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Worst well known actor?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:55 pm

Bit of fun...

Which famous actor really makes you wonder how they ever get any work?

For me....Nicholas Cage. :lol:

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:58 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Bit of fun...

Which famous actor really makes you wonder how they ever get any work?

For me....Nicholas Cage. :lol:
Hugh Grant
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Roger Moore
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:01 pm

David Jason, how he's got away with it for so long is criminal
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by tim_noone » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Owen Coyle.
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm

Ricky Gervais - tv goes off here if he comes on
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Tall Paul » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Bit of fun...

Which famous actor really makes you wonder how they ever get any work?

For me....Nicholas Cage. :lol:
His brother, Nicolas, is pretty good though.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm

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In true Devils Advocate style
Jeff Goldblum
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by jdrobbo » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm

Dick Van Dyke

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by alboclaret » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:08 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Bit of fun...

Which famous actor really makes you wonder how they ever get any work?

For me....Nicholas Cage. :lol:
Whilst thread was loading (split second) I said to myself ot to be Nicolas cage. Stealing a healthy living

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Rileybobs » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:12 pm

Never found Michael Caine to be believable. Or Ray Winstone.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by HunterST_BFC » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:13 pm

Anyone in a "Soap"

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:14 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Never found Michael Caine to be believable. Or Ray Winstone.
He was ok in Scrooge with The Muppets.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by tim_noone » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:14 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Dick Van Dyke
RIP

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by tim_noone » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:18 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Never found Michael Caine to be believable. Or Ray Winstone.
You having a Larf?

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by tiger76 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:19 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Dick Van Dyke
Good shout 50 years and he still can't master a cockney accent.

I'll offer Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:20 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:14 pm
RIP
He’s not dead. That’s how he delivers his lines.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by tim_noone » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:21 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:20 pm
He’s not dead. That’s how he delivers his lines.
:lol:

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:26 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:06 pm
vinnie.jpgIn true Devils Advocate style
Jeff Goldblum
Is DA an alias of Lord Beamish 🤣

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:28 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Is DA an alias of Lord Beamish 🤣
Yea both the same,your to slow buddy you didn't see what i did there did you,i thought you was an intelligent bloke :(
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:33 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Yea both the same,your to slow buddy you didn't see what i did there did you,i thought you was an intelligent bloke :(
😒😕

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Sausage » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:54 pm

Sylvester Stallone. Never seen a Rocky film where I don't want to see him knocked spark out.
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by KateR » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:12 am

Jean-Claude van Damme
although to be honest it is some years since I have been forced by the family to watch him as I simply refused after having to sit through his films.


although I think he was in one as the bad guy where Rocky killed him, think it was a comedy/spoof dressed up as shoot em up action film, where he was, well ok

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:05 am

Tony Blair

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by KateR » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:20 am

YAWN

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Stanbill05 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:42 am

Hugh Grant was decent in the new Guy Ritchie film, The Gentleman, which is also a very good film. I couldn’t believe it was him at first.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by dermotdermot » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:03 am

Corbyn. end of thread.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by RammyClaret61 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:50 am

Any Premier league footballer who feels slight contact.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Taffy on the wing » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:00 am

John Wayne .......by a country mile!

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Claretlad » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:05 am

Dwayne Johnson

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Stalbansclaret » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:37 am

John Hannah....something about his earnest, effete Scottish nice-guy schtick that really grinds my gears. Casting him as Rebus ....one of my favourite fictional characters..was an absolute crime.
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Bertiebeehead » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:33 am

Kevin Costner

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by ecc » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:34 am

Bruce Willis.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by gawthorpe_view » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:42 am

Tony Robinson

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Bosscat » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:04 am

Tim (Tim Bob) Noone

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:05 am

Steven Seagal

His name is actually an anagram of dogshit

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by timshorts » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:07 am

George smugney. John Cleese.
Both names that put me off watching films as I know they will irritate me.
Likewise Charlie Chaplin and a lot of Peter sellers. I'm sure that sellers could act. It just seems that after making some decent material, he did a bit of an Eddie Murphy, and went along with any old **** script thinking that he was so good that he could turn a Patrick Bamford into a Premier league striker without making a superhuman effort.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by claret2018 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:29 am

I've always thought Ewan McGregor was a terrible actor

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by superdimitri » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:32 am

There's a scene in the Expendable that illustrates the massive difference between 3 actors.

Stillone, Schwarzenegger and Willis. The scene lasts only about 3 minutes but shows how much better of an actor Willis is.

But no surprise really when he's up against someone who was instructed never to speak in his first film together with someone else who made his name as a body builder.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Rileybobs » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:32 am

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:18 pm
You having a Larf?
No, just don’t find Michael Caine particularly believable. Obviously there’s worse actors been mentioned such as Stallone, Van Damme etc but I don’t consider them to be serious actors.

As for Ray Winstone, he does a pretty good Ray Winstone but he’s not so great when he’s asked to step out of character. And his American accent is diabolical.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Claretitus » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:04 am

William Roche, aka Ken Barlow in Corrie. He only has one facial expression, that makes him look like he's trying to squeeze a 17 lb turd through his sphincter. He's so wooden, he makes the Cuprinol man seem believable. I know it's only Corrie, but he's robbed Granada blind for almost 60 yrs.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by williamjblazkowicz » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:07 am

Richard Gere. Can't stand the guy.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by IanMcL » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 am

For the most part, it is clear that the board lacks appreciation of acting and actors.
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by IanMcL » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:16 am

My contribution would be Mrs Overall!

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Hipper » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:26 am

Many of those mentioned have done some good work somewhere but either got typecast or just found it easy to play as their character:

Roger Moore for example did this which was passable:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066053/?r ... lmg_act_57

Even Schwarzenegger can jump a bit out of his comfort zone:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099938/?r ... lmg_act_53

To a degree, who can blame them for sticking to what they know and what people want to see. It's made them a good living and left many happy.

I remember reading about the band Marvin, Welch & Farrar. Marvin and Welch were in the Shadows but MW&F were going for a more folky sound. It was timely and I and many others liked the music. Unfortunately too often those that came to see MW&F wanted to hear Shadow songs. In the end they gave up and went back to The Shadows and Cliff Richard. The public demanded it.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Hendrickxz » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:37 am

Yon mon who plays Dev in Coronation Street.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:45 am

Can’t go with any of the muscle heads mentioned. They know they can’t act but at least they make entertaining movies.
David Jason for me. Become a bit of a national treasure via DelBoy and Darling Buds but he is dreadful. I get the impression that directors have given up after too many takes and said “that will have to do”.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by Colburn_Claret » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:05 am

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:45 am
Can’t go with any of the muscle heads mentioned. They know they can’t act but at least they make entertaining movies.
David Jason for me. Become a bit of a national treasure via DelBoy and Darling Buds but he is dreadful. I get the impression that directors have given up after too many takes and said “that will have to do”.
What about Frost and Porter House Blues, there's been some dross mentioned on this thread, but I wouldn't include Del Boy.
The problem is he's supposed to be playing an eccentric character, how can you play that role straight.

As for the muscle men, they can't act, but I watch their films for entertainment, not for a lesson in acting, it's fun don't take life too seriously.


On a positive note, my all time favourite actor is Alec Guinness, a genius in any role, and I love the Smiley series.
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Re: Worst well known actor?

Post by bob-the-scutter » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:44 am

Marge Simpson.

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Re: Worst well known actor?

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