10 Oscar-Winning Actors Who Appeared In Movies On IMDB's 100 Lowest-Rated Films List

Hollywood is responsible for some truly fantastic pieces of cinema, some of which touch our hearts and explain what it truly is to be human. On the other hand, it is also responsible for countless films so bad audiences would sooner gouge their eyes out than watch them twice.

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While there often seems to be a correlation between certain actors and the former classification of films, sometimes, acclaimed talents experience a lapse in judgment that leads to a severe low point in their careers. Even actors that have been granted the highest honor possible in their field, an Academy Award, have also performed in films so terrible that the International Movie Database has deemed them to be among the "100 Lowest-Rated Films of All Time."

Acclaimed actor Al Pacino has received a staggering nine Academy Award nominations throughout his decades-long career in Hollywood for roles that included, but are not limited to, The Godfather (Parts 1 and 2), Dog Day Afternoon, and The Irishman. Of these nominations, Pacino has won one, for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in the 1992 drama Scent of a Woman.

Despite experiencing one of the most acclaimed careers of all time in Hollywood, Pacino has also been in his fair share of duds, which include his team-up with Adam Sandler for the critically maligned Jack and Jill, wherein Sandler infamously portrayed both the protagonist and his identical twin sister. The 2011 film is ranked as IMDb's 37th lowest-rated film of all time, also serving as the lowest-rated film in Pacino's career.

Halle Berry made history in 2002 when she became the first Black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, doing so for her role as Leticia Musgrove. Berry remains the only woman of color to have won this award, even twenty years after paving the way.

Berry wasn't immune to poor career choices after her Oscar win, however, as it was only two years later that she starred in Catwoman, which has famously been declared one of the worst superhero films of all time, becoming IMDb's 39th lowest-rated film ever. Not only have fans deemed Berry as the worst live-action Catwoman by far, but the star also won a Razzie award for worst actress for her work in the film, becoming one of the few stars to accept the award in person.

Nicolas Cage has recently been in the news for portraying a fictionalized version of himself in the film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Earlier in his career, however, he made a name for himself after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Leaving Las Vegas, where he portrayed the deeply troubled Ben Sanderson.

Nic Cage has performed in dozens of films since his Oscar-winning stint, but perhaps the worst of these was the globally panned adaptation of the Christian apocalyptic book series Left Behind. The film served as a reboot of the 2000 film franchise of the same name, with Cage starring as pilot Rayford Steele who is "left behind" in the Rapture. The film was a critical and commercial flop, currently sitting as IMDb's 33rd lowest-rated film.

Ben Kingsley is a massively talented actor that has proven himself multiple times throughout his long and acclaimed career. The British star, who is of English and Indian descent, has been nominated four times for an Oscar, eventually winning for his performance in Gandhi as the titular Indian activist.

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The actor also appeared in the Kristanna Loken-led action horror video game adaptation BloodRayne. Taking on the role of Kagan, king of the Vampires, Kingsley lent his talents to a film that truly didn't deserve it. Today, the film is labeled as the 30th lowest-rated movie of all time.

Michael Caine is an acclaimed and beloved star, whose career has seen two Academy Award wins for Supporting Actor. Caine won in 1986 and 1999 for the films Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules, respectively. The British actor has also been nominated four additional times for the Best Actor award.

Though Caine has largely shrugged off this truly terrible role, many may remember him from the famously terrible fourth film in the Jaws franchise, Jaws: The Revenge. The film currently sits at the 28th slot of IMDb's lowest-rated films list, with a meager 3.2 average user rating.

Sandra Bullock is, for the most part, a highly-celebrated actress with a very successful career. Her career hit a new high in 2oo9 after her turn as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Bullock would go on to be nominated for an Oscar once more in 2014 for her work in Gravity, though she did not win the award that year.

Bullock's career choices haven't all been as successful as The Blind Side, however. The actress appeared in the much-maligned sequel to her hit action film Speed, which currently holds the position as the 96th lowest-rated film of all time. Speed 2: Cruise Control famously turned its lead actress away from any films that would remind audiences of her greatest failure. While Bullock has since returned to the action film genre, she has remained somewhat wary of sequels.

Forest Whitaker has had an incredibly accomplished career throughout his many decades in Hollywood, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. The acclaimed actor has also been the recipient of numerous other honors, including an Emmy and a BAFTA award.

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While Whitaker is largely associated with quality filmmaking, the actor hasn't always appeared in particularly beloved films. The actor appeared alongside John Travolta in, Battlefield Earth, the 10th lowest-rated film on IMDb, which has a painfully low 2.6 average user rating.

After a career of highs and lows, it can be easy to forget that Ben Affleck's career was once one of the most celebrated in Hollywood. Along with his writing partner, Matt Damon, Affleck won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Good Will Hunting. He would also go on to direct Best Picture winner Argo, which remains one of Affleck's best films to this day.

Dame Judi Dench is a beloved film star who has consistently proven to be a reliably superb talent in just about any film she appears in. Her talent was never better on display than when she turned in an Oscar-winning performance in the romantic period film Shakespeare in Love. While this remains her only Academy Award win thus far, the actress has received seven other nominations.

Dench baffled audiences with her appearance in the 2019 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway musical Cats, wherein the acclaimed actress portrayed the Jellicle matriarch Old Deuteronomy. The film was critically panned, becoming a laughingstock by the time the first trailer hit YouTube. Today, the cinematic catastrophe holds the distinction of being the 23rd lowest-ranked film on IMDb.

Jennifer Hudson is one of the most exciting actresses working in Hollywood today. The star found herself shooting to stardom in 2007 when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Effie White in the musical drama Dreamgirls, a cinematic adaptation of the Broadway play by the same name.

Hudson would hit a career-low for her performance in another Broadway adaptation in 2019's Cats. In a film filled with recognizable talents, Hudson's inclusion was among the most baffling. While the film was perhaps the most hated film of 2019, it must be said that Hudson's performance was among the best parts of an otherwise joyless slog of a movie.

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