Inspired by the worst actor thread...which movie performance do you think is the all-time worst?%0D %0D %0D %0D
The worst movie performance ever
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/25/2013|
Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa." THREAD CLOSED!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/17/2011|
Julianne Moore, seriously
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/17/2011|
Glennie dear, how is that little satellite TV series working out for you?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/17/2011|
Martin Short "Clifford". Now, thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/17/2011|
Flame me all you want but I thought John Travolta was absolutely awful in "Hairspray", followed by Patrick Swazey in "To Wong Foo..."%0D %0D In both instances, masculine leading men afraid to let go, for diverse reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/17/2011|
Tom Hanks, "Forrest Gump." He got everything wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/17/2011|
Keanu Reeves - Dracula
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/17/2011|
Paris Hilton in "The Hottie and the Nottie"
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/17/2011|
Andy Garcia and Sofia Coppola in The Godfather 3
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/17/2011|
Surely, at least in American films, there must be something far worse in any of Ed Wood Jr's. masterpieces?
I mean, Meryl Streep may not be your cup of tea in OUT OF AFRICA, but she must display slightly more technical skill than, say, Tor Johnson in... anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/17/2011|
Cindy Crawford in... whatever that movie was called. She couldn't even scream convincingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/17/2011|
Scarlett Johansson in Match Point comes to mind although R9's response was my first thought as well.
I don't known if ScarJo is "worst ever" material, but it is a perfect example of why she is incredibly overrated as an actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/17/2011|
Deborah Raffin in Once is Not Enough and Christina Raines in The Sentinel (which also happened to feature Deborah Raffin!)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/17/2011|
Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, although this scene will never not be funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/17/2011|
I was baffled by Natalie Portman's robotic line reading in 'Phantom Menace'.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/17/2011|
Judging from the Ed Wood films I've seen, the actors do all right, given the general ineptness of Wood's scripts. He tended to have his more inexperienced actors underplay, so even if they just seem to be walking through it they're at least not embarrassing themselves. And if he had Bela Lugosi and Criswell and Tor Johnson hamming it up it was in an appropriate context.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/17/2011|
Do I need to make a fucking sequel before you lot give me some recognition in this category?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/17/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/17/2011|
Melanie Griffith as an undercover Hasidic jew in "A Stranger Among Us."%0D %0D %0D Melanie Griffith as an undercover spy in Nazi Germany in "Shining Through"%0D %0D %0D Do I win?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/17/2011|
When Melanie Griffith was the It Girl, she was pushed into a lot of projects she just wasn't suited to. FWIW, the problem with her being cast in [italic]Strangers Among Us[/italic] was that she was supposed to be a homicide detective working undercover in the Hasidic community. Who the fuck though Griffith could convey enough intelligence or grit to portray a homicide detective? What was Sidney Lumet thinking? The screenwriter for that movie has a blog and has mentioned this movie. But he was so thrilled to be working with Lumet, he just talks about him. I haven't seen him comment on Griffith at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/17/2011|
Jessica Lange in that movie with paltrow - hush? God, she was so bad but not in a good way...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/17/2011|
Thank you, R5. I have never forgiven Travolta for that mess. He was insulting.
I never saw the Swayze thing because I carefully avoided seeing any of his movies after "Dirty Dancing."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/17/2011|
Andie McDowell in Four Weddings & a Funeral. "Oh really, I hadn't noticed."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/17/2011|
Tom Cruise. Eyes Wide Shut. Jerry Maguire. Knight and Day. That movie where he was a swordfighter. The Nazi movie. Realy, anything he's ever been in.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/17/2011|
The cast of 'The Bad Seed' except for the old, fat broad.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/17/2011|
TIE: Ali MacGraw in "Convoy" and Meryl Streep in "It's Complicated."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/17/2011|
Madonna can not act, period.
Her worst performances: "Swept Away" and that horrible film with Willem Dafoe, "Body Of Evidence", both films were laughable at best.
Many say she was good in "Desperately Seeking Susan", I guess anyone can be good in a film where they're basically playing themselves. When Madonna is called upon to act, to emote, she can't.
