The 2010s have given us many amazing film performances and, all things considered, it is arguable that in commercially released films performances are usually OK or above, but sadly there have been a ton of truly abominable performances over the last ten years as well. These have always been excruciating to watch, especially since many of these performances came from usually good actors.
So, what are the worst movie performances of the 2010s? Last decade, we had Don Cheadle (the Oceans trilogy), the three leads in Pearl Harbor, Hayden Christensen (Star Wars prequels), Tara Reid (Alone in the Dark), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) Vinnie Jones as the Juggernaut, Nicolas Cage (The Wicker Man), Pierce Brosnan (Mamma Mia), Morgan Freeman (Wanted), the casts of all those dreadful Friedberg and Seltzer spoofs, the entire cast of Final Destination 4... to name a few.
Those performances were dreadful, but they've been given a run for their money by this lot from the 2010s...
Dishonorable Mentions: Kevin Spacey in Nine Lives, Alex Pettyfer in Endless Love, Gabriella Wilde in Carrie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers 3 and the casts of Shark Night 3D and Ouija.
20. Jai Courtney As Jack McClane - A Good Day To Die Hard
Australian actor Jai Courtney has become quite the critical punching bag in recent times and this is where it all began.
A Good Day to Die Hard was an irredeemable film that killed a beloved franchise (that had never delivered a bad film before) and Courtney was one of its biggest issues. He plays the son of John McClane, one of the all-time best action movie heroes, and it's unbelievable that such a great and lovable character could've produced such a boring and unsympathetic kid.
With his relentlessly wooden and downright unlikable performance, Jai Courtney dragged the entire film down and made it even more unpleasant to watch. As bad as the writing was, Bruce Willis did perfectly solid work in this movie and it stands to reason that Courtney should've been able to as well, but no. Compared to the numerous great performances across the other films, Courtney's performance here was an undeniable dud.
Judging by his equally terrible performances in both I, Frankenstein and Terminator: Genesys, he doesn't seem to be improving either.