Like the ABSOLUTE WORST.
What's the absolute worst performance you've ever seen in a movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||06/23/2020|
Russel Crowe in pretty much anything, but particularly in Les Miserables
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/23/2020|
Mariah Carey - Glitter
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/23/2020|
Sofia Coppola - "Godfather 3"
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/23/2020|
This horrid movie
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/23/2020|
Sylvester Stallone in pretty much anything too.
And that bitch who was in Magic Mike. Codi Something or Other. The female lead. She was positively awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/23/2020|
Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/23/2020|
Madonna in her entire filmography... Kristen Stewart in "Twilight"....
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/23/2020|
R5, I used to refer to her as Scowly Buzzkill Woman. Zero surprise to find out that her dad is chairman of Walt Disney Studios—the mystery of how she got cast is solved.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/23/2020|
The Survivor guy in Another Gay Movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/23/2020|
Keanu Reeves in "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/23/2020|
Theresa Russell in [italic]Whore[/italic]. Staggeringly inept. The movie is the most awful dreck but she somehow manages to make it worse.
Second place goes to Ali MacGraw in [italic]Love Story[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/23/2020|
Adam Sandler in "Jack and Jill".
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/23/2020|
Sofia Coppola in GODFATHER III.
Travolta in BATTLEFIELD EARTH.
MICKEY ROONEY in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/23/2020|
Take your pick.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/23/2020|
Oh, man. Oh, God.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/23/2020|
Academy Award winner, Nicholas Cage.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/23/2020|
Roseanne in She Devil
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/23/2020|
I think the worst I've ever seen is Taylor Swift in [italic]Valentine's Day[/italic]. In a movie with more than its fair share of awful actors, she failed to convince me that her character was a human being. It was like she was one of those human-seeming environment suits piloted by tiny aliens from the Men in Black movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/24/2020|
Vadge in Swept Away. Only movie I walked out on. Did she get better at the end? Probably few know the answer since most never made it thru the credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/24/2020|
Dump in one of those kid comedy movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/24/2020|
Sandra Dee was pretty bad in Imitation of life. ("Oh, Steve!") But, probably everybody was bad in that movie except maybe John Gavin. That's a part of what makes it such an enjoyable campfest.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/24/2020|
Jennifer Tilly in The Getaway. Jennifer and her husband have been kidnapped by a guy named Rudy.
It hit peak bad when Jennifer has fallen for kidnapper Rudy. She's in bed getting fucked and screaming "Rudy, Rudy, Rudy" while her husband is tied up in the next room. I think the scene ultimately ends with a shadow image of the husband hanging himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/24/2020|
[R13] I was going to mention Theresa Russell as well - specific role not important. She's the worst actress I've ever seen in a mainstream film. At least Andie MacDowell can be placed in a frame and told what to say and be reasonably effective if all of the elements are right. Russell is jaw-droppingly bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/24/2020|
I thought she was good in [italic]Risky Business[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/25/2020|
Mickey Rooney double team, Pete’s Dragon and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Is screaming at people an acting style?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/25/2020|
I don't know the movie's title, but there was this big scene at the end where the leads are supposed to kiss and the female lead, Andie McDowell, just recoils and pulls her head further away from her romantic interest instead of towards him. All I thought was "the movie editors picked that take? How much worse were the others?????".
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/25/2020|
Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman. There is this scene where she is supposed to give this great speech to her army and it just doesn't work. It was so awkward to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/25/2020|
Madonna in Shanghi Surprise followed closely by Madonna in The Next Best Thing. 3rd place is Madonna in Swept Away.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/25/2020|
Theresa Russell is an odd case. She clearly needs a good, strong director as she has done some competent/good work in films like BLACK WIDOW, STRAIGHT TIME, and the mini-series EMPIRE FALLS. She's also trashy fun in WILD THINGS, but I wouldn't call it a good performance.
