25 Most Shameless Paycheck Grabbing Roles in History

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Tears come to my eyes when I imagined Orson Welles’ voice in The Transformers: The Movie. The man that made history reading The War of the Worlds at the radio, that concept and realized “Citizen Kane“, that had a remarkable voice, in such a bad film. That’s one example of what money, and bad choice, can do with an actor.
Entertaiment Weekly made a list with the The 25 most shameless paycheck-grabbing roles in history. I don’t agree with all the choices of Chris Nashawaty, but it’s a good list, I mean, it has good examples, not good movies. He lists some films that happily I never heard about it, like The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle with Robert DeNiro. Poor DeNiro, I was a huge fan of his films… Anyway, those are his choices:
25. Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again
24. Jason Alexander in Dunston Checks In
23. Bill Murray in Garfield
22. Marlon Brando in Superman
21. Matt Dillon in Herbie: Fully Loaded
20. Cuba Gooding Jr. in Chill Factor
19. Elizabeth Taylor in The Flintstones
18. Ben Affleck in Paycheck
17. Buster Keaton in Beach Blanket Bingo
16. Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich in Eragon
15. Christopher Walken in Kangaroo Jack
14. Richard Pryor in Superman III
13. Faye Dunaway in Supergirl
12. William Hurt in Lost in Space
11. Laurence Olivier in Clash of the Titans
10. Demi Moore in Striptease
9. Michael Caine in Jaws: The Revenge
8. Judi Dench in The Chronicles of Riddick
7. Orson Welles in Transformers: The Movie
6. Peter O’Toole in Club Paradise
5. Dennis Hopper in Super Mario Bros.
4. Tony Curtis in The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
3. Sir Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne
2. Richard Burton in Exorcist II: The Heretic
1. Robert De Niro in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
I must say Sean Connery, Ben Affleck and Sir Ben Kingsley have been doing very bad choices for films in last years, and I don’t think that Demi Moore is so good. Well, she’s good, but not a so good actress, that’s why I wouldn’t put her on that list. John Campea, from The Movie Blog made a list too based on that one, however he also forgot to include Jeremy Irons in Dungeons & Dragons and Halle Berry in Catwoman.

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2 Responses to 25 Most Shameless Paycheck Grabbing Roles in History

  1. Gabriel says:

    Rocky e Bullwinkle passa na globo de vez em quando. É baseado no desenho do Jay Ward, e é uma bosta, como toda adaptação de desenho animado pra filme.

  2. Bibi says:

    Poxa vida, que bom que eu não vejo a Globo! Estou livre de assistir essa bomba com o DeNiro.

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