7 Of The Worst Actors Who Still Somehow Make A Living

Thursday, January 5 by John Coon

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	Acting can be a fine <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/art-14/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>art</a> form when it is done right. A skilled actor or actress can disappear into a role and bring a character to life in a believable way. The problem with modern Hollywood movies is good <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/actors/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>actors</a> and <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/actresses/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>actresses</a> are a rare breed. It is more <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/common-196/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>common</a> to see a film filled with actors and actresses who seem less talented than the leads in a middle school play.</p>
	These seven actors make you wonder why they are still paid to be in movies:</p>
	<strong><span data-scayt_word=Keanu Reeves:

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Somewhere in his past, Reeves must have sold his soul to the Devil in return for a successful movie career. There is certainly no rational explanation for his success on the big screen. It does not matter if you watch "The Matrix" or "The Replacements." Reeves still speaks in the same monotone voice and still reminds you of a has-been surfer that fried his brains after doing heroin one time too many.

Ben Affleck:

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Watching Affleck's professional career and personal life unfold has to be truly frustrating to any credible actor. Affleck rose to fame by riding Matt Damon's coattails in "Good Will Hunting." Since that time, Affleck has overacted and underacted in stinkers ranging from "Surviving Christmas" to "Daredevil." He still finds work on the big screen at a time where he should be churning out direct-to-DVD movies. Worse yet, he has a stable marriage with a genuinely hot wife in Jennifer Garner. It is like some real-life version of the Midas Touch.

Rob Schneider:

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Once upon a time, Schneider was contained in harmless supporting roles in movies ranging from "Necessary Roughness" to "Judge Adam Sandler 10 Richest Hollywood Actors

At first, there was a goofy charm in Sandler as he played a loveable doofus with anger issues in one comedy after another. "Happy Gilmore" and "The Waterboy" are examples of how fun Sandler was early in his career. His act eventually wore thin when it became painfully obvious that he could only play that same character. Sandler's most recent films seem like the equivalent of a someone trying to recapture their youth during a mid-life crisis. They are showing their age.

Eddie Murphy:

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	If there was a record for making <span data-scayt_word=unwatchable movies, Murphy would be the record holder. Ever since making "The Nutty Professor," Murphy has thought that quantity equals quality in acting. If he plays multiple roles in multiple films, Murphy is convinced that means he is a good actor. What it really means is he is even more responsible for the awfulness that drips from movies like " <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/john-travolta-403/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>John Travolta</a>.jpg” src=”http://media1.break.com/breakstudios/2012/1/5/John Travolta.jpg” /></p>
	It is interesting to go back and take note of how many roles Travolta turned down in his career that ended up bringing other actors success. Maybe the producers of those movies should feel lucky. Travolta is not the pick of the litter in the acting world. His pet project, "Battlefield: Earth" is awful in every aspect from the <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/cinematography/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>cinematography</a> to the film's score. Travolta also has a penchant for hamming it up in front of the camera whether he is hero or villain.</p>
	<strong>Paul Walker:</strong></p>
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	If Walker does not drop to his knees and praise the creators of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise every day, he is truly ungrateful. That film series is the only reason he has a career. Walker tries to coast through a movie on looks alone and it shows. Judging by his one-dimensional characters and terrible <span data-scayt_word=dialogue, acting ability certainly did not get him this far.


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