10 Actors Who Just Gave Their Worst Ever Movie Performances

Whatever the hell Tom Hanks was doing in Elvis, it wasn't good.

Elvis movie
Warner Bros.

Acting sure is a tough racket and certainly not for the faint of stomach. The overwhelming majority of actors don't have the luxury of being able to pick and choose every single project coming their way, because after all acting is still a job at the end of the day.

But whether these actors were slumming it for a paycheck or simply delivered a misguided performance, each undeniably turned in their worst work to date in these recent movies.

From a certain ageing action star plumbing his lowest depths yet, to one of our finest dramatic performers bungling an attempt to establish herself as a blockbuster star, and perhaps the single most likeable actor working today giving his first truly bad performance, these actors all just delivered career-worst work.

While in most cases the outcome is nothing more than a temporary setback, in some it might well be indicative of a wider career downturn, that a once-celebrated, even Oscar-nominated actor is now kicking rocks in the straight-to-VOD dungeon for the foreseeable future.

Hopefully sunnier times are ahead for these actors, because they sure weren't at their level-best in these movies...

10. Gal Gadot - Death On The Nile

Elvis movie
20th Century Studios

Death on the Nile may not be a great movie, but it is a fun time powered by the firm efforts of a solid ensemble cast. That is, except for Gal Gadot.

Now, while Gadot is hardly the most charismatic or naturally persuasive of performers, she's proven in the likes of Wonder Woman and Red Notice that she can bring a fun, charming presence to the fore.

That's sadly not the case here, where her turn as ill-fated heiress Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle is carved straight out of wood. Gadot obviously looks the part, but her flat, affect-free line readings evoke the vibe of a mirthless contractual obligation.

Yes, we've all had fun bagging on her for that wretched line reading of "Enough champagne... to fill the Nile!," but at least there's some spirit and feeling to it.

Elsewhere much of Gadot's performance sticks to a dull monotone, ensuring her sexual chemistry with Armie Hammer isn't remotely convincing - especially compared to his sizzling frisson with co-star Emma Mackey.

And so, many were surely relieved when - spoiler! - Linnet is murdered half-way through. In a sea of skilled actors Gadot was demonstrably the worst, and has never been so thoroughly out of her league as a result.

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