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Actors That Ruin Every Role They Are In

Jessica Alba

Chris Evans

Keanu Reeves

by Anonymousreply 10602/01/2013

Sam Worthington.

by Anonymousreply 101/25/2013

Leonardo di Caprio

by Anonymousreply 201/25/2013

Jodie Foster

by Anonymousreply 301/25/2013

Helen Lawson.

by Anonymousreply 401/25/2013

Ashley Judd

by Anonymousreply 501/25/2013

Seth Rogan and the other young fat guy

by Anonymousreply 601/25/2013

Jonah something

by Anonymousreply 701/25/2013

Should NOT be on this list:

OP: Chris Evans and Keanu Reeves (hot and awesome; I'll watch all of their stuff)

R1: Sam Worthington (great in Terminator Salvation and Avatar)

R2: Leonardo DiCaprio (probably the best actor of his generation)

R3: Jodie Foster (probably the best actress of her generation)

R5: Ashley Judd (smart, beautiful, and talented)

TRULY awful actors:

Mickey Rourke (yuck, just yuck; seriously, they couldn't ANYONE better to play Gareth Thomas?!)

Denzel Washington (pretentious prick; can't hide it on film)

Patricia Heaton (hateful twat)

Victoria Jackson (ditto)

Steven Seagal (...applies if you use the term "acting" loosely)

Julia Roberts (same persona in every movie)

Matthew McConaughey (ditto)

by Anonymousreply 801/25/2013

Jennifer Aniston. Same character in every movie.

by Anonymousreply 901/25/2013

Robin Williams

by Anonymousreply 1001/25/2013

Barbra Streisand

by Anonymousreply 1101/25/2013

Alan Alda

by Anonymousreply 1201/25/2013

I disagree about Chris Evans. He is amazing as Captain America.

by Anonymousreply 1301/25/2013

Anne Hathaway

by Anonymousreply 1401/25/2013

Kate Hudson

by Anonymousreply 1501/25/2013

What? No mention of Mark Wahlberg yet??!!

by Anonymousreply 1601/25/2013

Olivia Newton-John

by Anonymousreply 1701/25/2013


No she ruins everyone ELSE'S career.


If by RUIN you mean IMPROVE yes he does.

by Anonymousreply 1801/25/2013

Sorry, R17, but ONJ was HILARIOUS in Sordid Lives (especially that dick song...see link).

Now, Jeff Goldblum...oh vey!

by Anonymousreply 1901/25/2013

R8, Sam Worthington was fucking horrendous in "Avatar." WTF were you watching?

by Anonymousreply 2001/25/2013

Andie McDowall. Not sure if you can call her an 'actor', though.

by Anonymousreply 2101/25/2013

Jimmy Smits

Ben Affleck

by Anonymousreply 2201/25/2013

Andie MacDowell reminds me of another actress who deserves to be on this list: Julia Ormond.

by Anonymousreply 2301/25/2013

Jimmy Smits has been okay in "Sons of Anarchy" recently. Other than that, though, I agree.

by Anonymousreply 2401/25/2013

Robert Pattinson

by Anonymousreply 2501/25/2013

Jessica Alba really is awful. And a cunt, to boot. The untalented ones always are, ya;' notice?

by Anonymousreply 2601/25/2013

Jennifer Aniston should be #1.

If he ever gets another job I vote Jared Padalecki.

by Anonymousreply 2701/25/2013

Hilary Swank

by Anonymousreply 2801/25/2013

That guy who used to be Eric Brady only now he plays Dean on some sci-fi POS and he's a Christer IRL. Or he isn't. That guy.

by Anonymousreply 2901/25/2013

Jennifer Aniston was good in Hideous Bosses.

by Anonymousreply 3001/25/2013

Chris Evans? OP, are you [italic]mad[/italic]??

by Anonymousreply 3101/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 3201/25/2013

Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie James Franco Hugh Grant

by Anonymousreply 3301/25/2013

Salma Hayek. Even in Frida.

by Anonymousreply 3401/25/2013

Jen Anniston actually had many good movies "Good Girl" was a good dark indie one, "Along came Polly" made me laugh a lot but I was also a teenager when I saw it in the theater. I watched the Boss movie whilst in a hotel for business and it was good..

