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Old 03-01-23, 06:18 AM
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Worst piece of dialog in an actors career?

Was watching a random Sean Connery Bond while channel surfing and the ever-ridiculous line of dialog ( "You're The Man Now Dog" ) from Finding Forrester popped in my head. Uttered by anyone else it might have worked, but with his thick accent it just stuck out as a terrbile line, IMO.

So, what other craptacular dialog has been uttered by an actor that stands out? Doesn't have to be bad dialog from a bad movie, just something that stands out as badly written, badly delivered, etc.

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Re: Worst piece of dialog in an actors career?

I know she ain’t known for Shakespeare, but Halle Berry’s Toad struck by lightning line has to be the worst of hers.
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I don't know who the actor is but I can't imagine he ever said a line that was more cringe than this.

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This moment will live in infamy:

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All movies with Channing Tatum as the lead.
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I don't know who the actor is but I can't imagine he ever said a line that was more cringe than this.

https://youtu.be/xVQd7wgfcvo
It's a crime that line was never uttered in any of the movies. Even the terrible Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City would have been marginally elevated by an exact recreation of that scene.
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"I thought Christmas only comes once a year" - Pierce Brosnan, The World is Not Enough
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The dialogue may be (intentionally) bad, but Michael Jai White makes it work.


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“You’re the disease and I’m the cure.”…Sly (Cobra)

That's a great line. GTFO.
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Re: Worst piece of dialog in an actors career?

Originally Posted by Toddarino
I know she ain’t known for Shakespeare, but Halle Berry’s Toad struck by lightning line has to be the worst of hers.
I wish Singer had caught that during filming. She wasn't supposed to vamp it up, it was supposed to be a casually tossed off riposte.
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Re: Worst piece of dialog in an actors career?

Donald Sutherland deserved better than this.

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Donald Sutherland deserved better than this.

https://youtu.be/GFI1KczmOnI
Love the movie, but yeah, that line and the way he read it sounds like it came from a different movie, lol.
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I wish Singer had caught that during filming. She wasn't supposed to vamp it up, it was supposed to be a casually tossed off riposte.
Was he not on set that day? How could he NOT catch it??

FUN FACT: That line is the ONLY thing that survived Joss Whedon's X-Men script. Go figure.
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Was he not on set that day? How could he NOT catch it??

FUN FACT: That line is the ONLY thing that survived Joss Whedon's X-Men script. Go figure.
Wrong. Whedon had two lines survive. The toad/lightning line, and this one.



Sadly, no matter how Whedon and his fans tried to spin it, the toad/lightning line is simply a clunker.
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"You're a dick" isn't exactly Shakespeare either. Early 21st Century Whedonites were so adorable in their mindless adoration
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"You're a dick" isn't exactly Shakespeare either. Early 21st Century Whedonites were so adorable in their mindless adoration
It's not meant to be Shakespeare, it's meant to be Whedon.
It sucks that he turned out to be an abuser, but his writing was enjoyed by a lot of people and characters like Buffy are still heroines to a lot of women.
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I watched Eli Roth's KNOCK KNOCK last night, and while it's not meant to be Shakespeare Keanu Reeves has some strange dialogue toward the end when he's freaking out with the headphones on and buried in the ground. His character's supposed to be in hysterics at his impending doom, of course, but some of Roth's lines (accompanied by Reeve's uncharacteristically manic faces) give off that "oh no not the bees!!!" vibe of Nic Cage in WICKER MAN. Not as bad, overall, but eyebrow-raising.

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