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Kash
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is the worst reviewed actress since 1985, according to a statistical analysis by Slate.com and based on reviews from RottenTomatoes.com.

JLH is OK in my book, not great but certainly not the worst. I mean, when you look at that list; how is it that Madonna is in at #3? She's made about one decent film in over 25 years!

Mena Suvari was second; I've only seen three Mena Suvari movies, but apparently, none of them were any good according to the critical consensus on RT.COM.

Chuck Norris was named worst actor, probably less so for his tedious movie career but if only to put an end to those lame 'Everything-Badass-Is Chuck-Norris' jokes. Norris should have called it a day when he acted opposite Bruce Lee in 'Way of the Dragon'!

Post your favourite JLH films here, I'm guessing anyone who manages to make a list will just arrange the following films in a different order...

1) I know what you did last summer
2) I still know what you did last summer
3) Can't Hardly Wait
4) Trojan War

[ 16. June 2011, 16:21: Message edited by: Kash ]

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Heartbreakers.
Garfield. (yes I know, but she's cute and Bill Murray was funny)

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Norris rocks!

Hewitt is lovely, gotta check out Trojan War soon.

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She's not the greatest actress but she is by far the worst. Great to look at though.

Chuck Norris is definitely a B-grade actor but he makes up for it with his excessive amount of roundhouse kicks used in his movies. The king of B-grade movies. That's a compliment, I think.

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I don't think I've seen her in a film, just in that miserable Party of five show.
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Yeah, the whole cast thought they were going somewhere and then boom....crash and burn.
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If you mean 'crash & burn' as Matthew Fox crashing on a deserted island and become a huge star in the tv series "Lost" then that makes sense. Sorry it was there .. I had to take it.

As far as Jennifer Love Hewitt.. she has had a great career when you truly look at it compared to many actresses and to call her the worst seems lame to me.

I totally agree with Paul on the underrated "Heartbreakers" that also starred Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Ray Liotta. If you haven't seen it.. you need to give it a chance.

And "Can't Hardly Wait" is an incredible teen movie, but not necessarily because of Jennifer Love Hewitt.. so I'll stick with "Heartbreakers" as her best.

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" is totally played out with parodies etc these days, but I remember it doing well upon release.

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I hate when people misuse statistics. It's a non sequitur to argue that because you are in a bunch of badly reviewed movies, ergo you are a bad actress. Maybe you have have a bad agent who gets you bad roles. [Smile]

That said, whiie I am not a big fan of Ms. Love Hewitt, she's hardly the worst around. She's passable and tends to shine brighter on the small screen. Tara Reid, Lindsey Lohan, and Megan Fox are certainly worse by anyone's definition of "acting."

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Where's the whole list about the worst actors and actresses?
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I actually might have to agree...i don't know if she's the worst..but she is pretty bad. I've only seen a small handful of her films, so I guess I can't judge too harshly. But of the films I saw, she was pretty bad in all of them. I'll make a wee list of films I've seen of hers to better clarify...

1. I know what you did last Summer - The plot of this movie is almost as laughable as the title. Though JLH's acting performance in this film is almost Oscar worthy when compared to the horrid acting of her co-stars. this movie is terrible...but sadly, probably JHL's best.

2. Trojan War - Gotta give her credit for at least "trying" to pull off the part of a unpopular tomboy outcast in this film. Though she fails miserably at this task, it's her co-stars that save her from oblitheration in this film and generally makes this film enjoyable at all...even if it is a blatant "Some kind of Wonderful" rip-off.

3. House Arrest - Yes, JLH was much better and cuter as a pre-teen actress. And i'm saying that in a completely non-pedophile kind of way.=). No real acting skill went into her role for this movie. She was just being a normal bratty kid. So therefore, this was easily her most believable role. But again, it was her co-stars that made this a pretty decent and somewhat enjoyable family movie.

4. Can't Hardly Wait - OK..in all honesty...JLH is hardly even needed in this film. They could have replaced her with ANY other actress and it wouldn't have made a difference. She had virtually no chance of recognition amongst such a cast of so many truly funny and talented young actors in this film. She's swallowed up like a gopher to a boa constrictor in this movie.


So...there ya go...all the preceeding movies I mentioned are all alright movies. But NOT because JLH is in them. In fact, that's the only downfall of most of these movies. So yeah, I guess you can tell by now I'm not the biggest JLH fan. But, that's my two centa..do with it what you will.

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i like her. i think she needs to take on a gritty role, something like a exotic dancer maybe...
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i love and own the movie Heartbreakers. i thought she was silly/cute/snobby in it. [Big Grin] good role and movie haha.
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if they ever made sin city 2, give her a role as one of the girls of old town. it will work
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Tsk tsk tsk...picking on poor Jennifer again. I think she's a sweetie....seems humble and nice. And I've not hidden my love for Jennifer in the past...she one of only a few girls that my wife said I could kiss if I ever had a chance (Beyonce and Brooke Burke being the other two)....my wife doesn't give me enough credit....I think she'd kiss me.....I know it....... [Frown] I actualkly like Ghost Whisperer too!
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Ghost Whisperer is one of my fave shows. She isn't a bad actress IMO.
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Jennifer Aniston is somewhere in there too on my list. Chuck Norris as worst actor mppppph. He helped conceive Shakespeare.
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quote:
Originally posted by Faith No Motley:
Chuck Norris as worst actor mppppph. He helped conceive Shakespeare.

Chuck Norris was William Shakespeare's father?

That's a even bigger reveal than the whole Luke / Darth Vader thing.....

[Big Grin]

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Why they picking on JLH, she is not that bad, JLO, Mariah Carey anyone? But I agree that she needs more dynamic, edgier roles. She should try to get in a gritty crime thriller, maybe as a police woman or even a villain.
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Again, you all know my love for the girl, however, she really shouldn't pull her hair back...just saying....dem er some big ears she's got there!! Ditto Faith Hill....leave the hair long girls! OK...that was mean...I'm going to H*LL!!!
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so Muffy watched Heartbreakers.. tell me Muffy, wasn't it cute? i love Jason Lee in that movie too!

and i swear, JLH is not the worst actress.. someone mentioned Megan Fox.. umm, now that's a bad actress!

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Ronnster!! yes I loved it! I woke up on the couch at 4am in a daze but then couldn't go back to sleep...Heartbreakers was on so I was like "oh my girl Ronnie's movie" it kept me awake and watching...loved Sigourney (a little reminiscent of Working Girl) Jason Lee was great! and i'm with you and EA, JHL isn't bad.....I like Ghost Whisperer....hehe....totally agree on Megan Fox....she's beautiful but in that trampy.....kindof used dirty way....oh yes (hand to the mouth) I just said that [Big Grin]
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Have you heard her sing shes amazing!
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she has really nice eyes too.
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Yeah, she is not the worst.
Heartbreakers is one of my favorite non 80s movie.
There are lots of overpaid actresses out there who suck.
Chuck Norris is okay in my book...he's not David Caruso.

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