“Highlander” is a good watch (the first movie, at least), but there’s something about Lambert’s performance that drags the movie down from what could have been greatest to just “okay-ness.” He’s a French man, playing a Scottish man, who is now in America, so we can understand why he might have a hard time.
The fact that Sean Connery plays an Egyptian immortal is another strange choice, especially since Connery is actually Scottish. Lambert did his best, and the movie is still fun regardless, but even the most stalwart fans consider Lambert’s performance lackluster.
Ted Danson as Captain Fred Hamill in “Saving Private Ryan”
Few movies captured the harrowing nature of war, quite like “Saving Private Ryan.” The men who stormed the beaches on D-Day became known as the greatest generation thanks to their force of will, their courage, and their unwavering spirit. Among the principal actors, most excelled, but Ted Danson had a hard time getting past his history as a comedic actor, such as in the famous sitcom “Cheers.”
Being a tough guy is one thing, but it takes a special actor to be a hard-nosed captain in World War II, and despite Danson's acting skill, he just didn't have the right stuff.
Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut in “X-Men: The Last Stand”
The “X-Men” movies were a big thing for comic book movies. Alongside "Spider-Man," they proved that superheroes could draw a crowd, setting the stage for the Avengers. Well, the first two movies in the X-trilogy did, at least, but “The Last Stand” threw it all away.
One of the worst parts was Vinnie Jones as the unstoppable villain Juggernaut. Despite being a big character in the comics, he had only a few appearances. But his appearances were still too many, and you can probably still picture him yelling, “I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!” in the middle of a mess of an action sequence.
Elijah Wood as Matt Buckner in “Green Street”
Picture Elijah Wood, and you'll likely imagine Frodo, the little Hobbit that saves the world of Middle-Earth. You might picture a small, mild-mannered actor, but you definitely won't picture a violent, addicted thug who goes around with soccer hooligans terrorizing people. Wood was thrilled in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but his casting in this gritty movie didn't check the right boxes.
His attempt at a cockney accent might have been the worst thing in the movie, though he might have to co-hold the award with co-star Charlie Hunnam's accent. To call the performance unconvincing is an understatement.
Kelsey Grammer as Bonaparte in “Expendables 3”
Look at this list of names: Stallone. Statham, Banderas, Li. Snipes. Lundgren, Couture, Crews, Ford. SCHWARZENEGGER. Who else could you possibly add to this list to complete the collection? How about that guy from “Frasier,” Kelsey Grammer?
They actually did it, and despite the fact that Grammer's acting was great – as always – pitting him against tough guys, muscle men, and action stars like the list above was an odd choice. The movie requires us to suspend our disbelief in reality, but Frasier beating up bad guys is a step too far for most.