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.
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?
Kevin Costner in anything but Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was the worst.
Cagney had been a dancer in vaudeville before he became a movie star.
Gold Medal - Brooke Shields in "Blue Lagoon."
Ben Affleck in everything he's been in.
Sondra Locke in The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Sudden Impact. UGH
That’s a good one.it was so bad I can still remember
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.
Frances Ethel Gumm in anything!
Alright, now you’re just being annoying.
Elizabeth Taylor as “Cleopatra”.
Denise Richards as a scientist in The World is not Enough.
Brad Pitt was just AWFUL in Troy.
Brad Pitt had the WORST German accent in “7 Years in Tibet.”
I think it had something to do with the title song, and the lyrics "I'm singin', and dancin' in the rain."
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.
“Gold Medal- Sean Connery in Zardoz”
Zardoz was good... in a Barbarellaish sort of way.
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.
Angelina Jolie in Alexander. AWFUL!!! Though I am not a fan of her or her acting.
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