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    Oct 5, 2016, 4:33 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #26

    I've not seen a whole lot of movies with Al Pacino, but I would have to think his all time low has got to be Jack and Jill. That movie was just SO bad.
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    Oct 5, 2016, 6:34 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #27

    I Love Star Wars....and Lukes charator....but really Mark Hamill in " Corvette Summer".....
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    Oct 5, 2016, 7:02 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #28

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    Michael CAin in Jaws 4


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    I gotta go with Mel Gibson on this one.

    Reasoning being that he's gone SO bad, that it has made his previous roles hard to watch.

    And it's not even an acting level, although there are a few that made me shake my head, but how he's handled his career makes it very difficult to see anything but crazy Mel behind those roles.

    and I WANT TO LOVE this guy... he was friggin William Wallace. Martin Riggs. Mad Max.
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    Oct 5, 2016, 9:20 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #29

    NeoRutty said: View Post

    I gotta go with Mel Gibson on this one.

    Reasoning being that he's gone SO bad, that it has made his previous roles hard to watch.

    And it's not even an acting level, although there are a few that made me shake my head, but how he's handled his career makes it very difficult to see anything but crazy Mel behind those roles.

    and I WANT TO LOVE this guy... he was friggin William Wallace. Martin Riggs. Mad Max.
    Wait a minute... Are we talking about TOM CRUISE here...?
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    Oct 5, 2016, 9:24 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #30

    Sir John Gielgud in Caligula
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    Oct 5, 2016, 10:23 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #31

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    Horribly bad....

    Jon Voight in Anaconda. Do I win?
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    Oct 6, 2016, 8:49 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #32

    To be fair, Caligula is two movies. They were making a great epic, it's just that after they were done it got handed to someone else who decided that it needed to be a great porno. You can still almost see the scraps of decent movie hidden underneath.

    Also, with Michael Cain, that's not his only stinker. He's actually known for saying yes to almost any script. It's worked out for him... No one remembers the stinkers after enough time passes, only the hits remain.
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    Oct 6, 2016, 11:06 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #33

    Yea, Caligula is unique situation. The movie was made, and the reedit end after the fact.

    Lou Gossett Jr wins the Oscar for An Officer and a Gentleman and then immediately does Jaws 3D.
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    Oct 6, 2016, 11:10 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #34

    AJTaliesen said: View Post
    To be fair, Caligula is two movies. They were making a great epic, it's just that after they were done it got handed to someone else who decided that it needed to be a great porno. You can still almost see the scraps of decent movie hidden underneath.
    From my understanding the production essentially scammed the great actors into that production. Bob Guccione hired Gore Vidal to write the screenplay but fully intended to alter it into a big budget porno. I say the actors were "scammed" because Guccione is no fool. He wouldn't expect actors, like Sir John Gielgud, to take the part if they knew the sexual content in advance. I had no doubt he deceived even the screenwriters to get their commitment while conceiving of ways to insert (no pun intended) the sexual content covertly in post.
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    Oct 6, 2016, 12:51 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #35

    AJTaliesen said: View Post
    To be fair, Caligula is two movies. They were making a great epic, it's just that after they were done it got handed to someone else who decided that it needed to be a great porno. You can still almost see the scraps of decent movie hidden underneath.

    Also, with Michael Cain, that's not his only stinker. He's actually known for saying yes to almost any script. It's worked out for him... No one remembers that stinkers after enough time passes, only the hits remain.
    There's a joke that Cain reads a script and if he's in the first and the last scene he'll take the job.
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    Oct 6, 2016, 7:04 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #36

    Wes R said: View Post
    Marlon Brando in everything after superman,
    Gotta disagree with ya big time, Wes. Brando was great in Apocalypse Now, an excellent film, which came out a year after Superman. And a bit more recently, he was terrific in both Don Juan DeMarco and The Freshman...also two excellent films--especially the latter.

    That's not to say he didn't have his fair share of duds in his career--he did. In particular, the decade between Mutiny on the Bounty and The Godfather. Having said that, Brando possessed such a magnetic and primal presence, I found him compelling to watch, even in the bad movies I've seen him in.

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    Oct 6, 2016, 7:57 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #37

    Just to keep you right......




    His name is Sir Michael CAINE




    Get it bloody right

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    Oct 7, 2016, 9:46 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #38

    Uh Ben Afleck in everything.


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    Oct 7, 2016, 10:10 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #39

    Heat... really?
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    Oct 7, 2016, 11:40 PM - Re: When good actors go bad... #40

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    Uh Ben Afleck in everything.
    Everything but Phantoms, Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms.
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    Oct 8, 2016, 7:16 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #41

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    Everything but Phantoms, Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms.
    Uh... No, Holden MacNeil.
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    Oct 9, 2016, 1:49 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #42

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was good up until Last Action Hero.
    Eddie Murphy was good up until The Distinguished Gentleman.
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    Oct 9, 2016, 4:06 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #43

    max headroom said: View Post
    Uh Ben Afleck in everything.
    that would mean he was never good to begin with tho
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    Oct 9, 2016, 6:52 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #44

    Corey Feldman x)
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    Oct 10, 2016, 9:04 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #45

    Christopher Walken seems to be more a bad parody of himself than an actor these days
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    Oct 10, 2016, 11:36 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #46

    Lord Boron said: View Post
    Yea, Caligula is unique situation. The movie was made, and the reedit end after the fact.

    Lou Gossett Jr wins the Oscar for An Officer and a Gentleman and then immediately does Jaws 3D.
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    Oct 10, 2016, 11:40 AM - Re: When good actors go bad... #47

    Mektar said: View Post
    that would mean he was never good to begin with tho
    Exactly - point of this thread being notably strong actors that either take horrible roles, or turn in horrid performances, or both...

    For instance, has Anthony Hopkins did anything notably bad...? The Road To Wellville maybe...? The Mask Of Zorro?

    If so, then those would fit the category.

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