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Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?

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Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#1
Posted: 10/31/07 at 2:57am
Do you ever see an actor in a role that just makes you cringe and cry? List 'em!
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June Allyson for Depends

Marth Raye for Denture Grip
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Jessica Lange in THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Amanda Peet in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

But those two ladies kept it going after their performances had been (rightfully) torn to shreds, so I give them credit for sticking to it, performance after performance.

P.S. I know that this is the Movie Board, so I'm sorry for having referenced theatre performances.
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That would be anyone who has had to play the role of George Bush's Press Secretary. They have to go in front of the the press and try to spin gold from sh*it.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
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Donna McKechnie as the Rose in "The Little Prince."

Her speaking voice was dubbed by a British lady, but then she sang the (forgettable) Lerner & Lowe song for herself. This is her equivalent of Cassie's rotten, brief time as a "dancing Band-Aid" in Hollywood before crawling back to Broadway.
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Lee Grant in MULHOLLAND DRIVE....from award winning actress to bit player? Geez, even Billy Ray Cyrus had a bigger part.

JoBeth Williams in TEACHERS. The scene where she takes off her clothes and runs down the halls.....ugh. Come to think of it, Lee Grant was wasted here, too!

Katherine Ross in THE SWARM. End of her career.

Done Fadeaway in MOMMIE DEAREST, THE WICKED LADY, and SUPERGIRL.

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Elaine Stritch in Screwed. My favorite actress in a truly awful movie.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#7
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:57am
Ned Beatty in "Deliverence"

He's still the 'butt' of jokes.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#8
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:59am
I mentioned this the other day, but Dorothy Lamour in "Creepshow 2."
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#9
Posted: 10/31/07 at 11:13am
Louise Fletcher in "Invaders from Mars" (1986). I'll never get over her with a frog's backside hanging out of her mouth.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#10
Posted: 10/31/07 at 11:22am
Any actress (and some actors) who appear in any of the new "torture porn" movies: Hostel 2 comes to mind.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#11
Posted: 10/31/07 at 11:40am
I think it'd be an honor, matt.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#12
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:13pm
Justin Timberlake in Shrek 3...and that was just his voice.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#13
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:15pm
Terence Stamp in "My Boss's Daughter". A great actor like Stamp doing a teen comedy with Ashton Kutcher is bad enough but this was just pathetic. Ralph Bellamy in "The Disorderly".
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#14
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:22pm
Every time I go to the movies, the screen before the previews infoms me that Jared Leto is rarely proud of the work he's done. That statement alone is pretty humiliating.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#15
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:24pm
He shouldn't be. He's one of the worst actors around.



That George Kennedy didn't do a whole lot after COOL HAND LUKE did he? Supporting Actor Oscar curse.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#16
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:26pm
Again, Creepshow 2.

And Garlique commercials.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#17
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:27pm
I like the ones where the ladies imagine that everyone can see that they have bladder control issues.
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"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS

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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#18
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:33pm
Joanie Crawford in Trog
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#19
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:34pm
What about when Vanessa Redgrave wanted to "haul ass to Lollapalooza"?
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#20
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:36pm
How about the Pizza Delivery Man in Powertool Seven?

The Pizza Delivery Man in Powertools one through six were embarrassing roles too, but at least you didn't see their faces.
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#21
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:40pm
Mae West in Sextette!
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re: Most Humilating Roles Ever For An Actor?#22
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:42pm
I can't remember the name of the film, but in it a young man was in a playpen and wore diapers throughout. He was supposedly developmentally challenged, or at least in an environment that made him so. I think maybe Ruth whatshername was in it (brunette). Gaaah, I can't remember her name or the title, but she was a film actress largely in the late fifties and sixties. The film was made in the early seventies, I think. And being in a diaper throughout had to have been humiliating.

Another role that I thought was humiliating for the actor who played in it was the remake of "And God Created Woman". I can never look at Frank Langella in the same way again. :-/