7 Celebrities Who Should Never Act Again

  
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When you’re a celebrity, there is no avoiding the lure to “do a movie.” Whether a singer getting the bug making music videos, or athletes believing they have exceptional acting talent because they’re comfortable around cameras, many celebs get the bug and want to give it a go. Sadly, too many of these individuals actually do give it a go to less that admirable results. It is certainly not to say that these individuals are devoid of talent, but it is to say they should consider a few acting classes before getting back in front of the camera. Consider a few celebrities who should probably never act again.

7. Mariah Carey

This is a tough one. Mariah may be more of an honorable mention on this list, because of the stellar work she did in Precious. It was impressive. She was well-directed, and perhaps she learned a lot from early mistakes. Mistakes like Glitter. If you haven’t seen Glitter, it’s a must. Not because it’s so good, but because it’s like watching a train wreck where nobody dies. The bigger travesty of Glitter may have been that it was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. An actor and director–most recently appearing in the first season of Netfllix’s Daredevil as journalist, Ben Urich–who should have said “no” to this project. They took a shot, and missed. The script was devoid of substance, and that thing flopped harder than an international soccer star in World Cup play.

(c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

(c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

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6. Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley unscripted is magical. In an age of political correctness, his giving of no flips is truly refreshing. Agree or disagree with the guy, it matters not–he’s supremely entertaining. However, give the guy a script, and ask him to have it memorized… the charm and spontaneity is lost. The magic flies right out the window. Whether its an appearance on a TV series–Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Arli$$–,commercial or feature film, what makes Charles “Charles” is lost when there are papers involved. Even when he’s allowed to improv, it falls very flat. Chuck should stick to the NBA on TNT, and offer stellar commentary, insight and occasional “What in the world is he talking about?” No more “playing” Charles Barkley for camera.

Photo by REX/MediaPunch

Photo by REX/MediaPunch

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