Least Convincing Performance

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  1. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    Last night I watched the JACKAL for the first time. I won it as a prize for a SMASH BROS BRAWL tourny I won. Just in case anyone is unfamiliar with the film, Richard Gere plays an Irish Terrorist...and attempts an Irish accent. I say "attempts" because he fails miserably at it. Overall, this was one of the least convincing acting roles I've seen and it got me to wondering.

    What was the least convincing performance you have seen in a movie or TV show?
     
  2. drill

    drill Gotham's White Knight

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    Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy.
     
  3. Lord Of Tetris

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    Er...this has the potential to list pretty much every bad role out there. (Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker, the entire cast of Batman & Robin, various comic book films, etc)

    I vote for Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer. She was...okay...in season 1 of 24. But sometime after that, it seems like Elisha realized her scripts were complete shit, and she stopped trying to make her acting any good. So many of her scenes practically have her rolling her eyes. You can tell she's just holding her breath, praying for the work day to be finished with so she can stop acting alongside the evil quickiemart robber, mountain lion, kidnapper...
     
  4. Jeremy.B

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    I would say Richard Gere as an Irish terrorist in JACKAL

    :lol 
     
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    Whatever her name is that played Dr. Melfi through 6 seasons of Sopranos. She had one face for every single emotion she attempted to convey. Awful.
     
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    Sean Connery as a soviet submarine captain in The Hunt for Red October.

    Actually, should he get points for not attempting a Russian accent at all? At least he didn't insult the audience as much as he could have.
     
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    Oh, how can you not love Captain Marko Ramiush, from Vilniush?

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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    lol connery scottish brogue, buck futter
     
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    Tara Reid as the scientist in Alone in the Dark, the Australian girl as the computer expert in Transformers, the scientist girl in Doom, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, etc. etc.

    It isn't that good looking girls can't be smart, but man these are some bad casting choices.
     
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    Steven Segal in everything ever.
     
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    I personally think Ed Norton's "British" accent is beyond laughable. Which is too bad, since he is such a good actor otherwise.
     
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    Christmas Jones.
     
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    im suprised no one said Keanu Reeves...

    " I. Know. Kung. Fu. "
     
  14. RabidYak

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    It isn't too bad in the first Matrix film because his character is just as gormless as he is at that point, but its made of fail in the trainwreck sequels since you actually need charisma to pull off the whole pseudo Jesus thing.
     
  15. Liege Prime

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    There are a million, but being that he is considered a good actor, I would have to go with George Clooney as Batman. I don't think he ever changed his facial expression, tone of voice, or stance once in the movie. The movie, Batman and Robin, was overall craptacular anyways, but one would think Clooney would be one of the few things it had going for it. He wasn't.

    Oh, and Keanu Reaves in anything besides Bill and Ted. Even though I like a lot of his movies, he hasn't been able to play anything besides Keanu Reeves. I also agree with all the "hot" girls getting roles just because they're "hot".
     
  16. Blaster_Prime

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    HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER is a damn near perfect film!! The only flaw being the lingering camera shot on the cook that ruins the surpise ending. :lol 
     
  17. Liege Prime

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    I would also like to add the alien, from Alien 3. After Alien and Aliens, the CG alien in '3 just didn't cut it. He moved awkwardly, couldn't be correctly lit by the lighting around him, and he never got any of his lines right.
     
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    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    Well if you're going to bring that up you might as well add G.I.N.O. from GODZILLA, pretty much everything in I AM LEGEND, and Yoda from ATTACK OF THE CLONES
     
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    I haven't seen Alone in the Dark, but the two others came to mind right away.

    I didn't really buy Will Smith in I am legend either.
     
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    I debate this one only because she was not hot.


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