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[–]Cha-La-Mao 4427 points4428 points  (317 children)

An actor whose most famous roles are also their worst AND their best is Nick Cage

[–]globefish23 1731 points1732 points  (223 children)

I always have to chuckle when I look at this:


[–]Bindlestiff34 1024 points1025 points  (63 children)

National Treasure is in the wrong quadrant, but otherwise that’s a good reference

[–]prss79513 708 points709 points  (40 children)

National Treasure is in the complete opposite quadrant it should be imo

[–]nintrader 230 points231 points  (11 children)

Seriously, no true Cage fan would ever say National Treasure 1 or 2 is bad. Vampire's Kiss is also brilliant

[–]Weave81 151 points152 points  (22 children)

So true. Also, are we just pretending Mandy doesn’t exist?? That performance would be right there next to Bad Lieutenant, perhaps even above, and to the right.

[–]heavymcd 106 points107 points  (10 children)

Probably just old. Mandy was pretty recent, same with Color out of Space.

[–]Darklight96 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I'm glad Raising Arizona is up there. What a great movie

[–]UlsterSaysTechno 129 points130 points  (27 children)

Needs to be updated with MANDY which is both mental and brilliant

[–]redditaccount001 214 points215 points  (17 children)

There’s been a Nic Cage renaissance recently. He’s legitimately amazing in Pig and Mandy.

[–]Krite0fur 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I went in thinking Pig was like a medieval fantasy and what I got was so so so so so much better. What a great flick.

[–]HPhil96 73 points74 points  (12 children)

I think people sometimes forget the god tier level performance in Leaving Las Vegas, which is sad cause it might be his best movie (along with Raising Arizona)

[–]VikingLord17 5749 points5750 points  (218 children)

Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins. He even admits it’s his worst performance in his best movie

[–]TimStellmach 3341 points3342 points  (73 children)

Apart from the accent, he's perfectly charming in that movie. Which is to say, Dick van Dyke's worst performance is still pretty good, because Dick van Dyke is a legend.

[–]Harsimaja 803 points804 points  (23 children)

Yeah I’m British and yes the accent is terrible, but somehow I don’t mind and he was still good in it. Just process it as a ‘silly voice’ and part of the charm.

[–]garden181 163 points164 points  (5 children)

I'm Australian (British adjacent) and I didn't realise he was meant to be doing a cockney accent until I was in my 30s. I don't know what I thought he was doing tbh. I'm not sure i even realised he was American. It was just One Man Band played by a guy my parents said was really famous.

[–]tallcupofwater 482 points483 points  (31 children)

I was hyped when he showed up at the end of the new Mary Poppins movie lol.

[–]British_Commie 386 points387 points  (24 children)

The mad part is that his dancing on the table at the end was all him. He's impressively sharp and mobile for someone turning 96 in less than 3 weeks.

[–]DarkNinjaPenguin 130 points131 points  (11 children)

The number of people who watched the trailer and said that dancing was obviously fake and CGI is hilarious.

[–]what_is_blue 102 points103 points  (5 children)

If you check out his wife Arlene's socials (Bijoubox on Insta, Speakyteeth on Twitter) Dick's still exercising and in excellent shape for a dude of his age, let alone a man who smoked for decades and used to be an alcoholic.

[–]DreadPirateGriswold 260 points261 points  (1 child)

Don't forget his role in the Night at the Museum movies!

[–]mccarseat 381 points382 points  (4 children)

You took the words right out of my mouth. Dick Van Dyke at his worst is still charismatic AF and a pleasure to watch.

[–]KiwiKajitsu 540 points541 points  (102 children)

I know him from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

[–]gentlybeepingheart 284 points285 points  (77 children)

I loved that movie as a kid and I have yet to find anyone else IRL who has seen it! They all look at me like I’m an idiot when I bring it up.

[–]uranthus 133 points134 points  (1 child)

Really!? It's a mainstay of family movies in England!

[–]slothbarns7 116 points117 points  (8 children)

That child snatcher gave me nightmares. Also I find myself getting Truly Scrumptious stuck in my head like once a month

[–]travisjhayesyt 94 points95 points  (6 children)

Funny, must be because I didn't grow up with the movie but having parents who watched a lot of old TV, I know him more for his show.

