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.
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.
Also in Troy it looked like they had a wax figure substitute for Peter O'Toole as the king.
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!
Brad Pitt in every movie he’s been in...
Tom Cruise in Magnolia
That whiny douchebag is supposed to be Darth Vader? Sure! Portman is almost as bad.
Yes, but lines like, ...”To crush your enemies, see them driven before you ... and to hear the lamentation of their women!”,..are somewhat memorable.
He can’t do an accent, period. Seven Years and Troy are perfect examples.
I really liked Sleepers.
It beats me why anyone would want to sing and dance in the rain.
I missed the message. Social Justice?
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.
His teeth scared me.
that's not easy
Keanu Reeves as the alien, Klaatu. An alien who is all but emotionless and speaks in a monotone isnt 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.
Agree. Ep 1-3 were terrible, and the acting pathetic.
But then again, he could have been acting like a bad actor, which would make him a really good actor.
It was a little hard to get past his drinking of his own recycled urine at the beginning.
George Strait was awful in Pure Country
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