There are some pretty bad actors out there who, lets face it, are only up on the big screen because they’re nice to look at (not that I’m complaining mind you). On a boring Sunday afternoon I’m sure there are plenty of ladies who would gladly give up some brain cells to ogle the likes of Ashton Kutcher , Adrian Grenier , or (dare I say it) Zac Efron – but can these boys act? I’m sure many of you Entourage fans will disagree but when you compare the aforementioned to the likes of Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, and Tom Cruise, there really is no comparison.
It’s forgivable when a bad actor is in a bad movie (i.e., The Guardian with Ashton and another of his ilk, the always wooden Kevin Costner). It’s not forgivable however when a good solid actor with some real chops, phones it in. You know what I’m talking about – the actor who you know only took the job because of the paycheck (or maybe something more sentimental like the movie was filming in Aspen and he wants to be close to his family during their ski vacation). I guess I can sort of understand those reasons but something about a good actor slumming it makes me a little sad. Below is a list of just a few said actors and the movies they would have been better off without. [Read more…]