Even Hollywood legends have faced bad luck every now and then. Loved by millions and watched by the entire world, it is surprising to see that great actors who have paved the way in the industry truly have done it all including some terrible movies. Take a look at 15 terrible movies starring great actors:
15. The Astronaut’s Wife (Johnny Depp)
Johnny Depp is such a magnificent actor that his credibility has shun the fact how many bad movies he has starred in. As the most versatile actor today, Depp has a taste of horrible movies as well and The Astronaut’s Wife is no exception.
Directed by Rand Ravich, the movie focuses on Depp as an astronaut who has returned home to Earth to meet his wife after an explosion in space. Despite the fact that Depp shared the screen with Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron, the movie was awful.
14. Bad Company (Anthony Hopkins)
When you consider the fact that Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs with a screen time of less than sixteen minutes, you will get a glimpse of how great the actor is.
However, Bad Company was nowhere near the brilliance of The Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins shared the screen with none other than Chris Rock for the action-comedy movie only to make a snore-fest and the credit goes to the baddest of the bad directors: Joel Schumacher.
13. Perfect Strangers (Bruce Willis)
Movies like Pulp Fiction, Die Hard or The Sixth Sense might come to your mind when you hear the name of Bruce Willis but the same cannot be said about Perfect Strangers. Though Willis shared the screen with Oscar winning actress Halle Berry, the movie still could not receive any positive reviews.
Showcasing how an eager reporter is prepared to go to long lengths to investigate an unsolved murder of her friend, Perfect Strangers could have been one of the best murder mystery movies of all time but disappointed in a major way.
12. Jaws: The Revenge (Michael Caine)
Nominated for six Academy Awards and winning two, Michael Caine is one of the mot decorated English actors and has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to cinema. In his career that has spanned more than six decades, the actor has truly regretted starring in Jaws: The Revenge.
The fourth installment of the Jaws franchise was a disgusting piece of film-making as it was a critical and commercial failure. The movie was so bad that even Caine did not see it despite starring in it as he recalls:
“I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible.”
11. After Earth (Will Smith)
As the father-son duo of actors, Hollywood legend Will Smith and Jaden Smith achieved a milestone in their careers by starring in The Pursuit of Happyness but they failed to recreate the magic in After Earth. The science-fiction movie was nothing short of a disaster.
Will Smith called the movie “the most painful failure” of his career and deeply regretted allowing his own son into the production who has not received any opportunity to star in a movie since.
10. Man of the House (Tommy Lee Jones)
As an authority figure, Tommy Lee Jones has achieved credible success as evident in No Country for Old Men, Captain America: The First Avenger and Natural Born Killers but unfortunately, when he received the opportunity to play a Texas ranger in Man of the House, the same results were not achieved.
From protecting the world from aliens in Man in Black to saving cheerleaders who witnessed a murder, Man of the House proves to be an extremely arduous viewing experience even for the die-hard fans of Lee Jones.
9. The Haunting (Liam Neeson)
As one of the greatest actors who have never won an Academy Award, Liam Neeson never fails to deliver unless you are counting the movie The Haunting. The remake of the 1963 horror movie of the same name was panned due to its weak screenplay and the overall presentation.
Though the movie had a star-studded cast of Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor, The Haunting had terrible pacing with even worse cinematography. Steven Spielberg and Stephen King were initially attached with the project as director and screenwriter, respectively, but once they moved out due to creative differences, bad luck inevitably struck the movie.
8. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (Sylvester Stallone)
The Rocky and Rambo star has stated that Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the absolute worst movie he ever starred in and referred to it as:
“May be one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen.”
The movie represents a blemish in Sylvester Stallone’s storied career and strongly felt that “a flatworm could write a better script”. Lacking humor and a good storyline, the buddy cop comedy movie was destined to fail.