12 Stars Who Refused To Promote Their Own Movies
10. Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights)
The Oscar nominated film Boogie Nights received rave reviews from everyone except its mustachioed star, Burt Reynolds! Burt was said to have hated the flick so much due to the incomprehensible “rhythm” of the script. He even fired his agent for recommending the role for him. According to the films leading man, Mark Wahlberg, Burt was constantly trying out new ideas including an Irish accent and he also confirmed Burt’s ‘hate’ for the film. And while Reynolds received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his part, Wahlberg suggests that it was his piss-poor attitude toward the film that lost it for him in the end, stating he would have won “had he not dug such a hole for himself.” At least he won the Golden Globe…
9. Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music)
The Sound of Music is considered by many to be a film of greatness and has even surpassed Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all time! It took the Oscars, with 5 Academy Awards including one for Best Picture. Many generations of theater and film lovers have warmly enjoyed the tale of a wayward nun finding love in a time of war, but Christopher Plummer, the head of the Von Trapp family, reportedly refers to the film as The Sound of Mucus. He even refused to promote the film at the 40th anniversary of the film in 2005! Say it ain’t so Captain!