||31-08-2010 08:42 PM
Worst Screen Performance (from a usually decent actor)
Why not? We've done best, whats the worst you have seen on the big screen, most importantly, why?
Eli Roth in Inglorious Basterds. What a sham this guy is, he's dire as a Director, I wonder what made Tarantino think he would be any good as an actor?
And the man has a good eye for the right actor for the right part; Just look at Christoph Waltz.
But the blame cant be put on his shoulders alone, no, most of that goes to Roth himself.
The worst scene is the "Bear Jew" moment, when he is called upon to dispatch some Nazi stooge. What we need is a frighting man, a man who can act his socks off and scare us with his savagery, as much as his victim. Instead we get a hollow, listless, limp wristed display of forced lines and smug grinning, nothing feels natural with this guy. And hes the same throughout the film, even in the daft comedy moments in the cinema when he is pretending to be Italian, its meant to be a lighthearted silly moment before the impending carnage, its totally ruined by his total inability to convey anything.
I've heard that Adam Sandler was in line for the part but had to pull out, shame, despite his comic (if you can call it that) origins he would of been a damn sight better.
Eli Roth you are here by on the list, consider yourself in danger.