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Worst Acting in a Major Movie (Name your examples)
Self | June 26, 2011 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 06/26/2011 5:56:22 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

I was just watching the original "True Grit" starring John Wayne. Yes, he deserved his Oscar for the role of Rooster Cogburn but opposite him was someone who played his part horribly. I am talking about Glenn Campbell as the Texas Ranger. Sheesh! Talk about stilted delivery. Really bad. Another example of bad acting was also in a John Wayne movie---"The Alamo." It was Frankie Avalon as Smitty who was supposed to be a young Tennessee frontiersman. I like Frankie Avalon in the beach flicks but, let's face it, he was waaay too urban to be believable in the role of Smitty. Whenever I see "The Alamo," it is impossible to forget that this is just a movie because of Frankie Avalon's completely unconvincing acting.

There are many other major movies with examples of really horrible acting. I cited a couple of such examples, so please list yours.


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To: PJ-Comix

James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. What was that singing and dancing bit about?


51 posted on 06/26/2011 6:18:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ponygirl

She was adequate in “Derailed.”


52 posted on 06/26/2011 6:18:43 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: PJ-Comix

Tobey Maguire in “Spiderman.”

What a ZERO!!! How do you make Spiderman BORING?


53 posted on 06/26/2011 6:18:56 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: PJ-Comix

Wesley Snipes in ‘Snakes on a Plane’. It was meant to be a serious action drama....I laughed through the whole movie.


54 posted on 06/26/2011 6:19:29 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Richard Gere as “King David”. So bad, it was funny.


55 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:02 PM PDT by randita
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To: rocksblues

Disagree. Lesley Ann Warren was nominated for an Oscar for “Victor/Victoria,” and she should have won. HI. LAR. I. OUS.


56 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: RichInOC
Shouldn’t there be a division between entertainingly bad acting, and just plain bad acting?

Yes. The overly urban Frankie Avalon as Smitty in "The Alamo" was so misplaced that it was entertaining in a comedic way. Of course, it was still very painful to watch.

57 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:42 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain. What was that singing and dancing bit about?
58 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ducttape45
I agree! (FWIW, I hated the little kid they had playing the child Anakin Skywalker, too.)

I remember when it first came out, I was watching it and thinking, "wow, you are in CA, you are looking for a young male actor, blonde, to play this pivotal role and this is the best you could come up with?

59 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:55 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: NCC-1701

Kim Darby in True Grit was the worst


60 posted on 06/26/2011 6:20:55 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: PJ-Comix

As much as I love him, Freddie Couples playing himself in Tin Cup was the worst. Add in his playing partner that day, too. Corey Pavin, was it?


61 posted on 06/26/2011 6:21:36 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: PJ-Comix

Kevin Costner in anything but Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was the worst.


62 posted on 06/26/2011 6:21:41 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( NObama - Done in One - Herman Cain in 2012)
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To: Revolting cat!

Cagney had been a dancer in vaudeville before he became a movie star.


63 posted on 06/26/2011 6:22:19 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: mnehring
Silver Medal- Brooke Shields in Furry Vengeance.

Gold Medal - Brooke Shields in "Blue Lagoon."

64 posted on 06/26/2011 6:22:36 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Brad Pitt in everything except 12 Monkeys.

Ben Affleck in everything he's been in.

65 posted on 06/26/2011 6:22:52 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Sondra Locke in The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Sudden Impact. UGH


66 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:04 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: yarddog

That’s a good one.it was so bad I can still remember


67 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:14 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: PJ-Comix

My short list:

-Rosie O’Donnell as Betty Rubble in one of the Flintstones movies. Every guy (whether they will admit it or not) who ever watched the cartoon had a childhood fantasy of what a real-life Betty would look like. I guarantee you none of them ever thought of Rosie O’Donnell.

-Sharon Stone in the remake of Gloria. Gena Rowlands you ain’t, baby.

-Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy.

-William Shatner as Alexander the Great (TV pilot). A pre-Trek Shatner and his loyal sidekick (a pre-Batman Adam West) fight off the Persians.

-And, last but not least: Jack Palance in CHE! as...wait for it..Fidel Castro.


68 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:21 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Frances Ethel Gumm in anything!


69 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Alright, now you’re just being annoying.


70 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Elizabeth Taylor as “Cleopatra”.


71 posted on 06/26/2011 6:24:03 PM PDT by randita
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To: PJ-Comix

Denise Richards as a scientist in The World is not Enough.


72 posted on 06/26/2011 6:24:41 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (HTML impaired)
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To: DemforBush

Brad Pitt was just AWFUL in Troy.


73 posted on 06/26/2011 6:24:41 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense

Brad Pitt had the WORST German accent in “7 Years in Tibet.”


