15 Actors Who Trashed Their Own Movies
Some people are their own worst enemies.
Not every actor or actress is fortunate enough to look back on their list of works and wonder upon their exploits as a head-to-toe collection of greatness.
Even stars make stinkers after all, and Chris Hemsworth’s re-evaluation of Thor: The Dark World as “meh” stands as proof that even the God of Thunder is not infallible.
Depending on whether you’re more Daniel Day-Lewis and less Danny Dyer, more Cate Blanchett than Katie Price, your CV of film productions is liable to contain a blemish or three.
It’s not surprising artists make mistakes, and it’s also no shock those acting in the often less sturdy sci-fi and comic productions seem to have a particular taste for aiming ire at those past credentials.
Whether a genuine expression of disdain for a film or as part of an ulterior motive, many have railed against the usually unwritten code of not trashing one’s own film - for self-preservation, if nothing else.
15. Sylvester Stallone - Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
The 90s were a crazy time in cinema. Charlie Sheen was loved without much irony, Winona Ryder still hadn’t shoplifted a day in her life, and Sylvester Stallone was running around with an armed Estelle Getty.
It’s the kind of sidekick film this period loved to produce and is why its fans love it in return, but even in the heyday of whacky team-ups, Sly couldn’t get into the spirit of the flick.
In 2010, 18 years after Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was released, Stallone admitted it was the worst of his acting catalogue, adding: “If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.”
Using a Stallone picture in the place of waterboarding is a sound idea, Sly, but they’d better off using The Expendables trilogy.
Stallone’s torment was made all the worst in 2017 when Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed a longstanding rumour that he had feigned interest in the film - having read the poor script - to generate interest.
The Austrian Oak dodged a bullet. Stallone did not.