Comedian David Cross, known for his role in "Arrested Development," recently talked to Indiewire about his new film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked." In the interview he described filming "Chipwrecked" as "the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life." Here are some other stars who have been more than vocal about their least favorite work.
Brad Pitt —
Back in 1997, reactions to "The Devil's Own," starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, had been so negative that even Pitt put in his two cents. He told Newsweek that the movie was "the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking... I have ever seen." As soon as the story came out Pitt retracted his statement.
Christopher Plummer —
You would think that a classic like "The Sound of Music" is untouchable. But even Christopher Plummer, who played Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 film, has criticized his role. In his autobiography in 2008, he referred to the musical as "The Sound of Mucus" and said, "It was a bit like flogging a dead horse... It's not my cup of tea.''
Charlize Theron —
In a 2007 interview with Esquire, Charlize Theron candidly said that her worst movie was "Reindeer Games" in 2000 with Ben Affleck. "That was a bad, bad, bad movie," she said.
Katherine Heigl —
Katherine Heigl spoke out in Vanity Fair's December 2007 issue about her role in "Knocked Up," saying that the film "is sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight." Heigl added that she did enjoy the movie, but after a media storm ensued, she clarified to People that it was "the best filming experience of my career."
Michael Vartan —
No one is more embarrassed about "The Next Best Thing" than Michael Vartan. In the 2000 film, he played a rap producer and Madonna's bad boyfriend. "There is a scene that makes me want to stick needles in my eyes. ... You see me as an idiot saying, 'Yo, more bass' ... I owe you all a refund,'' Vartan told Entertainment Weekly in 2009.
Megan Fox —
In Entertainment Weekly's June 2009 cover interview, Megan Fox admitted that she was mostly "running or screaming" in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." She said, "People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting." When Fox compared director, Michael Bay, to Adolf Hitler in another interview, she was eventually fired from the third movie.
Shia LaBeouf —
At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Shia LaBeouf told the Los Angeles Times that he felt guilty about ruining the franchise with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." "I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished ... We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn't happy with it, either."
Michael Bay —
Megan Fox is not the only one who has slammed the "Transformers" sequel. The director himself, Michael Bay, told Empire in their April 2011 cover story that he regretted rushing the production and the plot. "We made some mistakes," he said. "When I look back at it, that was crap."
Mickey Rourke —
Mickey Rourke has never been shy about speaking his mind, and he certainly wasn't when talking about his role in "Iron Man 2." Four days before the movie's release in 2010 he said, "I have no idea what's in the movie or what it's about." Then in an interview last month, Rourke said, "Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor."