The worst actor working today

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Buretsu:
SACHA. BAREN. MOTHERFUCKING COHEN.

Seriously, someone murder that fucker.

How can you call him a bad actor or the worst actor?

I can dig people not liking him, but a bad actor? Haha, no fucking way. That guy delivers man, no matter what character he is playing, and most of his movies consist of him going "undercover" with his character. None of that "Lets do this scene 100 times till we get it right" stuff.

I guess objective analysis doesn't count for too much these days huh?

TheBobmus:
Jack Black and Eddie Murphy, as a rule. There are exceptions in their older work, but today all their stuff feels tired and unfunny.
For the ladies it's Sarah Jessica Parker.

Edit: Also there's the obvious Taylor Lautner, who has the acting ability of a Starfish.

the closest one I can think of is Martin Short

I was fine with him playing as a high priest in Prince of Egypt (even if he and Steve Martin were slightly out of place as comic relief) but He sparked ire in me when he voiced the Cat in that godawfully annoying PBS show called The Cat In The Hat Knows Alot About That.

Dr. Suess must be shuttering in his grave by now (if he wasn't already doing so when that 'remake' of Lorax came out) ...

For your Oscar Razzie consideration:

Ok, maybe he's not the worst, but I just wanted an excuse to post this video. XD

Channing Tatum surely?! When I went to see Dear John with an ex; as soon as it finished about 5 people (including me) in unison, said "that was shit".

It's hard to pinpoint a worst actor, but I can tell you who the worst actors are, in proportion to how much they're paid. Tom Cruise is a bad actor who makes a mint. In this case, bad actor means "unconvincing". Like a cheap special effect, unconvincing acting makes you say "that looks totally fake", removing you from the movie. In that regard, Tom Cruise is to acting what a saucer on a string is to special effects.

Second place goes to Keira Knightley. For the longest time, I assumed Keira would have been okay if it were not for the fact that she is perpetually miscast in roles she clearly can't perform - bounty hunters and pirate queens. I thought she'd only be capable of the "posh totty" kind of role. But then I saw Pride and Prejudice and The Governess; roles she should be perfect for. She was still terrible. She fails for the same reasons as Tom Cruise; so unconvincing, it destroys whatever credibility the movie had.

I give other bad actors a pass, either because they're poorly paid amateurs, or because the movie they're in is too bad for them to ruin. Also, I forgive actors who can only play themselves, like John Wayne or Vin Deisel - they often can play themselves very well, and that works just as long as they're put in a movie that happens to need John Wayne or Vin Deisel. Hell, that even applies to the modern shitty stars, like Shia LeBoeff or Michael Cera. It's only when actors demand huge paychecks in high standard productions, that I expect a high standard of performance.

Raven's Nest:
I guess objective analysis doesn't count for too much these days huh?

Not when it comes to a question as subjective as "who do you think is the worst actor?"

saoirse13:

Hmmm well I guess it's down to personal preference. But in my opinion, He is a bad actor. A river runs through it, is the only movie that I can appreciate him in.

While that's a fine opinion, there is a vast difference between liking an actor/actress and acknowledging their skill (or lack thereof).

He has talent, and still does. I don't particularly like him, but he's a good actor.

Hmm, let's see.

Adam Sandler is certainly high up there. It's not just that he's a bad actor, and it's not just that the movies he make are bad, the real worst part is that he can take actrs or actresses who are actually pretty good or have potential and essentially make them look like shit.

Amanda Siegfried is pretty god awful. As well as just being a poor actress, her roles are always giving her too much to do, giving her the task of carrying the movie herself when it's clear that she just isn't good enough to do so. What's worse is that it seems like her getting jobs means that perhaps better, more capable up-and-coming actresses are always losing their chances to come through.

While I wouldn't say she's the worst actress around, I can't stand Zoey Deschenele. If she was just a subpar actress I could easily just let that slide and forget about her, but it seems like she's never really called out on any of this. I think what annoys me about her is that she seems to be let off the hook too many times simply due to her quirkiness, something I simply cannot stand. Not the worst actress, but my anticipation for something quickly drops when I find out she's part of it.

Taylor Kitsch and shia labeouf both deserve honerable mentions but Adam Sandler post 2005's and The Longest Yard (a perfectly watchable film) has made NOTHING that is not a physical and emotinal chore to watch. Im unable to sit through anything he has done since and much of what he did before.

Actresses? Well Shara Jessica Parker is pretty bad, as in Megan Fox but modern era Jessica Alba just rubs me up the wrong way for some reason. As does Halle Berry.

HardkorSB:
Vin Diesel?
I mean, the guy can only play 1 character - Vin Diesel.

By your logic, Clint Eastwood is a horrible actor, Charlie Chaplin is a horrible actor (The Great Dictator exempt). If that one character is gold, you can't go wrong. Incidentally I am not in any way or means a fan of Vin Diesel, I just wouldn't label myself a detractor.

maninahat:

Raven's Nest:
I guess objective analysis doesn't count for too much these days huh?

