Actors Who Were Embarrassed By Certain Performances

Absolutely nobody can win all of the time. Sooner or later, even the greats stumble and fall — especially if you happen to be a Hollywood A-list actor.

Below is a list of actors who were made to feel embarrassed by certain forgettable performances. If nothing else, they'll always be good for a laugh.

Katherine Heigl in *Grey's Anatomy*


"I was a little defensive about my season because I thought I hadn’t had a great one. And a lot of that had to do with me and my performances," Katherine said to EW.

Meryl Streep in *The French Lieutenant's Woman*

This was one of Meryl's earliest performances. During an appearance The Graham Norton Show, Meryl explained how she didn't feel as if she was truly living the part.

Movie fans, as well as the Academy, disagreed, as Meryl wound up receiving an Oscar nomination for the film.

Sam Worthington in *Clash Of The Titans*

"I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. I think I can act [expletive] better, to be honest,” Sam told Moviefone.

Sam may be on to something, considering the Tomatometer is only at 27%

Adam Driver in *Inside Llewyn Davis*

Adam isn't necessarily upset with his entire performance, it's rather one specific scene that sticks in his craw. After watching himself sing with Justin Timberlake and Oscar Isaac, he promised to never watch himself on screen again.

Amanda Seyfried in *Les Misérables*

"In my career, I have had a lot of moments where I just felt complete regret,” Seyfried said. “I wish I could redo Les Misérables completely because the live singing aspect, I still have nightmares about it," Amanda said during an appearance on Actors on Actors.

Kate Winslet in *Titanic*

Kate Winslet is probably the only person on the planet who feels this way. She told CNN how she felt that she'd butchered her American accent and wished she could have an opportunity to redo it.

Eddie Redmayne in *Jupiter Ascending*

"My character had had his larynx ripped out by this wolfman," Eddie explained to GQ. "And so I made the slightly bold choice — which I thought was right. I won a prize for it for the Worst Performance of the Year."

Christian Bale in *The Dark Knight Trilogy*

Christian is quick to clarify that Chris Nolan did an absolutely phenomenal job, but that he felt that he could have done more with Batman. Christian has also commented on how Heath Ledger was better than he could have ever hoped to have been,

Megan Fox in *Transformers*

Megan was asked to give her opinion on Transformers, the film that made her a star. She told ET that, "I’m terrible in it. It’s my first real movie and it’s not honest and not realistic. The movie wasn’t bad, I just wasn’t proud about what I did."

Pierce Brosnan in *GoldenEye*


Pierce has said that he has absolutely no desire to ever see himself on screen as James Bond, ever again. Pierce loved the iconic character and in his eyes, he was just never able to properly measure up.

Daniel Radcliffe in *Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince*.

"I’m just not very good in it. I hate it. My acting is very one-note, and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across," he told The Daily Mail.

Nicole Kidman in *Australia*

Ironically, the film about Nicole's native land is the one that gives her the most pause. During a radio interview with 2DayFM, Nicole admitted that she and her husband Keith Urban promptly fled the country after the film's release.

Ewan McGregor in *Emma*

"It's a good film, Emma, but I'm just... not very good in it. I'm not helped because I'm also wearing the world's worst wig," Ewan jokingly told The Guardian.

You can't argue there — that wig is terrible.

Colin Farrell in *Miami Vice*

Colin has called Miami Vice a major flop of a film. He claims that the movie chooses flash over substance and that he himself is a big reason as to why it came across in that manner.

George Clooney in *Batman & Robin*

George Clooney has gone on record several times over the years, stating that not only was Batman & Robin a terrible film — but that he was terrible in it. To this day, he still won't let his wife Amal watch.