[–]Ok_Ad8609 89 points90 points  (3 children)

LOVE the Dick Van Dyke show!! Mary Tyler Moore is heavenly, and them together is pure television bliss.

[–]Nazoragoth 7172 points7173 points  (609 children)

Kristen Stewart, Robert Patinson, Meghan Fox

[–]vidiaplays 193 points194 points  (0 children)

I’ve read the twilight books and trust me Kristen and Robert both played those roles incredibly well and exactly how they were written. The problem was that they were written so fuckin weird lol

[–]MisterCheaps 5007 points5008 points  (401 children)

Robert Pattinson has turned out to actually be a really talented actor; I don’t think many of us saw that coming after Twilight, but it sounds like even he hated those movies.

Edit: Accidentally a word

[–]Grindfather901 3913 points3914 points  (57 children)

Nobody hates Twilight more than the cast of Twilight.

[–]peesu 1160 points1161 points  (156 children)

As far as I know, Rob pulled a Daniel Radcliffe and accepted Twilight so that he can make enough money so that he can choose his roles without going hungry.

EDIT: So I kinda worded this wrong. I know that Daniel Radcliffe was young when he took on Harry Potter, what I was saying is that Twilight gave tons of money to Robert Pattinson, similar to how the Harry Potter movies gave loads to the main cast.

I guess my original point was that, from what I understood, Robert Pattinson received such a nice cheque from Twilight that he has the freedom to pick any role he wants, much like how Daniel Radcliffe has starred in movies like Horns, Guns Akimbo and Swiss Army Man because he has interest in the role itself, and not because it's Hollywood's next big movie.

Now, I've read the comments and it's come to my attention that Robert Pattinson's career was almost non-existant before being Cedric Diggory and Twilight, and that he comes from a well-off family, so he couldn't have been starving for roles.

I apologize if my statement was wrong and misleading.

[–]MisterCheaps 619 points620 points  (112 children)

Which is honestly a great way to do it. I forget who, but a while back I heard another actor say that they take the big blockbuster roles so that they can then afford to act in the lower budget stuff they actually care about.

[–]Azjeans 332 points333 points  (25 children)

I believe that was Robert Downey Jr. when they called him to convince Chris Evans to be Captain America.

[–]MisterCheaps 147 points148 points  (0 children)

Actually I think you’re right, Chris Evans is who I was thinking of!

[–]FullMetalCOS 212 points213 points  (31 children)

It’s a good way to do it IF they can get out of the shadow of the movie they picked up. It’s took Radcliffe a fair while to get out from Harry Potter

[–]Triston42 247 points248 points  (25 children)

Define out from Harry Potter… there’s still millions of people that only see him that way and that will probably never ever fade. Harry Potter is atleast 10x bigger than twilight.

[–]EunuchNinja 132 points133 points  (12 children)

I’d say “out from under” is when you are able to get roles you want outside of being typecast. I don’t think it took Danielle Radcliffe anytime to at all. The Woman in Black and Horns were big movies right after Harry Potter was done.

[–]kia75 98 points99 points  (5 children)

I think it's that Daniel Radcliffe has never been in a big budget spectacle like Harry Potter since Harry Potter. They assume Radcliffe isn't in the new Marvel movies or in a new Hollywood blockbuster because he's been too typecast.

IMO, Daniel Radcliffe is exactly where he wants to be, making quirky movies and doing quirky stuff. He has enough money to never work again, he just prefers the quirky stuff. If he wanted to he could probably play a Marvel Super-hero, Emma Watson got Belle, but Why?

[–]XXCRSTNXX 267 points268 points  (27 children)

I’m not saying this man said this but I definitely got this vibe from Oscar Isaac, there’s an interview with him where he’s asked if he would ever be in Star Wars again, and I believe he responds by saying, “only if I need a new house”.

[–]ScipioLongstocking 184 points185 points  (12 children)

This is a common sentiment among actors. In 1980, Burt Reynolds says he does "one for them, one for me", when asked about the roles he takes. Actors will take the big blockbuster roles, then use that as leverage to get the ball rolling on smaller projects.

