12 Times Terrible Acting Ruined Potentially Great Movies

6. Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Columbia Pictures

Watched in isolation, Keanu Reeves' performance in Francis Ford Coppola's otherwise riveting gothic horror feels like a Saturday Night Live skit.

Reeves' much-ridiculed attempt at a British accent for his character Jonathan Harker is a frequent point of distraction throughout the film, with the actor clearly focusing so much on "nailing" the accent that his line readings come off wooden and stilted at almost all times.

Winona Ryder's British accent as Mina Harker isn't exactly great either, though it's Reeves who truly draws an insane amount of attention to the gulf in talent between himself and the venerable likes of Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.

Reeves has a bit of an unfair reputation for being a "dull" actor, and while that charge certainly doesn't ring true here, he does something much, much worse: he tries incredibly hard to act and fails spectacularly.

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