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15 Celebrities Who Hate Being Famous

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Mar. 30 2024, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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Brad Pitt

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Brad and Angelina have been embroiled in legal battles since their 2016 split.

Brad Pitt rose to fame in Hollywood in the 1990s after appearing in hit films like Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, and Legends of the Fall. His spotlight has followed him since then, making him a fixture in the industry.

However, he never loves to be at the center of attention.

"It's everything we didn't sign up for," he told Newsweek in 2009. "There's this whole other entity that you get sucked into. You have to go and sell your wares... Somehow you're not supporting your film if you don't get out on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this."

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Chris Evans

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Chris Evans and his wife, Alba Baptista, made their red carpet debut at a pre-Oscars party.

After starring in hit films and franchises, Chris Evans admitted to feeling anxious whenever he has to promote films.

"Just the life of doing what I do, being in the public eye, it's a stressful environment … You feel strange, self-aware, very foolish," he informed ShortList. "Your third eye clicks on, just to try to maintain a healthy sense of perspective, and you think, 'What am I doing here? I'm just making a movie, and people want all these things from me.'"

In another interview, Evans called fame "a funny thing" because of a lingering problem in the industry: "either worried you're going to be recognized or you're thankful you're not."

Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe sparked rumors he would be part of 'Deadpool 3.'

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe started his career at a young age, and his exposure immediately showed him the bittersweet side of being an actor.

In 2019, he told Sam Jones on The Off Camera Show that his experience with fame was not always great.

"As a kid, the thing that sucked, and the thing that did, you know, burrow its way in there and was really unpleasant was getting booed," he recalled. "If you would be going into an event and the professional autograph hunters. There are some people who can do it and they go about it in a way that is okay, and they're not d---- about it and they're fine, but there are also some people that will boo and shout at a child."

Radcliffe added, "If you just hear people booing and shouting stuff at you and about you, that, as a kid, sucked. I do remember that being very disheartening."

Because of that, he did not wish his kids to have that kind of fame.

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George Clooney

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George Clooney reunited with Brad Pitt in the film, 'Wolfs.'

George Clooney warned everyone about the dangers of fame.

He spoke to Omega Lifetime magazine regarding his inner thoughts, sharing, "

"That's not the good part of what I do for a living. The good part is the making of films. The unpleasant part is the fame part if you're not careful," Clooney continued.

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Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford went viral recently after a video showed him in a Hula skirt surfaced.

Harrison Ford cemented his career with his notable films over the decades, but the Star Wars legend revealed he only had a negative insight about fame.

"You always think, 'If I'm successful, then I'll have opportunities.' You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That's incalculable," he shared with WENN in 2010. "What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I've never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor's appointments. But what's that worth? Nothing."

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence reportedly passed on a role in 'Jurassic World 4.'

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence shared a similar sentiment in her interview with Vogue.

"I am just not okay with [being famous]. It's as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven't been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I'm not going to find peace with it," she opened up.

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Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp found himself in hot water when he posted an edited photo of Robert Downey Jr. to congratulate him on his Oscar win.

As one of the highest-paid actors in history, Johnny Depp has successfully found fame in Hollywood despite the setbacks in his career.

"If I want to take my kids to the mall or walk through Disneyland or … just walk the streets even, that's out of the question," the Pirates of the Caribbean actor said. "And then you start to realize that for the past ten or 15 years you've been going into restaurants through the back door, scurrying along greasy floors, trying to get to some private room. It's not unlike living like a fugitive."

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Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts admitted to almost turning down her 'Notting Hill' role.

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Julia Roberts has earned a reputation for being difficult to work with that she got the nickname "Tinkerhell." But even the actress herself has her own difficulties.

"That's why it's so absurd and frustrating," she shared. "Why should I have to explain something that's never been an issue in my life?"

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Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart has been dating Dylan Meyer since August 2019.

Kristen Stewart has never been a fan of fame, telling Harpers Bazaar in 2015, "Fame is the worst thing in the world. Especially if it's pointless. When people say, 'I want to be famous' — why? You don't do anything?"

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Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga's wax figure debuted at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

From being a singer, Lady Gaga expanded her career and became an actress. Her work in the industries has led her to have more spotlights than the others, but she has yet to like it.

"I used to wake up in the morning, and I would realize I was 'Lady Gaga' and then I became very depressed and I didn't want to be myself," she stated in her 2020 interview with People. "I felt threatened by the things my career brought into my life and the pace of my life."

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Mark Harmon

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Mark Harmon sparked a buzz he would rejoin 'NCIS.'

Despite having his name on series and movies credits, Mark Harmon has always wanted to keep a low profile because "fame" and "success" were reportedly not worth it during a certain point in his life.

"I was in the jungles of New Guinea making a not-very-good movie when my firstborn child took his first steps," he shared. "No job is worth missing life's important moments." After that, he stuck to TV so he could stay home more.

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Megan Fox

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Megan Fox confirmed that her and Machine Gun Kelly's engagement had been called off.

While starring in hit films, Megan Fox had some realizations in life regarding the downsides of fame.

"I don't think people understand. They all think we should shut the f—k up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great," the Transformers star told Esquire in 2013.

Fox continued, "What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly."

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Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson's new 'Batman' film will be released in 2026.

From Batman to Twilight, Robert Pattinson went through ups and downs because of his notable portrayals. In fact, his fame affected his capacity to go out in peace, that he could not go to the grocery without bumping into paparazzi.

"People don't realize how lonely you are. In any case, I feel fortunate because success didn't reach me very young, at least, I had the opportunity to have a life before," he informed Spanish GQ.

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Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley will be one of the voice cast members of 'Girl in the Clouds.'

At age 5, Shailene Woodley started learning how to embrace her fame — but she still could not do it.

"The 'fame' word was hard for me because it felt like there was a separation between me and everyone else, and I feel like that word alone is so stigmatized and there are so many connotations associated with it that for a long time I refused to even acknowledge it," the Divergent star told AP in 2019.

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Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf expressed his desire to become a deacon after his Catholic confirmation.

Despite his controversies, Shia LaBeouf still has a place in the spotlight. However, he has attempted to stay out of it several times.

"The requirements to being a star/ celebrity are namely, you must become an enslaved body," he said.

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