My list: Jaden Smith Salma (Milk commercial? Yep that's how she acts in her "major movie roles" too) Tom Cruise (entertaining in action flicks, but I'm always like "That's Tom Cruise" and can't disassociate him from his tabloid sagas)

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by Anonymousreply 3601/25/2013

Ali MacGraw

by Anonymousreply 3701/25/2013

Garret Dillahunt

by Anonymousreply 3801/25/2013

[quote]Jessica Alba really is awful. And a cunt, to boot. The untalented ones always are, ya;' notice

Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks this. Can't STAND her.

by Anonymousreply 3901/25/2013

I believe alost every actor or actress nowadays ruin most movies.

This is why I hardly watch movies or TV shows or any of that sort anymore.

If Meryl Streep is not in it, I refuse to watch.

by Anonymousreply 4001/25/2013

Winona Ryder. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 4101/25/2013

John Wayne

by Anonymousreply 4201/25/2013

Keira Knightley.

Shia Laboeuf.

by Anonymousreply 4301/25/2013

Kristen Stewart

by Anonymousreply 4401/25/2013

Just looked up and saw one polluting my TV: not sure when it happened but Shane West is just the worst. Watch him with the sound down, making all those faces and barely acknowledging any other actor. A good laugh.

by Anonymousreply 4501/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 4601/25/2013

The answer is Ashton Kutcher.

by Anonymousreply 4701/25/2013

Leonardo DiCRAPio

by Anonymousreply 4801/25/2013

DiCaprio is the most self-conscious, "actory" actor of the entire Hollywood 40+ geriatric set. God Speed, Leo. No one will give you an Oscar for a ... long time. I'm not going to say what I was going to say.

by Anonymousreply 4901/25/2013

Hilary Swank

Nicolas Cage

Christian Bale

by Anonymousreply 5101/25/2013

R50 Leo is "overshadowed" because he CAN'T ACT!

by Anonymousreply 5201/25/2013

Johnny Depp

Amanda Seyfried

by Anonymousreply 5301/25/2013

"Keira Knightley."

Yes. It seems like everything she does is a lame Oscar Bait period piece. She loves roles that are beyond her reach as an actress (Anna Karenina)

by Anonymousreply 5401/25/2013

R54 I loathe Keira Knightley as a human being but am usually pleasantly surprised by her performances.

by Anonymousreply 5501/25/2013

With the exception of AMC; Susan Lucci!

by Anonymousreply 5601/25/2013

While Lucci is not the greatest thespian, I would add to the AMC exception, she also has not ruined certain comedic roles such as playing a satire version of herself on Hot in Cleveland.

by Anonymousreply 5701/25/2013

Andy Dick

David Spade

Jeffrey Tambor

Doris Roberts

by Anonymousreply 5801/25/2013

Brad Pitt (except Moneyball)

by Anonymousreply 5901/25/2013

Pretty much every A list actor esp. Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Leonardo Di Caprio - all really shitty actors. I find it among the greatest mysteries why these hags are being pushed by Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 6001/25/2013

Yes. Forgot about Affleck although I don't think he is as bad as he gets panned for. I think he was actually pretty good in The Town and Argo.

by Anonymousreply 6101/25/2013

Chris Evans is really good.

Jennifer Anniston is great.

Mark Wahlberg has improved so much.

All 3 are very versatile and I appreciate their work.

by Anonymousreply 6201/25/2013

Jennifer MANISTON plays the same character over nd... and over again. She is Rachel from Friends in everything. Horrible actress. Has one persona with limited range.

by Anonymousreply 6301/26/2013

[quote]I don't think Di Caprio is as horrible as overreaching in his ambitions. He lands starring roles in plum projects in which he regularly gets overshadowed by someone else in the cast.

I like Leo, I just think it's high time he did something fun onscreen. Seems all of his films are so, well, SERIOUS all the time. Why not do a comedy for a change? Show the audience a different, more fun side of your personality. That, if nothing else, would be my career advice for Leo (as if he'd ever ask).

by Anonymousreply 6401/26/2013

Bradley Cooper

by Anonymousreply 6501/26/2013

John Lithgow owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 6601/26/2013

Bradley Cooper and Chris Evans are both pretty boys who've made it on their looks (though to be fair, Cooper is a slightly better actor than Evans). If we can say it about Jennifer Aniston (as R63 did and was completely on point), we can say it about these two.

