Sometimes bad movies happen to good actors. Whether it’s that the director’s vision somehow didn’t translate to the screen, the writing just wasn’t there, or the picture was ruined by someone else’s awful performance, even the greatest of thespians sometimes find themselves in a project that they wish they hadn’t taken on.
Here are 9 actors who, despite the rest of the movie flopping, gave some pretty decent performances.
Andrew Garfield in Spiderman
Toby Maguire barely had the Spidey suit off before there was already talk of a reboot of the Marvel superhero franchise Spiderman. In his place they cast the slightly younger and more relevant Andrew Garfield who is actually a pretty talented guy; his BAFTA winning performance in the dark drama Boy A (2007) made us fall in love with his sad puppy dog eyes and incredible depth, but all that wasted on the two dimensional role of Peter Parker in 2012’s The Amazing Spiderman.
Alongside an equally stellar performance by Emma Stone, Garfield gave it his all but unfortunately the movie was about as good as you’d expect a reboot of a reboot to be.