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Five Reasons Supermodels Shouldn't Appear in Movies (And Five Reasons Why They Should)

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | August 18, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | August 18, 2010 |

A couple of months ago, it was announced that supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would be replacing Megan Fox in Transformers 3. Far be it for me to judge what comes between Michael Bay and his casting couch — maybe Huntington-Whiteley is a talented actress (fat chance) — but the history has not been favorable to supermodels in film. And yet, just this week, Peter Berg — who I used to have considerable respect for — decided to cast another model in his latest, Battleship. Her name is Brooklyn Decker. I’m sure she’s a brilliant actress. Here’s a sampling of her “acting” talents.

Indeed, if the past is any indication, there’s next to no reason to believe that supermodels can become serious actors. Or even credible. Or even not completely embarrassing. What the hell is Peter Berg thinking? Maybe the next time a dumbass director decides it’s a good idea to hire a actress because she looks great in a swimsuit, he should consider the following Five Reasons Supermodels Shouldn’t Appear in Movies.

Gisele Bündchen in Taxi

Cindy Crawford in Fair Game

Tyra Banks in Coyote Ugly

Claudia Schiffer in Friends & Lovers

Elle Macpherson in Sirens

And yet, as there nearly always is, there are exceptions. The exceptions to the no supermodels in film can be summed up thusly:

Five Reasons Supermodels Should Appear in Film

Milla Jovovich in Kuffs

Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich in the Resident Evil Series

Milla Jovovich in The Messenger: The Story of Joan Arc

Milla Jovovich in Stone

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