Every film she's in, turns to shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/17/2011|
Don't forget me
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/17/2011|
Keanu Reeves in DRACULA owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/17/2011|
Ali McGraw in Love Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/17/2011|
Ali MacGraw and Demi Moore in anything. Those two are the WORST. They both act like understudies who have suddenly been thrust onstage in the middle of a high school play.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/17/2011|
Okay R24 has got me. That was just an unbelievably stinky job.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/17/2011|
Kevin Costner in 'The Untouchables.' I just watched it this past weekend -- he would make a golem look hammy. Frealz.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/17/2011|
Yeah, I was going to post the same as r24.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/17/2011|
Nicholas Cage in "Peggy Sue Got Married".
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/17/2011|
Madonna owns this thread.%0D %0D %0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/17/2011|
Madonna acts to teach us all about persistence. She's a giver that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/17/2011|
This question was settled years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/17/2011|
Mariah Carey in Glitter
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/17/2011|
OJ Simpson in any movie he was ever in.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/17/2011|
Bill Cosby in "Leonard Part VI" %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/17/2011|
I am watching it now:%0D %0D Reese Witherspoon in The Importance of Being Ernest
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/17/2011|
Brad Pitt in "12 Monkeys"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/17/2011|
You're close R43, but she was even more insufferable in that stupid "How Much Worse Is This Movie Going To Get?"
Her character was a bitch and she played her so charmlessly and so flat that it was inconceivable that any man, much less two of them, would fall madly in love with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/17/2011|
Angelina Jolie is The Tourist. I can't understand why you all like her so much.
There are so many better actresses who earned their chops by starring in a sitcom for a number of years, then moving on to rom-coms, don'tcha think?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/17/2011|
I'll never forget Movieline magazine's comment about Madonna's acting ability when "Dick Tracy" was released: "If she can't play an underhanded whore in a movie controlled by her boyfriend, she's never going to cut it as an actress."
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/17/2011|
Hayden Christensen in Attack of the Clones.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/17/2011|
Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/17/2011|
Julianne Moore - A Single Man (horrible British accent, very self-conscious acting, maybe she knew her accent wasn't working? She ruined an otherwise good film.
Kevin Spacey - "Acting" like he's acting. overly self-conscious in all roles.
Matt Damon - Ugh.
"Marky Mark" - Double ugh.
Charlize Theron - The Road. WHY did she even have to appear in this movie? Her role is so small and yet she fucks it up.
Scarlett and Keira - Every role they play.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/17/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/17/2011|
Bo Derek in "Tarzan".
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/18/2011|
Sofia Coppola in The Godfather Part III%0D %0D %0D (she looked and sounded like she was reading cue cards)%0D %0D %0D she may have been since Winona Ryder dropped out a day before filming or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/18/2011|
Harrison Ford in every movie he ever made. Simply dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/18/2011|
Diane Keaton in Godfather II. "It was a son Michael. It was a son. It was a son and I had it killed...because all this...must end.' It was a son and I had it killed......'
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/18/2011|
Mickey Rourke in Barfly.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/18/2011|
I'm with you, R56. Diane Keaton was miscast in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/18/2011|
I agree about Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys. I saw it with a friend when it came outand I thought he was terrible in it. I could not believe how bad he was trying to act insane.
My friend, who's a straight girl, thought he was amazing. So I kept my mouth shut not to spoil the experience for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/18/2011|
Barbara Streisand in Yentl%0D %0D There, its been said.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/18/2011|
Fiona Shaw in The Black Dahlia. And don't tell me it was intentional.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/18/2011|
There truly is a special ring of cinematic hell reserved for Sofia Coppola and her mouth-breathing, beyond amateurish and embarrassingly wooden performance in Godfather III. I have never witnessed an actor so singlehandedly ruining a movie. She should have been drummed outta Hollywood for that and then we would have been spared all her annoying pretension and vacuity as a director. And good god she's ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/18/2011|
Sam Worthington in anything he's "starred" in.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/18/2011|
Tanya Roberts in "Sheena".