But boy, if she's not directed well she can be really amateurish, as in WHORE (a total POS anyway, and proof that Ken Russell should have retired long before he passed away) and in some of her ex-husband Nicolas Roeg's opuses like EUREKA, INSIGNIFICANCE (playing a Monroe-like character that Judy Davis originated onstage), and TRACK 29. In her first film with Roeg - BAD TIMING - she's not bad, but not really good either, and probably looks better than she should given that the make lead is Art Garfunkel.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/25/2020|
Leelee Sobieski in 88 Minutes. Absolutely awful. Pacino was shit, too. As was the movie. I doubt many people saw this, so here’s the trailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/25/2020|
Oh, where to start...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/25/2020|
Eva Mendez is unwatchable to me. Can't remeber the movie titles i've seen her in. Hitch maybe? She was Will Smith's love interest. And another one with Nicolas Cage. She's kindergarten play level.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/25/2020|
WITHOUT FAIL, the cringing, fingernail scraping on a blackboard performances by Chris Klein and Steve Gutenberg. Total fucking fail. I never believed a word those two said on the screen.
Shame. Because I find them strikingly hot looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/25/2020|
Ginger Rogers in "Black Widow"(1954).
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/25/2020|
Something by James Franco.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/25/2020|
Not a movie, but James Franco in Freaks and Geeks. He sucked bad. Like a sore thumb in an otherwise stellar cast (Linda Cardellini <3 <3...)
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/25/2020|
R28 Do you mean Four Weddings?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/25/2020|
I'll admit I have a soft spot for Andie McDowell, even though she is a rather limited actress (there are plenty who are way worse), because she is a beautiful woman. Also, from a European perspective, she seems to have been raised well and there's something about her that you usually find in Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/25/2020|
Lucille Ball .... "Mame""
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/25/2020|
Nicholas Cage in everything
The woman who starred opposite Travolta in Stayin Alive
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/25/2020|
Kristen Stewart in Twilight. I was forced to watch it one evening and for the first hour I thought her character was supposed to be learning disabled. That's what her faced looked like and she could barely speak and had no inflection or anything, so I assumed. It was just the most horrible performance I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/25/2020|
Eddie Fisher in "Butterfield 8."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/25/2020|
I’m surprised more child actors haven’t been mentioned, because they’re usually terrible in ways that even the worst adult actors won’t manage.
Sure, Keanu is kind of a blank who can’t do accents and Nicolas Cage is a huge ham, but even at their worst, those actors are nowhere near as awful as Jake Lloyd in The Phantom Menace.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/25/2020|
R43 You need to watch "Speak", with the aforementioned Kristen Stewart.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/25/2020|
Tara Reid in ALONE IN THE DARK. She plays an archaeologist 🙄
But to be fair her co-star is Christian Slater and the film was directed by Uwe Boll, who took a great video game and shit out steaming turd of a movie. Tara Reid was okay in the American Pie films and Urban Legend
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/25/2020|
r45. Yes, but child actors are a different category. As a rule, specialists in children and drama do not encourage children to learn to act by working in scripted forms. They learn best to develop creative skills with theatre games and what is called creative dramatics. Theatre and film being businesses, children nonetheless get cast. Some are naturally good and exceptions to the rule above, but it's hard to fault children for not equalling Eva Le Gallienne.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/25/2020|
Brad Renfro was immensely talented.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/25/2020|
Wow, just finding out Ellen Burstyn acted with Eva Le Gallienne.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/25/2020|
Kevin Coster in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Awful, awful, awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/25/2020|
Vin Diesel in TFATF. I’ve only seen 2 of those movies with him, and he’s just awful.
Adam Sandler is not a good actor, but “Don’t mess with the Zohan” was as painful as having your wisdom teeth pulled with nail clippers. I watched it with a group of friends and walked out after 30 minutes.
I don’t like Alicia Vikander’s acting. I don’t remember the name of the movie that I watched with her, but it left me quite unimpressed especially since her face was everywhere for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/25/2020|
Worst singing: Bryan Adams in Everything I Do
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/25/2020|
Worst lyricist: whoever came up with the words Everything I Do, I Do It For You
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/25/2020|
Worst melody: Everything I Do
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/25/2020|
I hate that song
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/25/2020|
R52 Good lord, thank you for mentioning her. Alicia Vikander is a terrible actress. Somehow I believe we're through with her now.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/25/2020|
Andie McDowell in the otherwise delightful Four Weddings and a Funeral
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/25/2020|
Are you watching the Bergen festival, Norwegian?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/25/2020|
It's streaming live everyday.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/25/2020|
Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
I still cannot believe he won the Academy Award for saying Hoo-ah every five minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/25/2020|
Keanu Reeves in “Much Ado About Nothing”
Linda Harrison, who played Nova in the 1968 version of “Planet of the Apes.” Even with zero dialogue, her performance screamed “Producer’s girlfriend!”
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/25/2020|
[quote]I'll admit I have a soft spot for Andie McDowell, even though she is a rather limited actress (there are plenty who are way worse), because she is a beautiful woman. Also, from a European perspective, she seems to have been raised well and there's something about her that you usually find in Europe.
Same with me. She's an awful actress, but I like her for some weird reason. Her creepy daughter is only slightly better actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/25/2020|
Rachel Ward as Maggie in The Thorn Birds. Yikes. And it really didn't help that 80-year-old Barbara Stanwyck was still at the top of her game. Even Richard Chamberlin acted her off the screen!
Luckily, Rachel meet Bryan Brown while filming, married him, moved to Australia, and retired from the screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/25/2020|
Madonna in The Next Best Thing. There is so much subpar TV acting, including series like Saved by the Bell with teen actors who just don’t get that they are supposed to feel their lines. And they all outperform “movie star Madonna.”
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/25/2020|
Does this count?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/25/2020|
How could the answer be anything but Tommy Wiseau?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/25/2020|
I guess there was a reason Vanna's acting career never took off.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/25/2020|
Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor
Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls
Hayden Christiansen as Anakin Skywalker, every single time
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/25/2020|
Cybill Shepherd in The Lady Vanishes.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/25/2020|
Ali McGraw (an otherwise beautiful, intelligent articulate woman) in every movie she made. Can’t act. Redford could be good when he could do his silent man of subtle emotion Schlick. But sometimes he nearly ruins movies he’s so bad, e.g. Out Of Africa. He’s a good director. Although Garbo was a spectacular looking woman- she was a wooden, almost clumsy (and rather butch) leading lady. Demi Moore is pretty awful too.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/25/2020|
I know this isn’t a movie, and she’s only on for a short time,, but I had to include it. The worst line delivery I’ve heard in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/25/2020|
Ray Stricklyn in “The Big Fisherman” (1959).
The whole movie is really pretentious trash. Contrived story about Arab intrigue imposed on subplot of apostle Peter and Christ. Preachy, slow, a waste of film. A roadshow flop when it first came out, and now there are actually those who want it restored!
Among a gallery of misguided performers, including Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, Herbert Lom, and even Marian Seldes (!), Stricklyn is the worst, playing a conniving, spoiled, pouty younger brother to rightful heir John Saxon. Even his death scene makes any community theater seem like the Old Vic.
He and the movie aren’t even bad enough to be funny. It’s all just excruciating to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/25/2020|
I am sure it’s been mentioned before but Madonna in “Who’s that girl” Razzie hall of fame worthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/25/2020|
Winona Ryder in 75% of her movies. Johnny Depp in Willy Wonka, Natalie Portman in Lucy in the sky, Brad Pitt in Glorious Bastards. Emma Roberts in Scream 4. Al Pacino in most of his films now.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/25/2020|
Mark Wahlberg constantly reminding anyone who will listen that he is a dad and a scientist in some whatever Trashformers movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/25/2020|
I was going to say Winona Ryder in everything, but then I saw R73.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/25/2020|
I feel the need to mention that I worked with Andie McDowell, when she was still modeling but her movie career was about to take off, and she was the nicest, most down to earth person. I’ll always like her for that. She had room to be a diva but she was just one of the working crew like the rest of us.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/25/2020|
Liz Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/25/2020|
Robert Downey jr. in Dr. Dolittle. I was embarrassed for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/25/2020|
R78 Winona was good in Mermaids. You Winona hater cunts are deluded.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/25/2020|
Take your pick..
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/25/2020|
Barbra in A Star is Born: the very worst I've seen and I love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/25/2020|
Kevin Costner in Robin Hood was especially butt clenching to behold.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/25/2020|
R75, I actually thought Who’s That Girl was one of Madonna’s better performances (which isn’t saying much)
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/25/2020|
With all this talk of Andie McDowell you forget Rosie O'Donnell's great performance in this film directed by Anjelica Huston. I guess directing ability isn't hereditary.
BTW Andie has some great new tits that she bought for herself in this film.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/25/2020|
R68, that resembled a scene from a bad high school play. I couldn't stop laughing.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/25/2020|
The actresses who play the best friend in all Lifetime movies
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/25/2020|
Heather Graham in From Hell
James Franco in Queen of the Desert
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/25/2020|
Marky Mark in The Happening. I'm not sure how to even describe what I saw.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/25/2020|
Eddie Redmayne in The destiny of Jupiter, so awful, Channing Tatum was good in comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/25/2020|
Candice Bergen, Ali McGraw, Bo Derek
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/25/2020|
The name of the movie is " Jupiter's ascending" my bad
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/25/2020|
Bad actress? R71,Ali MacGraw is intelligent enough to know she is, as she repeatedly states in her funny and frank autobio, Moving Pictures. The early 70s, when she was Hollywood's flower child 'It' Girl, and how intimidating it was to be around all of these people who could actually act. And husband Robert Evans, championing her in that very Golden Age of Hollywood way. "She's a very beautiful girl. Let's find a way to make her a movie star."
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/25/2020|
Ali MacGraw is actually pretty good in "Goodbye Columbus". Andie McDowell was actually rather touching in that movie Diane Keaton directed, "Unstrung Heroes" if I recall.
On tv, Tea Leoni speaks in a monotone in "Madam Secretary" nearly all the time. She says almost all her lines the same. Yet, it's been on for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/25/2020|
MacDowell gets justifiably dragged for her flat line readings, but she can be an appealing presence, which is why most of her career was as the love interest. Soderbergh (of course) managed to coax a great performance out of her, and she brought some some fun energy to the campy horror movie Ready or Not just last year.
So I wouldn’t write her off completely just because of “Is it raining? I hadn’t noticed.”
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/25/2020|
R97. Her approach was perfect for that character. She will never top the sex, lies and videotape performance. It doesn't work in everything. Her and Meg Ryan should have really battled for the Pauline Collins spot in that Oscar race.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/25/2020|
I recently watched JLo in Hustlers. I heard she was disappointed over failing to receive an Oscar nomination. Oh my.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/25/2020|
MacGraw was actually bearable in Just Tell Me What You Want.
Minnelli was so bad in Matter of Time. It underscored every reason why she never became a true movie star.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/25/2020|
Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings & a Funeral - exceptionally painful to watch. However, her wooden-ness /rigidity worked in her favor in Sex,Lies& Videotape
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/26/2020|
Her daughter is incredibly beautiful as well. I liked her turn in that Kenzo ad, tbh. Found out later that she was McDowell's daughter, and that she had a debutante ball and everything. They've obviously had the same type of upbringing. I only know the daughter from the ad and from a random interview in some late-night show. I'd follow her career a bit to see where it goes.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/26/2020|
Andie was also good in Short Cuts.
The most terrible performance i’seen recently was Laura Harrier in Hollywood.
Kristen Stewart in most of her movies...
