Some actors appear in films thinking it'll be a fantastic experience for them. Then people see it and it's a flop. But there are some films where you just know they can't not be aware of the fact that the film is absolutely terrible and that this is nothing more than a big fat paycheck. Here's 10 of the worst. Prepare for cringing...
10. MAID IN MANHATTAN / RALPH FIENNES
At what point in this film did the director and people working on it stop and realise that Ralph Fiennes was basically texting his performance in on this? It's Ralph Fiennes. He's Voldemort, for fudge sake. And what was up with J.Lo's hair, as well? Do they not have shampoo in The Bronx?
9. JACK AND JILL / AL PACINO
'Heat' was one of our all-time favourite films. I myself have seen it literally hundreds of time. Jack And Jill is the reason it is no longer my favourite film. I get that when actors get to a certain age, they want to have fun, they're not too worried about getting Oscars or critical response. That's fine. This isn't that, though. This is Al Pacino shouting repeatedly into the camera, "I want my paycheck. Pay me money." And he sings about Dunkin' Donuts right at the end. W. T. Absolute. F.
8. MEET THE FOCKERS / EVERYBODY
Is Robert DeNiro poor? The first film was great, very funny and very original. The second was a hate crime. It's really one of those cases where they were so busy thinking about how to make it that they forgot if they should have made it at all. And when he says "The God-focker", you just find yourself crying deeply while staring at your DVDs of 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas' and 'Midnight Run'.
7. SPICE WORLD / RICHARD E. GRANT
Many people forget this film happened. But people of a certain vintage remember it well. Girl Power? Spice Up Your Life? Yeah. That all happened. You didn't just dream it. And in this painfully-obvious cash-in of a film, who played their evil manager? Richard E. Grant. Withnail. He still gets flack about it to this day.
6. GARFIELD / BILL MURRAY
This is 100% completely true; Bill Murray agreed to this film because he thought it was being directed by one of the Coen Brothers. Why'd he come back for the sequel? Yeah. Exactly.
5. LAST SONG / GREG KINNEAR
Miley Cyrus may be sporting that undercut haircut that was really popular in boys' schools in the 1990's, but before she went and performed hair suicide, she starred in this Nicholas Sparks film about, well, something to do with a song, I'm guessing? Greg Kinnear, though. He's better than this, surely. Again I ask, is he poor? These people aren't poor, surely.
4. RUN FOR YOUR WIFE / JUDI DENCH
Judi Dench was in a film with Danny Dyer. Yes, really. IMDb that shit if you don't believe me. And just look at that score. LOOK AT IT.
3. WHAT A GIRL WANTS / COLIN FIRTH
Amanda Bynes may have jumped off the Crazy Tree and hit every branch on the way down, but time was when she was in some half-decent teen comedies. She's The Man, remember that? That was actually pretty good. This, however, wasn't. And it had Colin Firth in it. Academy Award-winning thespian Colin Firth, no less.
2. TRANSFORMERS 3 / FRANCES MCDORMAND
The whole time I was watching this film, I was just waiting for her to break into a Minnesota accent and reel off a line from 'Fargo'. It never happened. This film was terrible. Frances McDormand was in it. I hope the paycheck was worth it.
1. MAN OF THE HOUSE / TOMMY LEE JONES
Tommy Lee Jones was in a Disney film where he was assigned to protect a group of cheerleaders. He allowed this film to be seen by actual people. Maybe that's why he looked so pissed at the Golden Globes. He was thinking back to this and thinking, "Holy shit, I was in that film. And now look at me."