Not when it comes to a question as subjective as "who do you think is the worst actor?"

And what's the difference between a subjective opinion and a subjective opinion worth anything?

EeveeElectro:
If anyone says Nicholas Cage I'll punch you!!! He's the greatest actor of all time, I love him.

Ahem. Actress, I agree with Kristen Stewart. Her one facial expression is so annoying. I wouldn't exactly say she was attractive either, so I'm not sure how she gets work...
Actors, I'm not too sure of. There's something about Daniel Radcliffe that annoys me. He's got much better over the years but still seems a little wooden sometimes. Definitely not the worst though.
I'll have a think about it and come back >_> <_<

ah! my friends and i have a theory about old unpredictable nic cage. He has a twin, probably evil, who goes out of his way to appear in the shittest movies ever. Then there's regular Nicolas cage who only ever acts in awesome movies.

Either that or he literally doesn't even read a script before accepting a job

oh yeah forget OT!

Jamie Foxx is pretty dreadful, if you need convincing just watch Collateral, Adam Sandler is pretty much the same character in every movie I've ever seen him in. Oh! and before i forget right at the top of the list should be Mark Wahlberg...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2r_qjEHf7c&feature=related

oh dear...

Nicholas Cage, my favourite scene he is in is the one where he is lit on fire

Michael Cera, without a doubt. He physically incapable of playing anyone but "high-class guy acting like what he thinks those nerds on the other side of the room are like". Him and the writers (not the actors) from Big Bang are making me wish I was a brainless jock.

Nicolas Cage by far

Will ferrel. He ain't funny.

that guy who did borat and all those movies like that. It ain't even funny.

HardkorSB:
Vin Diesel?
I mean, the guy can only play 1 character - Vin Diesel.

Acting level: Vin Disel

"I'll kill you with my teacup."

Nicholas Cage. I sometimes wonder if he is purposefully making a mockery of himself. He looks like he's extremely confused the majority of the time and his "angry" scenes are absolutely hysterical.

DugMachine:
Ashton Kutcher's acting hurts me, like, right in my soul man. As for female... uh the chick that costarred with him in Friends with Benefits or No strings Attached. Whatever the fuck it was called

Natalie Portman is not shit. She's actually quite a fine actress. OT, I can't really say, I steer clear of most bad movies, so only Shia Lebouf or however it is spelt and the transformers girls come to mind. Maybe Jon Voight as well.

DJ_DEnM:
WILL FERREL! YOU DAMN, DIRTY APE! The only good movie I've seen with Will Ferrell was "The Other Guys" and that wasn't even thanks to him.

"land of the lost" made me want to drink acid
so yeah, i agree with you

Raven's Nest:

maninahat:

Raven's Nest:
I guess objective analysis doesn't count for too much these days huh?

Not when it comes to a question as subjective as "who do you think is the worst actor?"

And what's the difference between a subjective opinion and a subjective opinion worth anything?

The difference is the thread is asking "Who do YOU think is the worst actor," not "Who do the most educated and well-versed people on acting think is the worst actor." The question defines the opinion that's worth something--the opinion of the one who is answering.

Casual Shinji:

Melanie McGreevey:
I won't repeat as there are a LOT of people mentioned in this list i agree with... but for me.. it has to be Charlie Sheen.

And yet he's still famous and Emilio Estevez isn't. *sigh*

More like infamous rather than famous, though are we talking about his acting or the man in real life? To be fair when was the last time Estevez was in...well anything(not bashing the guy as I think he's done some great performances in the past)? Charlie Sheen is really only famous/infamous because of all the crazy shit he keeps on pulling in real life and not because of his acting.

Also, how good or bad is his acting? The only films/TV series I remember seeing him in was "Scary Movie 3" and "Two and a Half Men". While I have enjoyed "Two and a Half Men" Charlie Sheen is basically playing as himself, hell the show is pretty much about Charlie Sheen to some degree.

axlryder:
ITT, we discuss who we believe the worst actor currently working in the business is. This is primarily focusing on notable Hollywood actors, so avoid citing B-movie actors (Tommy Wiseau) or actors that most people wouldn't know. The criteria for awfulness is yours to decide, though acting ability is mostly what I had in mind when creating this thread. Just be sure to state why you think they're the worst of the worst. If you want to include one male and one female feel free to do so.

I would have included directors in the title as well, but I get the feeling that Uwe Boll would be a shoo-in for top honors. Regardless, you can throw some directing names out there if you so desire.

My vote goes to Sam Worthington.

Agreed. Can he do any acting for once? That Australian accent of his (I'm Australian), in every, American, Greek, or Irish role makes me see red. And that fake Irish bit in Terminator Salvation made me bleed. Actually, he was good in Rogue, but that was probably because he was playing a redneck Australian.