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/18/2011|
Kristen Stewart in...anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/18/2011|
"Fiona Shaw in The Black Dahlia. And don't tell me it was intentional."%0D %0D %0D %0D She's a great actress, but, yeah, she was lousy in that movie.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/18/2011|
I love the person who asked if Kristen Stewart is mentally disabled.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/18/2011|
Nai Bonet (sp?) in Vampira
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/18/2011|
There was an absolutely fantastic movie in the early '80s called "Gloria" with a brilliant performance from Gena Rowlands. The movie should have been a classic. The problem was that the 2nd lead was a little boy. I don't know where they found this kid ... but he gives the worst child performance EVUH. You can't understand half his dialogue and you don't buy anything he does, esp. when things become very dramatic. He's practically looking in the camera and waving at his friends. 2nd worst performance: Sharon Stone in the ridiculous remake of "Gloria" around 20 years later.%0D %0D Trivia: the boy who played that part, John Adames, tied for the Razzie award that year with Lawrence Olivier in "The Jazz Singer". I didn't think Olivier was the worst thing in that movie. Neil Diamond gave another of the all-time worst performances in that debacle.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/18/2011|
Sorry, but I have to go with Sophia Coppola, too. Godfather III was a big bowl of excrement, but she was the topping,and the cherry on top. The pacing was awful, the writing deplorable, and the acting was strained, but her performance was the absolute bottom. And they had such potential with that story. It was a sad coda to the series.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/18/2011|
Scarlett Johansson in Match Point...no wait, Scarlett Johansson in The Other Boleyn,....ooops, Scarlett Johansson in The Girl With the Pearl Earring....no wait...Scarlett Johansson in He's Just Not That Into You...and she had a lot of competition in that movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/18/2011|
As others have mentioned, Madonna is a reliably horrible actress. I typed actress? LOL!
I would nominate Mickey Rooney in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. It isn't a great movie by any stretch, but Rooney absolutely destroys it. Jaw-droppingly bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/18/2011|
"Scarlett Johansson in Match Point...no wait, Scarlett Johansson in The Other Boleyn,...."%0D %0D %0D %0D Both ScarJo AND Natalie Portman were horrible in The Other Boleyn Girl. That movie sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/18/2011|
Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/18/2011|
I disagree with a lot on here.%0D %0D Loved Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys%0D %0D Loved Mickey Roake in Barfly%0D %0D Loved Babs in Yentl%0D %0D Others I don't necessarily agree but I didn't think great either so I can't argue those opinions.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/18/2011|
Melanie Griffith in Bonfire of the Vanities. Other performances of hers could have been worse, but I was lucky enough not to see them.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/18/2011|
Madonna in The Next Best Thing. Weird accent, weird blinking eyes, weird lighting strip over her eyes.
Courtney Vance in Dangerous Minds made my skin crawl.
Sean Young in A Kiss Before Dying...I mean.
Sharon Stone whenever she has to look scared. See Cold Creak Manor (snake scene), Sphere (underwater scene), Diabolique (pool scene)...omg, she does this wide eyed thing that is HEINOUS. Like acting 101 terrible. After Basic Instinct, she should have never acted scared and always tough.
Natalie Portman in everything. The worst. That OSCAR was a big fucking mistake. And she clearly has major nose and mouth plastic surgery, so calm down with claims of "natural beauty".
Angelina Jolie + accent = THE WORST
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/19/2011|
Mila Jovavic as Joan of Arc in THE MESSENGER
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/19/2011|
My friend and I have a game wherein we reimagine a movie with Sharon Stone playing whatever role would be the best example of miscasting. It's fun. You should play it, too. Start with Sophie's Choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/19/2011|
Mark Wahlberg in THE HAPPENING
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/19/2011|
No, r82, Zooey "Thorazine" Deschanel in The Happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/19/2011|
Natalie Portman in 'Goya's Ghost' (has to be seen to be believed).
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/19/2011|
Since you bring up Goya's Ghosts, you cannot ignore Javier Bardem. I always loved Javier, but that movie was SO SO terrible. His performance was laughable ...along with Natalie Portman.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/19/2011|
Whew! So glad no one's mentioned me yet!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/19/2011|
Brad Pitt was Oscar nominated for 12 Monkeys. I know Sally Kirkland was nominated and Roberto Benigni and Halle Berry won so that doesn't necessarily mean anything
Here's one for my fellow trolls - Burt Reynolds for 'at long last, love'. He even made cybill shepherd look competent.
I'll add Jennifer Connolly in 'requieum for a dream'. She was the weak link in that chain. (Jared Leto's best performance ever).
Genevieve Bujold (again, only for us trolls) has really diluted her legacy. She does plenty of shit roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/19/2011|
requiem - dammit. blame the old troll eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/19/2011|
Minnie Driver in.... anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/19/2011|
I don't know how we forgot Robert Pattinson R86. He's shitty in everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/19/2011|
[Madonna] "Every film she's in, turns to shit."
