On paper, being in a Star Wars film sounds like a dream come true. After all, it's the world's most famous franchise and the quality of the films has generally been high, so surely getting a part in Star Wars is an actor's goldmine? Well, not quite.
While there have been many great performances in Star Wars films, such as from Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Donald Glover, Daisy Ridley and Ian McDiarmid to name a few, not every performance works out so well. Inevitably, given the huge cast of characters across the films as well as the bad writing in some of the films (looking at you, Prequels), not every actor has been served particularly well with the roles they've been given.
Additionally, the franchise has a bad habit of miscasting. Not only have many awesome actors have given unsuitable or bland parts, but many less skilled performers have been cast in pivotal roles because... reasons.
The reasons for these following terrible performances vary, but what all 15 of them have in common is that they offer conclusive proof that being in a Star Wars film isn't always as fun as it sounds...
Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.