Worst Acting Performances of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 John Stockwell - Dangerously Close (1986)

John Stockwell is unconvincing in a villainous role, coming off as forced - MonkeeJuice

2 Arnold Schwarzenegger - Batman and Robin

Actually, it's so bad it's good! It pains me to say this, but he's actually the only enjoyable thing in the movie.

3 John Travolta - Battlefield Earth

Why is Zac Efron #1? He wasn't even a little bad in that movie. Now this would definitely get top spot from me.

John Travolta can be a good actor, but in this movie he is awful, just awful. "When yiu werre lirning to spell your Name, I was be trained how to connquer galexyss. " Worst acting.

4 Dev Patel - The Last Airbender

They were all and, but that guy who played aang was FAR worse. At least Patel had a few less-horrendous lines, that aang kid never got another part in anything.

Come on, guys! Dev Patel is the only one in this movie who was DECENT! He obviously wasn't great, but Noah Ringer, who played Aang, makes Dev Patel look like a oscar winner!

Everybody in this film was terrible. The only exception is probably the actor who played Iroh.

5 Robert De Niro - The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

I Loved him in Goodfellas and Raging Bull but why in the world would he even consider doing such a role like this. - egnomac

De Niro's movie career really went from good to bad to worst.

Terrible. Just the worst de Niro performance ever

6 Nicolas Cage - The Wicker Man

Step AWAY from the BIKE!

Agreed. But it's so funny that it gets a pass.

No, not the bees! Not the bees! AAH! AAH! They're in my eyes! My eyes! ARGH! AARLRLRRLLRGH!

BEEES! NO NOT THE BEEES! - MontyPython

7 Adam Sandler - Jack and Jill

Adam sander acts poorly in all of his films!

8 Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls
9 Bob Hoskins - Super Mario Bros.

Even Hoskins stated that he hated this performance.

10 Jake Lloyd - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The Contenders

11 Zac Efron - High School Musical

No. He was fine.

Oh man. Zac's attitude was so gay in this movie! It just bugs me to the point of disgust!

But I actually have a bigger gripe - after this movie, a lot of girls seemed to fall in love with him! Justin Beiber related problem?

He is a dick

12 Christopher Walken - The Country Bears

Why did the world let this movie exist? I think this is proof that God is dead.

Walken's worst pf ever.

13 Ahmed Best - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
14 Mariah Carey - Glitter
15 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered

The absolute best worst acting performance of all time.

"WE CAN LIVE LIKE KINNNGS! " - xandermartin98

16 Sandra Bullock - All About Steve

I think this proves how Sandra Bullock is so overrated.

17 Halle Berry - Catwoman
18 Marlon Wayans - White Chicks

Any wayans brother can be added to this category, terrible performances in terrible movies!

19 Orlando Bloom - Black Hawk Down

His voice was all over the place I didn't know whether he was American or English, The Worst Acting performance. All the acting in this movie is bad, accept Josh Hartnett.

I love it how he tries to do an American accent, he should never act in American movie, unless he is an Englishmen, he just stuffed up his role for sure - roblist

Worst acting period, every actor in this movie was bad, Josh Hartnett was good though

Worst Performance ever done, I couldn't watch this movie because of bad acting it threw me off

20 Sylvester Stallone - Spy Kids 3-D

Actually...Sly was probably at his best in this film (not as good as Rocky Balboa, but...). He convincingly pulls off the illusion of a villainous mastermind wanting to take over the world using mind control...and combines them with drama and comedy. Bless you, Sly!

Yep.

21 Kevin Costner - Waterworld
22 Tommy Wiseau - The Room

The guy directed, produced and performed in "the room" and made possibly the most infamous movie of all time that is so bad that it's fun to watch how bad it is. Seriously just YouTube it and watch his completely off timing and pronunciations of sentences in the English language.

This is the worst acting performance ever. Period. - MontyPython

He's like Daniel day Lewis on Opposite Day...

23 Mike Myers - The Love Guru
24 Forest Whitaker - Battlefield Earth
25 Ali Larter - Resident Evil: Afterlife
26 Hayden Christensen - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

I got splinters watching it

27 Shaquille O'Neal - Kazaam

A lot of these performances aren't even that bad, but Shaq's performance in this movie is truly awful.

28 Jared Leto - Suicide Squad

Well this shouldn't be on here at all

The Heath Ledger fanboys probably added this

29 Sofia Coppola - The Godfather Part III
30 Lindsay Lohan - I Know Who Killed Me
31 Mark Wahlberg - The Happening

What? Noo...

What? Nooo!

32 Nicolas Cage - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
33 Paris Hilton - The Hottie and the Nottie
34 Bob Hoskins - Son of the Mask
35 Jesse Eisenberg - Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
36 Beyonce - Obsessed
37 George Clooney - Batman and Robin

Hi, Freeze! I'm Batman

38 Pamela Anderson - Barb Wire

Move over Meryl Streep!

39 Madonna - Body of Evidence
40 Jaden Smith - After Earth
41 Ben Affleck - Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Ben Affleck was the best part of BvS. The movie would've been borderline unwatchable without him. - BeatlesFan1964

42 Jamie Kennedy - Son of the Mask
43 Josh Hartnett - Black Hawk Down
44 Tommy Lee Jones - Batman Forever

Yes. Biggest miscasting of all time in my opinion.

45 Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
46 Sam Rockwell - Galaxy Quest

I'm sorry but I could not take this guy seriously at all in the movie.

What? Rockwell rocks

47 Adam Sandler - Eight Crazy Nights
48 Toby Scott Ganger - Rock-a-Doodle
49 Adam Sandler - Billy Madison
50 George Lopez - The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3 - D
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Top Remixes

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Batman and Robin
2. Robert De Niro - The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
3. Dev Patel - The Last Airbender
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1. John Travolta - Battlefield Earth
2. Adam Sandler - Jack and Jill
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Batman and Robin
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