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« on: August 25, 2011, 07:16:40 PM »

I'm not talking BAD actors, just give examples of actors that go waaaaay over the top and mention specific scenes or lines.

Nicholas Cage (Wickerman): "How'd it get burned? How'd it get burned?! HOW'D IT GET BURNED?!"
Willem DeFoe (Boondocks Saints): "There was a fire-fight!!"
Keanu Reeves (Dracula): "RRRGGGGFFFFRRRRRGGGHHHRRRR!!!"  BounceGiggle

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 08:25:05 PM »

Mommies Dearest as a whole. The hamminess manages the impossible: making a film about child abuse somewhat funny.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 10:06:39 PM »

Jeremy Irons in Dungeons and Dragons:

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Someone tell him to stop eating the scenery!  They can't afford to make anymore to replace it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 10:35:23 PM »

The guy who played Deathstalker in DEATHSTALKER II! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 04:34:13 AM »

.Nicholas Cage (again!) in the BAD LIEUTENANT:PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS. (Great movie,by the way!)
.Vincent Price in THEATER OF BLOOD.
.Bela Lugosi in the PHANTOM CREEPS.

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 08:45:38 AM »

Treat Williams in PRINCE OF THE CITY.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 09:48:48 AM »

.Nicholas Cage (again!) in the BAD LIEUTENANT:PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS. (Great movie,by the way!)
.Vincent Price in THEATER OF BLOOD.
.Bela Lugosi in the PHANTOM CREEPS.



Great calls RC.  Glad you liked BL:POCNO.  An amazingly bad/good perf by Cage, reigning King of the Hams!  "Shoot him again!  His soul is still dancing!"

Lugosi, you could pick a dozen performances by him.  This is probably my favorite:

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 10:58:16 AM »

The 10 Commandments (1956) is ripe with hammy overacting. You can count on hammy acting and purple prose in almost every scene. I wouldn't have it any other way. Some fo the best scenes are between Charlton Heston and either Anne Baxter or Yul Brynner. I couldn't find any whole, unedited scenes on youtube, so enjoy this pretty good fan trailer.

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 03:17:24 PM »

Mommies Dearest as a whole. The hamminess manages the impossible: making a film about child abuse somewhat funny.

Good call. Faye Dunaway is a fine actress, but she is the ultimate ham in this film. I really like what Variety said about it: "Dunaway does not chew scenery. Dunaway starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, costars and all."

I couldn't agree more.

However, there are some ways in which this film is entertaining, but certainly they are bad movie reasons.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 03:59:33 PM »

Two words: Brian Blessed

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 04:51:59 PM »

William Shatner in every other Star Trek episode-!

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 04:55:57 PM »

Eric Roberts in The Pope Of Greenwich Village

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2011, 05:13:37 PM »

An oldie but a goodie-ALL the actors (and I use that term loosely) in the 1932 MANIAC.
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or this guy in REEFER MADNESS-
The roots of speed metal!  Buggedout

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2011, 05:45:44 PM »

An oldie but a goodie-ALL the actors (and I use that term loosely) in the 1932 MANIAC.
Is this guy related to Nicholas Cage?  Question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmyUM6knmmw



MANIAC is like an encyclopedia of bad acting.  You see it all: overacting, underacting, funny voices that don't work, an actress who can't even play a corpse....
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011, 07:04:39 PM »

An oldie but a goodie-ALL the actors (and I use that term loosely) in the 1932 MANIAC.
Is this guy related to Nicholas Cage?  Question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmyUM6knmmw



MANIAC is like an encyclopedia of bad acting.  You see it all: overacting, underacting, funny voices that don't work, an actress who can't even play a corpse....

Whats really wild...monkey man here ends up tearing her blouse off and for a split second you see her pre-code boobies! ZOINKS!  Buggedout
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Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
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