Topic: Worst ACTOR in a Leading Role, 2005 Posted: December 24 2005 at 3:43am
OK, a Worst Actor Poll that doesn't include: Orlando Bloom (for two of the worst movies of the year), Paul Walker and the WORST of all: USHER! How can In the Mix stay out of so many categories? Usher must be there. I cannot believe that Cruise, Depp and Reeves were worse than those three! It's idiot.
I have to say I felt an urge to vote for Johnny Depp too. He was a bad, bad, bad Willy Wonka. And was atrocious in The Libertine. The man could have done a wonderful job and just blew it. He deserves his name in that list this year.
I can't say which one deserves that title , but I can tell you who should NOT be there !
Both Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and Keanu Reeves should'nt even be a consideration.
Depp is a good, good actor and his acting as Willie Wonka was really a cool peice of work. He gave Wonka an interesting character.
Tom Cruise was great in War of the Worlds, and he's a good actor period.
Keanu Reeves was believable as the Constantine character , looking and acting like the despondent, temperamental, and peaky guy he was supposed to be in that movie. He was supposed to be a sulking sort of person; someone reluctant to talk much. He carried it off well. I give him credit.
Cruise was good in War of the Worlds. Even great. People are picking him because of the TomKat awful story. Keanu was AWESOME as Constantine. The man was a rough soul, dry and quiet, and Reeves added so much to it. The Rock wasn't a leading man in Doom, neither Jamie Foxx in Stealth, and Foxx was the only good thing in the whole movie.
So, what the hell of Worst Leading Men list is it??? Where is 50 cent? Where is Usher? Where is Orlando Bloom? Where is Paul Walker,( for Into the Blue), where's Michael Keaton (White Noise) for God's sake??? Are you guys who chose the poll blind?
Ok, so yeah, Fun with Dick and Jane isn't Jim Carrey's best movie and I doubt it will break any box office record... However, he doesn't belong on the worst actors' list. Johnny Knoxville, Jamie Kennedy, Rob Schneider...now THESE are bad actors!! Come on, Jim's proven time and again that he's a very good actor capable of Oscar worthy performances, so I think he deserves to be forgiven. And yeah, where's Orlando??? If it weren't for all his teenybopper fans, he wouldn't have a career to speak of! As for Keanu, I think Constantine was one of his only very good performances, so he doesn't deserve to be nominated either.
Keanu should not be on the list. He was wonderful in Constantine. His performance was dead on and made the movie. Do the Razzie people just hate him or something?
Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka kinda of freaked me out but I don't think he deserves to be on this list either. Although I did vote for him because he did freak me out. Did he not watch the original version??
As for Tom Cruise, well, I didn't see War of the Worlds so I can't comment on the movie but his odd behaviorcertainly should be nominated for something.
Orlando, Orlando, why aren't you here? What the heck happened to you? Get back to the stuff you do well!
Don't even get me started on 50 cents, Rob Schneider, Usher, etc. Is it possible to be so bad that you can't make it on the Razzie list? I think they prove you can be THAT bad.
I enjoyed Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka I don't think I would have enjoyed
that movie if he would have copied Gene Wilder's version of the
character. I wasn't a fan of all of the singing in the original
And I loved Keanu in Constantine and Thumbsucker. I think he is a
great actor and I'm not sure why the Razzies keep picking on him when
there were much much worse performances in movies. Like Dennis
Quaid in Yours Mine and Ours, Antonio Banderas in The
Legend of Zorro, Paul Walker Into the Blue, the entire cast of The
Dukes of Hazzard just to name a few.
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Posted: December 27 2005 at 8:20am
This topic proves that 2005 was a terrible year for the dramatic arts...
Eventhough the list is fairly accurate, I must agree with those that state that it has a lot of missing items. Jonny Knoxville, Jimmy Fallon (YUK!) and 50 Cent (I guess) should´ve been on that list, among some other examples you´ve already mentioned.
About those who must not be there: Reeves did a fine job in Constantine, but that´s not enough to pop the bottles: in many ways, that role was very similar to Neo, a character he did perfectly and in a way pigeonholed him, so that´s nothing new.
I wouldn't have wanted an exact remake of the original Willy Wonka either. However, Willy Wonka was supposed to be this eccentric genius who preferred life in his factory to the real world and avoiding the corruption it would have brought.
I just don't like what they did to the character in the new version. They made him spoiled and selfish - basically turning him into the one the children who get kicked out.
I don’t think they did justice to the character or the book. Just my opinion of course but I will always prefer the original to this version (even with the singing, which did get annoying).
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Posted: December 27 2005 at 11:10am
In response to Robertin above: Johnny KnoxvilleIS on the Worst Actor Poll List (with multiple titles, yet)...
In response to Mango: Although Johnny Depp's bizarre version of Willy Wonka was WAY off from what Roald Dahl wrote in his novel, the rest of the 2005 remake of CHARLIE was far more respectful of Dahl's original than the 1970s Gene Wilder version. But Depp, apparently imitating Michael Jackson, was SO off-the-mark that every time he came onscreen, I found myself taken out of the film to wonder "What was he thinking?" And to me, any element of a film that calls attention to itself, instead of contributing to the whole, is more of a distraction than an asset. I am pleased to see that, so far, more than 50 people seem to agree with me...
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