Skip to comments.Worst Acting in a Major Movie (Name your examples)
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.
Schwarzenegger was funny in “Twins” and “Kindergarten Cop”. I think his comedic roles were his best.
Star Wars Episode 3
“You’re breaking my heart!”
G A G!!!
Any movie he was ever in.
Jason Robards in Julius Caesar (1970)
It’s like watching a brick play Brutus
Shouldn’t there be a division between entertainingly bad acting, and just plain bad acting?
Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca.” He really was terribly stiff and one-note.
(But I still love that movie.)
Bronze Medal- John Travolta and Forest Whitaker in Battlefield Earth.
Silver Medal- Brooke Shields in Furry Vengeance.
Gold Medal- Sean Connery in Zardoz
Honorable mention- Michael Caine in Jaws 4
Glen’s name is spelled with one “n”. John Wayne hand picked him for the role. He really couldn’t say no. He did the best he could.
Given the news the past week (Glen’s admission that he has Alzheimer’s Disease), why not pick on a professional actor who sucked. Glen may have sucked in that movie in your opinion, but he has more talent in his little finger than someone like, say Lindsay Lohan.
Julia Roberts is overrated. “Pretty Woman” was bad. “Sleeping with the Enemy” was worse.
Everybody in the movie Elekra. Just stail, bad, B movie acting. I know it was a comic book movie, but it still was a Hollywood production but felt like a made for TV movie.
James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. What was that singing and dancing bit about?
She was adequate in “Derailed.”
Tobey Maguire in “Spiderman.”
What a ZERO!!! How do you make Spiderman BORING?
Wesley Snipes in ‘Snakes on a Plane’. It was meant to be a serious action drama....I laughed through the whole movie.
Richard Gere as “King David”. So bad, it was funny.
Disagree. Lesley Ann Warren was nominated for an Oscar for “Victor/Victoria,” and she should have won. HI. LAR. I. OUS.
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.
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?
Kim Darby in True Grit was the worst
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