Top 10 Actors Who Were Legally Forced Into Roles

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These actors didn’t read the fine print when they signed the dotted line, and it came back to bite them when they became legally forced to act in movies! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Actors Who Were Force by Contract to Be in Movies! But who will take the top spot on our list? Will it be Geena Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, or Marlon Brando? Watch to find out!

#10. Jennifer Garner in “Elektra” (2005)
#9. Edward Norton in “The Italian Job” (2003)
#8. Keanu Reeves in “The Watcher” (2000)
#7. Roy Scheider in “Jaws 2” (1978)
#6. Channing Tatum in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (2009)
#5. Emily Blunt in “Gulliver’s Travels” (2010)
#4. Mike Myers in “The Cat in the Hat” (2003)
#3, #2, #1 ?

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35 comments on “Top 10 Actors Who Were Legally Forced Into Roles

  1. The Cat in the Hat.. a slap in the face? You’re joking right! It’s an amazing movie that is still popular with kids and adults alike today!!!

  2. You can force an actor to do a movie but you can't force them to care. If their heart isn't in and they don't care about the movie then it really comes across in the film and just ends up as a poor performance.

  3. You realize I could make a program THAT does fix your computer and protect it, but in my service and terms of agreements I would have a anonymity clause and essentially you would grant me full access to your pc and agree that after three months if you DON'T pay 100$ your computer ceases to work. FFS PEOPLE READ THE TOS

  4. I still – to this day – love Cutthroat Island AND Geena Davis… but I understand why it wasn't well really is a bit trashy 😀

  5. Scheider, Sheider, SHEIDER!! It's Roy Scheider, NOT Schneider!!! For the love of God, get it right!!!!

  6. I liked Cutthroat Island, but disliked the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

  7. His name is Roy SCHEIDER (Shy-Der). Not Roy SCHNEIDER (shny? drrrr).

  8. Shia Lebouf was forced into the Transformers movies? No wonder he disappeared in AOE. But he should have at least stayed a little to provide some sort of backstory to what happened to him before he left

  9. Oh poor babies, They were forced to take Millions of dollars and read a script in front of a camera.

  10. @4:15

    Fair criticism? They aren't the stars of the movies. Of course they take the back seat, lol.

    Feminist illogic strikes again.

  11. man every actor that was force to do a movie that sank their career for good. if i was one of the actors i would be suing the hell out of the movie company. to pay me money every year for life just so the companies would think before forcing anyone else from having to go through the same thing.

  12. +; to the Morin VO-person, and ANY one who supposedly was involved with this as 'director'; the actor's name RIGHT HERE (2:37) is 'Roy Scheider' (pronounced 'SHY-der') – the IGNORANT FOOL who did the VO says 'SHNY-der' -'DOES ANYONE SEE THE LETTER 'N'!?!?!?!?

    Then this SCHMUCK DOES IT AGAIN (2:49) and yet AGAIN (3:05)!!!!

    To show what an uneducated, uncaring FOOL you are, the name of the production company,.'Carolco', is pronounced'KA-row-COAL' – NOT 'kuh-ROLL-COH!!!

    it doesn't make a difference off you were 'born after wards', it shows an utter lack of PROFESSIONALISM, EDUCATION, CARE CONCERN.

    I want alive during the Roman empire, but I sure as sir know how to pronounce smut emperor's names PROPERLY.

    YOU – both the schmuck in front of the mic and the treat in the control booth; toy doing lessen – FAST – how to Z PROPERLY, PROFESSIONALLY PREPARE, you can say'au revoir' (no, is not 'OW RIH-ver') to either of toy having ANY career.


  13. Don't these actors have agents, lawyers etc surrounding them that help them make decisions. They need better people.

  14. I still think Cat in the Hat was hilarious, and Mike Myers did such a great job of bringing him to life.

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