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The worst movie performance ever

Inspired by the worst actor thread...which movie performance do you think is the all-time worst?%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 16309/25/2013

Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa." THREAD CLOSED!!!

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2011

Julianne Moore, seriously

by Anonymousreply 205/17/2011

Glennie dear, how is that little satellite TV series working out for you?

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2011

Martin Short "Clifford". Now, thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 505/17/2011

Tom Hanks, "Forrest Gump." He got everything wrong.

by Anonymousreply 605/17/2011

Keanu Reeves - Dracula

by Anonymousreply 705/17/2011

Paris Hilton in "The Hottie and the Nottie"

by Anonymousreply 805/17/2011

Andy Garcia and Sofia Coppola in The Godfather 3

by Anonymousreply 905/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1005/17/2011

Cindy Crawford in... whatever that movie was called. She couldn't even scream convincingly.

by Anonymousreply 1105/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1205/17/2011

Deborah Raffin in Once is Not Enough and Christina Raines in The Sentinel (which also happened to feature Deborah Raffin!)

by Anonymousreply 1305/17/2011

Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, although this scene will never not be funny.

by Anonymousreply 1405/17/2011

I was baffled by Natalie Portman's robotic line reading in 'Phantom Menace'.

by Anonymousreply 1505/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1605/17/2011

Do I need to make a fucking sequel before you lot give me some recognition in this category?

by Anonymousreply 1705/17/2011

Hulloooouuuu!

by Anonymousreply 1805/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1905/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2105/17/2011

Jessica Lange in that movie with paltrow - hush? God, she was so bad but not in a good way...

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2305/17/2011

Andie McDowell in Four Weddings & a Funeral. "Oh really, I hadn't noticed."

by Anonymousreply 2405/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2505/17/2011

The cast of 'The Bad Seed' except for the old, fat broad.

by Anonymousreply 2605/17/2011

TIE: Ali MacGraw in "Convoy" and Meryl Streep in "It's Complicated."

by Anonymousreply 2705/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2805/17/2011

Don't forget me

by Anonymousreply 2905/17/2011

Keanu Reeves in DRACULA owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3005/17/2011

Ali McGraw in Love Story.

by Anonymousreply 3105/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3205/17/2011

Okay R24 has got me. That was just an unbelievably stinky job.

by Anonymousreply 3305/17/2011

Kevin Costner in 'The Untouchables.' I just watched it this past weekend -- he would make a golem look hammy. Frealz.

by Anonymousreply 3405/17/2011

Yeah, I was going to post the same as r24.

by Anonymousreply 3505/17/2011

Nicholas Cage in "Peggy Sue Got Married".

by Anonymousreply 3605/17/2011

Madonna owns this thread.%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3705/17/2011

Madonna acts to teach us all about persistence. She's a giver that way.

by Anonymousreply 3805/17/2011

This question was settled years ago.

by Anonymousreply 3905/17/2011

Mariah Carey in Glitter

by Anonymousreply 4005/17/2011

OJ Simpson in any movie he was ever in.

by Anonymousreply 4105/17/2011

Bill Cosby in "Leonard Part VI" %0D

by Anonymousreply 4205/17/2011

I am watching it now:%0D %0D Reese Witherspoon in The Importance of Being Ernest

by Anonymousreply 4305/17/2011

Brad Pitt in "12 Monkeys"

by Anonymousreply 4405/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4505/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4605/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4705/17/2011

Hayden Christensen in Attack of the Clones.

by Anonymousreply 4805/17/2011

Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly.

by Anonymousreply 4905/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5005/17/2011

Hello?????????????

by Anonymousreply 5105/17/2011

Bo Derek in "Tarzan".

by Anonymousreply 5205/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5305/18/2011

Harrison Ford in every movie he ever made. Simply dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 5505/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5605/18/2011

Mickey Rourke in Barfly.

by Anonymousreply 5705/18/2011

I'm with you, R56. Diane Keaton was miscast in that role.

by Anonymousreply 5805/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5905/18/2011

Barbara Streisand in Yentl%0D %0D There, its been said.

by Anonymousreply 6005/18/2011

Fiona Shaw in The Black Dahlia. And don't tell me it was intentional.

by Anonymousreply 6105/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6205/18/2011

Sam Worthington in anything he's "starred" in.

by Anonymousreply 6505/18/2011

Tanya Roberts in "Sheena".

by Anonymousreply 6605/18/2011

Kristen Stewart in...anything.

by Anonymousreply 6705/18/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 6805/18/2011

I love the person who asked if Kristen Stewart is mentally disabled.

by Anonymousreply 6905/18/2011

Nai Bonet (sp?) in Vampira

by Anonymousreply 7005/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7105/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7205/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7305/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7405/18/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 7505/18/2011

Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3

by Anonymousreply 7605/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7705/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7805/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7905/19/2011

Mila Jovavic as Joan of Arc in THE MESSENGER

by Anonymousreply 8005/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8105/19/2011

Mark Wahlberg in THE HAPPENING

by Anonymousreply 8205/19/2011

No, r82, Zooey "Thorazine" Deschanel in The Happening.

by Anonymousreply 8305/19/2011

Natalie Portman in 'Goya's Ghost' (has to be seen to be believed).

by Anonymousreply 8405/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8505/19/2011

