10 Actors Who Will Definitely Ruin Upcoming Movies

Liam Neeson as an aged Philip Marlowe? Unconvincing.

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Warner Bros.

Of all the many important parts of filmmaking - writing, direction, cinematography, and so on - perhaps the single most pivotal piece that must be right is the casting.

Many a great actor has salvaged otherwise forgettable movies, and likewise a poorly cast performer can sink an otherwise promising project.

While it's always nice to be surprised by an unexpectedly great performance, it's fair to say that the odds are on these 10 actors all being largely responsible for their movies underperforming or even tanking outright.

From being woefully miscast to getting embroiled in PR-derailing personal controversies, or simply turning audiences off through their sheer presence alone, these 10 actors make it profoundly likely that these films will fail critically and/or commercially.

Again, it's entirely possible some of these actors might surprise us all, but knowing what we know, it's certainly smart to keep your expectations realistic - that is, very low.

It's always disheartening to see an actor - especially a talented one - on a collision course with failure, but as we've seen so many times in Hollywood, sometimes a bungled project only motivates an actor to be a little more selective in the future...

10. Gal Gadot - Snow White

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20th Century Studios

Next year's live-action Snow White film will star West Side Story's Rachel Zegler in the role of Snow White - an inspired bout of casting if there ever was one, silly controversies aside.

But the casting that people should actually be concerned about? Gal Gadot will be playing the Evil Queen.

While Gadot clearly fits the physical requirements of the role, there's no way to be kind about this - has she proven in any of her prior projects that she's got the acting chops to give us a great performance as the Evil Queen?

It's a role that's been played by the illustrious likes of Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron in the past, and given the various dings that Gadot has received for her work in Justice League and Death on the Nile in particular, it's easy to see her performance sandbagging the entire movie.

Even though the Evil Queen isn't the most nuanced character an actor could play, it's tough to believe that Gadot will give us a worthwhile version considering her propensity for giving distractingly wooden performances.


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