C-Kev has plenty of great acting roles under his belt, but dressing up in the tights of this legendary woodsman was a misfire. As a follow-up to his Oscar-winning “Dances With Wolves” performance, it’s hard to take this non-English-accented, long-haired Californian seriously. He looked to combine the earnestness of Elliot Ness from “The Untouchables” and the crassness of Crash Davis from Bull Durham, but he forgot that in both of those films, he was trying to act.
The film itself didn’t garner much applause, and Costner’s spot as the top-billed, playing one of England’s legendary mythical figures, was a sticking point for many critics.
Russell Crowe as Noah in Noah
Ah yes, the film adaptation of the classic Biblical story that everyone* has been waiting for. With plenty of stupid additions, bad acting, silly special effects, and theological arguments that would sicken a first-year seminary student, this film dropped the Biblical ball big time. Crowe – a white guy from New Zealand – as Noah was just the first wave that made this film a box office bomb.
It was an attempt to capture the power of "The 10 Commandments" and "The Passion of the Christ," but they wet their pants by adding far too much to the story, enough to get religious and non-religious alike upset.
Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone in The Godfather III
The first two Godfather films are unforgettable pieces of filmmaking history. The "Godfather III" sucks every ounce of energy out of the storyline with some bizarre writing and a certain casting choice that even now is a watchword for Hollywood nepotism. As the daughter of famous "The Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola was killed off before the third act and is one-half of the worst makeout scene in Hollywood.
Sofia has gone on to be a great director and screenwriter, but as the daughter of Michael Corleone, she probably wishes she had passed on the opportunity.
Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern
While Hollywood has gone wild for superhero movies now, it was a long and rocky road before their arrival. For every Batman, there was a Batman & Robin. One of those poor showings was "Green Lantern," and while director Martin Campbell was hoping for the gravitas and energy of Robert Downey Jr., what he actually got was a wooden performance for a character that traditionally has been very witty, engaging, and memorable.
While Reynolds has succeeded as Deadpool, the Green Lantern just didn't work, and the movie ended up as one of the worst bombs of his career.
Colin Farrell as Alexander in Alexander
Alongside Jolie as his one-year-older mom, Colin himself is another miscast for this famous flop. He has plenty of good acting roles, but the Irishman dropped the ball as Alexander the Great. His casting was seen as insensitive to Greek culture and simply could act as the morally bereft and greedy emperor who would go on to rule most of the known world.
Farrell has laughed at himself, being quite critical of his bleached blond hair, as well as the Irish accent, which was one of the common things for reviews to mention as a sticking point.