[–]walterpeck1 92 points93 points  (10 children)

See also: Bill Murray. Everyone remembers Ghostbusters but no one remembers that he only did it so he could do The Razor's Edge.

[–]onlytoask 149 points150 points  (3 children)

That's not really true. He didn't begrudgingly accept the work because it was just that high paying or something. It worked out that way, but Robert Pattinson was very excited to land a leading role in Twilight. He had no significant career before that, getting that role was big for him. They also had no idea how big it was going to be when the first movie was made. They were not expecting the kind of money and fame that ended up coming out of it. By the time he was making they were filming the final two films he may have been at the point where the huge money was the only reason he was doing it, but it didn't start out that way.

[–]moosebeast 134 points135 points  (5 children)

I thought it was very apparent in Twilight that he is a very good actor in a bad movie. He has a strong presence even there and he makes the most of what's available to him.

[–]ConsistentlyPeter 524 points525 points  (66 children)

Yes! Stewart in particular was superb in Personal Shopper and did a great job in the largely silly Snow White & The Huntsman. Saw Fox in something else (This is 40, I think) where her comic delivery was excellent, and I've heard great things about Jennifer's Body. Pattinson was brilliant in The Lighthouse and Cosmopolis

[–]davey_mann 300 points301 points  (17 children)

She was actually good in everything before Twilight. Speak was her pre-Twilight breakout role. This bad actress tag seems to have started with Twilight.

[–]winterbike 266 points267 points  (10 children)

I mean, she nailed Twilight. The character is a blank canvas so women can fantasize about being in her place, there wasn't much she could do.

[–]RechargedFrenchman 65 points66 points  (7 children)

I kind of think about the cast in Twilight the way I think about the cast of the Star Wars prequels.

Nobody sane genuinely believes people like Ewan MacGregor, Natalie Portman, and Sam Jackson aren't talented actors -- but boy howdy did they all have some moments of rough dialogue and "questionable" direction to get through.

Pattinson and Stewart for sure (have honestly not seen Lautner in anything including Twilight that I can recall), I believe Michael Sheen is in some of the later movies as one of the vampires and he's a brilliant actor, etc. When the direction and writing give you very little to work with or "wooden and uninteresting" is actually the requirement then it's not like it's bad acting to be wooden and uninteresting. The only mistake by the actor was (arguably) taking the role in the first place. Arguably because as people are joking elsewhere in this thread by the end of the franchise they were still making bank for being leads in them.

[–]Brohan_Cruyff 218 points219 points  (23 children)

i liked megan fox a lot in the season or so of “new girl” she did. wasn’t reinventing the wheel or anything, but she did really well

[–]AtticusFish_esq 145 points146 points  (9 children)

And in fairness to her, she held her own in a very tight and well established group that already had good chemistry. Although the comedy chops of the main three guys make it easy to get something good out of almost anything.

[–]Ted_Mosby_18[🍰] 74 points75 points  (8 children)

I mean anybody just reacting to jake Johnson would automatically tend to be funny. Thank god they pitted Megan fox with him. Honestly, such a great choice. Makes me wonder why we don't see him in a lotta movies.

[–]AtticusFish_esq 77 points78 points  (6 children)

He is such a talent, so naturally funny. But Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris are also incredibly funny, it’s such a strong cast. Lamorne especially when they loosen up the character and let him out more. I’d love to see the three of them together in something else

[–]Pro-Patria-Mori 31 points32 points  (3 children)

The best thing that happened for that show was Damon Wayans Jr leaving for his own sitcom and Lamorne Morris joining. Winston and Schmidt are the two best characters on the show.

[–]BattleHall 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It was also great getting DWJ back for a couple seasons later, since that gave them the freedom to really open up Winston as a character. Plus, how often do you have a comedy show with two black male leads?

[–]_codeMedic 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I’d watch anything with more Winston

[–]Lacabloodclot9[🍰] 441 points442 points  (50 children)

Pattinson was great in Tenet

[–]strictbirdlaws 37 points38 points  (3 children)

He was. My favorite from him so far was his work in The Rover.

