Regarded as one of the best American filmmakers of all time, Tarantino’s movies have become an essential part of popular culture. Without a doubt, as a writer and director, this Tennessee native is beyond brilliant, but, as an actor, not so much.
Like many other directors that also love acting in their own films, Tarantino has made an appearance in several of his projects, including “Django Unchained,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and tons of others. Now, while he often does short quirky cameos and seems to just appear on camera for the fun of it, his acting skills are less than average, often pulling the viewers out of the story due to his awkwardness onscreen.
We are all big fans of Markie Mark, but if you make an honest list of every performance Mark Wahlberg has ever done, you’ll realize he’s not a great actor. He’s definitely been lucky enough to act in award-winning films like “Boogie Nights” and “The Departed."
But if you examine his roles and script lines, you’ll see that Mark is mostly hired for his handsome looks and tough guy attitude. Apart from looking (very) pretty and swearing a lot, Wahlberg rarely does much more in his films. And while we’re all for him continuing to appear in light comedies like the “Ted” movies, we’re sure we won’t see this heartthrob winning any Oscars anytime soon.
M. Night Shyamalan
Another director who turned into a wannabe actor is M. Night Shyamalan. The master of horror skyrocketed to fame with his 1999 masterpiece, “The Sixth Sense,” and he’s continued to write amazing and terrifying films ever since. However, he’s also become a fan of appearing in his own films, which honestly, doesn’t really help matters.
Although Shyamalan usually limits himself to cameos, there’s enough time to realize his lack of experience in front of a camera. Not only does his acting seem bland, but it seems to serve absolutely no purpose for the film’s plotline. He should definitely stick to writing and directing.
There is one actor who has achieved what no other performer has in the history of showbiz - being called the worst actor of all time after just one role. Tommy Wiseau has made such an art of bad acting that even James Dean’s famous line “You’re tearing me apart” has become as much associated with Wiseau as with Dean.
“The Room” is a cult classic. It serves as a cornerstone and memento of overacting, underacting, and just plain weird acting. Audiences organize cinema reruns of “The Room” just to praise his deplorable acting and have a chuckle. There was even a movie made about the making of "The Room," which was actually really good.
Madonna may be the Queen of Pop, but she is also the Queen of Terrible Acting. Her stand-out worst role was in the remake “Swept Away” where she stars as the spoilt and rich Amber Leighton, who fails to convince audiences that she is falling in love with the deckhand, Giuseppe Esposito.
Madonna to-date has won the most Golden Raspberries, possibly proving that one should stick to one’s path. Whether it is erotic thrillers like “Body of Evidence” or biographical pics like “Truth or Dare,” Madonna always manages to create another insipid performance. She was pretty good in "A League of Their Own."