Uh, A League of Their Own was a big fat hit, and she was good in it. She never will, but it's always been my contention that she should take more parts in ensemble pieces...
Go ahead, flame away!
Andie MacDowell sucks the oxygen right out of Four Weddings and a Funeral. Everyone else is hilarious and every scene she's in goes *poof*!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/19/2011|
Madonna has turned in two good performances. A League of Their Own and Desperately Seeking Susan. Both times she played a foul mouthed slut, essentially herself. She can't lose herself in a role and be anything else. Her ego is too large.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/19/2011|
"Here's one for my fellow trolls - Burt Reynolds for 'at long last, love'. He even made cybill shepherd look competent."%0D %0D %0D %0D Agree with this one.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/19/2011|
R81, Sharon Stone in Sophie's Choice wouldn't be as bad as Melanie Griffith or Julia Roberts in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/19/2011|
Definitely Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/19/2011|
Keanu Reeves sucks ass as an actor. His performance in A Walk in the Clouds is hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/19/2011|
Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon.
"You don't even know where San Farisco is!"
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/19/2011|
^ Brooke Shields in ANYTHING
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/20/2011|
r94, you're doing it wrong. Cast her as one of the children or a nazi or in Kevin Kline's role.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/20/2011|
Five pages, and no one has mentioned John Wayne as Genghis Khan? Maybe it's because the movie is so old.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/20/2011|
Wahlberg is pretty bad.
Always plays confused!
Oooohhh...watch his journey.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/20/2011|
John Wayne in Geigus Kahn
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/20/2011|
All of mine have been taken already but here's my order:%0D %0D 1) Ali McGraw in Love Story. %0D %0D 2) Sophia Coppola in GF3%0D %0D 3) Keanu in A Walk in the Clouds and Hardball...I love it when you call me Big poppa) OMG!!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/20/2011|
p.s. from previous post....I will give kudos to Keanu for Parenthood....that's the only performance I will give him credit for..
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/20/2011|
Barry Nelson in Mary, Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/19/2011|
I am not a Babs worshipper, but Yentl is among the best things she's ever done.
Can't argue with Sofia Coppola, but there is another similar good-movie-wrecker that I can never forget. Obscure, but if you see her you won't forget either.
Ingrid Boulting in The Last Tycoon.
And yes, I'm fucking old.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/20/2011|
Macauley Culkin was cute, but horrible in "Home Alone", even by child actor standards. His mugging was as mannered and dated as Spanky Mcfarland in an "Our Gang" comedy.
And I agree re. Andie McDowell in "Four Weddings and a Funeral". I remember when "sex, lies, and videotape" came out, Steven Soderbergh tried to create some buzz about McDowell's acting "abilities" by pointing out that she could "blush on cue"!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/20/2011|
"I mean, Meryl Streep may not be your cup of tea in OUT OF AFRICA, but she must display slightly more technical skill than, say, Tor Johnson in... anything."
You leave Tor Johnson alone! He was God's gift to the acting world. Laurence Olivier used to call him up and ask him for acting tips!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/20/2011|
Ingrid Boulting...so that's what that inert mass in "The Last Tycoon" was called.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/20/2011|
[quote]I guess anyone can be good in a film where they're basically playing themselves.
I guess you haven't seen Brett Favre in "There's Something About Mary."
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/20/2011|
Lana Turner was usually bad in a particular manner in the last couple of decades of her career, but she really bottoms out in THE BIG CUBE. A must-see.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/20/2011|
I relish the thought of selecting a tea leoni performance for this thread. Hmmmm, what to pick, what to pick!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/20/2011|
If I could ask Francis Ford Coppola one question it would be, "When you looked the rushes during the making of Godfather 3, did you really think Sofia's performance was good? REALLY!?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/20/2011|
Keanu Reeves in anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/20/2011|
The nominees are
Ali MacGraw (in: take your pick!)
