Decent Performances by Bad Actors

Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas

Andrew McCarthy in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Chris Tucker in Jackie Brown

At least you're supposed to want to kill him in 'Jackie Brown.'

Vincent Spano in City of Hope and Baby, It’s You (He should really send John Sayles a Christmas card).

Patrick Swayze in Donnie Darko

Don Ameche in Heaven Can Wait and Things Change

Keanu Reeves in Permanent Record and Thumbsucker

Robby Benson in The Chosen

Rae Dawn Chong in Choose Me

Marc Singer in If You Could See What I Hear

Robert Wuhl in Mistress

Sandy Dennis in The Four Seasons

Charlton Heston in Hamlet (1994)

Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential

Stephen Baldwin in The Usual Suspects

Tom Arnold in Hero

Ally Sheedy in High Art

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Stay Hungry

Craig Sheffer in Bliss

John Matuszak in North Dallas Forty

Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest and Redbelt (yeah, he gets two, but he’s still an abomination)

Tara Reid in The Big Lebowski (playing a vapid, trampy idiot [which is right in her wheelhouse], but still…)

Melanie Griffith in Body Double

Jean Claude Van Damme in JCVD

Rob Lowe in ‘The West Wing’ (I gotta take this one out.  He’s hilarious on ‘Parks and Recreation,’

What can I say, the man played his way off the list.

too.  The world is different now…)

Sharon Stone in Broken Flowers

Charlie Sheen and Corey Haim, both in Lucas

Emilio Estevez in Repo Man

Andie MacDowell in Sex, Lies and Videotape

Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight

Julian Sands in A Room With a View

Sean Young in Blade Runner

Catherine Zeta Jones in Traffic

Kate Hudson in Almost Famous

Raquel Welch in Kansas City Bomber

Tori Spelling in The House of Yes

Chris Klein in Election

Ideas? Rebuttals? Furious, misspelled, incoherent rants? Comment away…

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  1. Don Ameche a bad actor? The guy invented the telephone.

  2. I thought he invented breakdancing…like in a time machine or something? Am I getting that confused?


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