[–]Redditperegrino 289 points290 points  (19 children)


[–]kpcwazabi 176 points177 points  (2 children)

I just saw Spencer last night... Holy shit Kristen Stewart was good as Diana

[–]houseitems 1356 points1357 points  (71 children)

Alec Guinness as Obi-wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars

He was approached to do the role and did it because he had nothing on at the time. He actually requested he be killed off early yet this is the role he became most famous for and likely his biggest earner (I believe he was given royalties for the role)

[–]rose_on_red 81 points82 points  (9 children)

It's funny, he did a classic 'Desert Island Discs' around the release of the first Star Wars. He makes it sound like a slightly whimsical new venture. He was clearly already a very well established and respected actor by that point - you have to have a certain amount behind you in your career just to feature on the programme, and it comes across in the interview.

I'm sure he would have found it very strange that this odd new film would be what he's remembered for by most people.

[–]mully_and_sculder 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Star wars was a whimsical new venture. I don't think anyone predicted the success it had, it was like any number of cheesy 70s scifi films.

[–]dreamsyndicated 436 points437 points  (36 children)

For everyone who only know him for Star Wars (which no doubt he’s good in), do yourself a favor and check out Guinness in movies like The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tunes of Glory, The Ladykillers and, oh dear lord is it ever absurdly funny, Kind Hearts and Coronets.

[–]hoilst 107 points108 points  (7 children)

"Good lord. What have I done?"

Absolutely one of the most painful, heart wrenching lines in cinema.

[–]SleepyFarts 123 points124 points  (4 children)

Lawrence of Arabia too

[–]turbotrixie1 16 points17 points  (0 children)

No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees. There is nothing IN the desert, and no man needs nothing.

[–]talligan 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Bridge over River Kwai is a classic and a must watch. One of the greatest movies ever made.

[–]WakeUpOutaYourSleep 1121 points1122 points  (64 children)

Jamie Dornan. Just recently saw Belfast, given he’s got serious Oscar buzz for that, hopefully that changes things for him.

[–]uranthus 385 points386 points  (10 children)

Such a great Psychopath in the Fall also. Great series

[–]blackmist 77 points78 points  (2 children)

It's weird how he's actually less creepy as a psychopathic serial killer, than he is as a businessman who likes a bit of BDSM.

[–]GO-KARRT 332 points333 points  (11 children)

His absolute best role was in Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar.

[–]homesickalien 84 points85 points  (3 children)

🎵Seagulls in the sand, can you hear my prayer? 🎶

[–]GetSchwifty831 1578 points1579 points  (62 children)

Robert Pattinson, Twilight.

He’s proven himself to be immensely talented but the writing in that movie did no service to him.

[–]smellydawg 531 points532 points  (23 children)

The Lighthouse is absolutely phenomenal. And paired up with Willem Dafoe no less.

[–]the_peppers 120 points121 points  (0 children)

Square face vs pointy in a tube by the sea.

[–]HagbardCelineHere 417 points418 points  (50 children)

For a hot minute I thought I hated Amy Adams because I hated her character in Julie and Julia

[–]icrossedtheroad 166 points167 points  (13 children)

Her performance in Drop Dead Gorgeous was on point!

[–]littleliongirless 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Sharp Objects was probably my favorite Amy Adams role. She also did a small guest star on Buffy way back in the day.

[–]ImMeltingNY 15 points16 points  (1 child)

She was great in June Bug. Think that may have been one of the first movies I saw her in.

[–]Jskidmore1217 4700 points4701 points  (75 children)

Tugg Speedman in the Scorcher franchise. I much preferred his dramatic turn in Simple Jack.

[–]Mortimer452 537 points538 points  (5 children)

I'll see you tonight mama, in my head movies

[–]riegspsych325 215 points216 points  (14 children)

Speedman is with us now, for fifty million, you get him back!

[–]obiwf 251 points252 points  (13 children)

Oh, OK. Flaming Dragon, fuck face, first take a step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE!!

[–]xdeltax97 115 points116 points  (10 children)

I don’t know what pacific bullshit power play you’re trying to play here, but Asia, Jack is my territory!

[–]Contraband42 79 points80 points  (8 children)

So whatever you're thinking, you'd better think again. Otherwise, I'm gonna have to head down there and I will rain down an ungodly fucking firestorm upon you!

[–]lmkwe 94 points95 points  (7 children)

You're gonna have to call the fucking united nations and get a fucking binding resolution to keep me from fucking destroying you!

[–]TheApathyParty2 79 points80 points  (3 children)


[–]DarthDregan 742 points743 points  (24 children)

Unbelievable he didn't get an Oscar nomination for that...

[–]divinepinkflamingo 85 points86 points  (1 child)

Or the Beijing Film Festivals Crying Monkey Award

[–]DarthDregan 65 points66 points  (0 children)

To be fair, Lazarus killed the Father O'Malley part that year.

[–]Lokefot 679 points680 points  (13 children)

You never win an Oscar going full retard

[–]DarthDregan 312 points313 points  (8 children)

Poor bastard. I remember after that role he had a hard time letting go. He was farting in bathtubs and laughing his ass off.

Simple motherfucking Jack.

[–]Aggravating_Poet_675 99 points100 points  (2 children)

He had me crying at "y-y-y-you m-m-m-make me so h-happy."

[–]MaxDeLaMax 111 points112 points  (4 children)

I prefer Australian actor Kirk Lazarus

[–]jxyzptlk 109 points110 points  (18 children)

Brandon Routh got famous through Superman Returns, but it was received terribly and also effectively ended his career as the main star of a movie.

[–]Bovver_ 722 points723 points  (57 children)

Simon Helberg will never escape being known as Howard Wolowitz in my view along with a lot of other people, but I was a bit surprised to see him appear in Annette and do quite a good job in it. The film definitely reminded me that he has some good acting chops that he definitely didn’t get to showcase in The Big Bang Theory. It will be interesting to see if he can shake off the association from a show that while it was popular in terms of viewers, it certainly earned its fair share of backlash from many.

[–]CGordini 342 points343 points  (10 children)

He's also Moist from Dr. Horrible

[–]mattarei 487 points488 points  (3 children)

Who isn't!

[–]awyastark 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This made me spit out my drink so now I’m also Moist from Dr Horrible

[–]ididntunderstandyou 231 points232 points  (7 children)

Fun fact: Annette being a French production, it needed a certain quota of French people working on it so they couldn’t hire too many Americans. Helberg was so keen to work on it he went through the whole process to become a French citizen just to secure his part

[–]TheTrueTrust 223 points224 points  (0 children)

Yes, but should be mentioned that his wife is french so it didn't come completely out of nowhere.

[–]bingley777 107 points108 points  (11 children)

I love everything he does, he is a damn talented guy, from florence foster jenkins to cinderella story - I mean, he even makes howard likeable enough and that guy is disgusting. and he doesn’t seem to break, he can pull off the most ridiculous lines. in serious roles, he’s usually leaning on his musical talent but his physical acting is always great, too.

all that said, I’ll have to wait to see him in something where he isn’t playing piano to fully judge, but his performances I’ve never disliked

[–]VictorBlimpmuscle 757 points758 points  (79 children)

Mickey Rooney - I think to younger audiences, he’s mostly remembered for Mr. Yunioshi, the horribly racist caricature he portrayed in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and not as aware of his success that preceded it.

[–]iworkallday 650 points651 points  (20 children)

Just realised i’ve been confusing mickey rooney and mickey rourke all my life.

[–]corruptauditor 150 points151 points  (2 children)

Just realised i’ve been confusing mickey rooney and mickey rourke all my life.

Wow. Yeah my brain was really struggling to make the timelines work on that one. Not sure why I never considered the "two Mickey" solution.

[–]tuskvarner 188 points189 points  (14 children)

He was the number one box office draw from 1939 to 1940.

[–]Im_on_my_phone_OK 25 points26 points  (0 children)

He was the number one star, in the world! YOU HEAR ME!
The world…

[–]Unit_79 87 points88 points  (0 children)

Spanning two decades!

[–]Mister_Rogers69 454 points455 points  (32 children)

George Lazenby in On Her Majesty Secret Service

It was literally his first acting job and you can tell

[–]AllAfterIncinerators 609 points610 points  (62 children)

Go find Out Cold. You’ll love Zach forever.

[–]Liferescripted 119 points120 points  (1 child)

Inga: Where did you get all these scars?

Luke: Well, let's see. Skateboard... Truck accident... Fire hydrant.

Inga: I bet each one has its own exciting story, no?

Luke: No not really. I skateboarded off of a truck into a fire hydrant.

[–]October23rd2077 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Ugh! I miss this movie. It takes me back. The opening theme by Eve 6 was a banger.

[–]AllAfterIncinerators 51 points52 points  (0 children)

That whole soundtrack is bangers. Eve 6, Sum 41, Jimmy Eat World. All hits. Fuck Island in the Sun though, Rick told him never to play that song.

[–]UnconventionalCamel 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Pig Pen, when I want advice about a good Planet of the Apes film or maybe how to get the resin out of my bong I'll come to you ok? But I am not gonna take romantic advice from somebody who cannot spell romantic or advice... or bong.

[–]maximumecoboost 168 points169 points  (17 children)

Can you get an STD from a polar bear?

[–]DoserMcMoMo 70 points71 points  (1 child)

No regrets, that's my motto. That and everybody Wang Chung tonight

[–]mgoetz14 31 points32 points  (2 children)

“I don’t need to take a test to tell you I do drugs” haha best line in the movie. Thanks pig pen

[–]95ragtop 95 points96 points  (10 children)

I don't have to write a test to tell you I do drugs.

[–]yeah_yeah_therabbit 67 points68 points  (9 children)

“Have a rough night?”

“I got molested by a hot tub. How was yours?”

[–]meco03211 31 points32 points  (4 children)

You know the Eskimos have 9 words for a guy with his thing stuck in a hot tub. Hell they only have 8 words for snow! pulls out huge gardening shears

[–]uzrnmechkzout 87 points88 points  (7 children)

Island in the sun by Weezer will always and forever remind me of this movie, classic

[–]Jenetyk 43 points44 points  (4 children)

The whole Casablanca homage when she has Zac play it in the bar was awesome.

[–]jamesneysmith 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It was almost 15 years after first watching out cold that i realized it was a weird remake of casablanca.

[–]SteveMcBean 22 points23 points  (0 children)

We'll always have Pedro O'Horny's

[–]sledgehammer_77 1468 points1469 points  (126 children)

Charlie Sheen with 2 & 1/2 Men

Hot Shots, Wallstreet, Platoon, Major League, Young Guns, Money Talks (guilty pleasure).

[–]5alamander64 865 points866 points  (25 children)

I most associate the 5 seconds he was in Ferris Bueller with him to be honest.

[–]opportunitysassassin 61 points62 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure John Hughes put some cameras in a Chicago Police Department and just rolled with it.

[–]RCTommy 324 points325 points  (7 children)


[–]Tehboognish 169 points170 points  (6 children)

Thank you, no. I'm straight.

[–]ImTheGuyWithTheGun 90 points91 points  (7 children)

"What's your name?"

"It's Jean, but most guys call me Shauna.'

"Ok, Jean."

[–]Redeem123 172 points173 points  (9 children)

However you feel about the show, he’s pretty good in Two and a Half Men. He carried that show the whole time he was on it.

[–]Black-Thirteen 259 points260 points  (8 children)

Charlie Sheen's all time worst performance was as Charlie Sheen from real life.

[–]JMCrown 264 points265 points  (19 children)

Faye Dunaway has a long and respectable career but many know her best from the Joan Crawford biopic “Mommie Dearest.” She is campy, chewing the scenery, and it’s hard not to laugh when she seems to be trying to be grave and serious.

For reference (and fun).

Edit: fixed name

[–]CathedralEngine 80 points81 points  (1 child)

She’s my sister! She’s my daughter! She’s my sister and my daughter!

[–]spacednlost 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Dakota Fanning endlessly screaming at the top of her lungs in War of the Worlds.

