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The Best Worst Last Films by Legendary Actors

by | 16th, September 2014

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DEATH is a terrible inevitability. You could pop your considerable clogs at any given moment. You might be half way through a banana. You could be mid-poo, like Elvis. You could be *this close* to finishing that computer game that proved so difficult all those years. You might suddenly die just before someone finishes a joke.

Worse than all these things put together, is when great actors die before they’ve had the chance to do one last film that is any good.

There’s a whole host of brilliant actors who have been in absolute crap Robert De Niro in ‘The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle’, Michael Caine in ‘Jaws: The Revenge’, Kevin Spacey in ‘Fred Claus’, Faye Dunaway in ‘Dunston Checks In’ and Al Pacino in Adam Sandler’s beyond woeful ‘Jack & Jill’.

However, they all got another shot at correcting the blips on their showreels.

Sadly, there’s legendary thesps who went and died, bowing out on some pretty awful dreck. It is only fair that we should dredge these films back up and remind everyone that, sadly, the last thing you contribute to the human race might be a load of old shit.

 

 

Orson Welles

Orson Welles is a proper, bona fide legend of the silver screen. We all know about Citizen Kane, but what about him finishing his career as the voice of a large robot orb in the pretty crappy animated ’80s Transformers: The Movie? Eric Idle also provides a voice in the film.

 

 

 

Raoul Julia

A marvellous, respected actor who went too soon. While it is true that Julia hadn’t outstayed his welcome and we certainly weren’t finished with him when he died too young, Raoul’s last role was that of M. Bison in the dreadful Street Fighter film with Kylie Minogue and Jean Claude Van Damme. The poor shit.

 

 

 

Paul Newman

Another living legend, Paul Newman exited stage left in his role as Doc Hudson in ‘Cars’. It is a little unfair to say ‘Cars’ is a pile of crap, but it does seem beneath Newman to bow out on a film

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