until the later release of Skyfall in 2012. → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema