Meh, with the right director and writing a bad actor can be amazing.
Don't misunderstand me - it's not that I'm not interested because he's a bad actor - it's just his selection of scripts/projects has been HORRIFIC.
Feature film wise, other than Holes
, has he been in a movie that's considered, I don't know, "good"? There's no question he's been bad in all of those, but the films themselves are just terrible. I'll admit the Transformers
franchise is weighing down his average, but, come one - the Charlie's Angels
sequel, the terrible Dumb and Dumber
sequel, the horrific Wall Street
sequel, Indiana Jonee: KOTC
- he's literally associated with some of the worst sequels of all time.
If you spot him the sequels AND Transformers
- he's still in I, Robot
(which wouldn't have been a bad SciFi movie, if it hadn't been such a terrible adaptation of an Asimov story, but he was still terrible in it), Constantine
just a bad, bad resume.
I didn't see Lawless
, but apparently he was "okay" in that.
And as for von Trier - I like the look of his films, but I've never gotten into his style of moviemaking. Dogville
was alright. I guess I need to go back and watch the Europa
stuff to give him a full chance.