10 Famous Actors Who Did HORRIBLE Things To Their Fans

There is a lot of pressure that comes along
with being famous. And existing in the public eye 24/7 can take its toll on even the most
level-headed entertainers. Especially if they’re tied to a hugely successful franchise. Constant
interruptions and autograph requests can get tiresome, but most people argue that’s just
part of the job. And as with all jobs, some people are just better at it than others. Here are Screen Rant’s 10 Actors Who Are
Terrible To Their Fans. Christian Bale
Christian Bale avoids the spotlight as much as possible when he’s not working. And has
said that he aims to maintain a boundary between his professional life and his private one.
But that’s pretty hard to do once everyone knows you’re Batman. Even harder after someone
claiming to be your ex-publicist writes a tell-all book about what a jerk you supposedly
are. And that’s exactly what happened. The book claims that when the actor was approached
by some young fans at a restaurant, they left his table in tears. Apparently having received
a harsh lecture about manners. And again we are reminded that Christian Bale does not
like to be interrupted. Ewan McGregor
For an actor, being cast in a Star Wars movie should feel like an honor, because it is.
The franchise has a gigantic following worldwide, and it’s a great opportunity to perform
in front of millions of people. So when Ewan McGregor was given the chance to play young
Obi-Wan Kenobi, he took it. The films received a ton of attention and, understandably, the
actor was suddenly bombarded by people who wanted his autograph. When he was asked about
his relationship with the Star Wars audience, McGregor said that he hadn’t met any fans,
only “wankers” looking to make money by selling his signature on the internet. He
explained that his issue is with people who take advantage of the franchise’s fans in
this way. Still though, if there were any real fans mixed in with the “wankers”
he’s referring to, they’re probably pretty devastated. Robert Pattinson
If you’re going to sign on to a five movie franchise, it’s a good idea to make sure
you enjoy playing your character. Because you’re going to be spending a lot of time
in their shoes. But this is something Robert Pattinson completely overlooked when he agreed
to play the big screen version of Edward, hunky vampire from the Twilight book series.
The movies were incredibly successful, and brought in over three billion dollars worldwide.
A lot of that is thanks to a loyal fanbase who followed the story from book to screen.
But when the actor took a look at the first book in preparation, he said it read like
something that got written by a crazy person and published by mistake. As a further blow
to Team Edward, Pattinson has also talked about how much he disliked the character-
and compared the sparkly vamp with an axe murderer. Oh, and the nickname “R-Patz”?
He hates that too. Simon Pegg
With multiple franchises under his belt, the lovable Simon Pegg has become a household
name. And when he took the role as Scotty in Star Trek, people were psyched. The second
film, Star Trek Into Darkness, wasn’t as well received as the first.
When some Trekkies left the theatre unimpressed, they did what most people do: took to the
internet. Asserting that the movies were straying too far outside the canon, an online poll
was created and Into Darkness was voted the worst Star Trek movie of all time. Ignoring
the fact that the participant pool was probably biased, reporters brought it up in countless
interviews. And Simon Pegg was tired of hearing about it. The actor argued that people who
didn’t like the movie only felt that way because it was no longer exclusive to a niche
market- not because it was bad. Finally, he ended his response with a big “fuck you”
to the haters. Jesse Eisenberg
Have you ever said something that you tried to take back? A comment that only sounded
worse the more you tried to explain it? Jesse Eisenberg has. During promotion for Batman
v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor swung by Comic Con. The convention is a place where
fans from all over the world meet to get up close and personal with their favorite heroes.
Usually everyone involved has a positive experience, but Eisenberg couldn’t wait to get the hell
out of there. In an interview afterward, he compared Comic Con to a “genocide”. And
after someone pointed out how offensive that was, he tried to backpedal. Explaining that
his senses were being overloaded, he was scared by the fans, and that he had used hyperbole
to get his point across. No apology though. Shia LaBeouf
Somewhere between Louis Stevens and now, Shia LaBeouf started acting a little wacky. And
thanks to social media, everyone can talk about it instantly. There have been reports
of the actor picking fights with fans, then threatening to pull a knife on anyone who
intervenes. He’s been carted away by the cops on more than one occasion, and has had
public arguments with girlfriends in the past. Some people are wondering if it’s all an
elaborate joke or symptoms of something more serious. Fellow actor James Franco has written
about LaBeouf, saying he wasn’t sure if his behavior was part of an art project, or
the result of a nervous breakdown. Either way, he encouraged the actor not to use up
all the good he’s built with fans. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow was born into a successful Hollywood family, and had access to a lot
of opportunities that most of us could only dream of. So when she claimed that her work-life
balance as a mother was harder to maintain than “regular moms”, more than a few eyebrows
were raised in response. The so-called regular moms were shocked at how flippantly condescending
Paltrow’s follow-up remarks were to working mothers everywhere. Maybe the starlet’s
sheltered life really has disconnected her from the realities facing modern parents,
but she’s not apologizing. In fact, the actress responded in a post on her blog, and
chided the protesters for “projecting their issues” on to her. Some people just don’t
know how to apologize. Alec Guinness
It seems the Obi-Wan Kenobis of the world are kind of a grumpy bunch. And one legendary
tale regarding the actor who played him has been circulating for years. The story- detailed
in Alec Guinness’ book- says that a young fan and his mom approached the actor and when
the child told Obi-Wan that he’d seen the movie over a hundred times, Guinness made
him promise to never watch it again. Guinness’ version has the story ending with the child
running away crying, but a different perspective was brought to light from someone claiming
to be the boy from the story. The alternate account says the actor was actually quite
charming, and that they all shared a laugh after Guinness suggested the boy abstain from
Star Wars. The author is also adamant that he never cried either, he just had something
in his eye. Tobey Maguire
Peter Parker is usually a pretty nice guy, and Tobey Maguire plays him well. So it’s
only natural to assume that he’d be nice in real-life too, right? Well when one fan
tried to take a picture with the actor, it didn’t go as planned. In a video that spread
across the internet like wildfire. Maguire turns and smacks the camera out of the fan’s
hand. The actor struts away like it never happened and disappears into a crowd of security
people. While everyone’s entitled to some personal space, the reaction is a little over
the top. And considering how disappointing Spider-Man 3 was, it’s amazing anyone even
wanted his picture. Jared Leto
Being in the business for a long time sometimes makes entertainers jaded. Instead of being
grateful for their fans, they come to resent them. And sometimes that comes out in really
weird, really public ways. Before Jared Leto landed the role as The Joker in Suicide Squad,
he was acting in movies like Dallas Buyers Club and Requiem for a Dream. In addition,
Leto is also the frontman for the band 30 Seconds To Mars. And it was at one of their
concerts where someone took a video of the singer beating a fan in the head with his
microphone. Shortly after, another video surfaced of him doing the same thing to someone else
at a different show. He also recently made headlines for sending some messed up gifts
to his Suicide Squad cast mates. It seems like no matter where he goes, Jared Leto is
pissing people off. So what do you think of our list? Did we miss
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