18 Times Creators Hated Their (Most Famous) Work

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Creating an iconic piece of pop culture that endures for generations seems like a dream for an actor, an artist, a writer, or whatever. But sometimes those dreams turn out to be nightmares that haunt creative types for the remainder of their careers.

For example:

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Robert Pattinson detests Twilight, and his character, as much as anyone. The more he read the script, the more he hated Edward Cullen, SO he just deci

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Sean Connery despised playing James Bond. His exact words were, I have always hated that damned James Bond. I'd like to kill him. He was SO fed up t

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To Joe Barbera (one half of Hanna-Barbera), Scooby-Doo was dumb and repetitive. It was just a bunch of teenagers hanging out with a big dumb dog, an

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Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant hates the obsession with Stairway to Heaven. Samoler-PR-175 STE RPM NOTFORSALE ED ZEPPEL 'STAIRWAY HEAVEN (Jimmy P

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Virgil hated the epic poem he spent 11 years writing. llytar THE AENEID Virgil's Aeneid is the majesty BY an ode to of Rome, and it's considered one o

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To Kill A Mockingbird made Harper Lee So sick that she tossed the manuscript. hingh Le KillA Winner of the PULITZER PRIZE HARPER LE To Kill a Mockingb

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Stanley Kubrick had A CRACKED.cor Clockwork Orange pulled from the British market. STANLEY KUBRICK'S OCORK When the movie was released, the UK was dea

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Arthur Conan Doyle felt writing Sherlock Holmes was dull hack work. He saw historical fiction as his real work, and Sherlock Holmes as stuff that pa

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Manhattan is probably Woody Allen's masterpiece. WOODY ALLEN DIANE KEATON MICHAEL MURPHY MAREL HEMINGWAY MERVL STREEP ANNE BYRNE MANHATAN. GCRGGERSHVI

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Edgar Rice Burroughs viewed his stories the way McDonalds views Big Macs. He read pulp fiction and figured he could churn out something just as bad, S

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The first on-screen Superman called the role beneath his dignity and Supes' tights and cape a monkey suit. George ReeveS hated playing Superman in

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Marlon Brando's CRACKED.COM most famous role embodied everything he was against. Marlon Brando loathed his character in A Streetcar Named Desire, Stan

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Emily Dickinson wanted her poetry to disappear with her. hat zch Dickinson left strict instructions to her sister Lavinia to burn every last poem she

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A.A. Milne complained that Winnie the Pooh ruined his legacy. Milne, who wrote 25 plays, seven novels, and a few nonfiction works, aspired to be known

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Vladimir Nabokov thought Lolita should be burned. NABOK Nabokov spent five years writing Lolita, and when it was nearly done, he put it in a box and s

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Porky Pig's directors thought he was awful. Freleng Tashlin The first director of Porky Pig cartoons, legendary animator Friz Freleng, said Porky was

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Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx wishes she never wrote it. Proulx's problem is, specifically, the reams of fanfiction she's receiving all the t

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CRACKEDCON Sir Alec Guinness thought playing Obi-Wan Kenobi was a career low. A serious British actor, Guinness called Star Wars banal and full of'm