Worst Actor

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    BookStop

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    And not just worst actor overall, but worst actor who gets props as if they were amazing.

    Tied for the boys side: Keanu Reeves and William Hurt - dead eyes, no emotion in thier voices, yet sooo popular, and the much less popular but still working Matthew McConaughey

    Girls: Beyonce, although she is a singer first, Molly Ringwald, Winona Ryder
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    gully_foyle

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    Male: Matthew McConaughey definitely. Any of the martial art action heros: Van Damme, Segal, Norris.

    Female: Madonna
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    AE35Unit

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    Ooh crikey,where to start!
    That Segal bloke in those naff action movies!
    One dimensional and doesn't look believable as a fit action dude.
    Chuck Noriss. Suffers from the same disease as Mr Segal.
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    Wybren

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    Yeah I have to agree with Keanu, he is pretty to look at (IMO) but unless it is a californian surfer dude or a emotionless alien then he is pretty average.

    I would say Madonna but she never gets props for being a good actress. I think in this instance Nicole Kidman would be the worst.
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    Tillane

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    Yep, Keanu would get a vote from me, too. More wooden than a pile of kindling in a teak box.

    Worst actress...Demi Moore. Dreadful. Utterly, utterly dreadful.

    Dishonourable mentions also to John Travolta and Drew Barrymore.
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    BookStop

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    John Travolta wasn't always bad - Grease is the word
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    AE35Unit

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    You mean Grease is the worst there...;)
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    pyan

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    I'm amazed no-one's mentioned Hayden Christensen...:p
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    nj1

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    Nicholas Cage, i'll say no more as this is a family forum!

    Sarah Jessica Parker, I mean come on!!!!
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    Duchessprozac

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    I'm going to go for Ben Affleck. I think it was Bill Bailey who said he had a constant look of wondering if it he'd left the back door open. Which really does sum up the guy's acting talents.
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    tangaloomababe

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    Obviously alot of it depends in what they are asked to do in a movie. I really don't think much of either Keanu Reeves and Nicholas Cage is average at best, yet I hav seen them in the odd movie where they have been very good.
    Yes Demi Moore is up there amongst the worst of the women too.
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    Teresa Edgerton

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    Keanu Reeves for the men, and Keira Knightley for the women.
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    Jimmy Magnusson

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    Cage isn't a good actor, but there's just something about his style that makes me like (some) of his movies.
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    AE35Unit

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    Cage has done some fine movies(Raising Arizona,Next,Bangkok Dangerous) and some turkeys(Con Air,that Las Vegas Elvis thing)
    But the man is the uncle of a screen legend! Never knew that till recently!
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    Wybren

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    Yeah I think thats because he is completely forgetable that no one remembered to mention him:p
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    Connavar

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    Men :

    Keanu Reeves
    Ben Affleck
    Hayden Christensen
    Ewen McGreggor
    Nicholas Cage
    Orlando Bloom
    Matthew McConaughey
    Mike Myers
    Steven Segal


    Women:

    Kiera Knightley
    Demi Moore
    Madonna
    Cameron Diaz


    Keanu and Keira,Cameron Diaz are the winners for me.

    For me i dont list most martial art,action heroes because they are good at what they do. It takes some acting to do action films too.
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    Jimmy Magnusson

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    Ewan McGregor on a worst actor list? Rubbish! Utter madness!
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    Boneman

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    Liam Neeson, he's ruined every film he's been in -wooden would be an insult to teak and pine - they at least can hold an expression! And that actor who shouted his way to an Oscar recently in that film about oil, he's so bad I can't even remember his name. He was truly dreadful in Gangs of New York as well.....
    All the Baldwins.....
    Women? well, whatsername who was in That John Grisham movie with Tom Cruise - ooh, he's worth an honourable mention, surely? - The Client. And then she was toe-curdlingly awful in sliding doors..... Come to think of it, so was the lead, the one who called her daughter apple, and is married to that rock star, she did that appalling film with Jack Black where she weighed about 300 pounds.

    God, where's my medication?
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    Duchessprozac

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    The guy would be Daniel Day Lewis, and whilst I've not liked him in more recent roles he was amazing in In The Name of the Father.

    And the woman is Gwyneth Paltrow, who I will agree with you about her. I have liked her in 2 movies, and one of those was because she ends up with her head in a box.
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    clovis-man

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    It's pretty easy to find at least one role that even a good actor has soiled his or herself with. But Daniel Day Lewis has had a number of very good roles that he has carried off nicely. My Left Foot, The Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood and even Last of The Mohicans come to mind. The thing that sticks out about him is that he is able to portray almost any kind of character. Sort of a present day Paul Muni.

    As I say, all actors have their bad moments. In Marathon Man, Dustin Hoffman drank boiler-makers all night before his dental torture scene so he could look right at the appropriate time. Not sure he pulled it off. Lawrence Olivier's comment at the time was "Why not try acting?" People like Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves should heed that advice.

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