17 Celebrity Vanity Projects That Imploded Gloriously

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Famous people have pet projects that they're passionate about, whether it's a play, a painting, a luxury hotel, or something else entirely. And some of the time, those projects turn out to be somewhere between ill-conceived and disastrous.

Here's a collection of the most cringeworthy creations that hatched out of celebrity brains and came to life in our reality.

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Kevin Spacey sang and danced to get investors for Beyond the Sea. He wrote, directed and starred in it because his mom loved Bobby Darin. Audiences, h

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In 1984, Paul Mccartney wrote the screenplay for and played himself in Give My Regards to Broad Street. somehow, he has zero charisma, and manages to

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CRACKED CON HALERIAN AND THE cITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. This film was already on Luc Besson's mind during the filming of The Fifth Element It was tor

Sir Patrick Stewart's lifelong dream was to play Othello, Shakespeare's famously dark-skinned lead. And in 1997, he did. He played a white Othello in

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Terry Gilliam started working on The Man who Killed Don Quixote IN 1989. It took him 29 years to finish. Delays included legal disputes, natural disas

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In 2015, Morrissey wrote a novel about a 1970s relay team that gets embroiled in black magic. The novel, List of the Lost, has phrases like bulbous s

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CRACKEDC COM e V dg Heidi Montag spent nearly $2'million of her own money on her first album, titled Superficial. The album, which she and her husband

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ShagFu, the 1994video game featuring Shaquille O'Neal, was a huge failure. HA OFU ALEGEND REBORN In 2014, O'Neal launchedan Indiegogo campaign, asking

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Metallica were excited to make an album with Lou Reed. They blamed fans when it sucked. Lulu debuted to pitiful sales, selling only 13.000 copies in i

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Will Smith came up with After Earth as a parenting metaphor. In the movie, a sci-fi soldier (Will Smith) guides his son (his real-life son Jaden) thro

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Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 musical film One From The Heart was backed by the director's own money because he wanted to focus on what he wanted to say


16%0 ALEXANDER was the legendary Oliver Stone's dream project, but was reviled by critics and moviegoers alike. He was so committed to the flop that t


Mel Gibson worked passionately for two decades to make the movie The Professor and the Madman. It was a box office disaster which didn't even recoup a

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George Lucas' 2015 flop Strange Magic was one of his biggest passion projects. It's an animated musical with a story built around lyrics from Lucas' f

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Bill Murray wanted to do a serious film. It flopped, Murray and director John Byrum spent 18 months writing a film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's

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RENALDO & CLARA is a four hour movie created by Bob Dylan that has footage of his concerts, interviews of various singers, and vignettes based on Iyri

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Sylvester Stallone's 40s-era Rocky rehash Paradise Alley was based on his memories of growing up in Hell's Kitchen. Stallone wrote, directed, and sta