He/she was in THAT?

Was just watching Flesh Gordon (Power pasties, heh) and reading the credits on IMDB. Noticed the voice of the “Monster” was done by Craig T. Nelson. A more famous example might be John Laroquette doing the voice over in Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

What are more examples of famous actors/actresses being involved in… less than stellar productions?

My favorite was always Liam Neeson playing Briar, in Next of Kin.
I don’t think a porn with Dan Rather would be 1/2 as funny.


John Travolta in The Devil’s Rain

Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun; I’ve never seen it, but it looks ridiculous!

Michael Caine in Jaws the Revenge. He said “the movie is bad, but the house it paid for is great”

“I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.”

Jeff Goldblum and Sigourney Weaver had tiny roles in Annie Hall (1977)

Sigourney is a tall woman who gives Dianne Keaton a handshake near the end of the film. It’s a distant shot and she isn’t recognizable. According to IMDB it was her first movie role.

Goldblum gets to speak a line, but he’d been in films for 3 years then.

Ed ‘Al Bundy’ O’Neill is supposedly the deputy at the hospital at the end of “Deliverance.” I’ve seen the scene, and I don’t find it very convincing, but maybe it is.

Jack Nicholson is in the original Little Shop of Horrors. He looks as young as when the world was new, but is still recognizable.

Kim Cattrall was the gym teacher who howled during sex in Porky’s.

Sylvester Stallone has a non-speaking role in Bananas

A lot of people forget that Christopher Walken was in that movie too. He was Annie’s freaky brother who fantasizes about driving along and then suddenly swerving into another car head on. Allen’s facial expression when the bro is driving them to the airport is priceless. Another small role is Shelley Duvall as the vapid, talkative Rolling Stone writer who beds Alvy after he breaks up with Annie and apologizes that it took her so long to come. She was a name then, it was after Nashville but before The Shining, so it may not fit this thread.

JoBeth Williams had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role in Kramer vs. Kramer as a woman who stayed overnight with Dustin Hoffman’s Kramer and meets the kid in the hallway the next morning.

Since people are mentioning Annie Hall and Kramer vs. Kramer, are we abandoning the “less than stellar” requirement? I have a few more I’d mention if we are.

Richard Dreyfuss can be seen as a an extra in a “blink and you miss it” scene in “The Sentinel” (1977). And speaking of Jeff Goldblum, who also appears in that movie, all his lines are dubbed.

Jeff Goldblum’s best known unknown role (oxymoron alert) was probably Death Wish in which he played one of the rapists.

David Schwimmer played a gang leader in The Warriors.

I once won a five dollar bet with somebody who didn’t believe John Goodman was in The Big Easy. I offered to go double or nothing on him being in Revenge of the Nerds but my friend wouldn’t take me up on it.

Ted Knight had an uncredited role as a police officer in Psycho.

…and a lead role in the porno ‘A Party at Kitty and Stud’s.’

Michelle Pfeiffer in Grease 2.

Sarah Silverman was in two (well, one two-part) episode of Star Trek: Voyager, which I only found out about while browsing the Star Trek Encyclopedia. My personal opinion is that Voyager fits the criteria for lousy show/movie quite well.

I have a hard time getting anyone to believe that the golden (long) haired body builder in the Adventures of Babysitting was Vincent D’Onofrio. The complete opposite from another of his roles that year… Full Metal Jacket.

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David Schwimmer played a gang leader in The Warriors.

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Nope. That was Paul Greco.
Kinda looks like him.
sorry I messed up the quotes.

Orson Welles was the voice of Unicron in
The Transformers:The Movie 1986

His final role.

oh and Leonard Nimoy was the voice of Galvatron.