Bad Actors That Are Actually Surprisingly Talented

Is the actor really that bad or is it just a bad movie? Weird Worm shines the light on 5 actors who you thought were bad, but are actually quite talented. Take, for instance, Nicolas Cage:

Mr. Cage is the man that inspired this article. Never before has Hollywood seen an actor who is has such immense talent but is pretty content with doing movies like “Bangkok Dangerous”, “Ghost Rider” and “The Wickerman”.

Nick Cage is an Academy Award winner for Best Actor. That’s right. Those aren’t like Golden Globes, which everyone has – he’s won the real deal. He earned it for his performance in “Leaving Las Vegas” where he systematically drinks himself to death and befriends a prostitute along the way. This is the same actor in “Con Air” and “G-force” mind you. After doing a couple more blockbusters and a few more flops, the real Nick Cage returned in 2002 with “Adaptation”. Again he was nominated for “Best Actor”- as if to remind everyone that the joke is on us. In short, Nick Cage is like a mythical Chinese Dragon that appears every thousand years, except when Nick Cage resurfaces he doesn’t herald the end of the world, he just behaves like a talented actor.

Link (Photo: nicogenin [Flickr] via Wikipedia)


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Is he "great"? Maybe. He's just done a lot of mediocre movies. He was fun in National Treasure. I think he just doesn't like turning down a role.
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I disagree with Woody, but the rest of the list is accurate. There is something to be said for work-a-day actors who have the desire and ability to out perform expectations.
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Nick always seems to give a good performance, even if he's in a 'bad movie' or one with silly dialog, etc. I think it's just shows that he's willing to do a movie for fun (like Ghostrider, for he's a comic book fan), and not stuck up and just take roles in movies that are written to please award panels.
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