10. Liam Neeson As Qui-Gon Jinn In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
This one you can firmly file under the 'not actor's fault category. One could argue that this role is the role that set the path for Liam Neeson as 'super mentor'; a role that he has played subsequently in many movies- sometimes with a bit of variation thrown in. One could argue that his performance is one of the few acts of sanity in what is otherwise a dreadful car crash of a movie that simply doesn't seem to have the same charm and romance as the original trilogy. One kinda wonders therefore what would have happened if Neeson was in a Star Wars movie that did not have Gunguns and midicholorians. It says a lot about his acting ability that out of all the characters from the prequels, one could argue that only he and maybe Samuel L. Jackson leave pretty much unscathed on the good guys side. Indeed, Qui-Gon in the expanded universe canon has been revered, which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for Jar Jar Binks.