Terribly Embarrassing Movie Roles Famous Celebs Want To Forget

Sometimes good actors take roles they later regret. Occasionally good actors take roles that everyone else regrets. Here are 13 performances that certainly wouldn't show up on a career highlight reel.

Leonard Nimoy as Professor Cole in The Brain Eaters (1958)

There's a certain so-bad-it's-good charm, but I'm sure Nimoy was happy that while he natters on about the conquest of humanity, he's shrouded in mist.

Mickey Rooney as I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

The performance is virtually unwatchable today—a low point of Rooney's extensive, illustrious career and of American film in general.

Alec Guinness as Obi Wan-Kenobi in Star Wars (1977)

In his autobiography, he said a fan who had seen the movie 100 times asked him for an autograph. Guinness agreed to give him one with the condition that the fan never sees the movie again.

Michelle Pfeiffer as Stephanie Zinone in Grease 2 (1982)

Pfeiffer's early roles mostly called for her to mouth bland lines while looking beautiful. The wretched Grease 2 was a particularly depressing example.

Sean Connery as Ramírez in Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

Sean Connery was willing to appear in just about any piece of dreck (*cough* League of Extraordinary Gentleman *cough*), but Highlander 2 is a humiliation even by his standards.

Al Pacino as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992)

Pacino actually won the Best Actor Oscar for this film. In retrospect, though, calling attention to this role did him no favors; it's one of the low points of his career.

Jennifer Aniston as Tory Reding in Leprechaun (1993)

Aniston made her film debut in this schlocky horror film about an evil leprechaun (like the title says) who thinks she's stolen his pot of gold. If you believe that sounds awful, Aniston very much agrees with you.

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