IMQ #22 - People in Film - Worse/Least Liked Male Performance

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    At the sake of being obvious, hard to ignore Tommy Wiseau in The Room. Any success this guy has is due to the fact that he is terrible at just about anything. Hey, whatever works.

    Honorable Mentions:
    John Travolta - Battlefield Earth
    Nicolas Cage - The Wicker Man
    Adam Sandler - Billy Madison
    Pauly Shore - Bio-Dome
    Keanu Reeves - Much Ado About Nothing/Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Jake Lloyd - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
     
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    Nic Cage - Peggy Sue Got Married.
    William Hurt - Lost in Space.
    Ryan Gosling - Gangster Squad.
    Quentin Tarantino - Desperado.
    Taylor Lautner - Abduction.

    I was going to add Louis Gossett Jr's role in The Principal but I'm inclined to blame that absurd Irish accent on direction.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Ahh, Tarantino. I actually would have picked his great starring role in Destiny Turns on the Radio as one of the worst performances I've ever seen.
     
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    Are we going to do least favorite characters in a movie or just the actor who played them?
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    This is all about performance, so it would be specific to the actor playing a role in the movie, not simply a bad role.
     
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    oaken1 Stone Cold

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    lots of guys have had bad performances.

    one that sticks out to me...was actually a great performance of a nasty character...done so well I hated the actor for years and wouldnt watch his movies, lol.

    Joaqin Phoenix in Gladiator


    but maybe more on topic...

    how about when Johnny Depp mailed it in during the Lone Ranger and just did Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head?

    maybe more towards my first point... how about everything Bruce Dern ever did?? You always knew that dude was gonna be the bad guy in everything...for years I hated him...you know, since sometimes fans cannot separate the actor from the character... but my favorite part of the Hateful Eight was getting to see Dern do his thing one more time...

    hated that guy all my life and loved every minute of it.
     
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    Charles Bronson-Telefon(he didn't even try to sound Russian)
    Kevin Costner-Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Anthony Perkins-Psycho 2(He couldn't capture the magic from the original)
    Brad Pitt-Troy
     
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    John Travolta - Battlefield Earth
     
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    It's a weak movie but I liked it anyway mostly because he didn't force an accent. I can't think of anything that will ruin a movie for me quicker than a phony accent.
     
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    Oh the movie is fantastic. One of my favorite espionage movies next to Black Sunday.
     
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    I change my answer:

    Kevin Costner - Robin Hood
     
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    Tom Cruise - Eyes Wide Shut
     
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    Howie Long- Broken Arrow
     
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    Howie Long from Firestorm wants to know what in the world you're talking about.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    So does Steven Seagal from Fire Down Below.
     

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