Ya know, I hate to bring him into this but John Travolta? I just watched part of "Battlefield Earth" last night, that movie was horrible, John as a 7+ foot alien with Forrest Whitaker as if sidekick / assistant.
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I nominate the entire cast and crew of the trainwreck that was "The Sound of Music" live broadway type thing on tv last night. It made blood leak from all my bodily orifices. That was for the good parts.
travoltas best film was saturday night fever
but the best work he has ever done
was as barbarino on wbk
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For most of my life I would have answered "Kevin Bacon" to this question. Early in his career he played Ensign Pulver in a television production of "Mister Roberts." His performance was incredible bad; over acted, poor comedy timing, and he barely knew his lines. My wife was directing the same show for the post theater at the time and the artillery grunt playing the role was funnier and more believable than he was. He was so bad I avoided watching him in anything for almost twenty years. A year or two ago, an interesting review convinced me to watch him in "The Woodsman." Sometime in the almost two decades separating the two roles, Kevin Bacon learned how to act. Frankly his performance in the movie left me speechless. There are few actors who could play a despicable character like a pedophile sympathetically and yet he pulled it off incredibly well. It's a hard movie to watch because of it's subject matter, but well worth it just to see him.
Johnny Depp was great in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." John Wayne played one character his entire career, but was still good in "The Cowboys, The Quiet Man' and 'The Shootist." I think "The Searchers" may have been his best job in a film. Kevin Costner had "Field of Dreams" and Cage "Raising Arizona," but I can't think of a single flick I liked that had John Travolta in it. I know "Pulp Fiction" has become something of an icon, but the script, the direction, and his fellow actors carried him through it.
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I watched Elysium the other day. Jodie Foster's performance was astonishingly poor. Worse than Contact, way worse. Remember Kevin Costner's accent in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Jodie's was worse. I'm surprised they didn't overdub her like they did Andie MacDowell in Tarzan.
I had heard rumors of a prequel, but Id bet that D9 ends up being a standalone movie
...however, the 0.000000018231% of Sandler's repertoire which is commendably watchable is the movie Punch Drunk Love. There was something about that vehicle that just fit perfectly with his personality, and the net result wound up surprisingly poignant. Perfect casting there imho.
Has anyone said Paul Walker yet? Man he was bad actor.
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