Ok, boys and girls. Hold your nose.
Here are my selections for the actors who tossed bricks up against the backboard in 2011. Clang. Their performances were bad enough to make me cringe. Not a single choice listed comes from a movie I’d consider “good” and they need to shoulder the lion’s share of the blame.
Click through to see my selections for the Worst Actors of 2011.
Nicolas Cage – “Season of the Witch” I’m actually a little torn here. There’s a part of me that respects his ability to just show up and collect a paycheck. But it’s pretty undeniable, he’s practically reading cue cards nowadays. The extent of his “acting” here consisted of putting on chainmail and picking up a sword. ______________________________________________________________________
Taylor Lautner – “Abduction” Imagine “Before and After” pictures of Lautner’s face. You could insert any of the following events in between the two pictures and they would still be exactly the same: Getting hot coffee spilled on him, hearing that someone died, being given a riddle to solve, seeing a woman naked, I could go on and on…
Martin Lawrence – “Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son” In addition to the joyless, excruciating to watch performance that Lawrence put forth as “Big Momma”, you get the added pain of watching him beat a dead horse. Someone who cares about him needs to give him the news that no one wants to see “Big Momma” anymore. ______________________________________________________________________
Adam Sandler – “Jack and Jill” Watching Sandler’s Jill schtick is more painful than you’re imagining (if you havent seen it). In addition to looking hideous, and talking with THAT VOICE, Sandler created a character that is just unthinkably dumb. Unbelievable is a given. Unfortunately, it’s also unfunny.
Adam Sandler - “Just Go With It” THE DOUBLE DIP! It’s a dubious distinction, but this dumbass deserves it! Sandler gives new meaning to “Going through the motions” here. He sleepwalks through it as if he got stuck here. But this is his production company behind it, so you have no one but yourself to blame, Sandler. ______________________________________________________________________
I want to note: I did not get to watch “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star”, or I expect that Nick Swardson would have destroyed everyone here. I apologize, but its stuck in that nebulous zone between having already been pulled from the theatre and not yet out on DVD. Apparently no one even gave enough of a crap about the film to bootleg it. I’ve checked.
Watch the trailer if you dare, and feel the actors above curse under their breath, knowing they’d have been off the hook.
So there you have it, the nominees for the 2011 FMR MAJOR Award for Worst Actor! What do you think people? Did I leave someone out? Is there an actor out there that was worse than this? Let me hear what you have to say, my decisions are
written in stone still up in the air, and your input is a valuable part of this!