After six seasons, Vikings finally came to an end in 2020. The story centres around the most famous Norseman, Ragnar Lothbrok, and his attempts to strengthen his family and tribe while trying to honour the gods and battle his own demons. Because of the excellent cast, stellar storytelling, and creative action sequences, Vikings has become of the one most popular shows in recent memory.
Although Travis Fimmel and Gustaf Skarsgard stand out as Ragnar and Floki respectively, every performer gave 110%. But even the best actors aren't immune to starring in... well... crap. Whether it's B-movie schlock, an Adam Sandler comedy, or the worst film of 2020, nearly every actor in this phenomenal series has starred in at least one dud during their career.
Just to be clear, this isn't suggesting that the actors themselves are bad in these stinkers. Most of them give a really solid performance. Sometimes, they are the only redeemable feature in an otherwise terrible movie. Despite that though, there is no question that these are the films that the Vikings cast feel are best forgotten.
10. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Bishop Heahmund) - Alexander
Season Four of Vikings introduced Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Bishop Heahmund. Despite being a man of the cloth, Heahmund is a womanising drunkard with no compassion for pagans. Constantly changing sides with the Vikings while struggling with his own faith, Heahmund is a fascinatingly conflicted character.
It might be the best work Meyers has ever done, which is one thing that cannot be said about his role in Alexander (also known as Bad Wigs: The Movie). Although Oliver Stone's biography of the Macedonian emperor was expected to be a historic epic in the same vein as Braveheart, Alexander was slaughtered by critics. The actors keep switching accents, the performances are dire, and the story moves at a glacier's pace. It's actually quite an achievement that Stone directed such a boring film about one of the most fascinating people to ever live.
Meyers's performance as Alexander's lover, Cassander, isn't particularly captivating but you can't really blame him. Because of the shoddy script, nobody comes out of this disaster looking good. Interestingly, John Kavanagh, who portrays The Seer in Vikings, also stars in the film.