Celebrities Who Admitted They Hate Their Iconic Roles

Despite their fame and success, it’s no secret that some of the most iconic roles are often derided by their own actors. Even some of the world’s most recognized celebrities have admitted they’re not particularly fond of the parts that made them famous. Here are just a few of the most surprising celebrities who have confessed they hate their iconic roles.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is one of the most recognizable comedic actors of all time. His portrayal of the lovable and silly character, Lloyd Christmas in 1994’s Dumb & Dumber, has become one of his most beloved performances. But believe it or not, the actor himself has said he absolutely hates the role.

The reason for Carrey’s distaste for his own character? He believes that it encourages audiences to become ‘too dumb’ for their own good. While Carrey’s opinion is controversial, it does make sense as to why he might not be too crazy about his performance in the movie.

Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the most successful and beloved actors of all time. Through a few of his most memorable performances, Smith has become the face of several iconic characters, the most famous being the suave criminal in 1997’s Men in Black.

Surprisingly, Smith has admitted that he is not a fan of the role due to the dialogue he was asked to deliver during the movie. The actor has previously said that he finds the script for the film to be ‘stiff and unnatural’, which are definitely not adjectives you would expect from an actor who was once one of the most popular actors in Hollywood.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is one of the most recognizable actors in the world and his career was certainly boosted by his iconic performance as Harry Potter in the beloved series of movies. Despite the success of the movies, however, Radcliffe has said that he is not particularly fond of the role.

Radcliffe has said that he found himself stuck in both a ‘mental prison’ and a ‘commercial prison’ while playing the role of one of the most beloved characters in popular culture. Even though he felt this way, Radcliffe still proudly owned up to the fact that it was his performance that helped make the Harry Potter series such a massive success.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. has enjoyed a prolonged career in Hollywood, but it was his portrayal of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that cemented his place in the industry for years to come. His wisecracking take of the titular superhero made millions of fans love the character, but it seems that the actor himself isn’t too fond of the role.

Downey has said that he just can’t shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit the role anymore and that the character has become too ‘caricatured’ for his taste. While this may be the case, it doesn’t change the fact that Downey Jr. is still one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood today.

The Rock

The Rock is an iconic wrestler-turned-actor who has gone on to become one of the most popular movie stars in the world. Most recently, he has even been cast as a super-villain in the DC Extended Universe. Despite the success of his roles, The Rock is not a fan of his most iconic character, that being The Scorpion King from 2002’s The Mummy Returns.

The Rock has said that he is not particularly proud of his performance in the movie and that he thinks his character was ‘overplayed’. Still, despite being critical of his own performance, The Rock has also admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response it received from fans all over the world.

Leonardo DiCaprio

From Titanic to The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most accomplished and widely-recognized actors in the world. His work has earned him countless awards for his acting skills and stardom. That being said, it may come as a surprise that DiCaprio has admitted he hates his most iconic role.

DiCaprio has confessed to being ‘deeply embarrassed’ by his role in Titanic, stating that it was his own ‘worst film ever’. Despite his opinion of the movie, there’s no denying that the actor also had a hand in making it one of the most memorable films in history.

Despite their success and fame, some of the most iconic performances are often derided by the very actors who portrayed them. From Jim Carrey to Leonardo DiCaprio, there are a surprising number of celebrities who have openly admitted that they hate the very roles that made them famous. These outspoken Hollywood stars have certainly confirmed that fame and success don’t always bring happiness.