Whew! So glad no one's mentioned me yet!!!

by Anonymousreply 8605/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8705/19/2011

requiem - dammit. blame the old troll eyes.

by Anonymousreply 8805/19/2011

Minnie Driver in.... anything.

by Anonymousreply 8905/19/2011

I don't know how we forgot Robert Pattinson R86. He's shitty in everything.

by Anonymousreply 9005/19/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 9105/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9205/19/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 9305/19/2011

R81, Sharon Stone in Sophie's Choice wouldn't be as bad as Melanie Griffith or Julia Roberts in that role.

by Anonymousreply 9405/19/2011

Definitely Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

by Anonymousreply 9505/19/2011

Keanu Reeves sucks ass as an actor. His performance in A Walk in the Clouds is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 9605/19/2011

Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon.

"You don't even know where San Farisco is!"

by Anonymousreply 9705/19/2011

^ Brooke Shields in ANYTHING

by Anonymousreply 9805/20/2011

r94, you're doing it wrong. Cast her as one of the children or a nazi or in Kevin Kline's role.

by Anonymousreply 9905/20/2011

Five pages, and no one has mentioned John Wayne as Genghis Khan? Maybe it's because the movie is so old.

by Anonymousreply 10005/20/2011

Wahlberg is pretty bad.

Always plays confused!

Oooohhh...watch his journey.

by Anonymousreply 10105/20/2011

John Wayne in Geigus Kahn

by Anonymousreply 10205/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10305/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10405/20/2011

Barry Nelson in Mary, Mary.

by Anonymousreply 10512/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10612/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10712/20/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 10812/20/2011

Ingrid Boulting...so that's what that inert mass in "The Last Tycoon" was called.

by Anonymousreply 10912/20/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 11012/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11112/20/2011

I relish the thought of selecting a tea leoni performance for this thread. Hmmmm, what to pick, what to pick!

by Anonymousreply 11212/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11312/20/2011

Keanu Reeves in anything.

by Anonymousreply 11412/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11512/20/2011

"Ah FEEL...awl the time... lahk a CAT... on a HOT. TIN. ROOF!!!"

by Anonymousreply 11612/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11712/20/2011

(Fanfare)

And the winner is (nervously opening the envelope)... Angelina Jolie in Alexander!!

(Big applause)

by Anonymousreply 11812/20/2011

Thandie Newton in W

by Anonymousreply 11912/20/2011

keanu when he played that fbi agent/surfer dude-loved looking at him but damn his acting sucked.

by Anonymousreply 12012/20/2011

Meg Ryan in Restoration

Meg Ryan in Hurlyburly

Meg Ryan in The Doors

Meg Ryan in In the Cut

by Anonymousreply 12112/21/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12212/21/2011

[quote]Barbra Streisand in The Owl and the Pussycat

You're full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 12312/21/2011

I thought Meg Ryan was passable (not good or great) in 'the doors' and 'in the cut'.

by Anonymousreply 12412/21/2011

I haven't even seen most of these films but Julia Roberts in Notting Hill springs to mind.

by Anonymousreply 12512/21/2011

disagree w/ R20, theresa russell was brilliant in whore, great movie!

by Anonymousreply 12605/22/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Anonymousreply 12705/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12805/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12905/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13005/22/2013

She's beautiful and awful.

by Anonymousreply 13105/22/2013

Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's Oil...

Worst dialect ever!

by Anonymousreply 13205/22/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 13305/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13405/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13505/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13605/22/2013

Penelope Ann Miller has way too many to single out the worst one. It would be like Sophie's choice.

by Anonymousreply 13705/22/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 13805/22/2013

Madonna in That Boat Movie was really, really fucked up on many levels.

by Anonymousreply 13905/22/2013

Visit link below to witness worst performance by an actor . . . ever?

Nicolas Cage (Wicker Man) - Worst acting EVER.

by Anonymousreply 14005/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14105/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14205/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14305/22/2013

jennifer connelly in requiem as bad? thats stupid, she got universal acclaim, the performance completely transformed the perception of her as an actress

by Anonymousreply 14405/23/2013

Babs in 'Nutz'

by Anonymousreply 14505/23/2013

everything in 'Mermaids'!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 14605/23/2013

Madonna - Shanghai Surprise

by Anonymousreply 14705/23/2013

Top 10 Nicholas Cage film moments....

by Anonymousreply 14805/23/2013

Diane Kruger - Troy. Dreadful!

by Anonymousreply 14905/23/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15005/23/2013

Norma Shearer Romeo and Juliet

by Anonymousreply 15109/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15209/25/2013

Rosie O'Donnell in Another Stakeout.

by Anonymousreply 15309/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15409/25/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 15509/25/2013

Halle Berry in Catwoman.

by Anonymousreply 15609/25/2013

Bo Derek in Tarzan the Ape Man

by Anonymousreply 15709/25/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 15809/25/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 15909/25/2013

Robin Williams playing Popeye.

by Anonymousreply 16009/25/2013

Marion Cotillard's death in Batman Rises was surprisingly bad. Her performance was barely there overall.

by Anonymousreply 16109/25/2013

Sharon Stone in "If These Walls Could Talk 2."

Was she trying to play a mentally retarded lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 16209/25/2013
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