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Old 08-27-2003, 02:17 AM
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Actors that just rub you the wrong way

Let's just put a moratorium on Keanu now, as it'll save some bandwidth.

1. Billy Zane. This guy's acting style just bugs the living shit of me. I really can't explain it. But every time I see him, I want to get violent.

2. Natasha Lyonne. I'd rather be sodomized by a bull elephant seal than have to listen to that voice again.


3. Josh Hartnett. This squinty shit has got to stop. Act, already!

4. Freddie Prinze Jr. Dear God, has anyone made bigger pieces of utter crap than you? To think your dad killed himself because he couldn't star in mainstream roles as shitty as the ones you've been in.

Others?
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Old 08-27-2003, 03:09 AM
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Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:49 AM
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Will Farrell.
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:43 AM
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Lots of them but I'll try to keep it brief:

Danny DeVito - No believability in any character he plays since the mid-80s.

Jason Biggs - That face looks like it escaped from one of those black velvet sad-eyed puppy dog paintings.

Chris Tucker - a funny voice and attitude, that's all. Nothing he says is funny beyond beyond that. I read a profile of him in the NY Times magazine that was positive but to me showed how shallow his abilities are and that he plays it more middle of the road than Will Smith but tries to act like he doesn't.

Steve Martin - This goes beyond just his acting, but IMO probably the most overrated comedian of the past several decades. I hate his high brow stuff and I loathe his low brow material, it all seems too damn obvious to me. I can see a movie of his read one of his "humorous essays" and feel like I'm ahead of any joke he is setting up, and it's not that kind of humor born of anticipation or riding the pauses like Jack Benny. Bowfinger had it's moments, but most of them belonged to Eddie Murphy.

Spencer Tracy - Always came across as smug and arrogant to me. His dialogue in movies seems more like he is lecturing the other characters rather than interacting with them, even when it doesn't fit the scene.

Gary Cooper - Yes a big star, but a lousy actor with no ability at accents and more wooden than an old growth forest.
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:53 AM
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Lisa Kudrow.

Don't know why. She's just so.. icky.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:15 AM
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Melanie Griffith (goofy and stupid will not win you any Oscars)

James Spader (seems dehydrated - needs to drink more water and stop licking his lips)

Barbara Bach (sleepwalks through her roles)

Renee Zellweger (who?) - legend in her own mind

Tom Hanks - unattractive and phony, I feel.

Robin Williams - squeaky little twerp is not an acceptable acting style
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:36 AM
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Just a few off the top, but yes, there are so many more.

I can't watch Val Kilmer for the same reason I can't watch Keanu, they both remind me of the same Ex.

Vincent D'Onofrio of Law & Order: CI just gives me the Heeby-Jebbies.

Jim Carey ain't funny, I find him rather pathetic.

Cher can't sing either.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:40 AM
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'nother Jim Carrey vote here. Smartarse.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:49 AM
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My father hates, to the point of anger, the artistic stylings of Shirley MacLaine and Vincent D'Onofrio. The only actor I have a comparably visceral reaction to is Mindy Cohn, an affliction I find easy to manage.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:49 AM
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Renee Zellweger - WTF is up with her cheeks?

Jennifer Lopez - Just. Go. Away.

[b]Ben Affleckp/b] - See above.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:09 AM
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Julia Roberts just annoys the poop out of me. I don't know why but it may be the "Look I grin like a horse" thing.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:14 AM
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Also Clint Eastwood. I have no reason. Well other then the fact that he appears to have just the one facial expression, mind you there are several actors like that, none of whom annoy me as much as Clint.

As far as Worst.Actor.Ever could someone please shoot Edward Woodward for me?
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:14 AM
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Laura Dern
Why oh why didn't they let that dinosaur eat her?

Vincent Gallo
Just creepy!
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:14 AM
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Eddie Murphy - used to be Funny, now he tries Too Hard, it is almost Forced.

Alec Baldwin - he should have gotten better with Age like wine, but not, I think he could have won an Oscar, but he just isn't doing any good movies, just politics and badly.

Chris Tucker - I Hate His Voice.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:15 AM
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Male - Dermot Mulroney.

Female - and I hope it doesn't have to be recent because this is the hands down winner of ALL TIME and I have never met anyone who didn't agree:

QUINN CUMMINGS

Could ANYONE ever stand that mushmouthed kid?
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:23 AM
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Nicolas Cage gets on my nerves big time.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:34 AM
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Halle Berry.