Cooper did an acceptable job in "Silver Linings Playbook" but in no way did he deserve that Oscar nomination for Best Actor (and certainly not over John Hawkes, who was overlooked). Now he will likely be thought of as a "serious" actor when, like Aniston, every portrayal will be virtually the same.

by Anonymousreply 6701/26/2013

[quote] Forgot about Affleck although I don't think he is as bad as he gets panned for. I think he was actually pretty good in The Town and Argo.

Ben Affleck "took me out" of both ARGO and THE TOWN. To whatever extent I enjoyed the movie, every time he was on screen I thought "there's Ben Affleck trying to pretend he's a tough bankrobber" or a "weary, experienced CIA agent".

Is this because he isn't that good of an actor, or because he is too well-known as a celebrity, or because he was mis-cast in these roles? My guess he is an okay actor but had no business playing either of those roles.

by Anonymousreply 6801/26/2013

Andi McDowall had the distinction of being the worst actor in St Elmo's Fire!

by Anonymousreply 6901/26/2013

Do people actually find Cooper attractive? He's cross-eyed.

by Anonymousreply 7001/26/2013

Cooper looks like a ferret. Ugh. The Hangover franchise was the best thing ever happened to him. Subtract the Box Office for Hangover I & II, and his lifetime Box office isn't very impressive.

by Anonymousreply 7101/26/2013

I totally agree, R60. Part of it for me is that they're too famous. I can't suspend the amount of disbelief necessary to see them as characters instead of the very famous people they are.

I would add Marky Mark to the list.

by Anonymousreply 7201/26/2013

I agree with most of the actors on this list, except fot Keira. She's inconsistent but I'd never call her horrible, not when she has "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" on her resume. I even liked her in "Anna Karenina", maybe she just has to work with Joe Wright for the rest of her life.

Scarlett Johansson was a ver promising actress once, with "Lost in Translation" and "Ghost World", now she takes me out of every movie she's in. The same note over and over again. Her stage work is even more overpraised. Her tony win was a joke.

Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen are dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 7301/26/2013

There is a difference between not having the greatest range of an actor and ruining every role. Chris Evans might not be the best actor of all time, but he hit all the right notes for Captain America, it was within his wheel house and he did not ruin the movie. Plus pulling off the sincerely honest role is tougher than it looks, and Evans did not fall back into his normal saracastic humaan torch persona (actually - while the Fantastic Four movies were bad, I think Evans was the one actor who came out ok). I thought he was also decent in a direct to video called Cellphone.

I am sure there are great number of dramatic roles he would ruin, but I would not say he has ruined every role he has taken. Andie McDowall on the other hand....

by Anonymousreply 7401/26/2013

Agree with Jessica Alba.

So unlikable

by Anonymousreply 7501/26/2013

Julia Roberts Bradley Cooper (I always see his character from Wedding Crashers - angry,sadistic,coked up)

by Anonymousreply 7601/26/2013

Thand oute are

Brad Pitt Shia LeBeef Jessica Alba (of course) Bradley Cooper Tom Cruise Johnny Depp Angelina Jolie

by Anonymousreply 7701/26/2013

"There is a difference between not having the greatest range of an actor and ruining every role. Chris Evans might not be the best actor of all time, but he hit all the right notes for Captain America, it was within his wheel house and he did not ruin the movie. Plus pulling off the sincerely honest role is tougher than it looks, and Evans did not fall back into his normal saracastic humaan torch persona (actually - while the Fantastic Four movies were bad, I think Evans was the one actor who came out ok). I thought he was also decent in a direct to video called Cellphone."

It's funny how DLers will attack someone like Jonah Hill but defend Chris Evans. You are just praising the guys you think are hot, even if they are talentless himbos, and attacking unattractive men.

by Anonymousreply 7801/26/2013

R64- I agree to the extent that perhaps he can handle that genre better. However, he is an awful actor who takes on "serious" roles most likely in the hopes of getting an Oscar. But he STINKS

by Anonymousreply 7901/26/2013

I read this as "Actors that rim every hole they're in."

by Anonymousreply 8001/26/2013

Jeff Stryker. Oh, I'm sorry I thought you said every hole. Nevermind.

by Anonymousreply 8101/26/2013

R80- does Lexington Steele count?

by Anonymousreply 8201/26/2013

This is an easy question. Kevin Klein.

by Anonymousreply 8301/26/2013

Minnie Driver. Can you believe they tried to sell her as a sex symbol at one time?

by Anonymousreply 8401/27/2013

Woody Allen, although to be fair, he just plays the same role over and over.

