50 Hammiest Movie Performances

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    • fitzcarraldo

      Mar 25th 2013, 9:02

      Helen was Menelaus' wife, not Agamemnon's

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    • Bandit1

      Mar 25th 2013, 10:17

      That was a fun list! I wouldn't call them all hammy....but fun anyways! I always like the Nicholson-Joker better than Ledger's...but I'm pretty much alone with that opinion. Keanu Reeves was very good in "The Gift"...one of his best performances I would say. Alan Rickman (Robin Hood), Peter Stormare (Constantine) and Al Pacino (Devil's Advocate) were gold in these movies!

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 25th 2013, 10:43

      Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon is the undisputed NO.1. He goes the full Butchers shop in that film.

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    • DrewPeacock

      Mar 25th 2013, 11:26

      Seems to be a bizarre absence of Christopher Walken. You may not have been able to pick one but pretty much anything from last 10 years could've been in with a shout of the top 50 surely

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    • Toursiveu

      Mar 25th 2013, 11:50

      You missed two of THE hammiest (and most misguided) performance ever : Tommy Lee Jones trying to outplay Jim Carrey in Batman Forever! Jones also deserves a mention for Natural Born Killers! Second one would be Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest! And Nic Cage deserves ANOTHER mention for Deadfall.

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    • DrSax

      Mar 25th 2013, 13:56

      I was always under the impression Scorsese wanted DeNiro for Bill the Butcher, so when that didn't happen and Day-Lewis was cast, DDL did his best Bob impression. Including the infamous 'DeNiro Down-turned Mouth Delivery'.

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    • craigmustdie

      Mar 25th 2013, 14:54

      I LOVE that scene in Congo! Enjoyed the mix of good ham and dreadful, sometimes it's the only way to go.

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    • radar670

      Mar 25th 2013, 23:37

      is it Taffin Week??

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    • gwales

      Mar 26th 2013, 11:40

      It's always Taffin week...

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    • Jareth64

      Mar 26th 2013, 12:57

      well Juliette Lewis is a Scientologist so it's not too surprising. And by the way, TotalFilm, this f*****g Ireland advertisement is slowing down my computer badly. f**k off. I'm not going to Ireland now purely on the basis of this advert!

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    • trist808

      Mar 26th 2013, 14:41

      I disagree with you on Pacino's performance in Scent Of A Woman, he was great in that film, the outbursts were few and far between, for most of the film he is quite well-mannered. It's when he shows cracks in his facade and let's his emotions out that he loses his cool ... but that's the point, he's a Marine who feels his life is now over due to his sight going ... and he shows that in his raw performance in those scenes plus I love the bit at the end where he comes to Charlie's defence at the school ... I don't think it was hammy at all (just my POV/opinion of course)

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 26th 2013, 19:02

      Its crazy Pacino got an Oscar for a forgotten rom-com, but not first two Godfather movies, Dog Day Afternoon or Serpico. The Oscars are voters are a bunch of decrepit monkey skeletons.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 26th 2013, 21:56

      Kenneth Branagh used to be a terrible ham in things like Dead Again and Frankenstein, but has redeemed himself with a brilliantly understated performance in Wallander.

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    • terrybernard

      Mar 27th 2013, 12:27

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    • HughFran

      Mar 27th 2013, 16:19

      I'm cofused, a few days ago in a previous article, Total Film put Superman Returns on a list of movies that weren't as bad as people think and now on this list I see the comment (referring to Kevin Spacey) 'it’s easily the most enjoyable element of a rather ho-hum adventure.' I know there are different contributers on this site but a bit of consistancy would be good!

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    • FBGKross

      Mar 29th 2013, 13:09

      What? No Drexl Spivey! No Stansfield! Gary Oldman at his hammiest best!

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    • TinEar85

      Apr 12th 2013, 22:42

      Did I miss Deniro in Cape Fear?

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