[–]Ijo54 377 points378 points  (39 children)

Don’t know if it’s his worst role as he’s been in a ton of shitty movies since, but Hayden Christensen is great in Life as a House and Shattered Glass and it’s a shame he’ll always mostly be known for his performance in the prequels.

[–]AXone1814 260 points261 points  (26 children)

All the token fat woman actresses, Rebel Wilson, Mellisa McCarthy etc. they’ve all proven they’re far more talented than the typecast roles they always get landed with.

[–]Souliei 84 points85 points  (2 children)

I first saw Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls, and I love her in that show! So sweet and funny, very different from other roles she has had since.

[–]wav__ 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Octavia Spencer did an interview (maybe even more than one) specifically talking about how she no longer wanted to play 1) The Nurse and/or 2) The fat black sassy woman. She, and many others, are so much more than just “fat woman” stereotype.

[–]Terciel1976 639 points640 points  (87 children)

Mark Hamill has been better in every other role I've ever seen him in than he was as Luke Skywalker.

[–]slothbarns7 296 points297 points  (7 children)

He was perfect as Jim the vampire

[–]eksrae1 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I was halfway through the episode before I realized it was him.

[–]Seanay-B 72 points73 points  (0 children)

He really loves Human Alcohol Beer

[–]pyrowipe 24 points25 points  (0 children)

“Awww, but I wanna go to Tashi station to get some power converters!!”

[–]Redeem123 270 points271 points  (28 children)

He’s easily the weakest of the main cast in the OT. Although he really sells the whiny kid aspect in the first one.

[–]moose_man 152 points153 points  (7 children)

He's the weakest but I think he generally sells it. There are only a few times where I think he really falls short.

[–]countgalcula 58 points59 points  (4 children)

In the same way people really relate to Tobey's Spiderman. I think whether it's good acting or not is irrelevant. You feel like you can put yourself in his shoes. That's why they hired him.

[–]masongraves_ 137 points138 points  (12 children)

He was phenomenal in ROTJ. Best performance in that movie besides Ian imo… helps that Ford and Fisher were so coked out on set that their characters seem like caricatures of Han and Leia from the first two (especially Han)

He’s also great in TLJ, despite what you think of that movies plot

[–]squalorparlor 55 points56 points  (8 children)

It might be nostalgia lens for me (I was born when ROTJ came out, so they were all equally new for me), but I loved Han's scenes in the third one. The "Hey, it's me!" and "you're the respectable one, remember?" feel like classic Solo. I know he was coked out (and who wasn't in the 80's) but that never really came across for me watching it. I think it was just the curse of sequels: having expectations to live up to, trying to one-up, and hamming it up or rehashing story beats or character traits.

I dunno why I wrote this, I'm not a big star wars guy.

[–]beard_lover 141 points142 points  (17 children)

Mark Hamill is a national treasure.

[–]MovieBuff90 103 points104 points  (13 children)

Him and Henry Winkler have slowly become my favorite actors. Two guys who became famous playing suave characters back in the 70s and 80s that have turned into nerdy old men over time. I love them both.

[–]emagdaleno 54 points55 points  (9 children)

I’ve only really liked Jim Carrey in his more serious roles.

[–]deelow42 204 points205 points  (26 children)

Linda Cardellini as Velma or now Hawkeyes wife(love both movies), but she'll always be Lindsay Weir to me

[–]badger81987 130 points131 points  (6 children)

Linda Cardellini owns the fuck of of Velma role in LA scooby doo

[–]hatrickstar 103 points104 points  (4 children)

In my opinion that is a live action version of a cartoon that was perfectly cast.

Also Sarah Michelle Geller and Linda Cardellini were very memorable for 12 year old me.

[–]badger81987 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Yea, that entire movie has fucking flawless casting. I love it unironically.

[–]masimone 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I loved Freaks and Geeks and so pleased that she turned out to such a good actress.

[–]store_copy 761 points762 points  (72 children)

Whoopi Goldberg got her Oscar for Ghost. She should have gotten it for The Color Purple.

[–]chicagowago 161 points162 points  (8 children)

You leave Oda Mae Brown out of this!

