12 Actors Who Spoiled Their Own Movies

We live in a movie world that increasingly cares about spoilers. A few decades ago, it was not uncommon for a film review to reveal certain aspects of its subject’s plot – and it was very rarely does a reader get actively upset when it did. Heck, a few decades before that it wasn’t all that unusual for someone to wander into a theater in the middle of a screening and just start watching the movie from that point on. They can come in during the last 20 minutes, watch the end, and then hang around for trailers, cartoons and newsreels before watching the beginning of the movie.

The times are changing. Now I would say that at least 15 percent of my job is to make sure that whatever I write do not do destroy something – or at least ensure that if I do destroy something, that is with the right warnings. Like I wouldn’t just come out and say that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father. This kind of thing needs a careful introduction to make sure you don’t just bang it out and potentially-OH NO WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?

Anyway, if you think I’m having a hard time, imagine what it’s like for movie actors. They learn these closely guarded secrets months or years before the rest of us, and so they have to keep those secrets even as part of their job involves answering endless questions from the press about their work. Invariably, mistakes are made.

This list is a collection of these errors. It contains a dozen examples of actors accidentally spilling their guts on talk shows, in interviews or just talking to colleagues. So the next time you see a filmmaker inadvertently ruining their own work, have pity. We’re all just trying our best out here.

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