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Astronomically Bad Actors That Stay Relevant By Consistently Starring In Good Movies

It is true what they say – acting is not everyone’s cup of tea. But we guess these bad actors forgot to listen to that phrase. And ever since they have debuted in Hollywood, these bad actors have managed to remain relevant.

But is it because of their acting talents? If you ask us, they managed to grab on to fame because they had the good luck to star in good movies.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham
Jason Statham

He is called the quintessential British action icon. He has incredible taste in cinema. Many, if not all his action flicks, rake in millions for the studio. But the guy has little to no acting chops compared to the rest of his action oriented peers.

Henry Cavill, Chris Pratt, Dwayne Johnson, and Mark Wahlberg do just fine. And they have tons of range which they show in all its cinematic glory in their films. Statham on the other hand remains relevant because he has good luck in choosing movies like The Mechanic and Hobbs 7 Shaw.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds

He is long considered an unsung star of Hollywood Americana. Having appeared in cult movies like Sharky’s Machine and The Dukes of Hazzard back then, Burt Reynolds is more or less a household phenomenon in the American suburbs at the very least.

Our favorite movie of all time starring Burt reynolds has to be a tie between The Longest Yard and Deliverance. The actor made very little progress in his career after Deliverance, consistently starring in bad films that showed he was a sub-par actor.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The reason Arnold made his fame is actually because of his arrogant and never give up attitude (which is necessarily not a bad trait). Before he got selected for starring in James Cameron‘s Terminator, many of his peers and renowned filmmakers said he had no acting talent.

Arni persevered and showed the world that he too can be a Hollywood megastar. The result was Terminator shot him to so much fame that the movie industry bent over and started making movies with roles that could accommodate his mechanical expressions and bulky physique.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

He is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Sylvester Stallone’s single greatest reason for becoming famous as an actor was his Greek God physique. His physical aesthetics made even the best of the actors of his era cry in shame. Rocky was his breakout movie and he never looked down after that.

What do Rambo, Rocky, and The Expendables franchises have in common – none of the movies ever really care to put Stallone’s limited acting chops to the test. Sylvester Stallone may be one of the greatest Hollywood stars of all time but it was mostly thanks to his movie choices that shaped his career.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock Spiral
Chris Rock Spiral

If there was ever a battle between him and Chuck Norris for being the worst actor ever, we would say Rock would win fair and square. Never have we seen an actor comedian being hated the way Chris Rock gets slapped down the hall of fame (pun intended).

The recent Oscars controversy aside, Chris Rock is better off as a stand up comedian. That’s his strongest suit. But put him in front of a camera and the entire project ends up ruined. Rock has appeared in only a few decent movies like Spiral, Dogma, and Grown Ups 2. And by decent, we mean decent – not extraordinary.

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler

It is no secret that Hollywood critics love to hate on Adam Sandler. His hater fanbase is in millions all over the globe. Out of every ten people, at least 5 would say they hate Adam Sandler movies. The rest of the 5 don’t care.

Sandler is so hated that he has to have his own pool of actors and his own production house to choose from and star in his own movies. He has shown that he has talent. Uncut Gems is a good example. But take that way and Adam Sandler’s fame (and infamy) comes from a few good hits and a string of bad releases.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!