Julie Delpy in The Countess
Ryan O'Neal in Barry Lyndon
Natalie Wood in Penelope
Richard Burton in Doctor Faustus
Simon Callow in A Room with a View
Simon Callow in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Barbra Streisand in The Owl and the Pussycat
The entire cast of Myra Breckenridge (Mae West excluded)
Judy Davis in Where Angels Fear to Tread (for this performance, Ms. Davis has already received the award for the worst performance ever given by one of the hundred greatest screen actors of all time)
Tom Cruise in, well, let's see, so much to choose from, but I'll just say The Firm
Lily Tomlin in Moment by Moment
Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet
John Travolta in Moment by Moment
Liza Minnelli in A Matter of Time
Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds
Sophia Loren in Man of La Mancha
Peter O'Toole in Man of La Mancha
Lee Remick in The Europeans
Lucille Ball in Mame
Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma
* * * * * * * * * *
and the winner is Julie Delpy
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/20/2011|
"Ah FEEL...awl the time... lahk a CAT... on a HOT. TIN. ROOF!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/20/2011|
though don't get me wrong - Love her in the haunted house show.
So many of these are in the category of "good actors perpetrating awful performances."
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/20/2011|
And the winner is (nervously opening the envelope)... Angelina Jolie in Alexander!!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/20/2011|
Thandie Newton in W
|by Anonymous||reply 119||12/20/2011|
keanu when he played that fbi agent/surfer dude-loved looking at him but damn his acting sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||12/20/2011|
Meg Ryan in Restoration
Meg Ryan in Hurlyburly
Meg Ryan in The Doors
Meg Ryan in In the Cut
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/21/2011|
Nancy Kelly in "The Bad Seed" (played the mother). Can you believe she was nominated for an Oscar for that over-the-top ridiculous acting?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||12/21/2011|
[quote]Barbra Streisand in The Owl and the Pussycat
You're full of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||12/21/2011|
I thought Meg Ryan was passable (not good or great) in 'the doors' and 'in the cut'.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/21/2011|
I haven't even seen most of these films but Julia Roberts in Notting Hill springs to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/21/2011|
disagree w/ R20, theresa russell was brilliant in whore, great movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/22/2013|
[all posts by tedious troll removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/22/2013|
R126, since you posted a response to R20 years late, we thought you should know that R20 died after a long illness in August of 2012.
Are you the bump troll or are you just "special"?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/22/2013|
I can't tell you which Jennifer Jason Leigh performance is the worst, because I have been unable to watch any of them since Dolores Claiborne. If her performances have all been better since then, that was the worst film performance in the history of the medium.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/22/2013|
Okay, I'm reading along here and realize I've seen some of these performances. Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black or Inglorious Basterds. Lucy in Mame. I think Streisand has a magnificent voice, but never liked her in movies. Now I'm thinking I should see Yentl. Holly Hunter in Crash, what the hell was that? The one about car accident fetishists. Madonna in Body of Evidence? "She's a whore, darlin." Mark Wahlberg, generally. Stephen Seagal, specifically. Demi Moore in Striptease. Hugh Marlowe in The Day The Earth Stood Still. And Shia LaBarf in anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/22/2013|
She's beautiful and awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/22/2013|
Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's Oil...
Worst dialect ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/22/2013|
[quote]I'll add Jennifer Connolly in 'requieum for a dream'. She was the weak link in that chain. (Jared Leto's best performance ever).
No way. She was great in Requiem as was the entire cast (especially Ellen Burstyn who was robbed that year...robbed!)
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/22/2013|
Nicholas Cage in . . . everything, but especially the "Wicker Man." I saw this in a theatre (yeah, I know) and he essentially goes around punching various women all throughout the film. In the end when he dies (don't worry that I'm spoiling it), the audience clapped.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/22/2013|
I just watched "Dishonored" (1931), with Marlene Dietrich as an Austrian spy and Victor McLaglen as a Russian spy. Dietrich is fantastic (especially when she pretends to be an innocent farm girl), but McLaglen, omg, that had to be one of the worst performances I've ever seen. If they'd just switched him out for somebody else (Nils Asther, perhaps).
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/22/2013|
There is nobody but Winona Ryder in Age of Innocence.
(By the way, it's too bad that Mae ends up dying on the Vulcan homeworld)
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/22/2013|
Penelope Ann Miller has way too many to single out the worst one. It would be like Sophie's choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/22/2013|
[quote]She was great in Requiem as was the entire cast (especially Ellen Burstyn who was robbed that year...robbed!)
Nope - not true. Burstyn would have swept the awards in the supporting actress category (where she belonged). It was insane (pardon the pun) to enter her in Best Actress. Although it worked for Nicole Kidman and her prosthetic nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/22/2013|
Madonna in That Boat Movie was really, really fucked up on many levels.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/22/2013|
Visit link below to witness worst performance by an actor . . . ever?
