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Worst Female Leads

Old 04-07-03, 03:27 PM
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The homely girl from Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Ashley Judd in just about everything, but Eye of the Beholder in particular.

Rucy Riu in Charlie's Angels.

Sharon Stone in The Quick and the Dead. She bewilderingly got some star power for flashing her ***** in Basic Instinkt, and has bombed in everything she's done since, but she really out-stunk herself in this one.

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Originally posted by PolloDiablo
Oh man, if only she'd just keep her mouth shut then it might not be that bad, but in all honesty this woman brings new meaning to bad acting. Gotta love on that MTV show Punk'd when they get that little kid to ask her what it was like to get to play someone smart (I'm guessing he was referring to James Bond?).
imo, Denise had two good performances, Wild Things (I think the reason is obvious) and Undercover Brother.
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Actually, I don't think you should count bad actresses in bad roles. I mean, anyone can point a finger at Madonna and say, "Hey! She was awful in [insert movie name here]." WHat sets Kate Capshaw (and her ilk) apart is that:

A) she is not really a bad actress;
B) the movie was overall pretty good;
C) she is such an annoyingly whiny and grating presence that it almost ruins the movie

Another good example of a movie having a horrendous female lead Sandra Bullock in Demolition Man. Again, good actress -- the movie more or less doesn't suck -- but she comes across as clumsy and obnoxious throughout.

Teri Hatcher in Tomorrow Never Dies is another great example. Really, was anybody truly saddened when her character died? Even Pierce Brosnan couldn't help smirking a bit.

(For the record, I do not hate women. I like women. There are plenty of horrific male leads out there as well, and that's not even counting Keanu Reeves. In fact, it's harder to come up with really awful female leads -- so many good ones come to mind like Frances McDormand in Fargo...)
Old 04-07-03, 05:14 PM
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Denise Richards (As Stated above worst. Actress. Ever.)
Julia Roberts (Not persay a bad actress, but not my cup o' tea)
Sandra Bullock (Same as above)
Pretty much all singers turned Actress
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Demi Moore
Old 04-07-03, 09:27 PM
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Halle Berry-- Not a whole lot going on there. She does have a good publicist.

Gwyneth paltrow-- Not a whole lot to hang on to. Both physically and dramatically. Yawn.

Jennifer lopez-- Oy.

Any other hot young actresses & actors winning oscars & noriety out of nothing. You should all be sentenced to a bitch slapping supervised by the resurrected bette davis, the luminous faye dunaway & meryl streep.


Seems to me Linda fiorentino sucked in dogma because obviously she wasn't having a good time. Supposedly she did not get along with kevin smith and his direction so she did her best not to seem interested-- and it shows.

She was amazing in the last seduction. One of the best most complicated roles in film noir.
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Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. Great movie, and they give the impression that she plays a strong character in the movie, but really all she does is whine and scream throughout the whole thing. Quite annoying.
Old 04-10-03, 12:05 PM
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Sharon Stone...she's now having sex with the AOL icon...need I say more? Hollywood has finally figured out how bad she is.

She's not officially an actress but Oprah Winfrey should never try again.....ever (Beloved, The Women of Brewster Place).
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I'd have to say Sandra Bullock. I tend to dislike Julia Roberts in most everything, but once she started working with Soderbergh she's much more palatable.

Linda Fiorentino? Sorry, The Last Seduction was great. Same goes for Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight. Seems to me the problem with J-Lo might be one of poor roles/projects/directors instead of talent.
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
Jennifer Lopez in all of her movies except the excellent Out of Sight.
I think J-Lo did great in Selena.

I vote for Mariah Carey in Glitter.
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Angelina's lips are certainly real. My wife has the exact same pouty look...all natural.

As far as bad performance in a female lead....that's easy

Tom Laughlin's wife Delores in Billy Jack. Stiff...wooden...cardboard....nasty nasty performance.
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How on earth can I be the first person to mention Andie MacDowell?
Old 04-25-03, 05:17 AM
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Kim Basinger in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL. How she ever got the Academy Award (not to mention a nomination) for that wooden performance is beyond me. She was even worse in 8 MILE.
Old 04-25-03, 10:48 AM
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Lois Chiles in Moonraker -- geez, how hard is it to be a Bond girl?
(Denise Richards was awful too, but at least she's sweet eye candy.)

Pia Zadora in The Lonely Lady is one of the very worst movies and performances I've ever suffered through (once, and only once).
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Halle Berry

YO MAMMA!!

Only actress to win an oscar for a porno movie.
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Cmon guys.... CINDY CRAWFORD hands down is THE worst.
Old 04-25-03, 01:25 PM
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Sean Young is terrible in almost EVERYTHING.
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I've got to go with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Heartbreakers and Tuxedo, ugh.
Old 04-26-03, 01:04 PM
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I may get flamed for this but Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich" is probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

I love Steven Sodenbergh movies and all but "Erin Brockovich" was trash, that was the only movie he directed that I didn't like.
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Re: Re: Worst Female Leads

Originally posted by LBPound
No, you are very much correct. Kate Capshaw's performance in Temple of Doom is the worst female lead ever...officially! Just plain awful.
Agree but... Melanie Griffith in Shinning Through was so painfull I almost didn't make it through the movie... If I wasn't at the theater I would have shut it off.
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Re: Re: Re: Worst Female Leads

Originally posted by d2cheer
Agree but... Melanie Griffith in Shinning Through was so painfull I almost didn't make it through the movie... If I wasn't at the theater I would have shut it off.
I previously mentioned her dreadful turn in A Stranger Among Us, but I think this one is actually worse. My friend and I were MST3King this one after @ 15 minutes.

The "climactic" scene w/ Douglas making like Emmit Smith for the Swiss border is a classic piece of unintentional comedy.
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Originally posted by JustinS
How on earth can I be the first person to mention Andie MacDowell?
Only because somehow I missed this thread until now. She has to be the worst actress who gets major roles in movies.
Old 04-27-03, 01:14 AM
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Sally Field in anything.
Melanie Griffiths in anything.
Old 04-27-03, 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by wendersfan
I'd have to say Sandra Bullock. I tend to dislike Julia Roberts in most everything, but once she started working with Soderbergh she's much more palatable.

Linda Fiorentino? Sorry, The Last Seduction was great. Same goes for Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight. Seems to me the problem with J-Lo might be one of poor roles/projects/directors instead of talent.
I agree here with almost everything you say. Can't stand Bullock. I cannot believe that woman is still getting work. Sure, I know WHY. Her movies make money. But she's terrible. I like Roberts in some move ("Notting Hill", "Brockavovich" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"). COMPLETELY agree about Fiorentino in "Seduction". Wow, what performance! Also, hate J Lo with a passion. But she was pretty good in "Out of Site" and "The Cell". But her choices in roles over all is awful.

To the person that said Gwyneth Paltrow, I've like her in everything I've seen. To me, she's even made even an average movie watchable. And to the person that said Sally Field. Have you ever seen "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart" (!?)
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Gretchen Mol in Rounders if you count that

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