Even Academy Award-Winning Actors Couldn’t Save These Films From Bombing

Winning an Academy Award is an achievement many actors strive to accomplish. Sadly, once some hit that milestone, their careers take a major turn, and they star in projects that wind up being awful.

From Judi Dench in the atrocious film adaptation of Cats to Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List, there’s more than one Oscar-winner that’s appeared in a lousy movie.

Robert De Niro In Dirty Grandpa

The film Dirty Grandpa is definitely a stain in Robert De Niro’s otherwise stellar resume. A two-time Academy Award-winning actor, De Niro took up the role of Zac Efron’s grandpa in the 2016 movie; a mistake.


The film wound up earning a 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, and De Niro was even nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor.