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What's the absolute worst performance you've ever seen in a movie?

Like the ABSOLUTE WORST.

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by Anonymousreply 19106/23/2020

Russel Crowe in pretty much anything, but particularly in Les Miserables

by Anonymousreply 105/23/2020

Mariah Carey - Glitter

by Anonymousreply 205/23/2020

Sofia Coppola - "Godfather 3"

by Anonymousreply 305/23/2020

This horrid movie

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by Anonymousreply 405/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 505/23/2020

Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire

by Anonymousreply 605/23/2020

Madonna in her entire filmography... Kristen Stewart in "Twilight"....

by Anonymousreply 705/23/2020

Cindy Crawford

by Anonymousreply 805/23/2020

Cindy Crawford

by Anonymousreply 905/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1005/23/2020

The Survivor guy in Another Gay Movie.

by Anonymousreply 1105/23/2020

Keanu Reeves in "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

by Anonymousreply 1205/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1305/23/2020

Adam Sandler in "Jack and Jill".

by Anonymousreply 1405/23/2020

Nomi.

Sofia Coppola in GODFATHER III.

Travolta in BATTLEFIELD EARTH.

MICKEY ROONEY in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

by Anonymousreply 1505/23/2020

Take your pick.

by Anonymousreply 1605/23/2020

Oh, man. Oh, God.

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by Anonymousreply 1705/23/2020

Academy Award winner, Nicholas Cage.

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by Anonymousreply 1805/23/2020

Roseanne in She Devil

by Anonymousreply 1905/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2005/24/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2105/24/2020

Dump in one of those kid comedy movies.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2305/24/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2405/24/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 2505/24/2020

I thought she was good in [italic]Risky Business[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 2605/25/2020

Mickey Rooney double team, Pete’s Dragon and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Is screaming at people an acting style?

by Anonymousreply 2705/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2805/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2905/25/2020

Madonna in Shanghi Surprise followed closely by Madonna in The Next Best Thing. 3rd place is Madonna in Swept Away.

by Anonymousreply 3005/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3105/25/2020

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.

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Oh, where to start...

by Anonymousreply 3305/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3405/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3505/25/2020

Ginger Rogers in "Black Widow"(1954).

by Anonymousreply 3605/25/2020

Something by James Franco.

by Anonymousreply 3705/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3805/25/2020

R28 Do you mean Four Weddings?

by Anonymousreply 3905/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4005/25/2020

Lucille Ball .... "Mame""

by Anonymousreply 4105/25/2020

Nicholas Cage in everything

The woman who starred opposite Travolta in Stayin Alive

by Anonymousreply 4205/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4305/25/2020

Eddie Fisher in "Butterfield 8."

by Anonymousreply 4405/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4505/25/2020

R43 You need to watch "Speak", with the aforementioned Kristen Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 4605/25/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 4705/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4805/25/2020

Brad Renfro was immensely talented.

by Anonymousreply 4905/25/2020

Wow, just finding out Ellen Burstyn acted with Eva Le Gallienne.

by Anonymousreply 5005/25/2020

Kevin Coster in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Awful, awful, awful.

by Anonymousreply 5105/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5205/25/2020

Worst singing: Bryan Adams in Everything I Do

by Anonymousreply 5305/25/2020

Worst lyricist: whoever came up with the words Everything I Do, I Do It For You

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Worst melody: Everything I Do

by Anonymousreply 5505/25/2020

I hate that song

by Anonymousreply 5605/25/2020

R52 Good lord, thank you for mentioning her. Alicia Vikander is a terrible actress. Somehow I believe we're through with her now.

by Anonymousreply 5705/25/2020

Andie McDowell in the otherwise delightful Four Weddings and a Funeral

by Anonymousreply 5805/25/2020

Are you watching the Bergen festival, Norwegian?

by Anonymousreply 5905/25/2020

It's streaming live everyday.

by Anonymousreply 6005/25/2020

Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.

I still cannot believe he won the Academy Award for saying Hoo-ah every five minutes.

by Anonymousreply 6105/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6205/25/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6305/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6405/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6505/25/2020

Does this count?

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How could the answer be anything but Tommy Wiseau?

by Anonymousreply 6705/25/2020

I guess there was a reason Vanna's acting career never took off.

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Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor

Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls

Hayden Christiansen as Anakin Skywalker, every single time

by Anonymousreply 6905/25/2020

Cybill Shepherd in The Lady Vanishes.

by Anonymousreply 7005/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7105/25/2020

Shtick above

by Anonymousreply 7205/25/2020

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.

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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 Anonymousreply 7405/25/2020

I am sure it’s been mentioned before but Madonna in “Who’s that girl” Razzie hall of fame worthy.

by Anonymousreply 7505/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7605/25/2020

Mark Wahlberg constantly reminding anyone who will listen that he is a dad and a scientist in some whatever Trashformers movie.

by Anonymousreply 7705/25/2020

I was going to say Winona Ryder in everything, but then I saw R73.

by Anonymousreply 7805/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7905/25/2020

Liz Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer.

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Robert Downey jr. in Dr. Dolittle. I was embarrassed for him.

by Anonymousreply 8105/25/2020

R78 Winona was good in Mermaids. You Winona hater cunts are deluded.

by Anonymousreply 8205/25/2020

Take your pick..

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Barbra in A Star is Born: the very worst I've seen and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 8405/25/2020

Kevin Costner in Robin Hood was especially butt clenching to behold.

by Anonymousreply 8505/25/2020

R75, I actually thought Who’s That Girl was one of Madonna’s better performances (which isn’t saying much)

by Anonymousreply 8605/25/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8705/25/2020

R68, that resembled a scene from a bad high school play. I couldn't stop laughing.

by Anonymousreply 8805/25/2020

The actresses who play the best friend in all Lifetime movies

by Anonymousreply 8905/25/2020

Heather Graham in From Hell

James Franco in Queen of the Desert

by Anonymousreply 9005/25/2020

Marky Mark in The Happening. I'm not sure how to even describe what I saw.

by Anonymousreply 9105/25/2020

Eddie Redmayne in The destiny of Jupiter, so awful, Channing Tatum was good in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 9205/25/2020

Candice Bergen, Ali McGraw, Bo Derek

by Anonymousreply 9305/25/2020

The name of the movie is " Jupiter's ascending" my bad

by Anonymousreply 9405/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9505/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9605/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9705/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9805/25/2020

I recently watched JLo in Hustlers. I heard she was disappointed over failing to receive an Oscar nomination. Oh my.

by Anonymousreply 9905/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10005/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10105/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10205/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10305/26/2020

Scarlet JoHansen in Black Dahlia

by Anonymousreply 10405/26/2020

Beyonce Knowles in Cadillac Records, pretending she had one scintilla of Etta James' brilliance. JFC what a shitfest.

by Anonymousreply 10505/26/2020

Black Dahlia is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Put me off Brian De Palma forever.

by Anonymousreply 10605/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10705/26/2020

Jodie Foster in Nell. I was embarrassed for her.

by Anonymousreply 10805/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10905/26/2020

Another vote for Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3.

by Anonymousreply 11005/26/2020

I wouldn't count Sofia Coppola in Godfather III as acting.

by Anonymousreply 11105/26/2020

Doris Roberts was pretty bad in The Honeymoon Killers.

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Lea Michele and Emma Roberts in any Ryan Murphy show

by Anonymousreply 11305/26/2020

Don't forget Madonna in Body of Evidence---so bad in EVERY WAY!

by Anonymousreply 11405/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11505/26/2020

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.

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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 Anonymousreply 11705/26/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 11805/27/2020

Natalie Portman in The Phantom Menace.

by Anonymousreply 11905/27/2020

Dawson in "Dawson's 20 Load Weekend". A less-than-half-hearted performance at a fraction of his potential.

by Anonymousreply 12005/27/2020

Agree, Natalie Portman in "The Phantom Menace" is bad on soooooooo many levels.

by Anonymousreply 12105/27/2020

Madonna in Who's That Girl is so painfully bad, I couldn't watch more than 15 minutes of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 12205/27/2020

Lily Tomlin and John Revolta in "Moment to Moment" (sorry if this was mentioned upthread. I was too lazy to read every reply).

by Anonymousreply 12305/27/2020

R106 I saw it in theaters and hated it right away.

by Anonymousreply 12405/28/2020

Numbers are going up in Wisconsin

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^ Oops, that belonged in the coronavirus thread

by Anonymousreply 12605/28/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12705/28/2020

Anything with Jennifer Lopez. She's awful and that voice! It's like nails on a chalkboard.

by Anonymousreply 12805/28/2020

Bruce Willis and Sandra Bernhard in Hudson Hawk. Throw everyone else in the movie plus the director into the mix, too.

by Anonymousreply 12905/28/2020

Vince Vaughn in True Detective. He ruined season 2 for me.

by Anonymousreply 13005/28/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 13105/29/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 13205/29/2020

Candace Bergen in The Sand Pebbles. Her scenes with Steve McQueen are painful to watch.

by Anonymousreply 13305/29/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13405/29/2020

Madonna in all her movies.

by Anonymousreply 13505/30/2020

Christian Slater and Jared Leto in Basil

by Anonymousreply 13605/31/2020

Daniel J Travanti in Midnight Crossing!

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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 Anonymousreply 13806/02/2020

Okay, technically not acting in this scene, but still. . .

I give you the lovely flat footed as hell Jennifer Lawrence

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by Anonymousreply 13906/02/2020

Did Daniel J. Travanti ever drop trou on stage or screen? He was hot in "Hill Street Blues".

by Anonymousreply 14006/03/2020

Daniel J. Travanti is family. I never would have know.

by Anonymousreply 14106/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14206/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14306/04/2020

Poor Bette, in Bunny O'Hare.

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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.

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by Anonymousreply 14506/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14606/04/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 14706/04/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 14806/05/2020

Did they at least give her fries with that?

by Anonymousreply 14906/05/2020

God I hate her in this

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by Anonymousreply 15006/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15106/05/2020

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.

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R26 Theresa Russell wasn't in Risky Business.

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by Anonymousreply 15306/05/2020

The one that I always remember is the woman that played Patsy in Terms of Endearment, She was horrible.

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by Anonymousreply 15406/05/2020

William Atherton in Day Of The Locust.

by Anonymousreply 15506/05/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 15606/05/2020

I don't remember him being particularly bad in that, R155. I enjoyed that movie.

by Anonymousreply 15706/05/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 15806/05/2020

Sophia Coppola ruined Godfather 3

by Anonymousreply 15906/05/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 16006/05/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 16206/05/2020

Vampira in Plan?

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by Anonymousreply 16306/05/2020

Alex Borstein in Catwoman

by Anonymousreply 16406/05/2020

I bow before you, r148!

by Anonymousreply 16506/05/2020

R142 Ohmygod it doesn't show whatsoever... Are you sure????

by Anonymousreply 16606/05/2020

Al Pacino. Overacts and yells in everything. Never been a fan. Devil's Advocate is truly horrible.

by Anonymousreply 16706/05/2020

R165, here's the other clip from 'Amityville' - 'Father Delaney's Prayer':

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by Anonymousreply 16806/05/2020

George W in My Pet Goat

by Anonymousreply 16906/06/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 17006/06/2020

G’s body of work, owns this thread. There, I said it.

-M

by Anonymousreply 17106/06/2020

Greg Kinnear in everything.

by Anonymousreply 17206/06/2020

Anything Will Smith did.

by Anonymousreply 17306/07/2020

Nai Bonet - Nocturna

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Jon Hamm in most of his movies. He has two emotions.

by Anonymousreply 17506/07/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 17606/16/2020

Bess Armstrong in Jaws 3.

by Anonymousreply 17706/16/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 17906/16/2020

R177 I never could stand her. SUCH a ham. Absolutely detested her in My So Called Life.

by Anonymousreply 18006/18/2020

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

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I like her in most things but shes's unbelievably bad in Jurassic Park.

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by Anonymousreply 18306/22/2020

I love her, but Edith Massey in anything.

by Anonymousreply 18406/22/2020

[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.

by Anonymousreply 18606/22/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 18706/22/2020

[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.

by Anonymousreply 18806/22/2020

(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.

by Anonymousreply 18906/22/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19006/22/2020

Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate. I also didn't love her in It's Complicated.

by Anonymousreply 19106/23/2020
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