The only correct answer is Hayden Christensen.
He's not even funny bad, like Tommy Wiseau, or "let's make some money by phoning this shit in" Nic Cage.
He's more "Oh god don't touch me there" bad.
It's horrible.

EDIT:
Scratch that.
PUALY SHORE

Dirty Hipsters:
Michael Cera since he doesn't ACT in any of his movies, he always just plays himself.

Once, I'd love to see him not play an awkward teenager.

Alright, here it goes.

The cast of Transformer's movies that played humans. No emotion.

The cast of Twilight. No emotion and terrible screen play doesn't help the fact that there is no emotion.

The Rock because everything he's in he's literally the same man. He can't do much but say how much he loves family values.

The man who plays Tony Stark. The point of Tony Stark was to be such a unlikable prick that when he got into the suit you either hope he crashes and dies or does something amazing to make up for being a prick, not be a prick all the fucking time.

Man who played Scott in Scott Pilgrim VS The World. I just kinda don't like his face and he plays whiny to realistically.

Vin Diesel, but hes the type of bad I like.

Thats all I can think of right now.

Michael Cera. I get that some people are charmed by his awkwardness or whatever but most of the time I just see him as this gawkward chinless guy with a timid voice that sounds like his lungs are trying to suck the sound-waves back into his diaphragm. He comes across like a labradoodle that's been house-trained but you just know he's going to piss all over the rug anyway.

As for actresses... look I'm not going to say Kristen Stewart because I reckon she had the makings of a good actress but the Twilight films just sucked it out of her. I actually feel sorry for her and Pattinson. Not Taylor Lautner though because he seems to still enjoy it.

I'm going to go with Eva Mendes. She seems so plasticy and false in everything she does. Every time she's on screen I just feel repelled from her and everything that's going on. I'm can't even remember the name of any character she has played because she's never made any of them memorable. In terms of effort she never seems to get out of second gear; 'I'm the sexy Cuban girl from Miami I don't need to get people to notice me, they just will.' Yeah Eva, that time has lo-ong passed.

Taylor Lautner.
Kristen Stewart.
Michael Cera.
Jonah Hill.
Ashton Kutcher.
Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf.
Will Farrell.
Ben Stiller.
Eddie Murphy.
There's a few more, but my bile filter is maxed out at the moment.

Raven's Nest:

maninahat:

Raven's Nest:
I guess objective analysis doesn't count for too much these days huh?

Not when it comes to a question as subjective as "who do you think is the worst actor?"

And what's the difference between a subjective opinion and a subjective opinion worth anything?

Kind of depends. If you just give your opinion, seems like people will just leave you alone. If you give a reason for your opinion, people will attempt to explain how your reasons are terrible, invalid, have no merit whatsoever, and you're obviously an idiot for having them.

The opinion becomes more of an interpretation of subject matter. The only opinions worth anything are those that agree with your own.. I guess.

Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher irks me. and I don't really hate actors/actresses.

I'm really more of "I hate this singer/musician" person.

BlakBladz:
Taylor Lautner.
Kristen Stewart.
Michael Cera.
Jonah Hill.
Ashton Kutcher.
Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf.
Will Farrell.
Ben Stiller.
Eddie Murphy.
There's a few more, but my bile filter is maxed out at the moment.

I thought Jonah Hill was pretty good in Moneyball. I was actually surprised.

Shia Labeouf is a pretty shitty actor, and just liek Sam Worthington, he has a terrible tendency for popping up everywhere.

HardkorSB:
Vin Diesel?
I mean, the guy can only play 1 character - Vin Diesel.

That is all he needs to play

Also, he can actually act. But no one pays him if he does. Fo realzies

I'm gonna go with... John Cusack, or that guy who hasn't actually acted in any film he's been paid to act in since American Beauty. The dad.
Fuck that guy

DevilWithaHalo:

Raven's Nest:

maninahat:

Not when it comes to a question as subjective as "who do you think is the worst actor?"

And what's the difference between a subjective opinion and a subjective opinion worth anything?

Kind of depends. If you just give your opinion, seems like people will just leave you alone. If you give a reason for your opinion, people will attempt to explain how your reasons are terrible, invalid, have no merit whatsoever, and you're obviously an idiot for having them.

The opinion becomes more of an interpretation of subject matter. The only opinions worth anything are those that agree with your own.. I guess.

It's not about whether or not you agree with someone. Its whether or not you can respect their reasoning. "Brad Pitt is the worst actor ever because he eats in all his films"...

Really, this is the reason he is the worst actor in a list Hollywood? I guess I should bow down and respect this persons opinion as much as someone who writes three paragraphs explaining how Brad Pitt fails to convey emotion or has wooden facial expressions or is unbelievable as his character for x, y, z reasons?

Sorry, but some opinions deserve to be called out and questioned/ridiculed when posted on a public forum.

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