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Quiz about Oscar Winners in Terrible Films
Quiz about Oscar Winners in Terrible Films

Oscar Winners in Terrible Films Quiz

Even Academy Award winning actors sometimes make horrendous choices. Here are ten of the worst films to star an Academy Award winner. Match up the cinematic bomb with the actor or actress who starred in it.

A matching quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)  
  Gene Hackman
2. Gigli (2003)  
  Halle Berry
3. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)  
  Christopher Walken
4. Bloodrayne (2005)  
  Ben Kingsley
5. Left Behind (2014)  
  Cuba Gooding Jr
6. Cat Woman (2004)  
  Michael Caine
7. Daddy Day Camp (2007)  
  Jon Voight
8. Jaws 3-D (1983)  
  Louis Gossett Jr
9. Superman IV (1987)   
  Nicolas Cage
10. Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)  
  Sean Connery

Select each answer

1. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
2. Gigli (2003)
3. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
4. Bloodrayne (2005)
5. Left Behind (2014)
6. Cat Woman (2004)
7. Daddy Day Camp (2007)
8. Jaws 3-D (1983)
9. Superman IV (1987)
10. Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

Answer: Jon Voight

"May quite easily put an end to any discussion of what is the worst theatrical release of 2004." - "Los Angeles Times"

Yes, the 2 indicates this is the sequel to the incredibly awful "Baby Geniuses" (1991). Why anybody felt this film had to be made is beyond understanding. Jon Voight (Best Actor, 1978, "Coming Home") plays a mad scientist who torments children. Why Voight thought this role was in any way a good career move is also beyond understanding.

Voight was nominated for a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie, but lost out to Donald Rumsfeld, then Secretary of Defense, who was in the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004).

The film is about talking babies and contains lots of fart jokes. I would explain the plot, but there is none.
2. Gigli (2003)

Answer: Christopher Walken

"After the schadenfreudian thrill of watching beautiful people humiliate themselves wears off, it has the same annihilating effect on your will to live." - "Newsweek"

"Gigli" (2003) features two Academy Award Winners: Christopher Walken (Best Supporting Actor, 1978, "The Deer Hunter") and Al Pacino (Best Actor, 1992, "Scent of A Woman")

Walken plays Detective Stanley Jacobellius, who has a bizarre rant about Marie Callender's ice cream. Pacino plays a mob boss named Starkman, and engages in classic scenery chewing at the end of the picture.

Gigli is about a macho hitman (Ben Affleck) who teams up with a lesbian assassin (Jennifer Lopez) to kidnap a mentally handicapped young man. It does feature Justin Bartha singing "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot.

"Gigli" was written and directed by Martin Brest, who had "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Scent of a Woman" (1992) on his resume. "Gigli" effectively killed his career.

"Gigli" won six Razzie Awards: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Affleck), Worst Actress (Lopez), Worst Screen Couple (Affleck and Lopez) and Worst Director and Worst Screenplay for Brest.
3. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Answer: Michael Caine

"Jaws the Revenge" is not simply a bad movie, but also a stupid and incompetent one - a ripoff." - Rogert Ebert

"Jaws: The Revenge" is part of the "Jaws" franchise, the fourth and last film in the series. Roy Scheider avoided being in this mess, but Lorraine Gary returns as Ellen Brody. Gene Siskel stated that Gary is so bad you actually cheer for the shark to eat her.

Michael Caine plays a helicopter pilot named Hoagie Newcombe. Ellen Brody has flashbacks to events she never witnessed, and a killer shark bent on revenge attempts to kill her in the Bahamas. Perhaps the biggest tragedy of the film is that Michael Caine missed out on receiving his much deserved Oscar for "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1987) to reshoot the ending for this schlock.

The fallout from "Jaws: The Revenge" was so bad that director Joseph Sargent did not make another film for 12 years. Caine shook it off, and was still making films at age 85. Caine won a second Academy Award for "The Cider House Rules" (1999).
4. Bloodrayne (2005)

Answer: Ben Kingsley

"Who is Uwe Boll and why does he hate moviegoers so? The German hack, the one-man Blitzkrieg of Bad, is the worst filmmaker in the movies today." - "Orlando Sentinel"

"Bloodrayne" is from German director Uwe Boll, who may well be the worst director in the history of films. "Bloodrayne" stars Kristianna Loken as Rayne, a vengeance seeking vampire. The film is based upon a popular video game.

Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, 1982, "Gandhi") plays Kagan, the vampire king who raped and killed Rayne's mother. He is featured very prominently in the poster for the theatrical release. Rayne kills Kagan at the end of the film.

Bloodrayne was nominated for six Razzie Awards: Picture, Actress (Loken), Supporting Actor (Kingsley), Supporting Actress (Michelle Rodriguez), Director and Screenplay. It lost several of these to "Basic Instinct 2" (2006). It was also a huge box office bomb, losing over $20 million for Boll's studio.
5. Left Behind (2014)

Answer: Nicolas Cage

"Score one for Satan." - Linda Barnard, "Toronto Star"

"Left Behind" (2014) is based on the post-rapture novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Already a series with Kirk Cameron, the 2014 film was a reboot of the series. Cage (Best Actor, 1995, "Leaving Las Vegas") plays airline pilot Rayford Steele, whose wife vanishes in the Rapture. He winds up fighting the Anti-Christ.

