Sometimes it’s just a poor decision. Perhaps it’s a money issue. And I’ll argue that in our lives these things just happen. Whether it was a bad moment, recommendation by an agent, or just being bored, most great actors have at one time or another been in a really crappy movie. But as a movie buff and fan of great actors, it almost pisses me off a little. It’s kind of like, how the hell could the star of Godfather wind up doing the movie 88 Minutes?
Then again, is it surprising that Jeff Goldblum is on Law and Order now? Like I said, these things happen. Doesn’t make them right though. Check out 10 movies that great actors should be embarrassed to have been a part of
Al Pacino – 88 Minutes
Let’s see. The movie is called 88 minutes. Is there even a chance it’s good? I mean they’re telling you how short it is. An immediate cop out. Plus look at Pacino. It’s the classic goatee dye job. It’s just sad to see him in a movie like this. Far from the days of Heat. I watched 5 minutes (only 83 to go!) and turned it off.
Robert De Niro – Little Fockers or Righteous Kill
I’m pissed that De Niro ever associated himself with Little Fockers. I get it that it’s the series and all but good God Meet the Fockers was terrible. And Righteous Kill? Him AND Pacino? I’m losing my train of thought here. Nothing righteous about it.
Harrison Ford – Firewall
It’s amazing. I can justify almost every movie that Ford has made in his career (even Indy 4 because at least they tried, even though they failed). But for the love of me where in the world did Firewall come from? When the hell is Ford in a tech thriller? Come on guy. Calista Flockhart and that earring must really be getting to him.
Christopher Walken – Gigli
Pick an actor, any actor, and you can point to this movie. Walken has been in some bad flicks in his day but he’s a funny guy and I can almost expect it. But given he’s probably the best actor in Gigli, I had to use this one. I hope none of you ever see this movie….ever. Hell I couldn’t even find a picture with Walken in it.
Tom Hanks – Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons
I can literally justify this because of his hair. Yes, the movies sucked but his hair is/was that bad. Well that and because they not only don’t live up to the books (which is impossible to do), they just really really sucked.
Kevin Spacey and Paul Giamatti – Fred Claus
I could go with 21 here but that movie at least had potential (and at least parts of it were fun to watch). But Fred Claus? I don’t care how small a role he had. No excuse for the star of American Beauty to be in this film. And come on Paul. You’re better than that.
Dustin Hoffman – Sphere
One of the dumbest, most annoying Sci Fi flicks I’ve ever seen. And man did this movie just seem to go on and on and on and on and on. OK, we get it. It’s this Sphere and your dreams come true. All the good acting in the world won’t remove my boredom.
Johnny Depp – Secret Window
You could go back to his early days and do a Nightmare on Elmstreet sequel from 1990 but the man was still in 21 Jump Street at the time. Secret Window was made in 2004 while Depp was/is in his prime stardom years. This movie blew and all you guys know it.
Meryl Streep – She Devil
Roseanne Barr? Don’t get me wrong. Meryl Street is great in every single movie she’s ever been in. But come on. Roseanne Barr? Please. How in the world did Streep get coaxed into doing this movie?
Heath Ledger and Matt Damon – The Brothers Grimm
I normally don’t refer to Rotten Tomatoes as proof but when you get a 37% it’s worth mentioning because these are two fantastic actors who combined to make one God awful movie.