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Are there any actors that you don't care for simply due to a role they once played?

Asked by poofandmook (17272points) December 31st, 2013

The first time I saw Sally Field was in Mrs. Doubtfire, and I was pretty young.. and I thought she was just such a jerk that I didn’t like her very much at all for a long time. Pretty much until I saw Steel Magnolias.

Also, I don’t like Christian Bale at all, because I couldn’t stand his Batman. Everything I see that has him in it, I avoid.

I know it’s irrational.

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talljasperman's avatar

Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter for his adult work, making an ass of himself. Hana Montana for obvious reasons for removing any jailbait urges from people waiting until she is legal. The Olson twins for churning out b Disney like movies one after another, I liked Full House. The original general Zod (original Christopher Reeve Superman 2) from being in a cross-dressing movie, I think it is Too Wan Fu or something or other. I don’t feel the threat from Zod anymore. I watched both movies and was wondering when the fighting would start in Too Wan Fu, disheartening.

ragingloli's avatar

The entire cast of the Jar Jar Trek movies, minus Nimoy.
Christian Bale for his Batman voice (though admittedly, Nolan insisted on it, so it was his fault).
Adam Sandler for being Adam Sandler.

SomeoneElse's avatar

Sean Connery in Red October – he was a Scottish-speaking Russian and not a good one at that!

rockfan's avatar

Sarah Polley in Splice and Marcia Gay Harden in Flubber

talljasperman's avatar

Edit: Terence Stamp in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. I watched just because I thought that their would be a fight scene with general Zod. That’s 2 hours my life I will never get back.

Pachy's avatar

GQ. Mine is Steve Railsback, who played Charles Manson. I was never able to watch him after that.

filmfann's avatar

I could not watch “That 70’s Show” because the dad tried to kill Robocop.

filmfann's avatar

I should mention that I had a hard time getting into “Breaking Bad”, because Walter White is Malcolm’s dad, but I got over it, and I know think of him only as Heisenberg.

ccrow's avatar

I have a hard time watching Michael Madsen after seeing him in Reservoir Dogs. And not that I dislike the actor, but (dating myself here) when Tom Baker’s fourth Doctor regenerated in Doctor Who, and turned into Peter Davison, my kids and I were like, “Hey! That’s Tristan!!!” (from All Creatures Great and Small). I had a hard time accepting him as the Doctor because of that.

Pachy's avatar

I was never a fan of Daniel Craig till I saw him in the wonderful pre-Bond film “Flashbacks of a Fool.”

ibstubro's avatar

I hated the show “I Dream of Jeannie” (afternoon re-runs when I was a kid) that I never saw another show with Larry Hagman (including a single episode of Dallas) or Barbara Eden in it.

I hated the “Wild and Crazy Guy” skit so much that I was decades coming to like Steve Martin. “Parenthood” put me over that particular dislike. I still don’t like W&CG, but I can tolerate it. :-)

jaytkay's avatar

Speed was so implausible and insulting to the audience’s intelligence that I didn’t see another Sandra Bullock film until Gravity.

I really liked Gravity.

filmfann's avatar

ya, like Gravity wasn’t implausible or insulting to the audience’s intelligence…

YARNLADY's avatar

Christopher Walkin as Max Zorin in A View To Kill. I had a hard time watching him in later films.

ibstubro's avatar

Christopher Walkin is disturbing, @YARNLADY. I’ve had an on-again off-again viewing relationship with him more than once. Natalie Wood.

YARNLADY's avatar

@ibstubro He is not a suspect

MadMadMax's avatar

Sandra Bullock in that Mississippi football film where she played a gun toting born again Christian who takes in a talented black kid into her home and puts him in a private Christian school, to train him to be a football player for her and her husband’s alma mater.

I don’t thing they do this out of kindness; it is using these kids to boost their college teams. She made me puke in that role and I had a hard time seeing her again for a while. She actually made me angry

I loved her in Speed, I loved her in Demolition man (she made the film for me), I adored Lake House, and I liked her in gravity but I don’t believe it was an Oscar winning movie or role – that’s nuts.

filmfann's avatar

@MadMadMax I agree. SB is overrated. My favorite of hers is While You Were Sleeping.

NomoreY_A's avatar

I never liked Bruce Dern, because he killed Duke Wayne in The Cowboys. And yes, I’m a Dem and a Lefty, but I still liked John Wayne. Guess you have to learn to separate the art from the artist.

filmfann's avatar

Dern was pretty good in Nebraska.

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