Ever watched a movie and wondered how an actor could've possibly gotten the role? For whatever reason, the following entertainers are notorious for delivering wooden performances that land with a resounding thud. Some thespian needs to tell these guys: "Get thee to an acting class!"
In the nineties, Elizabeth Berkley was splashed across TV screens across the country. Best known for playing Jessie on the chirpy sitcom Saved by the Bell, the actress turned in a perfectly fine performance each week. Well… then there was that one episode where Jessie got addicted to caffeine pills.
After Saved By the Bell ended in 1992, Berkley evidently decided she wanted to cast off her squeaky-clean, cookie-cutter image: She took a role in Paul Verhoeven's theoretically sexy film Showgirls.
That's the question. Unfortunately, the film was a total flop at the time, and critics mercilessly picked apart Berkley's acting.
But Berkley's bad acting may not have been her fault. While discussing the negative feedback years later, Verhoeven told Rolling Stone:
"Good or not good, I was the one who asked her to exaggerate everything — every move — because that was the element of style that I thought would work for the movie."
Watch the video to see examples of more bad actors who are in desperate need of acting classes!
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Elizabeth Berkley | 0:17
Hayden Christensen | 1:56
Tori Spelling | 2:40
Jaden Smith | 3:56
David Hasselhoff | 5:26
Zac Efron | 7:02
Ben Affleck | 8:12
Tommy Wiseau | 9:35
Keanu Reeves | 11:06
Adam Sandler | 12:03
Quentin Tarantino | 13:03