Most people I know hate certain actors and refuse to watch them at all, for anything and for everything they have ever done no matter what.
I have a lot of actors I don't like ... but ... there always seems to be exceptions and I like something they did A LOT, in spite of themselves.
I hate Tom Cruise, I just do! But I LOVE Interview With A Vampire and never tire of it.
Mel Gibson has been about as vile & rude as a pompous star can get but I love his Mad Max movies, love Gallipoli, and think he was a fine actor in Hamlet!
Jane Fonda usually looks so self conscious in her acting so she usually seems like a bumbling lousy actress, and she was a bumbling inarticulate idiot in her most famous Vietnam War Protests. But that bad acting tick worked to her advantage in The China Syndrome and Julia. The characters really are self conscious nervous messes, LOL, Love those movies.
Arnold Swartzenegger CAN'T ACT ... but he makes a believable robot!
Gene Kelly was notorious for being one of the biggest egomaniacs in Hollywood, but hey, it's Hollywood. And I looove his movies !!!
Charleston Heston can top my list of irritating stars, but I love lots of his movies in the 1970s.
John Wayne can drive me bananas in seconds with his ultra repetitive phoney speech, but I'll watch Reunion in France over and over (it's really a Joan Crawford movie anyway, ha ha ha)
Something about John Denver drives me nuts but I totally enjoyed Oh God!
Bette Davis was so rude, and sometimes just comes off like a shrill wind-up toy, but some of her movies are absolutely fabulous. Especially All About Eve and Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.
Barbara Streisand can get on my nerves but I adore Yentl.
I don't like Norma Shearer much but Marie Antoinette was marvelous.
I don't like Marylin Monroe when she's too girly cutesy, but adore The Misfits (where she acts like a normal person).
Bernadette Peters and her girly cutesy act drives me nuts in no time. So she was great as an irritating vain girly superficial beauty shop bimbo in The Martian Chronicles. LOL
Madonna can often be gawd awful beyond belief. Every second of Evita is a glorious movie masterpiece ... go figure.
Paris Hilton is the most vapid of stars but I sure got a kick out of watching her running amuck in Arkansas in the TV show The Simple Life. ha ha ha (okay, I admit I could only put up with the first season, LOL)
For nasty perverted pederasts as directors, I sure wish somebody besides Roman Polanski had done China Town, because I sure like that movie a lot !!!
Elai Kazan ruined a lot of careers and lives "naming names" in the mentally ill McCarthy era, but he was a Great American Director anyway.
Are there any stars you hate but have grand exceptions here and there with their work, anyway? Or do you just hate & shun them to the bitter end, just because of principle.
I HAVE NO PRINCIPALS ha ha ha