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TotalFilm's 50 Worst Film Performances

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 2, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 2, 2011 |

TotalFilm, now with snazzy new non-obnoxious slideshow capabilities, has unleashed its 50 Worst Film Performances of All Time (or, “50 Performances That Ruined Movies”) and, while it has many of those you’d expect to see on such a list, it’s is also deliciously fun. Some may take issue with Taylor Lautner’s performance in Abduction landing at number two so soon after its release, thereby depriving the performance of historical context, but me? I’m only surprised that it’s not number one. It’s the worst performance I’ve ever, ever seen on film.

But number one is really the crowd-pleaser. I’ll tease you with numbers 20 - 2, but I encourage you to check out the full list to see the bottom 30, as well as the worst performance of all time (and Pajibans are going to take issue with #21).

20. Chris Tucker, The Fifth Element

19. Sage Stallone, Rocky V

18. Elizabeth Berkley, Showgirls

17. Bruce Willis, Ocean’s 12

16. M. Night Shyamalan, The Lady in the Water

15. Jennifer Lopez, Gigl

14. Jon Voight, Anaconda

13. Mariah Carey, Glitter

12. Kevin Costner, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

11. Vinnie Jones, X-Men: The Last Stand

10. Denise Richards, The World is Not Enough

9. Tommy Lee Jones, Batman Forever

8. Morgan Freeman, Wanted

7. Madonna, Body of Evidence

6. Sean Connery, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

5. Andie MacDowell, Four Weddings And A Funeral

4. Tommy Wiseau, The Room

3. Orlando Bloom, Pirates of the Caribbean

2. Taylor Lautner, Abduction

1. See TotalFilm

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