by Anonymousreply 8501/27/2013

Jessica Alba can't even play herself as a loving mother in her Windows Phone comercial. She's bottom of the barrel.

by Anonymousreply 8601/28/2013

Catherine Zeta-Jone who has overacted in every movie since she won/banged her way to an Oscar. Pre-Oscar she was a bearable Jenifer Aniston level of an "actress". Now after banging gramps/her husband so she could win an Oscar for a mediocre performance, well she has become just awful. A high school performer.

by Anonymousreply 8701/30/2013

This was back in the '70s and '80s, but Dr. Joyce Brothers used to make appearances in almost every TV show (usually playing herself, or a variation of herself). She couldn't act and she totally destroyed the believability of any scene she was in. Especially if it was a cop show or a drama. Godawful.

by Anonymousreply 8801/30/2013

Madonna (cf "The Next Best Thing")

Jennifer Lopez (cf "The Cell")

There are a ton, including many already named, but these two movies/roles/"actors" were so rotten I haven't watched anything with them since.

by Anonymousreply 8901/30/2013

Keanu has been perfect in many roles, so fuck-off, OP.

by Anonymousreply 9001/30/2013

The only time a Dr Joyce Brothers appearance was successful was on Moonlighting.

by Anonymousreply 9101/30/2013

I like Jennifer Aniston. All of her films aren't great but I think she's good and likable.

by Anonymousreply 9201/30/2013

R8 is an idiot. Denzel is perfect in every role he plays.

by Anonymousreply 9301/30/2013

Chris Evans. Sigh. He can ruin any HOLE he's been in, starting with mine.

by Anonymousreply 9401/30/2013

Now that I've read this thread, I realize that the actor haters are simply ignorant assholes.

I like actors (as long as I don't have to live with them). Actors have made my life a little more fun and interesting and I kind of appreciate that.

by Anonymousreply 9501/30/2013

[quote]Now that I've read this thread, I realize that the actor haters are simply ignorant assholes.

There are always a few who respond to these threads who give thoughtful, well-considered responses. Most posters resent the person they're panning for having a career when they never will.

by Anonymousreply 9601/31/2013


I love Julia Ormond!

But I'll swap you one Julia for another--

Julia Styles is truly horrific!

by Anonymousreply 9701/31/2013

Oh, come on, Minnie Driver is great, especially that husky voice. (See "The Riches" and you might change your mind). But I do agree that she was a tough sell as the sexy leading lady especially in "Good Will Hunting" (making the 'how 'bout them apples' scene laughable).

She always looked like Julie Kavner's daughter. Hardly a hottie. But great actor.

by Anonymousreply 9801/31/2013

Also LOL at R86. Saw that Alba commercial today and hated it as much as her movies. She looks like hasn't met kids, let alone had any. No personality. Make her retire!

by Anonymousreply 9901/31/2013

despite being celebrated as a character actor, I feel that Gene Hackman brings incredibly dullness to anything he is in.

chris evans was great as captain america. he made the movie better.

mickey rourke was fantastic in 9 1/2 weeks and the wrestle

dicaprio is a genius and elevated everything

true shit list actors, IMHO

jessica alba jessica biel jack black is a bit overrated. he was fine in school of rock - sucked in King Kong ryan reynolds sucks - so bland i feel that ed norton has lost his mojo, he new movies are very dull, and he's part of the reason sames goes for De Niro - he's past it nicole kidman sucks in almost everything but To Die for and Moulin Rouge

actors that don't suck ewan mcgregor should be in everything cate blanchett is a goddess ralph fiennes and rachel weicz are flawless helen mirren is amazinh angelina jolie is a wicked actress

by Anonymousreply 10001/31/2013

R100, you lazy dolt, your phone has an auto-cap function if you're too lazy to type capital letters like a literate person would in order to avoid looking like a drooling adolescent fool.

Or, if you're sitting at a keyboard and just playing at e e cummings, well, that just means you ARE a drooling adolescent fool.

Grow up and use the language correctly, nit.

by Anonymousreply 10101/31/2013

Marky Mark...nuff said!

by Anonymousreply 10201/31/2013

Jennifer Jason Leigh.

by Anonymousreply 10301/31/2013

How'd you get to 103 replies without mentioning me?

by Anonymousreply 10401/31/2013

R101=missed nap. is cranky.

by Anonymousreply 10501/31/2013

I'd had a few drinks, R101. why don't you cool with the grammar Nazi act?

by Anonymousreply 10602/01/2013
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