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What are some actors that were once good, but nowadays ruin entire movies with their "I doeth not giveth a fuck" attitude?

Asked by ragingloli (47260points) November 1st, 2015

Actors like Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis
As opposed to actors who give it their all, no matter the role, like Ben Kingsley.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Money. Willis, and for that matter Johnny Depp and Mel Gibson, act for the dollars. Depp used to be a pretty reasonable character actor, but he has gone way downhill and I think it’s about making $20/film regardless of how good it is.

It’s not just men, either. Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and even Drew Barrymore have reduced themselves from being actresses to being money-grubbers.

Not everyone is like this, as you point out. Andie Macdowell seems to be making fewer but better films. George Clooney makes a minimal number of films, but they are of high quality. And the same for Tom Hanks.

filmfann's avatar

I can’t think of a one.

Every actor I thought was good is still making good movies.
Every actor I thought sucks still sucks. (Nicholas Cage: I’m looking at you!)

Seek's avatar

Liam Neeson.. You can tell how many fucks he gives about any movie by his acting. And he admits he acts in a lot of shit movies that he would never willingly watch, but money is money. Difference is, he can still be good when he’s into a film.

Anthony Hopkins. Totally phoned in his role in Noah.

auntydeb's avatar

Sir King Bensley… Dame Maggie Smith called him that on a talk-show in the UK, he doth not give much of a fuck actually and will go where the money is worthy of his Sir-dom ;)

janbb's avatar

Robert De Niro. I can’t stand his comic mugging.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Tom Cruise. He’s a arrogant ass, and he doesn’t even have a nice body but he thinks he does.

ucme's avatar

Eddie Murphy went from BHC, Trading Places & Coming to America, to unfunny irritant in every movie he’s been in since.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I agree with @ucme. He used to be cool. Now he’s just an asshole.

hearkat's avatar

There aren’t many; but these recent observations stand out in my mind.

George Clooney disappointed in Monuments Men, and in the trailer for Tomorrowland he was so bad, I lost any desire to see the movie.

We watched A Good Woman the other day, and Helen Hunt was sooooooo horribly bad, we we astonished.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was SOOOOOOOOOO disappointed in “Gravity.” Two of my favorite actors, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock….and, through no fault of their own I think, it was totally a insipid and stupid movie.

OK, damn it @hearkat! how did you do the underline?!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^^ If she told you, she’d have to kill you. ~~~ However, I wondered that myself. At first I thought it was another Flutherish quirk, since there seem to be so many at times, but, it ain’t.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I knew that making it a link would underline it, but I don’t know how to get the actual link out so that it doesn’t show orange. And I’m waiting and waiting for your link to load…

Ah! Got it!

Pantera's avatar

Robert DeNiro has been phoning in performances for several years now. A once great actor, I honestly cannot remember the last role in which he really had to stretch himself, or tap into his talent and emotional range.

I thought he was actually pretty funny in the first “Meet the Parents.” He’s always been an underratedly good comedic actor. But man, as far as him playing a compelling role in a drama or action movie…well, it’s been awhile. Maybe it was “Good Fellas” that was his last great role?

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