Nicolas Cage (Wicker Man) - Worst acting EVER.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/22/2013|
Andie MacDowell's wooden, emotion-free performance in Four Weddings & A Funeral. Poor Hugh Grant; you know he's gotta be thinking, "For fuck's sake, woman--give me SOMETHING!"
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/22/2013|
Oh puhlease, R138. Julia Roberts's portrayal of Erin Brochovich didn't even come close to Burstyn's transformation into Sara Goldfarb. The awards that year were politics as usual and not any indication of talent. Blaming it on the category is just a sorry excuse for the injustice. Burstyn deserved best actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/22/2013|
But Brokovich is in nearly every scene in that movie - it was clearly a lead actress role. Burstyn was brilliant. I love Marcia Gay Harden but Burstyn's performance was incendiary.
Here were the nominees for supporting actress: MARCIA GAY HARDEN in "Pollock," Judi Dench in "Chocolat," Kate Hudson in "Almost Famous," Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous," Julie Walters in "Billy Elliot"
Can you imagine a universe where Burstyn wouldn't have beaten any of them handily?
I would have given best actress to Laura Linney that year (and easily Joan Allen). Julia Roberts is a joke but that role was her finest performance and she did kind of go away for the most part after she won.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/22/2013|
jennifer connelly in requiem as bad? thats stupid, she got universal acclaim, the performance completely transformed the perception of her as an actress
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/23/2013|
Babs in 'Nutz'
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/23/2013|
everything in 'Mermaids'!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/23/2013|
Madonna - Shanghai Surprise
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/23/2013|
Top 10 Nicholas Cage film moments....
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/23/2013|
Diane Kruger - Troy. Dreadful!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/23/2013|
Madonna, in anything. She makes my ears bleed normally, but to hear her 'acting', I get tremors.
Trying to make 'musicians' and models into actors is a waste of time and money, very few can act,
Offhand, I can think of a few who can act: Cher, who actually wanted to be an actress before a rockstar, Marianne Faithfull and that guy who used to be in Spandau Ballet, I think his name is Gary Kemp, he's been playing tough guys over the years.
Acting is more than someone having a compelling or alluring look, it's not like modeling, you have to act! Speaking of, very few models have made as actors and actresses. Faye Dunaway and Rene Russo have succeeded, but Cindy Crawford's attempt was laughable.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/23/2013|
Norma Shearer Romeo and Juliet
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/25/2013|
Truly Madonna in anything. She has such a big fucking ego that it makes the timidity and woodenness of her performances all the more horrific.
Cameras have been known to spontaneously combust rather than capture her "art" for posterity.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/25/2013|
Rosie O'Donnell in Another Stakeout.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/25/2013|
Jennifer Jason Leigh is very hot or cold for me. She can be very brilliant in limited, one-note roles like in "Short Cuts", but when a range is required I find her forced and inauthentic. She was in WAY over her head in "Dolores Claiborne". The movie holds together because Bates and Judy Parffit are so commanding, but it would have been much better with a decent actress playing the daughter. A young Jessica Lange would have nailed that role, although who would believe she would be the daughter of Bates and Strathairn?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/25/2013|
[quote]Uh, A League of Their Own was a big fat hit, and she was good in it
Uh, no she wasn't. The scene where she starts crying was laughable. The film screeches to a halt every time and you're left with watching Madonna try to imitate authentic human emotion rather than the story.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/25/2013|
Halle Berry in Catwoman.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/25/2013|
Bo Derek in Tarzan the Ape Man
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/25/2013|
[quote]And I agree re. Andie McDowell in "Four Weddings and a Funeral". I remember when "sex, lies, and videotape" came out, Steven Soderbergh tried to create some buzz about McDowell's acting "abilities" by pointing out that she could "blush on cue"!
She's very good in "sex, lies.." and "Short Cuts". Go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/25/2013|
[quote]Ryan O'Neal in Barry Lyndon
An astonishing feat considering he just had to sit still and look vacant and pretty for 3 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/25/2013|
Robin Williams playing Popeye.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/25/2013|
Marion Cotillard's death in Batman Rises was surprisingly bad. Her performance was barely there overall.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/25/2013|
Sharon Stone in "If These Walls Could Talk 2."
Was she trying to play a mentally retarded lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/25/2013|