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Which Actor Picks the Worst Roles/Films?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by LeftCoast, May 2, 2005.

  1. LeftCoast

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    My vote on this one is Ben Affleck...do I really need to list a few reasons:
    Armageddon
    Raindeer Games
    Bounce
    Gigli
    Paycheck
    Daredevil
    goes on and on.....
     
  2. TonyA

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    Steve Martin (who's early stuff is pure genius), but has definately chosen some real crud over the last few years...

    I mean after the ill advised Bilko movie, he then tries on Peter Sellers old shoes in a remake of the Pink Panther???
     
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    Robert de Niro, for the same reasons as Steve Martin. Early output superb but his latest films have been mostly mediocre. The nadir being "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle". Get him out of the comedy roles I say.

    I suppose that's what happens when, like Steve Martin, much of your early work was so superb. Jack Nicholson seems to have avoided this fate though and is still producing excellent films (About Schmidt springs to mind).
     
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    I guess the main difference is that the names you guys brought up belong to talented actors. Maybe Ben keeps getting lousy roles because no one credible wants him stinking up their movie. Although, he was pretty funny in Good Will Hunting.
     
  5. Tejstar

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    I was about to mention Bobby too. I understand he may do some movies to bolster his pension-fund, but surely there must be some projects that would be a labour of love. Or do we just have to accept the fire has gone… :(
     
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    Ditto Bob Di Nero.

    Some awful choices he's made in the past few years.

    How much money does he need in his pension fund ***!!

    I'd also like to see him choose some more serious roles instead of all this comedy bullsh*t.

    Not that he can't do comedy of course. Midnight Run was THE best buddie movie of the eighties (imho) and was his finest comedy (of sorts) role by far...
     
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    David Warner (he from the Omen/Tron) , i mean come on Beastmaster 3!
     
  8. TonyA

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    Dare I say... Michael Caine

    He's done some fantastic movies over the years, Alfie, the Harry Palmer movies, Italian Job, Get Carter (IMHO a classic), but has also done a fair amount of not so good ones e.g. The Swarm, Bullseye, Jaws: The Revenge etc...

    Saying that, he does appear to have become a little more selective over the years, and I cant wait to see his portrayal of Alfred the Butler in Batman Begins.
     
  9. Stuart Wright

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    Mchael Cain has been honest about the stinkers he's been in.
    Jaws the revenge, for example.
    He dismisses them with quotes like 'it bought me a new house'.
    Fair enough.
    For Zulu to Second Hand Lions, that man deserves an Oscar.
     
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    Secondhand Lions is superb...one of the best films in the last 2 years IMHO.

    Michael Keaton deserves a slap for some of the stinkers he's been in since the Batman/Beetlejuice days. He starred in a film with Ally McCoist in a film about a fallen Scottish football hero...Robert Duvall was also in it...and deserves a slap just as much.
    Michael Keaton's name was removed from the credits for some unknown reason... :rolleyes: Stinker of a movie... :thumbsdow :thumbsdow To top that, i think he's also in the new Herbie movie with Lindsay Lohan. That looks even worse going by some of the trailers I've seen... :eek:
     
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    Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams.
     
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    i would have to agree with the original post Ben Affleck - awful.


    talking about michael keaton and Michael Caine i had the misfortune to watch quicksand last week!! oh dear
     
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    How about adding John Travolta....maybe not the greatest to begin with,but Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty were good films.....then we get gems such as The Punisher,Broken Arrow,and Battlefield Earth which surely must be one of the greatest turkeys of all time.
     
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    LOL! :D :D

    Fair enough indeed.

    Given today's :censored: stupid house prices I wouldn't blame anyone who can get a house for appearing in a steaming pile of dog poo :D
     
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    My choice would be Kevin Costner!

    Oh, and agree with Ben Affleck!!!

    Chris
     
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    How about Cuba Gooding Jnr!
     
  17. Gary D

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    big john Travolta!!! woefully bad actor in some of the worst films ever made.


    Gary
     
  18. Tejstar

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    One of them being Battlefield Earth, why did he do it!?!?!?
     
  19. Gary D

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    because he's a ******* ****! :D

    as me old mum would say - he's got a face like a slapped arse!



    Gary
     
  20. Tejstar

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    Ooh – it gets personal! :D
     
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    sorry, he just really gets on my wick.



    Gary
     
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    My vote goes for William Shatner, for appearing is so many cheap and nasty ads, not even films ***. The guy is a legend so why be little himself? The money can't be that good surely?
     
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    Id agree about De Niro, but i would disagree with Travolta, he did star in Pulp Fiction, in which i think he was excellent and yes he has starred in some lesser films but in most of them i think he adds a bit of character to them such as Broken Arrow.
    But i totally agree with the mention of Battlefield Earth.....WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT FILM ABOUT!!!
     
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    Oh you missed the point there royally.
    Big Bill Shatner has got a wicked sense of humour.
    I like his acting in Boston Legal, too.
    I don't think we should criticise people for making bad choices WRT movies because they don't know it's a stinker before it's made and they probably still made loads of cash. We can criticise their acting, sure. But their undeniable defense for taking the job would be, quoting Gene Simmons, 'kiss my bank balance'. Let's face it - who of us wouldn't at least have a go at acting in Anaconda III for 250,000 quid?
     
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    absolutely Robert De Niro, went for quantity and pay cheques rather than quality. Criminal really. Could have been one of the greatests but IMO undoes all the great work by picking cack.
    Brando (who IMO is legend) at least had the decency to only pick a few crap projects.
    Pacino too has taken far too many terrible projects, but redeems himself more than DeNiro.
     
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    Family Guy, I remember reading about this film when it was getting made (the year Hearts won the Scot.Cup in 1998 :clap: and Duvall was in the crowd that day). I never heard dickie about it from that day to this, have you seen it and (dare I say) is it out to rent. I take it that the film went straight to video ??
     
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    What was this film called?
     
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    Tejstar its called 'Shot of Glory' or 'the Cup'. Looks grim though
    http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0193854/
    If I can get it cheap on dvd I'll give it a spin (for al laugh at Ally McCoist acting skills if nothing else).
    there are some really interesting footballers (?) in this one. I mean Ally Maxwell, Owen Coyle, Didier Agathe (now at Celtic) - come on
    I'll let you know if I can get it what its like
     
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    I'd appreciate that. I remember hearing about this a while back and then nothing. It might not be too bad! ;)
     
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    ordered it for £6 . here goes then
     

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