With so many roles under his belt, it’s mathematically impossible for Johnny Depp not to fall prey to a bad role every once in a while.
This is a bit of an odd addition to the list since Depp is a great actor, and his job as this Potter character wasn’t bad, but many still felt like he just didn’t belong. Maybe it was the universe itself that just didn’t fit with the way Depp held himself, or maybe it was something about his performance that was hard to nail down, but there were better options.
Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake/Riot in Venom
The expansion of the Spider-Man universe starring Tom Hardy had a couple of things going for it, but the main villain wasn't one of them. Riz Ahmed plays Carlton Drake, and a lot of people just couldn't buy it.
He might not have been the worst part of the movie – it's not the best flick in Tom Hardy's catalog, that's for sure, but his performance didn't help the movie much. There's also a fact that Ahmed had to act opposite Hardy, someone with far more experience and far stronger acting abilities.
Quentin Tarantino as Frankie in Django Unchained
Tarantino is a vivid and legendary filmmaker – "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," "Kill Bill," and more are at the top of his list, and there are plenty more. "Django Unchained" is another great movie to most, but the obligatory Quentin cameo might not have been the best choice.
For some reason, his character and the group he was with were Australian, which Quentin Tarantino is not. There's also the fact that the cameos have started taking people out of the films, something that any artist, filmmaker, or otherwise, wants to avoid. Some of the cameos work, but this one simply didn't.
Andie MacDowell as Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Most movies can barely even manage to have one wedding, but four? And then a funeral, too? This movie has it all. Unfortunately, that includes a miscast regarding Andie MacDowell as Carrie, one of the film's leads.
Her role has been called out of place, and some say she looks almost bored with the movie. The funny thing is she wasn't the first or even the second choice for the film – Jeanne Tripplehorn was cast first, and then Marisa Tomei, but both had to step back due to health issues in the family.
Beyoncé as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember
The lady is one of the most famous performers in the history of music, but not everything will go that smoothly, not even for Beyoncé. When she joined Mike Myers in the third and final Austin Powers movie, she proved that up against an acting expert like Myers, she didn't have anywhere near as much to offer.
She was certainly good enough, but the fact that she's one of the most well-known people in the world made it hard for people to see the character she was trying to play. There have also been some critical comments levied on her acting skills.