Action movies hardly demand emotional output or the finest acting skills from their cast. Yet, even with action audiences, Steven Seagal’s movies over the years have received their fair share of poor reviews. “Half Past Dead” scored 37% and “On Deadly Ground” 34% with “Rotten Tomatoes” audiences. The critics were not so kind.
The 2002-action got a dire 3% while the 1994-production a not-much-better 12% with the website’s critics. Seagal can be relieved that though he has been nominated three times for a Golden Raspberry, he has yet to add a Razzie to his trophy collection. Or any other acting awards, for that matter.
There were many audience members (but probably “Twilight” fans) who defended Taylor Lautner after his poor performance in the “Twilight” franchise, stating it was the books that were the poor source material for the saga and not his acting. Then, there was the action “Tracers” and the family-drama “Run the Tide” and still Lautner movies struggled to receive positive ratings.
“Run the Tide” scored 9% and “Tracers” 23% with “Rotten Tomatoes” critics, proving that it is not the genre, nor the source material, but the actor’s quality. Lautner really hasn't starred in many top movies over the last decade - and rightfully so.
Sometimes one bad performance for an actor or actress can ruin their whole career. For Elizabeth Berkley, it was her frantic, overacted, and over-the-top performance in Paul Verhoeven’s “Showgirls.” Verhoeven’s films are not exactly known for their demanding roles or emotional storylines, but Berkeley failed to take off after starring in his film.
The actress was aiming to move on to more serious roles after starring in the teen series “Saved by the Bell,” but her big break just ended up with her winning the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress. Berkley continues to disappoint with her recurring role on HBO's "The Idol."
This actor is not exactly a household name and there may be a reason why. Films starring Kirk Cameron tend not to heap in favorable reviews. “Left Behind II: Tribulation Force” scored 4.8/10 and “Extraordinary” 3.4 on “IMDB.” However, one notoriously bad performance put Cameron in much of the spotlight, namely, “Saving Christmas.”
The movie scored a dismal 1.3/10 on “IMDB.” Unsurprisingly, Cameron scooped up the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actor for his mismatched and inappropriate acting in the Christmas film. But if we're going to be completely honest, we would say that Kirk's sister, Candace, is a far superior actor to him.
Despite having a successful career lasting more than 30 years in showbiz, Rob Schneider is one of the worst actors. Adam Sandler had a big part to play in his rise to fame. His films are lighthearted and not exactly calling for displays of great emotion, but only Schneider has made an art of jeopardizing slapstick comedies.
“The Animal” scored 4.8/10 on “IMDB” and 30% with audiences on “Rotten Tomatoes.” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” may have brought in average ratings but its sequel “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” destroyed any of its predecessor’s mediocrity. We also fondly remember him playing that strange "you can do it" guy in "The Waterboy."