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Great actors in bad movies

^ You got the order mixed up, but that makes it even more funny.

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Please, NO! They both did some horror at the end of their movie career, but those were actually very good movies. Let them retain their grace and dignity.
How incredible is it that a woman who was in Gone with the Wind is still alive? That blows my mind (away with the wind).

The last 10 years (estimate) of Johnny Depp's career. He's probably made enough money to pay off the Federal deficit, so I'm sure he doesn't care.

Paul Newman's film career could never live up to his Lite Balsamic vinegarette. Best actor in a major salad dressing.
 
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This dreadful movie also had a distinguished English actor--someone who's been in a ton of bad movies, has only ever won a BAFTA TV Award, spent time as a POW in a Nazi prison camp, and also portrayed a prisoner in one of the greatest WWII movies. IMHO, he's among the most underrated star actors of all time.

Funny you should pick Joan Crawford in the picture. Not sure she was ever in a good movie. Or acted well for that matter.

Agree on Donald Pleasance - highly underrated, but some of his movie choices sucked.
 

SiBurning

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Funny you should pick Joan Crawford in the picture. Not sure she was ever in a good movie. Or acted well for that matter.

Agree on Donald Pleasance - highly underrated, but some of his movie choices sucked.
Joan Collins! Joan Crawford is considered the very first female movie superstar, and well deserved. She's in my first post (#5). Yeah, Joan Collins didn't have a good movie career. I'm sure her opportunities were worse than her ability, but most Brits fared poorly in Hollywood. She did better on TV. She was on Star Trek (original) when they went back to earth in the 1930's and couldn't prevent her death. She's the first person that comes to mind when I think of bad female horror stars, right before Adrienne Barbeau.

I'd add that Pleasence is one of the very few horror stars I'd consider a great actor. You need to see his other work to really notice.
 
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Can't believe I wrote Crawford instead of Collins.
I'll watch 3 Hammer House of Horrors and call myself in the morning.
 
At least Joan Collins was really pretty. Sorry, couldn't resist. I think I agree with Donald Pleasence. He was in so many movies. It was really remarkable. I remember one from his later years in which he and some other oldsters make their escape from a group home and were going to retreat to some Eden. I cannot remember the details but he played a aging German chap who was once a big game hunter. He wanted to provide fare for the group. He pulled of these 'foreign' characters so well you forgot he was English. Good call.

Cheers, Todd
 
Malcolm McDowell and Peter O'Toole are pretty easy, but this infamous porno also had John Gielgud and Helen Mirren in it.


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I knew this thread would work.
 

SiBurning

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At least Joan Collins was really pretty. Sorry, couldn't resist. I think I agree with Donald Pleasence. He was in so many movies. It was really remarkable. I remember one from his later years in which he and some other oldsters make their escape from a group home and were going to retreat to some Eden. I cannot remember the details but he played a aging German chap who was once a big game hunter. He wanted to provide fare for the group. He pulled of these 'foreign' characters so well you forgot he was English. Good call.

Cheers, Todd
Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode Kick the Can
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi98346777/

I knew this thread would work.
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I'm having just as much fun with stuff I'm not posting. I'm too much of a B-movie fan to post it all. There are good actors that could fill this thread by themselves.
 
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This 1978 stinkeroo about a killer bee invasion was chock full of fine actors:

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Michael Caine, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Jose Ferrer, Fred MacMurray and Cameron Mitchell among them. Poor Sir Michael Caine-- no stranger to both great and hideous films-- appears to have received the lion's share of the blame for this monstrosity.
 

SiBurning

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Couldn't find a good clip of him breaking & entering through the kitchen window.

Not so sure I'd rank him among the great actors, but he definitely reaches perfection at times. Even enjoyed him as Poirot. (Which nearly qualifies as another bad movie.)
 
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It's a shame that this chap ...



... will be remembered not for this ....



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... but this:

 
It's a shame that this chap ...



... will be remembered not for this ....



... or this ...



... but this:

"Doc4, only you could be so bold."

Look, you guys might not LIKE Star Wars, but it is NOT a BAD movie. Even if Alec Guinness didn't like it, either.

DeNiro has been in a lot of lousy films. So has Pacino. A lot of actors start to make commercial films as they get older, so that they can leave a lot of money to their families. Laurence Olivier spent most of his career performing in plays in London, but at the end of his career he made a bunch of garbage films for money for his family. I gots no beefs wi'this.

DiCaprio has done a great job of making a fortune off of movies that are both commercial and, for the most part, really good.
 
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Agree Slavador(not his real name:wink2:) about Guinness. I realise he learned to loathe his Obi-Wan Kenobi persona because it is all the younger generation knew him by. And that should be telling. His main acting career was behind him. He freely admitted he was the only actor of the lot who thought Star Wars would be successful and took a percentage of the film's gross rather than a contracted payment. He was also past his acting prime though by no means finished. He may have disliked that new fans were only interested in his Obi-Wan character portrayal but how many of them would have never known anything about his other work at ALL if not for Star Wars? I knew about his great roles like Prince Faisal or Nicholson but only because my mum and dad watched them when I was young. We never missed repeats of Bridge on the River Kwai. And Lawrence of Arabia was viewed many times. I recognised him from those movies when Star Wars came out but knew nothing of the depth of his career til I started looking into it..after watching Star Wars. And I was only fourteen when Star Wars came out. Like you I have always thought the first two movies in the franchise were actually very good movie making. I like the crusty, hard bitten look to the props and the people. Guinness's acting chops really added weight to the scenes. I wish it would not have come to bother him so.

Cheers, Todd
 
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