Top 10 Worst Actors Alive
They say that a good actor can’t save a bad movie, but a bad actor can certainly wreck a good movie. Well when it comes to Hollywood there are some really horrible actors out there. Those that make you cringe at the screen whenever you see them and really test your love of the film industry. For every brilliant actor like a Robert De Niro or a Tom Hanks, there are ten bad ones; those are the ones that have made it on to this list of the top 10 worst actors alive today.
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10) Nicolas Cage
Had this list been created 15 years ago, there is no way Nicolas Cage would have featured on it. Some of his early work such as Raising Arizona and Valley Girl show that he did have the potential to be a decent actor; however, the past decade has shown that he would not know a bad role if it hit him in the face. Movies such as Ghost Rider, The Wicker Man and the excoriatingly bad Season of the Witch are testament to how Mr Cage is getting worse with every movie.
9) Keanu Reeves
Despite starring in arguably the best sci-action movie trilogy’s, and one of the best movies all-time, The Matrix, and being decent as the meathead slacker “Ted” in the Bill and Ted movies, Keanu Reeves still ranks as an actor that sucks. He has been tremendously lucky in his career with movies that rise above him but if you are in any doubt as to how bad he is, watch Hard Ball or Sweet November.
8) Eddie Murphy
One of the hottest stand-up comedians of the 1980s has turned into one of worst actors of the 2000s. Eddie Murphy is now clearly an actor beyond help, a man that has lost the passion for entertaining. Movies such as Norbit, Meet Dave and The Adventures of Pluto Nash have meant that we are no longer laughing with him, we’re laughing at him.
7) Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is a life-long actor that starred in his first play at the age of seven, that begs the question “well why hasn’t he learned to act?” Despite somehow being one of America’s biggest action movie stars, Vin has produced some horrible performances in films such as The Pacifier and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He even managed to be horrible in what is a great movie, Saving Private Ryan.
6) Arnold Schwarzenegger
Big Arnie, the former Governor of California, and one of the worst actors to ever grace our screens; I mean what is it with Hollywood and muscle-bound action heroes? Austrian born body-builder Arnie has been terrible in just about every film he has ever been in, his saving grace being the Terminator movies, in which he played a cyborg that required no emotion whatsoever. Then again, an actual cyborg could have probably played that role just as well.
5) Jean-Claude Van Damme
The “muscles from Brussels” has made a decent living for himself by starring in a string of straight to DVD action movies over the years. However these movies really cannot mask some terrible acting in the likes of Desert Heat, Street Fighter, Double Impact (where he also plays his own twin brother as if one of him wasn’t bad enough!) and Double Team in which he stunk up the screen worse than his co-star Dennis Rodman.
4) Steven Seagal
The king of the straight to DVD movie also happens to be one of the worst actors alive today. Seagal seems to play an ex-cop or mercenary in every role he is in and do it badly. If you were under the impression that Seagal has some acting ability, films such as Submerged, Kill Switch and Attack Force will change your mind.
3) Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser happens to be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood; however, his good nature cannot hide is bad acting. From his breakthrough role as a caveman in Encino Man and the dumb as wood George in the Jungle to his roles in the Mummy movies and shocking performance in Bedazzled, Fraser seems intent on stinking up the screen with every film.
2) David Caruso
If you are looking for the definition of wooden in acting terms, tune in to CSI: Miami next time it is on TV. David Caruso as Horatio Caine in the cop show is truly cringe-worthy. With his laughable facial expressions and embarrassing one-liners, Caruso has made CSI: Miami a must-watch for all of the wrong reasons. Horrible.
1) Ashton Kutcher
Ashton is so bad it is hard to even call him an actor. He proved his potential by playing a retard That 70s Show and then continued the trend in the “cult” movie Dude, Where’s My Car? But it was when it became time to show some real acting skills in films such as the Butterfly Effect that Kutcher showed just how awful he really is. The worst actor alive today.