As for the people who attacked Jim Carrey - at least he made The Truman Show.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:39 AM
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Gilbert Godfried---it's the face...no, it's the voice...no, it's that he's totally unfunny as an actor (very funny doing comedy and as a guest on talk shows however).

Catherine Zeta-Jones--just seems tremendously self-important.
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:01 AM
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I didn't think Quinn Cummings was as bad as Kristy McNichol.

I hate Hate HATE Fred Willard. Yeah, I know that's the character he plays, I know that's his schtick, etc. etc. I don't care. I HATE Fred Willard.
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:15 AM
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Probably because she played Peggy Bundy, but I really don't like Katey Sagal. I can't even watch Futurama knowing that she's doing one of the voices.
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:20 AM
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Bill Cosby. His "mugging" and self-aggrandizement annoy the hell out of me. Oh yeah and he's a racist. (Tawana Brawley, anyone?)
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:58 AM
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I forgot

Billy Bob Thorton - Weirdo and Creepy.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:10 AM
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Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez. Annoying, annoying and fucking annoying.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:10 AM
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calm kiwi- if you hate Edward Woodward, you'll love THE WICKER MAN. Just stay with it (or FF if you must) to the end.

BUT YOU MUST WATCH EVERY CHRISTOPHER LEE SCENE!!!!

Now someone is going to say "Christopher Lee" and then I must kill.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:24 AM
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I will not, WILL NOT, watch any movie with Matthew McConaughey (sp?) in it. He makes me want to torch orphanages. If Orson Welles came back from the dead to direct a movie, and used him as an extra, I would not watch it.

And a second vote for Julia Roberts. Though Confessions of a Dangerous Mind softened me a little bit.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:25 AM
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I can NOT stand:

Julia Roberts
Sandra Bullock
and Cameron Diaz

Nothing they do can make me like their style of acting or their persona of being a "movie star"
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:12 AM
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Julia Roberts

and I know this is not going to be popular...
Christopher Walken. Apparently people find him "scary" but the poor man just looks wooden and sickly to me. Find him a place to lie down!
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:14 AM
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also Clint Eastwood!
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:33 AM
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David Spade: unfunny and whiny

Dana Carvey: never was funny, is still not funny, can't act

Gary Busey: complete asshole; has done *nothing* of merit since Buddy Holly

Adam Sandler: see comments on Dana Carvey

Julia Roberts: Why is this person relentlessly referred to as 'beautiful'? She should be running at Santa Anita.

Jeremy Irons: how did this guy ever get into show business?

William Hurt: It hurts to watch him. How does staring moodily into space qualify as 'acting'?

Any of the McCulkin brats.

Melanie Griffith: okay when she keeps her mouth shut

Jennifer Tilly: omg, omg, omg; her presence in films is a complete mystery to me
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:37 AM
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William Hurt: It hurts to watch him. How does staring moodily into space qualify as 'acting'?
Amen to that - he must have compromising photos of movie execs because he constantly gets work. To make matters worse he keeps getting cast into movies that I had been looking forward to and winds up ruining them for me ....

Lost in Space and Dune miniseries to name a few!!
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:52 AM
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Barbra Streisand: Bitch, get thee away from me.

Christian Slater: All that ego from one good movie?

Ethan Hawke: Makes my boot itch. I'd like to punt him over a hedge.
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:53 AM
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Julia Roberts: Why is this person relentlessly referred to as 'beautiful'? She should be running at Santa Anita.
Anddd, coming along the front stretch, it's Water Boy, Julia Roberts, andd Sonofman....


(On a serious note, Christopher Walken has some power, but he lost it when he, in the late 1980's or so, started to appear in every film that would give him $50 and a burrito. In addition, I don't like child actors as a group.)

...It's at the wire...they're coming...and it's Julia Roberts, with Santa Fe in second, Calistoga, Water Boy, and, bringing up the rear, Sonofman.
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:58 AM
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I will not, WILL NOT, watch any movie with Matthew McConaughey (sp?) in it. He makes me want to torch orphanages. If Orson Welles came back from the dead to direct a movie, and used him as an extra, I would not watch it.

And a second vote for Julia Roberts. Though Confessions of a Dangerous Mind softened me a little bit.
Oh no! I think toque is reading my mind!! Those are the two I would nominate in a heartbeat. Especially Matthew McConaughey. His smug, smarmy little smirk makes me want to get violent!
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:01 PM
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Dung Beetle it appears we should go to the movies together
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:15 PM
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Elliot Gould completely skeeves me out. I don't know why, but he makes me uneasy. Uncomfortable, even. I can't stand to look at him or to hear his voice. My mom is the same way about Mickey Rooney. Both of us can't help but let out a loud "Uuuuuuggghghhh!!" of disgust when we see our respective skeezers.

