These 10 Actors Regretted Their Most Famous Roles

Shia LaBeouf

Joining a beloved franchise like "Indiana Jones" can skyrocket one's career, but the pressure is immense.

Miley Cyrus

Growing up as a Disney star might seem glamorous, but for Cyrus, it was overwhelming. Constant public attention during her formative years led to anxiety, highlighting the darker side of child stardom.

Channing Tatum

Early success sometimes comes with strings attached. Tatum's deal for "G.I. Joe" left him feeling coerced into a role he wasn't enthusiastic about, showcasing the downside of contractual obligations.

Mahershala Ali

Even acclaimed performances can come with regrets. Ali's role in a critically praised film was marred by controversy over misrepresentation, prompting him to seek reconciliation with the family his character portrayed.

Zoe Saldaña

Portraying a legendary figure like Nina Simone is a weighty task, but Saldaña faced backlash for her casting.

Eddie Redmayne

Redmayne's portrayal in "The Danish Girl" drew ire for overlooking trans actors. Accepting the critique, he highlighted Hollywood's historical neglect of the trans community, signaling a shift in accountability.

Paul Newman

Newman's early role in "The Silver Chalice" was a critical failure, but it set the stage for his illustrious career.

Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds' stint as Green Lantern was met with disappointment, but he embraced self-awareness. Referencing his past missteps, he navigated his way to redemption through the Deadpool series.

Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan

Starring in "Fifty Shades of Grey" brought both fame and embarrassment for Johnson and Dornan. Despite the scrutiny, they found silver linings in the opportunities it provided.

Robert Reed

Reed's role in "The Brady Bunch" conflicted with his artistic aspirations, yet he formed lasting bonds with his co-stars. Despite his reservations, he remained dedicated to the show's legacy.