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Actors Who Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles  

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List Rules Vote up the actors who should regret taking on that comic book movie role the most.

Super hero movies! The Golden Ticket! The creme de la creme! Once you make one you know you've made it and it's the highlight of your career. Nothing can stop you, and it's worth everything that went into getting it. Right? Well... that's not always the case. 

We live in a golden age of comic book films right now, The Avengers universe, The Dark Knight Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, but none of these movies could have possibly existed 20 or even 15 years ago. Everything leading up to now has lead to those being good films. Before that was a whole slew of horrendous adaptations of great (and admittedly not-so-great) comic properties. 

Many of the biggest names in Hollywood were attached to these disasters and while being in a Marvel movie now is great if your Chris Hemsworth, or Chris Evans, or Chris Pratt (hey what a second...) back then it could mean your Arnold Schwarzenegger suffering through Batman & Robin, and that's not even the movie he's on this list for! 

So let's take a look back at the less glamorous roles these iconic actors filled. These are the Actors who regret their comic roles!
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles
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”First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s**t, god-awful movie. You know, it was just what my career needed. I was at the top and Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom.”

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles
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"I wanted to stop acting. The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.' He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.' And I'm like, But there's no connection to a human being. And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, 'F--k it. I don't care about this business anymore."

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles
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Jennifer Garner is far too nice to say anything bad about her own movie publicly, but that doesn't mean she didn't bash "Elektra" in private. Garner's ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan spilled the beans to Us Weekly. "I heard 'Elektra' was awful," he said. "Jennifer called me and told me it was awful. She had to do it because of 'Daredevil.' It was in her contract."

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles
Photo:  Warner Bros.
"I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing."

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