8 More Famous Actors Forced Into Roles They Never Wanted

He might be the best James Bond, but Daniel Craig isn't that happy to play 007...

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Nobody likes being told what to do, but unfortunately for these guys, there's no way around it. Bundled into roles they've had no authority over, these actors had their arms twisted to the point of pretzel-dom for their appearances on screen - with filmmakers applying pressure, exploiting contracts, and getting as underhand as possible to guilt their talent into featuring in movies they had no interest in.

Million dollar paychecks might sweeten the deal somewhat, but how good is a banknote really for drying your tears? Doesn't really seem very absorbent, to be fair.

8. Shia LaBeouf - Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

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Shia Lebeouf makes some weird career choices, but he's genuinely a talented actor and he deserved better than the Transformers franchise. Just ask the man himself, who clearly wanted out of Michael Bay's robo-splosions series pretty early on.

"When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did," said LaBeouf when asked about it. "We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. went so big that it became too big; you lost the anchor of the movie."

That's far from the only issues with Transformers 2, to be fair to him. And it still didn't stop him having to appear in the third in the series thanks to his contractual obligations. If you sign on for three pictures, you make three pictures, even if it means ghost-walking through the third one...


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