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    Cool Best Performances by Mediocre Actors

    Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems
    Tyler Perry in Gone Girl
    Will Smith in I Am Legend
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    Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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    Chris Pratt
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    Keanu Reeves The Devil's Advocate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Hunter View Post
    Will Smoth in I Am Legend
    I feel like Will Smith is a better than average actor, but I believe his best work remains Six Degrees of Separation.

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    mark wahlberg in the departed

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    My father wasn't a fan of his work, but he admits that Sylvester Stallone gave a good performance in Cop Land (1997):

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    Cameron Diaz in "Any Given Sunday" (1999)
    Ben Affleck in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998)
    Brendan Fraser in "Gods and Monsters" (1995)
    Oprah Winfrey in "the Color Purple" (1989)
    Jessie Eisenberg in "the Social Network" (2010)
    Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball" (2001) (I SAID WHAT I SAID!)
    Anna Kendricks in "Up in the Air" (2009)
    Joseph Cotton in "the Third Man" (1949)
    Kevin Costner in "A Perfect World" (1993)
    ... and I feel like a bad gay for doing this but... Rock Hudson in "Giant" (1956) (COME ON, he's really not very good)

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    Will Smoth in I Am Legend
    Woahhhhh! When did Will Smith start getting lumped into 'mediocre' actor territory, he's very skilled, he just makes some bad choices on what roles to accept.

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    mark wahlberg in the departed
    THIS!!!!! But I still feel his Oscar nom. over Jack Nicholson was absolute bullsh*t
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    Ben Afleck has been good in several films. His last two, The Accountant and The Way Back were excellent performances.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Lil Bow Wow-Lottery Ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Ben Afleck has been good in several films. His last two, The Accountant and The Way Back were excellent performances.
    I've not seen those two, so maybe he's finally learnt to be very good (but I doubt it). He's not a lead actor to me, he's just not got that presence to carry a film; what he does best is minor roles (such as "Good Will Hunting"). Little bit a comedy and some sass. His work in Argo was, what I would call, serviceable (and even then he was the wrong race). I noticed it most in "Gone Girl". He wasn't 'bad' (I wouldn't say he's a bad actor, merely a mediocre one), but only when you put him next to Rosamond Pike did you realise... ohhhh, that's how you do it. THAT is acting.
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    "We are Shakespeare. We are Michelangelo. We are Tchaikovsky. We are Turing. We are Mercury. We are Wilde. We are Lincoln, Lorca, Leonardo da Vinci. We are Alexander the Great. We are Fredrick the Great. We are Rustin. We are Addams. We are Marsha! Marsha Marsha Marsha! We so generous, we DeGeneres. We are Ziggy Stardust hooked to the silver screen. Controversially we are Malcolm X. We are Plato. We are Aristotle. We are RuPaul, god dammit! And yes, we are Woolf."

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    Lawrence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate. He's still stiff and unnatural, but in this context it really works.

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    Stephan Baldwin in The Usual Suspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran_Frost View Post
    I've not seen those two, so maybe he's finally learnt to be very good (but I doubt it). He's not a lead actor to me, he's just not got that presence to carry a film; what he does best is minor roles (such as "Good Will Hunting"). Little bit a comedy and some sass. His work in Argo was, what I would call, serviceable (and even then he was the wrong race). I noticed it most in "Gone Girl". He wasn't 'bad' (I wouldn't say he's a bad actor, merely a mediocre one), but only when you put him next to Rosamond Pike did you realise... ohhhh, that's how you do it. THAT is acting.
    To get completely serious for a minute...

    Dazed And Confused

    It doesn't seem like it is brilliant acting, but it totally is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    Stephan Baldwin in The Usual Suspects.
    Along that line...

    Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe/Way Of The Gun

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