After the success of the Jim Carrey-led “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Mike Myers tried his hand at another live-action adaptation of a classic Seuss story, but this one is better left forgotten. Myers isn’t a bad choice for the character, but he had a little bit too much control over the project as a whole and ended up loading the film with adult humor, obnoxious jokes, and plenty of other poor ideas.
Choosing a different actor and keeping the script silly and kid-oriented would have made for a much stronger film.
Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke in Dukes of Hazzard
Jessica certainly knows how to fill out a pair of shorts, but casting a pop star as a lead role is fraught with potholes. Simpson is a fine singer, has plenty of stage presence, and knows how to write a song, but acting just isn't in her skill set – or at least wasn't during filming "Dukes of Hazzard."
Thanks to directing by Seann William Scott and acting by another non-actor, Johnny Knoxville, this film didn't have a whole lot going for it, and Simpson as Daisy Duke, instead of a more experienced actress, gave the film even less to work with.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dawn of Justice's second appearance on this list comes from Batben, and this wasn't even Affleck's first attempt at playing a superhero – more on that later. This disappointing comic book film was yet another blow to Ben's career, and his attempt at portraying the best DC Comics superhero came off more as pouty and sad than brooding and bedeviled.
Even worse, Affleck was later given a chance to both direct (okay...) and act (dang!) as Batman in the next installment, though both of these facts have been shifted, with Robert Pattinson in the lead role and Matt Reeves directing.
Jessica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as The Sand Snakes in Game of Thrones
In the books, these three characters are written with tons of energy, style, and unique qualities, but when these three actresses appeared on screen in the HBO adaptation of the story, they ended up turning into The Bland Snakes. They fail to deliver, becoming little more than background characters when in the books they drove segments of the plot forward.
They ended up being so annoying that fan-favorite Lady Olenna Tyrell told them to shut it in the season 6 finale, and fans everywhere rejoiced for the last time in the show's run.
Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz in Parks and Recreation
Using the same style as "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" has become one of the most well-liked and funniest shows in recent years, featuring plenty of funny characters. Paul Schneider was also in it. He was a bad fit from the get-go, and his character was trying to be the straight man in an office full of cads.
Schneider himself even looks back with a raised eyebrow: "That experience was very strange for me." Schneider went on to other things at the end of the second season, and the show suddenly took off, proving the casting or character was a mistake.