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/26/2020|
Scarlet JoHansen in Black Dahlia
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/26/2020|
Beyonce Knowles in Cadillac Records, pretending she had one scintilla of Etta James' brilliance. JFC what a shitfest.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/26/2020|
Black Dahlia is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Put me off Brian De Palma forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/26/2020|
R79 Thank you for sharing. She seems like a warm person, polite and considerate. I've never, ever understood why she got such bad press. Also, I've seen Groundhog Day countless times.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/26/2020|
Jodie Foster in Nell. I was embarrassed for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/26/2020|
Andie McDowell was really genuinely pretty back in the day and always seemed like a nice person, but I'll never forgive her for nepotism-shoehorning her horsey, dead-eyed, mush-mouthed crotch spawn Margaret Qualley on the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/26/2020|
Another vote for Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/26/2020|
I wouldn't count Sofia Coppola in Godfather III as acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/26/2020|
Doris Roberts was pretty bad in The Honeymoon Killers.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/26/2020|
Lea Michele and Emma Roberts in any Ryan Murphy show
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/26/2020|
Don't forget Madonna in Body of Evidence---so bad in EVERY WAY!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/26/2020|
Donald Sutherland is really pretty bad and way over the top in Bertolucci's "1900". However you do get see Robert DeNiro and young, pretty and relatively thin Gerard Depardieu full-frontally naked and jacked off by a prostitute. Burt Lancaster, without really showing any skin, does take a youngster's hand and make him masturbate him, too. Back to Sutherland; an unusually bad performance from someone usually quite good.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/26/2020|
I thought Andie McDowell was quite charming in Four Weddings. She can be very wooden as she was in the “is it raining?” scene but you totally get why Hugh Grant’s character falls for her. Especially in comparison to that cuntbag they paired him up with in Notting Hill.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/26/2020|
I know I'll get it for this one but two absolutely dreadful performances come from Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in THE SHINING which is a piece of shit movie anyway. Nicholson didn't need an ax to break down the door. He just needed to use his teeth to chew the scenery. The less said about Shelley, the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/26/2020|
[quote] She can be very wooden as she was in the “is it raining?” scene
To be fair, I'm not sure Meryl, or anyone else, could make that line any better. It's really stupid, especially considering the near hurricane levels of water hitting her.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/27/2020|
Natalie Portman in The Phantom Menace.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/27/2020|
Dawson in "Dawson's 20 Load Weekend". A less-than-half-hearted performance at a fraction of his potential.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/27/2020|
Agree, Natalie Portman in "The Phantom Menace" is bad on soooooooo many levels.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/27/2020|
Madonna in Who's That Girl is so painfully bad, I couldn't watch more than 15 minutes of the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/27/2020|
Lily Tomlin and John Revolta in "Moment to Moment" (sorry if this was mentioned upthread. I was too lazy to read every reply).
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/27/2020|
R106 I saw it in theaters and hated it right away.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/28/2020|
Numbers are going up in Wisconsin
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/28/2020|
^ Oops, that belonged in the coronavirus thread
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/28/2020|
So funny how many people have mentioned Ali McGraw - when I saw the thread title I immediately thought of her embarrassing performance as Natalie Jastrow in “Winds of War” opposite Jan Michael Vincent. It was a wonderful miniseries but she was just WRONG!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/28/2020|
Anything with Jennifer Lopez. She's awful and that voice! It's like nails on a chalkboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/28/2020|
Bruce Willis and Sandra Bernhard in Hudson Hawk. Throw everyone else in the movie plus the director into the mix, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/28/2020|
Vince Vaughn in True Detective. He ruined season 2 for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/28/2020|
[quote]MacDowell gets justifiably dragged for her flat line readings, but she can be an appealing presence,
She was fun and very sweet in "Beauty Shop" with Queen Latifah and Alicia Silverstone.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/29/2020|
[quote]Theresa Russell is an odd case. She clearly needs a good, strong director as she has done some competent/good work in films
R31 I just watched Bad Timing again. Roeg did a great job with that cast. Harvey Keitel was the only proven actor. Roeg brought out the best in Russel and Garfunkel.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/29/2020|
Candace Bergen in The Sand Pebbles. Her scenes with Steve McQueen are painful to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/29/2020|
Joel Edgerton in Black Mass. He's done good work but really sucks in this movie. His Boston accent is terrible but that's not the worst part of his performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/29/2020|
Madonna in all her movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/30/2020|
Christian Slater and Jared Leto in Basil
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/31/2020|
Daniel J Travanti in Midnight Crossing!
|by Anonymous||reply 137||06/02/2020|
Joel Edgerton in Black Mass. And I liked him in The Gift and Zero Dark Thirty. But he stunk up the place in Black Mass.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||06/02/2020|
Okay, technically not acting in this scene, but still. . .
I give you the lovely flat footed as hell Jennifer Lawrence
|by Anonymous||reply 139||06/02/2020|
Did Daniel J. Travanti ever drop trou on stage or screen? He was hot in "Hill Street Blues".
