Let me get the ball rolling. Here’s my personal MUBI list.
What are yours?
I’ve never been a big fan of Julia Stiles although its hard to pick a particular performance. Michelle Rodriguez is also quite bad.
Daniel Day Lewis
I hate film.
i hate actors!
I hate people. Actors and Actresses are irrelevant.
i really hate that guy ^
DDL in my opinion is one of the best actors of all time. but whatever floats your boat.
Yeah, Daniel Day-Lewis is usually in my good books.
How about Keira Knightley as one of the lesser lights of the past few years? I’ve never been convinced by her performances (need I mention the first few minutes of A Dangerous Method?). Apparently she’s starring in a Joe Wright-helmed Anna Karenina remake… yikes.
I can’t think of any actors I outright hate, but for individual performances http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhmEo-46vUQ never fails to amuse. Actually on that note, M Night Shyamalamadingdong’s cameos should probably get him onto this forum.
Dennis Brian, why do you hate Betty White? She’s usually so funny. She has impeccable timing and can milk the unexpected vulgarity for all it’s worth.
“i really hate that guy ^”
OMG, hatred is getting hot around here ))
Embrace the hate, friendo…
I can’t stand John Cusack. His agent must be legendary.
You put Keira Knightley in a period costume and all’s right with the world. Plus, I love when she says “He’s ridiculous” in Pride & Prejudice. Has anyone ever said “He’s ridiculous” so sexily? Knightley is one of the greatest movie ornaments of all time. Damn those to Hell who would claim otherwise.
That bitch Heigl.
Jamie Lee Curtis
@Kingofpain She does look good in that costume. I’ll give you that.
I hate humanity and i understand Lars Von Trier for those comments.
I agree on your picks except:
Nicholas Hoult-See “About a Boy” and “A Single Man”
Andrew Garfield-See “Social Network” and “Neever Let Me Go”
Jamie Lee Curtis-See “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda”
I really disliked Nicholas Hoult in A Single Man. I thought he was unconvincing and the disparity between the lead’s and his performance was totally distracting.
I completely forgot Sylvester Stallone. Out of all these bad actors and actresses mentioned, at least they their very presence in a film doesn’t make it unwatchable. The only thing that idiot does worse than acting is directing.
As for Nicholas Hoult, I’ve seen the films you mentioned. His performance in “About a Boy” nearly ruined the whole experience of quiet good film.
A Single Man was a BAD film and his performance was just one of many flaws this film had.
As for Andrew Garfield, I haven’t seen Never Let Me Go, but his performance in Social Network was amateur and vapid. Just like his co-stars Eisenberg and Timberlake.
True Lies.. That’s all I need to know about Jamie Lee Curtis. Probably the best example of wooden acting.
Too many hack actors to even attempt a list! An interesting list might be about who are the FAMOUS actors who couldn’t act to save their lives? And the outright winner is Arnie Schwarzenegger! With Ronnie Reagan, Stephen Boyd, James Stewart, Tom Hanks, James Mason, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Gene Kelly and Charles Bronson in joint 2nd place. Another outright triumph for the male of the species.
Watch Andrew Garfield in “Boy A”, Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Secretary” and Jamie Lee Curtis in “Blue Steel”.
Then again, if you found Eisenberg’s one-note (on purpose) performance in “The Social Network” vapid and amateurish…
James Mason is an EXCELLENT actor. Watch “A Star is Born” and you will be enthralled. Ditto for James Stewart.
Carey Mulligan and Jennifer Lawrence.
@Danny Bailey. Watch “A Star is Born”? I’d rather eat a ground glass sandwich.