Despite the fact that his first starring role was in a movie that was actually pretty good, “Undercover Brother” was the first and last time that Eddie Griffin’s acting potential seemed to have a future. Getting his start in comedy, Griffin’s talent lies in stand-up, and we think he’s realized this by now.
It did take him a few botched attempts, though – his roles in the “Deuce Bigalow” films weren’t exactly award-winning. It seems to be the general consensus that Griffin should stick to stand-up and leave the big screen behind; he has a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that’s got to sting a little.
The famous retired professional wrestler Hulk Hogan is a favorite in the ring, but not on the silver screen. Like many other wrestlers that tried to crossover into film, Hogan’s talent is definitely limited to the wrestling arena.
Not surprisingly, he’s always cast in films as the character he played in the ring for so many years, but even so, the whole thing was just awkward. We will say one thing in Hulk’s defense – none of the films he’s been in have been very good, to begin with. His 1993 movie “Mr. Nanny” has a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yikes!
Pauly Shore is one of those guys that everybody wishes they had as a friend – the man is hilarious and highly entertaining. But that doesn’t mean he should be acting. Shore went from being a stand-up comedian to an MTV VJ, to making his acting debut in the 1992 cult classic “Encino Man.”
The movie got bad ratings, and so did Shore’s performance, but that didn’t stop him from acting. From awful movies like “Bio-Dome,” “Jury Duty,” and “In the Army Now,” Shore has made bad acting into an art. You’ve got to applaud his persistence, but we would strongly advise him to go back to stand-up.
The gorgeous Jessica Alba is an amazing businesswoman, model, mother, social media influencer and many other things. But actress is not one of them. Her acting isn’t so much bad as it is bland – she seems to play the same character in every single movie: the sweet girl who never has much to say.
She definitely deserves credit for her dancing chops in the 2003 film “Honey,” and the woman has managed to land roles in blockbuster hits like “Into the Blue,” “Sin City,” and play Susan Storm in “Fantastic Four.” But can you think of any recent films she’s acted in? That’s’ because she hasn’t, since she probably realized her true passion, and talent, lies in her entrepreneurial spirit.
Former fashion model Denise Richards is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world. In fact, her role as Kelly Van Ryan in the 1998 film “Wild Things” earned her the title of sexiest woman alive. But a woman can’t have it all, and Denise has all the looks, but not so much of the acting talent.
Her roles in “Starship Troopers” and “The World Is Not Enough” are further proof that Richards should stick to the runway. Or reality TV – we were all super excited to see her join the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Not award-winning, but definitely entertaining. Then again, who needs an Oscar when you look like that?