|by Anonymous||reply 140||06/03/2020|
Daniel J. Travanti is family. I never would have know.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||06/04/2020|
Andie MacDowell was raised in a blue-collar family in the small mill town of Gaffney, South Carolina, where she and her mother worked at the McDonald's while she was in high school. Needless to say, she did not have a debutante ball.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/04/2020|
William Shatner's "You Klingon bastard... you killed my son" scene in [italic]Star Trek III: The Search For Spock[/italic] (1984) seemed so fake and insincere that it took me out of the film. Overall, it's an awful sequel.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||06/04/2020|
Poor Bette, in Bunny O'Hare.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/04/2020|
Pacific Rim was chock full of bad acting, but nothing could surpass Charlie Day's attempt to portray an obsessed scientist. He screamed Every! Single! Line! Imagine a pathetic imitation of Robin Williams' manic energy but devoid of any humor or charisma.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/04/2020|
James Brolin in “Amityville Horror”. “I’m coming apart! I’m losing my miiiiiind!” is one of the most over-the-top line deliveries ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/04/2020|
[r127] I worked on Winds. She was very nice and took every thing seriously and tried her best. Jan, who was well stocked, plied her with alcohol to get her relaxed for some scenes. At one point she was so relaxed she showed me her tits, proclaiming “What you see is what you get.”
|by Anonymous||reply 147||06/04/2020|
R146, it's "I'm coming apart! Oh Mother of God, I'm coming APAAAART!!!"
There's an abundance of cheesy lines and cheesy delivery in that film, which is what endears it to me.
"Give them health. Give them health of mind and body, that...
Give them health of mind and body, that they may do your will with perfect love. Give them health of mind and body, that they may do your will with perfect love!
GIVE THEM STRENGTH OF MIND AND BODY! OH, LORD - I BEG THEE!
GIVE THEM STRENGTH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST, YOUR SON!
OH LORD! OH! OH, JESUS CHRIIIIIST!!!!!!!"
Rod Steiger sends it right over the top. :D
|by Anonymous||reply 148||06/05/2020|
Did they at least give her fries with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||06/05/2020|
God I hate her in this
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/05/2020|
Sharon Stone is a wonky one. She ruined her stoic Eastwood tribute in Quick and the Dead by over emoting during one graveyard breakdown scene. Raimi should have reined that in.
Then in The Specialist, she strutted and vamped through the movie like a one note model. Bearing no resemblance to a human being.
She was always much better in more playful roles where she gaming men with a smirk. (Basic Instinct, Casino, The Muse).
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/05/2020|
R139 You cannot possibly believe that is Jennifer Lawrence dancing. It was only her upper body they showed fake dancing. The rest was done by an ACTUAL ballerina.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/05/2020|
R26 Theresa Russell wasn't in Risky Business.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/05/2020|
The one that I always remember is the woman that played Patsy in Terms of Endearment, She was horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/05/2020|
William Atherton in Day Of The Locust.
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I thought Patsy in Terms was fine. Patsy in the sequel (The Evening Star) as played by Miranda Richardson was over the top and awful.
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I don't remember him being particularly bad in that, R155. I enjoyed that movie.
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The woman in Blame it on Rio! was terrible.
Also, when I first saw Nicole Kidman in Days of Thunder, in which she was horrible, I thought, this woman has no future in the movies.
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Sophia Coppola ruined Godfather 3
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B.D. Hyman had a small role in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" She was beyond awful.
Sofia Coppola in "The Godfather III" was also another legendarily atrocious performance.Her getting a major role in a major motion picture, despite NOT being an actress, was one of the most stunning acts of nepotism of all time. Sure helps a girl's acting career when her Daddy is the director of the movie.
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Let us not forget Bo Derek, cashing in on her 15 minutes of fame.
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How about plain, charmless, charisma-free Julia Ormond attempting to step into Audrey Hepburn's shoes the the awful '90's remake of SABRINA. Sydney Pollack may have been a better-than-average journeyman director but remaking a movie that relied on the unique star power of Audrey Hepburn was pure folly. It shouldn't have been remade for the same reason Marilyn Monroe movies aren't remade - the story is secondary to the phenom onscreen.
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Vampira in Plan?
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Alex Borstein in Catwoman
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I bow before you, r148!
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R142 Ohmygod it doesn't show whatsoever... Are you sure????
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Al Pacino. Overacts and yells in everything. Never been a fan. Devil's Advocate is truly horrible.
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R165, here's the other clip from 'Amityville' - 'Father Delaney's Prayer':
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George W in My Pet Goat
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I watched a little-seen 1979 Otto Preminger movie (his last) called THE HUMAN FACTOR on TCM, based on the Graham Greene novel with a script by Tom Stoppard.
