There are actors who are very selective of their roles, choosing only the projects that truly interest them. Some go years in between roles waiting for that perfect script to land on their laps. These types are, by no means, the norm. Most actors aren't so picky. Sure, they may turn down some weird roles in the hopes that something better will come along, but they'll take what they can get for the most part. It usually comes down to money.
There have been a few actors who haven't been shy about admitting that they choose some roles strictly for the dough. Because of this, we've been blessed with some absolutely horrible films that starred wonderful actors. It turns out that almost every year there is a terrible film looking to overpay for an A-list actor to star in it. Once these brutal films are completed, the stars leave the set and try to forget everything about the experience, but movie fans never forget. In fact, we've even got the photos to prove it.
Simply talking about these stinker films is not enough. We need the visual proof to really bring home how embarrassing these roles are. Compromising positions, ridiculous outfits and outlandish scenes; these are the types of memories that the photos on this list evoke. Oscar winners, legendary stars and industry icons; the actors on this list are some of the biggest names in the game, and prove that even the brightest stars fall at some point. Most of the actors herein rebounded from these low points, some were not affected at all, but our memories will never fade. We will always remember. 15 depressing photos that show how actors will do anything for money.
15 Al Pacino – Jack & Jill
14 Halle Berry – Catwoman
13 Ray Liotta – In the Name of the King
12 12 Jon Voight – The Karate Dog
11 Forest Whitaker – Battlefield Earth
10 Robert De Niro – The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
9 Tim Allen – The Shaggy Dog
8 Peter Dinklage - Pixels
7 Laurence Fishburne – Pee-Wee's Playhouse
6 George Clooney – Batman & Robin
5 Cuba Gooding Jr. – Radio
4 Sean Connery – Zardoz
3 Michael Caine – Jaws: The Revenge
2 Ben Kingsley – The Love Guru
1 Gary Oldman – Tiptoes
In between Hannibal and Batman Begins, the wonderfully talented Gary Oldman showed he's not only versatile with the mentality of his characters but also the physicality. The film was Tiptoes and Oldman played Matthew McConaughey's dwarf twin brother. If you wanted to know what kind of film it was, the tagline should give you an indication: "It's the little things in life that matter." Puns. The film went straight to DVD after it was reportedly the victim of a terrible recut. The resulting film is insulting, awkward and insensitive. Though Oldman was pretty damn good in the role, he looked absolutely ridiculous. Considering Peter Dinklage was in the film as well, you've got to wonder why they didn't just cast him in the starring role. While Tiptoes may be forgettable for Oldman, it's etched in permanent marker in the mind's eye of anyone who has ever seen it.
Sources: Wikipedia; RottenTomatoes; IMDB
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