Brendan Fraiser... ****ing Christ that dude is turrible...
That may be, but he is in a lot of movies my kids like, so I don't mind at all, really. Not saying he's a great actor but he seems likeable enough.
He doesn't come across as the regular jerkoff Hollywood actor type. Makes some bad movies but , yeah ok, stays out of trouble,
I'll just add that this weekend I saw the first half of a 2000 movie, The Gift, on Netflix. Now I know there's a good reason I had never heard of this Billy Bob Thornton (good actor, btw) written piece of sh*te.
The only name I knew would be in it was Cate Blanchett. And one-by-one the big names kept popped out as the train wreck revealed itself.
Giovanni Ribisi was so bad it was mesmerizing (playing an unbalanced hick mechanic), Keanu Reeves genuinely laughable as an abusive pickup truck driving bigot, Hilary Swank as abused white trash (I know, a stretch for her), Katie Holmes as a snotty rich girl, Greg Kinnear the humble fellow with a good heart - this movie began taking on a life of its own as a personal insult to me. Throw in the special effects for Cate's psychic abilities (these effects were pulled off with the panache of a 1970s Sesame Street episode, one second Snuffaluffagus is there and next POOF no Snuffaluffagus! Where'd he go?)
Thanks for letting me vent.
I agree with most this thread, but it's too easy to pick on Keanu. Jack Nicholson hasn't taken acting very seriously since becoming a Hollywood heavyweight, he damn near ruins The Departed. Good to call out DeNiro, too - outside of a few great roles he sucks.
Christian Bale and Daniel Day Lewis shame all these names.
Watch True Blood. 10 minutes of one episode is enough. Every single person on the show sucks, except the hot red head.
And she can't act either. Her hotness overcomes her horrid acting.
Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse may be the worst acting I've ever seen. That show sucks horribly, it makes me cringe when my wife watches it. And this is all despite most of the women being pretty effing hot.