The movie is pretty flat, but has a largely terrific cast including Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi, Richard Attenborough, Robert Morley.
And in the female lead: the model Iman, giving a performance every bit as amateurish as Sofia Coppola. Just awful.
Given Williamson's reputation as a titanic asshole, I'm shocked he didn't try to strangle her. But he carries the emotional weight of their scenes for the both of them. I'm amazed she made other films after this. At least Coppola didn't try.
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G’s body of work, owns this thread. There, I said it.
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Greg Kinnear in everything.
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Anything Will Smith did.
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Nai Bonet - Nocturna
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Jon Hamm in most of his movies. He has two emotions.
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Jonah Hill in True Story. Felicity Jones, his Co star, was pretty bad as well. Hill spent the entire film just blankly staring at the sociopath James Franco character. And Jones spent much of it with her eyes wide and mouth slightly agape. That's not acting.
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Bess Armstrong in Jaws 3.
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Bad performances in bad movies are one thing. Bad performances that contribute to what should be a good movie turning into a terrible one is another.
Dear Sofie Coppola in Godfather III takes the cake (sits on it, wipes forward, fists It in, and licks the icing off her fingers while whining and whining. I know Daddy stuck her in the movie when Winona exploded, and Windy would have been bad in the job, but Sofia's was the worst performance I ever saw.
The fact that they show Michael sitting in a chair and falling over dead was the perfect end for this Eternal Disappointment. He looked just like Arte Johnson's old man falling over sideways in "Laugh-In" to the tune of Ba-da-da--da-da-dum.
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The mom in "Cycle Vixens" (1978) who serves herbal tea to her rebellious daughters.
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R177 I never could stand her. SUCH a ham. Absolutely detested her in My So Called Life.
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Nothing, I mean NOTHING can top the shitest.
The movie, the cast, Brooklyn......it's so bad it's one me and friends watched over and over..stoned of course.
Catch phrase "Oh Albie" in a hideous, nasal accent that makes you want to stick needles in your ears
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Collen Camp in "They All laughed" I just want to smack the crap out of here
|by Anonymous||reply 182||06/18/2020|
I like her in most things but shes's unbelievably bad in Jurassic Park.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||06/22/2020|
I love her, but Edith Massey in anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||06/22/2020|
[quote] Jennifer Tilly in The Getaway. Jennifer and her husband have been kidnapped by a guy named Rudy. It hit peak bad when Jennifer has fallen for kidnapper Rudy. She's in bed getting fucked and screaming "Rudy, Rudy, Rudy" while her husband is tied up in the next room.
Don't blame the actress, blame the script for that. Sally Struthers played the role originally and there isn't much either lady could do with that character
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Did anybody else but me pay money to see Jackie Bisset in Wild Orchid II? Truly terrible.
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Theresa Russell has brought her unique brand of awful toe everything she's ever done. She showed up in that Searching For Debra Winger documentary complaining about how she'd been discarded because there weren't enough roles for women her age. I wanted to jump into that screen and say "no, it's because you could never act and you're too old to play the sexpot roles. That's why they don't want you." She's a classic cautionary tale for starlets to invest in something more than their looks or sex appeal.
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[R187] It's always this kind of actress who complains about a supposed lack of roles for post-menopausal women. What do they expect? Actor's actors like Streep, Angela Lansbury or George Washington (Glenn Close) get roles - because of their talent, not because of a memory of who they once were physically. As if men don't experience a similar drop off in roles. All actors eventually become boring to the public.
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(R187) I agree. She was pretty but was a horrible actress. I saw her in Law and order criminal intent the other night. I have forgotten how bad she was.
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r28, the male lead might have had a terrifically bad case of halitosis. I remember my Dad pointing out a scene (maybe it was Clark Gable?) in which the leads were about to kiss, and the female lead slightly recoiled when the male leant in. Now I see it occasionally in other films.
r141, I worked with him a zillion years ago, and the only way I knew is when he was waxing rhapsodic about men's figure skating (It was the Winter Olympics at the time).
Hayden Christensen as a proto-Darth Vader. He's about as menacing as hangnail.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||06/22/2020|
Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate. I also didn't love her in It's Complicated.
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