15 Of The Worst Performances From Great Actors (Looks Like These Actors Fell Flat)

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There’s something simultaneously hilarious, sad, and wonderful about watching a great actor deliver an awful performance. Whether it’s a bad turn in a great movie or awful acting in an even worse movie, watching our favorite thespians give bad performance reminds us that our big screen idols are still human.

Here are 15 bad performances from great Hollywood actors. These acting jobs run the gamut of funny, pitiful, and infuriating, but are all ultimately and irrefutably human in their failure.


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  1. says:

    As for anthony Hopkins, you might want to look into a little movie called ‘Magic’ where he plays the victim of a possessed ventriloquist dummy. Awesome movie :)

  2. says:

    Yeah no. Hayden Christianson is not a good actor. The fact that you say this explains why most of your articles are ridiculous.

  3. says:

    Most of these people aren’t even good, let alone great actors.

  4. says:

    When I saw Kevin Costner’s name I was sure it would be for Waterworld, and I would have been pissed but not surprised. I hear from a lot people that it is a horrible movie, but I will always love it.

  5. says:

    The only “great actors” on the list of 15 are: Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, Christopher Walken, and Anthony Hopkins.

    Voight is a very good actor, almost great. John Wayne is no great actor, he’s more of a larger-than-life “movie star” than a serious actor

    Cage, Travolta, Costner, Walhberg, Willis are all good actors, not great. Are you freakin’ kidding me with the inclusion of Keanu Reeves, Hayden Christensen and Halle Berry? If you truly believe they’re great actors, then you’ve lost your mind, period.

  6. says:

    I disagree with Travolta’s role in “Battlefield Earth”. I enjoyed the role he played and the movie itself, his role was hilarious and the movie was unique crap.

  7. says:

    My comment here is in the following comment as well that fits FW’s performance in this movie.

  8. says:

    Gary Oldman’s performance in Dracula makes up for any short comings the actors in this movie may have had.

  9. says:

    Did you just state that John Travolta, Keanu Reeves, and Hayden Christensen are good actors? BLASPHEMY

  10. says:

    I don’t think ANYONE regards Keanu Reeves as a great actor (including Keanu Reeves).

  11. says:

    Clark Gable as Parnell–if it weren’t from a film from one hundred years that none of you pups ever heard of, it would lead the list.

  12. says:

    you didn’t mention Willis’ “Hudson Hawk”? I find it hard to believe that “Cop Out” was worse than that festering, stinking turd

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