I would like to put Jim Carey and Robin Williams into a burlap sack together and toss them into the ocean rather than to ever have to catch another glimps of either one.

The red-faced guy from Twister who has since become the critics' darling, whatsisname? Philip Seymour Hoffman. blech. I hate that guy. He actually angers me.

I'll take another sack for Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci, please. Only this time, I'm heading for a volcanoe. I'm sure there will be room in there for Heather Graham as well.

Oh, and the highly interchangable Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman. It just annoys me that no matter how many movies they are in, I will never be able to tell them apart. Two pieces of blank cardboard. I think a roll of Bounty paper towels could out-act them.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:28 PM
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Amen to that - William Hurt must have compromising photos of movie execs because he constantly gets work. To make matters worse he keeps getting cast into movies that I had been looking forward to and winds up ruining them for me ....

Lost in Space and Dune miniseries to name a few!!
Sorry for the self quote but ---


AHHHHH! I just found out that this son-of-a-bitch is starring in the next M. Night Shyamalan film "The Woods". Somebody do something!
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:36 PM
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Dung Beetle it appears we should go to the movies together
OK, but I've got a feeling I'm not in your neighborhood!
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:38 PM
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OK, but I've got a feeling I'm not in your neighborhood!
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:44 PM
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Charles Groden - Is he a comedian who can't act or an actor who isn't funny?

And DeskMonkey...I though Bill Paxton WAS Bill Pullman
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:30 PM
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Anddd, coming along the front stretch, it's Water Boy, Julia Roberts, andd Sonofman....

...It's at the wire...they're coming...and it's Julia Roberts, with Santa Fe in second, Calistoga, Water Boy, and, bringing up the rear, Sonofman.
...but wait, what's this?! Oh my god, out of nowhere, it's Sarah Jessica Parker, whinnying her way to victory!
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:34 PM
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Probably spelling both names wrong, but I don't want to bother even looking up the correct spelling:

Richard Dryfuss
Wilford Brimley

And I will second the vote for Gilbert Godfried. The "funny" voice is not funny.
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:07 PM
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Mike Myers, is that his name? the guy from Austin Powers anyway..
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:08 PM
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None of the above can compare to the whiny-voiced, buck-
toothed, no-talent horrorshow that is:

ROSEANNA ARQUETTE

Oh, for a large sock filled with horse manure.........
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:16 PM
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...but wait, what's this?! Oh my god, out of nowhere, it's Sarah Jessica Parker, whinnying her way to victory!
Sorry, but Sarah Jessica Parker is going to be racing in the fifth at Olympic Fields, and this is the fourth at Santa Anita.
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:51 PM
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I'm just amazed not no one's answered "Michael Jackson" yet.

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Old 08-27-2003, 05:38 PM
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Russell Crow bugs the hell out of me.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:54 PM
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Actually, Rosanna Arquette is the only member of her family I can stand.

Patricia - she has two emotions, catatonic and screaming her head off no matter the stituation.

David - goofy, muggs for the camera, twitchy, and those stupid drugged up talk show appearances in idiotic costumes.

Alexis - proof that a family name can still get you work even if it is as a Hollywood bottomfeeder.

Unfunny Charley Weaver (Cliff Arquette) on Hollywood Squares annoyed me to begin with, but once I found out recently he was their grandfather I figured out that their annoying qualities may be genetic.

I like Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton and can tell them apart easily. Pullman was great and subtle in The Zero Effect one of the neglected movie gems of the 90s. Paxton tends to play more countrified characters because of his accent, plus he was genuinely creepy in Frailty.

But I agree about David Spade. I remember being gleefully amused when I heard about him being tasered and robbed by his flunkie/personal assistant. He finally had something to really whine about.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:01 PM
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I never, ever, EVER liked Ben Affleck. You can imagine how much I hate Bennifer Lofleck.

Anne Heche sucks the sweat off a dead man's balls.

Speaking of Good Morning Vietnam, if you are in the camp that likes Robin Williams, try watching Bicentennial Man. Go ahead, I DARE you.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:16 PM
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just off the top of my head..

#1- Heather Graham
#2- Eddie Murphy
#3- Britanny Murphy
#4- Melanie Griffith
#5- Antonio Banderas

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Old 08-27-2003, 07:24 PM
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Julia Roberts and Sean Connery. I can't stand either of them.
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