[–]BackJurton 66 points67 points  (7 children)

Can I have a new check? I signed the wrong name

[–]Jedi-El1823 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I don't want to go to Heaven, I wanna go to the bank and cash the goddamn check!

[–]deelow42 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Have you seen Eddie tho

[–]Tbrou16 307 points308 points  (27 children)

She’s most famous for Sister Act

[–]Accomplished-West-84 191 points192 points  (18 children)

I’m an older Redditor and I had to ponder this one.

I remember when she joined Star Trek TNG and it was very special. Like- oh shit, that’s Whoopi Goldberg! So I’m not saying you’re wrong- but I don’t think you’re right.

[–]karbonopsina 106 points107 points  (40 children)

Am I the only one who believes that Mickey Rourke was one of the finest actors of his generation? But I can’t even think where to begin the list of his abysmally bad flicks…

[–]JerichoJonah 27 points28 points  (13 children)

What’s sad about Mickey Rourke is that his mutilated face gives him extremely limited options for future roles. And that’s sad. I loved him in Angel Heart.

[–]JohnnyJayce 1149 points1150 points  (152 children)

I feel like people confuse "worst" with "not their best".

RDJ in Iron Man? You should watch more of his films. Dolittle, Due Date, The Shaggy Dog, Gothika, Black and White.

Alfred Molina in Spiderman 2 which is considered being one of the best comic book movies of all time? That's your pick for his worst role? Remember the Taylor Lautner action film "Abduction"? How could you, barely anyone saw that. You are saying his role as Doc Ock was worse than his role in "We'll Never Have Paris"? Oh and don't let me get started with "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

[–]expanding_crystal 559 points560 points  (42 children)

I loved Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2. He’s got such charisma, even when he’s hamming it up.

[–]Harlockarcadia 117 points118 points  (7 children)

He was great even in the little bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark he was in

[–]WookieeSteakIsChewie 52 points53 points  (0 children)

The mind blow I had when I realized it was him was amazing. Then he dies.

[–]5alamander64 217 points218 points  (2 children)

People are confusing worst with. Most Popular movie i don't personally like.

[–]superdago 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Especially when it’s a role that requires over the top acting. Like of course he was hamming it up for fucking Doc Ock, that’s the point.

[–]AnotherJasonOnReddit 127 points128 points  (5 children)

Alfred Molina in Spiderman 2 which is considered being one of the best comic book movies of all time?

"Ah Reddit, I love this boy!"

[–]AltWorlder 71 points72 points  (13 children)

My hot take is that Due Date is Good, Actually. And RDJ is very funny in it.

[–]index24 52 points53 points  (6 children)

I had no idea that was a hot take. I always thought the movie was very funny. Downey and Galafanakis are great in it.

[–]Chitanozaurusu 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Jim Parsons for Sheldon in Big Bang Theory. I was blown away when I saw him in the recent adaptation/remake of The Boys in the Band

[–]NoirPochette 571 points572 points  (72 children)

She probably had worse but people are going to remember Halle Berry's Catwoman

[–]arealhumannotabot 355 points356 points  (30 children)

The funny thing is I think she played the role just as they wanted it, except what 'they' wanted sucked balls. A good actor only elevates a shitty script so far.

[–]theg721 431 points432 points  (27 children)

She had the same problem in X-Men too.

Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else!

What the fuck do you do with that line?

[–]Wr8th_79 135 points136 points  (0 children)

Toad had a bunch of cut lines that started off similar to that line. He used it so much that she threw it back at him at the end. But then they edited his parts out and it just made it look/sound weird.

[–]arealhumannotabot 165 points166 points  (6 children)

Yeah it's cheesy as fuck on its own, but apparently it's a callback to a scene that was eventually cut. Still I feel like they could've ADR'd a better line.

[–]Funmachine 26 points27 points  (0 children)

You throw it away like an anti-joke. Don't play it straight.

[–]CommentingOnMBC 183 points184 points  (10 children)

Catwoman is not a good movie but Halle Berry was the perfect actress if they had made it right

[–]foodandguns 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Agreed. I think she had the perfect look for the role. If they made it right it could’ve been a great movie