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19 Actors Who Don't Have A Good Reputation

Reputation is everything in Hollywood

It dictates the kind of jobs you get, how many fans you have, and the dollar signs in your bank account. While there are clear favorites—hello, Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves!—there are also some clear troublemakers. Can you guess who they are?

Here are 19 actors who don’t have a good reputation. 

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres
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While the talk show host used to be someone everyone loved, known for telling her audiences, "be kind," that went down the toilet in 2020. It all started when a former employee accused Ellen of being "one of the meanest people alive."

Adam Levine

Adem Levine
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The Maroon 5 crooner was criticized for his rude behavior after he got upset over a fan who jumped on stage during his Hollywood Bowl performance. While he apologized, the incident tainted his already-tarnished reputation.

Sandra Bullock

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The actress kissed her "America's Sweetheart" reputation goodbye when she was rude to a fan in 2012. A wheelchair-bound veteran allegedly encountered Bullock and her ex-husband for an autograph, prompting Bullock to cover her face and yell at them.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers
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Onscreen, we all know the Canadian actor as the household name behind Austin Powers, Wayne's World, and Shrek. But offscreen, it's apparently "miserable" working with him, as he has ridiculous demands, such as having someone feed him chocolates.

Rachael Ray

While she's known for serving up some tasty dishes, she also knows how to serve up drama. Several celebs have come forward to diss the celeb, such as Martha Stewart who criticized her for releasing a cookbook that was basically edits of her old recipes.

Jennifer Lawrence

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It was the actress herself who said that she's not known for being super nice. "I become incredibly rude. I turn into a huge [expletive]. That's my only way of defending myself," she told Variety about handling fame.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl
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The Knocked Up actress is no stranger to controversy. Most of it, however, she brought on herself, like the time she rejected Emmy's consideration for her role on Grey's Anatomy because she didn't like the writing.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale
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You don't want to cross the actor. When a director of photography on Terminator Salvation accidentally ruined his shot in one scene, he lost it on him. The rant was so bad, the actor was forced to apologize for his behavior.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld
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When the Seinfeld actor rejected a hug from Kesha on the red carpet, that was just the tip of the iceberg. He has also been rude to several talk show hosts, such as Seth Meyers and Larry King.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele
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The star's alleged mean girl behavior was outed by many of her former Glee costars in 2020.

"LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET," wrote Samantha Marie Ware on Twitter.

Jesse Eisenberg

One bad interview was what it took to tarnish the actor's reputation. In an interview with journalist Romina Puga, Jesse was extremely rude to her and "obnoxious." She even said afterward that she was hurt by his comments.

Tobey Maguire

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In case you didn't know, the actor was involved in the infamous Hollywood poker ring that got made into the movie, Molly's Game. In her memoir, Molly revealed that Tobey "was the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser." He also reportedly asked her to bark for $1,000.

Jon Hamm

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While the actor played a jerk in Bridesmaids, there's one celeb who said that he is a jerk in real life: Kathy Griffin.

In her book Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z, she wrote, "You'll never convince me to like Jon Hamm. The vibe I've always gotten from him is cold and somewhat disrespectful … toward me. I'm suggesting he's one of these hot guys who's mildly funny but actually thinks he's comedian-level funny."

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen
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The actor hit rock bottom many years ago after biting the hand that feeds him. He was fired from Two and a Half Men for saying disparaging things about the show's creator, Chuck Lorre.

Charlie threatened Chuck and called him a whole slew of names in interviews, including a "maggot" and a "loser."

Pierce Brosnan

It was talk show host, James Corden, who spilled the dirt on Brosnan not being so nice. During his game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," he said that Brosnan pushed Corden at a U2 concert and didn't even acknowledge him.

Shannen Doherty

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The 90210 alum has been at the center of much TV drama over the years. She's had issues with Alyssa Milano, Jennie Garth, and many others. "She really and truly did not give a [expletive],” Jason Priestly wrote in his memoir.

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase
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The Vacation actor is known for stirring up trouble wherever he goes! It's reportedly why he only lasted one season on SNL. His co-stars couldn't stand him. A similar thing happened when he got into a feud with the creator of Community.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox
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There's a reason you don't see Megan in many films these days. She was branded as "difficult to work with" after she compared Transformers director, Michael Bay, to Napoleon and Hitler. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is," she told Wonderland.

James Franco

James Franco
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Once upon a time, the actor was known for being a goofy guy in Hollywood. Now, his reputation has been tainted with sexual assault accusations. In 2018, five women, including four of Franco’s acting students, came forward to accuse Franco of sexual misconduct.