When it comes to movies and television, we usually remember the truly great performances, while shrugging off those bad. But while the talented actors may sit on one end of the spectrum, there’s another side entirely that’s composed of some of the worst actors that the world has ever known.
These are actors and actresses that put little to no effort into their performances, and generally took away from their time on screen more than they gave back. With that in mind, here we will look at some of the very worst actors that ever lived.
The son of well-known and famous actor Will Smith, Jaden has gained popularity for several reasons. Many might know him for his charitable acts, but others may instead remember him for his terrible performances in the films that he has acted in. Many of these roles were played alongside his father, and some speculate that the young star simply wasn’t cut out for acting in any capacity. Fortunately, he has seemingly moved on to other ventures, but may return one day when his acting abilities have improved.
Nicolas Cage has something of a divided fanbase. While many of them consider him to be an incredibly talented albeit strange actor in general, there’s no denying that when he wants to, he can act alongside the best of them. On the other hand, many of his roles have left him as something of a pariah among many, with plenty of opinions painting him as a talentless actor that has managed to claim a few good leading roles during his team spent working in Hollywood.
Christensen gained his fame from acting in the Star Wars prequels that came out in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The problem here is that Christensen isn’t actually a bad actor, but due to his role on Star Wars, including some very lazy writing, it didn’t take long for him to become demonised by the Star Wars community, and many found that their time was much better spent checking out the newest real money pokies. Despite the causes, it’s also impossible to deny that Christensen didn’t exactly shine playing the character of Anakin Skywalker, and that his performance is considered one of the worst in modern science fiction.
Steven Seagal has earned a reputation as not just being a bad actor, but for also being a fairly horrible person. Self-promoted as a martial artist expert, Seagal has spent many decades playing in B to F-rate movies that usually involve plenty of cookie cutter violence. It didn’t take long for Seagal’s bland and bored performances on the big screen before he was regarded as one of the worst of today’s actors.
Alan Bagh isn’t quite as big as many of the other actors listed here, but when it comes to the worst of the worst, Bagh might be at the top of the list. The lead actor in Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Bagh’s performance perfectly encapsulates the fiery failure that is the Birdemic series.