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