I saw this is the theater, and it is hilariously awful. The most exciting thing in the film is Steele's daughter driving a steamroller at around 3 mph. I am serious, you could not make that up.

"Left Behind" has a 1 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It was nominated for three Razzie Awards. Ironically, Cage lost out to Kirk Cameron for "Saving Christmas" (2014), which for a while was the worst film ever on IMDB. They also lost Picture and Screenplay to "Saving Christmas".

Cage also starred in "The Wicker Man" (2006), a truly awful film that also stars Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, 1974, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"). But it is not as terrible as "Left Behind".
6. Cat Woman (2004)

Answer: Halle Berry

"Catwoman's director, a visual-effects specialist named Pitof, is not contained by the rules of filmmaking. Scenes that make sense? Nonsense. Characters with inner lives? Utterly passe." - "Wall Street Journal"

"Catwoman" (2004) is part of the Batman universe, but does not feature Batman. Halle Berry, who won an Oscar for "Monsters Ball" (2001), plays the title role. Berry plays a young woman named Patience who is murdered and resurrected by mystical cats to find she has supernatural powers.

The film was nominated for seven Razzie Awards and won four: Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Berry), Worst Director (Pitof) and Worst Screenplay. It also won multiple Stinkers Awards. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 9.
7. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

Answer: Cuba Gooding Jr

"Never work with children or animals. Unless you're a child or an animal, in which case, never work with Cuba Gooding Jnr." - Jamie Russell, BBC

Cuba Gooding Junior (Best Supporting Actor, 1996, "Jerry Maguire") stars in this lame followup to the 2003 Eddie Murphy comedy "Daddy Day Care". Gooding plays a man who runs a day care center and then sets up a summer camp.

Both films were written by Geoff Rodkey, who also wrote the incredibly awful Robin Williams comedy "RV" (2008).

The movie did win a Razzie award as Worst Sequel. It was nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Director (Fred Savage) but lost out to the even more awful "I Know Who Killed Me" (2007). "Daddy Day Camp" has a rating of 1 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

That same year, Gooding Jr was also in "Norbit", the disastrously unfunny Eddie Murphy comedy. Gooding has tended to star in action films, many of them pretty bad.
8. Jaws 3-D (1983)

Answer: Louis Gossett Jr

"Mepistopheles could not convince me to make ["Jaws 3"]. They knew better than to ask." - Actor Roy Scheider

"Jaws 3-D" (1983) was the third installment in the "Jaws" franchise. It is set at Seaworld Orlando, and Louis Gossett Jr (Best Supporting Actor, 1982, "An Officer and A Gentleman") plays Calvin Bouchard, the manager of the theme park. For much of the film, Bouchard places corporate profits over public safety. Brody's son fights the shark until it blows up at the end.

The film was nominated for five Razzie awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Supporting Actor (Gossett). He "lost" out to Jim Nabors for "Stroker Ace" (1983). Worst Picture went to the Pia Zadora film "The Lonely Lady" (1983). "Jaws 3" has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 10 percent.
9. Superman IV (1987)

Answer: Gene Hackman

"Subtitled The Quest for Peace, this Superman sequel should have been called the The Quest for a Plot". - Cathy Burke, UPI

While the original "Superman" (1978) had been a fairly good film, the movies declined as the series went on. It is likely that Gene Hackman (Best Actor, 1970, "The French Connection"), who played Lex Luthor, was contractually obligated to appear in "Superman IV".

"Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" begins with Superman ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Lex Luthor then decides to defeat Superman by using the superhero's DNA to create a superbeing. Suffice it say, Superman wins in the end. There, I saved you 90 minutes.

"Superman IV" has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 11 percent. The film was nominated for two Razzie Awards: Worst Supporting Actress (Mariel Hemingway) and Worst Special Effects.
10. Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

Answer: Sean Connery

"A movie almost awesome in its badness" and "If there is a planet somewhere whose civilization is based on the worst movies of all time, "Highlander 2: The Quickening" deserves a sacred place among their most treasured artifacts." - Roger Ebert

As the 2 indicates, "Highlander 2" (1991) is a sequel to the 1986 film "Highlander". Sean Connery (Best Supporting Actor, 1986, "The Untouchables") reprises the role of Spanish swordsman Ramirez. Don't even try and make sense of Connery, the ultimate Scotsman, playing a Spaniard.

"Highlander 2" as Ebert indicates is one of the most hilariously bad films ever made. Set in a dystopian future of 2025, the Earth is a humid swamp. With a plot that is almost as confusing as "Zardoz" (1974), involving aliens and evil corporations, not even an Academy Award winner can save this picture.

While the 1998 remake of "The Avengers" technically ranks as the worst film in Connery's long career, he is much more central to "Highlander 2".
Source: Author parrotman2006

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