Inspired by this thread, who has never appeared or worked on a low-ranked movie on IMDB?
The idea is to find the person with the highest worst-ranked movie, or at least someone with a no low rankings. To qualify, they must have a minimum of five movies on their list. Finding the longest list with no movie rated below 5 would be another challenge.
As related in another thread, I think Jena Malone might be a good start for this.
Her five worst movies:
(6.10) - Stepmom (1998)
(6.10) - For Love of the Game (1999)
(6.00) - The Ruins (2008)
(5.35) - Container (2006)
(4.99) - Corn (2004)
Jack McBrayer has done pretty good. He’s mainly known for his work in TV series like 30 Rock and Arrested Development, but he’s appeared in five feature films:
(7.50) - Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
(6.80) - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
(6.68) - Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2004)
(6.62) - The Baxter (2005)
(6.50) - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
I was thinking there’d be a chance that a lot of older movies would have fairly high ratings and thus give an actor from that time a good shot at a high rank, especially if they become desperate when they got older. Harold Lloyd doesn’t surprise me.
Cary Grant has a rather lengthy 65 movies, with the lowest coming in at 5.57.
Almost as good are the ‘missed it by one’ folks:
(6.18) - Dead Cert (1974)
(6.00) - Die Another Day (2002)
(5.80) - Rage (2009/I)
(5.42) - Home on the Range (2004) (2.57) - Doogal (2006)
Kate Winslet comes close, only one movie below a 5. Her five lowest rated films are:
4.6 - A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
5.3 - Christmas Carol: The Movie (Animated)
5.7 - Holy Smoke
5.8 - Faeries (Animated)
6.0 - All the King’s Men
I’d argue that A Kid in King Arthur’s Court is very cute for what it is, a kid’s film. If you asked the target audience, they’d probably rate it higher. (It’s very adorable and Kate’s love interest is a very pre-Bond Daniel Craig.) I also cannot figure out how her lowest rated film isn’t the appalling “The Life of David Gale” but that’s a whole other thread.
For your consideration: Zeppo Marx. He has credits in five major movies:
(8.1) Duck Soup (1933) … Lt. Bob Roland 8.1
(7.7) Horse Feathers (1932) … Frank Wagstaff 7.7
(7.6) Monkey Business (1931) … Zeppo 7.6
(7.6) Animal Crackers (1930) … Horatio Jamison 7.6
(7.0) The Cocoanuts (1929) … Jamison 7.0
Unlike his better-known brothers, he was only in the cream of early MB movies and in none of the later stinkers (Groucho, for the heights of greatness he achieved, is knocked out of consideration for Skidoo, among others).
Technically, Zeppo was also in two others, but was uncredited in one and the other was never actually released:
A Kiss in the Dark (1925) (uncredited) Humor Risk (1921) … Playboy
These were the equivalent of student films and should therefore not impact on his stats.