It’s not unusual to see a model make the transition into acting – we’ve seen it with Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Kate Upton, and many others. But perhaps the most successful one has been Mila Jovovich, and as we well know by now, success doesn’t always equal talent.
However, we are forever thankful to her for bringing the beloved Leeloo to life in 1997’s “The Fifth Element.” Jovovich is undoubtedly excellent at kicking butt, as proven in her starring role as Alice in the “Resident Evil” film franchise, but we don’t see this gorgeous woman taking an award home anytime soon.
Ryan Phillipe was one of the hottest actors in Hollywood after his debut role in “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” His next role in “Cruel Intentions” cemented him as the ultimate teen heartthrob, which combined with the fact that he was dating Reese Witherspoon helped keep him in the spotlight for a while longer, because it definitely wasn’t his acting.
We love Ryan Phillipe as much as the next person, but let’s face it, he’s no Edward Norton. And we believe Mr. Phillipe is aware of this, since apart from some supporting roles, we’ve barely seen him on the silver screen in the last few years.
Actor and comedian Jamie Kennedy made his acting debut by playing the insufferable Randy Meeks in the “Scream” movies. And his next performances in “Son of the Mask” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted” didn’t exactly earn him any awards.
In fact, his acting in “Son of the Mask” landed him second place on IMDB’s ‘Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses List’. And to add insult to injury, Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 6% rating. But Kennedy seems unphased by the bad reviews since he’s currently working on his upcoming movie. Ironically, it’s titled “Don’t Suck.” This actor definitely has a sense of humor.
Roseanne Barr had a meteoric rise to fame in the late 80s and 90s, so much so that she got her own hit TV show. For over 200 episodes, fans were treated to anecdotes from America's working-class family as waged by their fearless leader Roseanne.
As star of the series and its executive producer/creator, it was clear that Barr was a creative talent. But not necessarily an acting one. Roseanne's attempt to bring back her '90s classic in 2017 didn't quite cut it, and the ABC revival soon came to an end. Unfortunately, this landed the actress in an infamous list of IMDB’s ‘Top 15 List for Worst Actors & Actresses’. Poor Roseanne!
Not surprisingly, heartthrob Josh Duhamel started his career as a model, and then transitioned into acting when he first appeared on screen in “All My Children.” He then starred in the popular NBC show “Las Vegas,” and then went on to star in some light romcoms like “Life as We Know It,” alongside Katherine Heigl.
Duhamel seems to always get cast as the hot, not-so-nice jock that ends up transforming into a nice guy. And as bland as that description seems, his acting is not far off. His most recent film, “Shotgun Wedding,” in which he co-stars with Jennifer Lopez, got a 5 out of 10 rating on IMDB.