The last decade or so has seen the Marvel brand explode in terms of popularity. This is largely down to the huge success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movies in the series have been incredibly successful and have dominated the film industry in recent times, easily swatting aside their rivals at DC.
With that success, the actors who play important roles have risen to prominence and become truly global stars. Disney is obviously careful to manage their appearances in public to ensure that there are no controversies surrounding their hit movie. So you rarely see them in unflattering or compromising positions.
Of course, it is not possible to always be looking your best. The paparazzi and members of the public with smartphones are always around to catch these MCU actors in the public when they might not want their picture taken. This can lead to all kinds of embarrassing photos making their way online, many of which the MCU cast might not want you to see.
20 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is now probably considered one of the most beautiful actors in the world and has had an incredible film career. Playing the role of Black Widow she has found new fans around the world. It seems that she wasn’t always as fashion conscious as she is now. The David Bowie-inspired look doesn’t exactly suit her though.
19 Chris Evans
Chris Evans was probably not everyone’s first choice to play Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he very much made the part his own and swiftly became one of the most beloved characters in the film series. The actor appears to be very angry in this picture that showed him on his way to a promotional event.
18 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Pepper Potts in Iron Man. She would then go on to make further appearances in the sequels as well as some of the crossover films. Although her role was limited in the later films she did have a more expanded role in Avengers: Endgame once again.
17 Chris Pratt
Guardians of the Galaxy involves a great ensemble cast. However, it still very much depends on the performance of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. The actor has become something of a hunk in recent years for his performances in the likes of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He won’t have gained many admirers from this photo though.
16 Tom Holland
There have been many actors to portray Spider-Man in the last two decades. Many fans will argue that the best of them is the most recent and youngest actor Tom Holland. Not only does he put in an excellent performance as the superhero but has also garnered a reputation for being fun and mischievous as demonstrated by this picture.
15 Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen’s casting as Scarlet Witch raised a few eyebrows when it was first announced. However, the actor went on to win over the vast majority of fans with her passionate portrayal of the character. She has since gone on to appear in a large number of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. In this photograph, Olsen appears to have been caught out by a sudden breeze.
14 Benedict Cumberbatch
As well as starring in Sherlock as the eponymous detective, Benedict Cumberbatch has also found plenty of fame through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He plays Doctor Strange and has appeared in a number of Marvel movies. This snap of him has none of the grace or formality that he usually shows in those roles.
13 Brie Larson
Despite her relatively young age, at just 28, Brie Larson has been involved in the entertainment industry for almost two decades. She got her start in acting in Raising Dad in 2001 and was cast as Captain Marvel for the 2018 film. Larson also likes to keep herself grounded and regularly shares embarrassing photographs of herself from earlier in her career.
12 Chris Hemsworth
Since rising to prominence in the Australian soap Home and Away, Chris Hemsworth has appeared in a variety of movies. However, it is his portrayal of the God of Thunder that has made him a worldwide star. When not playing Thor, he can apparently be found eating in restaurants without any shoes on.
11 Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista is perhaps best known for his career as a professional wrestler. However, he has found new fans in recent years that to his portrayal of Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. He obviously has a great body sow ants to show it off while at the beach. Maybe the speedos are not the best look though.
10 Krysten Ritter
Krysten Ritter will not be as familiar as some of the other actors on this list. The main reason for this is that she is not part of the movie series but part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe in Jessica Jones. In this photograph, she is far from the superhuman detective she plays.
9 Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo replaced Edward Norton as Bruce Banner and the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after The Incredible Hulk. He has since appeared in a variety of movies, such as Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok. It looks very much like he has not yet come to terms with the carnage he has caused while transformed into the super-powerful Hulk.
8 Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell has played Agent Carter in a variety of Marvel Cinematic Universe productions, including in Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers: Endgame. In this picture, she has seemingly been caught off guard by the photographer if her shocked expression is anything to go by. The pen doesn’t exactly go with her outfit either.
7 Clark Gregg
Any fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be aware of Clark Gregg. He has appeared as Agent Phil Coulson in a number of films as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show. Here the actor doesn’t seem to have had time to get fully ready as he struggles to fasten his tie.
6 Vin Diesel
Many people have possibly forgotten that Vin Diesel is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s because his role as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy only really involves him saying one specific line over and over. The actor keeps himself in shape and usually portrays tough guys. Yet, this photograph with him in very long flowery shorts is doing nothing for that image.
5 Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston stars as Thor’s brother Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has appeared in numerous movies, sometimes as a hero but more often than not as a character with mixed intentions. This picture just goes to show that even charming and attractive actors don’t look good when they are eating in public.
4 Robert Downey Jr.
In his younger days, Robert Downey Jr. almost ruined his movie due to his drug and alcohol problems. When he was cast as the superhero in Iron Man he was finally given a chance to redeem himself and he took it with both hands. Not only has the actor firmly established himself as perhaps the greatest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but he has become a fan favorite around the world.
3 Karen Gillan
First rising to prominence for her part as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, Karen Gillan has found more global fame for her work in Hollywood. One of these roles was as Nebula in Guardians of The Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War. Unlike many of the other photos in this list, this unflattering picture comes directly from Gillan on Twitter as they took a trip with her co-stars on a public plane.
2 Bradley Cooper
Although he doesn’t strictly appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, he does provide the voice for the character of Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy. The comic relief character is one of the most loved by fans and has given the actor a chance to show off his wider range of ability.
1 Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was very much a superstar in her own right before she ever appeared in Thor. After an appearance in the sequel the actor apparently left the Marvel Cinematic Universe but she is set to appear once again in Thor: Love and Thunder in 2021. This picture shows that even famous celebrities can look very ordinary.