Good Actors/Actresses in Bad Movies....

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  1. exclusacon

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    This thought came up as Im watching TV and a Morgan Freeman movie TV spot came on. A dolphin movie. Now this movie might be good, but I thought to myself " Why do some of my favorite actors/actresses do shitty movies?" Has there ever been a movie with an actor/actress you like, you check the movie and you are like WTF is this shit? Why did they do this movie other than a paycheck?

    This is few I can think of at the moment....

    Denzel Washington: Man on Fire: I watch it becuz of Denzel, but turned out to be a bad movie imo.

    Nic Cage: he wins this almost by default. Half of his movies are like WTF, but he always redeemed himself in the next one.

    John Travoltra: Just like the Nic Cage.

    What are some of the ones you have seen with your favorite actor and watching it youre like WTF was that?
     
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    Derek Jacobi in Underworld: Evolution. I have no idea what possessed him to make him act in that film.
     
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    George Clooney: Batman & Robin and Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
     
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    Natalie Portman in the Star Wars prequels immediately comes to mind.
     
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    I actually think he's just a bad actor that's been in some good movies earlier in his career so was made to look good because of how good those movies were!

    Sammuel L Jackson- Calling a lot of his more recent movies woeful would actually be giving those movies too much credit! His choices are staggering, he almost picks his movies as if he is a new rookie on the scene trying to establish himself, with no money in his bank account whatsoever. I wonder who his agent is, he should be shot? Snakes on a plane????
     
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    IIRC, SLJ basically said he'll do just about any movie if the money is good enough.

    And on the topic, several of the actors in G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra.
     
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    Robert DeNiro in Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers and Shark Tale.
    Ricardo Montalbán in Spy Kids 2 and 3.
    Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne.
    Mike Myers in Shrek 3, Cat in the Hat, Shrek 4 and The Love Guru.
    Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English, Scooby Doo, Mr. Beans Holiday and Johnny English Reborn.
    Harrison Ford in Indy 4.
     
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    Cuba Gooding Jr. and Christian Slater in Lies and Illusions. *shudder*
     
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    Actors need money and when production companies waive million dollar contract in front of them all they see is "New Beach House"

    Johnny Depp in The Tourist comes to mind.
     
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    Christopher Walken in...tons of movies.
    Christopher Lloyd in...tons of movies.
     
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    Jeremy Irons - Dungeons and Dragons
    Micheal Caine - Jaws the Revenge
     
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    Definitely Walken.
     
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    Ernie Hudson and Chow Yun Fat.

    I'll let you figure out which movie had them both in it and sucked (shouldn't be too hard).
     
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    Arnold Schwartzenagger, George Clooney, Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones in Joel Schumaucher's Batman films.

    Joesph Gordon Levitt in GI Joe Rise of Cobra, John Malkovitch, Ken Joeng and fRances McDormand in DOTM as well as Rainn Wilson in ROTF.

    Eventually Liam Neeson will have to join them in the new Battleship movie next year.


    Also the gun from the Room.
     
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    Milla Jovovich in Ultraviolet. I've never thought she was Oscar-worthy or anything, but damn.

    Laura Linney in Congo.
     
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    Ben Kingsley in general
     
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    Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper in Super Mario Bros.
    Well, really everyone that was in that movie, but those 2 especially.

    Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. I know he's been out of the spotlight for a long time, but surely his agent can find him better roles than this!

    Eric Roberts in Sharktopus. I see him do something fun like DOA and something real good like Dark Knight, and then I turn around and see him in this. WTF?

    Jason Alexander in Rocky and Bullwinkle. Maybe he's not the biggest star there ever was, but R&B came out shortly after Seinfeld was over, back when he would've still been a hot ticket.
    Robert DeNiro too, for being in this. Just. . . what were they thinking?

    Forest Whitaker in Battlefield Earth. I can understand Travolta being in this turd, since he subscribes to Scientology, but Forest? Come on, man, I've seen you do good work!

    Christopher Lloyd in Baby Geniuses. Ugh. How did he go from landing great roles in Clue, Addams Family, Back to the Future, etc. to putting in appearances in a wave of non-stop garbage like this? Baby Geniuses is but one example.

    Raul Julia and Ming Na Wen in Street Fighter. Both were really great actors coming off of some major hits like the Addams Family movies for Raul and the Joy Luck Club for Ming. Somehow they both wound up in this movie sharing screen-time with Jean Claude Van Damme. I hope they fired their agents. Oh no! I forgot, this was Raul's last movie before he died!! :eek: 
     
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    Frank Langella in the live action He-Man film. He asays he enjoyed the role a lot.
     
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    You do know that Walken hates extended down time? To the point that he'll take anything that offered him if there's no scheduling conflicts.


    And Dereck Jacobi and Ben Kingsly are Shakespearian actors. Meaning shit like Underworld and Bloodraine are so far up their alley I'd be more surprised if they'd turn it down.
     

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