74 posted on 06/26/2011 6:24:57 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Revolting cat!
What was that singing and dancing bit about?

I think it had something to do with the title song, and the lyrics "I'm singin', and dancin' in the rain."

75 posted on 06/26/2011 6:25:29 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: PJ-Comix

Kevin Costner in Water World.

Scott Baio in Zapped

Lou Diamond Phillips in Young Guns

Michael Keaton in Batman. Arnold as Mr. freeze in Batman. Uma Thurman in Batman. Chris O’Donnel in Batman.

Andrew McCarthy in Mannequn

That’s a start.


76 posted on 06/26/2011 6:25:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: mnehring

“Gold Medal- Sean Connery in Zardoz”

Unfair!

Zardoz was good... in a Barbarellaish sort of way.


77 posted on 06/26/2011 6:25:38 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Oh, so you liked Joey Dee in Hey, let's Twist. OK. What about Teddy Randazzo?
78 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I always thought William Shatner wasn’t a very good actor, that whole Star Trek crew was lucky to get their parts and even luckier to have the fan base grow. Luckily for us, Galaxy Quest came out as proper satire.


79 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:42 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: martin_fierro

Angelina Jolie in Alexander. AWFUL!!! Though I am not a fan of her or her acting.


80 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:42 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Jane Fonda in Barbarella, Streisand in Yentl, Tom Hanks in Joe vs the Volcano, Meg Tilly in anything, Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, Tom Cruise in TAPS.


81 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: PJ-Comix
I've always thought that Faye Emerson, FDR's daughter-in-law, was remarkably consistent in producing bad performances. But I think her worst of all was her cameo in 1943’s Air Force playing the wounded girlfriend of the hero in a painful hospital scene.
82 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: rintense
Brad Pitt was just AWFUL in Troy.

Also in Troy it looked like they had a wax figure substitute for Peter O'Toole as the king.

83 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:19 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Natalie Portman. Star Wars Episode 3 “You’re breaking my heart!” G A G!!!

Wait, this reminded me of what I consider to be the most awful scene played by two actors: Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler with an animal cracker in Armageddon. Talk about GAG! "Do you think there are two other people doing this?" I hope that there are not two other people who are this lame in the UNIVERSE!

84 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:25 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: All

Brad Pitt in every movie he’s been in...


85 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:28 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: PJ-Comix

Tom Cruise in Magnolia


86 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:47 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: LibertarianLiz

That whiny douchebag is supposed to be Darth Vader? Sure! Portman is almost as bad.


87 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:51 PM PDT by drew
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To: mardi59

Yes, but lines like, ...”To crush your enemies, see them driven before you ... and to hear the lamentation of their women!”,..are somewhat memorable.


88 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:05 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He can’t do an accent, period. Seven Years and Troy are perfect examples.


89 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:05 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Maverick68

I really liked Sleepers.


90 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:11 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: synbad600

It beats me why anyone would want to sing and dance in the rain.
I missed the message. Social Justice?


91 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FrdmLvr
See "The Last Samurai" although arguably Ken Watanabi is what the movie is all about.
92 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: mardi59
Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman

Actually that was one of my favorite Pacino roles. I loved the scene where he acted like an attorney for the defense at that exclusive boys school.

93 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:57 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

His teeth scared me.


94 posted on 06/26/2011 6:29:31 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense; JRios1968
Whatsherface in "The Black Swan" actually managed to make the lesbian sex scene boring.

that's not easy

95 posted on 06/26/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Loud Mime

Keanu Reeves as the alien, Klaatu. An alien who is all but emotionless and speaks in a monotone – isn’t that the role Mr. Reeves was born to play? Based on previous performances, you might think so, and yet he still seems shallow and unconvincing.
***Who says movie reviewers can’t write? Basically he says that Keanu Reeves looks shallow and unconvincing when he’s playing an emotionless monotonic character. A sock puppet would do a better job acting. Now... that’s good writing. I disagree with the reviewer, but it’s still excellent writing.


96 posted on 06/26/2011 6:30:34 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: drew

Agree. Ep 1-3 were terrible, and the acting pathetic.


97 posted on 06/26/2011 6:30:44 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I've got it! The worst acting ever: the first gas station attendant in Wayne's World (before Charlton Heston stepped in.)

But then again, he could have been acting like a bad actor, which would make him a really good actor.

98 posted on 06/26/2011 6:31:53 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Kevin Costner in Water World.

It was a little hard to get past his drinking of his own recycled urine at the beginning.

99 posted on 06/26/2011 6:32:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: FlJoePa

George Strait was awful in Pure Country


100 posted on 06/26/2011 6:32:13 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (HTML impaired)
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